CME Bitstream 3X
"3X" stands for "3 Axis". The CME Bitstream 3X features a full control over the X, Y and Z axes. A joystick allows control of the X and Y axes, while a ribbon controller is used for the Z axis. With 35 knobs, 8 Sliders and 16 buttons, the CME Bitstream 3X gives you total hands on control of any DAW software and comes with an astounding 13,000 presets including Reason, Live, Reaktor, Traktor, Absynth, Cakewalk and of course Cubase.
Digital DJ’s will love the MIDI Cross fader, and the 8 track motion sampler allows automated recording of the movements of the knobs, joystick, crossfader and ribbon controller. Every control is available on 21 groups, so that 21 different MIDI events can be assigned on every single knob or any other control. All these controls are fully programmable and thus allow the integration of the Bitstream 3X in any MIDI setup.
The CME Bitstream 3X also features unique useful automation functions for on stage or studio purpose. Those functions allow you to make some tasks easier in order to focus on the music, among which you have a LFO, an advanced arpeggiator that you can use to generate amazing grooves, and an 8 tracks motion sampler.
-100 scenes memories allow the user to call back any saved configuration in real time
-Transport functions take control of any software or hardware sequencer with dedicated buttons.
The CME Bitstream 3X has many MIDI and USB inputs and outputs. So any control can generate MIDI events that can be routed anywhere you want, on MIDI or USB outputs. The CME Bitstream 3X also features a SYNC-24 output that allow you to use and synchronize "vintage" synthesizers, a footswitch input, a MIDI Thru output, and an expansion port dedicated to connect the external control modules available soon here.
The controller is already programmed with all the available control change (CC): they are assigned to every control of the CME Bitstream 3X. This mode is mostly targeted to control the new generation softwares like Reason, Fruity Loops, Reaktor, Live and the other MIDI controllable softwares.
The programmable mode has been designed for power users who want to go further with their controller. This mode gives you full control over your Bitstream 3X, so you can configure every parameter through menus or the dedicated configuration software. Among theses parameters, the user has access to Min & Max values of every control, curve evolving models, chained controls functions, SysEx, MIDI delays, and many more ... This mode gives you an advanced control to every MIDI parameter, and it gives the user the possibility to assign a name/comment to every control, displayed on the LCD for a better ergonomy.
In addition to the standard mode, the CME Bitstream 3X features a dedicated Reason mode, compliant with the Propellerheads remote technology, available from Reason version 3 and higher. The CME Bitstream 3X is automatically detected and configured to fully control all Reason devices, with absolutely no programming.
Once the CME Bitstream 3X group is changed, the controlled device in Reason is also automatically changed, so the user has all knobs, sliders, buttons, ribbon, .. available for each device in Reason. This Reason mode also features the jump-less hook mode available for all Wave Idea MIDI controllers.
This intuitive user friendly software gives you access to the most advanced parameters of your CME Bitstream 3X. Using library of presets files, the user can create its own and download them to the CME Bitstream 3X to reconfigure it. Since the communication between the configuration software and the CME Bitstream 3X is using SysEx, no additional connector is required. That means that the CME Bitstream 3X can be re-programmed on-the-fly without having to stop your music, just by inserting those SysEx in any hardware or software sequencer. More than 13,000 presets have been developped, covering the most used machines, samplers, synths, and softwares ! Just choose your synth to control in the list of presets, click on Download, and you're done.
The CME Bitstream 3X LCD gives you every information you need on stage or during a studio session in real time. This 128x64 pixels LCD gives the CME Bitstream 3X all its dimension: finally a MIDI controller that features a real big display for on stage use !
CME Bitstream 3X Specifications :
- 35 knobs
- 8 sliders
- Ribbon controller
- Analog joystick
- 28 push buttons
- 21 Groups
- 100 scene memories
- FULLY programmable
- Direct access to MIDI channels
- MIDI I/O, USB, Footswitch, SYNC24
- 2 RISC processors inside
- Expansion port
- MIDI merger and filter
- Self-powered by USB
- Backlight graphic LCD
- Rock solid 4U metal case
Firmware / Software
- Advanced arpeggiator
- Programmable LFO
- 8 tracks motion sampler
- Dedicated MIDI processor, no latency
- MIDI over USB compatible
- Plug and Play, no extra driver required
- Dedicated configuration software
- Firmware upgrader software
- All software are available on Mac & Windows