What type of footswitch?


Hey All,
I need some info on the type of footswitch that works with the Organelle. My guess is that it’s a momentary switch which triggers on/off or start/stop actions. Is this correct or should it be a continous switch? The manual says the Organelle is designed to work with sustain/damper pedals and also mentions the on/off thing. A friend has parts laying around and offered me to build a switch and he wants to know which way to go. He pointed out that I have to ask how the switch is supposed to work: pushed once to start then push again to stop, or push and hold to start and push again to stop? So here’s me asking
Your support and the simple schematics of the correct switch, if any, will be much appreciated.


yamaha fc5 is decent


That one has been working well for me.


Thanks for the hint ! :smiley:


The Boolean on/off ones I found were about 6-14$ And worked perfectly. I also just got a fancy mission engineering expression pedal I want to do something with eventually with


Here’s a happy ending: I originally commissioned my friend to build a simple footswitch for the Organelle but he went much-much further: he gave me The Big Red Button! First I was afraid, I was petrified… then I did stom on it and the world is still in existence + now I can do footwork on the Organelle. :slight_smile:


wow! i want one now, that is amazing.


That is really cool. love that brushed steel! Press IT!


Nice! Tell your friend to make a small series. I’m buying :slight_smile:


Thanks guys. :slight_smile: I don’t think my buddy would build more switches like this. He had some parts laying around and the liitle aluminium enclosure came as a surprise even to him as he has no idea when or where from he got that…and his original idea for the enclosure was to use a can or any metal box-like thing he can get…so I guess I’m lucky with this lil box. :slight_smile:
Anyway, I’ll ask him what he thinks of starting up a footswitch-shop. :wink:


I’m sorry, but whenever I see a Big Red Button I immediately think:

(also, hi @shreeswifty)


hi @bobbcorr
so glad you stopped in!


Well, I kinda look the same when I play the Organelle and hit that Big Red Button. :slight_smile: