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Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk

B&H # BEBCR2000 MFR # BCR2000
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Product Highlights
  • 32 Illuminated Rotary Encoders
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista

The BCR2000 from Behringer is a hands-on control surface with 24 endless rotary encoders for the control of virtual synthesizers, samplers, effects and signal processors. The unit provides intuitive control with real hands-on feel.

The BCR2000 is USB compatible, features full MIDI In/Out/Thru capability and includes 8 endless rotary encoders, each with a 15-element LED indicator plus a push-to-set function. The latter allows one to select, adjust, set and control a myriad of functions.

Total recall cascadable desktop MIDI controller
24 high-resolution encoders with LED rings for ultimate control over virtual mixers, synths, samplers and effects processors
4 virtual groups with 8 dual-mode, high resolution encoders with LED rings and additional push function
16 + 4 illuminated buttons freely assignable to all types of MIDI functions from note on/off, control and program change, to MMC and sys-ex data
All panel elements freely assignable, either manually or through a user-friendly learn mode
Multi-function foot switch and foot controller connectors can be used to address all types of MIDI data
MIDI in plus two MIDI outs usable as an additional USB to MIDI interface
Generic USB MIDI support with Mac OS X and Windows XP
Connection USB/MIDI
Faders No
Transport Controls Can be assigned
Jog/Shuttle No
Rotary Controls 24 high-resolution encoders with LED rings
8 infinitely variable push encoders with LED rings
Numeric Keypad No
20 keys
Display 4 digit, 7 segment LED
Multiple Units Yes
Included Software No
Software Supported Can control a broad range of virtual instruments and host applications
System Requirements As per any application operating under Mac OS X, Windows XP, or Windows Vista 32-bit
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13" x 11 4/5" x 4"
Weight 5.75 lbs
Specialties Can operate in stand-alone MIDI control mode
Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk
  • External Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    BehringerB-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk
     
    4.5

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Versatile (8)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (8)
      • Performances (7)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
      • Professional recording (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Unlimited Options for SUPER cheap!

      I use the BCR2000 with Ableton Live 7 and Reason 4. Because I can draw automations in Reason, I find the BCR most useful with Live. I use the encoder buttons to turn...Read complete review

      I use the BCR2000 with Ableton Live 7 and Reason 4. Because I can draw automations in Reason, I find the BCR most useful with Live. I use the encoder buttons to turn effects on and off in my A/B returns and the top row of 8 knobs/buttons is programmable to 4 groups so its actually 32! I use those to control my effect parameters and my crossfader. The only thing that still intimidates me is using the java-based editor, but for my purposes I don't have any need for that yet. This is everything I wanted on a control surface and more.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It works

      I'm always happy when a product designed by Behringer actually turns on. This one did, so theres one star. Price is stars number two and three.

      Hassles include it's not bus...Read complete review

      I'm always happy when a product designed by Behringer actually turns on. This one did, so theres one star. Price is stars number two and three.

      Hassles include it's not bus powered and rather large for what it is, but it's a four or five year old design so what do you want. It's not all that portable, but construction feels alright (note: the top row of encoders feels a bit iffy).

      If it lasts the year it can have a fourth star.

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      B-Control Rules!

      By Mobomofo

      from Jasper, Canada

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

            Still the best rotary controller out there for the money. People run down Behringer, but there midi controllers are second to none for the price.

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            5.0

            For the price nothing else can touch it!

            By Costyle13

            from Eastern PA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                Great controller, unbeatable the for price. Knob feel decent and have a pretty good speed. The build quality isn't fantastic. My unit came with one knob that is a little "crunchy" but it still an awesome controller.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely blew me away

                By Alex

                from Myrtle Beach, SC

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Not bus powered

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                At first I was a little apprehensive to buy a Behringer product due to their reputation for making budget/cheap music gear, but after reading an article on all of the professional electronic musicians (namely Daft Punk) who use this device I figured I'd give it a try.

                I use this with Ableton Live and it is absolutely perfect for it. At first glance you see 32 knobs and 16+4 on/off buttons, but this thing goes way deeper.

                The top row of 8 knobs are actually also push-buttons as well, which turns that row alone into a 16 parameter control row. BUT the 4 buttons to the right of these knobs are actually pages that you can store different settings to, so this takes the row from 16 to 64 parameters controlled. Add to that the 20 on/off buttons and you're at 84. Not to mention the bulk of the machine which are the 24 rotary knobs on the lower level.

                So really you have a 108 parameter controller in front of you that is super easy to assign and use. And this is just on the FIRST preset page. Talk about versatility! I was considering buying an Evolution UC33e to set next to it to control anything I couldn't fit on the BCR2000, but now that I've dug a little deeper with this machine it will be the only controller I ever use, which makes it a great mobile rig for DJing and Live PA use.

                My only gripe with this is the fact that it is not bus powered and does require a power cable, but really with all the pros listed it's not something I'm too sad about. I am very happy with this piece overall. I have owned 3 other controllers for use with Ableton (Trigger Finger, Launchpad and APC40) and at this point they are all obsolete to me.

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                5.0

                by far, the best controller for your $$

                By maurey

                from sarasota FL

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                  I ordered it last month, I can't believe I played for so long without this marvelous controller !! sturdy and responsive!!

                  you won't be disappointed

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                  3.0

                  It works

                  By Theodore von Bathas

                  from Redfern, NSW

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Bulky/Heavy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                    I'm always happy when a product designed by Behringer actually turns on. This one did, so theres one star. Price is stars number two and three.

                    Hassles include it's not bus powered and rather large for what it is, but it's a four or five year old design so what do you want. It's not all that portable, but construction feels alright (note: the top row of encoders feels a bit iffy).

                    If it lasts the year it can have a fourth star.

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                    4.0

                    Nice Controller!!

                    By BigRick

                    from Orlando FL

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Bulky/Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                    Does everything you could want it to at an excellent value. Not really any other controller like it. I only gave it 4 stars because the encoders feel a little loose. Just take it easy on the knobs and you should be ok. Built in power supply!

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                    4.0

                    Knobs Knobs Knobs

                    By Flohr

                    from Washington DC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                      I first heard about the BCR and BCF controllers in an interview with Plastikman. I was looking for a midi controller with tons of rotary knobs, so I decided to opt for this model rather than the BCF. Also the recent Native Instruments promo video for Tim Exile's track "Youtube killed the Now Wave Star" (which features two BCR's and a BCF) sealed the deal for me.

                      I use the controller with FL Studio and Abelton Live. So far no problem linking it up. I am running Vista, which some of the older reviews noted was not supported. Behringer has fixed this, so if you run Vista or Windows 7, just get the updated drivers from their website.

                      I have pretty much only positive things to say about this device. The only complaint would be the body itself feels a little cheap, its very light etc. However that's to be expected for the price, and the important elements (Rotary Faders and on/off switches) feel great. Completely satisfied.

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                      5.0

                      Ableton Controller Extraordinaire

                      By robtheklobb

                      from Williamstown, MA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                        I used this product to control effects in Ableton Live for live DJing shows. The BCR2000 offers endless rotaries, which are great for filters, flangers, beat repeaters, etc. Additionally, the top row of encoders can be used as buttons which are great for triggering clips. The BCR2000 is also very durable. If it's good enough for the likes of Daft Punk and Breakbot, how could you go wrong?

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                        5.0

                        This is a GREAT product!!!!!

                        By Techoprocessor

                        from Connecticut

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                          Yea Behringer didn't make a driver for vista but you shouldn't be using usb as an interface since it isn't a true midi interface. A midi interface is a real connection like a physical electrical connection. Thats why a driver is required because it is emulated in software "THe Driver". I have this product and USB MIDI works but i prefer not to use it since my soundcards built in MIDI would not link up or work with this product. Again that's because USB midi isn't true MIDI... USB MIDI is the fault of whatever "Smart guy" designed the protocol. This is a GREAT product though and im completely satisfied as was worth every penny!!!!! Just don't use USB MIDI Devices.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Best handsdown.

                          By chichooo

                          from SD

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                            I use this controller as my DJ controller in conjunction with ableton live. And the quality is just perfect. Well built, very easy to use with ableton live and other software based products, if your looking for a reliable, compact, dj controller or just looking for a midi controller the bcr2000 is the way to go for sure.

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Controller

                            By Hoyt

                            from chesapeake,VA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                            i use this with reason 4 and it works lilke a charm, it has presets already built in, but they can be customized. for the price you can't go wrong!

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                            4.0

                            Need lots of midi knobs?

                            By PeteThePerformer

                            from Southern Calf.

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Price
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • No LCD display

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                            I got this to control my Alesis QS6 synth and for control of my software DAW and software synths.

                            This works well and has different LED display options for the top eight knobs. It is easy to use and to program with and without a computer. Pretty cool looking with all the lights.

                            It is hard to remember what all the knobs do after you have programmed them. I need to print out some templates to over lay on top. This is a small hassle as I will have to cut out space for the knobs and buttons to fit through the paper.

                            Over all if you need lots of midi knobs, or USB midi knobs and a few buttons, this is a great option and you can't beat the price. If you plan to gig with it, get a good case. I am happy with mine.

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                            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            IT DOESN'T WORK WITH VISTA!!!

                            By xjohn

                            from Colorado

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                                  This is a great tool,but if you're using a Vista-based machine, you're out of luck - it's pretty much a doorstop. Behringer has no Vista driver and the drivers for it's other products are trickling out slowly.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Unlimited Options for SUPER cheap!

                                  By beatician

                                  from WA

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Highly Compatible

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Behringer B-CONTROL ROTARY BCR2000 Controller Desk:

                                      I use the BCR2000 with Ableton Live 7 and Reason 4. Because I can draw automations in Reason, I find the BCR most useful with Live. I use the encoder buttons to turn effects on and off in my A/B returns and the top row of 8 knobs/buttons is programmable to 4 groups so its actually 32! I use those to control my effect parameters and my crossfader. The only thing that still intimidates me is using the java-based editor, but for my purposes I don't have any need for that yet. This is everything I wanted on a control surface and more.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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