In my recording/audio booth, I’m constantly finding ways to make things a little more efficient in such a tiny, 5×5 foot space. I like to keep my hands free when recording, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to try out the Kinesis Savant Elite2 Dual Pedal.
I was immediately struck by how heavy the Savant Elite2 was. This is no cheapy pedal. This is one solid piece of kit.
Compatible operating systems
- Mac OS X
- Width: 6.50 inches
- Depth (front-to-back): 7 inches
- Max height: 1.25 inches
- Weight: 1.625 lbs
- Shipping weight: 2 lbs
- Cable length: 9 feet 1 inch
I verified the weight on a scale. It weighs in at over a pound and a half.
On the flip side you’ll find four non-slip feet and a few other surprises. Note the hole above the Kinesis sticker that hides the recessed program/play switch.
I wasn’t expecting this, but each pedal has it’s own individually adjustable tension screw. This is serious stuff!
My recording/audio booth has a tiny fanless PC, so I followed the printed instructions by setting the pedal into “program” mode. A small green LED blinks between the pedals.
The drivers/apps are stored in memory in the pedal. Although my pedal only has two switches, the window that appeared showed three.
I use Audacity for voice recordings, so I mapped the left pedal for Pause (“P”), and the right pedal for Record (“R”). You can also map the pedals for mouse clicks as well.
Now I don’t have to turn my body to look at the keyboard/screen! And, if I should change my mind, I could always repurpose the Kinesis Savant Elite2 Dual Pedal for some other purpose I haven’t even thought of yet. I am really impressed how well built the pedals are.