FC-300

MIDI Foot Controller

The Next-Generation Control Station

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The Next-Generation Control Station

The FC-300 sets a new standard of power, versatility for MIDI foot control. With features such as bi-directional MIDI data flow to the Roland VG-99 via newly adopted RRC2*, patch memory recall, twin expression and control pedals and more, this advanced control station is a perfect companion for Roland’s new VG-99 V-Guitar System or any other performance-based MIDI instrument or device.

  • - Advanced MIDI foot controller with two assignable expression pedals, two control pedals, nine footswitches and expandability
  • - New Patch Mode stores up to 100 MIDI setups
  • - In addition to standard MIDI connection, newly developed RRC2* protocol adopted for bidirectional data flow between FC-300 and Roland RRC2 equipped products.
  • - 3-way power supply (battery:6xAA, AC adapter, via RRC2) and rock-solid metal construction for stage use
  • - Two Amp Control switches for controlling amp channels or effects
  • - Perfect companion for the new VG-99
  • *RRC2: Newly developed connection protocol for Roland products that allows bidirectional MIDI data flow and electric power supply by one simple connection with using commercially available LAN (Ethernet) cable (CAT5).

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Control & Expression

The FC-300 is outfitted with nine industrial-grade footswitches and two programmable expression pedals for fast, easy control and expanded performance capabilities. The backlit LCD offers a high-contrast view of patch names (when used with VG-99) and other important data, even in the darkest stage environments.

Power Patches

Up to 100 sets of MIDI messages/parameters can be stored simultaneously in the FC-300 as patches. Complex MIDI transmission is made simple thanks to the FC-300’s ability to package chunks of data together in a single patch, and then transmit each data-burst via footswitch.

Advanced Connectivity

Using commercially available LAN (Ethernet, CAT5) cable and the newly adopted RRC2 protocol, the FC-300 provides both bidirectional MIDI transmission and electrical power supply with one simple connection between VG-99 and FC-300.

Programmable Switching

Two multipurpose switch-jacks are built into the FC-300. These programmable outputs are an ideal feature for guitarists, as they allow amp channels to be switched from clean to lead, for example, in sync with patch changes on the FC-300.

Controls
Number Pedal x 5 (1/6, 2/7, 3/8, 4/9, 5/10)
DOWN/UP Pedals
Control Pedal x 2 (1, 2)
Expression Pedal x 2 (1, 2)
PARAMTER Button x 2
VALUE Button x 2
UTILITY Button
MODE Button
EXIT Button
WRITE Button
POWER Switch
Display
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
Indicators
MODE Indicator (STANDARD/CONTROL/SYS EX/PATCH)
UTILITY Indicator
WRITE Indicator
Number Indicator x 10 (1--10)
DOWN/UP Indicators
Control Indicator x 2 (1, 2)
Expression Pedal ON/OFF Indicator x 2 (1, 2)
Connectors/Jacks
DC IN Jack
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
RRC2 OUT Connector
AMP CONTROL 1 Jack
AMP CONTROL 2 Jack
EXP PEDAL 3 / CTL 3, 4 Jack
EXP PEDAL 4 / CTL 5, 6 Jack
EXP PEDAL 5 / CTL 7, 8 Jack
MODE Jack
Number of PATCH (PATCH Mode)
100
Power Supply
DC 9 V: AC Adaptor
Dry Batteries AA type x 6
RRC2
Current Draw
94 mA (ECONOMY MODE OFF)
61 mA (ECONOMY MODE ON)
Expected batery life under continuous use
Carbon:
6.5 hours or longer (ECONOMY MODE OFF)
12 hours or longer (ECONOMY MODE ON)
* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Accessories
Owner's Manual
Dry Batteries R6 (AA) type (carbon) x 6
Roland Service
Options
AC Adaptor PSA serise (BOSS)
Foot Switch: FS-5U (BOSS) , FS-6 (BOSS)
Expression Pedal: EV-5, FV-500H/500L (BOSS)

Size and Weight (Dimensions)

Width (W)
550 mm21-11/16 inches
Depth (D)
250 mm9-7/8 inches
Height (H)
76 mm3 inches
Weight
5.3 kg11 lbs. 11 oz.

excluding AC adaptor and including batteries

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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