Number of Footswitches Needed to Do This?
Live performance loopers:
I currently use a Boomerang III for live looping, and am building a Loopy-based setup to see as a potential replacement. I already have audio and MIDI in/out into Loopy. I built a small MIDI controller based on a "MIDI CPU" circuit board (a great product, btw). I plan on connecting a row of footswitches for Loopy MIDI bindings and control, and want to know what a good number to use will be. I am hoping for 4 switches or less, but could do up to 6 if needed. That said, I want to be able to accomplish the following Loopy functions:
- record, stop, play, and overdub on two separate (synced) loops
- erase (or undo) a single loop
- erase/clear all loops (between songs)
- stop and start all loops together
- fade all loops
Those are my musts.
Question #1) How many switches should I plan on? I will be using momentary footswitches.
Bonus question) What MIDI bindings should I use to accomplish all of the above?
Thanks much, loopers!