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M-Audio SP-1 Sustain Pedal   

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The M-Audio SP-1 Sustain Pedal is perfect for any application that requires a non-latching momentary switch. Compatible with all electronic keyboards....Read More

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Simple, compact, and sturdy.

The M-Audio SP-1 Sustain Pedal is perfect for any application that requires a non-latching momentary switch. Compatible with all electronic keyboards.

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  • Sustain pedal for synthesizers, tone modules, and drum machines
  • Compatible with all electronic keyboards
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M-AudioSP-1 Sustain Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (11)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Surprised at the quality!

I just ordered a few pedals for my rig and was surprised at how well constructed this M-Audio SP-1 is. I bought a Korg PS-1 for twice the price in the same...Read complete review

I just ordered a few pedals for my rig and was surprised at how well constructed this M-Audio SP-1 is. I bought a Korg PS-1 for twice the price in the same order and find them to be equals.

This M-Audio SP-1 features a full (cast or sheet?) metal body and a clearly defined polarity switch. I added it to the order expecting a basic plastic switch but it feels very sturdy. Comparatively, the Korg is slightly smaller and lighter (plastic base, but just as sturdy). However the cord on the Korg feels better - rubber cased whereas the M-Audio feels like plastic. If the cords were the same I would tend to say the M-Audio was better at either price.

If I was ordering again today I'd get two M-Audio PS-1's but they are so close to the Korg that it's not worth the $15 for the hassle of exchanging (and I like the yellow color of the Korg to tell the two apart during a gig).

I'll give 5 stars for now, out of the box, but will update if needed, after taking them both on the road.

One note: the "M-Audio" label on mine is black, embossed in the rubber face, not white as in the picture. Doesn't really matter to me but thought I'd point out the difference.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too fussy

Seems solidly built, but the pedal only engages when pressed ALL the way down. The way I pedal, 10-20% of the time, the unit doesn't engage when I press my foot...Read complete review

Seems solidly built, but the pedal only engages when pressed ALL the way down. The way I pedal, 10-20% of the time, the unit doesn't engage when I press my foot down. Not going to work for me; I just hope MF will make an exchange easy :(

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5.0

Well made and the short throw on this pedal is a great thing

Comments about SP-1 Sustain Pedal:

This pedal is very rugged and well-made, and doesn't slide at all because of its weight and the rubber non-skid base. I've used the sustain pedals that look like an acoustic piano damper pedal and I'd have to say that I prefer this one for electronic keyboards because of the reason one reviewer didn't like it. It has a short throw and is easy to press. Most electronic keyboards (even high end ones) basically have a sustain function that is either off or on, unlike an acoustic piano damper, so this pedal is perfect for electronic keyboards. My foot is less tired because to activate sustain, this pedal only needs to be pressed about a half inch, compared to piano damper style pedals that require about a inch and a half throw to activate.

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5.0

Rock Steady!

By gionetz

from Central, MA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Great Traction
  • Responsive
  • Strong
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Leslie Control
    • Performances
    • Sustain

    Comments about M-Audio SP-1 Sustain Pedal:

    These pedals are great! I bought two, one for my Roland to be used as a sustain pedal and one for my Hammond XK1 to be used as a leslie speed control. These are heavy, don't feel cheap at all and have better than expected traction. The polarity switch is a "must" for me because, although my Roland can be programmed for different polarity, the switch on the pedals make it much faster and easier.

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    5.0

    great

    By Rick

    from Branson, Mo

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about M-Audio SP-1 Sustain Pedal:

      used on my Alesis drum machine. works great

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      5.0

      Great replacement part

      By Leo

      from undisclosed

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about M-Audio SP-1 Sustain Pedal:

        Perfect replacement for the one I lost from My Yamaha Keyboard, at a good deal less than half price.

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        5.0

        Low price, good quality

        By Traveller 1

        from BC, Canada

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about M-Audio SP-1 Sustain Pedal:

          Good value, quite heavy compared to other pedals

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          5.0

          Perfect to chuck in a gig bag.

          By Mike

          from Brooklyn, NY

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          Pros

          • Compact Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about M-Audio SP-1 Sustain Pedal:

              It doesn't have the gradual range of sustain as a larger, more traditional sus pedal- it's pretty much either on or off, but it works, it's tiny and the price is right. I use the SP-2 at home and the SP-1 when I'm going' mobile. Fits easy in the pocket of my Gator bag and works well with my Juno.

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              4.0

              This one works

              By RevRand

              from Spring City, PA

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              Pros

              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about M-Audio SP-1 Sustain Pedal:

                Bought this to replace the Yamaha sustain foot pedal that didn't work. This pedal will sustain or dampen, depending how you set the polarity switch. (A nice feature!) I'd prefer a classic piano style shaped pedal, but this does the trick. Seems to be solid and I'm hoping it holds up to regular gigging.

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                2.0

                Too fussy

                By Elby

                from Stormville, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Compact Design

                Cons

                • Not Responsive

                Best Uses

                  Comments about M-Audio SP-1 Sustain Pedal:

                  Seems solidly built, but the pedal only engages when pressed ALL the way down. The way I pedal, 10-20% of the time, the unit doesn't engage when I press my foot down. Not going to work for me; I just hope MF will make an exchange easy :(

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Unbeatable for the money!

                  By Cmarc

                  from Wilmington nc

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Solid Workhorse

                  Cons

                  • Cord Gets Squirly

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about M-Audio SP-1 Sustain Pedal:

                  They don't even advertise that the functionally includes reversable polarity switch!!! Can't beat this little tank for the money!!!

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Heavy Metal Construction

                  By Terry

                  from Crockett, TX

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Heavy Duty Construction

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about M-Audio SP-1 Sustain Pedal:

                  This is not the cheap plastic one's you are thinking of. This box is heavy-grade metal for its size; weighs about one pound. The applied pads on top and bottom are made of ruberized (not 'plastic') anti-skid meterial. I'm impressed for this price. And the top pedal is secured by metal screws where it swivels, engaging the sustain mechanism. Haven't used it yet 'cause my keyboard won't arrive until tomorrow. Will write more if something unexpect happens. Until then, go for it!

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