MATRIXSYNTH: 72 knobs, 12 buttons, 30 setups and snapshots: Faderfox's innovative PC12 MIDI controller

Monday, November 20, 2017

72 knobs, 12 buttons, 30 setups and snapshots: Faderfox's innovative PC12 MIDI controller

Published on Nov 20, 2017 loopop

"Faderfox have released their "New Module" series, with the PC12, a smart, programmable MIDI controller with plenty of power and control.

Faderfox can be found here:

Also shown in this clip are the Novation Circuit, Microsoft Surface Pro 4, and stands by Cremacaffe Design."

"PC12 as successor of the PC44 is a universal controller for all kinds of Midi controllable hard- and software.

You can combine two or more NEW MODULE devices to create a large system. The connections are on the right side to allow a back to back placing of two or more devices. Connect two NEW MODULES by a special extension port.

Furthermore there are 4 Midi-ports and one USB-port with various routing possibilities.

It is packed in a alu case with the same dimensions like the famous ELEKTRON devices so it’s a great extension for these devices. But you can use the pot controller also with your DAW like a classical 12-track-mixer.

The device has 72 standard pots and 12 buttons in a 12-track-layout, Various kinds of midi commands like control change, note on/off, pitchbend, aftertouch and program change are possible. You can program every Midi command for every separate control on the device very fast and easily.

Of course you can assign the pots and keys to any of these commands by learning incoming Midi commands, which is the same procedure you know from your software / DAW. The pots work with standard resolution of 7 bit to have full compatibility to any software and hardware instrument, effect and DAW. Use the internal 30 setups to save your individual settings. Backup and restore of all settings by sysex dumps is possible too.

The factory settings are perfect to control music and video software products out of the box if they are freely assignable. So any additional device programming isn’t necessary for many applications.

Some special setups are preconfigured for use with ELEKTRON RYTM and ABLETON LIVE.

Check out this amazing power box and you will get a reliable mate..."


475 Euro (incl. VAT)
399 Euro (excl. VAT)

Feature list below.


Universal controller for all kinds of midi controllable hard- and software
USB interface with bus powering - class compliant / no driver necessary
2 MIDI in and out ports with routing and merge functionality
Extension port to connect a second NEW MODULE device
72 pots with rubber knobs and standard midi resolution of 7bit
1 push encoders with detents (30 pulses) and 14 bit high resolution mode
12 buttons with LED for switchable parameters
4-digit-display to show values and programming data
Data feedback for all controls avoid value jumps
Programmable value ranges with min/max values
Fast control assign by incoming midi commands (assign whole rows of controls by one command)
All controls (incl. push buttons) fully programmable in the device
Different command types like control change, pitch bend, aftertouch, program change and notes
Advanced programming functions like copy, paste, duplicate, channel sets
30 setups with backup/restore function contain all controller settings and presets
Switchable Snap function for all pots to avoid value jumps
Sanpshot and Preset functions to send momentary values or stored presets for all pots/keys
Upgradable firmware by simple Sysex-dump
Very compact and solid design in a black metal casing (size 340x176x75 mm, weight 1.3 kg)
Same size like ELEKTRON MK1 devices (use ELEKTRON accessories like dust cover and bags)
Cascading of NEW MODULE devices one behind the other due to the side connections

System requirements

PC or Mac with a free USB port (1.0 or higher) or any USB hub
MIDI device with standard midi in/out ports
USB power adapter (5V min 200mA) if you want to control only midi gear

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