Starting out with FCB 1010
This is such an amazing forum! So positive and helpful. I am hopeful to be loopin'-out in no time,
but weary that my MIDIphobia will get the better of me.
My FCB 1010 arrives today -- and I know it will take some setting up and learning -- but I want to avoid some
classic newbie pitfalls if possible.
QUESTION #1: Is it imperative I purchase and instal an EPROM chip before I do anything?
QUESTION #2: It it useful to have a midi editor app like this one: http://www.wabbitwanch.com/iFCB.html
...(is it possible to map bindings on my laptop into FCB -- then disconnect walk over to iPAD 2 connect and it reads it?)
QUESTION #3: Shouldn't Michael get an APP OF THE DECADE AWARD?
There are so many FCB users -- and while I've not explored the Yahoo group -- I wonder if anyone would like to create a white paper for "What to do with your FCP out of the box and LOOPY HD" ...
A question re: audio in's and out's: Here's my gear set-up:
GEAR: 2xSM58 mics / Elec guitar / Acous Guitar / Uke w/ pickup. INTO MIXER
MPKmini controller INTO powered USB HUB (not not a 3.0 - problem?)
iPAD 2 - 30pin extender cable - CCK - INTO USB HUB
USB HUB INTO Roland Duo Capture I/O
QUESTION: What is the best way to go FROM the MIXER INTO the I/O ?
The issue of channels being panned L & R in Loopy has been an for me..maybe because I think I have
to use both IN's on my I/O ? .... Is the RIGHT CONNECTION: 1/8" HEADPHONE OUT on MIXER to 1/4" LINE IN on I/O?
Should I use STEREO RCA via TAPE OUT on Mixer into a SINGLE LINE IN on I/O?
QUESTION: If I introduce guitar pedals -- should I use the FX SENDS on mixer? .... at one point I tired to integrate a TC HELICON guitar / vocal processor -- and really got myself in a pretzel. (newbie pitfalls) ....
So -- those are my questions -- and I thank you in advance for helping me sort it out.