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Mixing Control surface for Reaper

Postby Marbury » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:53 pm

I am looking at getting a good mixing fader control surface that would work well with Reaper, something I am desperately lacking. I do have my old Yamaha AW4416 but as it has no usb, is big and cumbersome and the fan is noisy, it wouldn't work. I also have a Roland A-500 Pro keyboard but I only use that for my ipad, but it does have faders on it. (don't you hate it when your gear isn't quite joined up)

It would be nice to have something with smooth faders that doesn't have a large footprint in terms of space. My shortlist after some research is the Faderport 8 or even 16, but they seem a bit pricey but look really aesthetically pleasing. The only thing is it doesn't have a scrub wheel.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Re: Mixing Control surface for Reaper

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:55 pm

Behringer X-Touch or X-Touch Compact would seem the best value at the moment.
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Re: Mixing Control surface for Reaper

Postby blinddrew » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:19 pm

Yep, Behringer X-Touch would be my choice if I was buying now. I have a BCF2000 but the master fader and scribble strips would be nice. The X-touch models also have waaaay nicer faders than the old BCFs. :)
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Re: Mixing Control surface for Reaper

Postby Kwackman » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:21 pm

Icon Platform M+ maybe?
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Re: Mixing Control surface for Reaper

Postby The Elf » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:16 pm

I can say that the X-Touch is the first control surface that I've actually found useful. It comes highly recommended here.
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Re: Mixing Control surface for Reaper

Postby Marbury » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:16 am

Thanks folks, that's helpful.
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Re: Mixing Control surface for Reaper

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:03 pm

blinddrew wrote:The X-touch models also have waaaay nicer faders than the old BCFs. :)

+100 the BCF faders are truly 'orrible. But, TBF they get the job done.....
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Re: Mixing Control surface for Reaper

Postby Marbury » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:12 am

I will say aesthetically I really love the Icon QCon Pro G2 the most. A bit more pricey but the sleek design is excellent.
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Re: Mixing Control surface for Reaper

Postby blinddrew » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:11 am

Worth doing a search on the cockos forum just to make sure no-one's having issues.
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