Controller similar to Monodeck

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jpipitone
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Controller similar to Monodeck

Post by jpipitone » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:07 pm

Hey all,

Ideally I'd like to find a controller similar to Robert's Monodeck II - I know it may be hard to find, but does anyone know of a manufacturer who makes a somewhat inexpensive controller device with buttons and faders like the Monodeck? I really would like to be able to trigger and fade, and assign certain controls to effects, etc. I know there are a few products on the Ableton site available as hardware bundles, but can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Post by chrysalis33rpm » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:37 pm

There are tons and tons of options.

You get what you pay for, in most cases. Robert's is the cadillac, the cat's pyjamas, the creme de la creme.

Behringer tends to have good products for the money (cheap and decent).

Do a search and you'll find tons of info.

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Post by Michael-SW » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:24 pm

Behringer BCR/BCF 2000 probably comes closest when you are on a budget. Or the Evolution UC-33e.

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Post by jpipitone » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:44 pm

Thanks everyone - I really like the behringer bcf 2000

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Post by beats me » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:51 pm

Let's not forget the new kid in town

http://www.lividinstruments.com/hardware_ohm.php

purty

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Post by jpipitone » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:07 pm

dude - that thing is insane. i'm buying it!!!

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Post by bigbadotis » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:22 pm

Livid’s patent pending two-handed layout with a center button array is ergonomically designed for multichannel performance.
Give me a break... the controller looks cool but patenting that layout? Lame. I hope they don't get it.

Edit: Maybe it's something really specific in the patent, but if it's as generic as they describe in that one-liner, then again, hope they don't get it.

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Post by Machinate » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:00 pm

bigbadotis wrote:
Livid’s patent pending two-handed layout with a center button array is ergonomically designed for multichannel performance.
Give me a break... the controller looks cool but patenting that layout? Lame. I hope they don't get it.

Edit: Maybe it's something really specific in the patent, but if it's as generic as they describe in that one-liner, then again, hope they don't get it.
bingo... many companies use patent-pending "something" as a relatively cheap marketing tool.

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