Which controller for Logic's Mixer?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by dubstar, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. dubstar macrumors member

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    I am looking to get a dedicated controller for the mixer. I have a Novation Remote SL 37, but I dont like having to toggle back and forth to control the mixer.

    I am interested in these 4 controllers:

    Evolution uc33e
    Korg NanoKontrol
    Behringer BCF2000
    Novation Nocturn(knobs, so probably not advisable)

    Anyone have experience with any of these, good or bad?

    I want something with easy setup/learn functions. or already mapped for the mixer would be awesome.
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    If you are going t ohave sliders they need to be motorized. They need to follow the automation graph under the track.
     
  3. myca macrumors 6502

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    I can recommend the Novation BCF2000 with a few caveats.

    Mainly that it isn't touch sensitive, so if you want to overwrite automation with touch mode it can be a pain, but there is a work around I found.

    Since working out the above, I may have changed what I do personally, but using the same technique.
    Also you'll want this

    http://www.opuslocus.com/lcxview/

    But with a few issues, the BCF2000 is well worth the price, as any other motorised fader box cost between 6 and 10 times the amount (i.e. the mackie, and/or Euphonix)

    But if you can stretch with the money I'd get a Novation Nocturn too (I love mine), as they are fantastic for plugins and instruments, whereas the BCF2000 can be troublesome with those, but excellent for your levels, pans, sends and basic mixing parameters.

    Edit.

    Ahh you've got the Novation SL, so the notcurn would be pointless as it's included on the SL more or less :)
     
  4. dubstar thread starter macrumors member

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  5. myca macrumors 6502

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    You're welcome :D

    As I recall I hated my BCF2000 after purchase, just because of it not being touch sensitive, but after fooling it into thinking it was it became a really useful tool.

    But for Plugins, and instruments the Automap system by Novation is perfect, especially now it's matured, whereas it's not as intuitive using the BCF2000.

    I do keep on thinking about a Mackie controller, but it's not worth the money for my needs considering the BCF2000 and Notcturn do just as good a job more or less.

    One quick word of warning though, and I'm not sure how common this is, my BCF2000 manged to fry its USB port (after about 3 years), but it works fine using my old midi interface, so no real harm done.
     
  6. jeffgtr macrumors regular

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    AC-7 Pro

    If you have an Ipad you might want to give AC-7 Pro a try. It works great for me, it's based on the Mackie control surface. Make sure to follow the instructions when setting it up.

    I was very very skeptical about this app. There are a few negative reviews out there but I would try it before you buy anything else.
     
  7. dubstar thread starter macrumors member

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    good suggestion, but I don't have an iPad, if they were a couple hundred cheaper I would go for that option.
     

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