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RE: MIDI Foot controllers?

Hi Paul!

> Am I off base here?

Yes, you are a bit off base.  The FCB1010 *will* send what you want, it's
just that the manual is very poorly written.  Beside reading it very, very
carefully, you might check out the Yahoo group "fcb1010".  They have an
Editor in their download area that makes programming the FCB1010 much 
and a lot of other info.

You need to do a bit of dancing to program the FCB1010.  I don't think it's
hard to do, just hard to understand how to do it given the manual.

[Anybody remember an old, old TV commercial where they tied a Timex watch
(or maybe it was a Bic pen) onto the shoes of a Flamenco dancer?  We all
thought he was testing the watch (or pen) when he was dancing.  Now I
believe that he was actually programming a FCB1010.]

Dennis Leas

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Sanders [mailto:paul_sanders@adelphia.net]
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 8:55 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: MIDI Foot controllers?

Hi all,

Working on setting up my looper setup with the Electrix Repeather. I'm so
danged new to all of this!

I picked up a Behringer FCB1010 and was working on programming it. What a

The thing I notice is that it has "presets" that apparently fire off midi
commands when you enter the preset.

What I had in mind is a foot controller that I can easily program the
switches to send the appropriat program change/control change messages to
record enable, record, mute, etc. different tracks on the repeater. For my
purposes the Behringer seems all wrong.

Though this may be yet another perspective thing on my part. I've read 
of Repeater users use the Behringer. Are they doing something different 

The Behringer appears to be set where all the buttons represent certain
types of midi messages. In other words, you can't program button 1 to do a
control change message, it's fixed at program change.

I may just be confused, but I spent the afternoon sorting through this.

Am I off base here?

What controllers would you all recommend?



PS: If this has been touched on, I appologize for regurgitating it, I am
just now getting in the mental space of the MIDI learning curve to thing
about this!