Looks awesome brother!!! Thanks so much for sharing all the info and files. That's what I love about the Fractal forum, brothers sharing and helping one another. Ain't no other forum like itView attachment 58071I mentioned this idea in another thread... was inspired by @lqdsnddist build of an external switch box. I modeled a 3D switch box in Tinkercad, to match the profile and switch spacing of the FC-12. Designed it to accommodate four momentary foot switches and two expression potentiometers, to max out the ext switch/pedal usage for my FC (I have two expression pedals)
I had three failed prints before finally getting a successful print the fourth time around, using black PLA. The final print took ~40hours. It turned out really solid / strong with the internal supports. I tried a few drop tests, standing on it, and stomping on it. Just drilled out holes for switches and pots, wired it / soldered it up.
Seems like its gonna work great! I'm gonna do a bit more finishing work - sanding / smoothing - and will come up with some way to add some kick tags. Probably will use the foot switches for Volume +, Volume -, and either some patch navigation, reveal, or layout switching. And the two "expression potentiometers" will be mostly assigned to delay time / feedback, or maybe some other effects or levels on certain patches.
If anyone wants to try and print one out, attached is the 3D model... there was definitely a bit of a learning process in getting everything set in 3d print settings, and it required some minor adjustments during the print... but if you have patience and a 3D printer, give it a go.
Below is a photo montage documenting the progress so far.
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Gotta get some better potentiometer knobs and figure out the kick tags.
did you do 2 or 3 switches on the single row ?
For now, I've just got 2 switches. I'll use it this way for a while and then decide if I want to add a third switch, or perhaps an expression knob. (With three expression pedals, I'm not sure how much I'd use an expression knob.)did you do 2 or 3 switches on the single row ?
I’m very curious about use of these functions in a live setting. I understand the need for a +/- 2db boost on the fly, but why (and more importantly, how) did you include the “save” function when holding down this switch.1a. Tap: TUNER toggle
1b. Hold: UTILITY > Amp Levels -2db and Save
2a. Tap: LAYOUT MASTER MENU (Easy access to all layouts)
2b. Hold: UTILITY > Amp Levels +2db and Save
I have a separate, dedicated switch on the FC-12 itself for "Live Boost / Solo Boost" (mapped to a Control Switch > Amp Input Boost Circuit)... I like to keep the visual [on|off] feedback for solo boost, and have found that routing to be perfect - I apply that to all my finished presets.I’m very curious about use of these functions in a live setting. I understand the need for a +/- 2db boost on the fly, but why (and more importantly, how) did you include the “save” function when holding down this switch.
I'm bumming. I bought 10 of these switches but didn't see the other post that they had smaller buttons than the FC do. They are about 8.75mm versus 10mm on the FC and it's very noticeable. Anybody got a link to the right ones?Hmm... maybe some ad blocker in your browser or something? They show up as shopping links with product images and prices for me.
These are the names of them if you just want to search for them:
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if you want 10mm tops tryI'm bumming. I bought 10 of these switches but didn't see the other post that they had smaller buttons than the FC do. They are about 8.75mm versus 10mm on the FC and it's very noticeable. Anybody got a link to the right ones?
Thanks Larry. Those are the Carling 110-P switches. They have a stiff (8 lb) actuation force. Not the soft touch of the switches in the FC units.if you want 10mm tops try