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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jady, Jun 27, 2008.
I need a MIDI foot controller for my Boss VF-1.
Which of these are better?
Ok, I'll respond, but you know hardly anyone is gonna suggest the "B" brand, and besides, Roland makes alot of really good stuff.
Yeah, forgone conclusion there. Even if "B" wasn't so disreputable, Roland is better than average any day of the week. Plus Roland and Boss are the same company, so compatibility is a good bet.
While most Behringer products are reknowned as crap, their MIDI controller is one of the very best out there. It offers options in both CC and PC capabilities and can be completely programmed via your computer. It also has a HUGE userbase that can help with any issue, and they've even created a superior OS to use on it. Just something to keep in mind. The compatibility of the VF-1 and the FC-200 will likely be far better though based on the manual, so if the VF-1 is the only MIDI unit you plan on controlling, go with the Roland.
The Behringer with this update will apparently work very well, it is popular among AdrenaLinn users:
I've had two FCB1010 for my VF-1. One never worked and after some time with the other, I couldn't assign anything to one of the expression pedal. The board seems ok but the expression pedals flex WAY too much. I finally ended with a FC-300. I sometimes put all my weight on my right foot on one expression pedal while changing patch with the left foot. I wouldn't do that with the FCB1010. I looked at the FC-200 but needed two expression pedals anyway so the price difference was kind of a moot point. The Boss unit can be powered with batteries. I believe you can modify the FCB1010 to power it via the midi cable.
i'm very new at all this and am looking for an inexpensive set of bass pedals. i've been told the FCB1010 can do this. will the Roland FC-200 do this?
If you mean bass pedals in the traditional organ/synth/Moog Taurus, then both of those should work. I'm pretty sure both of them are capable of sending MIDI Note messages.
thanks alot! i'll probably be back for programming help