Behringer has done it again, producing powerful audio gear for musicians at an ultra-affordable price. Studio veterans and hobbyists alike will feel comfortable with the concise mixing console design. Musicians will find themselves making music with newfound ease thanks to the intuitive, easily understandable controls. The B-Control Series will quickly find themselves a central place in the heart of your studio.
The BCF2000 works perfect with Pro Tools 6.1.1 and Digidesign Digi 002 Rack Music Production System on Windows XP. It did take me a long time figure it how to make this work with Pro Tools. Don’t buy additional midi cables (you are not going to need any midi cables), the supplied USB cable is enough. You will need to update the firmware and those updates are found at the Behringer website. Follow those update instructions which I will not post because there are sure to be more updates to come.
Here is a tip so you won’t take forever to figure it out, I couldn’t find this anywhere on the web, so here is, uniquely here. Inside of Pro Tools, look under Peripherals then go to MIDI Controllers and choose HUI, then choose BFC2000 and choose BFC2000 again and your set to go. Piece of cake. It works like a swiss watch, particularly if you’re going to use it for automating and riding the volume on the channels. for such a low price don’t be fooled, no way to go wrong and the quality of this is superb.
Features & Specs:
Total recall cascadable desktop MIDI controller with analog feel and an intuitive user interface. 8 -100mm motorized faders for ultimate control of virtual mixes, organ-drawbars (inverse mode), or virtual synths and samplers. 4 virtual groups with 8 dual-mode, high-resolution encoders that feature LED rings and additional push function. 16 + 4 illuminated buttons freely assignable manually or via user-friendly learn mode. Additional multifunction foot-switch and foot-controller connectors for MIDI input. 32 user presets each with 4 encoder groups. Configurable MIDI and USB modes for ultra-flexible system integration. 1 MIDI In plus 2 MIDI Outs, usable as an additional USB to MIDI interface. Multifunction 4-digit LED display with realtime parameter indication plus write-in fields for your own labeling. MIDI Input with merge function for cascading several control units. Easy connection to any computer/expander etc. using MIDI. Generic USB MIDI support with Windows-XP and MAC OS X. Want one?
Behringer BCF2000 B-Control Fader Standard is available at Musicians Friend. The flagship of online guitar stores.
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