Top MIDI Footswitches
Top MIDI Footswitches

Top 23+ MIDI Footswitches 2022

We have created for you a rating of the Best 23 MIDI Footswitches

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  1. Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro
  2. Voodoo Lab GCX Audio Switcher
  3. Nektar Pacer
  4. Diezel Columbus
  5. Hughes&Kettner FSM 432 MKIII
  6. Engl Z9 MIDI Foot Controller
  7. Tech 21 MIDI Mouse
  8. G-LAB GSC-4 System Controller
  9. Engl Z12
  10. Roland FC-300 Bundle
  11. Keith McMillen SoftStep 2
  12. Roland FC-300
  13. Hughes&Kettner WMI-1 Wireless Midi Interface
  14. Xsonic Airstep Smart Controller
  15. Keith McMillen 12 Step
  16. Behringer FCB1010
  17. Harley Benton MP-100 MIDI Foot Controller
  18. Tech 21 MIDI Mongoose
  19. Harley Benton MP-500 Interface/Foot Control
  20. Singular Sound Midi Maestro Controller
  21. IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O
  22. Fishman FC1 Foot Controller
  23. Xsonic Airstep Smart Control Bundle

1. Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro

Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro

Ground Control

  • One of the most flexible and well-equipped MIDI footswitches on the market
  • Compatible to all MIDI-controlled devices
  • Stable sheet steel housing
  • Four presets per bank
  • Up to 8 devices or controllers, each with its own MIDI channel
  • In combination with a GCX audio switcher, amps or devices with a relay switch can be controlled
  • 8 Switches can then be programmed to work as “direct access” switches, thus providing the highest degree of flexibility
  • Real-time control with “MIDI continuous controller messages” for control of volume pedals or expression pedals
  • Bright, stage-friendly display shows the current preset
  • LED’s on each switch (can even be seen on the darkest stage)
  • Dimensions: Approx. 43 cm x 28 cm x 6.35 cm
  • Power supply via GCX or with included power supply
  • Made in USA

2. Voodoo Lab GCX Audio Switcher

Voodoo Lab GCX Audio Switcher

Audio Switcher

  • Can manage small and large setups with little effort
  • Each of the 8 loops can be used for looping effects, switching amps, or A / B switching
  • No active elements are installed in the loops, but only gold plated contact relays – the signal is not affected and the best possible quality guaranteed
  • Can only be used in conjunction with a Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro
  • With the separately available Ground Control maximum control and flexibility is offered
  • Midi cable optional (Art.129100)
  • Includes power supply
  • Made in USA

3. Nektar Pacer

Nektar Pacer

MIDI Footswitch Controller

  • Robust metal housing
  • Track and transport control with Nektar DAW integration
  • Support for e.g. Bitwig, Cubase, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reason, Reaper and Studio One
  • MCU for all common DAWs and Pro Tools Setup
  • Fully programmable MIDI controller
  • 24 Presets – banks A-D per memory 6 presets
  • Up to 16 MIDI commands can be sent per Preset
  • 10 Programmable footswitches
  • 4 Programmable external footswitches (optional)
  • 2 Programmable external expression pedals (optional)
  • 4 Programmable relays
  • 1 Programmable encoders
  • The footswitches can be programmed to send up to 6 commands when activated or in sequence (one after the other)
  • RGB LEDs offer multicolour status displays (freely programmable)
  • Dedicated icons for Nektar DAW integration
  • MIDI Machine Control (MMC)
  • MIDI output for external hardware control or for use as USB-MIDI interface
  • USB Class Compliant (no driver needed)
  • Powered by USB host or USB power adapter
  • Connection for external 9 V power supply (middle negative)
  • Presets for popular guitar MIDI devices such as Line6 Pod and Helix, Avid Eleven, Kemper Profiler and AxefX
  • MAC (OS X 10.5 or higher) and PC (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher) and Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Nektar DAW integration on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 and Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

4. Diezel Columbus

Diezel Columbus

MIDI Footboard

  • 10 Rugged foot switches for program changes
  • 2 Switch for bank up/ down
  • Large blue-backlit LED display
  • Diezel Herbert connection with regular XLR cable
  • Also suitable as a “normal” MIDI board via MIDI cable (cable available on option, e.g., Art. 129105 for MIDI)
  • Does not work with ENGL amps

5. Hughes&Kettner FSM 432 MKIII

Hughes&Kettner FSM 432 MKIII

Footswitch for Grandmeister 36 and Tubemeister 36

  • 128 memory slots
  • Tap delay
  • Stomp box mode
  • 2 Connections for expression pedals or single switch
  • Incl. 9 m MIDI cable

6. Engl Z9 MIDI Foot Controller

Engl Z9 MIDI Foot Controller

Midi Foot Controller

  • Metal housing
  • 6 Buttons
  • Bank A/B
  • 2 Operating modes: MIDI (optional power supply required), S.A.C. (only with stereo jack, no power adapter required – power supply via phantom power from Engl Amp)

Note: Power supply AC 7-14 V, DC 9-20 V and MIDI cable not included!


7. Tech 21 MIDI Mouse

Tech 21 MIDI Mouse

MIDI Switch

The TECH-21 MIDI Mouse is quickly explained. A small Midi Switcher in pocket format. On the front, there is an up / down button, an Activ / Search button and a large LED display, which is also easy to read on the darkest stage. The destination preset can be selected without the active program is cut. Pressing the Active / Search button activates the new program. The Midi Mouse can either be powered by an external power supply, via phantom power via Midi cable or with a 9V battery. During battery operation the display goes into the “sleep” mode after some time the Midi Mouse has not been used, in order to avoid unnecessary battery runs. At the slightest pressing one of three buttons, the display is back on immediately.

  • With up / down button
  • Easy to use
  • Battery operation also possible

8. G-LAB GSC-4 System Controller

G-LAB GSC-4 System Controller

MIDI Controller

  • LCD TFT display
  • 1000 Presets (100 banks with 10 presets per bank)
  • Connection for expression pedal
  • 6 x Effects loop
  • 6 Relays for Amp Switching (3 isolated stereo outs)
  • 6 x 9V DC power supply connectors (2x 500 mA)
  • Switchable Input Buffer
  • Tuner output
  • Loop Split
  • Phantom power
  • Midi In / Out up to 10 MIDI devices independently to drive
  • Up to 20 different MIDI controllable for each Device
  • Can be used as on / off switches for effects as a channel switch
  • For amplifier or PRESET switches for MIDI Devices
  • Access for Wah-Pad WP and Whammy Pad WP-2
  • USB port
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 6.5 x 50 x 14 cm
  • Weight: 1.9 kg

9. Engl Z12

Engl Z12

Robust MIDI Footswitch

  • In metal housing
  • Power supply via external power supply or via MIDI Switcher Z-11 or MIDI Interface Z-7
  • 12 Buttons
  • Power supply optional
  • Weight: 2.8 kg

10. Roland FC-300 Bundle

Roland FC-300 Bundle

Bundle offer comprising:

  • Roland FC-300
  • Thomann Effect Pedal Bag
  • the sssnake PMK10BK
  • Boss PSA 230S Power Supply

11. Keith McMillen SoftStep 2

Keith McMillen SoftStep 2

USB controller

  • 10 Illuminated cross-shaped, pressure-sensitive buttons
  • Raised rear button row
  • 10 x Two-color LEDs
  • 4-Character LED display
  • Control of controller data by up / down and right / left movement
  • Up to 6 commands per pad: note, CC, pitch bend, program, MMC, HUI or OSC
  • MSB & LSB Pitchbend support
  • Special adaptation to the Kemper Profiling Amp
  • Power supply via USB
  • Class Compliant
  • Robust, stage worthy construction
  • Housing: carbon / fiberglass
  • Graphical interface for programming the hardware
  • Compatible with MAC OS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 445 x 107 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 0.54 kg
  • Including Softstep Software Suite

12. Roland FC-300

Roland FC-300

MIDI Footswitch

  • 2 Expression pedals and 2 control pedals
  • Illuminated display for patch names (2 lines / 16 characters)
  • An additional 3 expression pedals or 6 footswitches can be connected
  • 2 “Amp Control” jacks for switching e.g. guitar amps
  • 4 Modes for various MIDI applications (Standard, Control, Sys-Ex, and Patch)
  • 100 Sets of MIDI commands / parameters can be saved as patches – blocks of MIDI messages can be transferred easily with a foot pedal
  • Perfectly suited for the new VG-99 and future Roland devices: connection to LAN (Ethernet, CAT5) network cable, bidirectional transmission of MIDI data via newly developed RRC2 protocol (for example also the patch names), power supply of the FC-300
  • Connections: Power Supply (DC IN), MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, RRC2 OUT, AMP CONTROL 1, AMP CONTROL 2, EXP Pedal 3 / CTL 3, 4, EXP Pedal 4 / CTL 5, 8, MODE
  • Road-suitable metal housing
  • Power supply: Battery (6 x AA Mignon), power supply (PSA-230) or via Roland device (RRC2)
  • Includes 6 AA batteries, Boss PSA power supply available as an option
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 550 x 240 x 80 mm

13. Hughes&Kettner WMI-1 Wireless Midi Interface

Hughes&Kettner WMI-1 Wireless Midi Interface

Wireless MIDI Interface

  • For wireless use of all functions of the remote app for Grand Master
  • The WMI 1 generates its own network
  • Is connected between Grand Master and FSM-432 MK III
  • Select the wireless settings of the iPad the WMI 1 as a network or log on to the home network WPS
  • Works with any Hughes
  • 2x MIDI In
  • 1x MIDI Out
  • Power consumption: 500 mA
  • Dimensions: 44 x 33 x 82 mm

14. Xsonic Airstep Smart Controller

Xsonic Airstep Smart Controller

Smart Multi Controller

  • Wireless
  • Controls and switches effects pedals, hardware effects and amplifiers with MIDI input or relay footswitch input as well as DAW programs and apps on the mobile phone, tablet or computer with Bluetooth or USB
  • Integrated battery offers up to 300 hours of wireless operation between charges
  • Sends all kinds of MIDI messages (via 5-pin MIDI, USB or Bluetooth), HID messages (Bluetooth) or classic foot switch commands
  • Sends up to 8 different commands with one push of a button
  • 3 Selectable switching options (press, release, long press) to send different commands
  • 5 Programmable foot switches
  • Expression pedal input supports TRS and RTS types
  • Intuitive smartphone app for editing all settings
  • 30 m Range for wireless communication
  • Power on / off switch
  • The battery can be charged with a 9V DC power supply unit (not included) or with the included USB barrel connector adapter charging cable
  • Robust aluminium housing
  • System requirements: iOS 10 and higher, Mac OS X 10.6 and higher, Android 4.0 and higher, Windows 10
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 300 x 70 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 700 g
  • Includes USB-C OTG adapter, USB barrel connector adapter charging cable and USB cable (A-B)

Connections:

  • 2 x Input for expression pedals: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • 2 x Output for relay foot switch: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • 1 x MIDI input: 5-pin
  • 2 x MIDI output: 5-pin
  • 1 x USB Type-C connection
  • Power supply connection: 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm barrel connector, polarity (-) inside

Note: Register your product at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty and extend the guarantee to 4 years.


15. Keith McMillen 12 Step

Keith McMillen 12 Step

Chromatic USB Foot Controller

  • Chromatic keyboard layout (13 keys)
  • Up to 5-note chord playable with one key
  • Monophonic and polyphonic aftertouch by foot pressure and displacement of the pressure point
  • Pitch bending
  • Backlit
  • Display
  • 2 x Expansion port (1 x 3.5 mm mini-jack for expression pedal 1 x mini USB for computer or MIDI interface)
  • Compatible with iPad and other iOS devices
  • Dimensions: 108 x 452 x 25 mm

16. Behringer FCB1010

Behringer FCB1010

Base Board for Behringer V-Amp

  • MIDI Foot Controller with two expression pedals and MIDI merge function
  • 10 banks with 10 presets (editable); presets for BEHRINGER amps included
  • Two expression pedals
  • Controller number and range: freely configurable in MIDI Channel
  • Simultaneous transmission of five MIDI program changes and two MIDI controllers per preset
  • MIDI note command for trigger and tap-tempo applications
  • Two programmable galvanically uncoupled switching sockets e.g. for the channel switching of a guitar amplifier
  • MIDI merge function allows soft through and mixing of controller and input data
  • Built-in power adapter
  • Weight: 3.5 kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 687 x 60 x 221 mm

17. Harley Benton MP-100 MIDI Foot Controller

Harley Benton MP-100 MIDI Foot Controller

MIDI / USB Foot Controller

  • 10 Programmable foot-switches
  • 2 Expression Pedal Inputs for Volume, Wah or other effect parameters (Expression pedals are not included)
  • Sends Program Change & Control Change Midi commands via the USB port as well as via the MIDI output
  • Already contains preprogrammed configurations for popular software or devices, e.g. Bias FX, JamUp, Kemper or Ax FX
  • 2 Expression Pedal Inputs: 6.3 mm Stereo jack
  • MIDI out
  • USB
  • Powered by 2x AAA batteries or AAA batteries (not included)
  • Built-in charging function for batteries
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 286 x 110 x 65 mm
  • Weight: 950 g
  • Includes MIDI cable and USB Type B cable

18. Tech 21 MIDI Mongoose

Tech 21 MIDI Mongoose

MIDI bar

  • New version of the popular MIDI Moose
  • Offers additional features despite its compact size
  • In addition to a 7-pin connection for an external phantom power, two independent inputs for continuous controllers are available for data exchange with other MIDI devices
  • With only 5 foot switches, groups with 5 or 10 preset programs can be switched over in a flash
  • With special page functions that allow you to set the numbers for the MIDI channel and the channel for the continuous controllers and to make a calibration
  • Specially manufactured, particularly smooth-running controls
  • Robust metal housing
  • Large, anti-reflective LED display
  • Power supply: either via phantom power, a (optionally available) 9 V alkaline battery or a separately available power supply (Tech 21 model # DC4)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 29.2 x 6.3 x 3.3 cm

19. Harley Benton MP-500 Interface/Foot Control

Harley Benton MP-500 Interface/Foot Control

USB Audio Interface with MIDI Foot Controller

  • Turns an iPhone, iPad or computer into a powerful guitar amp and effects device, and controls your favorite app or software with foot-switches
  • Can also be used as an independent MIDI foot controller
  • Audio up to 192 kHz / 24 bit
  • 8 Programmable foot-switches
  • 2 Expression Pedal Inputs for Volume, Wah or other effect parameters (Expression pedals are not included)
  • Sends Program Change and Control Change Midi commands via the USB port as well as the MIDI output
  • Already contains preprogrammed configurations for popular software or devices, e.g. Bias FX, JamUp, Kemper or Ax FX
  • Controls: Ea, L-Out, R-Out, L-In, R-In
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 260 x 130 x 60 mm
  • Weight: 980 g
  • Includes MIDI cable, USB Type B cable, USB Micro B cable, 1.0 mm Guitar Pick and 3.5 mm stereo mini jack to 6.3 mm stereo jack adapter

Connections:

  • L Input for instruments: 6.3 mm Stereo jack
  • R dynamic microphone input: 6.3 mm Stereo jack
  • XLR input for condenser microphones (with 12 V phantom power)
  • 2 Expression Pedal Inputs: 6.3 mm Stereo jack
  • Headphone output: 3.5 mm Mini jack
  • MIDI In & Out
  • USB

20. Singular Sound Midi Maestro Controller

Singular Sound Midi Maestro Controller

MIDI Foot Controller

  • Easy to use and customise
  • Presets for common devices
  • Customisable, highly visible screens for each key
  • 10 Active pages per preset
  • Sends up to six MIDI commands in one go
  • Mobile app for setting up MIDI-compatible devices
  • Also chains more than one MIDI Maestro for unlimited possibilities
  • 6 Foot switches
  • 5-Pin MIDI In & Out
  • Expression pedal connection: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • Extension pedal connection: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • Power supply connection: barrel plug socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power adapter (included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 213 x 146 x 48 mm
  • Weight: 510 g

21. IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O

IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O

Pedalboard Controller with Audio Interface

  • From Win7 / Mac OSX 10.6 / iOS 6
  • 4 x Metal foot switch with two-colour status LED
  • Stable expression pedal
  • 2 Jack inputs for controller pedals
  • Rubberised shelf for iPhone or iPad
  • Combination input XLR and 6.3 mm jack for microphone and instrument signals
  • High-quality preamplifier with analog adjustable gain and four-segment level display
  • High-quality AD / DA conversion with up to 24 bits / 96 kHz
  • Adjustable microphone input: XLR balanced with + 48V +/- 4V phantom power and 48 dB gain
  • Impedance 2 kOhm
  • Adjustable instrument input: 1/4″ jack unbalanced, 27 dB gain
  • Impedance: 1 MOhm
  • Frequency range (+/- 1.5 dB): 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Noise level: -103 dB (A), -97 dB RMS
  • Headphone output: 1/4″ stereo jack unbalanced, 100 mW to 50 ohms
  • Adjustable stereo line output: 2x 6.3 mm jack balanced, max. Output level 16 dBu, with four-segment level display
  • MIDI input and output
  • Robust metal housing
  • Power supply via USB or included power supply
  • Dimensions: 415 mm x 210 mm x 72 mm
  • Weight: 3.2 kg
  • Requires free USB port
  • Includes Lightning to mini-DIN adapter cable 0.6 m, standard USB connection cable 2.5 m, power supply and extensive software package AmpliTube 4 Deluxe and AmpliTube 5 SE as download via manufacturer / App Store

Compatible iOS devices (iOS 6+):

  • iPad 4. / 5. Generation
  • iPad Air, iPad Air 2
  • iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro 12,9″ 1./2. Generation, iPad Pro 9,7″
  • iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4
  • iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone SE
  • iPod touch 5./6. Generation

22. Fishman FC1 Foot Controller

Fishman FC1 Foot Controller

Footswitch for the Fishman TriplePlay

  • Large, easy-to-read LCD display with program name and number
  • 3 programmable foot-switches for program “up”, “down” and “hold” (sustain)
  • Integrated tuner
  • Plug ‘n’ Play USB Interface (no driver required)
  • MIDI In / Out
  • 6.3 mm jack expression pedal input
  • 6.3 mm guitar input and output
  • TriplePlay battery status indicator
  • Includes 9V power adapter and USB cable

23. Xsonic Airstep Smart Control Bundle

Xsonic Airstep Smart Control Bundle

Bundle offer comprising

Xsonic Airstep Smart Controller

  • Smart Multi Controller
  • Wireless
  • Controls and switches effects pedals, hardware effects and amplifiers with MIDI input or relay footswitch input as well as DAW programs and apps on the mobile phone, tablet or computer with Bluetooth or USB
  • Integrated battery offers up to 300 hours of wireless operation between charges
  • Sends all kinds of MIDI messages (via 5-pin MIDI, USB or Bluetooth), HID messages (Bluetooth) or classic foot switch commands
  • Sends up to 8 different commands with one push of a button
  • 3 Selectable switching options (press, release, long press) to send different commands
  • 5 Programmable foot switches
  • Expression pedal input supports TRS and RTS types
  • Intuitive smartphone app for editing all settings
  • 30 m Range for wireless communication
  • Power on / off switch
  • The battery can be charged with a 9V DC power supply unit (not included) or with the included USB barrel connector adapter charging cable
  • Robust aluminium housing
  • System requirements: iOS 10 and higher, Mac OS X 10.6 and higher, Android 4.0 and higher, Windows 10
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 300 x 70 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 700 g
  • Includes USB-C OTG adapter, USB barrel connector adapter charging cable and USB cable (A-B)

Connections:

  • 2 x Input for expression pedals: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • 2 x Output for relay foot switch: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • 1 x MIDI input: 5-pin
  • 2 x MIDI output: 5-pin
  • 1 x USB Type-C connection
  • Power supply connection: 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm barrel connector, polarity (-) inside

Note: Register your product at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty and extend the guarantee to 4 years.

Xsonic Airstep Lite Controller

  • Smart Multi Controller
  • Wireless
  • Can be used as an extension for the Airstep or as a stand-alone device
  • Controls and switches DAW programs and apps on mobile phones, tablets or computers with Bluetooth
  • Integrated battery offers up to 300 hours of wireless operation between charges
  • Sends all kinds of MIDI messages and HID messages via Bluetooth
  • Sends up to 8 different commands with one push of a button
  • 3 Selectable switching options (press, release, long press) to send different commands
  • 5 Programmable foot switches
  • Intuitive smartphone app for editing all settings
  • 30 m Range for wireless communication
  • Power on / off switch
  • Power supply connection: 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm barrel connector, polarity (-) inside
  • The battery can be charged with a 9V DC power supply unit (not included) or with the included USB barrel connector adapter charging cable
  • Robust aluminium housing
  • System requirements: iOS 10 and higher, Mac OS X 10.6 and higher, Android 4.0 and higher, Windows 10
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 300 x 70 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 650 g
  • Includes USB barrel connector adapter charging cable

Note: Register your product at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty and extend the guarantee to 4 years.


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