Nice simple solution, little bit noisy in operation. I seem to remember some discussion about input device configuration and it’s probably really something for such an abstraction which might plug into the MIDI mapper world. We’ve tended to offer an open house on event acceptance which is probably pretty sensible in the early stages but it will start to need prioritising and device description ( and abuse) will tend to want to live in some part of our event pipework. Using the MIDI mapper would allow definition of three unit chinese footswitch to be a record/play device, whilst others could choose to pick the three unit chinese footswitch to snapshot up/down/select.
I was impressed by the simplicity of short press/bold press for on-off functionality, and there has been talk of a Bistable component to switch operation. If we declare a point where such process is applied (3UCFS… to snapshot up/down/select just exists as a MIDI filter that fires CUIA at the interface for example, we really don’t have to change too much existing code to accommodate the device).
Good spot on keyboard repeat. I haven’t looked hard enough at the Windows Config programme to decide quite whats it’s capable, and I think I’d prefer to take the ABC from the default config and ignore the PC software completely if at all possible.
One question, obviously motivated by your desire to see the magnificent two left feet performance by yours truly, if you worked 5 of these switches banks into a quasi piano keyboard like layout and bolted them to a board, would the USB start up procedure allocate them consistently to repeatable positions or would the MIDI mapper get a random allocation? Cos that would be the only justification for going into the setup if it isn’t consistent.
OH two left feet two left feet,
How can you dance with two left feet . . . ??