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FBV MKII and iPad
by steve842 on 2013-02-05 14:45:28.7850

I have read that the FBV MKII contains a class-compliant USB port (required for iPad compatibility) and is also fully programable with a PC (needed for midi mapping to iPad apps functions) but I am still not 100% sure it will work with the iPad and camera connection kit...

1. When you program the FBV, does it store the midi commands in internal memory? Or do you have to open the Midi editor every time you use it? Meaning, could I program it with my PC and then connect it to my iPad with all of the programmed midi commands still stored in the FBVs internal memory?

2. Has anybody used it with an iPad and want to share their results? I want to be able to control Loopy HD, Animoog, and other iOS apps that allow midi control.


Re: FBV MKII and iPad
by steve842 on 2013-02-05 18:19:58.5810

I was just about to give up on the FBV until I read the following info from the manual which seems to store programming in the device.  Would someone from Line 6 please confirm whether or not the FBV stores custom programmed midi commands when disconnected from the computer and if it will work with an iPad this way?

Opening and Saving FBV Presets

The Line 6 FBV Control application allows you to create, edit and save all the current settings within the application GUI as a “patch”, or FBV preset file stored on your computer hard drive. This means you can backup the complete settings currently loaded in your FBV Shortboard or Express MkII hardware’s internal memory, or numerous customized versions of those settings, as individual FBV presets and load any one of them into your FBV’s memory at any time. To follow are some details on how to manage FBV presets.

As mentioned earlier, whenever your FBV MkII device is USB-connected to your computer, and the Line 6 FBV Control application is launched with the device selected, the contents of the FBV device’s internal memory is automatically loaded into the Control application’s GUI. Additionally, whenever you edit any single setting in the Control application, the changes are automatically written to the internal memory of the FBV MkII device’s internal memory.

TIP: Even though all the settings within the Line 6 FBV Control application GUI are automatically stored on your connected FBV device, it is a good idea to always do a “Save” or “Save As” your current FBV device’s settings as an FBV preset on your computer once you have completed editing the settings. This ensures you always have a “backup” of all your customized settings that you can easily load again later!

Re: FBV MKII and iPad
by steve842 on 2013-02-07 07:21:03.9150

For anyone following, I think it is going to work but there is only one way to know for sure, so I ordered one. We'll see...

Re: FBV MKII and iPad
by danahn17 on 2013-02-26 19:21:07.5360

HI Steve!  were you able to get it to work?  And with what app(s)?  I'm really curious about this myself too.

Re: FBV MKII and iPad
by hamleft on 2013-03-19 15:09:50.1050

Nobody knows....? Line 6???

Re: FBV MKII and iPad
by Pod_God on 2013-04-20 12:47:11.2740

I tried it. Says accessory unavailable. The attached accessory uses too much power. I have read that a powered hub can fix this but I don't have one to try.

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