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Faderfox PC44 Controller Gives You 68 Knobs To Play With

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Posted on: February 20, 2017
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The Faderfox PC44 is a universal MIDI controller with 68 14-bit high res knobs, fully programmable for video or audio software control and USB connectivity.

How many knobs would you like your MIDI controller to have? If 68 pots doesn’t sound like overkill then the new Faderfox PC44 could be the MIDI controller you’ve been waiting for!

This universal MIDI controller has “68 standard pots with rubber knobs designed in a 8 x 8 matrix + 4 big knobs, 8 keys and one push-encoder. Various kinds of midi commands like control change, pitchbend, aftertouch and program change are possible. All properties are fully programmable on the devices very fast and easy for each control separately.”

Features

  • Universal controller for all kinds of midi controllable hard- and software
  • USB interface with bus powering
  • class compliant / no driver necessary (consumption < 100mA)
  • MIDI in and out ports with routing and merge functionality
  • 68 pots with rubber knobs and standard midi resolution of 7 bit (0-127)
  • Fast control assign by incoming midi commands like control change, pitch bend, program change
  • Switchable Snap function for all pots to avoid value jumps
  • Switchable Lock function for all pots and encoder to show a controls value permanently
  • 1 push encoders with detents (resolution about 30 pulses)
  • 8 buttons with LED for switchable parameters
  • 4-digit-display to show pot / encoder values and programming data
  • 14 bit high resolution encoder mode for sensitive parameters
  • Programmable value ranges with min/max values
  • Data feedback for all controls avoid value jumps
  • All controls (incl. push buttons) fully programmable in the device by channel, type, number, mode
  • Different command types like control change (CC), pitch bend, aftertouch, program change,notes
  • Advanced programming functions like copy, paste, duplicate and channel sets
  • About 78 commands per setup
  • 64 setups with backup/restore function contain all controller settings
  • Upgradable firmware by simple Sysex-dump
  • Very compact and solid design in a silver metal casing (size 290x220x55 mm, weight 1.6 kg) 

Faderfox PC44 MIDI controller.

System requirements

  • PC or Mac with a free USB port (1.0 or higher) or any USB hub
  • MIDI device with standard midi in/out ports
  • USB power adapter (5V min 100mA) if you want to control only midi gear

 

 

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