Behringer X-Touch Compact

USB/MIDI Controller with 9 Touch-sensitive Motor Faders, 16 Rotary Encoders, and 39 Illuminated Buttons
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Take Control of Your Music!

When you need precise control, the Behringer X-Touch Compact USB/MIDI controller puts you in the driver seat. Whether you're mixing in your favorite DAW, tweaking virtual instruments, or manipulating effects and lighting systems, the X-Touch Compact has got you covered. Compatible will a plethora of music production software, the X-Touch Compact's nine touch-sensitive motorized faders, 16 rotary encoders, and 39 illuminated buttons will finally free you from all of that bothersome mouse-clicking. The X-Touch Compact is pre-configured for easy setup and instant operation right out of the box. That being said, Sweetwater offers free tech support if you experience a bump in the road. Take command with the Behringer X-Touch Compact USB/MIDI controller!

Behringer X-Touch Compact USB/MIDI Controller at a Glance:
  • Built-in Mackie Control ensures near-universal compatibility
  • Touch-sensitive motorized faders allow for precise, dynamic control
  • Rotary controls with LED-collars and illuminated buttons for on-the-fly adjustments
Built-in Mackie Control ensures near-universal compatibility

You need a control surface that allows you to make high-precision changes to your DAW, instruments, and effects with a minimum of hassle. The X-Touch Compact utilizes built-in Mackie Control emulation to work with virtually any professional audio production software imaginable. As soon as you take the X-Touch Compact out of its box, you can plug into a spare USB port and start tweaking - no setup required!

Touch-sensitive motorized faders allow for precise, dynamic control

Nobody wants to work on an uninspired control surface. That's why the X-Touch Compact's 9 fully-automated and touch-sensitive 100mm motorized faders respond to your every movement with amazing accuracy. With the X-Touch Compact, every automation you write is reflected in the movements of each fader in real time, in perfect sync with your DAW.

Rotary controls with LED-collars and illuminated buttons for on-the-fly adjustments

The X-Touch Compact's 16 rotary controls with LED-collars, in addition to its 39 illuminated buttons, give you immediate visual feedback of your parameters. Just by looking at the X-Touch Compact, you'll know if a channel is muted or soloed or where your levels are at as you make changes during recording or mixing. With the X-Touch Compact, you'll be able to arm multiple tracks or adjust panning at the same time. Try doing that with a keyboard and mouse!

Behringer X-Touch Compact USB/MIDI Controller Features:
  • Touch-sensitive motorized faders allow for precise, dynamic control
  • Mackie Control mode for seamless integration with a plethora of music production software
  • Rotary controls with LED-collars and illuminated buttons for on-the-fly adjustments
  • Dual-Layer mode for quick change between DAW and instrument control
  • Pre-configured control elements for instant operation out of the box
  • USB and 5-pin MIDI integration for interfacing with more devices
  • Footswitch connector and foot controller input provide external remote control
  • Downloadable editor application for in-depth configuration
Stop clicking and start tweaking with the Behringer X-Touch Compact USB/MIDI controller!

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Tech Specs

Type DAW USB/MIDI controller
Faders 9 x 100mm (Motorized)
Number of Knobs 16
Knob Type Rotary Encoders
Number of Soft Keys 39 key function buttons
Transport Controls Yes
Analog Inputs 1 x 1/4" (expression pedal), 1 x 1/4" (footswitch control)
Computer Connectivity USB Type B
Control I/O 2 x USB Type A
Manufacturer Part Number XTOUCHCOMPACT

Customer Reviews

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leave the mouse behind.... awesome

Just what I was looking for and more!

Cant live without it

I regularly (Weekly) record band practice on 16 digital tracks on two separate SD devices, then I bring the tracks into my DAW (Reaper) on my MacBook for editing and mixing. Automating and mixing with the mouse was suboptimal, and on a lark I did some searching for automated fader boards that would work with my DAW. I found this and at such a reasonable price! When I plugged the XTC into my mac, I launched reaper and made a few config clicks and the XTC came to life, preconfigured and wonderful. I cant imagine my workflow without it! Great Price for an Automated Fader system. The faders a a little noisy when they move (Mechanical noise not audio noise) so if you are near a sensitive mic you need to turn off fader playback.

Pretty dang cool!

Excellent. Took a little while to set up, and that's why I'm not giving it 5 stars. But once fully set up, it's pretty seamless. Great build quality also! Really happy with purchase!
Music background: Songwriter, musician, producer

One of my best purchases....ever...wait, whaaat!

I bought this unit just before X-mas of 2016, almost on a whim as I picked up a cheap mic and this showed up as a recommended item. As a relatively new user to Logic Pro X I was intrigued at a control surface that would allow me to use physical faders and rotary encoder knobs. I watched a few videos on YouTube and read a few reviews showing the virtually seamless integration and minimal setup with the X Touch Compact and LPX. Out of the box, plugged it in and got it working in seconds. Besides a technical issue with the faders acting whacky after updating my OS to Sierra and to LPX 10.3.0 (that was readily solved with a phone call to Apple Support), the unit seems to be working fantastically with my DAW! Less time on my keyboard and mouse means I'm more productive, more comfortable, and I'm actually having more fun recording, editing, and mixing in my home studio. The added bonus is that I can use this unit with Adobe Lightroom for editing photos. My wife is a photographer and she was blown away once I set it up with LR. So now I can go from mixing music to editing photographs. The things we can do with MIDI these days! PROS: 1. Built pretty rugged--seems fairly durable and hefty 2. Simple setup, no installation of software or drivers 3. Versatile--can be used in music making or other workflows such as editing photos with Adobe software, etc 4. Customizeable--with Mackie Control protocol I really don't have to fuss to much with customizing in LPX, but I've read the XTC works well with other DAWs like ProTools and Cubase CONS: 1. Loud mechanical noise with the motorized faders. 2. Abysmal product documentation and support, especially for Apple products. For ex, there is no editor for Apple, only Windows. Also, the Quickstart Manual is subpar--hardly helpful with any setup or detailed instructions for troubleshooting. Behringer's support is mainly offered in their community based forums which is not immediately helpful. No firmware updates for XTC, only for the X Touch. Overall, this has been a solid buy for me. Rather surprising, since "Behringer" and "quality" don't usually go together. We'll see how reliable this is after the 3 year warranty period. But for now, I am really happy with the X-Touch Compact.

Ah, Protools and this baby is 75% functional

I purchased TheX-touch (flagship) and the XTC in October of 2015 for a project studio space. Now I will be honest, I am a Protools, Logic, Reason, Hybrid Mac/PC user. Everything is intergrated to run through my Saffire Pro40 and Octo-pre and the PC is my primary capture source since It has greater specs than my Mac and I can upgrade whenever without having to purchase an new Apple computer but I digress. I have the XT cascade to the XTC thru midi in/out from my Pro 40. In that essence it works phenomenally. However when I attempt to rewire anything in ProTools the XT ot XTC hi-jacks everything on the PC that requires USB. My MPC renaissance or the MPK61 both have to be unplugged and plugged back in then they function normally. On the flip side when I use the XT or XTC on my mac because the pro40 comes with 2 firewire ports the same thing happens with Protools only with reason 8 though. With Logic this is a monster(i believe it was designed for logic). Everything works seamlessly. With Protools certain encoders do absolutely nothing with either the XT or XTC whether they are ran independently or Cascaded. I do love the units as they have moved the user more away from the mouse. The design is nice too and they seem sturdy. They are also a smaller footprint than my Tascam DM4800 so thats a plusI haven't have any issues with them other than noted above. there has to be patches for this. Come on Behringer!
Music background: Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer FOH Mixing engineer, Studio Owner.
See also: Mixer Controllers, Behringer, Behringer Mixing Control Surfaces