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USB interface for live looping through ableton/mobius

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by jady, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    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?
  2. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
  3. F-Clef-Jef


    Nov 13, 2006
    Neenah, WI
    Line6 PodxtLive would work well, a little pricey though.
  4. Samsound


    Sep 28, 2010
    M-Audio Fast Track Pro. $170 from MF.
  5. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Tascam US-100 or US-200.
  6. 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?


  7. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    I don't know about game pedals, but those USB pedals shown will work.
    As long as they can map to a key.
  8. Cool. Has anyone ever tried one? They're 1/10 the price of a Roland FC-300
  9. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    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. :)
  10. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    For a USB footswitch, check out the Logidy UMI3. Very good unit and can plug an expression pedal into it too.
  11. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    I don't see MIDI on the 100.
  12. DandersonCooper


    Sep 19, 2012