Controlling Reason with your feet!

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Edouardo
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Post 12 Jan 2019

It’s been a while I was thinking of freeing my hands while working in my DAW of choice: Propellerhead’s Reason. No telepathic device being available yet, I reflected on how I could use my feet!

Christmas arrived… and at the bottom of the tree was something waiting for me: a MIDI foot controller that was released decades ago, a Behringer FCB1010.

It was quite a struggle to set up, even with the help of forums and videos on Internet. Once I got a good grip of the beast, I decided to engrave in stone my understanding of it and of how to configure it for use in Reason (same principal applies to other DAWs).

So I made this video to prevent the same struggle to other producers that would like to put their feet at contribution…



I hope my experience will help some of you to free your hands in the home studio!

Enjoy!
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artotaku
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Post 13 Jan 2019

Edouardo wrote:
12 Jan 2019
It’s been a while I was thinking of freeing my hands while working in my DAW of choice: Propellerhead’s Reason. No telepathic device being available yet, I reflected on how I could use my feet!

Christmas arrived… and at the bottom of the tree was something waiting for me: a MIDI foot controller that was released decades ago, a Behringer FCB1010.

It was quite a struggle to set up, even with the help of forums and videos on Internet. Once I got a good grip of the beast, I decided to engrave in stone my understanding of it and of how to configure it for use in Reason (same principal applies to other DAWs).

So I made this video to prevent the same struggle to other producers that would like to put their feet at contribution…



I hope my experience will help some of you to free your hands in the home studio!

Enjoy!
Great tutorial. I have no foot controller but I enjoyed the way how you explained it using the whiteboard.

Regarding the program change pedals I want to add that if someone wants to use them as well there may be two options:
  1. either the controller may be configured by changing it to something else e. g. sending CC messages or if this is not possible on the controller
  2. do it in a remote codec. Any incoming midi message even program change can be intercepted and mapped to something else. Ofc this is more sophisticated since it requires some LUA programming
There has also been a thread about foot pedal viewtopic.php?t=7505508

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