updated 02:15 pm EDT, Mon June 14, 2004
Solo Performer Show device
($600) is designed to help solo musicians control their shows. The 6-button foot pedal device connects to laptop computers via a USB connection. "On the computer, play lists of backing audio files are created and played, along with lyric displays and lightshow events. The foot controller allows the musician to control the backing audio and lights in a hands-free manner while performing live on stage." It plays MP3 files, AIFF files, wave files, and MIDI files as well as control lights that operate using the industry-standard DMX512 protocol, display lyrics on-screen in a karaoke-like manner, and can strip out unwanted tracks in midi files.