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FaderFox has introduced a new controller for Ableton Live, LV3.

FaderFox LV3 is designed to be an all-in-one compact controller for Live. The device can control track volumes by faders, rack parameters by encoders and joysticks and global parameters like tempo, quantization & cue/master-volumes.

The FaderFox LV3 is priced at 250 Euro (incl. VAT).

Here are the details:


  • Controller for Ableton Live (also suitable for other DAW software)
  • Automap setup files for Live 8 are shipped with the controller (no manual mapping necessary)
  • USB interface – class compliant / no driver necessary
  • Controls 8 tracks with possibility to shift the 8-track-window to further tracks
  • 24 programmable buttons for all track functions
  • About 280 commands – all freely reassignable (each track sends on separate MIDI channel)
  • Select and start/stop of scenes/clips with dedicated encoder (clip-scroll in session view)
  • 4 mulifunctional push-encoders to control rack parameters in the selected track
  • 2 non-centered joysticks to control rack parameters in the selected track or in send tracks
  • Global control of several global parameters like tempo, quantization and master / cue volumes
  • All controls with double function by holding down the shift button
  • 33 LED’s in different colors to display various informations like clip states etc.
  • 2-digit-display to show current scene number and track window
  • USB bus powering – consumption less than 500mW / 100mA
  • Very compact design in a black, plastic casing (desktop format 180x105x70 mm, 350 g)
  • High-quality faders and encoders from ALPS
  • New rubber knobs for best tactile feeling

System Requirements:

  • PC or Mac with a free USB port (1.0 or higher) or any USB hub
  • Ableton Live 8 or software which allows user assignments of continuous parameters (CC)

12 Responses to “FaderFox LV3 – A New Controller For Ableton Live”  

  1. 1 2326

    Too little too late?

  2. 2 Andy

    Looks like a toy for 14 year old gangsta rapper. Man, if you want to use some serious stuff, you've to pay for it.

  3. 3 whatkubricksaw

    hey kid – faderfox has been making these things for years… way before you decided to start "kickin it" with those "fly beats", "dog"

  4. 4 Andy

    Oh my! When I started making music you were still shitting in your pants. Back to topic: why do a lot of new gear actually look like toys right out of the toys department? Knobs like coloured chocolate drops, fader so small that only kids can use them comfortable. Ableton Live controllers which look like those cheap and beeping electronic games from the 80s. Or take a look at those latest Korg midi controllers. nanoKey etc. Just toys for kids.

  5. 5 GradiusCat

    at least the Korg's controllers are cheap. I mean if all i want is an extra set of knobs and faders i'd rather go with a nanoKontrol than pay 250 euros for FaderFox's gear.

    also isn't it what your kit does rather than what it looks like.

  6. 6 Andy

    "also isn't it what your kit does rather than what it looks like. "

    Well, no. At least not for me. I prefer s stable, robust and usable setup that also looks stable and robust. I don't have any hardware DAW controllers now, but when I feel I need one I'd prefer e.g. the Mackie stuff, even if it costs much more. Besides of the very good quality it really looks like studio gear, not like something you'd expect to find in a children's room.

  7. 7 dave

    If that's the case I would go with the Livid OHM 64. But keep in mind Ableton is more of a performance sequencer for live settings so a fun looking, small controller is perfect for gigs and portability.

  8. 8 HelenC

    i dunno it looks pretty good to me, I don’t use daw controllers, but if I did I’d want something compact for my desktop and bright and colourful to help me quickly get where I’m at.

    I don’t get the snobbery. not everyone can afford the top gear especially starting out, we all start in our tiny bedrooms with gear stacked up to forever and a mess of wires, I certainly couldn’t afford much more than this when I was 16, and if I could i’d spend it on instruments.

    Me, I had a Tascam 4 track cassette recorder. and it cost me a fortune.

  9. 9 Metachemical

    It looks like a toy to you, so it must be? If you have ever put your hands on these well built machines you might change your tune. It may look like a toy to you, but it's very well made and very well designed for what it is intended to by…. extrememly portable midi control. It's small, yes, but THAT IS THE FUC*ING POINT.

  10. 10 @holotropik

    I love it!
    This with an ext soundcard and ready to rock!

  11. 11 vpmitchell

    True, they are super well built…but imho this peace of gear seems out of touch with the latest controllers. Who wants this when you can get an touchable or TouchOSC for iPad2…and make any kind of controller you want?? I agree with 2326…too little too late.

  12. 12 Andy

    "I don't get the snobbery."

    This has nothing to do with "snobbery". As far as I'm concerned I just need and prefer quality and something stable that doesn't look like a toy. But hey, maybe I'm just too old for stuff like that. Furthermore I don't do live gigs* but spent most of my time in my studio. Do you know what? I also prefer heavy keyboards over those light and plastic-like stuff.

    *) I can't even the see why this thing should be useful for live gigs, considering the low light environment in clubs you need something that doesn't make the handling a hit-or-miss experience.

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