Summary: I bought the Behringer BCR2000 to control the Korg iMS-20 analog synth program on my iPad. Let me say, that it works beautifully! I am so pleased with my purchase of the BCR2000! It was very easy to set up all the controls of the iMS-20 and the BCR2000 works flawlessly and delivers as promised.
Excerpt: Great controller, unbeatable the for price. Knob feel decent and have a pretty good speed. The build quality isn't fantastic. My unit came with one knob that is a little "crunchy" but it still an awesome controller.
Excerpt: At first I was a little apprehensive to buy a Behringer product due to their reputation for making budget/cheap music gear, but after reading an article on all of the professional electronic musicians (namely Daft Punk) who use this device I figured I'd give it a try. I use this with Ableton Live and it is absolutely perfect for it. At first glance you see 32 knobs and 16+4 on/off buttons, but this thing goes way deeper.
Excerpt: I'm always happy when a product designed by Behringer actually turns on. This one did, so theres one star. Price is stars number two and three. Hassles include it's not bus powered and rather large for what it is, but it's a four or five year old design so what do you want. It's not all that portable, but construction feels alright (note: the top row of encoders feels a bit iffy). If it lasts the year it can have a fourth star.
Excerpt: Does everything you could want it to at an excellent value. Not really any other controller like it. I only gave it 4 stars because the encoders feel a little loose. Just take it easy on the knobs and you should be ok. Built in power supply!
Excerpt: I first heard about the BCR and BCF controllers in an interview with Plastikman. I was looking for a midi controller with tons of rotary knobs, so I decided to opt for this model rather than the BCF. Also the recent Native Instruments promo video for Tim Exile's track "Youtube killed the Now Wave Star" (which features two BCR's and a BCF) sealed the deal for me. I use the controller with FL Studio and Abelton Live. So far no problem linking it up.
Excerpt: I used this product to control effects in Ableton Live for live DJing shows. The BCR2000 offers endless rotaries, which are great for filters, flangers, beat repeaters, etc. Additionally, the top row of encoders can be used as buttons which are great for triggering clips. The BCR2000 is also very durable. If it's good enough for the likes of Daft Punk and Breakbot, how could you go wrong?
Summary: I use this with Ambiloop (get it! it's free and it's awesome!) to control basic volume, pan, FX enable, FX send for all eight tracks, and I've recently changed from Energy-XT to Reaper for my DAW needs. I use a little NanoKontrol for Reaper's volume and pan, record-enable, etc and the BCR2000 for Bass, Mid, Treble, Mute, Solo, that kind of thing for eight tracks. The EQ is in a VST plugin so I can confirm that the unit can control VST parameters easily.