USB Fader Start Interface

USB Remote-Start Joystick Interface

This USB Fader-Start Interface gives you the facility to control a variety of playout systems from a mixing console.  It can also be used to take a switching signal from a relay in order to drive StudioScreen.

Powered by its USB connection, it offers a plug ‘n’ play joystick interface that “just works” using the supplied cable.

USB Joystick – 10-inputs
For any application that supports a joystick input such as AudioEnhanceDPS, BCX-DJ, DAC Cartwall, mAirList, Myriad, StudioScreen, SureLog.

  • USB Joystick Interface, self-powered
  • 10 button inputs (start/stop, go, fade etc – whatever your software lets you configure)
  • Includes 1m USB cable (input is “B” style socket, like most printers)
  • No drivers required!
  • Size: 100x100x50mm

Just wire each 6.35mm connector to the remote-starts on your mixer – you could even drill your own custom button panel if your mixer doesn’t have remotes.  Use it to control the LEDs on StudioScreen or even mic-live logging in SureLog.

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USB Button>Keyboard Version NOT YET AVAILABLE
As above but also acts as a keyboard device so can be used with any software to control it, eg: F1, CTRL-P, SHIFT-C or whatever.  You just tell me the keystrokes required – these can be a mixture of keys as well as joystick so you could have buttons 1-5 issue F1-F5 and buttons 6-10 as joystick buttons allowing you to control different software at the same time.

This version will offer compatibility with *any* program that has shortcut keys so long as the application window has focus (otherwise a different program will react). Some applications allow for system-wide custom “hotkeys” (like mAirList) regardless of which window is in focus.

USB Interface FAQ
Here are some popular help/tech tips for this interface…

Remote-Start Wiring Diagram

  • How do the remote-sockets work?
    Just short the tip/centre to the outer/sleeve/ground – A simple push-to-make connection.  The sockets are stereo, so it won’t matter if you use mono plugs.

  • Does this work with xxx playout software?
    The simple answer is – Does the software support remote-starts via a joystick interface? If it does, then it will work.

  • How do I use this with my Behringer DX1000/DX2000USB?
    Just add 5x 1/4″ (6.35mm) stereo patch leads – available from CPC . This will give you button-start on the 5 stereo channels without having to do any soldering or looking for special custom cables.

  • Do I need any wiring or soldering skills?
    Probably not, especially if your mixer uses 1/4″ sockets for the remotes. Some broadcast desks use 9-pin sub-D connectors – these are readily available from CPC/RS etc.  Please consult your mixer handbook in the first instance). I do not sell cables.

  • Can I use this interface to perform other functions aside from playout control?
    You certainly can – Any software that can accept input from a joystick button will work. You could use it with a custom software application to control studio switching, change monitor/screen displays (eg: CCTV).