Numark Midi Controller Mini Review: Jog Wheel Problems on NuVJ and Total Control

After more than a year of relatively trusty service and a country-spanning tour, my BCD2000 has finally become too flaky for performances. I’ve been looking at the various DJ-style midi controller options, and was down to about 5 options when I was asked to play a set on short notice at a relatively big festival this weekend. So I made a snap decision and picked up a Numark Total Control, choosing this over the NuVJ because it has a couple of extra sliders and knobs. This is a NuVJ, my second choice MIDI controller from Numark As a class-compliant USB …

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Behringer Finally Fixes BCD2000 Drivers and Platform Support, Calls it the BCD3000

I’ve tried, Behringer, really I have. I’ve tried to support and defend you, to explain your quirks and help people use your promising but terribly flawed BCD2000. How do you repay me? You make some OSX drivers, fix compatibility with Traktor, give the BCD2000 a new coat of paint and then sell it as the BCD3000. There is time, however. You can save yourselves from utter scumbagdom (at least in my eyes). This thing is obviously the same hardware as the BCD2000, so you can do it. Update the BCD2000 drivers and firmware and we’ll never speak of this again. …

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Manufacturer Flakes on Mac Support, User Delivers: Behringer BCD2000 Drivers for OSX!

The BCD2000 has been somewhat of a contradiction for me since purchase. On one hand the hardware is fantastic; robust and seriously cheap. On the other hand the included software and drivers are absolutely abhorrent, PC only affairs with broken midi implementation. I’ve always hoped that Behringer would update the BCD to have similar (extensive) MIDI configuration options to the BCR and BCF. That hasn’t happened, and almost 2 years after its initial release the BCD is almost in the same position as it started. Almost. Evinyatar has

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Translate Your Midi Professionally: Bome’s Midi Translator Pro Public Beta Released

After months of closed beta testing, Bome’s Midi Translator Pro (Windows only) has finally been released for public consumption. Midi Translator is a powerful addition to your midi kit, allowing you to translate midi messages into different midi messages, qwerty key presses (control non-music apps with midi controllers), or to stop them completely. The latest versions include the following new features: Keystroke as Incoming Action Rules: variable assignments, mathematical expressions, jumps, and conditional execution Timers: repeated or delayed execution of Translators Changed to file-based approach: presets are now saved in project files (*.bmtp). A migration wizard will savely convert your old …

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Translate Your Midi Professionally: Bome's Midi Translator Pro Public Beta Released

After months of closed beta testing, Bome’s Midi Translator Pro (Windows only) has finally been released for public consumption. Midi Translator is a powerful addition to your midi kit, allowing you to translate midi messages into different midi messages, qwerty key presses (control non-music apps with midi controllers), or to stop them completely. The latest versions include the following new features: Keystroke as Incoming Action Rules: variable assignments, mathematical expressions, jumps, and conditional execution Timers: repeated or delayed execution of Translators Changed to file-based approach: presets are now saved in project files (*.bmtp). A migration wizard will savely convert your old …

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Resolume and Behringer BCD2000 winners in DJMag’s Tech Awards 2006

DJ Mag have posted their Tech Awards 2006, and while it’s not exactly bursting with surprises – They’re liking the Allen & Heath Xone:3D, Ableton Live is a good thing, Sennheiser ‘phones are great… – it’s great to see CDM favorites Resolume and the BCD2000 getting some recognition. Resolume takes out the Beginner’s VJ Product award, which rankled me initially but: DJMag, so they can call it what they like really as I’m sure the DJs are too busy tweaking asses across crossfades to review Intermediate or Advanced VJ products. I don’t know about “glorious lap lightshow!”, that sounds like …

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Resolume and Behringer BCD2000 winners in DJMag's Tech Awards 2006

DJ Mag have posted their Tech Awards 2006, and while it’s not exactly bursting with surprises – They’re liking the Allen & Heath Xone:3D, Ableton Live is a good thing, Sennheiser ‘phones are great… – it’s great to see CDM favorites Resolume and the BCD2000 getting some recognition. Resolume takes out the Beginner’s VJ Product award, which rankled me initially but: DJMag, so they can call it what they like really as I’m sure the DJs are too busy tweaking asses across crossfades to review Intermediate or Advanced VJ products. I don’t know about “glorious lap lightshow!”, that sounds like …

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