FEATURES TO PLAY BY
SoftStep 2 provides visual feedback from backlit keys, LED indicators, and an alphanumeric display.
Complete gestural control. A Smart Fabric layer under each key detects foot position and pressure in real time.
Durable by design. Softstep 2 has been tested to survive spills, 2-story falls onto concrete, and being run over by a car.
"The Keith McMillen SoftStep 2 is outstanding and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to take full control of their digital music world"
Keith McMillen’s new SoftStep is part of a new generation of USB, MIDI foot controllers—one with a wealth of revolutionary tricks up its sleeve... If performing with MIDI is part of your musical palette, SoftStep is a must have.
Digital guitarists cheered when Keith McMillen Instruments introduced the original SoftStep in 2011. Until then, players seeking foot control for software amps and effects had to contend with large, clunky controllers, usually requiring MIDI-to-USB adapters.
Marty Cutler at Electronic Musician reviews the SoftStep saying, "I can’t imagine any modern musician who wouldn’t benefit from KMI SoftStep... SoftStep gets my unreserved highest recommendation."
I've been working with pedals for many years now and SoftStep is definitely a dream come true!
SoftStep 2 is a generational leap beyond traditional pedalboards: an unbreakable, programmable MIDI foot controller, giving you unmatched connectivity to any and all of your rigs. The 10 gesture-sensitive pads register pressure and position, allowing you not just precision, but expression in your foot controls. SoftStep 2’s status-indicating LEDs and crystal-clear alphanumeric display ensure you never get lost, whether on a dark stage or deep in the groove.
At 18” and 1.3 pounds, SoftStep 2 travels with you anywhere in a backpack or gig bag, and is rugged enough to be thrown onto the stage night after night. SoftStep 2 is easy to use out of the box, with built-in compatibility with all major music software. The combination of LED feedback and pads layered with our Smart Fabric sensors gives you a centralized control source at the tips of your toes—freeing your hands to actually play.
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John Paul Jones
I traveled with my group, TrioMetrik, for a couple of years and used a tank like foot controller. When I decided to stop financing the airlines, I came up with the idea of a lightweight, powerful, and highly programmable foot controller that could replace pedals and sliders and give me total control and it would fit in my pocket. If you need two hands to play your instrument you need a SoftStep.