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Re:FC-300 / LP1



> do you know if you can edit the program change messages sent in
> standard mode? for example if the bank number display says 01, you
> can have the program change message be 23 (instead of 01). i don't
> own an FC300 but i've been trying to figure this out from the manual.

Hi Zoe,
I'm back again. I checked a few things but as I expected you can't change 
the corresponding program change number itself in standard mode.

The good news is that the FC-300 has 4 modes including the very powerful 
patch mode. This is where the FC-300 shines imo if you need flexibility 
and I think this mode offers what you want.

- User definable patch names
- Patch ON and OFF commands, including program change
- CTL pedal ON and OFF commands, including program change
- The EXP pedals and EXP pedal switches can be assigned to up to six 
(!)messages to be transmitted
- You can also assign one message to be transmitted to each of the pedals
connected to the rear panelís EXP PEDAL/CTL jacks and FC-300ís CTL pedals.
- The midi channel is user definable per CC or PC message, so you are able 
to control multiple devices on different midi channels.

I have used patch mode myself, it works very good. However, I'm currently 
using a combination of standard mode and control mode to control an LP1. 
The LP1 can execute 8 functions per program change or control message, so 
you can program it to do multiple things with the same CC or PC message.

With standard mode I select the track number on the LP1, so patch 1 = 
track 1, patch 2 = track 2 etc. I only have to look at the floor to the 
FC-300 to see my current track. Just to be sure :)

With the control mode I have 12 control pedals and 2 expression pedals to 
control the usual looper features such as start, stop, rec, half speed, 
reverse, undo etc.

I also use 1 external but small control pedal to switch the FC-300 from 
standard to control mode and back to standard mode. I'm not using the 
external inputs of the FC-300, but you can connect 6 additional CTL pedals 
or 3 expression pedals. Combinations are possible to.

Hope this helps

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