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#502616 - 04/12/21 10:51 AM Re: Yamaha Genos 2 anticipated release date [Re: Tapas]
Tapas Offline
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Registered: 11/19/02
Posts: 246
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Now that I have figured out how easy it would be trigger the Style Elements on the Yamaha GENOS using any MIDI Foot Controller, I have boiled down my choices to these two units:


  • Behringer FCB1010
  • Roland FC-300



Scouring the Internet, I found these two threads discussing the Pros and Cons between these two units.

https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index....roller.1259660/


https://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=6102.0


Everyone is in universal agreement that the Roland FC-300 MIDI Foot Controller has way better build quality. It is built to last with trouble free operation for many years.

Not a single user has been disappointed owning this unit, although the price is high.

On the other hand, the Behringer FCB1010 offers a slew of functions at a bargain basement price. Even if you break 3 units, you will still be ahead of the game.

For me the biggest advantage of the Behringer FCB1010 will be the free FCB1010 Manager Editor software that is available. This editor makes it a breeze to program 5 Program Changes plus 2 Control Changes per Preset.

You can have 100 presets grouped under 10 Banks that you can Name and add some descriptive notes. This is ideal for organizing everything.

The Roland FC-300 has no such editor, although the User Interface is easy enough to enter your data.

No one has the Behringer FCB1010 in stock. It is in back order.

The Roland FC-300 is available right now. It is the gold standard of all MIDI Foot Controllers.

Owners of both units have pointed out that the 2 pedals on the FC-300 feel a lot better than the ones on the FCB1010. Besides, the two pedals on the Roland unit comes with a toe switch which is absent in the Behringer unit.

Decision time!

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#502617 - 04/12/21 12:54 PM Re: Yamaha Genos 2 anticipated release date [Re: Tapas]
Tapas Offline
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Registered: 11/19/02
Posts: 246
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
The User Manual for the Roland FC-300 MIDI Foot Controller is exceptionally well written.

http://lib.roland.co.jp/support/en/manuals/res/1810998/FC-300_e2.pdf

This is one of the rare Foot Controllers that support a SysEx Mode. So, all bases are covered. This gets Diki's stamp of approval!

Since this device can communicate via System Exclusive messages, it is possible to write an Editor for it.

I found someone has already created an Editor for the Roland FC-300.

fc.Factory 1.1.01

http://www.xfactory-librarians.co.uk/products.html

This is created by Derek Cook.

Derek charges a modest $26 to license this. You would need to install Java Run Time Environment (JRE) Version 11 on your computer.

The Roland FC-300 supports 4 modes of operation:

  • Standard
  • Control
  • Sys Ex
  • Patch


At the moment, this editor only supports the Patch Mode on the FC-300, which is the most useful and important mode.

Derek’s User Guide explains how to operate the Editor.

http://www.xfactory-librarians.co.uk/Downloads/Manuals/fcFactory.pdf





Edited by Tapas (04/12/21 01:00 PM)

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