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Re: Softstep's led behaviour

The problem that discouraged me from this was not being able to completly syncronize the light behavior of the softstep with Mobius
some fo the toggle behaviours or for example  the SUS functions or ending record or overdub with multiply etc. so it defeated its purpose
For me what has become more important is seeing the name of the preset patch on a screen above the button layed out in front of you at all times
I get lost sometimes going back and forth switching banks quickly and triggering so many options with only three bank led characters on the softstep
The  foot controller that impressed me at the loop festival in spain and will do this was the RJM Mastermind
Evrery button has a constant led name on top
so when you change banks you see them all nicely layed out

The again heavy price tag 1,200.- to start with the smaller one

so for the money at the moment i dont think anything beats the softstep,cosidering its size,usb powered,silent switches and capabilities
Im happy with it!


On 31.03.2015, at 19:20, Fabio_A <eterogenus@gmail.com> wrote:

Thank you for the feedback, Luis.
I spent a few hours with the advance editor and I discovered more on how to set up a modline for this purpose.
You should initialize the preset with "always" or "once" command, set the Value to 1, send the right CC# for led on/led off (see the manual) and set the led behaviour at your will.

Having a visual feedback on the footcontroller rather than the laptop is a big step, IMMO.
I'm setting up 
- red lights for Mobius fuctions affecting the loop lenght (rec, ovd, multiply, divide, replace, substitute) - red blinking lights for UNDO
- orange lights for the scripts (this can be achieved mixing the red and green lights)
- green lights for common Mobius commands (next track, next loop, reverse...)

Next step is to have a led lights show to perform :-)


Il martedì 31 marzo 2015, Louie Angulo <louie.angulo@yahoo.com> ha scritto:
Yes fabio i went through this  through skype with one of the support guys from Sofstep
Unfortunatley you have to do it through the advance sofstep editor,i was also having problems with the exp pedal not reacting properly to the values
But at the end i stucked to the normal editor, i didnt have the patience to reprogram every single preset with the advanced editor and the lights werent that important for what i wanted to do which was having the leds toggle for some functions and act momentary for some ESP style sus functions etc.,maybe someday when i have more time:-)
But is all doable yes!

> On 30.03.2015, at 10:56, Fabio_A <eterogenus@gmail.com> wrote:
> I got my softstep 2 and I'm quite happy with it  as a replacement for the FCB1010.
> The new buttons are playable, very responsive  and I don't miss at all that noisy click of  my previous footcontroller.
> The red/green lights assignable on each pad are great for visual feedback, so I don't need to look at the laptop to see what's going on.
> Neverthless, I'm still struggling to understand exactly how to get the leds working as I'd like.
> or better, If ther's a way to have the lights "on" when I recall a set of presets.
> What i want to achieve is:
> 1. red led on - when I switch to a set of presets
> 2. green led - when foot is on the pad
> 3. no led - when the foot is off the pad
> I know it can be done, but how ?
> Do I have to send an external MIDI command to set the initial state of a preset or that can be accomplished  with the Softstep advanced editor ?
> (BTW: working in Hosted mode here).
> Anyone's experience on this topic ?
> -f