• It’d be rad if we could get the option to post midi mappings for the BCR on the website.

  • nulloid

    I’ve had a BCR for what seems like forever and while it did take a backseat to my APC and Maschine I’ve recently brought it out of retirement and it is still an amazing piece of kit. My only gripe would be that it requires it’s own power source rather than being USB powered.

  • julien

    Thx for this precious article, I was about to buy it to modify it for my dj use.
    But, due to endless knobs, do you think i can replace them with non-endless knobs ?


  • HAI thank you for giving the BCR credit 

  • I saw Breakbot playing a BCR2000 about 5 years ago in Brisbane, it made me want to get one since then on.

  • Hugo Amiguinho

    I have one for a few years ago. but now I have a problem in one encoder. It is not working well in traktor pro, I rotate the encoder but his response is very slow. I think the problem is in the hardware. Can someone help me and give me some information how can i open properly  the BCR2000 and fix the encoders. thank you very much

    • Pablo Fullana

      hey Hugo, hope you are doing fine. I’m having the same issue. I’ve just one encoder that started to work slower than the rest and, besides, the values it s sending are not “correlated” -like if I was moving it forward and backwards as well. Not sure if you get what I am trying to explain here, it’s not that easy to describe it. Anyway,have you been able to fix the issue you had? Thanks in advance!

  • 9b0

    i really luv it:

  • Thanks for the insightful review, Kent!  (And thanks everyone for the comments!) We’ve also see Tim Exile doing some of his Native Instruments videos using the BCR2000 or BCF2000.

  • Sol

    I’m also using a BCR and a BCF for almost 3 years now.
    I love its versatile usage scenarios.
    For instance, I use the BCF in Mackie Mode for Ableton Live 8.
    For Traktor i have the BCF and BCR (daisy chained via MIDI cable) to control 4 decks.
    Wish i had more time to do more complex midi mappings.

  • Aaron Lamb

    Been using a BCF for years and these might have been about the best thing Berhinger ever sold

  • Brodyism

    I’ve never used the BCR or BCF but I have been using a BCD-3000 for a few years now with no problems at all. The built in soundcard is decent (I prefer my audio 4 however) and although the encoders are not as tight as the S4 they respond instantly and accurately. It has flown around the world with me stuffed in a backpack, jammed into tight dj booths, dropped multiple times and still works perfectly to this day. A great cheap solution, I paid less than $200 for it brand new. I’ve worked out a pretty good mapping with modifiers that allows for full effects control, key, filter, full eq, loop+set/size, cue, move etc. HIt me up through brodyisms.com if you want the .tsi

  • Argos

    i have one….

    the thing rocks….

  • Sam

    I have been using my Brc for a year and a bit now. If u know how to program it properly the worlds your oyster. Mine ha fallen off stage, had beer tipped all over it and copped savage beatings when I travel with it. It still works every time. How ever I have the problem of triggering a knob which accidently triggers the movement of another knob. This can be a disaster if the second knob happens to be track volume. Does anyone know if I can fix it with out re routing the whole controller?

  • Arubaro

    Ooopos, i forget the video: me using it

    • Leslie Jones

      Here’s pics of us, using it at the first MIDIfight Club. 😉

  • Arubaro

    This article goes to mi favs heaven. The BCR was my first controller and i’ll always love it.

  • MrAybar

    The link stated in the article for traktor mapping is not working!!! 

    • Spacecamp

      Hmm, strange. It should work fine now! 

  • Leslie Jones

    w00t! Finally someone else who also dares to give the BCR the proper credit it deserves.

  • Ogama8

    How do y’all feel this compares to the new A&H K2?

  • Jeffone

    I had a BCF for years and it’s still going strong…certainly more durable than the various other cheap midi controllers I’ve owned. The BCF drivers and third-party editors are solid. The fader motors can be annoying, but all you have to do is disable them. A highly underrated line of products…

  • Chris Blarsky

    Great for VST tweaking!
    Plus you can save several presets to match them.

  • Lewisjprichardson

    I pretty sure this is the controller this guy is using but it’s sometimes hard to see

    • Earsfilled


  • I think the APC40, came up with a better offer than the BCR, i love encoder because when I create a midi mapping it expand my possibilities.

  • Tom

    I used a BCR -mainly for VJing- quite a few years, I definitely enjoyed the flexibility and sheer mass of knobs and buttons (the four programmable banks are also a killer feature which I am really missing in my current setup) but finally gave up on it, because it’s latency was plain terrible. Maybe newer models/firmware are better here, but I have generally been avoiding endless controllers since then. I’ve talked to a lot of collegues and most of them shared my experiences with endless encoders.


    use them to this day!

  • D Holling


  • The BCR and BCF are fundamental to my production. And I’ve yet to find a better “Knob Box” anywhere for DJing.The LED feedback ROCKS for night gigs.