live acoustic w/bluetooth pedals
I’ve got a general question and I’m looking for some insights on how to deal with it.
I play Native American flutes (NAFs) and I’ve been wanting to get a looper to use when I’m playing live, so I can lay down some drum beats, rattles, maybe a rhythm track, then play along to them.
So I need multiple loop tracks that can be controlled independently.
The problem is, I need foot controls to record, play, and stop tracks while I'm playing, but I’d like to use software on an iPad for mixing and fading. A foot-controlled fader pedal for volume and/or speed would be nice, too.
I don’t need a bunch of effects.
It occurred to me to look for bluetooth pedals that could be used to control apps on my iPad and I found something from AirTurn (BT-106) that works with up to four standard on/off pedals. I'm not sure if it works with a fader pedal or not.
I'd like to know of any examples of how to use this technology to support a basic acoustic instrument with a couple of backing tracks set up as live-recorded loops.
(Live performers I've met are all using foot pedals, like Boss BR-505s, and they have to jury-rig stuff to manually adjust track levels and whatnot. If I were going to do that, I'd probably get several independent one-channel loop pedals and run them into a small 8-channel mixer mounted at waist-height.)