Tie that together with the Channel functions I just read over on the home page, and that makes for some major ground covered on just one layer. I think it'll be cool, like taking the AX8 concept a little father down the road.The FC series are like 12 foot controllers in one. The FC foot controllers feature 12 "layouts". Each layout has a unique, user-assignable set of switch functions. For example Layout 1 could have five preset switches, five scene switches and two switches assigned to bank up/down. Press and hold the bottom right switch and the then tap the switch above it and you enter Layout Select mode. Then tap a switch to select a new Layout. This new layout could have six channel switches and six bypass switches. Etc.
Now, I have no authoritative info on this, but with this disclaimer, based on the information that Cliff provided, I'd expect that they don't have MIDI jacks because they aren't actually MIDI controllers. Which is a good thing and a bad thing. They should work much faster now and, as has been stated, you can use several of them simultaneously. But I doubt they're MIDI compatible at all.Are there MIDI In/Out jacks on the new FCs (for controlling other devices that live on the floor)?
Cliff said somewhere that these controllers are "dumb" boxes that just send switch presses and provide displays, IIRC. Everthing is handled by the Axe itself.Not sure if I missed it but what are the prices on the FC's?
Surprised they haven't updated the site yet with a link for that. FC Section of the Axe III page still says:I contacted Mark Day and he said use the same waitlist email but put FC-6 or -12 in the subject line.