Deck-Based MIDI Module with 4" Touch-Sensitive Platter, Deck Switching and Effects Control
- 4" high-resolution touch sensitive platter
- Deckadance LE DJ software voucher from Image Line included
- Compatible with popular DJ software including Native Instruments Traktor*, Serato Scratch Live*, Ableton Live* and any other MIDI-compatible programs
- 14bit Pitch fader with LED feedback
- MIDI-reactive controls take your eyes off the computer screen
- Flexible deck switching to control up to 4 decks from a single controller
- Full control over multiple effects
- USB bus-powered
- Class-compliant MIDI protocol enables plug-and-play with any MIDI software
- Designed to lock together with other BEHRINGER CMD controllers for full expandability
- Slim tabletop design for ultimate portability
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
A Stand Alone ControllerThe CMD modules work well as standalone controllers for a wide range of DJ and production software. Whether you’re a DJ, producer, recording engineer, or hobbyist, CMD controllers make getting a hand on your software easy and affordable. They’re big enough to be taken seriously, but small enough to fit easily into a backpack or messenger bag. And because they’re modular, there’s always room to grow if you decide you want or need even more control over your software.
Using Multiple ModulesThis is where the real power of the CMD controllers becomes clear. As a Serato ScratchLive user, you might only be interested in the DVS-1. But what if you want to use Bridge to incorporate Ableton Live into your setup? Easy! Just add an LC-1 next to your DV-1 and you’re all set. Or what if you want to use a traditional DJ mixer, but still want MIDI control for Traktor’s decks and effects? No problem, use a PL-1 and DV-1 together. Want to use Ableton Live exclusively? Get an MM-1 and LC-1 and you have control over 4 channels in Live. The possibilities are endless.
CMD PL-1 Platter Control ModuleSmall enough to fit in a tight DJ booth, but big enough to deliver the performance you need, the PL-1 is a robust platter controller—no matter what DJ software you use.
With its 4" touch-sensitive wheel, the PL-1 knows when you’re touching it and where. Touch on the top, and the music stops just as if you were touching a record. Nudge the side of the platter and you’ll get momentary changes in playback speed. It performs exactly as you’ve come to expect from years of turntable and CD deck use.
However, unlike most other deck controllers, this little dynamo comes with a silky-smooth, high-resolution fader for precise pitch adjustments. If you use sync in your software and the deck pitch changes, there’s a column of LEDs next to the pitch fader that lets you know what the pitch on the virtual deck has changed to – so you always know what’s going on without looking at your screen.
Only have room for one controller in your booth? Not a problem! The PL-1 supports deck switching for controlling up to four decks, so a single module is the perfect backup deck or add-on when using software that allows for more than two virtual decks.
But just one controller? That’s no fun – remember the old mantra “go big or go home?” So why not pair up four PL-1 controllers with an MM-1 Mixer module and enjoy the ultimate four deck experience… 4 channels… 4 platters… No confusion. And still easily portable.
Isn’t it nice to have choices?
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. * Traktor, Scratch Live and Ableton Live software not included.
"Full Behringer CMD MM-1, PL-1 & DC-1 Review: Behringer’s collection of feature-packed stand-alone modular controllers promise extensive control over your DJ software at an affordable price, bringing choice, flexibility and portability to any set-up."
"Want a compelling 4-deck controller for under $400? Get an MM-1 and two PL-1s, and then remap them so they do all the crazy stuff you want them to do, and then share them with the internet so others can take advantage of them. The true power of these controllers does not lie in the provided mappings and the options on the silk screen, but instead in the open endedness of them, and the ability to lock them together to develop your own personal workflow."
"We have been covering the Behringer brand of DJ controllers which all fit under the moniker of CMD. The demand from those of you out there to want to know everything about these affordable MIDI controllers has prompted us to give you as much information as possible. We also have all of them in our possession and are surprised each and every time we grab a new controller and start playing with the controls. While our last two reviews were of the all in one controllers, the CMD Studio 4a and the CMD Micro, we decided to dive into the slimmer and more function-specific modular controllers in the CMD line."
"Earlier today at NAMM 2012, we got a chance to take a quick look at Behringer’s brand new modular CMD series of controllers, which aim to deliver a range of control options at the lowest price. Check out one of the first videos of the units after the jump and learn why these five controllers are a break from the norm that many expect from Behringer DJ. "