Author Topic: Fishman TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller (User Experience)  (Read 21720 times)

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Offline colan

Re: Fishman TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller (User Experience)
« Reply #325 on: April 13, 2017, 02:25:11 AM »
Anybody want to buy my Fishman FC1 MIDI hardware footswitch ?

Offline alancarl

Re: Fishman TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller (User Experience)
« Reply #326 on: April 13, 2017, 09:43:23 PM »
How much?
Thanks,
Al

Offline colan

Re: Fishman TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller (User Experience)
« Reply #327 on: May 05, 2017, 02:04:52 PM »
Sorry Al-  I sold it before I logged back on here.

Is there any news on the FTP software update ?

Offline alancarl

Re: Fishman TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller (User Experience)
« Reply #328 on: May 05, 2017, 10:51:38 PM »
No problem:-)

Offline colan

Re: Fishman TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller (User Experience)
« Reply #329 on: May 21, 2017, 11:44:42 AM »
It seems that the 1.4 update has been released;
https://www.fishman.com/support/tripleplay-downloads/
I haven't run it as yet but the Windows 7 graphics problem has been fixed.   Well done Fishman team.

Offline thunderfingers

Re: Fishman TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller (User Experience)
« Reply #330 on: September 04, 2017, 01:13:17 PM »
Change songs with FC-1? Using live, I must be able to change patches fast and this means using the "song" bank where up to 10 patches are in memory. I can change through patches with the D-pad built into the triple play controller- but I cannot change songs. Would be ideal if FC-1 could scroll through the "songs" while the D-pad scrolls through the patches in each song.

But the FC-1 does not send the required MSB, LSB and program change messages. It's just 1 message and that is it. Does anyone know how to use MIDIPIPE or other software to expand the simple cc message from FC-1 to the 3 goes required? Additionally it would need to know what "song" you are on so it could increment.

I also have a livid guitar wing- guess what? only simple cc messages- no combinations.

I have been able to make this work with an iOS app called "midipad" which allows you to create a sequence of cc# messages.

I've also considered adding the logidy footswitch which seems like it would do this (at least change to a specific "song") but this duplicates the function of the FC-1 and takes up valuable pedalboard space.

I would love to be able to change songs from my FC-1 so I don't have to have the phone on guitar wing which occasionally lose connection.

Does anyone know how to change "songs" with FC-1?

Offline stevethompson

Re: Fishman TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller (User Experience)
« Reply #331 on: November 30, 2017, 11:56:52 AM »
My view of the  FC1's main function is to receive the FTP wireless data and transmit MIDI messages to hardware synths.
I had been using an iConnectMidi  (v1) for this so any additional pedal functionality was welcome!

The actual synth patch changes I prefer to be more random access based - instead of scrolling through a "setlist" which I bet many of us have found to be "suggestions" over the years...

So the patches I have set up on the FTP for hardware use (just added a Roland D-05, works nicely)
options for tuning 5th and 6th strings down an octave, all strings up or down an octave, etc, all duplicated for bending vs triggered

I have the FC1 set up to send cc commands to the synths only for toggling MONO/POLY operation.

For now I can change the sounds directly on the D05, but there are other options, I will probably reenlist a Lake Butler controller to trigger the synths' sound patch changes through the Fishman FC1 and am hoping the FC1 will respond to incoming patch changes from the Lake Butler, then it can be safer off the floor as well!
« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 02:47:57 PM by stevethompson »

Offline stevethompson

Re: Fishman TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller (User Experience)
« Reply #332 on: November 30, 2017, 12:12:34 PM »
Actually having gone through the thoughts I'm wondering if it might be possible to include the CC commands for MONO/POLY within the FC1 hardware patch information? I know it can be programmed into the Lake Butler unit; just looking for all possible options to get results with fewer "steps" :)

Online admsustainiac

« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 12:28:38 PM by admsustainiac »

Offline stevethompson

Re: Fishman TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller (User Experience)
« Reply #334 on: November 30, 2017, 01:49:17 PM »
Thank you for the reminder to review those excellent docs. They are a very useful reference for sure!

Offline thunderfingers

Re: Fishman TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller (User Experience)
« Reply #335 on: January 11, 2018, 11:55:15 PM »
I hired a programmer to write a midipipe script so that I could change one cc code into the 3 codes required for bank change. But the banks changes took too long.

So I searched for another software to host vst sample plugins and found gigperformer.com. Now I can switch quickly between patches. I use about 70 patches in a show and they are all in SampleTank which is used as a plugin in gig performer. This has been a far better solution for my cover band that goes from song to song in less than 3 seconds.

I use livid guitar wing with midipipe to change from guitar to synth and also to alternate between patches.

Still getting some bugs out but overall it’s the best setup I’ve had and I’m wireless!

 

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