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FCB 1010 Uno editor 1.0.7 #wanted

daveabbott1
 

Hi All

Does anybody have a backup of the "FCB 1010 Uno editor version 1.0.7 by Gordius" installation file they could send me. I have the reg codes but can't find my backup

Best Regards
Dave Abbott
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Re: Total newbie Installation

EJ SHELDON
 

I have TH3, but a quick look at the THU manual indicates no changes in MIDI.
I also have the UNO chip, so what I tell you about the stock chip is 10 year old memories. If I send you an example sysex I'll be creating it manually with one of the editors that are compatible with the stock chip. BTW - what editor are you using?

The manual is pretty clear on establishing the connections to your Audio Interface and MIDI controller.
Your main consideration is logistical, as the THU MIDI implementation is just OK.

THU has LOTS of presets located in LOTS of BANKS.
Unfortunately, it doesn't allow for changing banks via MIDI. This means that the MIDI Option "Program Changes recall presets in the current Bank" means exactly that.
If you want to use a preset in a different bank, you'll need to change banks manually. The BANK switches on the FCB DO NOT transmit MIDI, and can't be used to switch THU Banks.

The best way to deal with this is to save all the presets you use regularly into a custom user bank. You can name it "My Presets" or some such.

The FCB allows access to 100 presets of the 128 allowed by the MIDI Spec. IIRC, a factory reset numbers the presets/pedals 1-100.
PC#s change presets. CC#s toggle effects. A given pedal can send a PC# and 2 CC#s (and other stuff not relevant to using THU) on load. Those 2 CCs can be set to toggle on successive presses of the pedal. You can use different CCs in different presets. You can also configure a pedal to sen ONLY the CCs without sending a PC.

THU allows you to toggle effects in CATEGORIES, not by specific effect. If you create a preset with two Overdrives, they'll both be toggled using the SAME CC#.
You can assign CC#s GLOBALLY or per preset. A globally assigned CC is overridden by a preset assigned CC.

So here's what you need to think about. Using the Stock Chip, in order to be able to toggle effects from each FCB bank, you need to decide how many effects vs how many presets you want to access from each bank. For instance, 5 toggles means 5 presets. In 10 banks, that limits you to accessing 50 presets.
You could also set up one bank for toggling 10 effects, and the other banks for presets, increasing the number of accessible presets to 90.
But then you'd have to return to that bank after selecting a preset in a different bank, which could require multiple presses.
Obviously, any combination is possible, but keep in mind that remembering a bunch of differently configured banks could be messy.

If you're interested in the UNO Chip, it allows you to to have 5 effects toggling pedals (the same CC#s) in each of 19 banks, each of which also allows access to 5 presets for a total of 95 presets.

I need to go out now, but think about it and get back to me when you have a plan.


Re: Total newbie Installation

Buzzer Man
 

I'll be using the TH-U Overloud


Re: Total newbie Installation

EJ SHELDON
 

What Jack said, I just didn't know the Device Name that the Roland goes by.
In most DAWs you create a MIDI track with the Roland as it's Input.
You direct the MIDI track's Output to the Audio track with the VST to be controlled.
Tell me which Guitar Sim you're using and I'll tell you how to use the FCB to control it.
 


Re: Total newbie Installation

Buzzer Man
 

Can you give this a look and see if I'm on the right track. Or more correctly what track I should start with! ;)  https://www.dropbox.com/s/6079i3ovcefz0e5/fcb-umone.mp4?dl=0


Re: Total newbie Installation

Buzzer Man
 

Not sure what you mean by look for the interface name "in your device not the fcb"


Re: Total newbie Installation

Buzzer Man
 

Wow, what a simple tip and so true! Geez, wish something this simple was a sidebar in the FCB manual or even online on their site!

I found the Um-one in the channel strip when I added a new External Midi Track as the type of track. Guess now I jump onto youtube and hunt for some tutorials of people showing how to use it with the software guitar amps or a DAW.

How'd you all learn it? Maybe you're old hat at this so second nature. Love any direction on getting the basics down with this thing. Thanks for the tip!


Re: Total newbie Installation

Jack Fenton
 

If you are using a Roland UM1 conversion cable, it will show up on your Mac as Roland UM1 or similar. It has no idea that the other end of the cable is an FCB1010. Just connect your DAW to whatever it shows for the UM1 and you should be good to go.


Re: Total newbie Installation

EJ SHELDON
 

I'm not a MAC guy, but from what I've seen in other forums, Catalina blew a lot of drivers out of the water.
Check to see if your Roland interface is MAC compatible.
Look for the Interface name in your devices, NOT the fcb.
Then contact Apple support and ask them.


Re: Total newbie Installation

fausto roverbella
 

mi spiace , ho lo stesso problema.

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sorry, i have the same problem.

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Ogg: [fcb1010] Total newbie Installation

I'm new to midi and trying to take the first step. I've connected to a roland midi cable to my usb to my macbook running catalina. Using Logic Pro and some other guitar software. Am I looking for the computer to recognize the fcb? If so how and where? I go to Logic Pro and audio midi settings and nothing shows. Everywhere I look in manuals and online there isn't a mention of the very FIRST steps. It's assumed that you just connect it and you're ready to start using it. Not!

Can someone educate me where to look or whatever to understand the very first things to do and look for once connected to my macbook. Then I can get into getting the fcb to trigger some software and enjoy the unit.

Thanks in advance.


Total newbie Installation

Buzzer Man
 

I'm new to midi and trying to take the first step. I've connected to a roland midi cable to my usb to my macbook running catalina. Using Logic Pro and some other guitar software. Am I looking for the computer to recognize the fcb? If so how and where? I go to Logic Pro and audio midi settings and nothing shows. Everywhere I look in manuals and online there isn't a mention of the very FIRST steps. It's assumed that you just connect it and you're ready to start using it. Not!

Can someone educate me where to look or whatever to understand the very first things to do and look for once connected to my macbook. Then I can get into getting the fcb to trigger some software and enjoy the unit.

Thanks in advance.


Re: Should I have MIDI to USB interface in order to record my guitar in DAW? #announcement

Rosen Canev
 

Thanks again!


Re: Should I have MIDI to USB interface in order to record my guitar in DAW? #announcement

EJ SHELDON
 

Since the G5n doesn't do MIDI, you're SOL on using both at once.
Bottom line - HW modelers are best for LIVE playing - no latency.
You can use the FCB to control the presets on up to 5 instances of up to five plug-ins on up to five separate tracks at once.
But it sucks for LIVE playing because of the latency of plug-ins.
Modern modelers like Helix can do lots more than your G5n, including most of the MIDI capabilities of BOTH the FCB and plug-ins, making you forget all about plug-ins like GR5 except for post-processing/re-amping, but are pricey.

Again, make a list in priority order of what you NEED from your rig vs what you'd LIKE from your rig.
Some people feel that lists are old-fashioned and a waste of time, but they can be very helpful in situations like yours.


Re: Should I have MIDI to USB interface in order to record my guitar in DAW? #announcement

Rosen Canev
 

Thanks a lot!
By FCB 1010 I'd like to control GR5' presets in DAW, nothing else. I am not familiar with MIDI. 

The best for me would be If I can combine both Zoom G5n and GR5 presets  into one foot controller, this is what I want.


Re: Should I have MIDI to USB interface in order to record my guitar in DAW? #announcement

EJ SHELDON
 

Just wanted to add. If you record a track from the G5n and simultaneously record a clean track, you can use GR5 on the clean track and replace or combine that with the G5n recording. In that scenario latency is irrelevent.

Just something else to think about.


Re: Should I have MIDI to USB interface in order to record my guitar in DAW? #announcement

EJ SHELDON
 

If you like the sound of your G5n (many do), then it's still a very viable device, and it's an Audio Interface in it's own right.
IOW, you don't NEED the UX2.
Frankly, I doubt that GR5 sounds better. I've had GR5 for years, I never use it anymore.

The G5n lacks MIDI, but has the advantage over GR5 of being able to record with ZERO Latency, it being HARDWARE vs a PLUG-IN. Your UX2 (being pretty long in the tooth) probably has around 20ms latency. I don't know about the latency on the G5n, but I can tell you that the latency on my Helix (newer tech than either the G5n or the UX2) is around 20ms @ 128 samples. It's better at 64 samples (<>14ms), but my 7th gen i7 laptop can't handle 64 samples without noise.

Also keep in mind that in order control GR5 via MIDI you'll need a MIDI controller. You can still find the proprietary controller/interface that NI made on eBay, but that's VERY old and discontinued tech.

The FCB, while useful for controlling GR5, is better with the UNO chip. And one of the best added functions of the UNO chip, the ability to send Stompbox (CC) messages on preset load, doesn't work with GR5.

The FCB can, however be very useful for controlling the transport of your DAW. It's nice to be able to Start/Stop recording without taking your hands off your guitar!

Apart from controlling a plug-in or your DAW transport, the only use for MIDI is being able to control your audio hardware/plug-ins from recorded MIDI. IOW, with the G5n you won't be able to pre-record a performance and have the DAW playback do all of your preset changes on the G5n. Do you need that?

The best thing that you can do at this point is to make a list of your IMMEDIATE needs. Once you have that, I can give better advice.


Re: Should I have MIDI to USB interface in order to record my guitar in DAW? #announcement

Rosen Canev
 

Thank you so much!

I also have ZOOM G5n. Probably it is needless now..... I have no idea!


Re: A Little Inspiration - Neon Vines

chrisw_63
 

Nice!  I've always wanted to do that!  Just haven't bit the bullet to get OnSong yet.


Re: Should I have MIDI to USB interface in order to record my guitar in DAW? #announcement

EJ SHELDON
 

You can't connect the FCB to the UX2.
You would connect the UM1 to the FCB, then connect the UM1 and the UX2 to your computer's USB ports.
To save USB ports you could try using a hub, but hubs are iffy, might work, might not.
In GR5 Standalone you'll need to select the UX2 for Audio and the UM1 for MIDI.
to use GR5 as a Plug-In in Reaper you'll need to make the same selections in Reaper Audio and MIDI Preferences.
You'd then create an Audio Track with GR5, and a MIDI track with the UM1 as Input and the GR5 Track as Output.


Re: Should I have MIDI to USB interface in order to record my guitar in DAW? #announcement

Roger Colwell
 

I removed the #wanted tag from your post as it causes replies to be private, and this topic is best answered publicly. It's probably too late now as emails would have gone out including the hashtag. I'll be changing the #wanted hashtag shortly to offer both private reply and public reply versions.

Sorry I don't have an answer myself but others here are very likely to respond/recommend ...
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