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If you've got a MIDI rig you need to tame, you'll find the Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller indispensable. With 10 banks of 10 presets, you'll have plenty of storage space. Each preset can send 5... Click To Read More About This Product

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If you've got a MIDI rig you need to tame, you'll find the Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller indispensable. With 10 banks of 10 presets, you'll have plenty of storage space. Each preset can send 5 MIDI program change commands and 2 MIDI control commands simultaneously so you can configure an entire synth rack with one stomp.

2 expression pedals independently control any MIDI channel, controller number, and range. The footswitches can also be configured to send MIDI note numbers, perfect for tap-tempo functions. 2 programmable, relay-controlled footswitch jacks are great for switching guitar amp channels via MIDI.

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  • 10 banks of presets
  • 2 expression pedals with freely assignable MIDI channel, controller number, and range
  • Simultaneous transmission of five MIDI program change commands and two MIDI control commands per preset
  • MIDI note-on commands for trigger and tap-tempo applications
  • 2 programmable, relay-controlled switch jacks
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BehringerFCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great tool, but understand what you're getting

I am a guitar player that extensively uses a multi-effects box, a Roland/Boss GT-3 in my case. I use the FCB1010 board to send midi program change messages to my...Read complete review

I am a guitar player that extensively uses a multi-effects box, a Roland/Boss GT-3 in my case. I use the FCB1010 board to send midi program change messages to my GT-3. These messages cause my GT-3 to go to different pre-programmed effects patches each time I depress one of the numbered pedals. I may use as many as 3 different patches during the playing of a song, and the FCB1010 board allows me to seamlessly and instantaneously change patches while playing. My approach to using patches is different from how most guitar players want to use the board. So, let me explain what it does and doesn't do well. I looked at a lot of midi foot control boards and finally settled on two that were in my price range and met my criteria for usage and rugged construction. Those boards were the Behringer FCB1010 and the Roland/Boss FC-300. The FC-300 is a great board, built like a tank, and has good user support. It's also $450 and at the extreme upper end of my budget. The FCB1010 is also a great board, however some people have had reported some occassional quality control issues with its construction. I have had no such problems with my board and if I had, I would have merely sent it back and requested a replacement. The FCB1010 is also ruggedly built. If I give the FC-300 a 10 on ruggedness, I would give the FCB1010 a 9. The FCB1010 has a larger footprint on the floor than the FC-300. That is because the FCB1010 has 10 pressable pedals and the FC-300 has 5. I personally like being able to access 10 "patch changes" before pressing the bank change pedal. With the FC-300 you have 5 "patch changes" before pressing the bank change pedal. This is strictly a matter of personal preference regarding usage vs how much floor space you will take up. User support isn't as strong for the FCB1010. It's not bad, but it is by no means stellar either. The cost of the FCB1010 is $150. Since both boards performed in the manner of how I wanted to use them, I went with the FCB1010 and have not regretted the purchase. The biggest complaint I have heard by guitar players who have tried to use the box is that the users manual that comes with it is worthless. Well, that's somewhat true. The manual that comes with the controller is not really a user manual, it merely identifies the controller's features. With a closer read of the manual, they direct you to a web site where you can download a more robust version of the users manual. However, even this manual is not for the casual user. It assumes you understand midi terminology and concepts. So, if you get this board, go to the internet and read several articles about how midi works and what the terms mean. Otherwise, you will be totally lost and very frustrated with the board. Understand, the board is not "plug and play". You will have to learn how midi operates. Most guitar players I know want to use the board as a master controller. Sort of like having a series of stomp boxes where each pedal on the FCB1010 will turn a specific effect on or off. The FCB1010 does not do this well as it comes originally configured from the factory. Fortunately, this is easy to correct. The computer chip that controls the programming of the board is quite replaceable. No soldering, just pop the old chip out and press the new chip in. There are two replaceable chips that I know of available on the internet. The UnO chip, costs around $10, and the EurekaProm chip, costing around $35. Both do a great job of allowing you to use the board in "stomp-box" mode. Using the board in this mode is very common for guitar players that have an handful of basic patches, say one that is clean sounding, one that is crunchy sounding, and one that is highly distorted. They would then use the FCB1010 board (along with one of the chips mentioned previously) to add other effects such as chorus, flanger, phaser, etc. as needed. I approach the patch issue a little differently. I probably have 120 pre-programmed patches with the effects all ready programmed in or out. Each patch is preset with all the effects I need to give me the sound I want. So, I'm building custom patches and hence have a lot of them. The difference in this type of operation is that in stomp box mode, I would press a pedal to get say a "clean" sound. If I wanted to add chorus I would then have to be sure my chorus effect had been adjusted to the correct chorus settings, then press another pedal to turn the chorus on/off. With my approach, I press just one pedal to take me to the pre-programmed patch that has both clean sound with chorus already programmed in. So, if you're a guitarist, think about how you want to use the board. If you want to use it like a stomp box, then acquire the board and order one of the two accessory chips. If you want to use it like I do, you will be programming a lot of preset patches, but you won't need to replace the chip. For those wise in the ways of midi, the board also supports sending out control change messages as well as patch change messages. It does, however, require you to change operating modes (there is a pedal you depress to accomplish this). The guy that makes the EurekaProm is working on a change to his chip to allow sending of the two different message types without having to press a pedal to change modes. If he's successful I would have to give some consideration to purchasing his chip as that would work well for how I want to use the board. I'm very pleased with my purchase. Recognize you need to know midi concepts to use/program the board. Download the on-line user manual. Given you get 10 control pedals and two expression pedals on the board I could not find a better value for the price.

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I wish I was happier with this unit....

I am trying to set this up with a Behringer gmx 1200h head that I was told would plug and play with this unit.. It does not, and there is no information on...Read complete review

I am trying to set this up with a Behringer gmx 1200h head that I was told would plug and play with this unit.. It does not, and there is no information on how to set it up for this head. The owners manual is so vague.. If you have any info it would be greatly appreciated.. I love the Behringer equipment and have a lot of it but this unit is not on my list of favorites....

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4.0

Good product, poor documentation

By Chris

from NE Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Poor documentation, thank god for youtube videos

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller:

Overall well built product, solid, functional, and wonderful once programmed. Programming, though not difficult, is not intuitive and requires you scour YouTube for "how to" videos for someone that has already lived through the challenges of programming it.

 
4.0

Fantastic! But plan on doing some homework.

By BRIAN

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller:

I bought this to control a bunch of midi controls in Ableton Live. The end result is that I finally got it working and it does exactly what I wanted it to do. I will say that learning to program it is like learning a new language. If you think you are going to buy this and read the manual, pick it up and figure it out- you won't. The book that comes with it just shows a picture of the controller, labels the buttons (not what they do) and tells you where the power cord goes.. In 10 different languages. Thats it. You're on your own after that. I had to do a bunch of research and came across some news groups and fan groups that wrote a wikipedia page about how to perform basic functions. Once I tested and followed all of the instructions it did exactly what I wanted it to. It is built like a tank. Pretty heavy, metal chassis. Pedals seem strong with nice spring- doesnt feel like I will break them if I step too hard on them. Even though I am only using it for a few functions I will slowly incorporate it into my live set and I am looking forward to using it. But, I wouldn't have a chance in hell of figuring it out if I don't revisit all the bookmarked pages. Thats the only reason I can't give it 5 stars. It would be awesome if Behringer made accompanying software for it like some 3rd party programmers that charge you to download their configuration software. If they sold it w/ that software and made it a bit easier to program I would almost pay double for it.. Too bad they dont.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good combined with G-Major 2

By Ceciltucky Ax Man

from Maryland

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Bad Documentation
  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Midi Guitar Controller
  • Practicing

Comments about Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller:

Am using this to control a TC G-Major 2 as well as other midi devices in a guitar rig. Unit is sturdier than I expected to be (good). Unit was missing a power cord when I got it but the good people at GC took care of that. Was also missing the necessary documentation to learn how to really use it; downloaded that from the Behringer site. Picked this over others so that I could control TC effects parameters real time. Comments:
- You will need to recalibrate the pedals, they do not come calibrated out of the box. At first I thought I was going to need to return this until doing so (example - whammy pedal would not return to base tuning due to bad calibration).
- I have not gotten any of the other firmware downloads, have just been using it as is due to a lot of other stuff going on in my rig. Just need this to change patches and expression pedals.
- As far as working with the G-Major 2, it's like they were made for each other. Using the pedals, you can get 2-4 different patches worth of effects by taking advantage of the expression pedals. A lot easier than doing the two-step on stage.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I wish I was happier with this unit....

By axman

from sioux falls sd

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller:

I am trying to set this up with a Behringer gmx 1200h head that I was told would plug and play with this unit.. It does not, and there is no information on how to set it up for this head. The owners manual is so vague.. If you have any info it would be greatly appreciated.. I love the Behringer equipment and have a lot of it but this unit is not on my list of favorites....

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Twice the pedal goodness

By Dan Ogden

from West Orange, NJ

Comments about Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller:

The most built-like-a-tank 2 expression pedal controller ever. If you know the old ART Ultrafoot, this is even better - the black buttons are more surely pressed than the old ART, and it was the only 2 pedal controller I was able to find. And it's easily moddable - I used the Eureka Sound chip, and now it can natively control both my Avid Eleven Rack as well as my Digitech GSP1101. If you're looking for a sturdy, steady, sure MIDI controller, and you have a stool on stage a la Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (and therefore don't need your feet to stand, so you can use them both on expression pedals), this is the one for you.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tool, but understand what you're getting

By Bradley Bowers

from Castle Rock, CO

Comments about Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller:

I am a guitar player that extensively uses a multi-effects box, a Roland/Boss GT-3 in my case. I use the FCB1010 board to send midi program change messages to my GT-3. These messages cause my GT-3 to go to different pre-programmed effects patches each time I depress one of the numbered pedals. I may use as many as 3 different patches during the playing of a song, and the FCB1010 board allows me to seamlessly and instantaneously change patches while playing. My approach to using patches is different from how most guitar players want to use the board. So, let me explain what it does and doesn't do well. I looked at a lot of midi foot control boards and finally settled on two that were in my price range and met my criteria for usage and rugged construction. Those boards were the Behringer FCB1010 and the Roland/Boss FC-300. The FC-300 is a great board, built like a tank, and has good user support. It's also $450 and at the extreme upper end of my budget. The FCB1010 is also a great board, however some people have had reported some occassional quality control issues with its construction. I have had no such problems with my board and if I had, I would have merely sent it back and requested a replacement. The FCB1010 is also ruggedly built. If I give the FC-300 a 10 on ruggedness, I would give the FCB1010 a 9. The FCB1010 has a larger footprint on the floor than the FC-300. That is because the FCB1010 has 10 pressable pedals and the FC-300 has 5. I personally like being able to access 10 "patch changes" before pressing the bank change pedal. With the FC-300 you have 5 "patch changes" before pressing the bank change pedal. This is strictly a matter of personal preference regarding usage vs how much floor space you will take up. User support isn't as strong for the FCB1010. It's not bad, but it is by no means stellar either. The cost of the FCB1010 is $150. Since both boards performed in the manner of how I wanted to use them, I went with the FCB1010 and have not regretted the purchase. The biggest complaint I have heard by guitar players who have tried to use the box is that the users manual that comes with it is worthless. Well, that's somewhat true. The manual that comes with the controller is not really a user manual, it merely identifies the controller's features. With a closer read of the manual, they direct you to a web site where you can download a more robust version of the users manual. However, even this manual is not for the casual user. It assumes you understand midi terminology and concepts. So, if you get this board, go to the internet and read several articles about how midi works and what the terms mean. Otherwise, you will be totally lost and very frustrated with the board. Understand, the board is not "plug and play". You will have to learn how midi operates. Most guitar players I know want to use the board as a master controller. Sort of like having a series of stomp boxes where each pedal on the FCB1010 will turn a specific effect on or off. The FCB1010 does not do this well as it comes originally configured from the factory. Fortunately, this is easy to correct. The computer chip that controls the programming of the board is quite replaceable. No soldering, just pop the old chip out and press the new chip in. There are two replaceable chips that I know of available on the internet. The UnO chip, costs around $10, and the EurekaProm chip, costing around $35. Both do a great job of allowing you to use the board in "stomp-box" mode. Using the board in this mode is very common for guitar players that have an handful of basic patches, say one that is clean sounding, one that is crunchy sounding, and one that is highly distorted. They would then use the FCB1010 board (along with one of the chips mentioned previously) to add other effects such as chorus, flanger, phaser, etc. as needed. I approach the patch issue a little differently. I probably have 120 pre-programmed patches with the effects all ready programmed in or out. Each patch is preset with all the effects I need to give me the sound I want. So, I'm building custom patches and hence have a lot of them. The difference in this type of operation is that in stomp box mode, I would press a pedal to get say a "clean" sound. If I wanted to add chorus I would then have to be sure my chorus effect had been adjusted to the correct chorus settings, then press another pedal to turn the chorus on/off. With my approach, I press just one pedal to take me to the pre-programmed patch that has both clean sound with chorus already programmed in. So, if you're a guitarist, think about how you want to use the board. If you want to use it like a stomp box, then acquire the board and order one of the two accessory chips. If you want to use it like I do, you will be programming a lot of preset patches, but you won't need to replace the chip. For those wise in the ways of midi, the board also supports sending out control change messages as well as patch change messages. It does, however, require you to change operating modes (there is a pedal you depress to accomplish this). The guy that makes the EurekaProm is working on a change to his chip to allow sending of the two different message types without having to press a pedal to change modes. If he's successful I would have to give some consideration to purchasing his chip as that would work well for how I want to use the board. I'm very pleased with my purchase. Recognize you need to know midi concepts to use/program the board. Download the on-line user manual. Given you get 10 control pedals and two expression pedals on the board I could not find a better value for the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good if you know what you are doing

By Paul Berard

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller:

This pedal makes a very good first impression. All of the keys are well-place and easy to reach on the ground standing over it. The casing is rugged metal with some plastic corner protectors and rubber nubs to prevent sliding. It's heavy and gives the distinct impression that it can take a beating if necessary. It comes in a box with a power cable and some paperwork (a sticker, brochure, manual, etc.). I like that the transformer is internal- no AC adapters or anything, just a cable. The paperwork is all useless. You can feel free to try to figure this thing out using that manual if you want, but I recommend going to Behringer's site and downloading a more in-depth .pdf. It took a couple of hours of reading and trying things out to really understand how this works. I recommend having a list of the MIDI control change commands handy, as well as the manuals of the device(s) you intend to control with this pedal. Be prepared to put a lot of time into configuring this and testing it. Some people actually replace the firmware with a third-party version that may be easier, though I have not. I use this with my keyboard for patch changes, sustain, and volume control. Maybe someday I'll figure out how to control more advanced functions like attack and decay time with the expression pedals. The 2 analog footswitch outputs add some additional flexibility. With some work, I might be able to replace all of my footswitches with this live. You can also use this to send notes like an organ's foot keyboard. There is also a tap tempo function to use this with any tempo related effects. Overall, I recommend this to anyone experienced with MIDI, but definitely not to a beginner. This is inspiring me to upgrade my keyboard and maybe start a MIDI effects rack. Once you understand it, you start thinking of all of the possibilities if only you had more gear...

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Overwhelming, great tool

By Jess Gulbranson

from Portland, OR

Comments about Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller:

First off, make sure you get two midi cables or a double. You'll want to use a software editor for this device, available freely on the web, and for that you need both midi in and out. The FCB1010 is versatile- you can have so many options, it's overwhelming, and the inline programming (and the product manual) are very confusing. There are some tutorials out there, but a lot of them are confusing and their presets may or may not work. I recommend finding Jeremy Osborn's tutorial- he also includes how to setup an Ableton looping rig with the FCB1010.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works great with my Cyber Twin

By BBoyPRS

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller:

While it wasn't ready to go right out of the box, I did program it to work with my Fender Cyber Twin. I replaced an ART X-15 that finally died on me. I can use both expression pedals; one for master volume, and the other I assign to various effects (gain, wah, vibro speed; whatever I need for the particular patch.) According to several forums, this controller should work with the CT right out of the box, simply by selecting Channel 14 on the amp for the expression pedal. That was not entirely true for me. I had to program each Preset, but it is easy to do and quick. I'm looking forward to using all of its capabilities in the future, but even just as a patch selector with two expression pedals, it is worth the money.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Just what I needed

By Jake

from Crestview, FL

Comments about Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller:

I marked this down a star because the manual was really NOT helpful. At least for my application. Second, it would have been a bonus if the FCB1010 operated on phantom MIDI power right out of the box, which it doesn't. Although I am certain you could mod it to do this. I bought this unit to replace my footcontroller for my Digitech GSP2112 which got waxed by lightning. It took a while to figure this thing out, but now it does what I need it to do, which was to assign individual effects to a switch and operate them like a stompbox and be able to bank up and down and cycle through effects. If you are looking to replace an older Digitech MIDI footcontroller (i.e. Control One) that doesn't work, and don't want to spend a fortune, then this will work for you.

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