Re the FCB1010...
One problem with this is that programming it via the
pedalboard itself is the biggest pain in the bollocks since the demolition crew's wrecking
ball broke and they had to strap Buster Gonad to the crane instead.
hear you say, "but surely there's some way of doing it on the PC?"
hear me say, "they really got you there, didn't they...?"
Indeed there are a
couple of programs for it. Neither of them are written or maintained by Behringer. And
neither work on the stock Behringer firmware - they both need the Uno firmware. Which is
fairly cheap, adds some useful features, and apparently fixes a few bugs that Behringer
never got round to sorting; but still, it's another £15 to factor into the cost. Also
neither of them are maintained (to the extent that their owners have let their websites
lapse), but not a big deal since the FCB1010 and Uno firmware haven't been updated in
Ed Dixon's editor is the most user-friendly. The only place it seems
to be available now is
Ripwerx does a few more things, but it's a bit less friendly. http://ripwerxcom.ipage.com/GettingStarted.html
Just found there's a new one at http://www.lg-fcb.com/lgfcb_software.php
but I've not tried it yet,
and it costs 16 Euros.
And the Uno firmware comes from http://www.ossandust.be
Edit again: Oh, and you'll need some kind of MIDI I/O on your PC. The FCB1010 doesn't
have USB built in, because it's too old for that.