M-Audio SP-2 – Universal Sustain Pedal with Piano Style Action For MIDI Keyboards, Digital Pianos & More Musical Instruments

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Universal sustain pedal with chrome foot pedal for a natural, realistic pedal action Classic design with a conveniently located polarity switch for compatibility with all electronic keyboards Premium build with a robust, heavy-duty mechanism for uncompromised reliability Lightweight, ultra-compact aesthetic provides classic piano style sustain in portable footprint Specially designed rubber pads located on the pedals underside grips the floor and stays put while you play Includes 6 foot cable with 1/4 inch jack; 1 year warranty

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M-Audio SP-2 Pédale de Sustain Universelle de Type Piano Pour Claviers

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The SP-2 is a universal sustain peda

For Keyboard Players Who Want the Most Realistic Pedal Action

The SP-2 is a universal sustain pedal with polarity switch for compatibility with all electronic keyboards. Its classic design with rubber-coated shell and chrome foot pedal make it as attractive to the eye as it is comfortable for the foot. The M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal is built around a heavy-duty mechanism that makes it long lasting and durable—perfect for the studio and the road.

Featuring the kind of soft resistance, a full-sized piano pedal gives, the SP-2 feels just like playing an acoustic piano. The give and take playback allow the musician to be confident that when they press the sustain pedal, the note lingers like it should. As soon as the musician lifts their foot, the note is gone. The SP-2 is as responsive as it needs to be.

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The SP-2 is a universal sustain peda

Key Features

– Classic-style sustain pedal for use with any electronic keyboard

– Designed to work and feel just like acoustic piano’s sustain pedal

– Specially designed rubber bottom grips the floor while you play

– High-quality chrome foot pedal with expressive half-pedal capabilities

– Includes 6-foot cable with 1/4-inch jack

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Item Weight

14.1 ounces

Product Dimensions

10.5 x 3 x 2.5 inches

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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4.7 out of 5 stars

Best Sellers Rank

#51 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #1 in Keyboard Pedals & Footswitches #1 in Recording Headphone Audio Monitors #37 in Over-Ear Headphones

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

October 2, 2001

Color Name

Original Version

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1 Function

60 reviews for M-Audio SP-2 – Universal Sustain Pedal with Piano Style Action For MIDI Keyboards, Digital Pianos & More Musical Instruments

  1. William Rolfe

    Good quality

    Very nice little pedal. Great quality for the price.

  2. brandonbrandon


    very heavy very well-built perfect

    2 people found this helpful

  3. Lawrence S.

    Real nice pedal

    I’m glad I got this pedal; it works well on my Yamaha p-125 electric piano. It has a switch on the pedal to reverse what stepping on the pedal does. It also makes it compatible with all the synthesizers. Looks and works well. Has a nice weight to it, so it won’t move around while using it. I would recommend this to a friend if they were looking for one.

    One person found this helpful

  4. Will

    Great pedal.

    Nice weight to it. Sturdy and satisfying to use.

  5. Jodilynn Galuski

    Icing on the practice cake

    Nice material, weighted just well enough to stay put. From an amateur, this seems to work nicely.Plus its validating to learn a tune without the pedal and then add it after you’ve practiced it a bit! Glad I bought it early on to practice good mechanics from the start and build that muscle memory that takes some getting used to.

    One person found this helpful

  6. Mitch

    I love it!

    I am satisfied with this product.

  7. JDR

    Essential Accessory For A Keyboard

    My Yamaha P71 (P45) 88 Key Keyboard came with a sustain pedal but the included one is very light and doesn’t have the feel nor the half pedal ability of the M-Audio SP-2 or the weight which helps to keep it from moving around. I bought it at the same time I purchased the keyboard and it’s reasonably priced and a “required” accessory for an intermediate player and possibly a beginner.

  8. Amazon Customer

    Works with my Yamaha digital piano

    Yay! It works with my Yamaha digital piano. I am so happy.

    One person found this helpful


    Value for money

    Create control of sustain and sound texture!

  10. Peter Tran

    Great customer service

    The First one I ordered was defected, (Reverse sustained). But was replaced with another one the next day. very speedy, very good. Thanks

  11. Daniel

    Great value for money

    I used this item to play keyboard in church it work great could have have more features but it holds up to what it delivers

  12. ChrisJL

    Great pedal!

    Feels good. Looks good. Works great!

  13. smartbargainsdeb

    A great addition to our keyboard

    Easy to connect

  14. Rich56

    M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal (The Best!)

    I’m going to make this quick because it is simply that good! I have an older model digital synthesizer: Suzuki SP-40e. I wanted a sustain pedal and the first one I bought cost about $5.00 less than this M-Audio pedal. However, regardless of what I did, (using every variation offered in several websites), I could only get the sustain effect when the pedal was in the ‘released’ position.That first pedal had an “no/nc” switch, (as does the M-Audio), The switch would not work in the “no” position, only the “nc”.I noted in the reviews of that pedal as well as many others, that the same trouble was being experienced. Some people were able to get the pedal to work by using one of the ‘polarity reversing tricks’ that can be found on line. As I said, I used them all and variations of each with no success.So I sent the pedal back and decided to look at the M-Audio Pedal. The reviews were all ‘home-runs’ (that already was unusual) so I bought it. The instant I picked it up from the box, I knew this was a much higher quality pedal than the one I bought earlier for $5.00 less!The weight and action of the pedal was outstanding and of course, it worked, as it should from the very first moment I plugged it into the Suzuki keyboard. The M-Audio Pedal came with a very high quality 1/4″ jack & cable. It was obviously well made and engineered.The unit was boxed with two layers of protection covering the high-polished, steel pedal. One seems to be designed to be placed on the pedal for storage protection. In fact, it appears that you can leave the ‘scratch/scuff protector’ snapped in place on the pedal when you’re only practicing and remove it for those more ‘formal’ engagements, thereby reducing the possible scuffing of the pedal unnecessarily.As I said earlier, the action on the pedal excellent and comparable to one that can cost 10 times as much! The “NO”/”NC” switch is discreetly hidden under the pedal instead of on the side as was many of the other brands. In addition, M-Audio offers multi-pedal units that have multi-function applications and all at an extremely good price.Don’t waste your time as I did, trying to save $5 or $10 bucks. Just buy this M-Audio pedal and you’ll never look back!5-Stars!Rich

    15 people found this helpful

  15. Jesse

    The switch!

    I like this, but when I first plugged it in, the sustain was on without stepping on the pedal. I was like, “WTH?” and when I looked on the bottom, there was a recessed area with a switch, so I slid it to the other side. Easy peasy. I don’t think I would reverse it again, but I guess some people like doing that for whatever reason. A good product.

    One person found this helpful

  16. Owen Schultz

    Never need a new one. Ever.

    May seem expensive. But you’ll never need a new one, ever again.

  17. Christian I.

    Great pedal, but will not last forever

    I’m buying my third M-Audio sustain pedal, because they eventually break where the cord goes into the pedal. When my first M-Audio pedal broke (an SP1) I was able to open the pedal and install a 1/4″ phone jack to replace the permanent cord, and that one is still working two years later for my gigging setup. My second pedal (an SP2) was for my practice studio, and when the cord broke I tried the same fix as my SP1 but the interior space is too tight to allow a 1/4″ jack to be installed.For those of you thinking of buying this pedal, I recommend it as an inexpensive but solid sustain pedal that works with virtually any keyboard with a 1/4″ sustain pedal jack. My complaint with this pedal is also true of any other sustain pedal on the market – they will ALL eventually fail where the cord goes into the pedal.I doubt that M-Audio pays attention to these reviews, but if they do, please PLEASE make these pedals with a 1/4″ jack and a removable cord!

    One person found this helpful

  18. Alexander L.

    Muy Bueno

    Excelente producto

  19. Abu Kizkaga

    much better than the original

    Purchased for a yamahah digital keyboard. It works much better than the original one.

    One person found this helpful

  20. zach

    My favorite pedal

    This is a great pedal, it is heavy so it doesn’t move much on hard flooring like most pedals and it also doesn’t get stuck. This is my second on and the only reason I don’t have my first one is because by other one got loaned out and never returned. It’s a great pedal, you won’t be disappointed!

  21. The Unknown Rater

    Quality pedal with a good weight

    If your pedal doesn’t work the first time, make sure that the polarity switch on the bottom is set fully left or right. That switch reverses the effect, a convenient addition that many others don’t have.It’s heavy duty and feels like it will last. The only caveat with all digital pedals is that you have to press all the way down for it to switch on, the effect is all or none – you can’t get different levels of sustain with lighter pressure on the pedal.I prefer this to the footswitch style pedal I had before.

    One person found this helpful

  22. Andy Rohde

    Good sound quality but tight on larger head

    I got these for daily use. The sound quality is great for the price but they clamp tightly. The ear cups are smaller than I expected. The headphones ended up fitting more like an on-ear pair instead of over-ear. I can wear them for short periods but I have to take them off for 15 minutes every other hour. If I have glasses on the time that I can wear them decreases.

  23. Daniel BrehmDaniel Brehm

    Finally they got it right. Great featured Headphones.

    The best features are a Threaded Adapter! Single Wire Fixed Wired cord. Incredible Comfort Fit and Sound! Greatest for Cost.

  24. Rosko


    This is a simple and basic pedal and works well. It is a great deal for the money!

  25. Sherri L. Pickard

    Good value

    My first keyboard and first sustain. Works great.

  26. Anonymous

    Solid pedal, mediocre action

    I got this to supplement a similar Yamaha pedal I had, which didn’t have the “polarity switch”. This one gets the job done, although the action isn’t as smooth as the Yamaha. There’s a bit of a pneumatic noise partway through the motion too.

  27. E.S.J.B

    So nice I bought a 2nd pair.

    So I purchased a pair of these over a year ago and they have performed so well (and still perform just as good as day 1) with countless hours of studio use, that I couldn’t resist buying a backup pair just in case these get discontinued or something (a little silly I know) but I couldn’t help myself. These have excellent sound quality, impressive low end and nice crisp mids and highs. Highly recommended if you want some banging studio quality headphones for a more than reasonable price.

    5 people found this helpful

  28. RonnieMarz

    Nice Pedal

    This is a very nice sustain pedal. I like it better than my Korg Pedal. I did not like the protective cover so I took it off and I love the pedal works very well.

  29. Verified Customer √

    Works Great

    I ordered this months ago and just opened it and began using it. Works 100% better than the small square plastic one that came with my piano.

  30. JahJones

    Not Bad, low end a bit muddy

    Light weight and fairly comfortable. Very good clear sound across the board for the price. Not as good as a top end pair of phones, but pretty decent. i have a rack of about 8 pairs of headphones for my home studio and these (bought for workouts in the park) are just as clean as most of those on the rack. The low end is somewhat muddy sounding though, but not a game changer.

    2 people found this helpful

  31. JGibbJGibb

    Put this pedal to the medal

    A great pedal. Solid components. Solid weight & balance. Stays put. Works as advertised. I purchased it after a musician-friend loaned me a Korg keyboard (I will buy it from him ultimately I suppose). I use it as a dedicated sustain-pedal. It’s sweet. Nothing more, nothing less. Would purchase again if needed. Thanks.

    One person found this helpful

  32. CosmoGirl

    Great Sustain Pedal That Stays in Place

    Got this sustain pedal to replace the flimsy one that came with my keyboard and never stayed in place. This one doesn’t move around on the carpet and was a good price. I would recommend.

    One person found this helpful

  33. Hoopy Frood

    Amazing deal with one caveat… emptor!

    This pedal works perfectly (when it works), the bulk of the hardware is built like a tank and it’s dirt cheap. That is fantastic.But be warned this probably will break within just a few weeks. Mine almost made it two months, but I don’t play more than 30 minutes a day.Any product that breaks so fast and so easily deserves a 1 star rating (read the bad reviews, they’re accurate!) The ONLY reason I’m giving this 4 stars instead of 1 is because it was super easy to repair for me. It uses 26ish AWG wire and and may have poorly soldered connections or improperly routed wires. When mine broke I pulled it apart and found a loose wire not connected to anything.The circuit is very simple. The two pressure/contact switches are wired in the normally-open position and in parallel with each other. The reason one of them appears “normally-closed” is just because the pedal is only going to close one switch at a time when it’s either up or down. The red lead on the 1/4″ cable should be wired to the selector switch on the bottom of the pedal. The white lead on the 1/4″ cable should be wired to the node where the “output” of the two parallel pressure/contact switches come together. In mine this was indicated by a white wire with red + signs on it.The repair consisted of de-soldering the node where the two wires should join, trimming the wires back as needed and re-soldering them correctly on the node. Be sure to route the wires safely around the moving parts, they can easily be cut or broken by the pedal motion.A very easy repair for anyone with soldering experience. If they had just soldered it intelligently in the first place, this pedal would be bullet proof and deserve 5 stars. As it stands this could be a 1 star for many people. But if your a musician and a music gear nerd with soldering skills, this is a deal that can’t be beat. Maybe you could find some “broken” ones for free and repair them? Even better.

    29 people found this helpful

  34. Mark R. Wietstock

    Best I’ve seen/tried for the price.

    I’ve tried a few of these momentary pedals, including Boss FS-5U (switchable), Hosa FSC-502 (normally open/off) and Roland DP-2 (normally closed/on). The Boss is the best, but it’s also the most expensive, and doesn’t come with a built-in cable. This pedal is designed a little differently than the Boss pedal, but it shares a feature with the Boss pedal that the Hosa and Roland pedals don’t: an external switch that allows you to go from “normally open/off” mode to “normally closed/on,” so this single pedal will work with pretty much any piece of equipment/feature that requires a momentary pedal. It’s quiet; the construction is very heavy duty … steel bottom and top, with thick rubber non-skid material on both; it comes with a built-in cable, all at about half the cost of the Boss pedal. At this price, nothing else I’ve tried even comes close. Very pleased.[After reading a few older reviews, I came across one that explained the remarkable cost difference between this pedal and the Boss FS-5U … the “guts” of this switch are FAR more rudimentary and prone to glitch/failure than the Boss design (M-Audio switch is activated by two bare internal wires being pushed into contact when you press the pedal). The Boss switch relies on a more sophisticated mini-button momentary switch mounted on an internal circuit board, so I still favor the Boss switch in terms of quality/reliability, but this one DID consistently work for my application, right out of the box. Buyers should also note that the manufacturer seems to have responded to older complaints about the rubber pads coming off/loose by changing to pads with little spikes on their bottoms that stick through corresponding holes in the metal case, to hold the pads more permanently/securely in place. So, still a great value, as long as you’re aware of its limitations/potential shortcomings, and the more rudimentary design works for your application. My five star rating still stands.]

    10 people found this helpful

  35. Derick Snow, Amazon Customer

    Nice weight and zero squeaks

    I’ve used a few cheaper pedals, from the little square plastic boxes to a different brand of pedal. This one is easily the best so far. It works as expected, but the added weight prevents any slippage as I play. Best of all, it really doesn’t seem to make any noticeable sounds as I use it. Some of these spring-activated pedals can get really squeaky. I hear nothing!

  36. J. Clark

    Audio is ok, but I find them uncomfortable for extended wear.

    This headphone fits too tightly on top of my ears. Of course, ymmv.

    One person found this helpful

  37. Jermaine W.

    Highly Recommended!!

    I use this pedal to play every weekend. These Pedal have a great feel, they are very durable.

  38. g

    good piece

    easy to use

  39. Tallis Lockos

    Best pedal for the price.

    Bought this one again. It’s quality compared to many others. It’s a little more expensive than many others, but worth the longevity.

  40. Samara S.

    Was a great pedal until it started squeaking incessantly and loudly

    Would have been a great pedal but it started squeaking about a week or 2 after I bought it and is driving me insane now (I play for on average 5 days out of the week for 1-2 hours). I saw a review about how to address it but I’m an extraordinarily UNhandy person and worry I’ll wreck the pedal by taking it apart. I’ll have to try it anyway since it’s my only option as I can’t return it at this point. Ridiculous that they could sell a pedal with an issue like this. Good grief.

    One person found this helpful

  41. Rob Not

    Works fine, sturdy, no half damper pedal function

    This M-Gear SP-2 sustain pedal has a feel of being well-built, sturdy, and stays put on a smooth floor. This is the second I’ve bought, this one for the purpose of engaging the push-to-talk (PTT) function on a ham radio, and it works fine for that. It takes about 8 pounds of weight to fully depress which is a bit heavy, but not too bad. It functions bascially as a momentary electrical on/off switch, and there is an switch on the bottom to change whether it opens or closes the circuit when depressed. The resistance I measured for the closed position was between 1-10 ohms, but it was not continuous over the range of pedal motion, it just varied randomly across those values after depressing the pedal about 75% down. So this is not a variable or 1/2 sustain pedal. It’s either on or off. This is different from the first SP-2 pedal I bought 10 years ago, which I still use today on my Triton Extreme. On that SP-2 the resistance varies continuously from 175 ohms 75% depressed to 80 ohms 100% depressed. So it can be considered a variable or 1/2 sustain pedal. A global setting on the Triton Extreme allows calibration for half damper which works for this older pedal, but not for the new one. Only a few of more advanced sound patches make use of this feature. I deduct 1 star for the change in design and function over the years for the same product model number, but otherwise a fine product (so far, but not so sure after reading some of the recent reports of the newer ones failing within a year).

    3 people found this helpful

  42. FrickandMabFrickandMab

    Works fine with my Casio

    Works just fine but it’s not the same as a sustain pedal on an actual piano which I think people think it will be.It literally sustains a note, as in it captures the note you played and holds it. That’s all it does. It is meant to be used with MIDI. If you ha e other effects it will capture the note with those effects. If you use a synth, it’ll hold the note but in sustained form so it may not keep the effects. Sometimes pumping it a bit gives uou a different effect.I can’t attest to how sturdy it is but it is in a plastic casing so probably can’t handle too much rough handling.

    One person found this helpful

  43. Mychelle

    Purchased it Pre-opened and saved some money

    I watched a quick 3 minute video on YouTube and connect this pedal to my electric piano within 5 minutes. I saved a few bucks by purchasing one that had already been open.

  44. AmazonCustomer92

    for me the pedal works consistently and as intended and I am more than happy with my purchase

    I’ve been using this sustain pedal with an M-Audio Keystation 88 with Logic Pro X as my DAW of choice. That being said, for me the pedal works consistently and as intended and I am more than happy with my purchase. The resistance and shape of the pedal is similar to a real piano’s, which is great regardless of weather or not you have experience with acoustic pianos – the most common alternative, electronic pedals that look like a car’s gas pedal, are horribly unintuitive and flimsy imo. This pedal also weighs enough that, thanks to its rubber under side, it will stay in place as you use it on both carpeted and hard floors. The length of the cable is perfect and should meet any wiring-layout that you have with some length to spare still. In 2 months of near daily use I’ve only had one experience where the sustain pedal was not working properly, but it resumed working again after unplugging it and plugging it back in (it should be mentioned that this happened after leaving the pedal plugged into my keyboard which was plugged into my computer overnight so the issue could have just as likely been due to the Keyboard, Logic Pro, or my computer). This is significantly better than my experience with other pedals where similar issues would occur a few times per week or where, even worse, the pedal would function in an “opposite” manner indefinitely (sustained while the pedal is NOT pressed and then not sustained while the pedal IS pressed). I highly recommend this pedal as a quality product without price being a factor, so with the price of only ~$20.00 it is an absolute bargain and must-have for any musician no matter what your skill level or application for it.

    One person found this helpful

  45. Batu

    Good for its price. With real limitations.

    I have been buying and using the SP-2 pedals since I went to music school years ago. Used them on all kinds of shows and sessions over the years. I only recently gave up on them. There’s much to like, but they have some real problems.Pros: It’s cheap and good for its price. Sturdy make. Has a polarity switch at the bottom – fits any professional keyboard. Yamaha, Roland, Korg, Nord, Kurzweil, etc,… either the sustain works right away, or one flip and it works good. Feels solid on the foot. Has a decent grip on the floor. If you’re buying this pedal at this price you are most likely not worried about half-damper/soft controls etc., and you shouldn’t. It does what you paid for it to do. Excellent for all kinds of contemporary music on the keyboards for live use, or in the studio with your keyboards or midi controllers. Again – it will work with any keyboard.Cons: DURABILITY. For such a sturdy-looking design, it’s really surprising how quick it stops working good. Now this may not be a problem if you are a hobbyist or you just intend for your pedal to sit in a corner in a house. But for touring keyboardists, or session players needing their gear to function 24/7/365, do beware. I went through 5-6 of these in about 2 years. Various times on stage my pedal would suddenly stop sustaining in between songs or sets. Or the polarity would get switched up. I keep spares in my rig just in case, but this happened so often it became genuinely annoying. For something that you literally use with your foot, it’s borderline unacceptable that this thing can’t be kicked around (gently) without breaking. It has got to the point that now when I play concerts where the backline company supplies the gear, if I see them handing out those pedals during soundcheck, I demand they change it. No joke. Also the pedal squeaks after a while. The squeak is usually at “I can ignore it” levels for live shows, but if you’re in the studio it’s a no-no. One time I had it hooked to a Nord Stage 88 EX for a recording session, and this pedal just couldn’t stop squeaking. It sure didn’t affect my piano tracks since I was going DI, but it did irritate the hell out of the vocalist – not a good look for me that day.All in all, it’s good for it’s price. You get what you pay for. But if you need a professional, dependable pedal that won’t die on you without notice, spend $10 more and get the Yamaha FC4A.

    151 people found this helpful

  46. Jeremy

    Best sustain pedal on the market

    When replacing this pedal, I thought to myself at first, “Wtf, what do I have to replace these every…ten years?” That’s obviously good value for money, and they hang in there, even if you beat them up. Don’t underestimate the utility of being able to change polarities, either: a useful and overlooked feature. The bottom is also rubber, so it doesn’t slide around. Lastly, I received the item in under 24 hours. Can’t beat that with a stick.

  47. Matthew

    its worth the 20$

    I needed a sustain pedal for my Alexis Recital Pro.I plugged it in and it worked properly from the box.I feel it’s worth the price, it feels well built and of quality for the price.

  48. Michaela Hillier

    Awesome job on the order fulfillment

    I purchased this pedal to be used with my new Yamaha 115B keyboard. I had read reviews saying that the Yamaha came with a flimsy little box for a pedal, so I was proactive and ordered this at the same time as my keyboard. The shipping on this was VERY fast. I ordered it on a Saturday and it wasn’t scheduled to arrive until the following Wednesday, but it showed up on my doorstep on Monday (which also happened to be President’s day). Awesome job on the order fulfillment, Amazon!This foot pedal has a solid, high quality construction. The action is very similar to a real piano, which is perfect for me because I wanted to get as close to the real-piano feel as I could. Setup was easy, I only had to plug it into my Yamaha and start playing!I did run into the “switch” issue that many people are writing reviews about. I unplugged my keyboard to move it while keeping the pedal plugged in, and when I turned it back on the piano was sustaining all notes and then the pedal had to be pressed to release the sustain. I unplugged the piano and the pedal, then plugged the piano back in and turned it on. Once the piano was on I plugged the sustain pedal back in. This fixed the issue, and I haven’t ran into it since.Pros:- Works as expected- High quality, very sturdy- Great Price- “Real” action- Easy setup, just plug in and playCons:- The sustain “switch” issue

    6 people found this helpful

  49. Scott M.

    Beyond Expectations – Very nice piece.

    For what I paid for this item, I expected a lightweight cheapie foot-switch that would suffice as an electronic sustain pedal. What I received was a very nicely designed and made piece of professional musical gear.The unit itself is much heavier than it looks. This is a good thing for performance use, since it will remain in its spot. The construction is very heavy duty, with the pedal piece itself being a solid piece of heavy cast metal (I had rather assumed it would be shiny plastic). The finish on the pedal appears to be bright nickel-chrome, but it comes with a removable plastic protective cover for those concerned about smudging. The pedal is quite usable with the cover on.In terms of the sturdiness of this unit, I think a car could run over the casing and it would be undamaged (though perhaps scratched). The bottom of the casing is held on by five large black enamel screws, not just one or two.The underside of the unit is a thick solid piece skid-proof rubber tread that runs from one end to the other, covering the entire underside. Placed on a smooth clean surface, I cannot make the pedal skid even when I TRY. That’s an amazing feature for anyone who performs in live situations.Conclusion: If you want a top quality sustain pedal at an amazing price, I doubt that you’ll find another value like this anywhere. Elegance, ruggedness, durability, and usability, this pedal has it all. I was very pleasantly surprised given the price. I definitely feel as though got considerably more than I paid for.PS, to those readers who might assume that I’m just gushing, a quick glance at some of my other reviews will reveal that I am by no means all that easily pleased, much less easily thrilled.

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  50. David A. Skates

    Does what it is suppose to do

    The product is a sustain pedal for a protable keyboard. This is my second of this brand. It appears to grip the floor better than my last one so it seems “sturdy.”

  51. Patrick M. Simmons

    It works great

    Liked getting it the next day. Used with my professional keyboards

  52. Montierth Tribe

    It’s what all keyboards are missing…

    Let me tell you, the moment I plugged this bad boy in, the room was filled with the sweetest sound of sustained notes that could put any audience into a trance. But not just that, I discovered it also doubles as a footrest, making those long sessions even more comfortable.

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  53. Sean Hall

    I can’t see any other pedal performing better, feeling better and looking better than this pedal and at this price.

    I bought this sustain pedal along with the Williams Legato 88 Key-Keyboard and I am so happy with it!Most importantly it works extremely well! Sometimes, when playing piano, I may adjust my seating and when the time comes to press the sustain pedal I have moved slightly out of position to press it down fully. But the pedal picks up the signal and it sets the sustain just as I would expect from a real piano. The reason I am mentioning this is because I do know of some plastic sustain pedals for keyboards that DO NOT set the sustain unless you press that pedal all the way to the base and I do not like that. This can get you in a bad habit of “stomping” the sustain pedal which will lead to damaging the pedal and it creates a subtle but none the less audible “thud” in grand pianos. However, this pedal is forgiving and it never get’s stuck in a pressed position (again, like some plastic pedals I know of)The pedal has a rubber grip that covers the whole underside to prevent from sliding and it has weight to it which is really important. When I press down on the pedal it always remains stationary and the feel/resistance from the pedal is spot on with that of a baby grand piano (which Is what I play on when I’m at my mother’s home – I grew up with the instrument.) Underneath the pedal (on the base, not the pedal) there is a raised rubber stopper which prevents the pedal from every touching the plastic base. This is fantastic because you will never hear “tap” sound when pressing the pedal down all the way. It also doesn’t have noisy springs inside which make a subtle crackling/popping sound when compressing and expanding. I have heard these affects on other plastic sustain pedals. This pedal is excellent quality.Not only does it feel right, it also looks fantastic. The sturdy plastic case is a nice solid black and the chrome pedal itself is just gorgeous! It is a smooth round shape at the end which I prefer – it looks really nice. It comes with a small plastic cover for the chrome portion (doesn’t cover the whole thing, just the majority). It is a sturdy cover, not just a cheap and flimsy one to keep it safe during shipping, it is part of the product. It fits snugly when attached, doesn’t slide and is easy to remove. I have decided to keep it on just too keep the chrome shiny for as long as possible. It is a pedal to be proud of.The cable is long (~6ft), perhaps longer that necessary for any setup I can think of but regardless; I would much rather prefer too long than too short when it comes to cables. I am sure anyone else would obviously agree. The plug is the standard 1/4 inch and it too is well made. It isn’t flimsy.The only issue I experience (know before reading the rest that it may not be an issue with the pedal) is having the sustain pedal invert when I turn on the piano. This means that pedal will set it’s sustain while unpressed and shut of the sustain when pressed. This only happens rarely which is strange – might happen from pressing down the pedal while powering on the keyboard but I’m not sure. Either way, It really doesn’t bother me so much. If this issue occurs for you it is easily fixed by powering off the keyboard, removing the plug, putting it back in and turning the keyboard back on. However, I can’t say it is even the pedal’s fault because it could just as easily be the keyboard’s fault (which I think is more likely and makes more sense). I just thought this would be fair to mention just in case it is the pedal.To sum it up – I can’t see any other pedal performing better, feeling better or looking better than this pedal at this price or even more! It is an excellent choice! I recommend it.

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  54. yakkk

    Adds a new playing dynamic

    Now I can sustain my wrong notes for a longer time.

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  55. CM Shifflett

    Good pedal

    Big improvement (perhaps because of the more familiar feel) over the small, flat pedal that came with the keyboard.

  56. django

    Does NOT have advertised half-pedal capabilities

    Regarding M-Audio SP-2 which I recently purchased . . .The description given on the Amazon site includes the following three phrases:1- Designed to work and feel just like acoustic piano’s sustain pedal. 2- . . . with expressive half-pedal capabilities. 3- Piano Style ActionI’m far from being an expert on this. However, I know that this pedal is actually an ON-OFF switch with no gradation between those two states. I find each of the three phrases above at least misleading. Number 2 is simply incorrect.It cannot ‘express’ itself in a ‘half-pedal’ (or half-damper) state which I think means the digital equivalent of the acoustic piano’s damper pedal which, when pressed, swings the damper cushions completely away from their normal position of pressing against the strings. Doing this allows the sound of the strings to continue as the sound fades to silence naturally. With the damper pedal at a so-called halfway point the pianist can cause the damper cushions to slightly touch the strings, slightly reducing the sustaining effect until the pedal is released to silence. I’m used to an acoustic piano and was looking for more control than you get from a binary (instantly)ON to (instantly)OFF. I found that marketing really pushes the envelope with ‘works and feels like an acoustic’ which simply means that the pedal,not the sound effect, “moves up and down with resistance similar to that of the acoustic pedal”. But “works” like anacoustic? Yeah. And, since the dampers look to be part of the Piano’s “ACTION” which is the series of levers and hammers that translate the press of a piano key to the sound that it makes by causing a hammer to hit a string or strings, I felt that saying it has “Piano Style Action” would only barely stand up in court. This is a popular pedal, witha polarity switch which is a big assist in mating the pedal to the keyboard. It’s a beautiful looking thing and feels really nice underfoot. Nothing wrong with the pedal – only with the description – plus, it’s inexpensive. Mine quickly developed an intermittent habit of cutting out while my foot held the pedal in the sustaining position, but it seems to have a good warranty and I could have it repaired, but I purchased it based on the promised half-damper effect whichis at best inaccurate. Amazon is not being intentionally devious. I suppose not all technical writers are musicians. I’m a very amateur piano player returning to the keyboard after many years without a piano to play. My technical knowledge is limited and based upon several days of web-surfing vendors and musician forums. I recently purchased the Roland DP-10 which really does have half-damper capability with a switch to toggle between ON-OFF and half-Damper. I just can’t seem to get half-damper working on my Yamaha P-95 which I know is capable of it. However, I find that its sustain effect is not as quick to get muddied as the M-audio SP-2. Not such a big deal, maybe more of a personal preference – and the DP-10 is more expensive.

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  57. John munch

    Love this pedal

    Love this pedal!… LOVE IT!… Ordered on April 29, 2009 with free super-saver shipping… Had it in my hands on May 4, 2009 (and the transit time included 2 weekend days!…). FINE JOB, AMAZON! M-Audio SP-2 US65010 Sustain Pedal Piano Style Sustain Pedal for Keyboards LET’S SEE, WHERE TO BEGIN?… I looked at several brands of pedals at local music stores but, none of them had the classic rounded pedal shape (like on a grand piano) that the SP-2 has. Most had squared-off pedals… I prefer the round pedal. The black plastic part of the unit has a simple, clean, elegant shape (I have a design background, so this is important to me…) with precise fitting parts. The rubber bottom plate is held in place by five phillips-head screws (count em’–FIVE!… Two, maybe three would be sufficient, I think…). The over-all impression I get is that this is a solid product. The pedal “maxed out” my 16 ounce postal scale, so I put it on my bathroom scale and it looks like it weighs about 1-1/2 pounds. Lift a 28 ounce can of vegetarian baked beans to get an approximation… It takes a fair amount of effort to depress the pedal, just like on a “real” piano so they got the “feel” just right, in my opinion. The pedal does not squeek and has no side-to-side play whatsoever. It is really a solid, solid product. Another reviewer gave a lower rating because they wrote that the pedal slips on the floor… I strongly refute this claim! Why?… I believe that if that individual would take a moment to wipe off the floor and the bottom of the pedal with a wrung-out soapy rag and let things dry, the problem would be solved. My floor was dusty (oh, the forced-air heat that blows dust into the air…) and transferred dust to the brand-new-out-of-the-box pedal bottom and it slipped a bit… But, once cleaned off, it stayed solidly put. Remember when, as a kid, you got brand-new sneakers and wore them for the first time on the freshly waxed gym floor at your school and tried to skid them along and they made that loud squeeking sound as they skidded to a halt?… It’s like that!… NOW, there is something that I want to point out to potential buyers– AMAZON left two (2) very important features off of the product description… FIRST, the SP-2 does (YES, PEOPLE, IT DOES!…) have a POLARITY SWITCH on the bottom sole plate. This makes the pedal compatible with ANY type, ANY brand of electronic keyboard with a 1/4″ pedal jack (on my Korg M-1, the pedal is called the “damper”). Don’t you dare let ANY manufacturer FOOL YOU and try to tell you that you must buy THEIR brand of pedal. They just want your money to go to THEM!… Enough said on this matter… SECOND, the SP-2 also comes with a PLASTIC COVER (it’s kind of an opaque white color, sort of like old-school tupperware, if you can imagine what that looks like…) for the chrome plated part of the unit. I know, we want our pedal to gleam forever and never get scratched, but it still looks great even with the cover in place. For that recital, maybe just play in your socks and show off that shiny chrome plating!… I realize that I am writing a lengthy review and you may be thinking to yourself, “gee, this guy has too much time on his hands”, BUT, I am actually VERY busy, but just felt compelled to give this excellent product a great review that it DESERVES… NOW, I will end by writing, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, and “BUY IT!!!”…

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  58. Hewdiddy

    About the best you can do with a floating pedal

    It is pretty heavy and seems well made, but it still slides all over the place on carpet. Would probably work better on hard wood floor, but it isn’t a good solution for carpet. The problem is, there is no good solution for carpet other than a piano with built-in pedals. I ultimately did buy a home digital piano with three pedals (not just for this reason, but it was a factor). This is probably the best choice if you absolutely need a floating pedal but just be aware it will drive you crazy on carpet.

  59. Kenneth Lewis

    Works great with novation keyboards

    The product works great with my novation launch key 61 keyboard.

  60. R. Linden

    Slides on carpet

    I thought the bottom of this pedal would allow it to grip better so that it does not slide away from the keyboard every time you push it but I. Find that I have to move it closer towards me

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