Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 3:37 AM (in response to medbad5150)Re: Problem with small buttons on HD500
I've very occasionally done what you describe, but I've not got huge feet, so I guess that's a good thing.
If it's a real issue you could always try finding a midi controller that suits you better and controlling the POD with that, but it's not really a great solution.
is there anything to be said for rehearsing the patch changes some more? kinda like being able to feel the edge of the POD with your feet and learning how far to move your feet to press the right button without needing to look. would that help you when you're playing live?
Sorry for the lack of great ideas, but I'm not sure there's a quick simple fix for this issue.... but I hope I'm wrong and someone else has a great and simple idea.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 3:54 AM (in response to Rowbi)Re: Problem with small buttons on HD500
Nah many thanks mate, honest truth any idea or help would do. I wear UK size 9 and sometimes hit another switch, but as you say probably more practice and rehearsal needed.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 6:13 AM (in response to medbad5150)Re: Problem with small buttons on HD500
I have UK size 12 and came from a Boss GT-8 so I am not entirely unsympathetic. I prefer the boss foot switches TBH.
Having had the HD a year or so I don't have too many problems in practice. I run my board in FS5-8 mode and use the Bank up/down switch for patch changes. I also now tend to configure my most-used footswitches on the bottom rank of switches (FS5-8) and try and be consistent (dirt on FS5 etc). I also favour the left hand side of the board to avoid the looper switch (which I still occasionally get stiffed by). With that said, I have lots of old patches with buttons on FS1-4 and don't have too many problems. Practice (with stage shoes/boots!) improves things.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2013 5:29 PM (in response to medbad5150)Re: Problem with small buttons on HD500
I hear ya, I've done this in rehearsal.
I hit the bank switch and getting back to the original bank was a drama, I kept hitting the down switch expecting the banks to increase as I thought they were positioned top to bottom in ascending order. Kept getting weird sounds from different patches, lol. Would’ve been a disaster live.
If the bar gets in the way for FS1, assign your patches to FS5-FS8