All the controls you need
The Bitstream 3X features a lot of analog and digital
controls, among which 35 knobs, 8 sliders, 16 buttons,
a two axes joystick , a ribbon controller, a cross-fader,
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 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
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.
Multiple inputs and outputs
The 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 Bitstream 3X also features a SYNC-24 output
that allow you to use and synchronize "vintage" synthesizers,
a foot switch 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 Bitstream
3X. This mode is mostly targeted to control the new generation
software's like Reason, Fruity Loops, Reaktor, Live and the other
MIDI controllable software's.
No programming needed to control your software's !
Programmable Mode (User-Defined)
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 ergonomics.
Propellerheads Reason Mode
In addition to the standard mode, the Bitstream
3X features a dedicated Reason mode, compliant with the Propellerheads
remote technology, available from Reason version 3 and higher.
The Bitstream 3X is automatically detected and configured
to fully control all Reason devices, with absolutely no programming.
Once the 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.
to know more about the Reason remote technology
Mackie and Logic control emulation
Another on board mode is the ability to emulate
a Mackie or Logic control.
These two additional modes allow the Bitstream 3X to emulate most
of the functions of a Mackie or Logic control.
More and more software are compatible with the Mackie control,
this means you plug your Bitstream 3X to these soft and it is
automatically detected and configured (Cubase, Sonar,
Logic, Protools, Ableton Live, ...)
Another benefit of the Mackie control emulation is the display
of the Bitstream 3X which shows time code as
well as channel metering.
For additional information regarding this emulation, please read
This intuitive user friendly software gives you access
to the most advanced parameters of your Bitstream 3X. Using library
of presets files, the user can create its own and download them
to the Bitstream 3X to reconfigure it. Since the communication between
the configuration software and the Bitstream 3X is using SysEx,
no additional connector is required.
That means that the Bitstream 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 developed, covering
the most used machines, samplers, synths, and software's !
Just choose your synths to control in the list of presets,
click on Download : you're done !
Mac, PC and Linux version available
All versions are downloadable on this website.
The Bitstream 3X LCD gives you every
information you need on stage or during a studio session in real
This 128x64 pixels LCD gives the Bitstream 3X
all its dimension: finally a MIDI controller that features a real
big display for on stage use !