10-switch MIDI Foot Controller - Possible?

Hello all,

Just wanted the advice of the experts :)

I'd like to make a standalone 10 switch foot pedal that triggers midi control changes. I'd also like to make it either battery powered or phantom powered through the midi pin.

I'd like to use it in performances alongside my EHX 2880, a 4 track looper that accepts midi commands to select and mute tracks on the fly. I'm currently using a clunky footpedal that takes too long to set up, and if I could make a smaller more streamlined controller, it would be awesome.

Is this asking too much of the arduino boards? Looking at some code for other foot switches made with arduino, it seems possible, but i don't see the number of switches going past 5.

Any help or insight would be very much appreciated. Thank you for your patience!

You can start from this: http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Hardware/MIDI_Footsteps.html

Brilliant - thank you so much for the quick reply!

You are welcome.

or phantom powered through the midi pin.

How does that work then?