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Control Surfaces

Post by ThePM » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:51 am

I've just upgraded to Mixcraft 8 - which is fantastic. Was thinking of investing in a control surface and wondered if anyone can tell me if these options work well with Mixcraft and have any experiences to share in using them?

The options I'm considereing are:
iCon Qcon Pro X
iCon Qcon Pro USB
Behringer X-Touch Universal Control Surface
Presonus Faderport 8

All comments gratefully received.

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Re: Control Surfaces

Post by clowquill » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:12 am

Did you get around to purchasing one of these yet? I was looking at the same options and was planning on the QCon pro X. I know the X touch has no midi learn ability and a lot of the features won't work with Mixcraft. The QCon seems to be the most versatile if you aren't using Pro Tools or Cubase. Let me know what you think. :)


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Re: Control Surfaces

Post by djdude199 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:30 am


Looking for a control surface, do any of those listed above work fully? (e.g. controlling parameters in virtual instruments, full automation of the software) Any to avoid? I can get other things to make my transport work! Please advise!

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Re: Control Surfaces

Post by Acoustica Greg » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:07 pm


I don't know about the Presonus Faderport, but the iCon units and the Behringer unit should work.

I don't know if any of those units would provide multi-track recording capability, unless you had an additional audio interface that comes with its own ASIO drivers. It depends on what you need.

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Re: Control Surfaces

Post by Tapper Mike2 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:07 am

I would strongly suggest Launchpad Pro.

LP Pro is fully supported in Mixcraft 8 and it takes up very little real estate.

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