This controller has somewhat of a bad rep, mostly due to the fact it's not plug-and-play, (i.e. no presets or templates for popular DAWS) so it needs to be programmed. Also some claim firmware update issues. Still many people seem happy with it. IMO, the motorized faders and transport functions
alone are worth the price.
Behringer MOTÖR 61 USB MIDI Controller-Channel DAW Controller
Why you need the Behringer MOTÖR 61 Channel DAW Controller:
The Behringer MOTÖR 61 Channel DAW Controller allows you to take total command over your virtual instruments and DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Featuring amazingly-smooth action, motorized faders and touch-sensitive pads, the MOTÖR 61 provides an unparalleled level of control for the ultimate creative expression. The 61 semi-weighted full-sized keys, 60 mm faders and backlit drums give you hands-on control over all the parameters of your favorite DAW. An incredible hardware-based arpeggiator enables you to instantly add arpeggios to software and hardware synths and create complex arrangements on the fly.
MOTÖR 61's endless rotary encoders provide immediate feedback about your software, plus the convenient, backlit transport section puts all playback and record functions right at your fingertips. You get fast, easy-to-read information at-a-glance, thanks to MOTÖR 61's spacious, backlit LCD screen. It's also loaded with a variety of extremely-useful presets, so you can start creating quickly, without mapping or instant recall. Ready to go right out of the box. MOTÖR 61 is the fast and easy way to get you back "in-touch" with every element of your creativity.
61 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring expressive velocity and after-touch functionality
9 motorized 60 mm touch-sensitive faders to control your DAW mixer, drawbar organ, soft synths or effect units
8 backlit drum pads with velocity and pressure-sensitivity for ultimate drum and sample-loop performance
Standard MIDI and Mackie Control* emulation modes for ultimate flexibility with your DAW software
Hardware-based arpeggiator allows creation of complex patterns regardless of software limitations
Ultra-precise, illuminated endless rotary encoders with LED rings provide a clear overview of all software parameters
Backlit transport section for direct access to your DAW record/play engine
Quick individual bank select for faders, encoders and pads
Large backlit LCD screen for optimal overview, easy editing and quick status check
Flexible communication via USB or MIDI In/Out/Thru – including merge functionality
Plug and play with Mac* OS X* and Windows XP* or higher operating systems
Free audio recording, editing and podcasting software plus 150 instrument/effect plug-ins downloadable at behringer.com
Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany