The assignable controllers are mainly to the right of unit, arranged in groups of eight. Along the top are 8 continuous rotary controllers, which double as push buttons. Around each encoder are a circle of LEDs that indicate the current ?position? of the control. These LEDs respond to the MIDI control information received from a sequencer or other software/hardware to provide realtime feedback of settings. These LEDs can vary in their display - either using one/two LEDs to indicate the current position, or progressively turning on LEDs from the zero (volume-like) or center (pan-like) position.
The V-Pots and switches
Below these are two rows of 8 buttons, each sporting an inset LED. These can function either as 'command' encoders - in which case the button lights momentarily to indicate that a message has been sent - or as 'toggle' encoders, in which case the button remains lit to indicate whether the status is 'on' or 'off'.
All the rotary encoders and push buttons mentioned so far are further grouped, within each preset, within 4 encoder groups, selectable by 4 buttons below the LED display. Each encoder group has its own assignments for each preset - allowing a total of 32 rotary encoders and 64 push encoders per preset.
Occupying the main part of the BCF2000?s front panel, are the 8 automated faders. With a sequencer capable of providing control feedback, these update in realtime to settings in a mix. In use, these work well - responding to MIDI parameter feedback well, if with something of a juddery motion.
Four assignable buttons
Finally, a group of 4 extra assignable buttons are positioned in the bottom left of the unit. These are typically assigned to non-channel based functions, like MIDI Machine Control (MMC) messages.
Everyone thinks that the BCR and BCF can send Sysex only on the buttons . Not true. The BCR and the BCF2000 can send Sysex messages with the rotary encoders and faders. Go to http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/bc2000/ and look for the editors (Birdy Editor and the Script editor) and post a message if you need help.
25-May-07 08:52 AM
If you are trying to get the BCF2000 by Behringer to hook up with your copy of Logic Express 7.2 please check out my How-To post at: http://n0d3.org/how-to-setting-up-the-behringer-bcf2000-for-logic-express-72/
Ultimately it's a great piece of gear with bad documentation, par for the course with Behringer.
But if you can suffer through you'll get a great mix with the Behringer BCF2000 and Logic Express.
16-Jun-07 09:43 PM
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14-Jun-08 07:08 AM
is it wrong to grip about it not having dedicated transport controls? I'm about to buy an m-audio projectmix just for it's control surface (though i do need an I/o with 8 trs inputs and adat also, but i hear the PM has bad pre's) it would be great to have somthen at this price point that also had transport (not just 4 lil unamed buttons.)
25-Oct-08 01:29 AM