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papadragon
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footswitch

Thu May 06, 2021 12:42 pm

Hi my friends!

i need some help, my question is this:

Is there any possibility, in logic pro, to use a footswitch (which one?) and press play/pause in a following track so it can play and pause a music piece while i'm playing a song during a live gig while i'm playing guitar?

many thanks
 
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Atlas007
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Re: footswitch

Thu May 06, 2021 6:56 pm

I would think so.
Have you tried either the key command approach or the controller assignment one?
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Re: footswitch

Thu May 06, 2021 7:10 pm

I didn't tried nothing at the moment, I'm trying to know what pedal should I buy to this task.
 
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Atlas007
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Re: footswitch

Thu May 06, 2021 7:44 pm

I'd go for a pedal (footswitch) that can send a configurable momentary MIDI event such as a note on. Which momentary MIDI event is assigned to Play/Pause. Configuring Logic's play button to behave as such could also be necessary.
In this review article, they mention about different options available on the market. The Control a DAW With Your Feet section might be of interest to achieve your goal.
LogicPro 10.6.2, MainStage3.5.2
MBPro 17", Core2Duo, 8G, OSX 10.12.6
MacPro, Xeon 6Cores, 64GB, OSX 10.15.7
ULN8, MOTU MIDI TP-AV, C4, MCU Pro, KorgNano, Novation SLMkII
AAS, NI, Celemony, Spectrasonics, Korg, Arturia, etc...
PC, iPad3(V-Control & LogicRemote), AtariST(Notator SL), Several vintage gear
 
papadragon
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Re: footswitch

Thu May 06, 2021 11:03 pm

Thanks my friend!