Faderfox EC4 Rotary MIDI Controller

Faderfox EC4 Rotary MIDI Controller

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Midi Controller

EC4 is a universal controller for all kinds of MIDI controllable hard- and software.

The all-rounder has 16 gridless push-encoders, 7 function buttons and a large OLED-display.
Encoders are switchable to 16 groups that allow controlling a total of 256 control parameters per setup. The display shows the current values of all controls or editable encoder/group/setup names.
Various kinds of MIDI commands are possible, like program change, pitch bend, aftertouch, NRPN, and control change in relative and absolute mode with different acceleration amounts. All these properties are easily and efficiently programmable on the device, allowing personalized customisation for each separate control.

The encoders can work as high resolution 14bit controllers too (NRPN, control change or pitch bend). This makes them suitable for sensitive parameters like resonating filter cutoffs, etc.

Use the internal 16 setups to save your individual settings. Backup and restore of all settings by SysEx dumps are possible too.


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


The little box is also a great extension for your Ableton Live setup. There you can control all the continuous parameters like track volumes, rack macros, send amounts, and track pannings. A special control surface script for Ableton Live, including all necessary mappings, is enclosed in the package.


Working with this amazing power box will prove to you that it is a trustworthy,
reliable, and invaluable asset to your productions...


Universal controller for all kinds of midi controllable hard- and software
iPad compatible
Control surface script for Ableton Live is shipped with the controller
USB interface - class compliant / bus powered / no driver necessary (consumption < 500mW)
MIDI in and out ports by 3.5mm minijack sockets type B with routing and merge functionality
16 gridless push encoders - resolution = 36 pulses per revolution
Encoder push buttons can send separate commands
4 x 20 character OLED-display to show control values (numeric/bar), names and programming data
Names for encoders, groups and setups are editable (4 characters per name)
14 bit high resolution encoder mode for sensitive parameters
Programmable value ranges with min/max values
Data feedback avoid value jumps
All encoders fully programmable in the device by channel, type, number, mode, name etc.
Different command types like control change (CC), pitch bend, NRPN, program change and notes
Advanced programming functions like copy, paste and fill
16 independent groups per setup for 16 encoders (256 commands per setup)
Learn function for fast assignment to incoming MIDI commands
16 setups with backup/restore function contain all controller settings incl. names
Very compact design in a black casing (180x105x70 mm, 350 g)

System requirements

PC or Mac with a free USB port (1.0 or higher) or a USB hub (connection by inclosed USB cable)
iPad with iOS5 or higher (connection by apples camera connection kit)
MIDI device with standard midi in port (5pin DIN socket connection by enclosed adapter cable)
USB power adapter (5V min 100mA) if you want to control only midi gear

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