Behringer BCR32 Controller/Zaquencer

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Post 11 Jan 2021

Finally a successor to the BCR2000 :puf_smile:

https://www.facebook.com/Behringer/post ... 6420493914
USB/MIDI Controller/Sequencer with 32 Multi-Purpose Encoders and Polyphonic 32-Step / 4-Track Zaquencer
• Universal USB/MIDI controller for triggering audio clips, MIDI events or any MIDI equipment
• Highly-acclaimed Zaquencer from ZAQ Audio for unmatched sequencer performance
• Compatible with popular DAWs or other music production software
• 32 multi-purpose encoders for custom assignment of parameters
• 4 virtual groups and 8 dual-mode encoders with push function
• 20 programmable buttons, assignable as note on/off, control and program change, MMC and system exclusive data
• All panel elements are freely assignable, manually or via user-friendly learn mode
• 32-step, 4-track Zaquencer featuring mono/polyphonic drum and note tracks
• Storage of all global parameters and up to 192 patterns, each consisting of 4 tracks
• 2 independent MIDI controls per track (program change, aftertouch, pitch bend, CCs)
• 4 CV/Gate and Sync connectors for controlling synthesizers, drum machines and other equipment
• 2 assignable footswitch connectors for handsfree control
• Multi-function OLED display for easy control of all parameters
• High visibility multi-color LED feedback to show status of all controls
• 1 MIDI input and 2 MIDI output connectors to serve as additional USB to MIDI interface
• MIDI input with merge function for cascading several control units
• USB powered compact design for ultimate portability
• Compatible with Apple iPad* via USB Camera Adapter (not included)
• Class-compliant MIDI/USB protocol for "plug and play" operation
• 3-year extended warranty upon registration
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Post 11 Jan 2021

This could be the best thing to come out of Music Tribe since the Neutron, if they nail the details.

The most important, and easiest to get wrong, is going to be the encoders themselves. I really hope they use quality, high-res ones like on NI's Komplete Kontrol series: Good encoders feel like analog pots. They don't require multiple revolutions or weird acceleration curves to go from 0-100 (this is why my Nektar P4 is sitting in storage rather than at my desk). Ideally, they're also touch-sensitive (NI's are) which makes it vastly easier to see mappings. The BCR's screen reminds me of the one on NI's M32, so I hope Behringer is thinking along the same lines!

Also important is software and drivers. This is the kind of device that would be perfect for hands-on synth control, but to do it well will require good software support and streamlined mapping. Getting this right will be hard, but can you imagine having one of these mapped to your favorite VSTs or even REs? It would be the closest thing to a one-knob-per-function controller.
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Post 12 Jan 2021

Nice Find.

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Post 12 Jan 2021

Schweet!
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Post 12 Jan 2021

I might be wrong, but this looks like a good original Behringer product??

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Post 12 Jan 2021

Behringer's bad behaviour aside, this looks like a product to get behind.

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Post 12 Jan 2021

What's the damage, you reckon?
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Post 12 Jan 2021

motuscott wrote:
12 Jan 2021
What's the damage, you reckon?
Priced pretty low is my guess. Also with Sweetwater and Music Tribe recently announcing their "super partnership" that will reduce prices up to 40 percent, Behringer stuff could get even cheaper...

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Post 12 Jan 2021

I think I read on Facebook $ 149.

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Post 14 Jan 2021

We need display controller!
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