May 25, 2013
There are few external controllers that have the overall support of DJs and producers. Native Instruments has a slew of controllers that can be picked from, but none are as far reaching as the Kontrol F1. It just seems to have everything you could possible need from a controller that size – and it also has the backing of NI’s custom remix sets that can be downloaded for a small price. Behringer actually has more configurations of the same controller in that size, but I doubt they will ever has such a stronghold over the market share are their German counterparts do.
Right off the bat, one of the first aspects of the F1 that is so appealing is the color scheme and button layout. They’ve managed to shrink down the 16 pad configuration into a width that is half the size of your standard 10” mixer. The four …
March 25, 2013
If you’re in the market for a brand new out of the box MIDI controller this year, you should be aware of what is expected of you before you buy. Some controllers come prepared to used with a specific brand of DVS software, so if that isn’t your slice of cake you’ll need to have alternatives ready in mind. Another issue that compounds this situation is that there are more DVS choices now, than ever before. We used to be stuck with watered down versions of Serato and Traktor to run controllers, but now there are smaller dedicated companies who are making software for specific controllers.
If you buy a Behringer controller, you may be surprised to hear that it comes with Deckadance – a less well known DVS. Looking at the software at its current state reveals just how similar it is all of what is out there. The …