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Re: Total newbie Installation

Buzzer Man
 

Was my b'day Tues so been recovering. Now diving into your tutorial. I'll get my brain around this and definitely reach back with comments once I understand what I'm doing :)

Learning curves and all...


On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 2:40 PM EJ SHELDON <bluesrock13@...> wrote:
OK, you probably should spend some time reading the THU Manual.
Attached is a sysex file. I've tested it using TH3, and it works as follows:

Bank 00
Pedals 1-5 send CC#s 111-115
Pedals 6-10 send PC#s 000-004

Bank 01
Pedals 1-5 send CC#s 111-115
Pedals 6-10 send PC#s 005-009

All Presets in all Banks
Expression Pedal A = CC#126
Expression Pedal B = CC#127

Although THU numbers it's Presets 1-Infinity (however many are allowed per bank), PC#000 will always load Preset 1. This whole numbering thing is transparent in use, I only mention it since when you load the sysex in your MIDI Editor (loaded properly in the Ed Dixon Editor (in the Files area FCB1010Editor>FCB1010PCEditorInstall.zip). Follow the directions to load the sysex into your FCB.

In THU>MIDI you'll want to set the first two items per the attached screenshot.

You can then decide what you want to control and use LEARN to assign buttons 1-5 (CC#s 111-115).
Tap Tempo is in the last group.(OTHER). I assume that's what you meant by "CLICK", though /Solo I'm not sure? Anyhow, you'll want to click BPM in the second (under the Menu) Bar so that it shows INTERNAL to use Tap Tempo.

Expression Pedals can be assigned to the individual controls on the images by Right Clicking on the control. If you select "Learn MIDI for Current Preset you can reuse the Expression pedals in other presets for other controls. DON'T FORGET to SAVE THE PRESET! whenever you assign MIDI or make any other changes to a preset. Keep in mind that you must press a button, any button 1-10, before the Expression Pedals are active.

The attached sysex allows you access to 10 Presets. If you need more, just set up the pedals in additional banks same as the first two, but with different PC#s.

Questions?


Re: Total newbie Installation

EJ SHELDON
 

OK, you probably should spend some time reading the THU Manual.
Attached is a sysex file. I've tested it using TH3, and it works as follows:

Bank 00
Pedals 1-5 send CC#s 111-115
Pedals 6-10 send PC#s 000-004

Bank 01
Pedals 1-5 send CC#s 111-115
Pedals 6-10 send PC#s 005-009

All Presets in all Banks
Expression Pedal A = CC#126
Expression Pedal B = CC#127

Although THU numbers it's Presets 1-Infinity (however many are allowed per bank), PC#000 will always load Preset 1. This whole numbering thing is transparent in use, I only mention it since when you load the sysex in your MIDI Editor (loaded properly in the Ed Dixon Editor (in the Files area FCB1010Editor>FCB1010PCEditorInstall.zip). Follow the directions to load the sysex into your FCB.

In THU>MIDI you'll want to set the first two items per the attached screenshot.

You can then decide what you want to control and use LEARN to assign buttons 1-5 (CC#s 111-115).
Tap Tempo is in the last group.(OTHER). I assume that's what you meant by "CLICK", though /Solo I'm not sure? Anyhow, you'll want to click BPM in the second (under the Menu) Bar so that it shows INTERNAL to use Tap Tempo.

Expression Pedals can be assigned to the individual controls on the images by Right Clicking on the control. If you select "Learn MIDI for Current Preset you can reuse the Expression pedals in other presets for other controls. DON'T FORGET to SAVE THE PRESET! whenever you assign MIDI or make any other changes to a preset. Keep in mind that you must press a button, any button 1-10, before the Expression Pedals are active.

The attached sysex allows you access to 10 Presets. If you need more, just set up the pedals in additional banks same as the first two, but with different PC#s.

Questions?


Re: Total newbie Installation

Buzzer Man
 

Appreciate the thorough reply. I did give it a few days to go over what I might need. Basically I'll want a setup that will allow this:

Have approx. 9 main guitar sounds. Then a solo/lead click for each of these. And then wah wah and volume on 2 or three of them. I'll mainly want a setup that mirrors how I'd play live with it if I was using regular pedals et al.

So ultimately I'll just need perhaps a Global setup? I don't understand all this yet but trying to start on the right track for my long term needs. I do understand what you mean regarding the banks and the pedal not syncing with TH-U in terms of switching banks.

I won't need to have the ability via the pedal to alter the amount of distortion real time or change the delay real time ot other really intricate midi adjustments. Yet I can see the use and need for the option to add some reverb swell or some special effect as a one off during a solo. Maybe this could be done with one of the expression pedals?


Re: FCB 1010 Uno editor 1.0.7 #wanted

Roger Colwell
 

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Re: FCB 1010 Uno editor 1.0.7 #wanted

Dave Abbott
 

Hi Michael

Just in case you didn't get my email reply, I did get the email, thanks soooo much but the file got quarantined. Any chance you could send it via wetransfer or to my gmail address which is daveabbott5653@...

Best Regards

Dave


Re: FCB 1010 Uno editor 1.0.7 #wanted

Michael Whocares
 

Dave, please check your mails... ;-)

Regards,
Michael


FCB 1010 Uno editor 1.0.7 #wanted

Dave Abbott
 

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
cricket@...


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.

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