the best MIDI controllers

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Which is the best controller for DJing?

Mackie Control Universal
5
24%
Tascam DM-24
1
5%
M-Audio UC-33e
10
48%
Tascam X-9
1
5%
M-Audio Ozonic
4
19%
 
Total votes: 21

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Post by backwards » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:00 am

hope this isn't too OT...

I'm gettin a new controller....

It's down to the UC33, BCR2000,BCF2000

What I wonder about the UC33 is how the faders work when opening a set and the levels are different than the fader location...does this cause a jump?

The BCR2000 can control the faders in LIVE right? And the position of the fader will be reflected by the little red lights right.

Not sure about the BCF2000, do the motorized faders work well with Live/ and I'm not sure there's enough knobs! Can anyone shed some light on how the encoders work....

Thanks for any replies/advice....

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Post by braj » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:02 am

AdamJay wrote:macrostructure.

i like the new pics of your controller.
those new colored caps on the knobs really make it 'pop'.
That really makes me think of the interior design shows on HGN :D

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Post by Komplex » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:13 am

Livewire wrote:oh cool. and what about the latency of midi controllers? 5ms? 100ms? if i where to fade down an audio track really fast using a UC-33, would there be problematic amount of latency?
no audible latency... at least not for me...

the only thing i've sometimes experienced is crackling when doing very fast filter tweaks on a high cpu load... but thats not the controllers fault.

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Post by Komplex » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:18 am

Tails wrote:Image

And before anyone asks, it's not actually a Xone:92. It just happens to be inside a Xone:92 chassis; it's all MIDI.

http://69.56.171.55/~midibox/forum/inde ... pic=4490.0

Mawzer looks way too expensive, to me.[/img]
that is very cool!

anyone have an old djm 500 laying around? with a few mods, those pieces of shit would make a good midibox case for a dj'ing controller!

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Post by Tails » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:11 am

The guy who made the Xone:92 lookalike actually ordered the knobs and the chassis from Allen & Heath as replacement parts. You could probably (?) do that with Pioneer as well, and use it as a housing for your Midibox.

Not sure if I want to try making a Midibox, but I'm starting to think I can't get a controller I'd like without doing so... :(

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Post by Diskclaimer » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:27 am

[quote="Macrostructure"]Mine's the best! You knows it....

nice

You must be a childhood lego player as well then huh?

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Post by Macrostructure » Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:55 am

AdamJay wrote:macrostructure.

i like the new pics of your controller.
those new colored caps on the knobs really make it 'pop'.
yeah, thanks, they really make a difference eh?

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Post by Shoma » Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:21 pm

backwards wrote:hope this isn't too OT...

I'm gettin a new controller....

It's down to the UC33, BCR2000,BCF2000

What I wonder about the UC33 is how the faders work when opening a set and the levels are different than the fader location...does this cause a jump?

The BCR2000 can control the faders in LIVE right? And the position of the fader will be reflected by the little red lights right.

Not sure about the BCF2000, do the motorized faders work well with Live/ and I'm not sure there's enough knobs! Can anyone shed some light on how the encoders work....

Thanks for any replies/advice....
I also wanna know, whats all that hype about motor faders. What can u do with it? Is it worth of buying..or maybe UC33 would be enough?

please elaborate some1 :wink:

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