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Shortboard MKII is not working with Pod Farm 2
by Zephyroudret on 2011-02-07 15:07:46

Hey,I want someone to help me out with this problem I have.

I tried to use my FBV Shortboard MKII with Pod Farm 2,I bought a Pod Studio UX2 and I tried to use the shortboard to control the wah,volume,delay,banks etc. but it seems that the tutorials that Line6 have are not helpful at all,they don't explain how they made the settings for the 1st time,they just explain how to click MIDI Learn.I open the FBV software,open Pod Farm file for FBV and  Pod Farm 2,then I make a new file with some effects and when I try to control the wah with my FBV but when I click MIDI Learn nothing happens,clear and the option below are not enabled to be clicked and that happen with every option to MIDI Learn,in my Pod Farm settings the FBV Shortboard MKII and UX2 are activated but FBV seems to have another option selected, there are 4 extra FBV options,the original FBV and extra FBV are enabled by default so I left that without changes and the screen in the FBV seems to be the same everytime I connect it to my PC,just numbers if move the expression pedal and if i click channels it says ch a/b/c/d.

What should I do? I'm about to destroy my FBV



RE: Shortboard MKII is not working with Pod Farm 2
by ricksox on 2011-02-07 15:21:33

Hello,

I recorded that video tutorial so if it is falling short in some way, please let me know how I can improve it.

Now, please answer my questions below and try to be as detailed as you can so I can help you.

1. Are you connecting your FBV Shortboard MkII directly to a USB port on your computer? Are you connecting to a USB powered hub? Have you tried other USB ports on your computer?

2. Is MIDI Learn not working when you launch POD Farm as a stand alone application or when you try to use it as a plug in within your recording application?

3. When you plug the FBV into your computer, does the computer recognize it at all?

Line6Miller



Re: RE: Shortboard MKII is not working with Pod Farm 2
by Zephyroudret on 2011-02-07 15:36:10

1.- Yes,It's connected to a direct USB port,I saw in a tutorial that it's highly recomended to use a direct port,so I won't have problems.

2.- When I try to use MIDI Learn with Wah it's not possible,even I restart FBV or Pod Farm apps,sometimes when I select a MIDI Learn to control my effect lists it works.As I said,even if I restart the apps the problem still there.When I click MIDI Learn it doesn't make changes,I right click again and the options are the same,Clear,Unnasiged,MIDI Learn,Set min,Set max.

3.- 90% of the times I connect my FBV the PC recognize it,when it doesn't the FBV app says that there's no device connected and I restart the app and now it show that it's plugged.



RE: Shortboard MKII is not working with Pod Farm 2
by Line6Hugo on 2011-02-11 09:08:21

Before using with the POD Farm 2 software, use the FBV control software to make sure all of the switches send a MIDI CC message.

After it is programmed, close the FBV Control program, then open POD Farm 2 and attempt to use the MIDI learn feature to control the software.

IF you have problems, make sure to test all of your computer's USB ports.

Regards,

Line6Hugo



Re: RE: Shortboard MKII is not working with Pod Farm 2
by Zephyroudret on 2011-02-11 10:03:24

I open the Pod Farm config in the FBV app,it seems to have all configured and when I run Pod Farm 2 the MIDI Learn is not working,I tried this several times but I still have the same problem.

I tried all the direct USB ports I have but the problem seems to be alive.

I also tried to reinstall FBV and Pod Farm 2 apps but it seems to have the same problem.

I'll keep trying,If you have another tip please tell me I wil apreciate it so much.

Thanks for your time.



RE: Shortboard MKII is not working with Pod Farm 2
by Line6Hugo on 2011-02-11 15:03:36

The POD Farm 2 presest has the A, B, C, and D swtiches set to bank change. This setting is not useful to control effects on/off with MIDI learn.

So please provide me with the exact steps you are taking to control the software.

For Example, if you want to control the Wah movement, you click MIDI learn on the Wah position knob, then, move the Expression pedal back and forth so that the program recognizes the movement. (Make sure it is sending a MIDI CC!)

Also, have you tried updating or re-installing the flash memory on the FBV Shortboard Mk II using the Line 6 Monkey software? IF not and the problems persist, please try re-installing or updating the flash memory on the FBV using Line 6 Monkey.

Regards,

Line6Hugo



RE: Shortboard MKII is not working with Pod Farm 2
by Line6Hugo on 2011-02-11 15:16:14

The POD Farm 2 presest has the A, B, C, and D swtiches set to bank change. This setting is not useful to control effects on/off with MIDI learn.

So please provide me with the exact steps you are taking to control the software.

For Example, if you want to control the Wah movement, you click MIDI learn on the Wah position knob, then, move the Expression pedal back and forth so that the program recognizes the movement. (Make sure it is sending a MIDI CC!)

Also, have you tried updating or re-installing the flash memory on the FBV Shortboard Mk II using the Line 6 Monkey software? IF not and the problems persist, please try re-installing or updating the flash memory on the FBV using Line 6 Monkey.

Regards,

Line6Hugo



Re: RE: Shortboard MKII is not working with Pod Farm 2
by Zephyroudret on 2011-02-11 19:04:48

I already reinstalled the flash memory on the FBV,also the apps and also reinstalled monkey.I will try to take some screenshots or a little video of what am I doing so you can know my problem better.

Thanks for your time.



Re: RE: Shortboard MKII is not working with Pod Farm 2
by Zephyroudret on 2011-02-11 20:37:06

Problem1.png

As you can see by default Pod Farm 2 loads FBV Main and FBV Ch 4.That was the huge problem.

Problem2.png

Now I just select FBV Ch 4;--As I read this is wrong because in the FBV app says it's using Ch 1--.I click Ok and I can use MIDI Learn without problems and I can control channels,delays,modulation,reverb,wah,etc.

At this moment I feel like a total noob,I can't understand why a simple change was giving me headaches.The only wrong thing in here is the Pod Farm 2 settings,by default It loads FBV Shortboard MKII and the right one is "MIDIIN4 (FBV Shortboard MKII)" which it's meant to be Ch 4 and the settings in the FBV app says it's using Ch 1.

Thanks for your time Line6 team,even this was a easy problem you gave me a lot of attention



Re: Shortboard MKII is not working with Pod Farm 2
by Zephyroudret on 2011-02-11 20:42:25

Line 6 support team gave me a lot of tips about detecting the problem,unfortunately their tips were advanced and my problem was really simple,so by being a noob I found the little problem,even that they gave me a lot of attention,they made a good job.



Re: Shortboard MKII is not working with Pod Farm 2
by JDM2010 on 2013-03-07 10:16:59

I'm having the same problem as I'm new to this Shortboard pedal. I am running podfarm 2.5 and the FBV control software. I'm lost on how to go about assigning presets and getting it to toggle between amp presets using buttons A,B,C,D, while also using it to control any MIDI pedal patches (stomp, delay, mod, reverb,) that may be in the signal chain. I'm very new to MIDI pedalboards and not sure how to go about this. I also need to calibrate it but I dont have a amp but my computer has a jack that will work with the included cable. can I do it that way or will the pedal work without being calibrated. I'm a noob so....




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