Behringer X-Touch One – a universal remote control for your DAW
The new Behringer X-Touch One has a highly intuitive workflow-oriented set of features and best of all, it’s affordable.
For a large portion of musicians and music producers, working with a keyboard, trackpad and mouse is not very conducive to a creative mindset – especially for those coming from a more hands-on background like playing an instrument or working an analog console.
This concept is not entirely new, in-fact the new Behringer X-Touch One joins a family of universal DAW controllers, the X-Touch Series, which all aim to create a more tactile response for mixing and creating music. The Behringer X-Touch One is unique in that it focuses in on your DAW tracks on a per-channel basis, however still offering you control over your entire project by paging left or right. The controller offers you instant feedback on your channel selection through a variety of backlit buttons, a small screen and a motorized fader – which automatically updates in real-time as you flip through the channels.
Who is the Behringer X-Touch One ideal for?
This is great for studio applications as it gives you immediate feedback and quick and efficient control over your DAW’s mixer and transport controls, it’s also a fantastic tool for live applications as it offers a huge amount of visual feedback – allowing you to step away from the laptop.
The new Behringer X-Touch One supports all major DAWs from Ableton and Cubase to Pro Tools and Logic Pro, it ships with 11 overlays, one for each of the DAWs and their specific controls. The controller also features a built-in USB hub able to daisy chain an additional two USB devices and a footswitch input which controls your DAWs play and stop functions – this is great for musicians who need to record something hands-free.
The Behringer X-Touch One is already available for pre-order through Behringer’s website, it’s set to retail at only USD $180 (Around R2500 excl. duties).
For more information check out Behringer’s website here.