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Control Issues: Reviewing the Behringer BCF2000 and FCB1010

Mar 25, 2010, 09:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Phillips)

"This week we look at two popular MIDI control devices for use with Linux sound & music software.

"Must Have More Control

"Programs such as SooperLooper and Freewheeling display their true potential when used with an external controller, and my recent experiments with loopers and arpeggiators led me to conclude that I needed a MIDI control surface (or two). After some basic research I considered recommendations from users and decided to purchase two items made by the Behringer company, a BCF2000 programmable MIDI control surface and an FCB1010 foot-controlled switch & pedal board, also MIDI-capable and also programmable. The following notes present a brief status report on my work so far with those devices.

"What It Is

"A control surface is a hardware device that provides physical controls that can be mapped to the functions of a program."

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