Dual axis pedals are not new—they just haven’t been around for a while. The db Instrument Amp company has revived the concept with their 4E Dual Axis Expression Pedal ($259.00) to let the user connect up four individual expression enabled effects to a single pedal. Based on the ergonomic platform of their M440, the 4E contains four high quality 10k linear Mega pots, two on each axis. And looks like it is built to last.
Check out Pete Thorn’s demo.
I’m really happy there is a new, in production, modern, dual axis control pedal out there now! There are so many wonderful possibilities with a pedal like this; I’d like to convert each axis to MIDI or OSC and control software effect parameters with it. I might even consider mounting a CV to MIDI converter board inside the pedal housing – looks like there might be room!