June 27, 2013

Behringer CMD Studio 4A

Everyone’s eyes are peeled on Native Instrument’s next move in the gear industry – but we shouldn’t forget about the other guys who deserve their own come-up.  Any company who is out there trying to create new innovative products really has only two options.  They either take a look what everyone else is doing, and try to make the next logical move, or they take the risk and try something new without following the path of anybody else.  The second path is often the least traveled and many products have been lost in oblivion because of this.  Behringer has a long road ahead of them if they want to gain steam and respect from DJs, but they are on the right track.

They are building things that we need; things that are popular – and their prices are perhaps the most aggressive out of all the controller companies out there.  Their CMD lines of controllers are remarkable because of the sheer amount of configurations you can choose from.  It’s not the same case with Native Instruments, who really focuses on developing one or two flagship controllers at a time.  For fewer than two hundred dollars, you can score a two channel all-in-one controller from Behringer.  It looks the part.