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Old 2013-01-31, 00:16
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Motorised faders. Options?

If I wanted a bank of around 8 motor faders to lock to the main mixer in reason, what kind of options are there? Been a while since iv been actively into music so not entirely sure where everything is at now, taking some catching up!
Any suggestions I can look into for mixing?
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Old 2013-01-31, 00:54
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I have a Mackie MCU Pro. Look it up. It's just under £1000 brand new. Beautiful when it's working properly.
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Old 2013-01-31, 01:08
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Just teething problems to set it up, or is it finicky in general?
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Old 2013-01-31, 11:32
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A very good option is the Behringer BCF 2000. 8* 10cm faders + 8 endles rotary encoders and a lot of push buttons. Fader quality is good. Mine is working for years now. Set up is very easy. Price is of the BCF is quite cheap. It is the cheapest option for 8 motorized faders.
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Old 2013-01-31, 12:19
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As Hidden has said, Mackie make a killer controller, and much much quieter than the BCF by Behringer.

Also Mackie has 9 faders, so 8 bank + 1 master fader (so you always have the master fader under your control, regardless to the 8 batch you are controlling)

Also Mackie does have the LED script for each control, which if the DAW and plugins / REs are written correctly will display the right controls too (as long as the extra code is mapped in to the controller maps)

Sometimes you can spawn a cheaper Mackie MCU from the 'bay
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Old 2013-01-31, 12:39
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I have a projectmix IO from M-Audio, also 9 faders. It works brilliantly!
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Old 2013-01-31, 14:38
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Well, I think the problems I had with mine may just be due to wear and tear. It's easy to set up, but my master fader stopped working randomly. Couldn't put it down to anything specific and I highly doubt it's a common issue so I wouldn't let that put you off getting one. I put it down to my incredibly bad luck with equipment purchases!
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Old 2013-01-31, 14:51
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Possibly a motor like you said wear and tear... i had to change a motorized fader due to one failing in mine, but the Mackie does calibration tests on every startup
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Old 2013-01-31, 15:11
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thanks for the replies guys, lots of food for thought... all three sound ideal will have to look into what kind of integration they get with reason. Though the extra bank of faders later on is kind of appealing, can you string together more of the projectmix or behringers for a larger fader bank too??

Once again thanks for the replies, new forum user all fuzzy inside
 

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