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Re: IMPORTANT: Group Funding Renewal Request #announcement #donations

chrisw_63
 

As for the Google question, I did some research and found that Google Groups has not been updated since 2013.  Given Google's tendency to drop services that it no longer has any interest in, moving there would likely be temporary anyway.  Groups hasn't been listed as being on the chopping block yet, but if we had to move again even a year or two from now it'd be a lot of unneeded work.

Re: IMPORTANT: Group Funding Renewal Request #announcement #donations

Derk Schmidt
 

I fully agree, Google only uses "free" to lure you into getting established.  Just ask all of the smaller companies who used to be able to use Google's location services for free.  I'm more than happy to pay a small subscription than whatever price touted to be free really turns into.


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 6:19 PM Roger Colwell <roger.colwell@...> wrote:
Many thanks, EJ.

I'm now locking this topic from further comment as it would otherwise be distributed to the whole membership, many of whom have unsubscribed due to receiving this Special Notice. For further discussion on any of the above points, please consider opening a new topic -- thank you!
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Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Owner/Moderator

Re: IMPORTANT: Group Funding Renewal Request #announcement #donations

Roger Colwell
 

Having realised that only the original message was sent to all members as a Special Notice, but replies are not, I've unlocked the topic again.

I'll take this opportunity to express my thanks to all those that have made a contribution as we are close to reaching the target for 2021.

I have received some private questions asking why we are paying for a Premium plan when we could revert to a free plan in October. My reasoning for this is that GIO provides a stable platform with no adverts, with support that is accessible, even direct communication is possible with the creator/developer, so it's worth supporting GIO with a contribution in the long-term, rather than revert to free membership which doesn't support GIO whatsoever! Having dealt previously with Yahoo's complete lack of communication facilities and knowing that Google also has no means to contact them for support about groups, it's a no-brainer to stay where we are and support GIO. YMMV?

The Premium plan provides lots of additional features on the admin side and, importantly, supports the inclusion and addition of subgroups (like our own FCB1010_UnO group) which a free account does not.
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Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Owner/Moderator

Re: IMPORTANT: Group Funding Renewal Request #announcement #donations

Roger Colwell
 

Many thanks, EJ.

I'm now locking this topic from further comment as it would otherwise be distributed to the whole membership, many of whom have unsubscribed due to receiving this Special Notice. For further discussion on any of the above points, please consider opening a new topic -- thank you!
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Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Owner/Moderator

Re: IMPORTANT: Group Funding Renewal Request #announcement #donations

EJ SHELDON
 

Roger - Thank you for the effort you put in to continue this worthy cause.

Since I'm currently flush (like, the sun is out...) I've made my annual donations to both forums.
PLEASE do not move to GOOGLE! They've lost their way, and I no longer trust them!
The day you can't get 15 people to donate $10 each, this forum will no longer be necessary.
I don't see that happening anytime soon!

Keep on truckin'!

Re: IMPORTANT: Group Funding Renewal Request #announcement #donations

Roger Colwell
 

Thanks for your question, Stephen, I guess this is as good a place to ask as anywhere else!

I haven't extensively researched Google groups in the past, except I read lots of negative opinions and little to support it (when considering an exodus from Yahoo). But I did read LOTS of good things about GIO so joined an enormous number of other Yahoo groups in migrating here!

I wonder if anyone else is interested in moving to Google groups, just to avoid a subscription payment (that I think is excellent value-for-money, but YMMV)?
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Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Owner/Moderator

Re: IMPORTANT: Group Funding Renewal Request #announcement #donations

Stephen Hannah
 

Hey, Roger!

Not sure if this is the correct place to ask/request, or if this possibility that has been investigated, but would migrating to google groups be a possibility? FWIW, it’s free and has superior search capabilities (as I’ve found trying to find and aggregate relevant info using the group.io search bar very difficult). Happy to help with data migration! 

Best, Stephen

On Jun 2, 2020, at 6:19 AM, Roger Colwell <roger.colwell@...> wrote:

Brief History
When FCB1010 and FCB1010_UnO groups were successfully migrated from Yahoo Groups to Groups.io (GIO) in October 2019, in order to maintain/store all previous data (which Yahoo has since deleted), it became necessary to purchase a GIO Premium Yearly Plan in order to complete that migration.

Ongoing
We have so far enjoyed the GIO experience, with no annoying ads or delays/outages (as per Yahoo), so this Special Notice is a request for members to make a small contribution towards the upkeep of FCB1010 and FCB1010_UnO, as our subscription is due for renewal in October.

As the vast majority of original members (from Yahoo) have seemingly never needed to visit our Groups.io website then, if you are one of those members, you will not have seen the Donations tab in the main menu. I'd very much appreciate you take a look before October, please – you will be presented with a login page when you visit this URL: https://fcb1010.groups.io/g/main/viewdonations that looks like this:

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As you will probably not have set a password to login successfully, you can choose to be emailed a link to login. You will arrive at this page:

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From here you can click on the "Forum Running Costs" link and arrive at this page:

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Please note that the "Raised So Far" amount may well be different than shown (well, at least that's my hope) :-)

To conclude this request, all I would like to add is that for those who are UnO group members, with your own Donations page, you may either visit the main group's page (as you are already members of the main group FCB1010) or you may start a similar path from: https://fcb1010.groups.io/g/uno/viewdonations

Thank you in anticipation of your continued support, on behalf of myself and the moderators ...

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Roger Colwell
FCB1010 and FCB1010_UnO Groups Owner/Moderator

IMPORTANT: Group Funding Renewal Request #announcement #donations

Roger Colwell
 

Brief History
When FCB1010 and FCB1010_UnO groups were successfully migrated from Yahoo Groups to Groups.io (GIO) in October 2019, in order to maintain/store all previous data (which Yahoo has since deleted), it became necessary to purchase a GIO Premium Yearly Plan in order to complete that migration.

Ongoing
We have so far enjoyed the GIO experience, with no annoying ads or delays/outages (as per Yahoo), so this Special Notice is a request for members to make a small contribution towards the upkeep of FCB1010 and FCB1010_UnO, as our subscription is due for renewal in October.

As the vast majority of original members (from Yahoo) have seemingly never needed to visit our Groups.io website then, if you are one of those members, you will not have seen the Donations tab in the main menu. I'd very much appreciate you take a look before October, please – you will be presented with a login page when you visit this URL: https://fcb1010.groups.io/g/main/viewdonations that looks like this:


As you will probably not have set a password to login successfully, you can choose to be emailed a link to login. You will arrive at this page:


From here you can click on the "Forum Running Costs" link and arrive at this page:



Please note that the "Raised So Far" amount may well be different than shown (well, at least that's my hope) :-)

To conclude this request, all I would like to add is that for those who are UnO group members, with your own Donations page, you may either visit the main group's page (as you are already members of the main group FCB1010) or you may start a similar path from: https://fcb1010.groups.io/g/uno/viewdonations

Thank you in anticipation of your continued support, on behalf of myself and the moderators ...

--
Roger Colwell
FCB1010 and FCB1010_UnO Groups Owner/Moderator

Re: Pedals active by default?

David Grosz
 

Check out the new UnO2 chip it does default to whatever you want upon powerup. It makes the FCB1010 a completely different pedal and way more advanced functionality than before


On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 3:14 AM, Jens Andersson
<jason@...> wrote:
Is it possible to have a default preset where both pedals are activated by default at start up?

As with the default setup, I have to activate a preset - i.e. hit a foot key - for the pedals to be active. Since I always want the pedals active in any preset, the requirement of first activating any preset is a bit frustrating. Needless to say, all my presets include the pedals.

//Jens

Re: Pedals active by default?

chrisw_63
 

No, sorry.  You can always set up a single preset with nothing except the pedal configuration, but I know what you mean.  Half the time when I'm setting up I get interrupted, they later start playing and realize I didn't hit the preset.

Re: FCB1010 STOCK VERSION. CANNOT MAKE IT WORK WITH GUITAR RIG 4 OR 5... UNDER MAC OR WINDOWS. Sorry for bothering you with newby stuff.

ossandust
 

On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 10:14 AM, Stephen Hannah wrote:
Seeing how this played out, I’m becoming more convinced that most people’s issues (mine included) stem from using a an incompatible midi interface. 
True! All MIDI interfaces work well for sending the "regular" MIDI messages necessary for switching sounds, activating effects, playing a synth  (ProgChange, CtrlChange, NoteOn/NoteOff, ... ). However many interface manufacturers don't go through the effort of correctly implementing that one message type "SysEx", which is more complex than the rest, because it can have an unlimited message size (as opposed to 1,2 or 3 bytes for all other message types), and therefore requires things like providing large enough data buffers, making sure buffers are flushed fast enough, filtering out 1-byte System Realtime messages which could occur during a SysEx transfer, and so on. Not to forget the weird non-standard way Mac sends SysEx over MIDI-USB, packing each message byte into a 4-byte packet, instead of the standard SysEx format which packages each group of 3 bytes into a 4-byte MIDI-USB package. That's a lot to take into account, especially if you want to keep R&D price down... 

Re: FCB1010 STOCK VERSION. CANNOT MAKE IT WORK WITH GUITAR RIG 4 OR 5... UNDER MAC OR WINDOWS. Sorry for bothering you with newby stuff.

Stephen Hannah
 

Seeing how this played out, I’m becoming more convinced that most people’s issues (mine included) stem from using a an incompatible midi interface. 

On May 30, 2020, at 6:28 PM, federicosanchezg@... wrote:

PROBLEM SOLVED!! (apparently...)
I connected a Lexicon Lambda to my MAC through USB... I connected my stock FCB via MIDI to the Lexicon Lambda. (Midi OUT on the FCB... Midi IN on the LExicon).... and voilá!. GUitar Rig 5, Overloud TH3  and Amplitube started responding to the MIDI commands. Both expression pedals, for Wah and Volume, work perfectly.
Before doing this connection I followed these steps that EJ Sheldon kindly explained... 
https://fcb1010.groups.io/g/main/message/28388
I succeded in sending the Sysex file to the FCB ... and then I connected the FCB to the LExicon via MIDI.
I`ll start trying to assign preset changes to the pedals... hope It`ll work.
Thanks to all!

Pedals active by default?

Jens Andersson
 

Is it possible to have a default preset where both pedals are activated by default at start up?

As with the default setup, I have to activate a preset - i.e. hit a foot key - for the pedals to be active. Since I always want the pedals active in any preset, the requirement of first activating any preset is a bit frustrating. Needless to say, all my presets include the pedals.

//Jens

Re: New firmware release : "UnO2" v.1.0 #announcement

ossandust
 

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 10:08 PM, dbtrade wrote:
Did I read somewhere that only certain web browsers are compatible?
You may indeed have read this about the MIDI communication test, which is required prior to purchasing the UnO2 firmware (in order to save you from the frustration of buying firmware and not being able to download a setup to the FCB1010). Internet Explorer and Safari don't support web MIDI. You can instead use the offline MIDI communication test, which is part of the free MIDI monitor app at https://github.com/ossandust/midi-monitor/  
Apart from that there is an online demo of the setup editor available - I'm not aware of any browser issues there, but in any case UnO2ControlCenter itself is not browser dependent, only the demo is. 

Re: New firmware release : "UnO2" v.1.0 #announcement

David Grosz
 

You can copy and paste from web based editor and saving to a word doc and and then copy and paste into real editor.
This is what I did and Control c for copy and Control v to paste into editor works fine

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 3:09:24 PM PDT, dbtrade <dbmixer@...> wrote:


Did I read somewhere that only certain web browsers are compatible?

My frustration is I would like to use my lockdown time to work on this, but my fcb1010 is somewhere that is not currently accessible to me.
Can the webBrowser scripts be saved? In case I can't get it all in in one session?

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 10:21 AM Jack Fenton via groups.io <jack_fenton=ymail.com@groups.io> wrote:
OK, it doesn't work there either with any of my MIDI interfaces where they all work with Uno Control Center. In the offline version I don't even get the version of my pedal returned where I do with the web version.

Re: FCB1010 STOCK VERSION. CANNOT MAKE IT WORK WITH GUITAR RIG 4 OR 5... UNDER MAC OR WINDOWS. Sorry for bothering you with newby stuff.

federicosanchezg@...
 

PROBLEM SOLVED!! (apparently...)
I connected a Lexicon Lambda to my MAC through USB... I connected my stock FCB via MIDI to the Lexicon Lambda. (Midi OUT on the FCB... Midi IN on the LExicon).... and voilá!. GUitar Rig 5, Overloud TH3  and Amplitube started responding to the MIDI commands. Both expression pedals, for Wah and Volume, work perfectly.
Before doing this connection I followed these steps that EJ Sheldon kindly explained... 
https://fcb1010.groups.io/g/main/message/28388
I succeded in sending the Sysex file to the FCB ... and then I connected the FCB to the LExicon via MIDI.
I`ll start trying to assign preset changes to the pedals... hope It`ll work.
Thanks to all!

Re: FCB1010 STOCK VERSION. CANNOT MAKE IT WORK WITH GUITAR RIG 4 OR 5... UNDER MAC OR WINDOWS. Sorry for bothering you with newby stuff.

federicosanchezg@...
 

Thanks chrisw_63... not signal sent to MIDI MOnitor through the MIDI/USB cable... 
Today I`ll try to connect the FCB through a Lexicon LAMBDA... I`ve seen this video in youtube where they show how to control TH3 with an FCB, connected via MIDI to a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K7JSzvg4T8
I`ll let you know in some minutes..

Re: New firmware release : "UnO2" v.1.0 #announcement

matt kaine
 

I don't think Firefox works chrome does.

For me on my PC I did a Ctrl+A to select all text in the webpage window. Then I saved it it a word document by pressing Ctrl+C to copy, and then Ctrl+V to paste into note document.

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [fcb1010] New firmware release : "UnO2" v.1.0 #announcement
From: dbtrade
To: main@fcb1010.groups.io
CC:


Did I read somewhere that only certain web browsers are compatible?

My frustration is I would like to use my lockdown time to work on this, but my fcb1010 is somewhere that is not currently accessible to me.
Can the webBrowser scripts be saved? In case I can't get it all in in one session?

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 10:21 AM Jack Fenton via groups.io <jack_fenton=ymail.com@groups.io> wrote:
OK, it doesn't work there either with any of my MIDI interfaces where they all work with Uno Control Center. In the offline version I don't even get the version of my pedal returned where I do with the web version.

Re: New firmware release : "UnO2" v.1.0 #announcement

dbtrade
 

Did I read somewhere that only certain web browsers are compatible?

My frustration is I would like to use my lockdown time to work on this, but my fcb1010 is somewhere that is not currently accessible to me.
Can the webBrowser scripts be saved? In case I can't get it all in in one session?


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 10:21 AM Jack Fenton via groups.io <jack_fenton=ymail.com@groups.io> wrote:
OK, it doesn't work there either with any of my MIDI interfaces where they all work with Uno Control Center. In the offline version I don't even get the version of my pedal returned where I do with the web version.

I have the EurekaProm 3.2 having problems

Matsaw
 

New here and just like with my FCB1010 I don't know what I'm doing. So if I'm posting this incorrectly I apologize. Anyway my FCB has the Eureka Prom 3.2 in it I'm trying to get it and my bass V amp pro to communicate and I'm at my wits end. So when I go into A3 configuration since I have the Bass V amp pro do I use VB or is that just for the Bass chip only and if not what do I put VA? i'm running migi out of board to midi in on bass V amp pro nothing It won't change any settings, i'm midi ignorant to start with. Just need someone who knows what they're doing and maybe dumb the steps down for me amy help would be appreciated , thanks