FCB 1010 value and versaility
As you learn the capability and limits of a device you may be left wanting more - for the price the FCB 1010 gives much more than you'd expect. The build quality is good, strong, good feedback from the switches, good feel from the pedals. Factory setting gives quick access to 100 patches on your synth. I've had success using this to break out sounds from synths with limited foot controls. Like a GR-55 where MIDI control change turns PCM, delay, boost, chorus and more on or off, and also patch volume or expression. With 10 switches set to semitones it's a low budget organ pedal as well as patch switcher/stomp box machine. (To a different synth, GR-55 does not work as a sound module.) Two things I would like: two more programmable buttons for 12 tones; immediate send of a pair of control change so it wouldn't be necessary to press a switch twice when activating delay for example after activating another pedal. It would be nice if the LED would track with the control change hit, like a stomp box. That limitation is only due to the massive versaility where one button sends the two control changes - CC 24 0, CC 24 127 for example to activate an effect on the GR-55. To summarize, this is a great value, and if you're serous about controlling multiple layers of sound you'll wonder how you got along without the FCB 1010.