Interfacing Linux: X-Touch One

Released in 2016 the X-Touch One claimed to be a compact and more cost-effective one-fader version of the X-Touch. Well, let’s see if any of that holds up under Linux.


  • Universal DAW Remote Control for Studio and Live applications
  • 34 dedicated illuminated buttons for direct access of key functions
  • Supports HUI and Mackie Control protocols for seamless integration with every compatible music production software
  • 8-segment LED meter for precise level control
  • Various assignment presets that support every major DAW
  • Large jog/shuttle wheel and tape-style transport controls for intuitive operation

System configuration:

CPU AMD Ryzen 7 1700
RAM Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB
Motherboard MSI B350 Tomahawk
GPU Nvidia Quadro 4000
SSD Samsung 840
PSU: EVGA 600 B1
Firewire: Syba SY-PEX30016
Network: Intel i350-T4
OS: Debian Buster
Kernel: 4.19.0-8-rt-amd64
Desktop: XFCE 4.12

The X-Touch One is a solid piece of kit if you can come to terms with the fact that Behringer sometimes forgets to put power switches on things. If you need a small form factor control surface with Mackie control that works with Linux give it a look.

X-touch One

8.8 out of 10
Works out of the box
10 out of 10
Ease of setup
8 out of 10
10 out of 10
Build quality
7 out of 10


Metal construction.

Silent fader.

USB hub.


No power button.

No brightness control for the jog wheel.



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