The Vestax VCI-380 has been out on the market for a little over a year now, but its still one of my favorite controllers to use with Serato. During our HD-Video review, we loved the build quality, tight jog wheels, and excellent fader feel along with the a set of input and output options that are available to the users. The VCI-380 now gets a free software upgrade from Serato Itch to the new and improved Serato DJ and Martin from the Serato team gives us a quick demo video of the new look and features. Check out the performance video and my Vestax VCI-380 review after the jump.
The Vestax HMX-05 Headphones are the newest headphones released by the Vestax Pro DJ Division and are sure to be a hit with Vestax DJ controller and Mixer users who want a versatile headphone for their listening or DJ needs. The Vestax HMX-05 headphones are available in a Red/Black color scheme that looks perfect along side the Vestax PMC-05proIV mixer or their VCI-400 and VCI-380 DJ controllers. Let's take a closer look to see if they're a suitable DJ option for those in search of a new set of headphones for both the DJ booth and for daily listening. Review after the jump.
The Vestax HMX-05 Professional DJ Headphones are now in the DJbooth.net lab for a full HD-Video and written review. The new Vestax HMX-05 headphones have the familiar Vestax "Red and Black" color scheme, a detachable pro-grade cable, 40mm Bass-Heavy drivers, and they can fold up nicely so DJ's can take them on the road easily. We'll test them out and let DJ's know how they compare to other headphones on the market, but check out our First Impressions & Unboxing video after the jump.
DJ S-TRIX was in the house at the Vestax DJ Booth in Frankfurt, Germany for the Musikmesse 2013 show two weeks ago. Not only was he on-hand in the show booth, but he was in the actual DJbooth putting it down something serious on two Vestax PDX-3000 turntables and the Vestax PMC-05ProIV mixer. Check out his crazy-sick set for this week's Turntablist Video Friday feature after the jump.
The Vestax VCI-400 Digital DJ controller can now be purchased with the full Serato DJ software already bundled and ready to go. Vestax has now officially announced the Vestax VCI-400DJ which, not only comes with Serato DJ, but also dawns a new color scheme and skin which have commands and features that correspond to the features found in the new software. I liked the VCI-400 so much that I kept my review unit and even upgraded the crossfader to the scratch-happy CF-X2. The perfect Serato DJ integration is yet another reason for people to take a good look at the VCI-400 if they are in the market for a new DJ controller. Check out the full press release inside.
In my latest DIY Video, I'm showing the masses how they can install a Traktor/Serato DVS soundcard inside of your favorite mixer for a nicely updated and compact setup. Some new mixers on the market today come with a DVS soundcard already installed (Traktor Z2, Pioneer DJM-T1, Rane Sixty-One) so that the user only has to connect their CD or vinyl timecode decks directly into the RCA inputs for a plug-and-play solution. I installed a Traktor A4 inside of the Korg KM-202 & a Traktor A6 inside of the Vestax PMC-05ProIV. Check out the writeup & video inside to see how it's done.
The new Vestax Spin2 DJ controller for iOS devices is now available for purchase across the Globe. The Spin2 DJ MIDI controller is fully certified by Apple Inc to work with any Mac, iPad, iPhone, and the iPod Touch along with the Algoriddim djay app for mixing, cueing and scratching capabilities. The Spin2 works with the new Mac iOS 6 to split the outputs into two proper stereo outputs to provide DJ's with true Main and Cue Out for monitoring. The Spin2 is now available in the US for $349. Check out the press release and demo video after the jump.
One of the items that may have been lost in the sea of new DJ gear at this year's BPM a few weeks ago is the new Vestax HMX-05 DJ Headphones. The new Vestax HMX-05 headphones have the new Vestax "Red and Black" color scheme, a detachable pro-grade cable, 40mm Bass-Heavy drivers, and they can fold up nicely so DJ's can take them on the road easily. We'll get a set of these in the lab for a full video review as soon as possible. Check out the press release and links after the jump.
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