looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

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jorelpri
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looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by jorelpri » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:50 pm

and very computer friendly with ableton ?any good suggestions? thank you!

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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by continuous » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:56 pm

BCR2000 might be worth looking at? Not the most portable solution.

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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by willdahbe » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:03 pm

http://lividinstruments.com/hardware_code.php

That thing is dope, I want it really bad. A bit pricey, but it looks well worth it.

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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by qbas » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:20 pm

I use code from over month, I'm after BCR which was not only little too big, but also too plactic in terms of quality. In one year BCR was TWO times broken, rach time I must wait about 2 weeks for replace by seller. The same with BCF, because in bothm models encoders are most sensitive parts for destoing. I'm mean they loose their possibility to fast control, only work in slower rotation.
Now with code it is possible that encoders will be also first items for replace, but I have 2 spare encoders from Livid support, just in case when it will happen , I will be prepared.
But most important, Livid Code is smaller, better build, has more sexy look and work without hearable "clicks" when I touch buttons. On BCR/BCF buttons are very noisy. Unfortunately livid code has no click on buttons so it is the only place where BCF/BCR are better. Second thing, Behringers has more buttons on board. But again , overall I vote for Livid cODE.

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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by flowdesigner » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:53 pm

Mackie C4 8)

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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by condra » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:21 pm

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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by 3dot... » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:21 pm

livid code
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doepfer drehbank (good luck finding one)
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a company that starts with..b bcr2000
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mackie c4
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..I think that about sums it up
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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by swishniak » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:31 pm

or a doepfer pocketdial (easier to find on the bay)

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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by sporkles » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:43 pm

Wow — that Code thing looks like it's exactly what I've been looking for. A bit pricey for what it does, though, and the spacing between the encoders seems a bit narrow...

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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by muthafunka » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:32 am

oops!
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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by muthafunka » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:33 am

Find a Faderfox LD2?
http://www.faderfox.de/mark/index.php?o ... Itemid=217
As it happens I have a brand-new unused one for sale...

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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by Brock » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:03 am

3dot... wrote:doepfer drehbank (good luck finding one)
Is that because this guy has them all?

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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by SyntheticPop » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:34 am

The Code device looks beautiful. I would buy it for the LED-light colors alone.

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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by supamonsta » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:44 am

code is really tempting, I wonder if it's possible to have some kind of layers, using, i.e, the four left white pads to access 4 layers of the 32 knobs...

anyone here has tried this beauty with live??

cheers

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Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Post by supamonsta » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:57 pm

Hi,

got the code since a week

I'm disappointed, maybe I'll send it back.

1) pots are way to close one from each others, so you really have to make little moves so as not to move other pots...
2) sensitivity is too much, just touch the pot by mistake, and the led goes blue
3) from scratch, I got problems with the white pads. I tried to assign them to mute buttons, but they do not respond correctly, and not all with the same behavior. Some pads do shut down others when turned on, some don't send midi...

so far there is no problem with the encoders, but I don't feel them really useful for live harsh tweakings...


We will test it live on next saturday, then decide if we keep it or not...


drehbank would be a good alternative to us, but it's quite impossible to find one...


any idea for a DIY stuff?? (we have a friend who knows electronic work)

cheers

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