Guitar Rig 5

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Luc
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Guitar Rig 5

Hi,

I bought the controller to use with Guitar Rig 5. I want to be able to switch between presets (which works fine out of the box), but I also want to be able to enable/disable individual effects within a preset with the help of the so called "Stomp box emulation". 

Now, I know that installing a Uno or EurekaPROM chip will make this very easy, but I'd rather not do this because it voids my guarantee.

I also know that it should be possible to do what I want to do using the stock model, so without mod chips, by sending CC messages to guitar rig, one with a value of 127 to turn the effect on and one with a value of 0 to turn it of. But I can't get this programmed into the controller. And the manual isn't helping a lot. Watched also a couple of youtube videos, but this didn't make it more clear to me.

Can you help me please ?

Thanks !

Kind regards,
Luc

Mark van den Berg
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I also know that it should be possible to do what I want to do using the stock model, so without mod chips, by sending CC messages to guitar rig, one with a value of 127 to turn the effect on and one with a value of 0 to turn it of. But I can't get this programmed into the controller.

How to achieve this depends on the type of switch you want:

  • A "momentary" (or "unlatched") switch: pressing the pedal turns the effect on, releasing the pedal turns the effect off. You can achieve this by assigning the On message to the pedal's CNT 1 (Value=127) and the Off message to the pedal's CNT 2 (Value=0). Of course the Controller parameter of both CNT 1 and 2 must be set to the Controller number required by the receiving device, Guitar Rig 5 in your case.
  • A "toggle" (or "latched switch"): as far as I know, the only way to achieve this is by assigning the On and Off messages to the CNT 1 of two different pedals: pressing one pedal switches the effect on, pressing the other pedal switches it off. Yes, it's clumsy sad

Hope this helps,
   Mark.

Luc
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Thanks for the quick answer and yes, I/we did it ! :) I'm now able to set the distortion on and off by pressing the pedal. And I think I understand the process of getting this done (finally :)). The only thing I'm wondering is: I programmed pedal 1 so it enables/disables a certain effect within a preset, but how can I select a preset when the pedal is programmed to do something else (the on/off thing) ? 

Mark van den Berg
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I programmed pedal 1 so it enables/disables a certain effect within a preset, but how can I select a preset when the pedal is programmed to do something else (the on/off thing) ?

A preset pedal on the FCB1010 can be programmed to do multiple things when it is pressed, such as sending 5 different Program Change messages (which of course only makes sense on different MIDI channels - these are defined globally) and 2 different Control Change messages. So a preset pedal can select a preset and enabe/disable an effect on Guitar Rig 5 simultaneously.

A side-issue that you'll run into quickly:
Each preset pedal also defines how the FCB1010's two expression pedals work. So in practice you'll have to copy your favorite expression pedal setups (including their Controller numbers as required by e.g. Guitar Rig 5) to every preset pedal (or at least the ones to which you've assigned PC and/or CC messages). Pressing a preset pedal with a different setup could change the Controller number sent by an expression pedal, or could make an expression pedal unresponsive, if the definition says "Off".

You might want to take a look at FCB1010 Manager to see how all these things work, if you haven't done so yet.

Hope this helps,
   Mark.