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locking sustain pedal

I might fail to grasp what you're exactly trying to do, so I summarize.

You want a pedal which works:
        Step on it and release: switched on (like a sustain pedal held
        step on it and relese a second time: switched off (like a
sustain pedal not held down)

The sustain pedal type ist called "momentary foot switch", among these
are the sustain pedals. The other type is called "latching foot switch"
or "on/off pedal".

Boss calls these e.g. FS-5U (for the momentary) or FS-5L (for the
latching one). You should be able to get those from about any company
which makes foot-operated thingies at all.

(Note that these latching switches don't have a polarity switch, because
it's either on the first time you step on it or the second one).


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Scott M2 [mailto:scott@dreamstate.to] 
Gesendet: Samstag, 10. September 2005 18:05
An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Betreff: RE: locking sustain pedal

I use a Ableton Live + Electrix Repeeter setup.  Amidst the looping, I
often set my synth (a Roland XP-30) into midi-sync'd arpeggiations,
which I can use the sustain pedal to continue while I play something
else (piano, trumpet, voice, whatever).  

I'd like to be able to easily "lock" that sustain pedal to free up my
foot for other things.  I'm sure I can hot-wire my existing pedal
(standard square sustain pedal) w/a toggle switch -- which I still for
some reason havn't gotten around to -- but if I can buy one ready-made,
I'm inclined to do that.  Does anyone make such a beast?


I use an XP-60 and also like to lock-on the arpeggiator or various
ambient patches I create. I've never seen a locking sustain pedal for
sale and modified my Ensoniq double pedal with a small toggle which I
can nudge on and off with my foot. It works great and is worth the

Scott M2