Have a need to get a footswitch midi controller for my setup, which is
Scarlett 2i2 into PC, using S-Gear amp sim suite, Reaper.
Fairly basic initial need of changing presets, A/B amp selection, maybe some basic pc automation etc. Assuming I would need USB connectivity, but are the bluetooth only ones OK? Have always been sus on bluetooths reliability. Dont really play through an amp anymore, and dont own any pedals. Both not likely to change anytime soon. Home use only.
Have been doing some research in recent weeks, as I dont know too much about either footswitches or MIDI. So looking for an entry point unit that will suit.
One thing I do know is they can get expensive real quick.
Can anyone recommend any they may be using, have used etc, with amp sims, daws, Guitar Pro etc.
Thanks for any input.
It was at this point of looking for pedals for PC control that I ended up going down the amp path because it was cheaper for what I was trying to do. Not outright cheaper than just the pedal, but all up.
I’ve been looking for a foot switch just as a page turner. Of course I then saw what else they could do but for now, I’m wanting low cost. Found the M-Valve Chocolate + wireless dongle for £11 on Aliexpress, pay after delivery and thought what can I lose? Still nervous about using Chinese retailers. Wife had an experience with a buy!
I’ve been using one of these with a NuX headphone amp and it works really well in that roll.
IMO the only shortcoming is that the app needs to be sideloaded onto your device as it’s not in the Play/App Store.
The Ampero Control is another really nice looking compact 4-button switch with expression pedal input, midi and USB jacks, and tap capability. No battery though which is the one thing that I really like about the cheap M-Vave.