Behringer Motör MIDI Controllers Offer Fully Motorized Faders , Drum Pads & Aftertouch


Behringer introduced the new Motör Series, at the 2014 NAMM Show – described as the world’s first MIDI keyboard controllers with fully-motorized mixing faders.

With 61 and 49 keys respectively, the Motör 61 and Motör 49 offer a professional-quality keyboard controller, plus separate banks of 9 touch-sensitive motorized faders and drum padl. And all of these features are designed to integrate seamlessly with all popular DAWs.

“The feel of the key-bed is smooth and responsive, and the new control format lets users tap into DAW functionality” says Product Manager Bert Niedermeyer, “without having to sit in front of a computer.”

Key Features:

  • Semi-weighted, full-sized keys with velocity and aftertouch functionality
  • 9 Motorized, 60 mm faders are centrally-located for fast and easy control of soft synths, drawbar organs, effects and DAW parameters
  • 8 backlit, velocity and pressure-sensitive drum pads
  • Motör 61 and Motör 49 come ready for action right out of the box, automatically mapping the most-commonly used parameters of popular software instruments and audio workstations
  • Behringer also offers user presets for a variety of specific software/hardware combinations

The Behringer Motör61 and Motör49 are available now, priced at $299.99 and $249.99.

22 thoughts on “Behringer Motör MIDI Controllers Offer Fully Motorized Faders , Drum Pads & Aftertouch

    1. sounds like you never heard about the mdiBOX motofader MIDI controller. Its DIY and you can set the number of motorfaders you want and its a pretty old project.

  1. Since buying Midas (Livesound consoles) their product list has been getting fancier. I used to hide from anything Behringer, but now I actually give their products a little credit .

  2. Behringer had a reputation for poor build quality, cheap components, and high failure rates. It was to the point where some vendors just stopped carrying their products. Behringer has responded by saying great things about their own reliability.

    Apart from that, does anyone know if they are actually making more reliable products now? Or do they pursue the same quest for the lowest price-point that makes their products somewhat unreliable & disposable?

    I’m not making any accusations, just curious if anyone knows what improvements they may have made in their product QA.

    1. well, like the midas stuff is good, the new ada 8200? has less goop inside. those red sound cards were okay, i hear.

      i’ve not had a problem with the bcf (other than being loud) or bcr, so i think that stuff is pretty safe.

      i mean the mixers and some of the rack stuff were/are the problems. and in my experience it was arriving DOA, which is worse for the retailer, i think.

      funny thing with behringer is that the poor reputation probably helps sell more new products rather than used. i mean, with a nice warranty, i don’t mind taking the risk, if the price/feature ratio is good, but i’m not going to mess around on ebay or whatever.

      1. oh and i’d buy the hell out of an update to the bcf and bcr that let you program them with the screen like the one above. the difficulty in programming and poor software support is what dragged them down for me.

  3. I played with these at NAMM. they are VERY solid. the entire line up i saw that they were carrying at NAMM was very solid. Metal Chassis, firm faders. seems like they’ve really stepped their game up.

  4. Those prices are incorrect, right? I thought I saw these quoted at $350 and $450 elsewhere.
    For $250 I’d buy that 49-key in a split second.

  5. Did anybody try out the keyboard? I don’t care much about the faders but most companies have dropped the ball with the keyboard action and reliability.

  6. I hope the keys feel good, have good action. Key feel seems to be all over the place with MIDI controllers. If these are good, i.e. not too firm, not too loose, I think Behringer might have just won the game. I mean, at that price, even if it DOES die in 3 years, I won’t feel cheated.

  7. hmmmm, it’s a Behringer. Famous for low prices but also for low product quality, especially when it comes to mechanical parts.

  8. Too much talking about this keyboard, Ok I agree with the features, but how about the weight of this keyboard???????????????, the length of the keys (Normal Length is Between 14 and15 cm for professional use) and then the dimensions. Nobody talk about them Why??
    Is nearly the same as CMI U-Key but not motorized

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