Footswitch MIDI | MIDI USB Pedal Controller

MIDI Footswitch

FS3

Programmable and configurable

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MIDI Footswitch
MIDI Footswitch

FS3 is perfect for home and studio recording, and also includes special features for live performances.

The solid and lightweight housing made of the best grade aluminum, combined with a modern electronic construction ensures that the FS3 will meet the requirements of the most demanding gigs.
FS3 is a programmable footswitch tailored to all needs related to MIDI control.

Made for guitarists, keyboard players, DJs, and for anyone who needs to control hardware and software – or both! Have ready settings wherever and whenever you need them.

FS3 is perfect for controlling states and parameters in DAWs or loop recording programs when you just want to play without having to use your mouse or touchpad.

You can completely reconfigure entire sets of VST plug-ins at the push of a button, start/stop backing tracks, and even synchronize the tempo.

This footswitch 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.

A solid, classic, aluminum construction.

What does all this mean?
Spend less time on configuring settings and more on being creative.

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Artists

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
Santana

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

Blackbyrd

“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
Composer

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


Functions (configurable by the software):

  • MIDI Channel
  • MIDI Message Type
    • Control Change (CC)
    • Program Change
    • Note On
    • System Real-Time (Clock, Start, Stop, Continue)
  • Toggle Mode:
    • On/Off (2 configurable MIDI values)
    • Impulse (1 configurable MIDI value)
    • Toggle Controller/Program number
    • Up/down Controller/Program number
    • Toggle Note number
    • Start/Stop | Continue/Stop
    • Tap Tempo (MIDI clock)
  • MIDI Output Range
  • MIDI parameter value (depends on MIDI Message type, e.g. CC #)
  • Button modes: Toggle / Momentary
  • Factory Reset

Requirements:

  • 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
  • Power Source: USB bus
  • Power Consumption: ~40mA @ 5V
  • Data Transmission
    • Class-compliant MIDI over USB
    • MIDI DIN
  • Weight: 323 g (11.4 oz.)
  • Dimensions: 151 × 104 × 53 mm (6.0″ × 4.1″ × 2.1″)
  • Material: aluminium design
  • Colour: slategrey
  • Buttons: 2, with status LEDs
  • 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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