Notes: PACER boosts your creativity by providing hands-free control of your DAW, MIDI guitar soft- or hardware as well as channel and FX switching on your trusted analog amp. All integrated into one rugged and stage-ready foot pedal with 10 programmable LED foot switches, 4 switching relays and connections for up to 4 external foot switches and 2 expression pedals. That's a lot of switching power right at your feet: With just one press of a button, you can send up to 16 MIDI and relay messages to reconfigure a setup instantly. Step up your pace with this powerful MIDI DAW Footswitch Controller! … Read more
THE POWER OF SWITCHES:
Pacer's programming options are extensive. In the most basic state, a switch can send a MIDI message or change a relay state. But being able to send MIDI messages in a sequence of steps, takes the usefulness of a preset to another level. Use one switch to step through program change messages during your song and the other switches are free for FX on/off control. Or switch your amp channel, start playback in your DAW and change program on your effects rack, all by just pressing ONE button within the same preset. Another 16 MIDI messages/relay settings can be programmed for triggering when each of the 24 presets are selected.
DAW CONTROL OPTIONS:
Don't stop the music: PACER is the only true hands-free solution for controlling a DAW and features a complete set of dedicated track and transport controls. For MCU (Mackie Control Universal) compatible DAWs, a Transport preset provides control over Cycle/Loop, Rewind, Forward, Stop, Play and Record. Each switch has its own large icon illuminated by an RGB LED to show the current status. The Track preset controls Solo, Mute, Record Arm and Click. Almost every DAW is compatible with MCU including Ableton Live, FL Studio or Sonar.
Nektar DAW integration provides the highest level of integration with additional options for track and patch selection, customized RGB LED colour feedback and in some cases additional functionality. Nektar DAW integration supports Bitwig, Cubase, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reason, Reaper and Studio One.
PACER has 10 programmable foot switch controls, each equipped with an RGB LED. Add to that a crisp and large two row LED display, a dedicated switch for Preset recall and an encoder with push switch for programming, navigation and control. So, PACER definitely won't leave you in the dark, figuratively speaking: Depending on the active mode, the top or middle row icons are illuminated. The RGB LEDs in the bottom row display switch status.
DISPLAY AND LEDs:
A red LED display with two rows shows the active preset name/number, mode and selected parameter and value. The data encoder with push switching right next to it makes parameter selection and programming swift and easy. Each foot switch has its own RGB activity LED and function LEDs, which are also part of a preset. So, if you'd like a switch to use a different colour or LED, you can easily customize that!
These switches are fully programmable, but factory assigned with these presets:
A: Track preset (for DAW control)
B: Transport preset (for DAW control)
C: Load previous preset
D: Load next preset
You can reconfigure the switches to send any other function or MIDI message.
You can program the switches to send MIDI messages, control one of PACER's 4 relays or to load presets. When DAW Transport or Track functions are assigned, the top and middle row icons are illuminated by default. Worth mentioning is, that each switch can change up to 6 actions simultaneously or in a sequence of presses. That's a lot of switching power right there!
PACER has 24 presets. Any switch can be programmed to select a preset, but pressing and holding "Preset" and then selecting a bank & number is available at any time.