So I have an old vetta II and the FBV longboard. Such a great controller. If I get an ethernet to usb adapter, does it send out midi? would I be able to use it with a guitar rig type program? Hate that it's collecting dust.
Is My Fbv Longboard Useless For This?
Posted 10 July 2014 - 03:42 PM
Another thing you can do is buy the cheapest used Line 6 product with a FBV input and midi jacks (such as a block logo Pod 2.0 or XT), and use it as a FBV to midi converter. Most all Line 6 products with midi jacks and FBV input will output midi messages according to what function is selected on the FBV board. You can often buy used Pod XT's for approximately $70, and pod 2.0's for a bit less on ebay or Guitar Center.
I have tried this with a FBV Express and Pod 2.0 and XT, however I am not sure if all functions on the FBV Shortboard will be translated by the Pod 2.0.
Here's another product that might work, a company called Disaster Area Designs is working on a USB class compliant midi to 5 pin midi converter. It isn't released yet apparently, but it might be the perfect box to convert the shortboard USB to 5 pin midi.
Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:26 PM
I bought a Line 6 Spider 210 (original, red face plate) and my bro in law gave me his old FBV Shortboard. Nothing happens when I plug in with an RJ45, tried multiple that I know work.
After all the reading I found that my amp is just to old. My question is: is there a way to "make" it work?
Thanks in advance...
Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:44 PM
the original spiders required a different controller called simply "floorboard" the newer FBV's will not work.
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