This is Justin from Nektar Technology. I’m very excited about a new product which will starting shipping to stores in the near future. It’s called Pacer. I hope it’s not out of line for me to discuss the product here.
Pacer MIDI foot controller
I was involved in the development of this controller and it has some pretty neat features (DAW integration, RGB LEDs, expansion inputs, etc). One thing, I think that will interest some of you, is that I insisted on including a preset for using Pacer with the Octatrack and OTmk2. Specifically for working with Pickup machines. The stomp switches are configured to use the Octatrack as a multi-track looper, with the ability to select tracks, start recording, start/stop playback, reverse recorded audio, and control track volume. I hope to have a video to demonstrate these features in the near future.
When designing this product, I wanted to make sure that it appealed, not only to guitar players but any musician who uses both hands to play their instrument. With that idea in mind we made Pacer incredibly flexible. Each stomp switch can transmit up to 6 different MIDI messages at once or in sequence. You can also configure Pacer so that specific MIDI messages are sent, as soon as you recall a preset. This has some unique applications when it comes to Elektron products. For example, you can have have a Program Change message sent out to select a pattern as soon as you load a preset on Pacer, then that preset can have the stomp switches or expression inputs assigned to control a unique set of parameters for that pattern. The possibilities are pretty vast.
Let me know if you have any questions. I’m not on the forum as much as I used to be, so you can always contact me via the Nektar support system.