Behrenger has announced a new line of controllers for computer audio workstations. The B-CONTROL Series combines the versatility of audio software with the feel of real controls. The B-CONTROL series is a line of powerful, but affordable, control hardware.
The BCA2000 is a high-speed USB 2.0 multi-channel audio MIDI control interface. It provides an intuitive control surface with 100-mm faders for audio/MIDI sequenzing. It also features a high-performance analog input section that has 2 state-of-the-art studio-grade IMP “Invisible” Mic Preamps with +48 V phantom power, plus line and Hi-Z guitar inputs. Combine this with its versatile digital input and output formats like ADAT®, ADAT® S/MUX, AES/EBU and S/PDIF (including DOLBY DIGITAL® and DTS® options) and you have an unlimited array of interfacing capabilities.
You can simultaneously use 3 analog input sources (1 mono + 1 stereo) with digital input sources. Its ultra-flexible input/output configuration is supported by a comprehensive LED audio routing indicator plus button (status) LEDs. Input signal distortion and A/D converter overload are prevented by the adjustable studio-grade analog input dynamic control (noise gate + limiter).
The BCA2000’s fully equipped USB/MIDI interface with 1 MIDI input and 2 MIDI outputs is individually selectable for 16/32 MIDI channels. Plus, full multi-channel playback is enabled at 24-bit/96 kHz. There is a high-resolution 2 x 12 element LED level indicator for stereo In/Out signals plus 2-element LED level indicator for input and output channels 3 through 8. The high-speed USB 2.0 interface with 24-bit/96 kHz supports 8 In & 8 Out channels simultaneously (analog and digital) with low-latency ASIO 2 and WDM drivers.
Simply connect your B-CONTROL to your computer via high-speed USB 2.0. Then connect your keyboard, guitar and mic. Computer musicians will appreciate the fully equipped master and monitor sections with 100-mm fader, individual level controls for 2 speakers, 2 phones and low-latency direct monitor function plus separate dim, mute and mono functions.
Behringer expects the BCA2000 to ship 2nd quarter of 2004.