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Started by bunkyloo - Last post by bunkyloo
Well Im still working on it. I really want to repair the traces and re do everything that was done and also there are a couple areas that look questionable. So maybe I should start there haha ( a good deal on ebay ) lol.

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Started by rabidgerry - Last post by MikeB
Mikeb, do you know how to use the Switch 1 and Switch 2 outputs on the FCB1010?  I was thinking it would be cool to implement these as well.  Any advice would be very welcome.  Cheers.

Hi Gerry,
The switch outputs are intended to interact with gear that uses a simple switch to change settings rather than midi. For example, if you had a midi effects unit and an amp head,  the fcb can be switching your amp channels as well as sending midi stuff to your effects unit at the same time without you having to tap dance. All my gear is midi, so I have never used them. The tc g-major 2 has an output like this as well,  so I could control three switched devices at once if I had them and if I wanted to.
Just realised that I'm telling a lie. I have a Marshall combo that I could control like this if I ever used it.
Hope that helps.
Cheers.
Mike

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Started by Dante - Last post by Dante
Richard,

I totally get where you're coming from, believe me. I could easily run without any stompboxes, and I have for years. Having the optional 'icing' is nice, and the pedals are not on the floor, they're in the rack, tucked away. The only cables I'm using is patch cords from loop to pedal, so they're only a few inches long = less noise. In fact, I've noticed no noise at all so far. The pedals are on all the time, the G-System simply toggles them on/off.

So, I would never have three pedals if it were not for the clean setup and ease of switching between dirt boxes to compare them. Once I decide which two I keep, I'll dump the third and pick up a synth pedal for keyboard parts.

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Started by rabidgerry - Last post by Chip Roberts
Sort of co-opting the topic of foot controllers and continuous control, does anyone know a good resource to go to for programming this stuff?  I'm trying to get my ART unit to talk to the pedals on the ART X15 controller and the manual is very cryptic.

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Started by Dante - Last post by rnolan
Hey Dante, man it was my pleasure, I knew you really needed it, I'm just teasing about the pedals BTW, you seem to be having lots of fun with them.  A thought though, when you establish what you want icing wise (via the pedals), maybe try programing that into your rack Fx (it will reduce noise and help dynamics).

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Started by Kim - Last post by rnolan
During the late 80's 90's we (The Queue) got to support a variety of bands coming through Canberra, partly because we had so many original songs and they didn't want cover bands.So these are very Australian oriented and predate all the metal stuff you guys are into:AngelsThe SaintsHodo GurusStevie Write (he was not well  :facepalm: ) lovely guy though.Ian Moss (Cold Chisel fame)SwaneeKevin BorichThere are many more just can't remember them, I also worked on many shows like Dire Straits farewell tour (with Hothouse Flowers), Hunters and Collectors (mixed them), Deck Chairs Overboard (did the fold back, my introduction to West Wylong NSW Australia  :facepalm: and a triple 4 way PA just when the world was changing from pin 3 hot to pin 2 (whyyyyy, so stupid, oh the US and Japan want us to  :facepalm: ) on XLR plugs, anyway this had many challenges.... particularly after a full day in Sydney followed by a 10 hour drive in a truck to West Wylong, load in to showground, set up on 2 semi trailer backs, sun comes up and then we work all day, pack up, get to bed at 4am
Spent most of the day with Joe Satriani (as his runner/driver), very nice guyMet Michael Hutchence (INXS) at a venue in Sydney, lovely guy, he still had really bad pimples/Acne back then.Of all the musicians I've met over the years, the better they are seems the nicer person they are, they have nothing to prove and are happy to give you the time of day.  The alsorans, and there are many, are generally painful (and their crew tend to be even worse).

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Started by Dante - Last post by Dante
Richard,

I can't tell you how much I appreciate you letting me get in front of you in line for that Classic.  :bow: :bow: :bow: If I ever let the Classic go, you will always have first right of refusal.

That said, I use the Classic as my main preamp and for all the 'base' tones. The pedals are just the icing on the cake for a couple patches. They're fun to ADD to the Classic, but not in lieu of it. The G-system makes it easy to access the pedals via the loops. Next, I'll chain a couple of them together in one loop :0


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Started by Dante - Last post by rnolan
Hey Dante, looks like a dogs breakfast LoL, How do you get your foot in there  :dunno: , ahh this is where the TC thingy comes in with its loops. At the end of the day I'm glad you are getting the sounds you want, just seems to be a regressive (and complicated) way to do it (albeit very interesting).  Isn't this what the Kempler attempts to solve ?  Not to poo poo your journey, but each additional $40 box adds noise and changes the dynamics/clarity of your signal. But hey. if it gets you want you want  :thumb-up: (sorry but the best thing about ADA preamps/poweramps/cabs/rack Fx to me was to rid myself of those pesky pedals and wall warts, granted the TC solves some of that). Anyway, your having fun  :whoohoo!::metal: and that's what really matters.

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Started by Chucky - Last post by rnolan
That's coz he's cheating LoL

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Started by rabidgerry - Last post by rnolan
Hey RG, Glad you got it working the way you wanted it  :whoohoo!: . And good info for those playing around with their FCBs or similar.  The main thing is working out what you want to happen (requirements) and then how to implement them.  Different gear has different capabilities and possibilities and there are generally a number of ways to achieve the outcome (requirement).  ADAs implantation of CC was early days and various units have limitations compared to more recent bits of kit.  Your FCB can do so much more than my MXC but a MP1 ignores everything except patch changes, so you have to map what you've got to the other stuff you've got.  Often that involves multiple patches to achieve the result (one way to go), what one can do with one CC toggle message depends on what the receiving gear can respond to, or what it has to be set to as a starting point.  E.g. the MB1 has to have some on/off parameters (like chorus on/off) on in the patch so then you can toggle it.My "limited" understanding of the FCB from chats with Mike is pressing 1 button can do a bunch of stuff (good news for modern man) and you can program it from a PC interface, the main thing though is working out exactly what you want (which you've done  :thumb-up: ) which is the plainly obvious bit to me.  How you achieve it then depends on what you have and understanding what it can or can't do.  E.g. like Mike having a FCB, MP1 & GMaj2.  So the MP1 is just going to respond to patch changes, the GMaj2 however, will respond to lots of stuff from the FCB including various CC messages including 2 expression pedals.Anyway it's never really plainly obvious (well maybe sometimes if it's really simple), while what you can do may be obvious if you know the gear well, what someone else wants is what they want.

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