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Faderfox UC3 Controller Announced; Full Range Now Cheaper

Faderfox UC3It’s always nice to see versatile new controllers being introduced onto the market that will work in a variety of setups – perhaps one of the reasons that the soon-to-be-shipping Behringer CMD series has so much pre-release buzz. German-based Faderfox has been doing this for years – and their new controller, the Faderfox UC3, is no exception.

One of the big differences between this unit and the introduction of previous Faderfox models is a well-reduced price, expected to cost just €169 (including VAT), or about $230. This price change is reflected across the entire Faderfox line – meaning that the DJ3, DX3, DS3, FT3 controllers will also all be the same price.

Back to the UC3, the unit sports nine faders and eight push-encoders all of which can be switched between eight different groups/banks. Check out the layout in the photo below:

The Faderfox UC3 top

Here’s the full product specs on the brand new controller:


  • Universal controller for all kinds of MIDI controllable software
  • iPad compatible with camera connection kit
  • Control surface setup for Ableton Live 8 is included (no manual mapping necessary)
  • USB interface – class compliant / no driver necessary
  • 8 push encoders without detents (resolution about 36 pulses)
  • 8 faders with 45 mm length
  • crossfader with 45 mm length
  • 4-digit-display to show control values and programming data
  • 14 bit high resolution encoder mode for sensitive parameters
  • data feedback for encoders avoid value jumps
  • All controls fully programmable in the device by channel, type, number and mode
  • Advanced programming functions like copy, paste and channel set
  • 8 groups for all controls
  • About 136 commands per setup (17 controls x 8 groups)
  • 16 setups with backup functionality
  • USB bus powering –­­ consumption less than 500mW / 100mA
  • Very compact design in a black, plastic casing with metal faceplate (180x105x70 mm, 350 g)

System requirements

  • PC or Mac with a free USB port (1.0 or higher) or any USB hub
  • iPad with iOS5 or higher

More Info:

Interested in a DJTT review of this unit? Let us know in the comments below. 

  • They look nicer anyway…

  • A product review would be appreciated 🙂

  • boarderbas

    You guys are asses! If I was Faderfox I’d be really pissed that im my featuring article there was a link to my competitor and not to my site.

    • Sarasin

      Um….its not a link to Behringers site, but to an article on DJTT, ABOUT the Behringer CMD….

    • David De Garie-Lamanque

      calm down! that link is just to put the controller into context. Behringer being the more affordable brand and faderfox being the classy boutique brand…geez.

  • Does anyone think this could be easily mapped to the remix decks seeing as it costs near as much makes no difference the same as an f1 but you essentially get double the faders?

    • zzzuperfly

      no – no hid no remix

      • HB

        The volume faders should be midi assignable so I do see some awesome possibilities when you combine this with two Midi Figthers 3D/Spectra as they don’t have any faders…

        • David De Garie-Lamanque

          my thought exactly! 😀 how awesome that would be