FC-18 MIDI Foot Controller

FC-18 MIDI Foot Controller
Warranty
Cobertura:
1. This product is warranted against failures due to defective parts or
faulty workmanship for a period of one year after delivery to the
original owner. During this one year period Max Control will
make any necessary repairs without charge for parts and labor.
However, shipping charges to and from the repair location must be
paid by the owner.
FC-18
MIDI Foot Controller
This warranty applies only to the original owner and is not
transferable.
This warranty does not cover damage to the product as a result
from accident or misuse.
This warranty will be canceled at the sole discretion of Max Control if the product
has:
(1) Any signs of tampering, unauthorized service, or
modifications.
(2) Any damage resulting from physical abuse or failure to follow
the operating instructions.
Max Control’ liability to the owner and under this warranty is
limited only to the repair or replacement of the defective product.
Call or write to Max Control prior to shipping the product for
repair.
Max Control reserves the right to make any changes and/or
improvements to the design of this product without any obligation
to include those changes in any previously manufactured units.
User Manual
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Version 2.0
March 2011
Max Control
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Index
DESCRIPTION ...............................................................................2
OPERATION ...................................................................................2
MIDI Implementation Chart
Function...
SPECIFICATIONS .......................................................................13
Basic
MIDI IMPLEMENTATION CHART .........................................14
Channel
Transmitted
Recognized
Default
O
1
Changed
O
1 - 16
x
x
O
x
O
O
O
O
Remarks
WARRANTY .................................................................................15
CONTACT .....................................................................................15
Note
Number
Control
0-127
Change
Prog
0- 127
Change
System Exclusive
Notes
1
O = Yes
x = Not implemented
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Specifications
• 18 rugged metal Carling push buttons.
• LCD Display of 16 character x 2 lines.
• MIDI IN y OUT/THRU connectors.
• 128 presets.
• 2 expression pedal inputs, configurable at global
or preset level.
• 1 built-in true bypass audio loop.
• 18 LEDs
• Power: 9V 500mA
• Dimensions: 430mm x 310mm x 40mm.
Congratulations! You’ve just bought the MIDI foot
controller Max Control FC-18. This controller is built
with high quality parts in order to bring you the best
performance.
Description
Max Control FC-18 is a programmable MIDI foot
controller, designed from a musician’s point of view with
special emphasis in being easy-to-use, reliable, and with
all the necessary functions to control modern setups that
include multieffect racks, amps, preamps, audio
switchers, analog effects, an others.
All specifications subject to change without notice.
Operation
To start using the controller, connect a 12V DC 500 mA
power supply to the power input jack (if you don’t plan
to use the power out then you can also use a standard 9V
DC power supply):
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Then connect the MIDI OUT from the controller to the
MIDI IN of the first device in the MIDI chain.
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Product Care
Try to avoid cleaning the device with solvent or abrasive
products. Keep the device dry and away from dust.
Don’t connect power loads like lamps or loudspeakers to
the audio loop. Keep ventilated.
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o Value-Off: control change value to be
transmitted when the button is off.
o Device: the target device for this control
change message.
Each preset can send up to 16 program change and 16
control change messages.
Finally, you can connect a tuner or any pedal effect in the
built-in effects loop. Many guitarists use this loop for
wah pedal. There’s an integrated 9V DC power output
intended to power that pedal (in order to use this output
the controller must be powered by a 12V DC power
supply).
Example of loop connection:
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When the loop is on, the audio signal is sent to the effect,
and you get the processed signal in the OUT jack.
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When the loop is off, the signal goes directly from IN to
OUT, bypassing the effect.
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Control change:
o Enabled: enables the transmission of a
control change message.
o Device: the target device for this control
change message.
o Number: the control change number.
o Value: the value for the control change
message.
Expression Pedal:
o Enabled: enables an expression pedal.
o Device: the target device for the program
change messages of the expression pedal.
o Control change: the control change
number.
o Minimum value: valor a enviar con el
pedal en mínimo
o Maximum value: valor a enviar con el
pedal en máximo
Instant Access: although Instant Access buttons
configuration is global, you can change it at the
preset level.
o Override global: enables the configuration
at the preset level.
o On/off: Initial state of the button when
preset is selected.
o Control change: the control change
number.
o Value-On: control change value to be
transmitted when the button is on.
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o Name: assigned name of the expression
pedal.
Out:
o Soft Thru: enables the retransmission of
MIDI messages received by MIDI IN.
In:
o MIDI channel: MIDI channel for
incoming messages.
SysEx:
o Device ID: ID of the controller for SysEx
messages
o Remote Device ID: ID of the remote
device to communicate with.
Any of the buttons can have any configuration. Any of
the buttons can be Bank Up or Bank Down. It is possible
to configure all the buttons to have the same function
type at the same time.
Presets Setup: a preset is a stored configuration that
consists of a set of MIDI messages (i.e. MIDI string) to
be transmitted to a number of target devices:
• Name: name of the preset, up to 16 characters
length.
• Program change:
o Enabled: enables the transmission of a
program change message.
o Device: the target device for this program
change message.
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After powering the controller, it starts working in Play
Mode. In this mode you can:
• Change bank by using the Bank Up and Bank
Down buttons (by default G and H buttons).
• Select presets using preset buttons (by default 0-9
and A-F buttons).
To enter Setup Mode press G and H buttons
simultaneously.
Setup is divided into three parts:
• System
• Global
• Presets
Global Setup:
• Buttons
o Function: every button supports any of the
following functions:
Preset: this is the default function
for buttons 0-9 and A-F. When
this function is set, the button
selects a different preset
depending on the currently
selected bank. For example,
button 5 transmits preset 15 in
bank 1, preset 25 in bank 2, preset
75 in bank 7, and so on.
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Bank Up: this is the default
function for button G. When this
function is set, the button increases
the bank number.
Bank Down: this is the default
function for button H. When this
function is set, the button
decreases the bank number.
Instant Access: this associates the
button to a control change number,
regardless of the currently selected
bank. This association is at the
global level, unless you override it
at the preset level.
Favorite: this associates the button
to a fixed preset number,
regardless of the currently selected
bank.
CC Increment: this associates the
button to a control change number,
regardless of the currently selected
bank, and increases the value of
that control change.
CC Decrement: this associates the
button to a control change number,
regardless of the currently selected
bank, and decreases the value of
that control change.
Custom: sends an arbitrary string
of MIDI messages
o Action: is the way the button reacts when
pressed or released. Depending on the
function, a button can be configured with
one of the following action types:
Alternate: this is a toggle switch.
Depending on the MIDI string
transmitted the last time the button
was pressed, it sends MIDI string
On or Off.
Momentary: sends MIDI string On
when pressed, and MIDI string Off
when released.
o Name: name of the button
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MIDI Devices: you can give a name to any of the
MIDI channels in order to make the rest the
configuration easier:
o Name: name of the device/channel.
o Channel: MIDI channel number.
Display:
o Contrast: adjust the LCD display contrast
o Greeting: a message is displayed when the
controller is turned on.
o Display mode: in Normal mode preset
number is displayed on the top line, and
preset name on the bottom line. In Big
Numbers mode preset number is enlarged.
Expression pedals:
o Enabled: enables the expression pedal.
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