Daw controller with faders for a composer

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  1. Josh Richman

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    I was so excited when I bought one, only to discover I can't do any Midi with it. Quickly sold it. Just bought a Behringer X-Touch Compact (That should do Midi !!)
     
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  2. Vik

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    Ended up ordering the FADERCTRL. Can't wait! :)
     
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  4. Gordon_hiphoplp

    Gordon_hiphoplp I am a visionary and doer...

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    Well here are couple of options to control midi cc with hardware controllers..
    1. Berhinger bcf2000 or berhinger x touch compact
    2. Novation xl control and zero control sl
    3. Nectar p1
    4. Korg nano studio and nano kontrol
    5. Fader control that is custom made you can order it her on this forum
    6. Fader master jl cooper’s(way too costly)
    7.Modular control system( its new made by company called pallette i think and they are quite portable too)
    8. Livid does provide custom build controllers
    9. Ipad with apps like touch osc or lemur
    10. Expression pedal if you have mod wheel on your keyboard then you can use expression for cc11 ( though i feel you want to control it with your fingers anyways...)

    I am not sure about icon’s m control as its more of a daw controller and dont know if it can be used as a midi controller also people here are saying its mapping software is window only, you need to do some research on it...

    Also avid’s artist control are strictly meant for mixing stuff and they are not wise choice for only controlling midi information considering there price and ease of use and i dont think you can control midi cc with them either apart from cubase...

    Anyways good luck with your composing... cheers!!!
     
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  6. Gordon_hiphoplp

    Gordon_hiphoplp I am a visionary and doer...

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    No idea but it would be great if somebody can put some light on icon controllers for controlling midi cc info...
     
  7. URL

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    According to Sound Service GmbH, Icon X + works with, for example, Cb9 and can handle CC via Mackie protocol.
    And it is a nice price.

    Answer from Sound Service regarding win 10/CB9.
    Platform X+ is compatible with Windows 10 and Cubase 9 and operates with standard MIDI CC values and uses Mackie Control Protocol. The included iMap software allows custom remapping of MIDI functions in addition to what is possible within Cubase.
     
  8. DynamicK

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    I bought an Icon Platform M not long ago. Was not impressed with the build quality or QC...several of the push buttons had different knobs, which resulted in them not sending any data. Returned it to the retailer. Bought a Behringer X-Touch Compact which is streets ahead in build quality. If you buy an Icon, make sure it's returnable. Both suffer from no support for their editors if you are using a Mac.
     
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  9. URL

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    the Icon M,X+ is a updated version...maybe this new version is better....?
     
  10. khollister

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    The Behringer BCF-2000 is discontinued as is (I believe) the original JL Cooper Fademaster. There is a newer Fademaster Pro, but it is $999(!).
     
  11. mc_deli

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    Akai MPD series. 60mm faders. Really good software editor.
     
  12. AllanH

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    I got the Akai MPD 232 6+ months ago, and I really like it
    http://www.akaipro.com/products/pad-controllers/mpd-232

    Faders are smooth and there are three banks of 8. There are also pots and buttons. Everything programmable with software that works.

    Drum pads are excellent and very sensitive. Also fully programmable. 4 banks.

    I have not gotten the transport section to work with Sonar, but I haven't spent much time on it.
     
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  13. Josh Richman

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    Exactly! Looked nice, build quality was good (metal surface). But, no midi so I returned it.
     
  14. synthpunk

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    They just came out with a Faderport 16 today, still no mention of Midi CC's, odd.

     
  15. Josh Richman

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    Behringer X-Touch Compact

    Go for about $300. Pretty good price point.
     
  16. synthpunk

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    yep, thats a good one, does Midi CC mode as well although I'm not sure if the motorized function can be turned off ?

     
  17. Gordon_hiphoplp

    Gordon_hiphoplp I am a visionary and doer...

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    Unfortunately xtouch compact is not available in india...
     
  18. s_bettinzana

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    Hello!
    I want to inform you that my company (www.deviltechnologies.com) is updating one of our SW application (DFader).
    After the update, you will be able to send MIDIcc from any HUI or Mackie-Control-Protocol compatible controller. In other words, it will act as a HUI/Mackie_Control - MIDIcc smart bridge.
    DFader does more, but this new feature could be of interest for you.

    Silvano
     
  19. Gordon_hiphoplp

    Gordon_hiphoplp I am a visionary and doer...

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    Hi silvano, thanks for sharing pls let me know once that’s available it would be awesome, cheers!!!
     
  20. s_bettinzana

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    We already have a beta on our web-site for Windows. This only support one fader (it was developed for a beta tester with a FaderPort).
    Our guys are working on an update for both Windows and OS-X which supports many faders (till 32) with an extensive presets system. Usually, they are very fast, days ... not weeks!
     

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