Behringer BCR2000

The Behringer BCR2000 is a versatile MIDI controller at a reasonable price. I use it alot, especially for controlling older synths. You can assign System Exclusive messages to the BCR´s controls, but you need to know how. Unfortunately, this aspect is hardly covered by the official documentation.

This site contains some info and resources for the BCR2000. Some of it might also apply to the BCF2000.

BCR2000 Resource Pack for Roland JX-8P

For more information see Custom overlays for BCR

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BCR2000 USB failure

If all of a sudden you are getting an error message on your Computer stating that your USB device failed then this is most likely due to worn out capacitors of the power supply.
I successfully got my device working again by replacing the two 1000uF electrolytics. The original ones...Read More »

BCR2000 Resource Pack for Synth In A Case

Synth In A Case is an ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.
You will have to manually assign the controllers used by the BCR preset.

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BCR2000 Resource Pack for Roland α-Juno
Can be used with both α-Juno 1 and 2.

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BCR2000 Resource Pack for KORG M1
KORG M1 has different parametersets for single and double mode. This pack only supports double mode patches!

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BCR2000 Resource Pack for KORG Polysix (KLC)
For the KORG Legacy Collection Polysix VST plugin. Please note that not all controllers used in the patch are already assigned in the default controller map!

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BCR2000 Resource Pack for KORG microKORG

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BCR2000 Resource Pack for KORG DW-8000

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BCR2000 resource packs

The zip files provided here each contain the following:

  • Overlays for SkinMan and ready to print.
  • Preset SysEx files for BC Manager or direct transfer to the BCR.
    • As it is not possible to tell the BCR how and where to include the MIDI channel number within the SysEx message, the byte containing...Read More »

Custom overlays for BCR

Proper overlays greatly increase usability of the device. You can visualize the controls much better as opposed to just text-labelling and thus bring you much closer to the device you are controlling with the BCR.

The BCR2000 Templates document that you can find on the official...Read More »

BCR SysEx support

The BCR2000 SysEx capabilities are hardly covered by the official documentations and tools. I guess nowadays such controllers are mostly intended for use with software, to control DAWs and plugins. But they are equally ideal to control those 80’s to 90’s digital synths, which lack hardware controls but provide parameter...Read More »