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

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