Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 5:00 AM (in response to capitalg)
I use the Line 6 short board. I chose that as it's a) USB, b) got a small on stage footprint and c) cheaper than the competition. I have had no trouble from it and would recommend it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 5:30 AM (in response to abg0201)
Thanks for the reply. Are there any limitations you've run into in using it with MainStage or are the switches / expression pedal completely configurable?
Also can you power it just over USB, and what are the other power options?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 7:39 AM (in response to capitalg)
I´m not a guitar player but use midi pedals on my gigs. The Gio really is too expensive. I use FCB1010 because for me it´s appart from the others in the market, the price, 2 expression, some input pedal, a lot os pedals, many banks to choose, editable on win/mac... but to use it like a real stompbox (not my cas) you need a uno chip which is a firmware update to FCB1010 http://www.ossandust.be.
Some other options are available on the market but sometimes very expensive. You can try to do youself if you have the skills
Hope i´ve helped you.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to Bruno Filipe)
Thanks Bruno, that's interesting. I didn't explicity mention I was wanting to use it with a guitar in my original post - but you're quite right, that's exactly what I want to use it for.
I did read about the UnO chip - but I thought from what I read that you could use the stock firmware as a stompbox if you used iFCB to program it? It sounds like the UnO chip fixes a few bugs and lights the LEDs up correctly from the point of view of using it as a stompbox. However, you can't use iFCB with UnO - which sounds almost so essential that it makes the UnO upgrade not worth it - although apparently there is a similar, but harder to use program that does work with UnO called RipWerx?
I'd welcome anyone who has experience with this to chime in with their own thoughts!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to capitalg)
you´re right I just assume that
Everything you said on your post is right about the original firmware and uno chip.
Good luck to find someone to help you.
I hope I have given you some thoughts