This block diagram shows the connections and default settings. (Click on it to make it bigger)
And here are three excellent videos by Brian Gerding of Benoni Studios:
What is it?
Is 11PROM hard to install?
No, it just takes 5 minutes and a screwdriver. Here's a video showing you how to do it:
So, no more programming the FCB1010?
What do I need for this setup?
An Avid Eleven Rack effect processor, a Behringer FCB1010, and a MIDI cable.
How does it work?
The 11PROM-ized FCB1010 operates in 3 modes, customized for the Eleven Rack MIDI implementation.
What are the three modes?
1) EF, or Effect Mode
This mode allows for the user to directly turn individual effects on and off using the pedals on the FCB1010. The effects include Distortion, Modulation, Delay, Reverb, Wah, FX1, FX2, FX-Loop, & Amp.
The LEDs on pedals 1-9 reflect the On/Unknown/Off status of each of the effects. (Unknown is exhibited by a LED blip every other second). All pedal LEDs are in the unknown state upon entering EF mode. But once a pedal in EF mode is pressed, the effect state is then known to be 'on' or 'off', and is reflected on the pedal LED accordingly. The first press of a pedal sends an 'On' command.
Tap Tempo is also accessible from this mode.
2) Pr, or Preset Mode
Pedals 1-4 set Presets 1-4. Pedals 6 & 7 are Bank decrement/ increment (hold either down to scroll through the banks A-Z/a-z). Pedal 8 is the User/Factory Bank toggle. Easy, right?
New for version 1.3+, Pedal 9 is "EF Flashback". When enabled, you're automatically returned to EF mode after a selecting a rig.
And pedal 10 toggles the tuner on/off.
3) FP, or Favorite Preset Mode
We really dig this mode - we think you'll like it too. Once you've entered a preset in Pr mode - you can assign that preset to a pedal in FP. To assign a pedal, just hold the pedal down for 5+ seconds. Fill all 10 pedals with your favorite presets. To recall them, just tap the pedal!
How do I move between modes?
Use the UP & DOWN pedal.
Tell me more about Effect Mode.
It's most easily described in a table:
In Pr mode, what does the alphabet look like on the FCB1010?
A little funky, but definitely readable. And much easier than doing some mathmatical conversion in your head to figure out the rig! The alphabet looks like this:
How about the Expression Pedals?
The left pedal defaults to MultiFX (CC11), but can be switched to control the wah (CC4) by turning the wah on in EF mode (pedal 5). The right pedal is assigned to volume (CC7).
How can I remember which pedal goes with which effect?
Labels come with the 11PROM to be placed on each pedal. And they are glow-in-the-dark, so you can even see them on a dim stage. A label overlay for the 7-segment display panel also comes with the package.
Do you have expression pedal calibration?
Yep! Calibration is performed just like you would with the standard PROM installed:
1) Keep switches 1 and 5 pressed while powering up the unit. (You'll see "CA" appear on the 7-segment display.)
2) Move the left expression pedal to the lowest position (heel closest to the ground - should see a number on display <10), then press the UP pedal.
3) Now move the left expression pedal to the highest position (heel furthest from the ground - should see a number on display >70), followed by pressing the UP pedal.
4) Repeat steps 2 & 3 but with the right expression pedal. Normal power-on follows.
Both expression pedals are now calibrated! The values are stored in non-volatile memory in the FCB1010, so it'll remember the values even after it has been turned off.
Another great video from Brian Gerding (Benoni Studio) shows this in action:
Anything else cool?
Actually, yes. We've included a diagnostic mode (initiated by holding 1 & 0 on power-up) that checks all of the pedals & LEDs in the box - it even checks the MIDI ports (connect a MIDI cable between FCB1010 MIDI out and FCB1010 MIDI in). You must power cycle the FCB1010 to leave diagnostic mode.
How do I operate the switch outputs?
The switch outputs are not currently implemented. Let us know if that would be a good future addition.
What MIDI channel does the 11PROM-enabled FCB1010 use?
MIDI channel 1.
Where is the 11PROM made/manufactured?
The labels are manufactured and printed in the United States. The EPROM is programmed in the United states. The EPROM is of foreign origin.
How do you ship the 11PROM?
The 11PROM is shipped via USPS First Class Mail (no tracking), in a 6"x9" white Tyvek envelope. The envelope contains the 11PROM, the labels, the Quick Start Guide, and the PROM Upgrade Manual.
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If you have an earlier version of the 11PROM and would like to upgrade to the latest version of firmware: 1) Purchase as normal via the Purchase tab, then 2) Return the old 11PROM back to us within 30 days for a $10 rebate.
... to Chris Townsend, Doug Steigerwald, Adrian Haselhuber, Ethan Grossman, & Andrew Fleig of Avid for all of your involvement. And special thanks to Brian Gerding & Ted Swan for being top-notch beta-testers. You all rock!