Recommended MIDI controllers | ArKaos VJ/DJ

Recommended MIDI controllers

Thanks to GrandVJ's convenient MIDI learn mode, any MIDI controller - or anything that can send a MIDI signal to your computer - can be easily setup and used to trigger visuals, effects and to control parameters. But since we're nice guys, we've already preloaded some mapping templates for the most common MIDI controllers available out there so you don't have to spend time configuring each single fader and knob and you can use GrandVJ with your controller right out of the box.

In the table below you will find those controlers with a link to the manufacturer. We recommend to use them because they have all been tested with GrandVJ by us or by their manufacturer.

"Template" means that the current GrandVJ version includes a template for this controller (in GrandVJ, menu File > Load Mapping Template)
"Feedback" means that the controller has support for bidirectionnal communication with GrandVJ (i.e. buttons light up when the cell is active etc..)

Akai Professional

Model Template Feedback
APC40 mkII supported supported
APC Mini supported supported
APC Mini + MIDIMIX supported supported
APC Key 25 supported supported
APC20 supported supported
APC40 supported supported
MPD24 supported not supported
MPD32 supported not supported
MPK49 supported not supported
Akai APC40 mkII

 

AlphaSphere

Model Template Feedback
AlphaSphere supported not supported
AlphaSphere

American Audio

Model Template Feedback
VMS4.1 supported supported
VMS2 supported supported
American Audio VMS4.1

Behringer

Model Template Feedback
BCF 2000 not supported supported
BCR 2000 not supported supported
Behringer BCR 2000

Codanova

Model Template Feedback
VMX VJ supported not supported
Codanova VMX VJ

Edirol

Model Template Feedback
PCR-300 supported not supported
Edirol PCR 300

Hercules

Model Template Feedback
DJ Control Rmx supported not supported
DJ Control Steel supported not supported
DJ Control MP3 supported not supported
DJ Console MK2 supported not supported
Hercules DJ Control Steel

Hexler

Model Template Feedback
TouchOSC supported not supported
Touch OSC for iPhone and iPod Touch

Korg

Model Template Feedback
Nano supported not supported
ETC

Livid Instruments

Model Template Feedback
Base not supported supported
Block not supported supported
Ohm64 supported supported
OhmRGB supported supported
Livid Instruments OHM Rgb

M-audio

Model Template Feedback
Oxygen 8 supported not supported
Axiom 5 supported not supported
M-Audio Axiom 25

Novation

Model Template Feedback
Launchpad Pro supported not supported
Launchpad Pro +
LaunchControl XL
supported not supported
LaunchPad Pro

Numark

Model Template Feedback
Orbit supported supported
NuVJ Video Mixer supported supported
Orbit