Minor update to the BCD2000 MIDI driver 
Saturday, October 13, 2007, 04:33 PM - Mac, BCD2000
I just cleaned up the code for the BCD2000 MIDI driver and greatly simplified the code that handles the processing of MIDI packets. This leaves less margin for error and will also improve performance (although you probably won't notice that). The new version is up for download from the download page.

Also I noticed the web server where I host my binaries has been rather flaky lately. That should be fixed now too.
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BCD2000, Traktor, and the Mac revisited 
Sunday, October 7, 2007, 12:11 PM - Mac, BCD2000
My new BCD2000 MIDI driver should make it a lot easier to set up the BCD2000 with Traktor on your Mac. You can forget the old tutorial, because here's a new one that's a lot simpler.

Step One: Install the experimental BCD2000 driver
The new driver fixes the jog wheel by changing the range to 0 - 127. You'll need the new driver for this tutorial to work, so head over to the BCD2000 Download page and hit the link for the new experimental driver. Close all MIDI applications. Unzip the driver and double click the BCD2000 package. Then just follow the onscreen instructions.

Step Two: Configure Traktor
Open your Traktor preferences and under Hotkey & MIDI Setup > MIDI Interfaces enable the Behringer BCD2000 device (there should be an X in the left column). You can disable the IAC device here if it's still enabled from the previous driver.
Download the latest MIDI mapping from the BCD2000 Download page. In the Traktor preferences, under Hotkey & MIDI Setup > MIDI Setup click 'Load' and select the .tks file you just downloaded.

Step Three: There is no step three
That's it :) Enjoy and have fun.
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BCD2000 + Traktor - MIDI Rules 
Saturday, October 6, 2007, 09:42 PM - Mac, BCD2000
I've uploaded a new experimental MIDI driver to the BCD2000 Download page that incorporates a jogwheel fix. This should make it possible to use the BCD2000 with Traktor, without the help of MIDI Rules (or Mandolane). I have included a simple .tks file to use in Traktor. So far the .tks supports the basic stuff and LEDs for the EQ buttons, but that's about it. If anyone manages to extend the functionality of the .tks please feel free to share it with the rest of us.

Update: I just finished uploading a more extensive version of the Traktor mapping file. This one re-introduces a number of features from the MIDI Rules ruleset. Most buttons are mapped one-to-one to Traktor features, however there are some exceptions.

Browser
You can browse your library by holding down the 'Phones Split/Master Out' button and using the jogwheels to browse the tree (left) or the list (right). Use the left 'Search' buttons to collapse/expand the tree, or the right 'Search' buttons to load the selected track to deck A or B.

Sync
Sync slave now maps to sync slave, instead of sync trigger. Both 'Back To Top' buttons are used as modifiers now. The left BTT button turns the Sync Slave button in a trigger for Sync Master. The right BTT button turns the Sync Slave button in a trigger for Sync. The left button also turns the Scratch button in a Tempo reset trigger.
I realize this is very complex and I could definitely use some ideas for improvements.
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BCD3000 users wanted (well... not anymore) 
Tuesday, June 5, 2007, 09:34 AM - BCD2000
Update: since we now have a way to use the BCD2000 natively in Traktor without MIDI rules, this post can be ignored now.

Do you own a BCD3000 or know someone who does? The reason I ask is, I'd like add a new feature to the BCD2000 driver that maps the BCD2000 controls to BCD3000 MIDI commands. The only problem is, I have no idea what those commands are. If someone could point me to a MIDI command reference or something for the BCD3000, that would be extremely helpful.
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BCD2000 Driver FAQ 
Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 02:30 PM - BCD2000
I though it might be a good idea to post a FAQ here, since I'm often getting the same questions over and over. This should save you from having to read through all the comments :)

Q. The BCD2000 sometimes freezes after using the sliders. Is this a driver bug?
A. Unfortunately this is a hardware bug and I have not been able to find a software workaround. This seems to depend on your hardware setup. For example, I've found that my old PowerMac G4 constantly shows this behaviour, whereas I've only seen it once on my MacBook Pro. This is probably partially the reason why Behringer decided to give up on Mac drivers, and just released a revised unit (the BCD3000).
Things you can try to reduce the problem; try different a different USB port, don't use a USB hub.

Q. How do I use the audio output/inputs on the BCD2000?
A. For now, you can't. It's not supported by the driver and I'm struggling to find enough time (and willpower, I must admit) to work on it.

Q. How do I use the jogwheels in Traktor? It only moves in one direction.
A. Use the new drivers (with jogwheel fix), or alternatively follow the directions in the "BCD2000, Traktor, and the Mac." post.
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