In a thread in the ADJ forum I suggested that a serious shortcoming of the Magic 260 is that it wasn't particulary compatiable with the FBC1010. The situation is not nearly as bad as I suspected. The shortcoming was either in the Midi Chart in the Magic 260 manual or my powers of comprehension.
In a conversation with Sergio, I learned that the Magic 260 is extremely capable when it comes to recieving midi instructions and any incompatility with an FCB1010 is due to its inability to send note information on more than one channel. [For all practical purposes, the FCB1010 can only send 127 notes and the Magic 260 has memory for 1152 scenes and 288 Shows.]
The trick is deciphering the cryptic Midi Chart in the Magic 260 manual. It says, for example, "Midi Channel 1 - Value 0-72 (Scene 1-3) & Value 73-95 (Show 1). To be clear, it should have pointed out that 24 times 3 is 72 and said something like this:
Each Midi channel will trigger up to 72 scenes or 24 Shows. For example, Midi channel 1 will trigger all 24 SCENES in the first three Pages of scenes in Magic 260 and all 24 SHOWS on Page 1 of SHOWS. So, for example, if you want to trigger scene 10 on Page 3 (of scenes), send note 58 on midi channel 1. If you want to turn on show 24 on Page 6 (of shows), send note 95 on midi channel 6.
While the FBC1010's note sending function is (for all practical purposes) stuck on one midi channel, with that capability you can trigger 72 scenes and 24 shows. That's a whole lot better than I thought the Magic 260 could do based on my reading of the Midi Chart.
I hope this post helps others decipher the Midi Chart in the Magic 260 Manual.