This software was developed using Java technology and as such is platform independent, that is, should work with a variety of operating systems. It was developed on Microsoft WindowsXP and this is the platform used for most of its testing.
Once the application is installed, release notes are available via the Help menu.
MAC USERS: Sun does not provide JRE for Mac. Macs come equipped with Apple-provided Java support. Only OSX v10.4 (Tiger) or later will support a suitable Java version. IMPORTANT: Apple's Java implementation is not fully functional with respect to MIDI I/O. You'll also need to download and add "Plum Stone" or "Mandolane". Kudos to Bob Lang! Why do you need Plumstone? See FAQ. Have had no reports of success with 'Mac OS X Leopard'. Some Intel-Mac users have reported unacceptable performance.
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The author has no affiliation with Behringer.
This software represents the author's individual, unfunded effort. Its purpose is to provide set of personal productivity tools for the FCB1010 - designed and optimized to suit the author's personal preferences regarding usability, scope, and look and feel.
As with any free software, use at your own risk.
In order to use this software effectively, you must become aware of your FCB1010's software version (a.k.a., "firmware" version). The unit's programming is contained on a read-only memory chip on one of its internal circuit boards. Since the first FCB1010s were produced, this programming has changed several times. New units ship with newer firmware. Older units can be upgraded by obtaining a chip having newer firmware and replacing the old chip with this new one.
Your FCB1010 must have firmware version UnO 1.0.2 to be compatible with Ripwerx 2.1. The Ripwerx application includes a feature for checking your unit's firmware version.
For version comparisons and for information related to acquiring replacement firmware, refer to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fcb1010/.
Download file FCB1010_editor_v2.1_java50.zip.
Unzip this file to any folder/directory on your computer. Following unzip, you will now have a single file: an executable Java Archive (.jar) file. This file contains the entire application. You may delete the zip file.
Execute the jar file. For example, double-click the file or select it and press the Enter key.
If the .jar file will not execute, or presents a 'browse' window rather than starting the Ripwerx application, you may need to execute from a command line. Example:
java -jar FCB1010_editor_v2.1_java50.jar
On some systems, you may "Open With..." and select a Java runtime.
When the application window appears, select Help, FCB1010 User Guide. What should you read first? Please take a few moments to read the Introduction and User Prerequisites sections - this may save time and prevent frustration.
A typical use case will be:
Check out the FAQ.