• dingdong

    i just bought a vci100 controller, and i don’t know how to monitor the decks…. if it is connected to the laptop where will i plug in the headphones? can you help me set up the settings of the computer or the software? thank you very much!

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    [quote comment="14252"]

    Where I can find a Black Ean Golden edition of vci?[/quote]

    http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t

  • jacopo

    [quote comment=""][...] although slightly modified for the everyday user, will be available soon to everyone after NAMM. Check out this post for more [...][/quote]

    HI

    Where I can find a Black Ean Golden edition of vci?

  • DJ.KOR

    Ean: Dude, I want one of these VCI-100se's but it's like finding dinosaur bones. Help!!! =dj.kor=

  • DJ.KOR

    Dude, I want one. Tell Vestax to make these for the U.S. market already! Nice vids. =dj.kor=

  • http://myspace.com/refriend ReFriend

    sooo.. the black vci from japan is my, i just need to wait for shipping– ooouch i am not happy hearing there is some problem with that.. hope everything will be ok … ooo and i think they have two or one more of black vci 100 …

    "i cant touch I cant feel I ask myself what is real…" 8))

  • dillinger23

    to be clearer, the responseis fine when sliding over, but if you slam the fader over from one track to another, there is a lag in response it is far from instantaneous

  • dillinger23

    WOOHOO! my sexy black vci finally arrived from japan, have installed the tks file for traktor 3.3 and all midi signals are fine……EXCEPT…… there is a noticeable timelag on the crossfader response, which makes cutting from one track straight into another difficult or impossible. anyone have this same problem? is fine for slow transitions, but dont like being limited to this! is there anything i can do about this?

    cheers guys.

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    <blockquote cite="#comment-7153">Has ANYBODY got their unit (VCI-100 SE) yet? I know I'm not in the first batch of shipments but I'm wondering about 2 things. 1, what does everybody think of the unit? 2, When will the Ean Golden instructional, tips & tricks video get posted so I can commence to rippin' up tracks out the box?

    What is the estimated date again for the second batch of shipments?

    All of these questions are answered in the vci-100SE part of the forum which is here:
    http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/forumdisplay.php

  • http://mypace.com/refriend refriend

    ouuu… i am going to buy it in few dayys- I have problem to order it from my country- but in two weeks Im going to UK so I hope ione VCI 100 will wait for mee..

  • DJLp

    Has ANYBODY got their unit (VCI-100 SE) yet? I know I'm not in the first batch of shipments but I'm wondering about 2 things. 1, what does everybody think of the unit? 2, When will the Ean Golden instructional, tips & tricks video get posted so I can commence to rippin' up tracks out the box?

    What is the estimated date again for the second batch of shipments?

  • dillinger23

    just want to send out a huge shout of thanks to SID for posting the Ishibashi website address on this blog previously. Very helpful chaps, excellent english speakers, was easy as piss to place an order and emails replied towithin 24hrs. Top blokes actually. Got hold of one of the last three in stock…

    so nice one SID.

    WOOHOO!!

  • Mark Hughel

    Dillinger,

    The name of the track is called; Phobos, by; Stephan Bodzin and Marc Romboy you can find it on Beatport, it’s a kick ass track, but Ean added his own twist on the break.

    Hope this helps,

    Mark

  • dillinger23

    and a possibly innapropriate question for Ean, but what the hell is the name of the track playing thru your youtube clip titled ‘Ean Golden live in Berlin with Traktor’ its a very luvly tune!

  • dillinger23

    cheers guys.

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    i’m guessing the firmware upgrade must be done at a limited number of outlets (i live between london and madrid), and the plates can be obtained from……..??

    At this time yes, but we are working on getting a large number of them out to the users directly. More on that later. The software emulator will be the easiest and most effective option though.

  • dillinger23

    i’m guessing the firmware upgrade must be done at a limited number of outlets (i live between london and madrid), and the plates can be obtained from……..??

  • dillinger23

    is called that on the japanese website listed by a previous poster.

    many thanks for clearing that up, after reading this entire forum in one go i think i had posting overload and too many details running round my head

  • http://www.djtechtools.com Dj TT

    The Ean Golden version is:

    The Black Japanese model
    + a new firmware that changes the way the buttons and knobs work.
    + a matching TKS file for Traktor 3.2 and Up.
    + New plates that list the special functions

    You can Get the same performance by:
    Using the software translator tool coming from us in the next month with any vci-100.

    or

    Upgrading your vci-100 to the 1.3(ean golden) firmware

    What you are calling the “HIROSHI WATANABE ltd edition” is actually the black limited japanse vci-100. I have never heard it called that by anyone- including the entire vestax company.

  • dillinger23

    so…. have read all the posts, and am still not completely clear. is the japanese black vci 100 essentially the ean golden edition in all but software changes?? if not how can it be made so?? can i do it myself?? are the changes made only to traktor 3.3, or are there software/firmware/faders/buttons changes necessary that cannot be done by me??

    a clear succint answer CAUSE I’M A BIT FICK ME! would be awesome!

    and also where does the Limited! HIROSHI WATANABE model! fit into this universe??

  • Jakob

    How much did it cost ?

  • Anonymous

    <blockquote cite="#comment-1108">It is VCI-100 compatible with Win Vista? Anybody know?

    yes, it works w/o problem

  • http://www.djtechtools.com Ean Golden

    Yes, they are all sold out. :-)

  • Astronaut-J

    [...] although slightly modified for the everyday user, will be available soon to everyone after NAMM. Check out this post for more [...]

  • Astronaut-J

    it's sold out!!!!

    how ?????

    i want one!!!!!!

  • Grey Goose

    Hi Guys,

    I live in China, Im going to Japan in a week.

    I want during my stay to purchase a VCI 100. I guess I'll go for the black one whick is beautiful!

    I recently got one of the new CR Vaio laptop running with a WIN VISTA.

    Does Anyone know if this USB VCI is compatible with WIN VISTA?

    Also, is a USB sound card a good choice in addition to a VAIO w/ vista and the VCI100.

    Thanks for the updates guys, hope I can read you before I get to Tokyo.

    Cheers

  • Wayne

    Thanks Ean :-) You rock, site also :-)

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    Yeah- of course. This is the only place for official info on that release. I have posted an update on that here http://www.djtechtools.com/?p=236

  • Wayne

    Yes, I also expected that to be posted HERE somehow oO

  • Mark Hughel

    Do you the other site where you can pre-order then, that would helpful. Mark

  • Manager

    i heard in some other forums that there have been already 80-90 preorders for eans version….so you got to hurry up i guess

  • Mark Hughel

    Does anyone know if you can pre-order and Ean Golden Black VCI-100 in advance? I would like to get on a list to get one because of the the limited quantity of 100.

    Thanks, Mark

  • Chris combe

    ^same here^

    I am not going to buy one until I can get an Ean Golden VCI-100

  • rocky-lt

    We are waiting for any news from you Ean :) Hope we will hear soon.

    Your modification rocks, man!

  • aiden

    The VCI-100 is a professional DJ Midi Controller f?r Club use.

    Everything Hercules is more “Fisher Price” than anything else.

    are you the Kostas from Denver?

  • Johannes

    Will we be able to turn the Black VCI into the Ean Golden version by buying your special TKS?

    THANKS

  • http://pascal-audiotronic.blogspot.com Pascal

    I suppose we can wait a little bit longer…but not too long ;-)

  • lotto

    Ean, that's very very good news!

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    I am flying to Japan on Monday to finish up all the details on the "ean golden" edition. Hopefully, within a very short time (1 week) I will have a concrete date for delivery. Can you wait little bit longer?:-)

  • lotto

    well, Ean, I need your advise

    I'm about to oreder a VCI-100 from a store in Japan, and ask my friend to carry it

    back for me. 'cause If I import directly via mail, I would need to pay a huge amount

    of tax in my country.

    Should I wait a little longer for your model?

    I do prefer your model.. but If It's gonna take too long, I might decide to take

    the silver one first.

    hope you can make it, within your deadline, around March right?

  • http://N/A Average Joe

    What u guys think of this set up….

    http://www.pssl.com/Numark-Battle-Pak-DJ-Complete

    WITH THIS…

    http://www.pssl.com/M-Audio-CONECTIV-KIT-DJ-Softw

    $700 TOTAL… using it just for mixing… no scratch battle

  • Archito

    It is VCI-100 compatible with Win Vista? Anybody know?

  • James Radziwkky

    Hey Cali,

    have seen two VCI-100 DJs live so far (i live in London and Berlin). I would second Finnmarkis suggestions. HD25s are tried and trusted, the Echo is ideal for DJs as it has balanced outputs and Traktor is a very good DJing software.

    And do NOT buy that Reloop stuff. Reloop stands for low quality OEM stuff, no pro would ever buy gear from them, just take a look at their TTs.

  • http://N/A KILLA CALI

    have u guys seen this…

    Reloop Digital Jockey

    http://www.reloopdj.com/shop_content.php/coID/12/

  • http://N/A KILLA CALI

    <blockquote cite="#comment-1027">if you get

    Numark Total Computer DJ In A Box =$ 499.99

    TOTAL CONTROL – SOFTWARE CONTROLLER

    CUE 5 DJ SOFTWARE

    DJ|iO AUDIO INTERFACE

    HF125 DJ HEADPHONES

    you will probably want to upgrade in a few months to a Pro controller and a pro audio interface and will cost you more at the end , if i was you i would go for the Pro stuff which are more reliable and focus on my playing.

    what do you suggest…. as pro stuff…

    has anybody been djing at a club with a vci-100 ???

  • Traditions

    it works on my pc laptop (6pin FW).

  • Chris combe

    can anyone confirm if the audiofire 2 works properly with the 6pin firewire plug on most PC laptops? I want it to be bus powered and not have to have yet another cord so this would sway my decision, although I am seriously considering selling my laptop and buying a mac book, its just looking like the best option and I hear there will be some new ones out soon small die 45nm or something which means less heat hopefully…

    we shall see..

  • Finnmarki

    Numark Total Computer DJ In A Box

    = Trash.

    get:

    VCI-100

    Audiofire 2

    Sennheiser HD25-1 II

    Traktor DJ Studio 3

  • dIm

    if you get

    Numark Total Computer DJ In A Box =$ 499.99

    TOTAL CONTROL – SOFTWARE CONTROLLER

    CUE 5 DJ SOFTWARE

    DJ|iO AUDIO INTERFACE

    HF125 DJ HEADPHONES

    you will probably want to upgrade in a few months to a Pro controller and a pro audio interface and will cost you more at the end , if i was you i would go for the Pro stuff which are more reliable and focus on my playing.

  • http://N/A KILLA CALI

    hmmmmm

    Echo Audiofire2
    Vci- 100 total= $699.98

    Numark Total Computer DJ In A Box =$ 499.99
    TOTAL CONTROL – SOFTWARE CONTROLLER
    CUE 5 DJ SOFTWARE
    DJ|iO AUDIO INTERFACE
    HF125 DJ HEADPHONES

    Damn… gotta decide…..

    what you guys think???

  • Matthias Heinzmann

    Killa,

    get the ECHO AUDIOFIRE 2 (Firewire). It has GREAT sound quality and works superb with the VCI-100. I am using it myself and the sound is crystal clear, the drivers are very stable and come for Windows and Macintosh.

    Have Fun,
    M

  • http://N/A KILLA CALI

    HAHAHA

    WHAT THIS TURN OUT TO BE CAPSLOCK CLASS NOW..

    What u guys think about this one…..

    Numark Total Computer DJ In A Box

  • Rolf

    <blockquote cite="#comment-1016">YEAH THE SOUND CARD…

    SAY I DO GET A VCI-100

    WHAT DO I NEED FOR A GREAT SOUNDING DJ…

    VCI

    LAPTOP

    SOUND CARD

    WHAT AUDIO EQUIPMENT WOULD BE GOOD TO GET… LOW PRICE…BUT SOUNDS GREAT… ???

    Hmm… what about a new CapsLock key for a start? Looks like yours is somehow broken…

  • http://N/A KILLA CALI

    YEAH THE SOUND CARD…

    SAY I DO GET A VCI-100

    WHAT DO I NEED FOR A GREAT SOUNDING DJ…

    VCI

    LAPTOP

    SOUND CARD

    WHAT AUDIO EQUIPMENT WOULD BE GOOD TO GET… LOW PRICE…BUT SOUNDS GREAT… ???

  • Ean Golden

    Thats right, as I have mentioned before the black vci-100 is a japan only release. You can order it from there if your really lucky or wait to get 1 of 100 "ean golden" black vc-100's that will be sold through dj tech tools. I am flying to japan this week to finalize those and get them out!

  • Chris combe

    just heard back from the distributor today

    Hi Chris,

    At this stage this edition is only going to be released in Japan.

    I will check with Vestax to see if there are any further news.

    Regards,

    Sean

    doesn't look so promising maybe ean knows a lot more then the AU distributor

  • aiden

    Kostas are you in Denver? DC-10?

  • Anonymous

    @ Chris combe:

    anything new about the australian market? :) I`m living in Austria and also planning to oder a VCI-100 from overseas.

  • Chris combe

    I emailed the Australian distributor, I am crazy keen to get a hold of one of these, even if I have to buy from overseas… please don’t over look the Aussie market!!!

  • Kostas

    The VCI-100 is a professional DJ Midi Controller f?r Club use.

    Everything Hercules is more "Fisher Price" than anything else.

  • Archito

    vci-100 > does not have a sound card

    Dj console mk2> has a sound card

  • http://www.djtechtools.com Ean Golden

    vci-100 > has a sound card

    Dj console mk2> does not have a sound card

    one is considered more of a pro dj midi tool and the console has been more of a mobile dj toy in the past but this new version made big improvements.

  • http://N/A KILLA CALI

    WHATS THE DIFFERENCE FROM A

    VESTAX VCI-100 AND A DJ CONSOLE MK2

  • http://N/A KILLA CALI

    WHAT UP GUYS.. BEEN LOOKING AT THE VESTAX VCI -100 AND GOTTA SAY ITS A HELL OF A TOY.. I'M THINKING OF BUYING ONE.. BUT WHAT DO U GUYS THINK OF THE DJ CONTROL MP3 FROM VIRTUAL DJ.. ??? JUST WANTED DIFFERENT OPINIONS.. AS I HAVEN'T REALLY DECIDED WHAT TO GET..

  • Rolf

    <blockquote cite="#comment-921"><blockquote cite="#comment-920">

    try http://www.bome.com/midi/translator/ im not sure how similar it is with Midipipe because i also dont have Mac to test it out.

    Thanks a lot!

  • dIm

    <blockquote cite="#comment-920">

    Now something off topic: Is there a tool like MidiPipe for the Windows Platform? Not that I'm a big Windows fan but I don't have a Mac (yet)…

    Cheers, Rolf

    try http://www.bome.com/midi/translator/ im not sure how similar it is with Midipipe because i also dont have Mac to test it out.

  • Rolf

    Hey guys,

    for those who are interested in buying a black VCI-100 form Japan: I just got an email, they are out of stock now but will receive a new shipment end of April and you can preorder one… (for those who don't want the Ean Golden version)

    Now something off topic: Is there a tool like MidiPipe for the Windows Platform? Not that I'm a big Windows fan but I don't have a Mac (yet)…

    Cheers, Rolf

  • http://www.djtechtools.com Editor

    30-40 DOLLARS? Are you freaking NUTS?

    Although we are flattered that people would be willing to pay that much- we agree with Tobias that $30 for a tks is a bit steep. Great feedback guys, I appreciate that. I am just trying to figure out ways to help this site generate some income so we can offer even MORE information and pay for more writers/content. we REFUSE to advertise because of the principle and I really dont like the “please pay me on pay pal thing”. Its better if we offer something completely unique that people need for a very fair price.

    cheers,

    Ean

  • Tobias M?ller

    30-40 DOLLARS? Are you freaking NUTS?

    You know that small software applications like WinRAR, Mixing in Harmony etc. cost the same amount of money??

    10 Dollars is the maximum i would be willing to pay, and thats only because i like this site…5 Dollars is more like a reasonable price. And i like the idea of giving it away for free.

  • Anthony

    Hi,Ean

    great info guys- thanks for sharing.

    Is there someone who has a tks file for controlling 4decks with one vci?

    No, there is no good TKS for 4 deck djing that I am aware of that you can use with the new vci-100 firmware. My TKS file was for the older ones.

    I am considering designing a new tks that everyone can use but its going to take some time to get it perfect. Do guys think it would be reasonable to charge a small fee for a bad-ass TKS? if so, how much do you think is fair? Keep in mind it takes a good 10-20 hours to build a really good one.

    I would certainly pay a fee for a’BAD-ASS” black tks file.
    Because I know it’s a hell of a job. Even more if you’re like me, not
    a midi-specialist.
    A Fee of $20-$30 would be reasonable…

    Greetings Anthony

  • Rolf

    additional german info:
    http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/international/german.htm

    its 310 euros plus tax (no customs)

    Hey, thanks a lot. Just send a mail…. :)

  • Finn

    additional german info:
    http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/international/german.htm

    its 310 euros plus tax (no customs)

  • Finn

    easiest thing in the world.

    just order here via mail web-shop@ishibashi.co.jp

    goes via credit card or wire transfer, 7-10 days delivery to europe

  • Rolf

    <blockquote cite="#comment-808">Finn is right, i payed zero tariff when i ordered my black VCI from Japan (Austria). it arrived the day before yesterday.

    and guess what: its a BLAST!

    Ahem, same question: Where did you buy it? I would like to buy one, and I live in Germany, so the regulations for customs are the same… Please tell us the store and the procedure.

    I still hope to get the Ean Golden version (the I would sell the black one), but you never know…

    Cheers

    Rolf

  • Sid

    Nikobu,

    this is the shop where i ordered my black vci-100.
    http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/webshop/recording-pa/d

    it's a japanese website, so just send them an email to web-shop@ishibashi.co.jp – they have competent English speaking guys there who manage international sales.

    Info unter: http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/international/german.h

    You can pay via wire transfer or credit card (faster and cheaper).

    hoffe ich konnte helfen :-)

    liebe gr?ss aus berlin,

    sid

  • nikobu

    <blockquote cite="#comment-808">Finn is right, i payed zero tariff when i ordered my black VCI from Japan (Austria). it arrived the day before yesterday.

    and guess what: its a BLAST!

    Where did you buy the VCI-100? I`m from Austria too and I am planning to buy one in the next weeks. Can you tell me more about buying a VCI-100 in Japan? Von mir aus auch in deutsch ;)

    thanx a lot!!!

  • dIm

    I agree with Aiden a small charge that you feel is fair for the ammount of work you did. You can also make different .tks accorting to music style or explore different techniques.

    Im not interested in 4 decks, dont own a Vci and im sure most of the readers too, you also use MidiPipe to send different messages to traktor with one control knob or button and i think thats what makes your own .tks special but then again im a Pc user and MidiPipe is not available for pc, i use http://www.bome.com/midi/translator/ and is insane the things you can do check it out.

  • aiden

    effing commas!

  • aiden

    I would charge a fee. And, i would pay a fee. It would also, depend on what i was getting, but i guess around $20-40.

    So, am i reading that is there is a way to order a black from japan and have it shipped third party to me in the U.S.?

    That is if i some how miss out on this elusive pre-order of the EAN firmware edition; for my poor-ass, non-mac using setup.

  • Finn

    I wouldn't charge a fee, but open up a donation pool for this site. It has gained a huge loyal following..

  • http://www.myspace.com/eangolden Ean

    great info guys- thanks for sharing.

    <blockquote cite="#comment-779">

    Is there someone who has a tks file for controlling 4decks with one vci?

    No, there is no good TKS for 4 deck djing that I am aware of that you can use with the new vci-100 firmware. My TKS file was for the older ones.

    I am considering designing a new tks that everyone can use but its going to take some time to get it perfect. Do guys think it would be reasonable to charge a small fee for a bad-ass TKS? if so, how much do you think is fair? Keep in mind it takes a good 10-20 hours to build a really good one.

  • Anthony

    Thank you Finn!

    with that information I can do something.

  • Wass DASSL!

    Finn is right, i payed zero tariff when i ordered my black VCI from Japan (Austria). it arrived the day before yesterday.

    and guess what: its a BLAST!

  • dIm

    Thanks Finn ;)

  • Finn

    Just look up the TARIC (International Customs Database).

    http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/dds/cgi-bin/

    The VCI is not an audio device, as it does not have any audio circuitry. It is just a USB (and ONLY USB, so it can only be used with a personal computer – important when dealing with customs officers) connected computer input device, and as such, it falls under the TARIC Code 847160 (Computer Input/Output devices). These devices enjoy a ZERO % tariff in the EU.

    You only have to pay your local value added tax. Thats why importing a VCI from the US or Japan is cheaper than buying it at your local (European) store :-)

    cheers,

    finn

  • dIm

    <blockquote cite="#comment-800">Anthony,

    then you have been fooled! You do not have to pay any customs for the VCI-100, because it is a computer peripheral (only connectable via USB cable).

    do you have more info on this? or were to get more info?

  • Anthony

    finn,

    thanks for your reply,

    i'll try to get a refund!

  • Finn

    Anthony,

    then you have been fooled! You do not have to pay any customs for the VCI-100, because it is a computer peripheral (only connectable via USB cable).

    I would suggest you get a refund from your customs agency…because customs are the same everywhere in the EU.

  • Anthony

    after 5 days of waiting finally

    i got my black one from ishibashi.

    I had to pay an extra 30 percent to the customs in The Netherlands.

    but still it was worth it….

    Is there someone who has a tks file for controlling 4decks with one vci?

    greetings from sunny Holland

  • http://www.myspace.com/eangolden Ean

    Yes, it will be available internationally.

  • dIm

    Hi Ean,

    will you be able to ship internationally?

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    not exactly sure, but we want to make sure its done fairly for everyone. There certainly will be a deposit of some sort though to "reserve" one of the units as there is only 100.

  • aiden

    When the pre-order comes available, will our CC be charged as soon as we pre-order or when it ships?

  • Wasted German Youth

    I just received my Black VCI from Ishibashi and can only say that its an evolution from the silver one i had before.

    Would never want to go back !!!

  • http://www.djtechtools.com Editor

    <blockquote cite="#comment-729">With All respect to EAn Golden & his work ,

    Forget the Black VCi Hype .

    LOL, Dont believe the BlackVCIGossiptrasher hype. We understand the reason for your post and agree that often you can do almost everything with gear you already have but you got several things dead wrong:

    1) the special edition black vci-100 IS coming out, an announcement will be made shortly for pre-orders EXCLUSIVELY to the djtechtools community.

    2) the layout is NOT what i use for my NAMM and controllerist shows. Its the layout I have used in 12 years of playing clubs from Ibiza to Sao Paulo. (for a semi-complete list visit myspace) The layout includes additional layers of controls should you want to perform juggles or play with 3 decks but the core design is for ADVANCED 2 DECK MIXING. This version does things you simply cant do without re-engineering the silver product.

    3) I don't need to say anything about the physical improvements as several users have already raved about their experience with the improved knobs, buttons and visibility on this forum

    In conclusion, yes, the silver edition may work for many people just fine. However, i have pored nearly a year in R&D and club use that resulted in this final design that addresses the needs of most users, not just mine.

  • BlackVCIGossiptrashe

    With All respect to EAn Golden & his work ,

    Forget the Black VCi Hype ..there are discontinued & …

    'the updated silver vci-100 (with new firmware and no lag)

    you can spot this one because it has a green sticker and the pitch bend can be turned off.'

    THIS ONE just works ..fine & all the gimmicks to get to run it as Ean , just required a bit of time & some midi learn in traktor as much as writing pages to access few functions under one button …Now regarding djing with 3 decks & having a routine like Ean Golden ..trust my 20 years of experience djing at clubs & festivals…there is no such thing ..it always better 2 have 2 decks mixing action ..And beat juggling routine are just not so welcome with Party crowds ..it is the way it is ..so that Routine & the Ean Golden VCi(dont forget that Ean Black prototype VCI actually was & still is a silver VCi first generation!!!) & his tks are actually custom design to suit Ean DEmo rotine at shows like Namm ..Pretty useless to others Dj unless you wish to dj at shows with Ean & for djtechtool???? If not trust the Dj ..VCI 100 silver new firmware..custom your trackor config & save as your TKs ..connect your sound card out to the club mixer & you are rolling ..want an extra deck ..No worries ..you re playing inna club ..not a show ..so there are CDJ 400 or 1000 or even denon with all usb connectivity ..so here you re with an extra DEck .

    Again for everyOne outthere ..this only positive feedback ,took a lot of frustration & midi learn to appreciate & totally love me Silver VCi 100 & i would never think of swapping them for the up to come Ean limited one or even the Vci300 cos' silver VCi 100 + traktor ..rocking ..!!!!!!!

  • aiden

    read the site.

  • http://www.eangolden.com Editor

    <blockquote cite="#comment-565">I will like to know if the new vci-100 is available and how can I distinguish it from the old one

    thank you

    Right now there are only 3 versions of the vci-100 on the market

    1) the old silver vci-100 (with ramp up lag on the jog wheel)

    2) the updated silver vci-100 (with new firmware and no lag)

    you can spot this one because it has a green sticker and the pitch bend can be turned off.

    3) The Japan black vci-100 (this is just like number 2 but black with different knobs and buttons)

    This is apparently discontinued and will certainly not be availalbe in areas out side of japan.

    In march (as long as everything goes according to plan) you will be able to buy the "Ean Golden" version of the black VCI-100. This is the black vci-100 with new plates, new firmware and a matching TKS file for Traktor.

    What is different? check out the graphic above and read the functions. Many of the knobs, sliders, buttons have been re-engineered by myself to perform many different functions with one push. Its also set up to easily mix 3 decks on one vci-100. Essentially it has been designed to optimally control Traktor 3 and above.

  • Rolf

    Hi Ean,

    what are the differences between the black VCI-100 and the Ean Golden Edition?

  • miguel

    I will like to know if the new vci-100 is available and how can I distinguish it from the old one

    thank you

  • Huff

    Silly me…forgot it is USB powered…duh

  • Toddler

    nope.

  • Huff

    Quick Question. If I locate a Black VCI-100 in Japan. Will it run here in the states voltage-wise?

  • neil t. chambers

    any newz on that black beast? can't find it anywhere on japanese internet..wanna import it now

    greets from brixton/london

  • Enko

    So what exactly are the final differences between the current silver vci-100 and this new japanese black vci-100?

  • FF

    They need to release both versions!!!!!! Awesome!!!!! I Want 2 of them!

  • Frank

    Thanks Ean for answering! That "waaaah" simulated the vinyl. I thought that I could make that sound, but as I see, I have to take that out of my mind!.

  • http://www.eangolden.com Editor

    <blockquote cite="#comment-340"><blockquote cite="#comment-327">

    To: Ean Golden or Editor

    Regarding this video about the Jogwheels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2Y509VQVEQ I would like to know if you can really do that scratching techniques with the VCI and Traktor. Perhaps I missed a configuration on Traktor, because when I release the Jogwheel I don't have the "waaaah" sound. Perhaps that's a sample and this video shows something that it's not real.

    In my opinion you cant really scratch with the vci-100, there is just not enough platter control. It was not really built with that in mind anyway. I am sure there are people out there that can do a good job but not any serious scratching. That "waaaaah" sound was a bug that only existed in teh first 1000 or so vci-100's that came out. It was a ramp up bug that has been fixed with the 1.2 firmware release.

  • Berlinman

    its sold out there, mate.

  • Frank

    To mavrick86

    Check out this site: http://www.rakuten.co.jp/djpaco/618420/764602/805

    They have stock available of VESTAX VCI-100 Black

    They also have the silver one with red, blue & black faceplates.

    I don't know if you can place an international order, but take a chance.

  • http://myspace.com/ctweezy mavrick86

    Hey Frank thanks alot man hopefully I can get a hold of one somehow

  • Frank

    <blockquote cite="#comment-327">this is for Frank.. where did you purchase the black VCI 100?!!

    To: mavrick86.

    I have purchased mine in Japan: http://www.soundhouse.co.jp
    I have checked the website but they don't seem to have it anymore.

    Try to keep on checking that website, I bought mine with the help of a Japanese friend, cause I dindn't understand a thing.

    There's also an English tutorial on how to place an order, but it's a basic tutorial.

    If you google it by typing "vci 100 black", check the cache on this link: http://www.soundhouse.co.jp/shop/ProductDetail.asp?Item=...
    I wish you luck.

    To: Ean Golden or Editor

    I don't know if you have discussed this previosly I hope you didn't. Regarding this video about the Jogwheels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2Y509VQVEQ. I would like to know if you can really do that scratching techniques with the VCI and Traktor. Perhaps I missed a configuration on Traktor, because when I release the Jogwheel I don't have the "waaaah" sound. Perhaps that's a sample and this video shows something that it's not real.

  • http://myspace.com/ctweezy mavrick86

    this is for Frank.. where did you purchase the black VCI 100?!!

  • charpu

    so the conclusion is.. we all like the black one but we cant get it yet… so we have to buy the silver one and try to get some cool plates or customize it… maybe red? maybe pink? haha

    thanks for the info.

  • http://www.eangolden.com Editor

    <blockquote cite="#comment-295">for all VCI owners – a detailed description (with pics) of how to fix and maintain the jog wheels.

    <a href="http://rapidshare.com/files/81599023/VCI.pdf.html” target=”_blank”>http://rapidshare.com/files/81599023/VCI.pdf.html

    Great contribution sgb- that deserves its own post!

  • Midifidler

    Hi Ean,

    I have a question regarding the firmware upgrade, will information be provided for upgrading the firmware at home? I hail from New Zealand and as this is only being sold by one store in the country I suspect it will be unlikely that they offer an upgrade service. Also will it be possible to order the custom plates online?

    Cheers for the awesome resource!

  • Frank

    <blockquote cite="#comment-271">frank,

    let us know how it works. happy new year to you too!

    wd

    To Will Davis:

    Thanks a lot man.

    It worked like a charm! And it wasn't complicated at all.

    I'm really happy with my Vestax now!

    Once againg, thanks.

    To: Freshness

    I already have the black vci-100 and you don't need a power adapter to make it work properly, just by connecting it to the USB port it will run as it should. They also didn't include a power adaptor, perhaps there's something different from the one I bought, or the company where are you buying your gear is selling it with that power adaptor as a gift.

  • H

    One functonality that might be useful is that i sometimes need to switch between pitch range from 8% to 35%. If theres a quick way of doing that on the panel would be super useful…

    and do you know if it will be possible to get your firmware in the uk (london) or would i have to send it to the usa / japan…?

    thanks!

  • sgb

    for all VCI owners – a detailed description (with pics) of how to fix and maintain the jog wheels.

    http://rapidshare.com/files/81599023/VCI.pdf.html

  • http://www.myspace.com/rehole Kidfromkibbly

    Thanks for the update Ean, been trawling the net for info on this since the YouTube post.

    Was holding back on getting the current VCI thinking I'd wait for the new one, but just gonna go ahead and get it now, grab your new firmware when I think I'm ready for it :D

  • Freshness

    I read (on ebay) that the limited black vci100 comes with a 100v power adapter from and one will need a transformer in order to properly power the unit… so far I can follow but does that mean the unit isn;t usb bus powered at all?

  • http://www.djtechtools.com Editor

    <blockquote cite="#comment-253">Or is it better just to get the torq Xponent?????????

    you should check out our Torq VS. VCi-100 shoot out here http://www.djtechtools.com/?p=88
    <blockquote cite="#comment-259">Will the Special Edition Ean Golden version of the VCI-100 come in black?

    It sure will be.black with white and gold letters!

    <blockquote cite="#comment-261">so how much would one of these limited edition ean golden vci's cost?

    They should be the same price! or a very small fee to upgrade if you allready have a silver vci-100

    <blockquote cite="#comment-262">

    1 can we order it from a suplier in japan or is that version so different

    and or

    2 is there any distributor imparticular that we should write to to get them to pick this up.

    You should be able to order from japan or other distributors around febuary.

    write to American music and sound if your in America or your local music store if your in other countries. There are links with that contact info in the post above. Tell them you want to buy the ean golden edition and then they will be more likely to pick them up in your area!

  • will davis

    frank,

    let us know how it works. happy new year to you too!

    wd

  • Frank

    Hey Will Davis! Thanks a lot man!

    I'll try that in minutes!

    This site rocks!

    Have a nice year!

    Frank.

  • Will Davis

    ALSO:

    Any one know when they are coming out with the new face plates for the vci 100?

  • Will Davis

    what up to the dood from argentina,

    heres a method to fix that jogwheel of yours! be careful!

    VCI-100 / Stiff Jog Wheel

    ——————————————————————————–

    I've heard that some users are having problems with the new VCI-100 midi controller with one (or both) of the jog wheels being overly stiff to rotate.

    It's really easy to fix, so don't be afraid to open your unit unless you're particularly ham-fisted.

    ANALYSIS

    The jog casing is torqued too tight. Loosen it up and it'll spin freely.

    There are no warranty stickers or snitch strips. Nobody can tell if you've gone inside.

    Your mileage may vary. This is how I did it. Fast and easy. It should work for you, but don't blame me if you break your gear.

    HOWTO

    Remove the three screws on the top of the jog and remove the wheel.

    Remove the two screws on the left and two on the right side of the case.

    Remove the screw on the bottom of the case (underneath the effect parameter button)

    Remove the top from the bottom by sliding the top of the controller towards you, then lifting up.

    Remove the four screws on the top surface which surround the jog. HOLD THE JOG CASING, so you don't end up dropping it

    Take the jog out just enough that you can rotate it over. face up. (my wires reached, yours may not, just be careful)

    Unscrew the four screws around the perimeter of the jog casing. Separate the halves slightly. (peek inside if you like. i've never seen the inside of a rotary encoder like this before. neat!)

    You'll notice now that the jog core can spin freely.

    HERE'S THE MONEY: Reinstall the four perimeter screws, torquing them *just enough* to keep it closed and stop rattling. As you put in each screw, test the jog. If it's slow to spin then you've tightened it too much.

    Reassemble your unit in the reverse order.

    Enjoy your VCI-100.

  • Frank

    Hi Ean! I have a problem with my VCI-100

    First of all, nice videos on youtube? you?ve made interesting things with VESTAX VCI-100. You rule! I have been playing with digital music since 1996, with MODS (obviously not in public), but I never bought anything regarding DJ Gear until now.

    I?ve read your articles here and in RemixMag, and you?re a specialist with VCI-100. I would like to know if you can help me with mine. I?m from Argentina? and I bought a Black VCI from Japan? so I don?t have customer service here and perhaps I can solve this problem easily.

    The problem is regarding the Jogwheels: The one on the left doesn?t spin too fast in comparison to the right one.

    Before opening my Vestax, I would like to know if under the jogwheel there's a screw, in order to loose it a little, so the jogwheel would spin faster.

    Or if it doesn?t have a screw, do you think that with WD-40 I can solve my issue?

    Excuse me for my English, I've really tried to make my point.

    Congratulations for your custom VCI-100! Do you know if those plates will be sold separately? I hope so?

    Best wishes for 2008!

    I hope you can give me a hand on this, thanks in advance.

    Frank.

  • http://www.myspace.com/eternal31337 Samuel

    <blockquote cite="#comment-263">guys just check ebay. I already have mine. Klassik Killer Kaz is selling them from tokyo.

    Actually I'm not seeing it anymore scratch that.

  • http://www.myspace.com/eternal31337 Samuel

    guys just check ebay. I already have mine. Klassik Killer Kaz is selling them from tokyo.

  • Christopher

    ok so i know there are few differences after the firmware updates but cosmedically it's easier to see in lower light places such as just about everwhere your going to be using one. So here's the big questions-

    1 can we order it from a suplier in japan or is that version so different

    and or

    2 is there any distributor imparticular that we should write to to get them to pick this up.

    Otherwise i'm flying my self out to NAMM and stealing yours.

  • brandon

    so how much would one of these limited edition ean golden vci's cost?

  • omgits2008

    Will the Special Edition Ean Golden version of the VCI-100 come in black?

  • jstyles

    Hi Ean,

    Thanks for this article. Ive been waiting for it ever since your video in japan haha. But anyway, i wanted to know if the original vci-100 can control traktor 3.3 perfectly? I really want the black version, but i guess ill just have to settle for the original silver one for now. Thanks. By the way, do you have any estimated time period when the actual vci-100 black version will come out?

  • http://www.submusica.com Dudu P

    <blockquote cite="#comment-250">If you already own a VCI-100- you can upgrade to this version with a firmware update. The goal is to send some of the re-sellers some plates with firmware update cables so you can get new black plates and upgrade at the same time.

    I beta test for Ni so I always try the latest version and this time I did switch over to 3.3. They have improved most of the effects and come to a final balance of characteristics between the new effects and old behavior.

    Got it. Will be writing about it on Submusica on the nex few days, thanks again for the infos.

  • Alejandro

    Or is it better just to get the torq Xponent?????????

  • Alejandro

    So is the black version going to tbe the same version as the white version that they currently have out at this moment? If so, I might as well get the black one if that is the case.

  • http://www.eangolden.com Editor

    <blockquote cite="#comment-248">

    About this Ean Golden VCI-100 edition, could you please post more details about it, please? For actual VCI-100 owners, I would like to know if it's worth the upgrade, and what are the exact mods made to the original unit.

    Another thing I want to know is: are you using Traktor 3.3 or still using 3.2?

    If you already own a VCI-100- you can upgrade to this version with a firmware update. The goal is to send some of the re-sellers some plates with firmware update cables so you can get new black plates and upgrade at the same time.

    I beta test for Ni so I always try the latest version and this time I did switch over to 3.3. They have improved most of the effects and come to a final balance of characteristics between the new effects and old behavior.

  • http://www.submusica.com Dudu P

    Well, congrats, Ean. It seems Vestax is finally putting someone who understands the business to show how it's supposed to be. I've watched your videos and found them very good.

    It seems to me that if the black VCI-100 will only made its way to Japan, it'll make things worser to their image, but that's just my opinion.

    About this Ean Golden VCI-100 edition, could you please post more details about it, please? For actual VCI-100 owners, I would like to know if it's worth the upgrade, and what are the exact mods made to the original unit.

    Another thing I want to know is: are you using Traktor 3.3 or still using 3.2? As you might know, this last update messed up a lot with FX and other behaviors of Traktor.

    Cheers and thanks for sharing all this wonderful info.

  • H

    Hi Ean – this looks exactly what im looking for!

    Question: I already own a VCI-100 – would it be possible to upgrade to your setup?

    Thanks and keep up the great work!

  • Travis

    NAMM isn't going to come soon enough. I want one now! lol

  • dj g-r-bs

    NICE!!!

    Ok…I'm getting one now!