Octatrack Midi CC pedal for Pickup Machine use


ok, so I have been trying to finish my set up and need the very last piece to the puzzle. I need a midi cc out pedal that has two switches one to trigger the left recording button and one the right button. But I don’t want a big pedal (Soft Step esque) doing more than I need. I found this and as far as I can tell it’s exactly what I want (( http://amtelectronics.com/new/amt-fs-2midi/ )) but they don’t ship it to america. Does anyone have any suggestions? I watched Cuckoo and he had a little two switch situation going on but it was a usb switch ran through a midi converter, is that gonna end up being the only option? And if so can someone recommend a pair that they have personally used together that will be intuitive and easy flowing?

Thanks for the help.

KMI Softstep and MIDI Expander with OT?
Midi Foot Controller Question

This is what I plan on getting for the same use:



This one might work:



As a simple arduino clone project with a few switches and a box this would be super easy and super cheap for those inclined fwiw, if you like that kinda thing

Mike’s merge thing looks good though


I am actually building a prototype midi-foot-pedal for the octrack, just to do easy looping and whatnot…
it be awesome…


:open_mouth: :relaxed: looking forward to see what you come up with :grin:


Yes, please share your creations! :slight_smile:


I got prototype on my table… here is my assistent showing it to the world, the first time…
be aware… this is very secret-sauce… first pictures EVER available…


I’ve been heavily thinking about diving into the diy pedal world just to build this


Whoa yeah that looks just right! I heard those guys were more apt towards making more clock based pedals


RAAAD! When you have one all cooked up you have at least one guaranteed customer.


I am not the quickest maker in the world… but i promise, when its finished. i let you know :slight_smile:


I did some searches here and the old forum, and a few other people said they were using them just fine for this. Like you I don’t really need something big, an FCB is just overkill for me. I just saw they actually have a new version out too, the link I sent you is for the older one:



KMI Softstep and MIDI Expander with OT

Anyone using this combo? Looking for something relatively small to help me use the Pickup machine hands free for some guitar based gigs I have coming up, and I REALLY don’t want to bring a laptop with to handle any USB MIDI controller routing.

KMI Softstep and MIDI Expander with OT?

I thought you gave up the OT?

I’ll be keeping my eye on this thread.
Looking for a hands free solution myself.



I saw that Juan, but it seems to need the iConnect interface as well making this start to get a bit expensive for just needing a portable way to trigger two buttons :slight_smile:


Yeah I didnt catch that till the end.
There HAS to be something in this size that’s standalone.


Reading the manual for this little guy AMT FS-2 MIDI
Seems can program CC and PgCh on the device itself

Not sure it’ll work with OT though


Hi, Look at this model, with special firmware for octatrack


I think will be something like in the model DMC7 out of stock


We now offer the DMC-7 with custom firmware specifically designed to control the Octatrack.

Available controls:

Bottom row, left to right.

  1. start record/overdub – note 60

  2. stop record/loop – note 64

  3. start seq/stop – note 34

  4. start/restart – note 35
    Top row, left to right.

  5. sequencer lock/start – note 71

  6. prev track – note 69

  7. next track – note 68
    Expression pedal input – Crossfader – CC 48
    The Octatrack firmware gives you full control of the Pickup Machines for live looping, and the DMC-7’s foot controls let you loop while playing your instrument.

this is the discontinued DMC-7