The Cardboard MIDI Footswitch is a simple and cost-effective way of creating music and control MIDI using your smartphone.
It’s a secure, wireless device that will allow you to control VST / AudioUnit plug-ins and set parameters in your DAW using your iPhone with the MIDI Footswitch app.
The app enables hands-free MIDI control. It converts the movement of your foot into MIDI messages. That’s why it’s an indispensable tool for controlling thousands of VST plug-ins.
This is what you’ve been waiting for.
You will need a cardboard footswitch for it to work properly.
This unique DIY pedal design is made of cardboard. It’s perfect for fans of minimal and environmentally-friendly products, and above all, musicians who want to play using VST.
From now on, they can control MIDI using an iPhone and cardboard – a unique, durable material.
While cardboard is often a type of material associated with packaged goods and boxes, it can also be used in a unique way for other purposes, and when combined with the iPhone’s capabilities, it gives amazing results.
The container, in this case, becomes the content.
Your iPhone and the MIDI Footswitch app are the heart of your controller.
Pair your iPhone with your MacBook and place it in the cardboard footswitch.
The pedal is superbly designed.
We recommend the Certified Cardboard Footswitch Kit. It is a complete set produced by us that you can buy and assemble according to the attached instructions. You can buy it at beatbars.com.
It is made with great care and attention to detail, thanks to which it is extremely strong and durable after folding.
You can also download the design files for free from beatbars.com and follow the instructions there to make the footswitch yourself.
You will need a cardboard box, scissors, and a few small items that are listed in the instructions (you will probably find them at home). This will take you about 15 minutes.
There is also a short video on the site which shows the assembly steps.
The MIDI Expression Pedal app is also available.
◦ MIDI Output Settings
- MIDI Channel
- MIDI Message Type
∙ Control Change (CC)
∙ Note On/Off
∙ System Real-Time (Start, Stop, Continue)
- MIDI Output Range
- Button mode
◦ Wireless MIDI Connections:
MIDI Connection Guide:
◦ Mac computer with macOS
(for Windows hosts we recommend using a compatible solution: rtpMIDI)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.