Thinking Outside the Box with FBV Shortboard MkII

Do you know everything there is to know about FBV Shortboard™ MkII? Think again! Watch and learn as Line 6 support superstar Line6Miller takes iTunes to task with his trusty foot controller.

By Line6Miller

After reading Line6Colley’s blog post last week about how he uses BackTrack™ to capture his dog's barking, I figured why not show some other cool, unorthodox applications for Line 6 gear.

In this post, I focused on the FBV Shortboard™ MkII pedal. We all know the FBV Shortboard MkII can be used to control all kinds of audio applications via MIDI over its USB connection (if you’re not familiar with what it can do, check out some of the video tutorials posted on our Line 6 Support Youtube Channel), but did you know we can also use the FBV Shortboard MkII to control Microsoft PowerPoint, iTunes, and Quicktime?

Using Bome’s MIDI Translator application (thanks to Eric Klein at Line 6 for introducing this program to me), we can turn any Hot Key shortcuts into Program Changes and assign them to switches on the FBV Shortboard MkII.

Honestly, who knows if this is practical, but it sure is fun! Take a look at this video to see how you can program the FBV Shortboard MkII to control the PLAY parameter in iTunes.