BERKELEY, California – January 20, 2014 – KMI announces the release of SoftStep 2, the next incarnation of its wildly popular programmable foot controller. Everything you ever knew about foot controllers is about to change… again! After carefully listening to our users, KMI has refined the SoftStep experience from the ground up.

SoftStep 2 hardware updates (exclusive to SoftStep 2):
New cruciform controller pads for improved playability
Brighter LED backlighting
State recall in Standalone mode
Double memory and CPU clock speed
New case design
User tables
Same reliability… now wine and spirit proof!

New Editor & Firmware features (compatible with SoftStep & SoftStep 2):
8 times faster load time using 500 MB less memory
Foot On as a source for all corners of the Nav Pad
Advanced Key Lockout Modes
Ability to switch between using 0-127 and 1-128 values
MSB & LSB pitch bend support
Settable MSB & LSB for bank messages

Pressure: Each key is pressure sensitive for expressive control
Direction: Translate up/down, left/right movements into control values on improved control pads
Portable: Weighs 1.25 pounds, stands <1” at its tallest, and is USB powered
Deep: Up to 6 Note, CC, Pitch Bend, Program, MMC, or OSC messages per key
Rugged: Elastomeric skin and a carbon fiber backing… “It’s beer-proof!”
Flashy: 4-character LED display, 10 dual-color key LEDs, and LED underglow
Stage Control: Ableton Live, Traktor, Guitar Rig, Amplitube, MainStage, Loopers and more
Studio Control: Activate transport and track selects hands free
Hardware Control: Synths, keyboards, and FX units all under control
Beyond Sound: Control lighting, video effects, robotics, pyrotechnics…
Class Compliant: Works with Mac OS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android

Come see us at NAMM, booth 6227 in Hall A.