Hmm.. this is a complicated post.
HOWEVER: I have been thinking about getting the UNO chip, simply because
I want the LED lights on my FCB to match the toggle buttons on my Playback plugs...
However, iFCB is the way to go, and doing a tap dance on the FCB and programming by hand...er...foot, is a real pain in the umm ....@ss.
I hope one day iFCB software will be upgraded to accept the UNO chip, but until then, I have to suffer not knowing what Playback loops are playing according to what I see down on the floor.
And...YOU WILL have to program the FCB whether you want to or not.
Out of the box, you cannot simply hook it up to MS and then tell MS to respond to "whatever" the FCB is sending, because what the FCB sends out of the box is unlikely to be the kind of MIDI message you want.
10.8.5, Final Cut 7, Digital Performer 8, Mainstage 2/3, Ableton Live 8, Reason 5, Resolume Avenue, MOTU Ultralight, Genelec Monitors, Fender guitars, Roland Gr-20, Yamaha MIDI drumset, patience.