The newest addition to the DMC lineup is the iTTY biTTY. The “TTY” is old-school hacker slang for “TeleTYpe,” which is what we used to use to program computers back in the day. It’s also itty-bitty.
The pedal is in a Hammond 1590A sized box, 3 5/8″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″. It’s got one footswitch and one RGB LED, and has a MIDI out connector on the short end. The production version will have a USB port next to the DC power jack but this one has it on the other side.
It’s configurable using a serial terminal such as CyberDuck or PuTTY, and you can configure what the pedal will do on a “press” or on a “hold.” Available messages are:
- MIDI Note On / Off with selectable note and velocity
- MIDI Program Change up or down with selectable upper and lower limits
- MIDI Continuous Controller with selectable controller and value
Each action can work as a “toggle,” meaning that it flip-flops between two different messages or value, or a “one shot,” meaning it sends the same message every time. Toggle mode will light the LED on the first press and turn it off on the second. LED colours for each press are configurable as well, so you can use it for half-speed and reverse on your Timeline with red and blue LEDs, and it will be lit up purple when both are on.
We should have some demo videos of the configuration menu when the first batch of boards come in late this month. Best estimate on pricing is $99.99 plus shipping. The color options on these are somewhat limited: Citrus Orange, Racing Green, Vintage Blue, or natural.