That's it I just got it this morning! Book by Thomann in three days ... nickel!
Unpacking: I leave the monster that weighs its weight ...
I must say that it's a real tank, the knobs are sturdy, the buttons aussi.les accessories for rack mounting are provided.
I plug the MIDI cable, the power supply. the little blue LED lights up and I run Reason to try it.
I confess that I have a little hassle to install the supplied Doepfer MIDI Editor.
there was a file that you little ctl3d.dll get on windows.com which is to be inserted in the file system for those using win 2000, but since the doc paper is in German and English pdf doc. ....
Once installed the MIDI Editor provided is of great simplicity of use: The main screen is a virtual representation of drehbank.il simply double-click on the knob that you want to assign a function and choose from a drop down menu function desiree.il also solves the problem very well the double assignment of knobs in Reason ... some convicts will recognize!
Reason is, moreover, with a joy: 64 knobs x2 open my fingers a impatients.on discovers all the possibilities of using this program live (must be the same for the whole gang and fruity) and it seems to have a groove box into the hands (the sound and the screen 17 'and more !!!!!)
one detail: the knobs are pretty space, whether to manipulate or drag small anotees labels, landmarks essential given the number of controllers!!
I confess myself a lot of controllers provides information on other brands, but I ended up choosing this model for reasons of strength, reputation and number of controleurs.il is a bit expensive but I think that a use I do not regret my choice.
I say more? just be missing a few sliders some would say but you can always supplement with the "pocket fader" if you have a few euros.
if a small switch on / of'll have been well vu.je am not a fan of the hard disconnection (in the case to say).
I will stop here .. I have stuff to do ......
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Sebashi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The Drehbank! I use it happily for over 7 years! yes yes! and nothing to say at the pots,
not a game, although I would advise to settle (with the help of software provided) the threshold for said pots
(Or leave 2 as a cause ..) to a click but certainly not zero, because there is a risk of sending continuous MIDI data on some pots, even in the rekindled the Landemaine!
Note that on my version (now the BIOS EEPROM contains a more modern version)
I had some trouble to reprogram my pots: ca flashes but the changes are not saved when power is restored, maybe the AC adapter (another machine) used for too long with less tension? ? even with the original one is like before, but good.
What is immediately appreciated the countless pots: two banks of 64 each = 128 ... but since the pots are not as endless rotation on controllers Berhinger, a judicious use .. The possibilities of control by CV / GATE (8 6.35 jack on the back!) ancient synths is more than you Truva Ancun not on another controller ... the software programming Drehbank is impecable.
This would have been good in that they provide DOEPFER of 'layers' to visually organize, according to our convenience, ordennancement of pots. The product could develop into a version with endless pots at the risk of being overtaken by other manufacturers.
Opportunities for advanced MIDI who knows (you can assign MIDI string with variables also be assigned to the pots!) And output CV / GATE make it a product of exceptional given the price and number of pots ... Compare and see!
Today, it is clear that I am not nearly separates me from the beast, although in Berhinger it starts to feel good (knob endless with LED and linear motorized knob! Hehe!)
A score of 8 / 10 for the lack of evolution of the product, but 10/10 in 1998! )