Connecting/Disconnecting a midi device while FCB Manager is running

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SAM CA
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Connecting/Disconnecting a midi device while FCB Manager is running

The manual says if If any changes are made to the USB midi devices while the program is already running, you can just click RESTART under the File menu and that should update the midi devices list....but then it also says:

"While FCB1010 Manager is running, connecting or disconnecting a MIDI device via its USB cable must be avoided, since it may lead to nasty error messages; instead, you must exit and restart FCB1010 Manager manually. I’ve been working on a fix, but I don’t know if and when this will be made available."

I don't know if I misunderstood this or not, but I think the first paragraph says if a midi device is connected or disconnected just use the RESTART feature. The second paragraph says if changes are made , it's not a good idea to use RESTART at this time. It's best to quit and restart the editor manually.

So to be on the safe side don't use RESTART for the time being, correct?

 

 

 

 

Mark van den Berg
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The second paragraph says if changes are made , it's not a good idea to use RESTART at this time.

This paragraph warns against disconnecting USB-based MIDI devices, particularly the ones which the program (in this case FCB1010 Manager) is using to communicate with the hardware device (in this case the FCB1010), and advises the user to exit and restart the program manually.
It doesn't talk about the actual means by which the user can do this, but in fact this can be done most easily via the Restart operation. Conceptually Restart does exactly the same as Exit + an "external" restart (via the Windows start menu, a desktop icon, Windows Explorer etc.).
Section 6 of the manual says this about Restart:

Terminates FCB1010 Manager and starts a new instance of it. This is particularly useful after the MIDI device configuration has changed while FCB1010 Manager has been running, either because a MIDI device (often a USB-based one) has become invalid or because a new one has become available: restarting FCB1010 Manager updates FCB1010 Manager’s device list to the new configuration.

SAM CA
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Now I understand!.These 2 are completely different things! Thanks!