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FOR NEW APPLICANTS WHO HAVE NOT REPLIED TO THE QUESTIONNAIRE WE EMAIL THEM! #note

Roger Colwell
 

It seems that a few new applicants to join our group do not receive our Questionnaire email in their Inboxes and, because they don't reply to that email, they are never granted membership. (Questionnaire email asks for your name, reasons for wanting to join and whether you also wish to join our UnO subgroup -- it is mandatory to answer it).

If you have applied to join and didn't receive a Welcome email that same day, the chances are that the Questionnaire email has either been blocked by your Mail Server, or has been marked as Junk or Spam and not reached your Inbox. PLEASE CHECK those folders!
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Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Owner/Moderator


Re: Cracking/Popping

chrisw_63
 

Never used Guitar Rig outside of my DAW (and don't use it much, really), so I didn't know about NI's ASIO driver.  Thanks EJ.


Re: Cracking/Popping

EJ SHELDON
 

I've been using my FCB with Guitar Rig since GR2, so I do know of what I speak. I have NOT upgraded to GR6 from GR5, but they didn't change anything significant, just added a couple of new amps shot with newer modeling methods.
The problem chrisw_63 referred to only occurs when using an underpowered, un-optimized computer with too low a sample rate.
What are the specs on your computer?
It does NOT sound like the problem you are describing, but without a sound sample it's impossible to be sure.
I strongly advise against using ASIO4ALL, the stock ASIO driver provided by NI works fine.  
Record a sample of the noise and attach it, along with a description of the effects in use in the preset. I'll try to duplicate it and look for the problem.


Re: Prgrm pedal to act as pedalboard w/TH-U

EJ SHELDON
 

You want the UNO Chip. Whether you want the Original UNO or UNO2 depends on your needs and your programming skills.

With the stock chip you can program the switches to Toggle, but the LEDs WILL NOT reflect that, and you can't set up FAUX TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION as you can with UNO.(SEE BELOW). You can program all 10 switches to toggle, meaning that you can control 10 categories of effects in THU (unless you're planning on setting all FX bypass functions per preset). You said you don't need the BANKS function, so I assume that you realize you won't be using the FCB to change PRESETS in THU.

With either chip. the BANK switches ONLY do BANKS. They change the BANK in the FCB, NOT in THU. You could have different BANKs sending different combinations of different CC and PC messages, allowing you to change PRESETS in THU..

With original UNO You can have top or bottom row set to Toggle, but you'll have the same 5 messages sent in every Bank, which means you'll only be able to control 5 categories of effects in THU (again, unless you're planning on setting all FX bypass functions per preset). You can also program it so that the LEDs reflect the actual status of the THU effects (FAUX TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION), even though the communication is one-way only. You WILL be able to change Presets in THU, as the other 5 switches in each FCB BANK can send PC numbers. Those switches can also send TOGGLING CCs, which could allow you a "Wild Card" Effects control in each Preset.

OR - you could get the UNO2 chip and program every button (except BANKS) to do whatever you want it to, but that requires actual programming with code, not a fully GUI editor like MTN or UNO_ControlCenter.

It sounds to me like you need to learn a bit more about how THU works, and give some more thought to how you'll be using THU ITRW.
 


Re: Cracking/Popping

jeroen@djangofoto.nl
 

Hi Geoff,

Following the messages here for quite a while, never heard anyone combining Guitar Rig 6 and FCB 1010. I have no answer to your problem but if I may, can I ask you this:
Were you used to the FCB with earlier Guitar Rig versions? Do you have the UNO firmware installed? Did you start programming the FCB from scratch, or is there a dump to the FCB possible, to get most functions responding and do some further tweaking?
I have the FCB1010 with firmware 25, and Guitar Rig 6. Just missing some simpel functions on a pedal.

Thanks for your time!
Goodluck with the cracking.
Regards,
Jeroen


Re: Cracking/Popping

chrisw_63
 

This is most likely a problem with too much running on the computer/ipad.  If you have a lot of effects running at the same time, or too many background processes, the audio system can bog down and 'skip'.  If you have a slower computer, and can't find anything taking up a lot of time, you may want to consider upgrading.

If you're running on Windows and don't have an ASIO driver, that is most likely the issue.  Download ASIO4ALL and set it as the sound driver for your DAW, or whatever you're using.


Cracking/Popping

Geoff Brown
 

Hi all,

I’m getting a cracking/popping noise when I turn an effect on/off in Guitar Rig 6 while using the FCB1010 midi controller. Any ideas what could be causing this & how to to possibly fix it?

TIA
Geoff
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Prgrm pedal to act as pedalboard w/TH-U

Andeee
 

Just got pedal for xmas, want it to act as multi pedalboard. On/off for bottom row. I can program expressions fine. Want each pedal with light on for on and same with off. Like the rp1 or rp100 from digitech. Dont need the banks function. I have the manual and downloaded the "mountain?" Program to set it. Havent used program yet. I'm at square 1.


Re: Digitech GSP1101 tuner issue

Jani Kallio
 

Nooo, how couldn't i can see that before, thanks:)


Re: Digitech GSP1101 tuner issue

EJ SHELDON
 

Your first 3 presets are sending the OFF message on Preset Load. 4 and 5 are sending NO CHANGE. If it's OFF it'll stay OFF and vice versa.


Re: Digitech GSP1101 tuner issue

Jani Kallio
 

Ok, my bad, i wondering which one is better:) 


Re: Digitech GSP1101 tuner issue

EJ SHELDON
 

Having the actual sysex (.lgp) is much more helpful than a text file.


Digitech GSP1101 tuner issue

Jani Kallio
 

Hello, i have weird problem with that FX unit and FCB, FCB's button 10 is sending cc88 and that is toggling tuner on/off, so far everything is fine.

But when using FCB's lower buttons to changing presets of The GSP's tuner starts to randomly turning on or off.


Re: Back to the front

chrisw_63
 

Sounds like your Overdrive control is a Toggle - it turns on the first time it gets the trigger, then off the next.  I'm guessing you start with it off (always a good idea for MIDI controlled sequences).  So all you need to do is add another Overdrive Toggle at the end, so it's back where sequence expects it to be when it loops back to the beginning.


Back to the front

Knackers
 

Hello all, and thanks for allowing me to join the group. I have managed to get my fcb1010 to work with Revalver 4, within Reaper with a stock chip. However, when I playback what I have recorded, I notice that when the midi data triggers the Overdrive pedal within Revalver it plays the opposite of what was played the last time during playback depending on the previous state of midi data that was last accessed. As a result, the Overdriven parts of the song are played normally and triggered in the correct areas the first time around, and the next time playback occurs, the clean parts are played in the Overdriven parts. And so on.
Has anyone else experienced this? And know how to fix it?


Re: FCB1010 with BeatBuddy

Earth.Sky.Surf5@...
 

Think of it as a marriage between three: your layout of buttons that works well for how/what you play (this is largely a human thing, how well do you remember what button does what, is the layout logical, this takes time to figure out), what the FCB1010 can output as midi, what your DAW can do. For me it was spending weeks figuring out layouts and fine tuning them, printing out button maps and hoping I’d remember what button does what, then looking at Ableton Live my DAW (in your case Beat Buddy). Soon you will discover limitations of all three compared to what you want to do. Odds are you will need an extra layer of automation to tie it all together, for me it was ClyphXPro which is an automation layer in Ableton Live. Budget is also a consideration. Personally I believe the FCB1010 needs more work to be a fully functional foot controller, many here would disagree, expression pedal control is poor (not fine enough in increments), button layout could be better like using it as a piano keyboard, polyphonic missing, text programmable LEDs (hints of what button does), correct documentation of SYSEX commands, the list goes on, BUT it is an affordable unit and gets there almost/nearenough/goodenough;) . So yes you can do what you want for your BeatBuddy but be prepared to get other tools to make that marriage work.


Re: FCB1010 with BeatBuddy

Chris Astles
 

Welcome to the group!

I've never used BeatBuddy, so can't give you much in the way of specific advice, but the general answer is, "if you can do it by MIDI, you can do it with the FCB1010"

Looking at the "Tempo Control" section in the BeatBuddy MIDI manual, it looks like to trigger a tempo change you would have to send two CC messages - one to 106 with (tempo / 128) rounded down (x) and another to 107 with (tempo - (128 * x)) , with a min of 40 and a max of 300 (see examples).

MSB (CC-106)LSB (CC-107)Resultant tempo
02540
04040
0127127
10128
125153
150178

As for changing pop/polka/fusion beat, assuming that is a "Song" in BeatBuddy, looks like that needs two CCs and a PC. (See "Folder/Song Select" section in same manual as before). Note that the PC would need to be after the CCs, which I believe Prog Chg 5 is the only one which goes after the CCs.

So for number 1, it looks like it would have to be two separate taps - one to change tempo and one to change program. So you could have "Change to Pop" as pedal 1, "Change to 150BPM" as pedal 2, "Change to Polka" as pedal 3, "Change to 160BMP" as pedal 4 etc.

Number 2 - CC111 controls pause/unpause, I think that will be enough?

Number 3 - Don't know enough about the BeatBuddy to make a call on that, sorry

Number 4 - Increase - CC96 / Val, Decrease - CC97 / Val. Each tap in/decrements by Val BPM. Would have to be two separate pedals

Number 5 - Don't think so. Looks like you can only send a CC with a specific value from 0-100 for the volume.

Number 6 - Nothing in that manual about key changes, so looks like a no, at least from the point of view of doing it via FCB.

If you haven't already, check out this video about programming the presets,

And maybe consider buying FCB Control Center to configure the presets via PC/Mac rather than doing it all manually.

Hope this helps!


On Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 23:24 aronshapiro, <aronshap@...> wrote:
Hi all, this is my first post so I appreciate your understanding. Here is what I am looking to be able to do.
 
I perform as a guitarist and lead singer at small events that have long dance sets. The songs are ethnic/religious songs. The style is that I will play one song right into the other. Here are some of the things I would like to be able to do:
 
  1. Transition from one beat style to another. For example, playing a Pop beat at 150 BPM and then with one tap of my foot to switch to a Polka at 160 BPM, then with another tap of my foot switch to a Fusion beat at 110 BPM. 
  2. I'd also want to have a foot pedal that can stop the beat all together
  3. and another pedal that can just jump to a bass drum without any other percussion sounds.
  4. Another foot pedal that can increase or decrease the BPM
  5. Another foot pedal that can increase or decrease the volume
  6. An additional functionality I would love to have is to able to have different chords to be able to play along with the guitar, e.g. E minor, G Major, D Major, C Major, A Minor, B Minor, B Major
I'm thinking that this all may be too complex to configure with one MIDI machine, so maybe it would be possible with 2 taps of the foot with different banks?
 
I know this may be a lot and may be very time consuming to configure, but is it possible with the BeatBuddy along with the FCB1010?
 
Thank you very much and Happy Holidays!


FCB1010 with BeatBuddy

aronshapiro <aronshap@...>
 

Hi all, this is my first post so I appreciate your understanding. Here is what I am looking to be able to do.
 
I perform as a guitarist and lead singer at small events that have long dance sets. The songs are ethnic/religious songs. The style is that I will play one song right into the other. Here are some of the things I would like to be able to do:
 
  1. Transition from one beat style to another. For example, playing a Pop beat at 150 BPM and then with one tap of my foot to switch to a Polka at 160 BPM, then with another tap of my foot switch to a Fusion beat at 110 BPM. 
  2. I'd also want to have a foot pedal that can stop the beat all together
  3. and another pedal that can just jump to a bass drum without any other percussion sounds.
  4. Another foot pedal that can increase or decrease the BPM
  5. Another foot pedal that can increase or decrease the volume
  6. An additional functionality I would love to have is to able to have different chords to be able to play along with the guitar, e.g. E minor, G Major, D Major, C Major, A Minor, B Minor, B Major
I'm thinking that this all may be too complex to configure with one MIDI machine, so maybe it would be possible with 2 taps of the foot with different banks?
 
I know this may be a lot and may be very time consuming to configure, but is it possible with the BeatBuddy along with the FCB1010?
 
Thank you very much and Happy Holidays!


Re: New Owner using SooperLooper under Linux

rmilby@...
 

I have succeeded in programing all the Bank 0 locations to be Notes, and have started to "learn" SooperLooper to respond.

To other beginners: The manual for this is confusing and poorly written and difficult to understand, but I think it is accurate. The single most difficult thing for me was learning how to tell where I was in the programming  sequence. My early attempts often ending in power off - start again.
Finally, when I began talking to myself in earnest ( a clear an indication that the Right Brain knows things that the Left does not) I would  recite:
I want to program location (bank,key_num) (change bank, press key)
I really want to program (DOWN long press)  => sw 2 LED on
I want to select Midi Function ( Up Key quick press) => SELECT LED on
I want to program this function ( Note Function Key long press)
I really want to ( Note Function Key quick press)
I really, really want to ( Up Key quick press) number LED display - it it shows correct number RETYPE it anyway)
Program the note number (tap number keys 0-9)
Done with Location ( DOWN long press )
Watching the "In The Mix" Video was very helpful, as were reassurance from this group that it is possible to program the damn thing, all are very much appreciated.
I think this is impossible without a monitor on your computer - Midisnoop worked for me on Linux with QjackCTL
I also recommend using a known good device (like a midi keyboard) to be sure that your cables , connections and computer software are all working before you start.
Don't forget to change the channel of "CNT 1"  to prevent "Tap-Tempo" messages from going to your midi channel of interest.

Cheers!


Re: Setting Up The Fcb1010 with The new Boss RC-500q

ossandust
 

On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 08:08 PM, <rmilby@...> wrote:
Don't expect the FCB1010 to work with the RC-500 out of the box. The pedal need to be programmed to send the same commands that the FCB-505 sends. 
That sounds very confusing to me, if with "the pedal" you mean the FCB1010. 
The original poster has an FCB1010 equipped with FCB-505 firmware. This means the FCB1010 does not need to be programmed, it is even impossible to program it. It is the RC-500 which needs to be programmed so that it responds to the commands which the FCB1010 sends.
How to configure the RC-505 (for which this firmware was designed) is explained in following video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F4YudOgH9c&feature=youtu.be , the original poster is searching for similar instructions for the RC-500. Maybe other RC-500 users have experience with this?   

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