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    SimonSimmoEliot
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-08-08

    I own a V-tone GMX 1200H and I am having trouble getting the amp head and FCB1010 on the same channel. I just want them both on on channel 1

    I follow all the steps in the amp and midi controller manual and the Channel number of 1 on amp still keeps flashing and number dose not go solid. It says in the manual it will stop flashing when the amp and foot switch are on the same channel and I have also went through all the steps to set the foot controller to channel 1 and the 1 on the amp does not go solid I just want to use the foot switch to call up effect patches, channel switch and effect on off control and expression pedals I basically want to use it as an effect controller for the

    V TONE on the amp head but I can’t start programming until I get both the amp head and the foot switch on the same channel and the channel number on the amp head goes solid.. plz help I’m finding it hard getting info about GMX V Tone and FCB1010 setup the user manuals are very vague. And any advice how to program the FCB1010 to be pretty much used as a pedal board to switch between FX in the head and channel switch and effect on and off and expression pedals would be great. It mentioned in the GMX V Tone manual the the FCB1010 is a great MIDI controller and channel switch and effect on and off for the FX built into the GMX 1200H V Tone.

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    • SimonSimmoEliot
      PedroRodrigues Hi SimonSimmoEliot please tak ein to account that the FCB1010 has 10 number buttons, two expressions pedals and some other controls and options. A common use is to press a numbered button the FCB1010 and have your guitar modeler change to another sound preset (sometimes referred to as a patch). Button 1 might be a clean guitar sound and button 2 overdrive/distortion. Common examples of guitar modelers used with the FCB1010 are Line 6 POD gear and Behringer V-Amp units. If your gear is MIDI capable, the FCB1010 can probably control it.
      When you press a button the FCB1010, it sends one or more MIDI commands to your connected MIDI gear. The most common and useful command is a Program Change command, generally referred to as a PC command. PC commands are used in MIDI gear to change the current preset/patch. When the FCB1010 sends a PC command, your MIDI gear will receive it and change to the preset selected by the command. The process is very fast, so you will not lose any measurable time in the change.
      To make the FCB1010 work with your gear, you will need to do a few things.
      • Connect a MIDI cable from FCB1010 output to the MIDI input on your gear
      • Set your MIDI gear to a specific MIDI channel (there are 16)
      • Set the FCB1010 for the same MIDI channel (if they are not on the same channel, they will NOT work together)
      • Program each of the buttons on the FCB1010 to select the desired option on your MIDI gear
      • See if it works. If not, first check the above. If that does not help, read further
      You can program your FCB1010 in one of two ways. The most basic is to use the FCB1010 buttons to program it's MIDI features. This is sometimes referred to as the "Riverdance", as it takes a number of button presses to program a single function.
      The other programming option is to use a software editor. There are editors for both Windows based PCs, as well as Mac based versions. To use a software editor, you will generally need the following:
      • Computer (Mac or PC)
      • Two MIDI cables
      • Computer MIDI Interface
      It will also take some patience, as some trial and error is to be expected before you get your gear working like you want. The software editor is the quickest way to get all going and allows a simple approach for backup and restore should other things fail.
      First Steps
      The brain inside your FCB1010 is a small firmware chip. Many versions of firmware chips have been made by Behringer. Chip version much earlier than the 2.3 series have enough bugs and problems that you should consider getting a firmware upgrade. See here to find out what version you have, whether you might need to upgrade. and how this is done.
      Assuming your firmware is OK, you will need to calibrate your two expression pedals. Many FCB1010 units ship with expression pedals that do not work correctly. The calibration process will fix this, and only takes a few minutes. See here for a step-by-step outline of this process.
      The steps below outline the process for programming a preset for the FCB1010 to control a preset/patch on a single piece of MIDI gear. The process for dealing with more MIDI gear is similar and will be covered later.
      Set the MIDI Channels
      The MIDI channel on your FCB1010 must match the MIDI channel used on your other MIDI gear. If they are not the same, MIDI commands sent buy the FCB1010 will just be ignored by your MIDI gear. Try MIDI channel 1 on both for a start.
      To set the MIDI channel on your FCB1010, do the following:
      1. If FCB1010 is turned on, turn it off
      2. Press and hold the Down button while you turn on the FCB1010. Keep holding it down for about 5 seconds. When you see the small green light come on, release the button
      3. Press the UP button once. The green light will have changed to the MIDI Function selection.
      4. Press the 1 button. The 1 button LED and green light will begin to blink. The display will change to show you the current MIDI channel for PC command.
      5. Press the UP button once. The green light will move to MIDI Chann and the display digit will begin to blink.
      6. Press the 0 button and then the 1 button. This will change it to MIDI channel 1. The display should now show 01.
      7. Press the UP button once. The green light will move to the MIDI Config selection.
      8. Now press and hold the Down button for about 5 seconds. The display will change to 00.
      You have now programmed the FCB for the first PC command to MIDI channel 1. To set a different channel, the steps are basically the same except you enter a different number in the sixth step above.
      Program a Preset
      Now lets program the 1 button to select preset 23 on your MIDI gear.
      1. Press the 1 button.
      2. Press and hold the Down button on the FCB1010 for about 5 seconds. This puts the FCB1010 in programming mode for preset 1.
      3. Press the UP button once.
      4. Usually one or more buttons will now have their LEDs on. The green light will be at select.
      5. If the 1 LED is not on, press and hold the 1 button until the LED comes on.
      6. Press the 1 button again, and it should begin to blink.
      7. Press the UP button once. The display should begin to brink showing the current PC command.
      8. Press the 2 button. Press the 3 button.
      9. Press the UP button once.
      10. Now press and hold the Down button for about 5 seconds.
      You have now programmed the 1 button to send a PC command of 23 on MIDI channel 1 to your MIDI gear.
      You can program the other buttons in a similar fashion. Select the desired button in step 1 above. You can change to a different preset for your MIDI gear in step 8.
      Set Expression Pedal A for Volume
      Volume control is the most common use for Expression pedals. MIDI volume is handled via MIDI Change Controller (CC) commands. When you press the expression pedal, a CC command is sent based on how far down the pedal is pressed. Each CC MIDI command includes two parts. The first is the CC that is being changed and the second the value it is being changed to.
      MIDI volume is standardized as CC#7. This is what most MIDI gear supports, but check your documentation to be sure.
      1. Press the 1 button.
      2. Press and hold the Down button on the FCB1010 for about 5 seconds. This puts the FCB1010 in programming mode for preset 1.
      3. Press the UP button once.
      4. Usually one or more buttons will now have their LEDs on. The green light will be at select.
      5. If the 8 LED is not on, press and hold the 8 button until the LED comes on.
      6. Press the 8 button again, and it should begin to blink.
      7. Press the UP button once. The display should begin to brink showing the current CC command for expression pedal A.
      8. Press the 0 button. Press the 7 button.
      9. Press the UP button once.
      10. Press the 0 button twice (which sets the minimum volume to zero)
      11. Press the UP button once.
      12. Press the 1 button. press the 2 button. Press the 7 button. This sets the max volume to 127, which is generally what you want.
      13. Press the UP button once.
      14. Now press and hold the Down button for about 5 seconds.
      You will also need to set the MIDI channel for Expression A to the same channel you selected above.
      1. If FCB1010 is turned on, turn it off
      2. Press and hold the Down button while you turn on the FCB1010. Keep holding it down for about 5 seconds. When you see the small green light come on, release the button
      3. Press the UP button once. The green light will have changed to the MIDI Function selection.
      4. Press the 8 button. The 8 button LED and green light will begin to blink. The display will change to show you the current MIDI channel for expression pedal A
      5. Press the UP button once. The green light will move to MIDI Chann and the display digit will begin to blink.
      6. Press the 0 button and then the 1 button. This will change it to MIDI channel 1. The display should now show 01.
      7. Press the UP button once. The green light will move to the MIDI Config selection.
      8. Now press and hold the Down button for about 5 seconds. The display will change to 00.
      You have now programmed the FCB1010 to use Expression Pedal A for volume control. The process for expression pedal B is similar expect you will be using the 9 button in steps 5 and 8 and step 4.
      Common Problems
      Do did all the above and it still does not work. The most common problems are:
      • MIDI cables not connected correctly. See above for details
      • MIDI channels do not match. They must be the same.

      More Advanced Steps
      The FCB1010 is a fairly capable device. It has 10 banks of 10 presets each, for a total of 100 presets. Each preset can send up to five separate PC commands on five separate MIDI channels. This means you could control 5 separate MIDI devices with each preset.
      It also includes switch functions that allow your FCB1010 presets to also control non MIDI gear (like the channels on your guitar amp) that can be controlled by 1/4" sorting jacks. This would allow you to have one FCB1010 preset set your amp for the clean channel and another preset the distorting/overdrive channel.
      The FCB1010 can also send up to two CC commands for each preset (these are separate from the expression pedal commands). This can be very useful to turn specific effects on/off within your MIDI gear. For example, Behringer V-Amp users might want button 6 to turn the distortion on/off for each preset.
      • Aug 18
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    chmieleslav
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-03-17

    Dear all, 

    My setup:

    - Brand new FCB1010 MIDI controller, firmware 2.50.1 E

    - Roland UM-ONE Mk2 MIDI-to-USB interface

    - Windows 10 PC

    - 3rd party software: MIDI-OX, FCB1010 Manager

    I started to manually program MIDI messages (notes) sent by the footswitches in order to control Ableton. The programming went well for footswitches 1 to 4 (test with MIDI-OX: OK, MIDI mapping in Ableton: OK). But when I programmed the footswitch 5, I noticed that the note programmed on footswitch 5 also got programmed on the footswitch 1 (it replaced the MIDI message that I initially set on footswitch 1). The same thing happened for the footwsitch 6 - its note also got programmed on the footswitch 2, etc. Then I factory reset my FCB1010 and read back all the presets with FCB Manager software. A strange pattern emerged (see attachment): the footswitches on my FCB1010 seem to be "routed" in pairs with offset 4 (5 is routed on 1, 6 is routed on 2, ...). I tried everything and it seems impossible to me to program these footswitches with different MIDI messages...   

    I would not blame the MIDI-to-USB interface for this: I get the same issue when I do the manual programming ("tapdance"), when the FCB1010 is not even connected to the PC. Even then I can tell what the result will be: manual note programming, footswitch 10 LED blinking, before I enter the new value the FCB1010 shows the old one (for ex. I program footswitch 1 with note 60 - OK, then I program footswitch 5 with note 64 - OK, then I want to program footswitch 1 again and the display "suggests the previous note" 64, which I never programmed on footswitch 1!).

    I also get the issue when I program MIDI messages via SysEx using FCB1010 Manager. 

    This happens with MIDI messages of different types: PC, CC, notes...

    Am I doing something wrong? Or is my FCB1010 broken?

    Thank you in advance for your help

    Piotr

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    • chmieleslav
      PedroRodrigues Hi chmieleslav please follow the link below to access a document that will guide you with a full set up for your FCB 1010. Please follow all the steps and confirm if your still have the same issues. To access the guide please follow the link below: https://wsi.li/dl/FDpsNvB6Afd44WjQg/
      • Mar 17
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    Enrico1982
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-03-08

    I'm having issues to load the preset I made onto the controller.

    When I hit load the message attached comes up.

    I don't understand how should I proceed.

     

    Thanks.

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    • Enrico1982
      PedroRodrigues Hi Enrico1982,please consider that this unit is discontinued so the resources available are scarce, please consider that the issue that you are referring to is related to the fact that you have issues concerning the BCL blocks more precisely the Block Start statement.
      To access a guide that my help you on this matter please follow the link below:
      https://wsi.li/dl/PiWAarYKcYzfSiYjT/
      • Mar 9
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    Elterwater2
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-01-13

    I am attempting to use the XR18 as an audio and MIDI interface with an Behringer FCB1010 foot controller; to control a plug in (in this case the Cory Wong Archetype) however this seems to be almost impossible as the product manuals lack information and there are no resources on the web to answer any questions.

    I am very new to MIDI  and I'm struggling to get this set up.

    The setup is:

    1. XR18 via acces point connected to XR Edit on Mac Book

    2. Guitar into XR 18 Channel 1

    3. USB from XR18 to Mac Book Pro (2019)

     -- --This works fine and connects to the Cory Wong Archetype plug in with the USB Returns of the XR18 set to AUX L/R sending the signal back into the AUX output

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    The FCB1010 is then connected to the XR18 - FCB 1010 MIDI OUT to XR18 MIDI IN - and XR18 MIDI OUT to FCB1010 MIDI IN

    The problem is that the XR18 does not recognise the FCB1010.  I have set the XR18 Audio/MIDI Setup to USB-DIN Pass Thru

    Firstly, is it possible to use the XR18 as a MIDI interface in this way? Or is an audio interface required?

    If it is, I'm aware that MIDI has to be on the same Channel, so I have set channel 01 on the FCB1010 but there is no guidance on how to set a MIDI channel on the XR18, so it is possible they may not be 'talking' to each other.

    Assuming this CAN be done - how do I then get the setup to control/change the Cory Wong Archetypeplug in? I am only looking for a stom-box type changer initially.

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    Any answers on this would be greatly appreciated.

     

     

     

     

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    • Elterwater2
      Paul_Vannatto Connecting "XR18 - FCB 1010 MIDI OUT to XR18 MIDI IN - and XR18 MIDI OUT to FCB1010 MIDI IN" with the XR18 USB/DIN Pass-Thru enabled means that what is tranmitted from the footpedal is returned to the footpedal. You need to connect the footpedal directly to the computer.
      • Jan 13
      • Behringer XR18 connectivity
        Elterwater2 Thanks for the reply Paul. I have a cable on the way to make that connection. I was curious to know though, if the XR18 itself could be used in the same way as an audio interface with DIN connections? If anyone knows?
        • Jan 14
      • Behringer XR18 connectivity
        Paul_Vannatto I think what you are trying to do is convert the MIDI in to the USB out, which does not work. The main purpose of the midi in the XR18 is to use midi devices control the XR18. The pass thru setting was added to allow the midi in to pass thru to the midi out . When that is enabled, midi control of the XR18 is disabled.
        • Jan 14
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    georgeharmon5
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-01-11

    Hello,

     

    Can anybody advise on why delivery of the Behringer RD-6A Drum Machine is taking so long to be in stock?

    I ordered mine on November 29, 2020 through Amamzon and they still show it not in stock yet.

     

    Any help or info?

     

    Thank you!

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    • georgeharmon5
      PedroRodrigues Hi georgeharmon5 please be aware that question should be address to Amazon as they are responsible for the shipping of the nits they acquire. Thank you
      • Jan 20
      • What's the hold up with the RD-6A deliveries?
        georgeharmon5 Hi Pedro, Please be aware that Amazon instructs customers in my situation to direct these questions to the manufacturer in these cases, and since trying to contact Behringer is like playing "Hide n' Go Seek" in a black hole, I decided to post here. If you are not be being helpful or adding to the solution, then why respond anyway? Unless, you are a part of customer service, then please be advised that your approach is many decibels below satisfactory.
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        • Jan 20
      • What's the hold up with the RD-6A deliveries?
        PedroRodrigues Hi georgeharmon5, thank you for your reply, unfortunately that manner is effectively managed directly by the partner therefor that is the only information possible to provide. Thank you
        • Jan 21
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    SamMadoo
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-12-01

    Behringer used to sell these chips for the FCB1010 through their own official Amazon store for like $9. I still have a screenshot of that! Now all of a sudden it's sold for $79 through other sellers?

     

    Here's the Amazon link:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011VGPUSS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=inthemix08-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B011VGPUSS&linkId=dc8b84f7da9dabc5a0136a687ad7aa9c&fbclid=IwAR0e5uHTAskjZxumBgnLE5N1H9TbQwPY6lystD0i3p0x8-dQC51enfqWZTM

     

    Click on "Available from these sellers" and see it for yourself.

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  • Behringer
    Triber Moderator
    2020-11-24

    Since various magazines and Arturia have publicly called us out over the launch of our Swing MIDI Controller, we would like to respond and share some facts around the principles of competition and clear up some misconceptions.

    Competition is a highly effective tool to drive innovation by empowering Customers to make their best choices and force manufacturers to constantly reinvent themselves. Innovation means progress and this happens on many levels, whether it relates to customer experience, functionality or cost efficiencies etc.
    There are 4 established marketing strategies: market leader, market challenger, market follower and market nichers. Here is a great article: https://aytm.com/blog/brand-positioning-for-a-competitive-edge-part-3/

    The competition law was designed to avoid companies creating a market monopoly and stifle innovation, which would be detrimental to the rights of the Customers to expect better offerings. The law was specifically designed to encourage everyone to fiercely compete, even when it means over the same functionality and design, provided intellectual property such as utility (functional) and design patents as well as trademarks etc. are respected.

    How many Fender Stratocaster or Gibson Les Paul clones are out there in the guitar world and how many SM58 clones are available? How many cars or mobile phones look alike? It is not surprising that Gibson recently lost a substantial legal case trying to prevent others from making V-shape guitars or Fender, who lost all trademark cases related to their Stratocaster design.
    The reason is simple: the law encourages competition and provides maximum freedom for companies to engage head-on, all for the benefit of the Customer.

    We are spending large amounts of resources on innovation, which is reflected in products such as X32, XR18, Flow, DDM4000, etc. This made us the global market leader for analog and digital mixers and over the years we have built an extensive patent portfolio:
    https://community.musictribe.com/pages/intellectual-property
    However, we also clearly choose to follow successful brands and products, while adding more features and/or competing on price. Much of our innovation is invisible to the Customer as it relates to our highly advanced and automated design and manufacturing processes and for that we are spending hundreds of millions of US$.
    For this reason, we have become strategic partners with Microsoft, Siemens, Adobe and many other Tier 1 companies as we are pushing for extreme digitization and automation.

    The follower marketing strategy is a very common business model in any industry, which is enabled by law to encourage competition. With our new Swing MIDI Controller, we followed an established concept, but of course wrote our own firmware with added functionality. However, these unique features will only come to life when we launch our free DAW.

    The free Music Tribe DAW will form the heart of an incredible eco-system, where all our controllers, synthesizers and drum machines etc. will integrate seamlessly, thus dramatically improve connectivity and workflow. This will make it incredibly easy for our Customers to create, edit and share their music.
    Only our upcoming controllers will feature total integration with our synthesizers, drum machines, digital mixers and other Music Tribe equipment, while also offering standard functionality with all 3rd party products.

    For anyone familiar with the industry landscape, Arturia has been cloned for years (Worlde MiniMidi, etc.), while the company has also been “borrowing” from others with their VST replicas of legendary hardware synths, open-source code from Mutable Instruments, the “Expressive Touche” controller or the registration of known “DX7” and “Synthi” marks. Equally, our own analog Xenyx mixers and many other products have been widely cloned.
    ¬We will absolutely continue to deliver innovative products but also follow our competitors as we expect our products to be cloned - fair play.

    We are very cautious when it comes to our follower approach and employ expert intellectual property firms to ensure our products stay within the boundaries of the law; we are committed to never intentionally infringe on other companies’ intellectual property.

    Many years ago, we were entangled in bitter lawsuits with Mackie and Pioneer, which we all won. But we also recently lost a case against Yamaha in China related to a simple fader knob design that involved a design patent we were unfortunately not aware of. We changed the design, we will pay the fees and move on. Notably, Yamaha themselves were sued by Dr. Dre over their headphone designs (https://www.cnet.com/news/dr-dre-sues-yamaha-over-headphones/) or entangled in other legal matters (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/musical-instrument-firms-to-pay-millions-after-breaking-competition-law), which clearly shows how competitive business is. The heated Apple versus Samsung disputes are a prime example.

    It is our Purpose and Mission to empower Customers who don’t have deep pockets and provide them with the best possible equipment at fair prices. We do understand that we are a fierce competitor and at times controversial as we’re relentlessly push the envelope.

    We would like to thank all our Customers who have supported us over the past 30 years. We are absolutely committed to continue to deliver the best possible products at the lowest possible cost.

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    • Behringer
      K-Linerz I dont understand why people are so touchy these days about all this! If there wasnt the competition like we get from yourselves/Behringer we would all be sitting in our studio's either with equipment that has probably crippled our finances, or no equipment priced out by companies like Roland/Korg etc who have done so for years. Its only more recent times where competition is fierce that it pushes the prices down for these companies to fight it out for our money.
      Comments i have seen where people have said " I was going to buy the MonoPoly but after this im not" is absurd. Good luck finding a Mono/Poly at the price point you can buy the Behringer one! - well, maybe if it was just a shell they might.

      Keep going!
      • November 24, 2020
      • Competition. The Facts.
        VarjuLaszlo Roland, Moog deserves his fate, but Korg is a traditional cheap brand, and they producing their classics or something nearly in upgraded version. They producing MS-20, but Behringer made a fake version not for a reasonable price. There are the Minilogue, what is the modern but stil analogue version of MonoPoly, but more CHEAPER then Uli's copy.
        • November 25, 2020
    • Behringer
      snidedj Well, I guess they have a fair point. I wasn't sure whether I supported the cloning of a current piece of hardware so blatantly but they have reminded me how often this happens and how it fairly contributes to competition.
      • November 24, 2020
    • Behringer
      Champ_007 You can thank me with a new UMC1820 that already has issues after a couple months use.
      • November 24, 2020
      • Competition. The Facts.
        Behringer Hey Eric, so sorry to hear that you have issues with your interface. Have you already opened a support ticket to get that sorted out?
        • November 24, 2020
      • Competition. The Facts.
        Champ_007 Nope. Goes back to the store and will buy from another brand that´s more reliable. Great interface if it weren´t for those poor components.
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        • November 24, 2020
      • Competition. The Facts.
        LionBird12 You did the right thing. Eric. Behringer does not deserve our dollars right now.
        • November 24, 2020
      • Competition. The Facts.
        K-Linerz Had my UMC1820 for the last year and had zero issues. Even expanded with their ADAT and the UMC1820 runs smooth with all 16 channels simultaneously.
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        • November 24, 2020
      • Competition. The Facts.
        LionBird12 Hey Behringer, you suck right now. Your You tube page for the product says it all. Thousands of negative comments and shit you deserve. Fix this crap and take the product off market you A holes. Pathetic Response this is!
        • November 25, 2020
    • Behringer
      jschussler The question most are asking isn’t “is it legal,” it’s “is it necessary?” You could have designed a very similar product without making it an exact copy and still had a successful offering. Cloning so directly comes off as lazy. Why didn’t you modify the physical design in any way? You have the capability....
      • November 24, 2020
      • Competition. The Facts.
        mp4n4 Who cares, copying a product is much cheaper than actually developing one. Also, this could be an entry for Behringer in a new sub-market so they prolly don't wanna spend too much. Moreover, keystep 32 costs the same amount of money, so this is not competitively priced and the market will show whether this will be a successful product or not. To me, lazy, is when you can't put a good encoder knob on your product (Arturia Beatstep Pro) and you sell it at high price. We have a free market, you only hear about products that are better sold to you, or with better marketing and not necesarilly "unique". I really do not care about whether Behringer copies products or not, these are tools for creativity and not football teams so no one should be a fanboy really, they're asking for your money and you hope they give you the best value for it back and thats about it. Keep going Behringer and any other company that clones stuff..
        • November 24, 2020
      • Competition. The Facts.
        jschussler "Who cares"

        Lots of people care, hence the controversy.
        • November 24, 2020
    • Behringer
      TravisSpore Wow! That is some twisted thinking. Returning the couple things I just purchased--they just became "defective" weird right? And cancelled the modules I had on pre-order. What a disgusting way to do business.
      • November 24, 2020