Standalone MIDI expression pedal

MIDI Expression Pedal


Programmable and configurable

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MIDI Expression Pedal
MIDI Expression Pedal

Make a real difference by streamlining your creative process.

Now you can make your ideas come to life even faster.
Unparalleled flexibility when using MIDI and working with a DAW.
EX3 converts your foot’s movement into a stream of MIDI messages, making it an essential tool for controlling thousands of VST plug-ins.

The pedal provides extensive configuration options for controlling parameters in DAWs and virtual instruments.

As a keyboard player, you can modulate any sound parameter. For guitarists, it makes controlling effects such as a wah-wah or pitchshifter much more comfortable.
If you are a DJ, it can replace a knob or slider which you will be able to control with your foot, thus freeing your hands.

A great tool for setting the tempo and syncing.

EX3 provides instant plug-and-play connectivity.
Power it from your computer via the USB port or via a standard USB adapter*. No batteries are required.

Get the most out of your equipment by not having to use your hands.
EX3 is more versatile than most expression pedals.

In addition, it has a beautiful, durable, aluminium design.

Worldwide shipping
Delivery: 2-4 business days
(free to EU countries)


Benny Rietveld

“I love this pedal! It’s made my workflow so much faster and much more musical!
It feels really solid, so I can take it around to gigs if I wanted, and the configuration app is easy to use, no manual necessary (which is really saying something, since I’m a bass player).
Beat Bars is a great team of conscientious designers, well-run and very responsive, and I look forward to their next creations!”

Benny Rietveld
Musical Director, Bass Player

Rik Simpson

“I love the Beat Bars pedals!
I use the FS3 when I mix Coldplay live to send tap tempo information to my effects and I use the EX3 in the studio as a midi controller/expression pedal with my synths and other instruments in my DAW.
Both pedals are built like a tank and are super easy to set up, they just work pretty much straight out of the box and there’s a simple app to configure them.
I’ve been looking for something like these for years.”

Rik Simpson
Grammy Award winning producer, mixer & musician


“The FS3 and EX3 are perfect additions for my studio and live situations. They are very easy to program and rugged enough for travel.
Simply put - They Rock.”

DeWayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight
Progressive Funk-Rock Guitarist

Shie Rozow

“I love my EX3 foot pedal. It’s easily programmable to any CC allowing me to control one more parameter in real time as I play in my parts.
It’s completely changed my workflow and sped up my process.”

Shie Rozow
Composer, Music Editor

Kristian Sensini

“I controllers a pedale della Beatbars sono solidi ed hanno unmagnifico design, a livello pratico è come produrre e registrare avendo "una mano in più".
Grazie a loro lavoro meglio, più veloce e con meno stress. In questa maniera posso concentrarmi totalmente sull'unica cosa importante, la Musica.”

Kristian Sensini
Film Composer

Giovanni Rotondo

“I LOOOOVE THEM! They’ve only sat beside my other pieces of gear for a few days but they are already indispensable, kudos to beat bars for creating a product that feels simple and powerful at once.”

Giovanni Rotondo

Vladimir Mollov

“I use the EX3 and the FS3 for performances with my digital accordion. I also use them to control some DAW functions during recording.
I find them very well made. The configuration software makes them easily adjustable for a multitude of use cases. Great products!”

Vladimir Mollov
Accordion virtuoso

Nate Raubenheimer

“I think these units are awesome value for money for anyone looking to enhance live playing or integrate extra control via your feet to any live or studio setup.”

Nate Raubenheimer
Music producer, DJ
Protoculture / Marula Music

William Lloyd

“The EX3 is very expressive allowing me to dial in reverbs, sample and instrument volumes in a subtle and musical way for my live setup.”

William Lloyd
Guitar, Bass, Keyboards

Neal Morse

“The Beat Bars midi switcher is EXACTLY what I needed! As a multi-instrumentalist, it switches all my programs from keyboard sounds in my computer, to electric guitar patches through a processor, and never misses a beat! My old switches very often would jump 2 or 3 programs at a time causing all kinds of issues.
This beat bars unit works perfectly and I am very thankful for it!”

Neal Morse
Singer, Musician and Composer
Neal Morse band

Functions (configurable by the software):

  • MIDI Channel
  • MIDI Message Type
    • Control Change (CC)
    • Pitch Bend Change
    • Polyphonic Key Pressure (Aftertouch)
    • Channel Pressure (Aftertouch)
    • Timing Clock (Tempo)
  • MIDI Output Range
  • MIDI parameter value (depends on MIDI Message type, e.g. CC #)
  • Reversed Mode
  • Pedal Calibration
  • Factory Reset


  • Desktop or laptop computer with Intel processor and 1GB RAM (2GB recommended)
  • macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
  • Windows 8 (64-bit) or later
  • Linux with Java SE Runtime Environment 10 or later

Download the configuration tool for:

E&F2M config screenshot

Technical Specification

  • Output
    • MIDI USB-B socket
    • MIDI DIN (5V)
  • Included Accessories
    • 3m USB standard A/B-type male cable, for connection to any USB port on your computer
    • Allen key (for adjusting the resistance of the pedal)
  • Power Source: USB bus
  • Power Consumption: ~40mA @ 5V
  • Data Transmission
    • Class-compliant MIDI over USB
    • MIDI DIN
  • Weight: 628 g (22.2 oz.)
  • Dimensions: 210 × 98 × 63 mm (8.3″ × 3.9″ × 2.5″)
  • Material: aluminium design
  • Colour: black
  • The adapter is compatible with Windows PC, Linux and Mac computers as well as with iPad Pro (3rd generation) tablets and musical instruments with 5-pin DIN sockets

*power supply is not included

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Worldwide shipping
Delivery: 2-4 business days
(free to EU countries)