USB interface for live looping through ableton/mobius

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  1. jady

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    I need a decent USB interface to get my bass signal into ableton and mobius while also providing a MIDI port for a foot pedal board to control all the functions.

    It will run into a Core 2 duo laptop.
    Any ideas?
     
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  3. F-Clef-Jef

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    Line6 PodxtLive would work well, a little pricey though.
     
  4. Samsound

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    M-Audio Fast Track Pro. $170 from MF.
     
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    Tascam US-100 or US-200.
     
  7. Duuuuuuuuuude

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    Would it be possible to use a USB pedal made for computer games to punch in and out of Ableton? Or use a pedal made for dictation software? Couldn't you just midi map it?

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  8. seamonkey

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    I don't know about game pedals, but those USB pedals shown will work.
    As long as they can map to a key.
     
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    Cool. Has anyone ever tried one? They're 1/10 the price of a Roland FC-300
     
  10. seamonkey

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    It's mentioned in the Ableton forums
    But if you want to go really cheap, and have an old keyboard hanging around, or get one at the thrift store,
    I've heard of a few people doing like this:

    It's clever, just make them wide enough for your feet. :)
     
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    For a USB footswitch, check out the Logidy UMI3. Very good unit and can plug an expression pedal into it too.
     
  12. T. Alan Smith

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    I don't see MIDI on the 100.
     
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