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Re: fcb1010 and ART SGX 2000

fill cinefil
 

Chris as I see, you have read, comprehend, and focus at so many things. Or are you an owner of a SGX2000?:-)
If you have some time please take a look at the things written with a red down bellow, inside your text. Thank you in advance.
Sorry, I didn't introduce myself. Filimon Kaltsounis (65) from Greece.

Στις 22/5/2020 10:04 μ.μ., ο chrisw_63 έγραψε:

Like everything back then, the MIDI part of the manual is.. well, looks like it was written by someone who didn't know what they were writing about - which is probably true.  Sad thing is, it hasn't gotten much better with modern MIDI gear.
:-D  I agree and declare that I have a much more ignorance.


Have you tried the PC messages?  At the top of Appendix C it says:
Program change:
Cxh ddh
x = channel number 0h to Fh for channels 1 to 16
dd = program number 0h to 7Fh or 0 to 127
This is a regular PC (program change) message.  The FCB takes care of the channel (and if the SGX is set to OMNI, channel won't matter).  So a PC 00-127 will recall the first 128 (of 200) presets from the SGX.  The number you see on the SGX will be one more than the number you send via MIDI to recall it.  So if you want to recall preset 94, you use PC 93.
All this thing was explained in the FCB manual and it works just fine

For CC messages (what is the CC messages?), did you set Performance MIDI mode for the preset? (that's something I have to check first thing tomorow morning (you are speaking with Greece now it's 2:30 AM)  It looks like you need to turn that on (page 49) for every preset you want to control with the two FCB pedals.  Jack has it right, when you turn Performance MIDI on you have the option to change the CC number from 04 (the default) to whatever you'd like.  The chart also says CC's are used to turn effects on and off.  The chart at the bottom of page 54 lists these:
EXCITER             70
COMPRESSOR          71
DISTORTION          72
EQUALIZER           73
EXPANDER/NOISE GATE 74
REVERB              75
DELAY               76
PITCH TRANSPOSER    77
FLANGE/CHORUS       78
SPECIAL EFFECTS     79
BYPASS              84
So sending a CC 78 with a value of 0 would turn off the Flanger/Chorus. And a CC 78 with a value of 127 would turn it on.  The 0 and 127 are standard for off/on, but some devices reverse them, so swap them if you need to.
Another thing to try would be connecting it to a PC with a MIDI monitor like MIDI-OX.  The manual mentions it has a MIDI monitor built in, but I didn't read it closely.  Start up the monitor and move the pedals, and you should know which CC numbers to use. I have also to check on this

As far as SYSEX messages, there are two reasons to ignore them.  One, the manual is a bit cryptic about everything except switching OMNI mode.  The other reason is that the FCB can't send SYSEX messages.
Hope this helps.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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

Jack Fenton
 

OK, it would be nice to be able to click through the test procedure to actually find the purchase link. I'm sure my interface is good. With that said, it would be nice to know if my configuration could be used with out buying the extension box.

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

ossandust
 

On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 02:55 PM, Atom Smasher wrote:
Is UnO2 usable in a Linux environment, without Win/Mac?
Not for the moment.On paper it should be easy to release a Linux version, but my experience with maintaining Linux applications is not good - the constant OS modifications require continuous updates to keep things running. 
In the future I will be looking into a Raspbian release for TinyBox ControlCenter, because that would give a real advantage for live use: TinyBox ControlCenter can be used as web server for sending FCB1010 status info and sheet music to an iPad, I would personally prefer to take a RaspBerry (or two) on stage rather than an expensive laptop. So once this can prove to be stable enough I will consider a Linux release for UnO2 ControlCenter too. 

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

ossandust
 

it would be a good idea to use the MIDI monitor desktop application instead of the web page. Browser support for the Web MIDI API is not very stable I believe. The desktop application uses the same MIDI library as FCB/UnO ControlCenter and UnO2ControlCenter
I added a link to the desktop app on the webpage only today - it's here : https://github.com/ossandust/midi-monitor 

Re: fcb1010 and ART SGX 2000

chrisw_63
 

Like everything back then, the MIDI part of the manual is.. well, looks like it was written by someone who didn't know what they were writing about - which is probably true.  Sad thing is, it hasn't gotten much better with modern MIDI gear.

Have you tried the PC messages?  At the top of Appendix C it says:
Program change:
Cxh ddh
x = channel number 0h to Fh for channels 1 to 16
dd = program number 0h to 7Fh or 0 to 127
This is a regular PC (program change) message.  The FCB takes care of the channel (and if the SGX is set to OMNI, channel won't matter).  So a PC 00-127 will recall the first 128 (of 200) presets from the SGX.  The number you see on the SGX will be one more than the number you send via MIDI to recall it.  So if you want to recall preset 94, you use PC 93.

For CC messages, did you set Performance MIDI mode for the preset?  It looks like you need to turn that on (page 49) for every preset you want to control with the two FCB pedals.  Jack has it right, when you turn Performance MIDI on you have the option to change the CC number from 04 (the default) to whatever you'd like.  The chart also says CC's are used to turn effects on and off.  The chart at the bottom of page 54 lists these:
EXCITER             70
COMPRESSOR          71
DISTORTION          72
EQUALIZER           73
EXPANDER/NOISE GATE 74
REVERB              75
DELAY               76
PITCH TRANSPOSER    77
FLANGE/CHORUS       78
SPECIAL EFFECTS     79
BYPASS              84
So sending a CC 78 with a value of 0 would turn off the Flanger/Chorus. And a CC 78 with a value of 127 would turn it on.  The 0 and 127 are standard for off/on, but some devices reverse them, so swap them if you need to.
Another thing to try would be connecting it to a PC with a MIDI monitor like MIDI-OX.  The manual mentions it has a MIDI monitor built in, but I didn't read it closely.  Start up the monitor and move the pedals, and you should know which CC numbers to use.

As far as SYSEX messages, there are two reasons to ignore them.  One, the manual is a bit cryptic about everything except switching OMNI mode.  The other reason is that the FCB can't send SYSEX messages.
Hope this helps.

Re: fcb1010 and ART SGX 2000

fill cinefil
 

Thank you, Jack. I have tried all of these and because the unit has 2 pedals I have also try to use them and at the reverse order. Still nothing. I am thinking, maybe the EPROM update? But still, I have my doubts. And 25 + post is something to consider. Anyway, the effect is almost 30 years old.

Στις 22/5/2020 4:10 μ.μ., ο jack_fenton via groups.io έγραψε:

It looks like by default the left expression pedal is CC4 and right is CC11 so probably best to set your FCB1010 up that way.

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

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Is UnO2 usable in a Linux environment, without Win/Mac?




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

Jack Fenton
 

I even tried a different MIDI Interface with the same issue. This time I tried my iConnectivity Audio4+ MIDI interface.
Again it detects 1.0.4 but then times out.

Works fine with Uno Control Center although I had to set it back up for large dump size.


Jack Fenton

jack_fenton@...



On Friday, May 22, 2020, 07:36:53 AM PDT, Jack Fenton via groups.io <jack_fenton@...> wrote:


Interesting, my interface did not pass the test however I have always used it with the current firmware with no trouble.
I have a MIO1. It detects the firmware but times out.  I think in the FCB Uno Control Center, I had set it up to use multiple smaller SysEx messages.
Does the web interface also support this option?

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

Jack Fenton
 

Interesting, my interface did not pass the test however I have always used it with the current firmware with no trouble.
I have a MIO1. It detects the firmware but times out.  I think in the FCB Uno Control Center, I had set it up to use multiple smaller SysEx messages.
Does the web interface also support this option?

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

ossandust
 

On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 01:49 PM, Jack Fenton wrote:
Hi, I didn't see a link for actually ordering the firmware.
It's on the main page, https://www.fcb1010.eu, but you might need to refresh the page in case the older version of the page is still in your browser cache

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

Jack Fenton
 

Hi, I didn't see a link for actually ordering the firmware.


Jack Fenton

jack_fenton@...



On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 08:06:00 AM PDT, ossandust <ossan.dust@...> wrote:


I just released brand new firmware. 
"UnO2" is not a successor for the current "UnO" firmware. It's a shrinked down version of the TinyBox firmware (https://www.tinybox.rocks), which takes a completely different approach : 
- any mix of presets, stompboxes, momentary effects possible in each bank
- any number of MIDI messages possible in each preset, on any MIDI channel. 
More info on https://www.fcb1010.eu/uno2.html , where you will also find a link to the manual. 
In the end this became a huge project, of a completely different scale than the UnO firmware (by the time I wrote down all features in detail, the manual was 50 pages long... ) 
The firmware comes with an editor included. The editor can be tried out online : https://www.fcb1010.eu/uno2_editor.html 
and a few examples of the possibilities and programming syntax can be seen here : https://www.fcb1010.eu/uno2_demo.html 

Re: fcb1010 and ART SGX 2000

Jack Fenton
 

It looks like by default the left expression pedal is CC4 and right is CC11 so probably best to set your FCB1010 up that way.

fcb1010 and ART SGX 2000

fill cinefil
 

I want to make a question to the community. I have an old (guitar) sound processor from the '90s. It is the ART SGX 2000, and I am using the FCB1010. I can use the banks and direct access etc.
I have tried the directions to use the expression pedals from the manual of the FCB1010, I can't make them work. Some tips would be helpful. I have also to mention that uses Sysex information.
Secondary, if I have to use this chip upgrades (UNO, UNO2 etc), which one would be the most appropriate.


Just for reference a photo of the product with his original pedalboard (that I never had), and the user manual.

Error codes?

Jens Andersson
 

Two questions:
1. What should the display show if the start up sequence has finalized OK?
2. Is there a list of error codes somewhere?

(I have tried to find answers to these questions in the FAQ and the messages collection and failed...)

//Jens

Re: Page Up Page Down buttons

EJ SHELDON
 

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 06:07 PM, Timothy Payne wrote:
Probably a dumb question. I have the Uno 1.0.4 installed. I use it to control a Beatbuddy. I used to have a RJM Mastermind LT but switched to the FCB1010 because the bottom buttons are so much closer to the floor. Anyway my question. Is it possible to change the Up and Down buttons to be used as other preset buttons? I mostly use the bottom buttons and don't have any reason to change banks. You can program every button on the RJM Mastermind LT.Thanks!
No.

Page Up Page Down buttons

Timothy Payne
 

Probably a dumb question. I have the Uno 1.0.4 installed. I use it to control a Beatbuddy. I used to have a RJM Mastermind LT but switched to the FCB1010 because the bottom buttons are so much closer to the floor. Anyway my question. Is it possible to change the Up and Down buttons to be used as other preset buttons? I mostly use the bottom buttons and don't have any reason to change banks. You can program every button on the RJM Mastermind LT.Thanks!

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

matt kaine
 

Super Exciting, going to verify with the editor today and order one as soon as I am sure it works.

Thanks so much for all your hard work!

Re: 88 msg + won't let me factory reset

Jens Andersson
 

I am in the same situation, unfortunately. Brand new FCB1010, directly out of the box, shows blinking 88 at startup. No programming, no self test, no revert to default settings possible.

Is this common?

//Jens

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

ossandust
 
Edited

I just released brand new firmware. 
"UnO2" is not a successor for the current "UnO" firmware. It's a shrinked down version of the TinyBox firmware (https://www.tinybox.rocks), which takes a completely different approach : 
- any mix of presets, stompboxes, momentary effects possible in each bank
- any number of MIDI messages possible in each preset, on any MIDI channel. 
More info on https://www.fcb1010.eu/uno2.html , where you will also find a link to the manual. 
In the end this became a huge project, of a completely different scale than the UnO firmware (by the time I wrote down all features in detail, the manual was 50 pages long... ) 
The firmware comes with an editor included. The editor can be tried out online : https://www.fcb1010.eu/uno2_editor.html 
and a few examples of the possibilities and programming syntax can be seen here : https://www.fcb1010.eu/uno2_demo.html

Re: Unprogrammed Control Change

Len Brown
 

That was it... Thank you!
Len