This was all discussed here long ago in Define Footswitch as hold button
but I thought of something I wanted to do in a pedal board so I finally took some time, threw it together and then realized it can’t work, because the footswitches only have toggle mode!
I know this can be worked around by the plugin devs by using the trigger designation and handling the switch in a special way to enable momentary or toggle control, but then it has to be implemented in every plugin. That’s clever and its how loopor does it, but IMHO this really is more of a controller feature rather than a plugin feature. Nearly all the plugins I’ve developed could benefit from this.
So I just propose (again) that any parameter thats a toggle switch that you’d map a footswitch to, has advanced options to change from “toggle mode” (the default), “momentary on”, and “momentary off”.
I actually think for the DuoX with all those pushbuttons, this will become even more yearned for.
The same thing for buttons can actually already be achieved with the Control to CV plugin.
if you set the control value to 10, and use the on/off of the plugin as the master button!
Then you can assign the output of the Control to CV plugin to other effects (using ‘Manage CV Ports’), just as with the pots
Here’s another feature request… would it be possible to have a momentary switch that would roll on and off? So basically, you press one of the buttons and then it starts to fade on or off based on the defined time…
Yes, that would be great. I think it’s a good approach to demonstrate how to route things as well as how to use certain functionality like switches. Also instructions in the descriptions would be super helpful!