A little over two years ago, Vestax released the Pad One which is a completely MIDI Mapable and compact controller which works nicely for both DJ and production style needs. The Vestax Pad One sports an all aluminum chassis, 12 Velocity Sensitive Performance Pads, an X-Y touch-pad, and the ability to make MIDI edits on the fly without touching the computer. Check out our quick mini-video review and summary to see if the Pad One can fit into your own personal setup.
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 VCI-380 has landed in the DJbooth.net Lab for the big tests which it passes with flying colors! This new successor to the popular VCI-300 has been updated with upgrades in almost ever single facet. The Vestax VCI-380 has Bigger Jog wheels, 2 x 8 Performance Pads with Loads of functions, and it can function as a true stand-alone mixer right out of the box. Check out my HD-Video and written reviews after the jump.
The Vestax VCI-400 is a top-of-the-line Digital DJ Controller that is compatible with almost every DJ software thanks to its full MIDI capabilities and four full decks of digital audio control. The VCI-400 is built like a tank, can work as a stand-alone mixer (thanks to the new download over at the Vestax Website), has professional inputs and outputs, and comes with lots of other features that digital DJ’s need. Check out our full, in-depth HD-Video review to see how it stacks up against the competition.
The Vestax VCI-300MKII has been out on the market for a little over a year now, but this full HD Video review is definitely better late than never! We decided to revisit the Vestax VCI-300MKII since the VCI-400 Digital DJ controller was recently announced as the end-all-be-all of DJ MIDI controllers. The Vestax VCI-300MKII is a 2-channel DJ controller that is made up of mostly metal components and has a nice compact size for easy storage and transport. This is one of my favorite controllers to date! Check out the full video review to see why after the jump.
The PMC-05ProIV is the newest entry in Vestax’s popular line of 2-channel scratch mixers. While keeping many of the favorite features found on previous models such as smooth faders and impressive sound, the PMC 05 Pro IV adds MIDI control buttons right on the face of the unit. These buttons allow DJs to control software programs such as Traktor Scratch and Serato.
The Vestax Typhoon is the newest Vestax all-in-one controller which allows DJ’s to create, manipulate, and mix audio files from their computer with one simple to use machine. Vestax is marketing this unit as a super-affordable controller that is perfect for beginner DJ’s and people who just want to mix and play without all the extra gadgetry and money involved.
The Vestax PDX-2000MKII PRO turntable has some major improvements to the tonearm and platter which makes it a serious contender for scratch king!