G-Force, G-Major/G-Major 2, & G-Sharp
This block diagram shows the connections and default settings. (Click on it to make it bigger)
What is it?
Is G-PROM 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?
Your TC Electronic G-Force, G-Major 2, G- Major, or G-Sharp processor, a Behringer FCB1010, and a MIDI cable.
How does it work?
The G-PROM-enabled FCB1010 operates in 4 modes, customized for the TC Electronic G-Force/G-Major 2/G- Major/G-Sharp processor MIDI implementation.
What are the four 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. Each Pedal sends a different MIDI Control Change message. You can program the G-Force & G-Major/G-Major 2 to react to those Control Change messages. The G-Sharp has fixed Control Channels, used by pedals 7-10 in EF mode.
The LEDs on pedals 1-10 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.
2) Pr, or Preset Mode
The pedal layout for Pr mode is shown in this table:
Pedals 1 & 6 decrement/increment the banks, from 0 to 9. Pedals 2/7, 3/8, & 4/9 decrement/increment the preset within the bank. Pedal 5 "sends" the selected preset to the G-Force/G-Major 2/G- Major/G-Sharp processor. Pedal 10 sends the preset on every change of bank and/or preset.
You can access both banks of 100 presets in the G-Major/G-Major 2, and all 10 banks of 100 presets in the G-Force, and of course the single bank of 100 presets in the G-Sharp.
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!
4) EP, or Expression Pedal Select Mode
This mode allows you to select the MIDI control channel for the left Expression pedal to control, from channel 13 to channel 22. You can then assign those channels in the G-Force/G-Major 2/G- Major processor to specific modifiers for absolute control! (They are fixed assignements in the G-Sharp)
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:
How about the Expression Pedals?
The left pedal defaults to CC#13, but can be assigned to CC#13-22 in EP mode. The right pedal is assigned to CC#12.
How can I remember which pedal goes with which effect?
Labels come with the G-PROM to be placed on each pedal - you can write in the effect you assign to the Control Change message. 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.
How does this work with the G-Sharp?
Pr & FP mode work the same. (Note that the bank is ignored by the G-Sharp). EF & EP would affect these following:
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.
Here's a great video from Brian Gerding (Benoni Studio) showing this in action on the 11PROM (it works the same for the G-PROM):
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 G-PROM-enabled FCB1010 use?
MIDI channel 1.
Where is the G-PROM 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 G-PROM?
The G-PROM is shipped via USPS First Class Mail (no tracking), in a 6"x9" white Tyvek envelope. The envelope contains the G-PROM, the labels, the Quick Start Guide, and the PROM Upgrade Manual.
Have another question? Ask...
If you have an earlier version of the G-PROM and would like to upgrade to the latest version of firmware: 1) Purchase as normal via the Purchase tab, then 2) Return the old G-PROM back to us within 30 days for a $10 rebate.
...to our beta-tester Patrick Swope.