SoftStep is a leap forward in the portability and flexibility of foot controllers. Whether used with an effects rack, MIDI keyboard, popular music software, or with the KeyWorx software to send keyboard and mouse commands to any computer application, this innovative device frees your hands while expanding your total control. SoftStep is small and portable (1.3 lbs and under 1" tall), but ruggedly built with an elastomeric skin and carbon fiber backing. A 4-character LED display, 10 dual-color key LEDs, and EL under-glow give you performance feedback with striking visual appeal.
SoftStep: Control MIDI for Musicians
The SoftStep Foot Controller works with the SoftStep software application, turning simple foot motions into finely tailored MIDI controls. These modified control sources are mappable to any MIDI or OSC destination, giving the player unlimited potential for creative expression.
Expressive Control at your Feet
Each of the 10 pressure-and-direction sensitive keys can be mapped to expressively control Notes, CCs, Pitch Bends, Program Changes, MMC, or OSC messages. X-axis, Y-axis, and Pressure sensors translate foot motions into dynamic controls.
In the Studio
Control punch-in/out, levels, jog wheel, panning and transport functions in Digital Audio Workstations/MIDI Sequencers, or control multiple DSP plug-in parameters in real-time. Rubberized, silent switches ensure that your studio performace remains free of mechanical noise.
Hosted or Standalone Mode
Use SoftStep with a computer in Hosted mode or download your scene presets to the unit and use it in Standalone mode (with optional SoftStep MIDI Expander).
SoftStep: Control KeyWorx for Any Computer Task
With the KeyWorx software you can launch programs, call browser windows forward, scroll through folders and open documents, control the cursor, send out keystrokes and mouse clicks, zoom in and out, control volume, output complex key commands, and more; all from simple foot movements.
Streamline Workflow, Improve Efficiency
Media production professionals, software programmers, data entry clerks, and anyone else working in computers can save valuable time and energy.
Reduce RSI, Increase Universal Access
Transfer computer tasks to your feet, improving accessibility and reducing the likelihood of Repetitive Stress Injuries.
Get Your Feet in the Game
Augment your controller surface to take your computer gaming to the next level.
Video Artists, Robots, and Beyond
SoftStep's expressivity makes it an ideal choice for video and multimedia artists, installation artists, robotics afficianados, and those looking to expand the limits of control and performance.
Minimum System Requirements:
- For Mac: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.3GHz or greater; Mac OS 10.5 or later; 50 MB free hard disk space.
- For Windows: Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7; 1 GB of RA; 50 MB free hard disk space.