Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2009 1:43 PM (in response to ricksox)Re: choosing tones with FBV Express MKII
Thanks for your reply!
Yes, I mean changing presets. I read in the manual for FBV Express MKII
that there is a program change command which can be used for
increment/decrement. Will that not change presets in Gearbox?
If not? Why releasing a new FBV that can not handle such a simple
thing when all your competitors already do it (Amplitube, Guitar Rig)?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2009 3:17 PM (in response to hasseg1)Re: choosing tones with FBV Express MKII
I can't comment as to why it won't switch presets because I did not develop the product however I would suggest you submit a feature request for this!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2010 5:03 AM (in response to ricksox)Re: choosing tones with FBV Express MKII
Actually i agree with you, i bought yesterday the FBV MKII and i had also this not very appriciate surprise. I dont think would be really so difficult just allow users to assign to each pedal (A-B-C-D) a preset tone from GearBox! What i would suggest is to send as i did a remark to Line6 (the lnk posted up) asking for a patch that would allow this easy operation explaining also that, on my opinion, would increase highly sales of this product!
Let's push Line6 and hope they will soon implement thsi function because at the moment i consider FBV MKII Express potentially really good item but also useles without this functionality!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2010 8:06 AM (in response to eddi94)Re: choosing tones with FBV Express MKII
First off, eliminate ALL Logitech drivers you might have, they clearly conflict with Line 6's drivers on windows XP (OSX works without any issues, Win 7 + Vista I don't know)
Second, install both the Line 6 FBV Control + Line 6 Monkey v.1.33
Third, make sure your Controller gets detected
Amplitube: you must use Amplitube 3 (no midi control with prior versions), you assign the midi controller, and voila, just use the midi learn function from A3 and you are set.
the FBV is the perfect little pedal for this, got my master volume + Wah alternating with the switch, + 4 toggles, just what I need!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2010 3:39 PM (in response to reginaldStjohn)Re: choosing tones with FBV Express MKII
So one can change the full presets in PodFarm 2 but NOT in gearbox, eh?
I just brought the FBV Express MK 2 home and I purchased it for this very purpose. Very disappointing. But PodFarm 2 is able to change full presets with the amp model, effects etc,.
Is that right?
Hmmm. I prefer Gearbox.
I came across this:
The guys at Line6 did a poor job of implementing MIDI (but hey it's better than nothing) - you would think they would let you assign a CC# to a preset and make your life easy.
Well they didn't!
You can, however, grab a sysex dump from Gearbox when you change presets and you can use Midi Ox to send that data back to it!
Here's what you need to do:
Download Midi-Ox from here:
Here's how to record and send a preset change.
1. Set midi device in GB options (mine is my sound card)
2. In Midi-ox, set GB as an input device in Options/Midi Devices (no output device or you'll have an endless loop).
3. Make sure "pass sysex" is checked on the Options menu.
4. go to View/Sysex and pick Sysex/Receive Manual Dump.
5. go to GP and load a preset.
6. go back to Midi-ox and the sysex window should have a bunch of hex numbers.
7. highlight all the digits, copy to clipboard and close Sysex window.
8. go to Options/Data Mapping, click Insert and enter all the input command parameters.
9. enter output type Sysex and paste the hex string into the Sysex Message window.
10. go back to Options/Midi Devices and select your midi controller as the input and GB as the output.
If you want to use a specific CC# as an input from your MIDI controller you need to select 'Ctrl' in your event type and type the CC# into the Min and Max under 'Ctrl #'.
That's it, sending a midi command should load the preset. You just need to run Midi-ox whenever you use GB.
But these instructions were made with a 'true' midi controller like Behringer FCB 1010 in mind.
Any reason that this would not work with the FBV Express Mk II?