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Behringer CMD Studio 4A DJ Controller

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Product Description

A complete solution with all the tools needed for learning the basics of DJing or enacting pro level DJ tricks, the Behringer CMD Studio 4A DJ Controller is a 4 deck controller with 4 channel interface that is fully integratable into your DJ rig. Whether you use Traktor, Serato, Ableton or the included Deckadance software, the CMD Studio 4A uses large 6 inch touch sensitive platters for incredible hands on interaction with your mix.

Behringer CMD Studio 4A DJ Controller Features

  • Highly integrated 4-deck controller with built-in 4-channel USB audio interface
  • Deckadance DJ software from Image Line included
  • Compatible with popular DJ software including Native Instruments Traktor, Serato Scratch Live, Ableton Live and any other MIDI-compatible programs
  • Powerful 4-channel USB audio interface with 24-bit converters and ultra-low latency operation under Windows and OSX operating systems
  • Large 6 inch touch-sensitive high-resolution control platters for precise control
  • Class-compliant MIDI protocol enables DJs to use the CMD Studio 4A with any MIDI software
  • Professional 100 mm pitch faders and 60 mm volume faders for ultimate feel and resolution
  • Complete mixer section with crossfader and 2 channel faders, 3-band EQ, EQ kill, FX assign, cue and track load buttons Full-fledged deck sections including key lock, pitch control, auto looping, 8 hot cues and full control over 2 FX modules
  • Backlit buttons responding to the application - no need to look at the computer screen
  • MIDI-reactive controls take your eyes off the computer screen
  • Slim tabletop design for ultimate portability
  • Compatible with other BEHRINGER CMD controllers for full expandability
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
Full-Sized Faders
Find yourself disappointed when you get in front of a DJ controller and see those tiny little faders? We feel the same way. Tiny pitch faders just feel wrong, so Behringer broke out 100 mm faders for Studio 4A's pitch controls. 60 mm channel faders translate into smoother mixes, so we added those as well. Those sizes are an industry standard for a reason, right?

Large Platters
Another area where most controllers fall short is platter size. The trend is smaller and smaller platters, in an effort to knock the overall size of the controller down. Behringer says bigger is better, so the Studio 4A packs 6 inch touch sensitive platters that work the way you've come to expect coming from industry standard equipment. After the faders, the platter is your main contact point on a controller, shrinking that down to a tiny little rubber disc just isn’t satisfying.

Built In Audio Interface
So you buy a controller and get it home, only to find out that you have to go right back out and buy a soundcard? Behringer built a 4-out USB sound card into the Studio 4A, so you're ready to go right-out-of-the-box. This high-quality audio interface has 24-bit converters and provides ultra-low latency operation in either Windows or OS X.

Keep Your Eyes off the Screen
No one wants to look up at the DJ and see him looking at his computer screen like he’s updating his Facebook page. And as a DJ, you don’t want to be forced to constantly look at the computer instead of reading your crowd. The CMD Studio 4A addresses this by incorporating plenty of MIDI feedback. That means that if a button is lit in your software, it’s also lit up on the Studio 4A.

It’s the Little Things
It’s easy to get the big stuff right, but it’s the little things that usually slip through the cracks. Modern DJ software typically has between 5 and 8 hotcues, yet many controllers in the market only have 3. The Studio 4A has 8 hotcue buttons. Most DJ software is capable of running 4 or more virtual decks, so the Studio 4A can control up to 4 virtual decks. The same goes for other features, like library navigation, looping controls, EQ kills, keylock, and much more.

Already Loaded
With the included Deckadance DJ software from Image Line, getting your rig up and running is effortless. Deckadance is a DJ mixing application that works either as a standalone program, as a VSTi inside your favorite DAW or as a host for any VST compliant softsynth or effect. Deckadance was written by DJ’s for DJ’s, so it is designed to take your performances to the next level. For users of other software, the CMD series is also capable of full integration with any other MIDI compatible software.

No Compromises
The CMD Studio 4A is everything you need to get started; thanks to its rich feature set, Deckadance DJ software and included cabling. Whether you are a beginning DJ or seasoned vet on the decks, CMD Studio 4A is THE all-in-one controller for you. With the Studio 4A, you get the full functionality you have been looking for, without compromise!

Modular Miracle
Behringer CMD Series DJ Controllers give you what you've been looking for, a modular system of controllers that can be put together to suit your software needs. Each module is packed with professional features, from high quality faders to extensive MIDI feedback. All CMD controllers are class-compliant, meaning that no additional drivers are required, just connect and go.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  702-800-8290 Warranty:  1 Year (3 year when you register online at Behringer)
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General
Your general opinion of this product.
Right out of the package the size of the entire controller was a welcomed sight. The first thing I noticed were the large 6" platters. Behringer had taken the time to design this thing right. Layout was also a huge pro. All the controls are where they would normally be on a controller. It didn't seem like they were reinventing the wheel.
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The cmd 4a seems like it is well made. But that is just speculation. Im by no means an engineer but i will say it doesnt seem flimsy or easily breakable. The weight of the unit speaks quality. Although this is a recently released controller it is hard to say whether or not it will hold up to mobile DJ conditions. The one thing I will note is the 3 year waaranty it comes with. And the fact that AMS tacks on another year of warranty. That's one of the main reason I chose this over the Traitor S4 controller.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
There is a bit of a transition going from Technics + mixer to a more compact controller with a lot more options. The cmd 4a is pretty easy to use regardless of background. I will say setup took a little longer but I probably should've read the manual
Features
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
best features? Everything is at your finger tips. Love the browse dial and looping controls. Large platters are a huge plus. Long pitch faders are great too. There is only one I would want added. A power switch. A minor/major oversight depending on who you talk to.
Sound
How is the tone?
Fine. Can't complain. It makes noise
Value
Was this item an overall good value?
value is the best factor. Its inexpensive and not just cheap. Time will tell but for now I still can't believe this controller is produced @ this price.
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