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January 22, 2011, 03:11:16 PM
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paulnick

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I've just seen a demonstration of Cuelux and conclude that it will be perfect for show, band and party lighting. I'm now trying to home in on a fader wing which will give me live , physical operation at shows etc. What experience have you guys of Akai APC40, the Elation Midicon and the Behringer BCF2000 or any other recommendation?

Many thanks.
Paulnick
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January 24, 2011, 12:10:17 PM
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Bart van Wunnik

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Hi Paulnick,

Welcome on our forum :)

The Midi desks (fader wings) that you mention are all good fader wings.
Every midi desk has its pros and cons, here are some from my point of view:

Akai APC40:
Pros
- Nice midi desk with a lot of playback buttons with a good clear status feedback of the Cuelists
- Faders to use with the playback faders.
Cons
- Small faders, so not very precise
- No speed controls for the Cuelists
- A lot of buttons that are not used by Cuelux

Elation Midicon:
Pros
- Perfect midi desk to use with Cuelux, it is a midi desk designed to do lighting
- Three encoder wheels for positioning moving lights, mixing RGB .....
- A lot of playback buttons
Cons
- No controls to change the speed of a cuelist


Behringer BCF2000:
Pros
- Motorized faders
- Speed controls
Cons
- uhhhhhh...???

Also take a look at our Youtube video about Midi devices, I have used a BCF2000 in that movie.

If I had to choose between the above I would go for the Behringer BCF2000, it is a nice small desk with a lot of usable functions.
Maybe there are a few other forum users who are willing to give their opinion on your question.

Regards,
Bart
« Last Edit: January 24, 2011, 12:13:10 PM by Bart van Wunnik »
Bart van Wunnik


January 24, 2011, 12:28:05 PM
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Rick Willeme

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Behringer BCF2000:
Pros
...
Cons
- uhhhhhh...???

One con for the BCF2000: No buttons for playback buttons in Cuelux..
Rick Willeme
Light Engineer AndyCobben.nl

 

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