Solutions F8 offers 8 footswitch or contact closure inputs which can be individually programmed to generate MIDI
messages and perform various MIDI
Solutions F8 8-input MIDI Footswitch Controller
provides eight 1/4" phone jack
inputs for connection to footswitches or contact closures which can be used to trigger MIDI
events. Triggered MIDI
events are merged with incoming MIDI
messages and sent to the MIDI
output of the F8.
Triggered event types are programmable and include:
- Control Change
- Pitch Bend
- Program Change
- System Exclusive
Other functions include:
- Program Change INC/DEC
- Tap Tempo
- Note-on Filter
and Footswitch Toggle parameters are selectable on/off.
of each footswitch can be determined automatically on power-up, or can be programmed to normally-open or normally-closed. It's also possible for the F8 to send
out the state of its footswitches immediately on power-up rather than waiting for each to be depressed.
The F8 is programmed by sending it MIDI
System Exclusive messages (see FAQs - Programming). This can be done easily with the Programming Tools software for the F8 and R8. Once programmed, the F8's settings are retained even after power
is removed. The F8 can be reprogrammed with new settings as often as needed.
The F8 is MIDI-powered, and requires no batteries
supply to operate with most MIDI
products (see FAQs - Power
and FAQs - LED
for more information). A MIDI
lights up when the product is powered and flashes when MIDI
data passes through it.