The details determine the quality
If you want to assemble a cardboard pedal quickly and precisely, buy a ready kit. It includes a set of ready, cut cardboard boxes with all the accessories necessary to build up the pedal, as well as all the knowledge that we have gathered while working on cardboard pedals: our recommendations and tips for use.
You can also download the design files below for free and follow the instructions to make the pedal yourself.
You will need a cardboard box, knife or scissors, and about 15 minutes.
You can always paint it if the current color does not appeal to you. The best option is to use acrylic based spray paint. Make sure to test the paint on a different piece of cardboard before painting the pedal, and do it outside to avoid unnecessary cleaning!
To make the assembly easier, all the steps in the manual are illustrated in color.
Let us know if you notice any issues during the assembly process.
Now you just have to add an iPhone.
* For Windows PCs we recommend using a compatible solution: rtpMIDI
This way you have a fully functional, inexpensive MIDI expression pedal and easy control of thousands of plug-ins under your feet.
If you need more MIDI control then also use our Cardboard Footswitch – you may discover that you can use a MIDI foot controller to do things that you never considered before.