Behringer B-Control Fader BCF2000 Reviews3.9/5.0 based on 11 customer reviews
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from Kuching, Sarawak, MALAYSIA
April 5, 2013Music Background:
Superbthis BCF2000 is great. smooth and quiet. it helped me a lot in my mixing.very user friendly but somehow wish that the manual do give few examples or tricks in using it. anyways, it s a great product
from Nyack, NY
October 5, 2012Music Background:
It gets the job done.Its great for othere software but limited when it comes to propellerhead reason. Most of the racks are automatically mapped but newer racks have to be manually mapped as well as not being able to use the power of presets the bcf2000 has to offer. I was trying to avoid another controller but i am gonna have to get something like akai mpk61. Once i get that than the bcf and a bcr in the near future will work the ssl mixer.
from PA, USA
July 24, 2012Music Background:
Semi-pro musician, home recordist
Not much to say that hasn't been said before...The moving faders may not be the quietest around, but at this price the BCF2000 is a great value. And its integration into SONAR using the MCU preset it very well done. 10 seconds of setup time and I have a working control surface. Nice.
from Cleveland, OH USA
June 22, 2012Music Background:
Theatre Sound Designer
Good controller for the moneyThe BCF200 is a decent control surface. It's nice in that you can program the unit to a fairly wide variety of MIDI messages. The faders do feel a bit cheap. But that is to be expected on a unit at this price.
It would be nice if they had a unit with LCD scribble strips for channel labels, but that not only would raise the price, but also mean it would not be as much of a universal control surface, software would have to wirte specific support.
from United States
May 14, 2012Music Background:
Behringer BCF2000Best motorized board at this price point. For any one who owns Cubase products you will need to hold down the third mute button while turning on. This sets it up to a preset. Let it run through its blinking lights then hit the exit button. Fallow the steps in Cubase for adding a controler and you are set to go. Use the page over button and sliders 5 and 6 become track 9 and 10. You can do this for unlimited amount of tracks. No need to buy a second or third BCF2000 to daisy chain them for 16 or 24 tracks.
from Boca Raton USA
April 4, 2012Music Background:
Musical Engineering Student
Great for priceVery loud and the faders twitch a little bit but for the size and price you can't beat it. Also I wish there were buttons for the automation but again the price is unbeatable
from Ocala, FL
January 17, 2012Music Background:
Home Studio Engineer, Hobbyist
Really great! Just what I needed!Pros: Works seamlessly with Logic Pro 9, very customizable programming, very sturdy unit, and perfectly accurate interpretation of slider and knob movements.
Cons: Bulkier than expected and when automation is played back the sliders' movement is a little bit jittery which doesn't affect anything, but can be a little annoying (may be a software issue with Logic and may not be the same with other DAW's).
Overall it is a great unit. It does exactly what I need it to do. The automation it inputs into Logic is extremely accurate and spot on with the physical movement of the sliders and knobs.
from Omaha, NE USA
January 17, 2012Music Background:
Love it!Not necessarily blown away by this product, but it does make mixing a lot more fun in the box. The faders are accurate and the device works without any hiccup. Install, set it up, and you're mixing away. Also, it seems to have a lot of customization with it but I've been just using the Mackie control settings and its perfect. One complaint I seen a lot is the lack of touch faders, yes, it doesn't have touch faders but then again its 200 dollars. And you get quite a device for 200 bucks!
from Kingston RI
November 1, 2011Music Background:
Professional musician, Hobbyist Engineer.
Excellent for the moneyThe only negative thing I can say is that the faders are noisy and jittery... but if you're looking for a cheap solution to control your faders and pans... this is it.
from United States
September 30, 2011Music Background:
professional recording/mix engineer
Spartan features but very useful for mixing ITBI've owned and used the BCF2000 for about 4 years for mixing in-the-box. It has worked quite well without incident. The faders slide easily. They are motorized and correspond to the faders in your software mixer and respond well to automation programming. On my unit they continue to function without a problem after years of use week in and week out mixing pop/rock projects.
The continuous rotary encoders by default function as pan knobs and I use them as such. They also can be pressed inward to access other functions depending on your sequencer controller configuration. I use that pressing function to access the monitoring of playback over the input channels on my software mixer. Again, I've had no problems with this aspect of the unit in durability or function.
The function buttons on each channel are for channel mute, select or solo depending on your specific configuration. I find that these keys as well as the other function keys (bank select, the four transport keys in the lower right, and the other buttons) greatly speed up my channel access and they are arranged in such a way that the most often addressed functions are no more than one or two button presses away.
The transport controls are indeed limited on this unit. They are restricted to play, stop, forward and rewind (with extra levels of control possible though simultaneous pressing of a designated "shift" key). But they do exist and function quite well for basic project navigation. However, I did eventually pair the unit with another USB transport control unit to work side by side simultaneously. The two play well together and the augmented control I added with the additional unit makes up for that lacking depth of transport control available on the BCF alone.
Overall the BCF 2000 is an excellent, very basic control surface. If one is serious about mixing in-the-box then it's a great first control surface that is built well enough (in my experience) to last at least a few years. At just over $200 it's a steal and a relatively small investment for a control surface. It doesn't have all of the functionality of something like a Mackie Control, but that unit is several times more expensive too. But for basic fader and pan control and basic transport as well as channel solo, mute and select it's perfect for the job. I highly recommend it.
from Sedona, AZ
September 17, 2011Music Background:
It COULD have been greatThis is 2/3 a great unit, but unfortunately Behringer cut one corner too many! The unit doesn't have a transport panel, so the most fundamental commands, such as record, becomes a pain. A great shame, this could have been at truly awesome unit, at at fraction of the cost of the competitors, but as it is, it's a heart break.