The latest loopop video takes a look at the Faderfox PC12 MIDI controller, a knob-filled universal controller for MIDI hardware and software.
- Universal controller for all kinds of midi controllable hard- and software
- USB interface with bus powering – class compliant / no driver necessary
- 2 MIDI in and out ports with routing and merge functionality
- Extension port to connect a second NEW MODULE device
- 72 pots with rubber knobs and standard midi resolution of 7bit
- 1 push encoders with detents (30 pulses) and 14 bit high resolution mode
- 12 buttons with LED for switchable parameters
- 4-digit-display to show values and programming data
- Data feedback for all controls avoid value jumps
- Programmable value ranges with min/max values
- Fast control assign by incoming midi commands (assign whole rows of controls by one command)
- All controls (incl. push buttons) fully programmable in the device
- Different command types like control change, pitch bend, aftertouch, program change and notes
- Advanced programming functions like copy, paste, duplicate, channel sets
- 30 setups with backup/restore function contain all controller settings and presets
- Switchable Snap function for all pots to avoid value jumps
- Sanpshot and Preset functions to send momentary values or stored presets for all pots/keys
- Upgradable firmware by simple Sysex-dump
- Very compact and solid design in a black metal casing (size 340x176x75 mm, weight 1.3 kg)
- Same size like Elektron MK1 devices (use ELEKTRON accessories like dust cover and bags)
- Cascading of devices one behind the other via the side connections
Faderfox is a one man company out of Hamburg that has been making controllers for quite some time. I’ve seen you feature some of their products in the past.
The new PC12 is part of the “new module” series which are standalone, programmable controllers to control both software and hardware synths and devices. The device has two MIDI ins, two MIDI outs, is USB powered and can send and receive MIDI data over USB as well.
The PC12 is extremely well built and flexible. It’s most striking feature is the 72 knobs, but actually has a lot more power under the hood which support for 30 setups (device configurations), 30 presets/snapshots (paramter positions), MIDI routing and more.
It comes with templates for Ableton and Elektron RYTM but can be quickly configured to work with anything else.
Pricing and Availability
The Faderfox PC12 is available for 399 Euro (excl. VAT).
If you’ve used the Faderfox PC12, share your thoughts on it in the comments.