TOPIC: MIDI Controller XSONIC AIRSTEP vs FCB1010

MIDI Controller XSONIC AIRSTEP vs FCB1010 1 month 2 weeks ago #23232

Replaced the FCB1010/UNO with an XSONIC AIRSTEP plus a Mini-VolumePedal.

The FCB/UNO is very great but has 2 main disadvantages: size and cable. The AIRSTEP (not the LITE version) has full MIDI capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity, 2 EXP/VOL sockets, a powerbank (up to 300 h) and more.

Each preset (button) allows 1 or 2 amp settings (toggle). Button #5 in bank1 and bank2 used for switching up/down between these 2 banks. VolumePedal connected to EXP2 with a small (patch) cable. That´s it.
Using an USB-driven Audio Interface, a radio interface for guitar and a radio headset (not Bluetooth, e.g. Sennheiser TR127 - battery pack mod) makes independent from mains power supply as long as the laptop or mac battery lasts.

Parallel Bluetooth connections with a) Smartphone (only necessary for programming/adjustments), b) WinPC
and c) iMac. On (b) and c) the FANTASTIC S-Gear software is installed. So it is even possible to control both computers at the same time with same or different amp settings.

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MIDI Controller XSONIC AIRSTEP vs FCB1010 1 month 2 weeks ago #23234

Nice setup, thanks for posting. The Airstep is so simple, it challenges, how best to use those 5 switches? And can S-Gear accommodate?
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MIDI Controller XSONIC AIRSTEP vs FCB1010 1 month 2 weeks ago #23235

Thanks!
At the time being I use 2 of the 5 banks only. Bank 1 Pos. 1 (Button 1) is in toggle switching between a 57' and American Clean. Pos. 3 is Heaven and Edgy Delay. Pos. 3 Plexi 1 and Plexi 2 with slightly different settings and volume and Pos. 4 Lion 1 and 2. A lamp shows in each Pos. which one is selected.
Pos. 5 uses the internal device switch to change to Bank 2. So a second push on this button switches back to Bank 1.
In Bank 2 the Pos. 1 to 4 are filled with Jazz/Claponite, Stealer_Classic/Vintage, AC_Crunch/California and Palritz/Tuner.
The HoTone VolPedal is connected as Exp and set in the Smartphone settings as RTS.
Will send settings photos soon when being on my computer.
BR Werner
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MIDI Controller XSONIC AIRSTEP vs FCB1010 1 month 2 weeks ago #23236

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- S-Gear Autark Guitar Setup - completely cable independent

- Settings in S-Gear and Airstep App (3 files, format: jpg)
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