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Re: Fixed Flashing '88' problem!

ossandust
 

There is some confusion possible when reading the replies, so here are the details : 
flashing 88 can have 2 possible causes : 
1. The original idea of the flashing 88 was to indicate that the RAM chip is defective. For that, the Behringer firmware writes to the RAM chip at startup, and reads back the data. If there is a difference, this indicates a RAM defect which is shown through a flashing "88" being displayed.
2. However there is a bug in the Behringer firmware : when a MIDI IN cable is connected, and MIDI data is being sent to the FCB1010 during startup, this data also ends up in the RAM and confuses the RAM test, resulting in a flashing "88".
Therefore, first thing to do is power on the FCB1010 with no cable connected to the MIDI IN. If you still have the flashing "88", it is a correct indication of a defective RAM, and the RAM chip needs to be replaced. This should preferably be done in a service centre, since it involves desoldering a small SMD device and soldering in the replacement part.  
If you only have the flashing 88 with a MIDI cable connected to the MIDI IN connector, it's just the firmware bug. It can be avoided by always unplugging the MIDI cable during startup, or it can be solved by upgrading the firmware to UnO, which has this bug corrected. Replacing the firmware means swapping the PROM chip (not the RAM or EEPROM). This is easy and can be done by anyone - as correctly described above by Michael King.

Re: Fixed Flashing '88' problem!

anna
 

Thank you! And apologies for the dumb follow-up question, but is the Eprom the same as the RAM chip? I guess I'm worried, since the o.p. put in the UnO chip and still had a flashing 88 issue, until replacing the other chip? Thanks!

Re: Fixed Flashing '88' problem!

Michael King
 

You can look up the instructions online. It’s pretty simple. You take off the bottom, and you’ll see the EEPROM Chip. It will have a paper tag on it. You very carefully pry the chip up. Moving around the chip so that it comes out as evenly as possible. Note the orientation on the Chip. It can be installed incorrectly. Take a picture of the chip before you remove it. That way you’ll have a reference when replacing the chip. Push the new chip down evenly, and make sure it’s seated properly. Good luck!!

On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 12:45 PM anna <meadorsanna@...> wrote:
(I realize this is probably hopeless asking 10 years later but...) I'd also like to know how you replaced the RAM chip! I have a brand new, completely useless unit and I'm very sad. :( :( 

Re: blinking 88 at switch on - without Midi In Connected

anna
 

(Sorry again for jumping on old threads!) Did you mean replace the unit or replacing the Eprom? I'm having the same issue, flashing 88 whether or not the midi cables are plugged in, and can't reset anything. Thanks!

Re: Fixed Flashing '88' problem!

anna
 

(I realize this is probably hopeless asking 10 years later but...) I'd also like to know how you replaced the RAM chip! I have a brand new, completely useless unit and I'm very sad. :( :( 

88 msg + won't let me factory reset

anna
 

Hey everyone! I searched the threads and couldn't find a solution, so apologies if I missed something! I recently got an FCB1010 (using the chip it comes with, no upgrades) and I was trying to send program it to send midi messages to MaxMSP. I got sort of close from doing the programming via 'riverdance' (lol) but it would send multiple numbers, sometimes weird numbers that I didn't program, etc. I had a friend help me out, and downloaded the FCB1010 Manager, but I made the mistake of opening it when my FCB was plugged into my computer (with both midi in and out plugged in), and ever since then, I get the flashing 88 when I turn on my FCB. 

I didn't send anything to it when I opened the Manager, but that is definitely when the problem started. Other info: I'm using a Roland UM-ONE mk2, going into an apple USB C adapter, with my mid-2019 Macbook Pro. 

I can't factory reset, I can't turn it on in global config mode, I can't do a pedal calibration, it always turns on with the 88. I can get it to stop blinking if I go to edit on of the pedals, but it doesn't solve anything, since it still sends multiple numbers, or nothing at all, to Max... ughhh

I'm hoping there is a fix, I guess worst case scenario I'll try getting one of the upgrade chips, but does anyone have any recommendations to try before that? Will the upgrade chip even help with this? Thanks in advance!

Re: How to program Guitar Rig 5 with FCB/UnO editor ? #wanted

EJ SHELDON
 

I assume that you installed the UNO chip according to the instructions in that User Guide.
Now go to the page where you bought ControlCenter and download the ControlCenter User Guide.
Configuring the UNO Chip to work like the stock chip is easy. The User Guide even has PICTURES!
Remember, you have the UNO Chip, 
Attached is a ControlCenter sysex to use with GR5 when you decide to go for the BIG TIME!

Re: How to program Guitar Rig 5 with FCB/UnO editor ? #wanted

Rosen Canev
 

Hi!
I bought the new UNO chip v 1.04. and Uno control center editor as well. But I am completely confused now. I also found this User guide. I don't want to use stompbox mode for now, just want to control Guitar Rig 5 presets as before with the stock old chip.     

Use of a FCB1010 running UnO firmware and one Boss FV500

Faith Banini
 

This article covers the use of a FCB1010 running UnO firmware and one Boss FV500 as an extra expression pedal (connected via the pedal jack).
 
My goal was to set up the FCB1010 to work exactly the same in each FCB program, and use the Axe-FX patches to determine what happens with each pedal press (via scenes and external controllers), because it is much easier to program than the FCB.

https://prezhost.com/2020/03/02/use-of-a-fcb1010-running-uno-firmware-and-one-boss-fv500/
 

Re: UnO Chip and Software

Faith Banini
 

Thanks Roger

Re: UnO Chip and Software

EJ SHELDON
 

THE Official sources:
 
The Uno Chip:
 
https://www.fcb1010.eu/
 
UNO_ControlCenter Editor
 
https://www.fcb1010.uno/

Re: UnO Chip and Software

Opinca Cristian
 

Thanks



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-------- Original message --------
From: Roger Colwell <roger.colwell@...>
Date: 2020-03-01 4:45 p.m. (GMT-05:00)
To: main@fcb1010.groups.io
Subject: Re: [fcb1010] UnO Chip and Software

https://www.fcb1010.eu/

I've also added you as a member of the UnO subgroup here: https://fcb1010.groups.io/g/uno/ so you can check out their topics too ...

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Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Owner/Moderator

Re: UnO Chip and Software

Roger Colwell
 

https://www.fcb1010.eu/

I've also added you as a member of the UnO subgroup here: https://fcb1010.groups.io/g/uno/ so you can check out their topics too ...

--
Roger Colwell
FCB1010 Group Owner/Moderator

UnO Chip and Software

Faith Banini
 

Can anyone direct me to a credible place to get the UnO Chip and Software

Re: Another Question about the UnO Chip and Software

chrisw_63
 

Since most western scales only have 8 notes, the FCB1010 has plenty of foot switches for a scale as long as it's not in stompbox mode.  You even have two extra so you can add a couple jazz notes, passing tones, or set them to tell your synth to change octaves.  With ten banks, you can have ten different scales programmed at the same time.

That said, the FCB1010 isn't ideal for that kind of thing.

Re: Another Question about the UnO Chip and Software

llatham@...
 

Ok that does help.

I'd have to put the 5 black keys on the 5 upper pedals (assuming those are the stompbox ones) and pick 5 other white keys or something goofy probably!

I wish I never sold my old Elka pedal controller for keys!

I might just buy another FCB down the road and use it stock for this purpose - one in E Major, one in G Major, etc. - or song specific so I can have correct octaves for a song (wouldn't even have to be a scale, and could be high notes, or trigger samples on my synth). If I was playing both keys and guitar (which I often have to do) I'd need both anyway...

Re: Another Question about the UnO Chip and Software

EJ SHELDON
 
Edited

"What I'm asking is if the stompox mode can be turned on or off per bank?"

No.

While the Stompboxes can send any signal you want, they will always send the same signals, on the same MIDI Channels, in every Bank.
You can send NOTES, but if you want the CC messages also, they're going to send in EVERY Bank.
And the SAME NOTES (when assigned to Stompboxes) will send on every Bank.
BUT....suppose you select a Preset that doesn't REQUIRE CC control - IOW, the devices in that Preset aren't set to respond to CC#s. You would then have 10 Pedals available for NOTES, as the CCs would simply be ignored.
While NOTES assigned to Stomp boxes will always be the same 5 NOTES, the other 5 normal Preset pedals can be assigned different NOTES in each Bank.

Load up the attached sysex.
Bank 00 allows you to select one of 5 presets. The Stomps send CC#s 001-005, and also NOTES 010-014. No NOTES are sent on the lower Bank.
Bank 01 sends no PCs. The Stomps send CC#s 001-005 and also send NOTES 010-014. The Lower Row Preset pedals send NOTES 110-114.
Bank 02 works the same way, but the Lower Row sends NOTES 115-119.
Bank 03 works the same way, but the Lower Row sends NOTES 120-124.
ALL NOTES ALWAYS SEND ON MIDI CHANNEL 2. Everything else sends on Channel 1.
The MIDI Channel selections were totally random on my part, just to demonstrate how the MIDI Channel configuration in Global Settings works.

If you set some of the Presets called by Bank 00 Preset pedals to respond to CC#s but NOT NOTES, and some vice versa, that's how it should work.
*You don't need the UNO Chip to test this, just use the virtual FCB without attempting a connection.

Hope that helps.

Re: Another Question about the UnO Chip and Software

llatham@...
 

Hello again EJ.

What I'm asking is if the stompox mode can be turned on or off per bank?

If I can't, the manual implies that even though they're in stombox mode, the footswitches can still send any type of message as per the original (just the LED behavior is changed). If so that would be OK for playing pitches like I want to because in that case the state is unimportant - as long as I could assign a note message to all 10 pedals in a given bank.

Re: Another Question about the UnO Chip and Software

EJ SHELDON
 

"once you've set up stompox mode it's always on for every bank on at least the top or bottom row."

This. On one row or the other, but always the same row.

Another Question about the UnO Chip and Software

llatham@...
 

Hello again. I've been using my FCB stock. I've been using it with my Line 6 M13 effects unit and pretty much figured out some cool things to do with it stock.

I ran into a situation this past week where I could have actually used it as a foot controller for a Synth to play notes with it - to use like old Taurus Pedals for example (I know it doesn't make its own sounds, I'd just be triggering a synth bass patch with it via MIDI).

So my question now is, if I were to use the UnO chip, could I set it up so say Bank 0 - 5 were in stombox mode, while banks 6-9 were set so the 10 footswitches sent Note Messages to play synth pitches? Can I "mix and match" like that?

I'm still not totally clear on with the UnO chip if you can just have every bank be different arrangements, or if once you've set up stompox mode it's always on for every bank on at least the top or bottom row.

If not I can always by a 2nd FCB and use it with keys. Even stock it would work pretty well for that.