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dickiefunk



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Footswitch start/stop cd/mp3 player?
      #543685 - 09/11/07 11:59 AM
Hi. Does anyone know if there are any CD / MP3 players that I can start/stop with a footswitch? I need it for playing backing tracks and would like something sturdy/rackmountable for gigging.

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Sheriton



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Re: Footswitch start/stop cd/mp3 player? new [Re: dickiefunk]
      #543697 - 09/11/07 12:39 PM
I've had to mod normal CD players before now to make them controllable by a contact closure for radio station emergency "tape" purposes. If you're handy with a soldering iron, tack a couple of wires across the play or pause (depending on what you need it to do) button contacts and bring them out to a jack / din socket on the back panel.

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Bob Bickerton
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Re: Footswitch start/stop cd/mp3 player? new [Re: dickiefunk]
      #545808 - 15/11/07 11:53 AM
Check out the Tascam 1U models. Also Denon (I think c615 not at home at present) can be wired that way too.

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swanfilter



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Re: Footswitch start/stop cd/mp3 player? new [Re: dickiefunk]
      #546299 - 16/11/07 03:56 PM
Would it be possible to do this with a mini disc player?


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IvanSC



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Re: Footswitch start/stop cd/mp3 player? new [Re: swanfilter]
      #546558 - 17/11/07 10:49 AM
Quote swanfilter:

Would it be possible to do this with a mini disc player?



piece of cake on a full sizes one but not something i would do to a little protable one.
one of mine didnt have autopause between rtacks so i soldered a piece of screened cable to the pads on the front panel pause switch and then stuck a jack socket in the back of the player for attaching a bog standard momentary fott switch. works like a charm.

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