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    looking at control surfaces

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    ive ben looking at control surfaces for my home studio. was looking for 8 channels but anything would do. i really like the euphonix mc but its 900. the behringer bcf but ive heard hts noisy as hell. anyone have any ideas for a budget friendly control surface new or used?
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    ive seen that, you have any experience with it? would prefer motorized faders as well.
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    Wrong forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by pandamonk View Post
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    Word. Unless you get a bunch of controllers, turn them every which way and make diffusers out of them...
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    No: I don't have experience with them
    I have held them and had a look at them in the shop.
    Motorized faders?
    I suppose if you're an experienced engineer and having trouble switching over to a mouse, motorized faders would be an advantage but other than that, I don't see it.
    I use my Korg D3200 as a control surface , just to get a quick feel for the mix.
    I can bring things in and out, either on the Korg or in the PC, with the faders in a matter of seconds as opposed to minutes/hours.
    But the final mix is done with the mouse.
    Very precisely.
    A control surface is a nice thing to have but not entirely necessary.
    If you want to spend a little more, go with the Zoom R16 and get a complete stand alone recorder/audio interface into the bargain.
    Or if you really want motorized faders without spending a lot, have a look at the Behringer BCF2000. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._BCF2000_.html
    But in all honesty, for a real control surface that will do everything you want... start at around $1000.
    I craved one, by the way, until I discovered that the Korg worked.
    I'm over it now.
    As for your Euphonix MC? I wouldn't spend $900 on it. 8 channels is only half of a surface controller.
    16 is the natural number.
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    thanks, yeah ive had a fair bit of experience and i can use my mouse just fine, i just think a controller would be easier. i really like the Zoom R16 ive looked at it and the hd16, and happened to gorget they worked as a controller. the r16 is a solid deal ill look into one of those
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    BTW, just wanted to mention that AFAIK the Euphonix controllers are Mac only, unless they've already delivered the PC driver/software.

    Also, if you're looking at motorized faders, have you looked at the Mackies?
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