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Behringer FCB User Manual | 16 pages

Suffice it to say that it has been on the market for at least a couple of years, and that it is priced at the bottom of the pack. However, its features and durability place it more toward the upper middle of the pack, if you are willing to put up with a few quirks.

There are more capable MIDI pedals on the market, but they are easily twice to six times the price. It is no wonder that this pedal has become very popular — so popular that the FCB group on yahoogroups has nearly 12, members, as of March The first version of the pedal essentially worked, manua there were a few minor bugs in the firmware, most notably having to do with the Expression pedal functionality.

Fcb10100 responded by releasing new firmware that attempted to rid it of bugs, and add some new features. Unfortunately this took several releases to get right, and the pedal was in shipping during this experimentation. Thus, a new pedal could have Version 1. To keep costs down, Behringer left out a way to reprogram the firmware in the board, so fcb10110 the firmware must be done by replacing the EPROM.

The units, as built in China, have copious quantities of hot glue all around and on behringeg original EPROM, so it may be a minor challenge getting the old one out. The good news is that Behringer have been forthcoming with EPROMs for those who have had their pedals cfb1010 less than behrringer year, and for a very minor fee for the rest of us. Most users discover that the pedal is shipped with the Expression Pedals needing calibration.

In addition, some units are shipped with a mis-aligned LED that operates the expression pedals. Those users have had to open the unit and tweak the position of the LED to restore normal function of the bejringer pedals. These procedures are detailed below. One of the other irritants has been the display and LEDs. The way the pedal works, the LED that is on manal above the last pedal pressed.

But since you can program a button to send only Control Change data, you can use them to turn effects on and off. Thus you can choose a preset, then turn on an effect, and not have a visual cue as to which preset is enabled. The display is not programmable, and in fact only displays which bank you are currently working with.

Despite the obvious quirks and minor irritations, the pedal has a reputation as being one of the best on the market. The pedal can send info to up to five separate devices. It can store up to presets. It supports the full Program Change messages. It can send up to five different Program Change messages, two Control Change messages, and Note messages at one time. In addition, both expression pedals can send Control Change data for each preset.


The pedal has ten manuwl buttons, a pair of up and down buttons, and two expression pedals. The unit weighs 7.

Each button has an LED above it. In addition there is a display that indicates which bank is active, and some status lights that provide mode and status information while programming. The minimum firmware version would be 2.

The most current version is 2. Please visit the FCB Yahoo group http: Even if you fcb110 use it, just loading it up and looking at it, will help you to understand it’s capabilities and how to program it. This exchange is from the FCB user group on Yahoogroups. These instructions walk you through programming one Program Change message as a means of illustrating how programming works on this pedal.

The green LED for switch will flash now. The green select LED will now light up. In factory condition, these will be: If you want to transmit other manuak in this preset, press the relevant functions pedals until the red LED lights up seconds.

To set the parameters of the MIDI commands, press the function mankal would like to edit briefly. The red LED in the pedal of the begringer function will start to flash now.

When all behriger have been entered, leave the preset programming by pressing the DOWN button for seconds. Your preset is stored now. In step 1 above, you press a button, and the LED comes on. For the sake of argument, and to help clarify things you’ll see why please choose button 5. So now button 5’s LED is on. In step 2 above, you hold the Down button for a couple seconds, and you should see step 3 the green LED for the switch flashing. Ignore them for now and press the UP button.

You should also have at this point the LED on button 1 should be on steady, and both LEDs on buttons 8 and 9 should be on steady. What these LED’s are indicating mabual that you have one MIDI channel configured to transmit your program change messages that’s why the first button’s LED is onand that the preset you are configuring includes both expression pedals that’s why the LED’s on buttons 8 and 9 are on.

This, manuwl me, was the most confusing aspect of programming this controller – the LED’s are indicating different maual during the process of programming – sometimes indicating which button was pressed, but also indicating MIDI channel, Control Change info, Expression Pedal status, etc. Here behrinber gets interesting. So, you press button 1 until mznual begins to flash.

You started this process by pressing button 5, so the FCB knows you are configuring preset 5 all the way through the process. You also have to remember this! You only have one MIDI channel configured if it’s still in Factory configurationand it’s status and programming are on the first button.

So you press button 1 to start configuring what goes out on that channel.

So now button 1 is blinking, right? Press the UP button and you should see the display change to indicate what program change message is configured to go out on that channel. The left number is steady, and the right number is blinking.


If you started on FCB bank 0, the left number will be 0. If you started on FCB bank 9, the left number will be 9. But this two digit number is the program change message that will go out when you press button 5 remember, we’re programming button 5 here.

So I expect you see 05 in the display, with the 5 flashing. To program this Program Change, select any two numbers, and press the up button. So if you want button 5 to send out Program Change 5, press the 0 button and then the 5 button to choose that.

Obviously, you can choose to set button 5 to ANY program change message from 00 to at this step. Once you set the program change value and pressed the Up button, the LED’s go back to showing the programming status.

Behringer Midi Foot Controller FCB1010 Owner’s Manual

If you are done configuring what you want to go out on MIDI channel 1, you can press the down button for a few seconds to exit programming mode. But you can choose any other active function to program at this point. As we noted earlier, buttons 8 and mahual have their LED’s illuminated as well. That tells you that you could choose to press one, wait for it to begin blinking, and set up an expression pedal. But for the moment, please exit programming mode press Down for about 3 seconds and go see if you get anything to respond to the button you just programmed.

At this point, you should have had your “AHA! Keep footswitches 1 and 3 pressed while switching on the unit This bit you can’t do standing up! Release the switches when the display blanks.

The LEDs on the footswitches, the ones on the display and each segment of the two numeric displays will turn on and off in sequence.

Wait until all footswitch LEDs are on. Wait until relay switch test is finished. There will be a couple of mechanical clicks, and the display will end up reading “F1” at least, it did on mine.

Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Pedal

Select a patch which has both pedals set to their full range, and check the expression pedals now send 0xx7F. Finally push expression pedal B down and confirm pressing UP. Now the pedals of your Behrinnger are calibrated and settings maual automatically stored. Behringer uses quite a bit of hot glue to secure components in place. While this PROM limits flexibility somewhat, it is very user friendly and much dcb1010 to set up.

A lot of people miss this step. Make sure this is working before you proceed any further. There are Factory presets in the G-Major. User presets are blank and can be edited and saved for future use. If you want to make changes to a factory preset, you can edit it, then save it to a User preset. The G-Major allows behfinger to select presets within either the Factory presets, User presets, or both. Allows you to select only factory preset from an external controller. This works fine if you like the factory presets and don’t need to make any changes to the presets.

Allows you to select only saved User presets.