Im a newbie to the amp modeling world.. I dont care much for amp modeling.. I just need the sounds that cater to my ears. I just purchased the v-amp pro.. and for the price($169) its a kick ass deal.. my only dissappointment so far is I cant get the clean tone that I am looking for... But I will find it eventually
I have a BASS V Amp Pro, and I get killer cleantone. This is how I did it:
First, get a USB to MIDI-IN/MIDI-OUT converter cable (I have a Edirol and it works great).
Then, download the Behringer V amp control software. It allows you to do things you CANT do with the clunky button interface (such as totally shut off the cabinet modeling all together).
Next, plug guitar in with the V amp connected to your output device you want to set it up for.
Since the software acts as a realtime MIDI controller, you can try a setting and tweak it and easily save it to any bank position you want. The software makes it easy to copy similar patches and move them around.
Thats how I dialed in a great clean tone. I had to kill the boost pedal overdrive section, and adjust a few controls to make some killer wimp rock patches.
Also: I didnt buy the FCB1010 to control it. I use a Rocktron MidiMate and totally think thats the best way:
1) The FCB1010 can only controll 100 patches (the Vamp lets you have 125: 25 wasted positions). The Rocktrom lets you have all access.
2) The FCB1010 has some note generation features I wouldnt use (MidiMate is a generic controller)
3) The FCB1010 has a LAME non existant display: the Midimate has a human readable display that is usefull. Who the hell can remember 100 different patches by number?
4) The Midimate only supports 1 external expression pedal: the FCB has two. Also, the FCB allows for the CCs to be specific for EACH INDIVIDUAL PATCH. I nearly got it for that feature alone, but most of what I do it doesnt matter, and I am controlling only one MIDI device with it (the V amp).
Both the Midimate and FCB allow only 5 CC pedals at once, so my descision was limited to what I would do and what I was using the footswitchable pedal for.
Interestingly, the FCB1010 will not allow you to send CC127 (the change code to put the Vamp into TUNER mode). That seems to suck.