Keith McMillen Instruments SoftStep 2 10-Pad MIDI Foot Controller

SoftStep 2
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Keith McMillen Instruments SoftStep 2 is a leap forward in the portability and functionality of foot/pedal controllers. Whether used with an effects rack, MIDI keyboard or popular music software, this innovative device frees musicians from heavy footswitch pedals while expanding their control. The included SoftStep software application works with the SoftStep 2 hardware controller to manipulate sensor data for finely tailored control. These modified control sources are mappable to any MIDI or OSC destination, giving the player unlimited potential for creative expression.

SoftStep 2 is powered by USB and has a 1/8" port for an expression pedal (volume pedals are not supported). SoftStep 2 ships with a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter so you can connect your 1/4" expression pedal to the expression port on the SoftStep 2. There is also an Expansion port for the Keith McMillen Instruments MIDI Expander (sold separately) to enable use without a computer to control your MIDI synth and/or rack. Power can also be supplied through the expansion port.

SoftStep 2 has blue electroluminescent backlighting for easy visibility on stage. There is a 4 character, user programmable, alphanumeric display and 10 bi-color, user programmable LEDs for visual feedback.

The SoftStep 2 is rubberized with a carbon fiber back for maximum strength and stability.

Each key is responsive to 5 degrees of control: X-axis, Y-axis, clockwise rotation, counter-clockwise rotation, and pressure. These control sources are mappable to any MIDI or OSC destination.

SoftStep 2 is an extremely flexible controller with many possible applications. You can use it with computer software to control effects, looping, sample triggering, etc. Or use it with a DAW to set panning and mix levels, or trigger punch-ins and transport functions. You can use SoftStep 2 to control your MIDI synth and/or external effects rack with the Keith McMillen Instruments MIDI Expander (sold separately). In addition to controlling sound, SoftStep 2 can be used with anything that will accept MIDI or OSC data: lighting effects, video, robotics, pyrotechnics and more.

SoftStep Basic Editor software
SoftStep Basic Editor is an easy way to program presets taking advantage of the most commonly used sources and messages.

SoftStep Advanced Editor software
SoftStep Advanced Editor allows you to take full advantage of the power and flexibility of SoftStep 2. More fully-featured than the Basic Editor, the Advanced Editor is for users to want to get the very most out of their SoftStep 2.

  • Pressure: each key is pressure sensitive for expressive control
  • Direction: translate up/down and left/right foot movements into control values
  • Portable: weighs just 1.3 pounds, stands at its tallest and is USB powered
  • Deep: up to 6 note, CC, pitch bend, program, MMC, or OSC messages per key
  • Rugged: elastomeric skin and a carbon fiber backing—it's 'beer-proof!'
  • Flashy: 4-character LED display, 10 dual-color key LEDs, and EL underglow
  • Stage control: Ableton Live, Traktor, Guitar Rig, AmpliTube, MainStage, loopers and more
  • Studio control: MMC and HUI control for ProTools, Logic and more
  • Hardware control: Avid Eleven Rack, Line6 POD, keyboards and FX units
  • Beyond sound: control lighting and video effects, robotics, pyrotechnics, etc.
More Information
MPN SoftStep 2
Manufacturer Keith McMillen Instruments
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer USB cable
SoftStep 2 protective sleeve
1/8" to 1/4" expression pedal adapter
Controller Type Foot Controller
Number of Keys None
Aftertouch Yes
Onboard Controllers 10 pressure- and directionally-sensitive keys
Navigation pad
Control Connections Expression
Arpeggiator No
MIDI Control Zones 1
Compatible Devices Mac/PC, iOS
Bus Power Yes
Software Editor Yes
Width 17.7"
Depth 4.1"
Height 0.94"
Product Weight 1.3 lbs.
Unique Features Up to 6 Note, CC, Pitch Bend, Program, MMC, or OSC messages per key
Optional KMI MIDI Expander (sold separately)

Keith McMillen Instruments Limited Warranty

Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) offers a 12-month warranty from date of purchase on all products against manufacturing defects. KMI requires that all products for warranty replacement be returned to KMI for evaluation.

To verify your warranty you must provide KMI with a copy of your receipt in your communication with their Technical Support Team. Once your return has been authorized KMI will supply you with an RMA number.

Once returned KMI will evaluate the product and, if deemed to have a manufacturing defect, will replace it free of charge.

However, if the product passes evaluations KMI will communicate with you further so they may attempt to uncover the issue you have experienced.

In the event your product is in fact not defective, you will be subject to pay for its return shipping.

USB Cables are not covered by this warranty. Products returned due to a bad USB cable will be subject to return shipping charges.

  • Ground shipping is FREE for all orders $99 and up.
  • Our central, midwest location ensures fast delivery times.
  • See below for transit day estimates. Please note, these are estimates and are not guaranteed.

Generally, package estimated transit days are as follows:

  • Upper Midwest: 1-3 days
  • Central US, South East US, and East Coast: 2-4 days
  • West Central US: 3-5 days
  • West Coast: 4-6 days
  • Alaska & Hawaii: 7+ days
All transit times are based in business days. Please allow 7-10 business days for most freight shipments. Business days are Monday through Friday and do not include public holidays and weekends (Saturday/Sunday.) For questions regarding estimates to your specific location, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-783-3368.