M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal Reviews4.1/5.0 based on 16 customer reviews
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Wade B Powell
from Melbourne, Florida
May 18, 2013Music Background:
If it's heavy...it must be expensive!Short and sweet. I've owned or used sustain pedals that cost twice as much that felt light and cheesy. I spent most of my time chasing it around the floor. More duct tape! If it's heavy...it must be expensive! Right?It's not, but it feels that way. Anyway, this baby is stout and accurate. I think it weighs more than my keyboard! Nothing cheap about this pedal so far. I have a sneaky suspicion it may last way longer than any of it's competitors.
Brian F. Burke Jr.
from Rochester, NY
October 4, 2012Music Background:
KJeys, Tenor Sax, Singing, Writing, Recording ,Producing...
A little add-OnI noticed a few people had problems with them. That sucks. It sounds like an easily fixable thing though, being into electronics. I hope Sweetwater tok care of yuo guys. They are without a doubt THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS when it comes to those sorts of things. M-Audio probably hs mad a million of these things...sometimes things go wrong. I am not trying to make any excuse but rather urging you to give another one a try...talk with your Sales Engineer. They will work with you. Good luck.
Brian F. Burke Jr.
from Rochester, NY
October 4, 2012Music Background:
Keyboard Player as well as othe instruments, song writer, Etc.
Why buy anything else?I have owned one of these for almost 8 years o think. It has been soaked; used; abused; chewed on by the dog...well you get the idea. It still woorks flawlessly. It stays put. It has a natural feel. The haalk pedaling is a bit touchym, maybe it is not supposed to have it and if you just back off a bit then step right back on it you retain some sustain. It is switchable making it versitile. Not only that but it is a heavy duty well made piece of professional equipment for the price of a toy. Whatels could you ask for? The price is the same as when I bought it years ago. I also have a Korg that I paid quite a bit more for and although it is a good pedal it has no noticable advantages. except maybe it matches the lable on my M3. It comes with a heavy plastic cover attached to the Chrome Pedal. I took some course sand paper and scuffed the plastic and it acts like a nonslip cover. Stays on like it was meant for it. I don't know if they still ship with them, but they are worth keeping. Even though it is a small poece of equipment it is essential and must be reliable. This pedal is that and all for a song. You will not be dissapointed. Lastly, the cable is nice and heavy and is long enough at 6 ft. to reach from the top board on a stack to where you need it! Enjoy it...I have.
from Winona, MN
May 31, 2012Music Background:
Stays put!I've used Yamaha and Kurzweil sustain pedals for years. They've always worked fine but both had a tendency to "wander" away from my foot. This pedal has a terrific rubber backing and stays right where I need it during the gig. And it's priced right too.
from GREENFIELD, INDIANA
March 4, 2012Music Background:
HOBBYIST MUSICIAN/ MUSIC WRITER
M-AUDIO SP-2 SUSTAIN PEDALTHE PEDAL MIMICS A REAL PIANO PEDAL, AND IS WEIGHTED , PREVENTING THE PEDAL FROM MOVING AROUND. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE SWEETWATER MUCIC COMPANY. THANKS!
from Berlin, NJ
February 22, 2012Music Background:
Semi-pro singer/songwriter and home studio producer
Well made and affordable qualityThe M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal is worth the price. It is the right size, the cable is adequate, it is built to withstand studio or stage use, and the non-slip bottom keeps it in place even if someone gets a little agressive with their foot. It is 100% responsive and does the job it is designed to do and -oh yes- it has a professional appearance as well. Do I like it? Yes. And I also recommend it.
from Great Barrington, MA
December 3, 2012Music Background:
M-Audio SP-2 Sustain PedalWorks great! A really nice sustain pedal. Good weight and stays in place.
from New Hampshire
July 17, 2012Music Background:
M-Audio SP-2 Sustain PedalThis is a nice high quality sustain pedal. It has a handsome finish and feels like it will last a long time. The pedal is heavy, and the rubberized bottom makes it stay in place. The price was reasonable too. For a few dollars more than the cheap pedals you can have a quality pedal. I would defiantely recommend this pedal.
from PA, USA
November 21, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist, Church Musician
Excellent, Durable, AffordableThis is a great pedal. Mine has lasted for four years. Recently, the lip of the pedal began to dig into the plastic underneath and only sustain when I pushed down pretty hard. If you try not to push down too hard, it should last you a long time. No half damper, but at this price, the SP-2 is an excellent pedal that's affordable and lasts. I'm buying another to replace my current one.
from Fargo, ND
January 26, 2012Music Background:
Good PedalIt's a pedal what can you say. Works good and not as clunky like older pedals. Can't go wrong at this price!
from Pasadena, CA USA
November 28, 2011Music Background:
Worked well for over 3 yearsI've used the SP-2 for over 3 years. I play two to three gosple services a week. Had no problems until just recently. I feel it was a good investment. I plan to buy two more so that I will have a back up. Great value!!
from Michigan, USA
July 12, 2011Music Background:
Musician (worship leader), Hobbyist
Great upgrade from a stock sustain pedalIf you're still using a flimsy plastic sustain pedal that came with your keyboard that runs away on you when you're using it, why? This pedal has a switch that allows it to work with Roland and Yamaha style keyboards, as well as Korg and Casio keyboards (they have different switching polarities - some expect the switch to be normally open, and some expect it to be normally closed).
This pedal has a great feel if you're used to a normal piano pedal, but it feels a little spongy when you press it down all the way. I was going to get a Roland SP-10, but thankfully my sales engineer clued me into the different polarities and I got this one instead.
My only real complaint is that I got the pedal to replace a plastic one that came with my Casio PX-130 because that pedal kept running away from me while I played (I'd end up with one foot reaching underneath and behind the stand). This one doesn't move nearly as much, but it is still guilty of moving around a bit too. I guess that's gonna happen with many pedals, but just be aware. It doesn't move around that much, and the pedal is long enough (about 10 inches) that I can set it against some parts of my keyboard stand to make sure it stays put, just, FYI, buyer beware, etc...
from Washington, D.C.
May 12, 2013Music Background:
Not Bad for the PriceI seem to go through these for whatever reason. Maybe it's just bad luck. Every now and then the sustain will not work for hours at a time. I turn of the keyboard turn it back on and sometimes it will kick in again, and sometimes it won't. I keep buying them because they're heavy duty and cheap.
from My studio
September 6, 2012Music Background:
hobbyest, noise maker, live performances,
it worksOn the reccomendation of my sales rep I gave this a shot and found it catered better to my needs then the product I had in focus, its robust, heavy and isnt a flimsy cheap little pile I often find sustainers to be. Long cable insures that even the boards on top on my tiers get patched with this.
from Shreveport, LA
February 6, 2011Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Musician
Works... For a while...This pedal worked just as it should for about 3 months, the I started experiencing issues. The sustain would only last for about 1 second and then it would release on its own. After about 2 days of this it stopped working all together. Now I'll admit I step on it pretty hard most the time, but I expected more durability from M-Audio...
June 20, 2011Music Background:
Music industry professional musician for more than 30 years.
M-Audio SP Sustain Pedal sudden quit workingThis started out to be a great sustain pedal. It worked perfectly for about five months and then suddenly the sustain held for just a few seconds and then dropped. When I flipped the polarity switch the sustain was holding indefinitely. I tried switching it back, hoping it would again work as well as it had with the polarity reversed but again it dropped off after a few seconds. The price is nice for this pedal but if it doesn't sustain it's rather worthless even if it was free.