SoftStep / 12 Step Comparison
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"Softstep absolutely redefines the concept of 'foot controller'. This is a beautifully designed, light and solid piece of hardware combined with a what-ever-you-could-want-plus-more software for it's configuration. I am very impressed."
"I've been working with pedals for many years now and SoftStep is definitely a dream come true!"
"In my 22 years of producing I have tried a wide variety of pedals and they are always oversized and under-featured. Keith McMillen Instruments has eliminated both of those problems in one fell swoop, changing the pedal game forever. Whether you're a DJ, a singer, a guitarist or a producer who likes to get their feet dirty the SoftStep is the pedal for you. I'm ill.Gates and I approve this message."
"The SoftStep added an entirely new dimension to my last European tour. It was great to be able to still trigger effects when both my hands were on my Launchpad. I also got to show the people some fancy footwork... haha!!"
"SoftStep gives you all sorts of control with your feet that I didn't think was possible. The pressure sensitivity is great for modulating sonic or visual parameters, and its become a fun addition to my studio!"
"I have always struggled to find technology that truly allows me to PLAY electronics... it is utterly exciting that Keith McMillen and company are making controllers that allow musicians to indeed PLAY their computer made music with the attention to detail that an obsessive musician can revel in."
"Soft Step is a game-changer! For years I've wanted just this pedal, tired of lugging around a lot of weight, and desiring the flexibility I knew was possible. There is absolutely nothing this pedal cannot or will not do, from the simplest to the most complicated application. Invest some time in it and it's all over: probably the last midi foot pedal you'll ever buy. Unless, of course, you end up wanting two of them."
"SoftStep is a wonderful light-weight foot pedal that is flexible and robust enough to work in a wide variety of electroacoustic settings."
"I'm using the SoftStep and I love it! Not only does it open up an entirely new dimension of expressive possibility, but it makes life much easier by being so portable. Mine is quickly becoming indispensable."
"Softstep is the pedal I’ve been waiting for. Super small, super light, and fantastically flexible. Now that my live setup is completely digital, I need a pedal that can control any parameter of any plug-in. This is that pedal."
"Blown away! KMI is revolutionizing controllers."
"The SoftStep is such a beautifully thought out, well designed, ergonomic portal towards being able to play your computer like a musical instrument...As a guitarist, I'm used to controlling things with my feet. So using SoftStep to control the transport of my recording software just makes sense...Anyone who really likes pushing the limits of what they can do with sound sculpting and real time control is going to feel very excited on this playground."
“SoftStep has proved invaluable to me as a frequently traveling musician due to it’s small size—I also love the fact I can control effect parameters like filter sweeps instead of the usual On/Off. It’s like having a bunch of pressure sensitive knobs for my feet.”
"Man, this controller is much deeper than I thought. I am blown away by all the options and modes you can run on this thing. Really cool concept and way of manipulating parameters, very intuitive and physically interactive. A wonderful addition to my live show."
"It's amazing to be able to use the SoftStep to tweak buttons that would otherwise go unattended, and it's a real way of bringing the analog feel back to my digital setup. Astonishing hands-free effects!"
"Keith McMillen's Softstep is at the front and center of everything cool. It provides answers to previously impossible questions!"
"SoftStep is brilliant!"
"Softstep just took over our studio. Now nobody is ever going to leave! Killer invention!"
"The SoftStep is a veeeery powerful tool. It can manipulate parameters in ways I haven't even thought of yet. It's great for warping and tripifying the sounds I make for Neurosis and for giving them motion and movement. Very cool, very deep. This thing has no ceiling."
"I've been looking for the right pedal for my live shows for a while now... when I found SoftStep I was sold right away! It looks great on stage and is super light weight - even fits in my purse!"
"The SoftStep is the most flexible foot controller I've ever seen, it goes way beyond the concept of a simple strip of on/off switches. It's a great tool for any kind of live or studio performance."
"I would not consider doing a Live show again without my SoftStep... PERIOD!"
"The softstep is changing the way I present my live D.V.S* show. As a guitarist, I've been searching for this kind of midi foot controller for years."
"There is no pedal that comes close to the functionality / possibilities of the Soft Step. It is a must-have for any worship leader running loops and tracks in worship."
"The SoftStep is without a doubt the best footpedal on the market today. It's versatile mappings, sturdy yet light and portable design, and USB bus-powered operation make this pedal my new favorite. A new dimension of Ableton Live / Max For Live control, with my feet, has been opened wide."
"Most of my work is done via air travel and I'm always on the lookout for small, well made, and powerful gear. Softstep allows me to build my own interface exactly like I want it; I have been using it on every show."
"Softstep immediately changed the way I thought about performing, allowing a level of spontaneity I'd only dreamed about. While I'm playing guitar and singing it really feels like a third instrument; and I feel like I'm only scratching the surface of what it can do."
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