• dj dwbLU

    someone please help me there has to be a patch???

  • dj dwbLU

    i bought all this equipment and now it doesnt work with AMD!!! fuuudge

  • Skylinezz

    the vci 300 has more buttons, i could be wrong. go count for yourself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dubblife DubbLIfe

    I purchased a vci 300 (I like to call it Veecey 300, so if you hear it called this, remember, I coined the therm) about a week ago, and I must say it is AWESOME. Its definitly worth the price for two reasons alone:
    1. It is THE most stable/reliable digital dj setup Ive ever used. Im runing ITCH on a macbook with 4 gigs of RAM on a Core2 Duo cpu.

    2. The actual hardware of the Veecey is sturdy, and totally built for professionals, and newbies alike. Its built like a tank. Heavy enough to not bounce all over the place. But light enough to still feel like your using a midi controller.

    As far as latency goes, I havent noticed any at all. As soon as I installed ITCH, I noticed on the ‘setup’ tab, that an update was available. I downloaded and so far I havent had any problems.
    Theres also an option to increase, or lower the latency through the usb.

    The VFX1 takes care of the effects issue, and theres also other effects mods online that Ive found. I dont use them personally, but trust me, at the end of the day it comes down to this:

    A good DJ will rock a party/venue regardless of a few extra effects/magic buttons.

    Peace & Love yall.
    -DubbLife

  • http://dj2big.com dj2big

    I would like to know if you can update this review to current software and options, a real in depth review including do’s and don’ts. Your recommendations for the best set ups.

  • shapeshifter

    Hi !

    I really want to get the VCI-300, but I’m currently running a AMD Turion 64 x2, which they do not recommend.

    Has anyone tried to run ITCH on AMD Turion ? Are the problems really that big? I’m not going to gig with it so…

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

    [quote comment="22341"]Hi there,

    I have a question about the built in souncard of the VCI-300.. I know it is a 24bit soundcard but otherwise I can not find any specs on the soundcard. For instance, the Allen & Heath built in soundcards for their controller are always raved about for their superior sound quality and theirs is an 24bit/96KHz soundcard, like the Audio 4, 8 and what have you from Native Instruments. I would just like to know this of the VCI-300 soundcard (howmany KHz?), as to how it would compre in performance and sound quality to the more well known and proffesionally applied soundcards out there..[/quote]

    The quality of the vci-300 is not quite up to par with some of the better mid-grade sound cards out there. its comparable to a $100 2 channel sound card.

  • Glen

    Hi there,

    I have a question about the built in souncard of the VCI-300.. I know it is a 24bit soundcard but otherwise I can not find any specs on the soundcard. For instance, the Allen & Heath built in soundcards for their controller are always raved about for their superior sound quality and theirs is an 24bit/96KHz soundcard, like the Audio 4, 8 and what have you from Native Instruments. I would just like to know this of the VCI-300 soundcard (howmany KHz?), as to how it would compre in performance and sound quality to the more well known and proffesionally applied soundcards out there..

  • http://turntablepoetry.com dj professor ben

    [quote comment="16723"][quote comment=""]Hi all!

    I’ve just tried to put the VCI300 Wheels on the VCI100 – It works ;)

    Just order the VCI300 Wheels for a few bugs and have the ultimate VCI mod ;)[/quote]

    You ordered the 300 jog wheels directly from Vestax or somewhere else? Also, how much were they?[/quote]

    I contacted Vestax and they said they don’t sell the jog wheels individually so where’d ‘you’ get them from?[/quote]
    So where did they get them from?

  • http://boraslive.com slimmy

    [quote comment=""][...] can i use my digidesign mbox as a soundcard to cue tracks with either of these controllers? thanks! [...][/quote]

  • alpenmilch

    I’ve seen that with the VCI 300 you can control the ITCH software / select songs with jog wheels.
    Is it the same case with VCI 100 and Traktor? or do you need to use an extra mouse?

  • http://www.serato.com flange

    IMHO Itch and Serato SSL offer the best software available. They focus on the core issue, reading and displaying a track so you can see what your doing. The VCI300 is a major improvement over the 100 for technical aspects rather then layout. it is designed for itch and nothing else. If you want to use Tracker buy the 100. If you want to add effects buy an effects unit or output it to another mixer that has effects onboard. I like the keep it simple approach to the vci 300. Let it handle the music management and give you control over it. It not just for beginer DJ’s at all. i for one dont go for distracting scratching and effects over music, I would rather spend my time on blending music and working the crowd.

  • Corsico

    [quote comment=""][quote comment=""]Hi all!

    I've just tried to put the VCI300 Wheels on the VCI100 – It works ;)

    Just order the VCI300 Wheels for a few bugs and have the ultimate VCI mod ;)[/quote]

    You ordered the 300 jog wheels directly from Vestax or somewhere else? Also, how much were they?[/quote]

    [quote comment="16723"][quote comment=""]Hi all!

    I've just tried to put the VCI300 Wheels on the VCI100 – It works ;)

    Just order the VCI300 Wheels for a few bugs and have the ultimate VCI mod ;)[/quote]

    You ordered the 300 jog wheels directly from Vestax or somewhere else? Also, how much were they?[/quote]

    I contacted Vestax and they said they don't sell the jog wheels individually so where'd 'you' get them from?

  • Corsico

    [quote comment=""]Hi all!

    I've just tried to put the VCI300 Wheels on the VCI100 – It works ;)

    Just order the VCI300 Wheels for a few bugs and have the ultimate VCI mod ;)[/quote]

    You ordered the 300 jog wheels directly from Vestax or somewhere else? Also, how much were they?

  • http://www.starpoint.de Monophenom

    Hi all!

    I've just tried to put the VCI300 Wheels on the VCI100 – It works ;)

    Just order the VCI300 Wheels for a few bugs and have the ultimate VCI mod ;)

  • Rudy

    [quote comment=""]I'm also interested in the best way to integrate headphones into the vci-100. I just bought and am about to return.. A: no headphone monitoring…B: no serato scratch template. Anyone with help on either?[/quote]

    Hey, happy new year everyone!

    Well, here's for the update:

    I received my VCI-100 along with a VAI-40 (Vestax's MAYA44 USB based sound card). At first I thought the VAI-40 did not have proper audio monitoring. But Ean was right (hey, he's the pro here…): Vestax Re-routed the internal outputs, and you can actually monitor with this VAI-40. The sound card sounds pretty good (up to a medium level gig). The build is FANTASTIC, unbreakable, easy to transport. The only thing that I have not liked about it, is that the headphone monitor sound level, even set at loudest, is relatively weak.

    Other than that, VCI-100 + VAI-40=FREEKIN GOOD PIECE OF GEAR (oh, and + 2.4ghz Alum. Macbook ;)

    Have a great 2009 everyone, and thank you Ean for your help. Super useful.

  • BodegBrad

    I'm also interested in the best way to integrate headphones into the vci-100. I just bought and am about to return.. A: no headphone monitoring…B: no serato scratch template. Anyone with help on either?

  • Nitrus
  • Nitrus

    Will the volume fader lights in the VCI-300 work as well with this custom tks file?

  • Rudy

    All right.

    So this sucks big time.

    I just received my new Aluminum Macbook, my Vci-100 and my Vai-40 (Vestax sound card, based on the MAYA44 USB sound card).

    Well, as of now, I can confirm to you people that the vai-40 DOES NOT allow monitoring for each separate channel.

    The only thing you will be able to listen to on your headphones will be the sound of the Master Out….

    To sum this up, THIS SUCKS BIG TIME KAHUNA….. I have no idea why Vestax would sell such crap, but hey, they are selling it… (to me..!)

    I am going to try and change the settings (asio and audio) and see if I can get this thing to work… but untill now, I have been unable to listen to separate channels…

    If anyone, anyone, can help me, I would be grateful to an extent you could not imagine… (i live in Cancun and finding proper gear here is not as easy as in the US or Europe).

  • Dome

    I’m a have no Problems with the Digital DJing, so the change to Jogwheels is no prob for me. But for me the big pros of the vci-300 are that there is an integrated soundcard, the knobs are more symmetrically ordered (more logical) and the bigger and better jogwheels. The only con is the missing effekt section…..

  • Fizz styles

    Both devices are great! I believe it just depends on what kind of dj you are. I'm making a switch from turntables to midi i believe that the vci 300 is more for me not putting down the vci-100 i just like serto and have been a serto guy for awhile!

    Fizzy

  • Dome

    I've got an idea:

    What is if i combine an vestax vci-300 with an external device (like M-Audio Trigger Finger or Korg Chaos Pad) to dedicate especially the complete FX section an may be the Looping functions? Then i have eliminated the cons of the vci-300 and may be an external device is more better than the FX section of the vci-100?……

    What do you think to my idea!?

    Dome

  • gila mampus

    I just bought vci-300 about 5 days ago and tried it just last night.. cause I had to go out of town for few days.. In Indonesia, it costs me around US$ 1000… it’s quite expensive tho… but so far, i’m quite satisfied with it.. pitch controls are great.. channels, crossfader.. they’re great.. even the jog wheels are very similar to Pioneer CDJ 1000.. it feels so good… and even ‘itch’ works very nicely…

    but nothing is perfect… vci-300 doesn’t have any built in effect that i need for djing… well.. sure.. i can get those effects from my Pioneer DJM.. but it won’t be so simple anymore… :)

    when i tried it last night… the beats keep running away, everytime i push key lock button… but if i release the key lock button… then everything’s fine.. i don’t know why.. and other thing.. when i tried to auto sync between deck a and b, it didn’t do any good… for me it’s not a big deal.. cause i’m used to do it manually… still.. it would be great if it all works fine.. :).. the sounds that came from headphone monitor is a little bit weak.. for home use, maybe it’s reasonable.. but if i plan to play it on clubs… i don’t think it’s gonna be good enough for monitoring…

    but i really love vci-300 knobs… they feel great.. look great.. it feels like i use vestax, pioneer or other pro’s mixers..

    still.. all that i wrote above… it came only from my few hours exploration with vci-300… and i’m just a new guy in this ‘dj midi controller’s world… and I still need to learn more about this vci…

    cheers…

  • http://www.dj-fokus.com/ Jozsef Wittek

    I got the VCI-300 2 weeks ago and I think it was the right purchase! There are a few issues which I feel would increase the VCI -300's versatility but overall I would recommend this to anyone considering purchasing an all in one solution to digital djing.

    As with all new hardware and software there is usually a grace period, proof in point the VCI-100 Firmware update and usual software versions for all major dj/audio software on the market. I shouldn't have to mention Adobe and Macromedia, what version are they now? Anyhow let me get to the goods.

    Layout:

    At first glance I was a little overwhelmed at the amount of control functionality availabel. However after a few minutes of fiddling around I realized that a lot of thought definitely went into engineering and designing this interface.

    The layout of all of the controls was really well thought out and makes the VCI-300 really easy to plug-and-play. Adding the additional functionality of searching through your tracks via the middle jog as well as the platters, provided a lot of flexibility. Hands on, while playing my first gig I rarely had to touch the mouse-pad or use the keyboard as I could easily search using either of these methods. The ITCH software could do with a search option, but I think that will be coming soon.

    Interface:

    I have to disagree that the "layout was designed specifically for the Itch interface" as there aren't any visual representations of any of the knobs in ITCH. Additionally, having both right and left side balanced makes it feel more like a traditional truntable/cdj/mixer setup. Some people may disagree, however this is based on my experience and my style of djing.

    Thinking forward, I feel this type of layout will open up the hardware to interface with the upcoming versions of dj software. Additionally as I think more mixers move into high resolution, the software should follow or become compatible with it at least.

    Loop Functions & EQ:

    I found these to be very easy to use and responded as expected. Again I am guessing that in future versions of the software they may make it possible to add kill functionality to the buttons on either side of the EQ. Again not a major issue as I prefer the traditional smooth transitions, however it could be a nice future feature.

    Latency:

    I had my software set to high latency as I prefer it this way, and it performed like a charm. I expected their to be a noticeable delay between playing, dropping in tracks, scratching. I didn't notice any at all. Very impressed.

    Possible future improvements:

    Volume Faders Issue:

    Once drawback I noticed when playing with this live is that te sensitivity of the Volume faders didn't react as expected. Not sure if you noticed this or other users have noticed this but it seemed as though after getting 1/4 up it was already at full volume. This may be a software issue as the midi signal is being constantly sent as I move the faders up and down…hopefully it will be resolved sometime soon as I prefer the volume faders to the cross fader.

    FX:

    I agree that the VCI-100 may benefit from a dedicated FX section, however, having djed before there were FX was available at clubs I don't consider not having FX a major setback. With that said, I would definitely like to see some FX in this in the future as it adds color to mixes. I am sure that in the near future there will be a "face-plate" available for use with other dj software. If it does get included in lets say ver. 2 of ITCH, then all the better.

    Right platter sensitivity:

    I was a little worried that I may have a defective unit at first, but I guess it was my sensitivity wheel. Sometimes when I moved the right platter, there was a 1/2 second delay in response to the track. Do you know what this might be? Again it didn't happen all the time however it did happen.

    Hope this feedback helps some of you in your search for a digital dj mixer. Again I am very happy with this and I think generally people who purchase it will be as well.

    Dj Fokus Tokyo

  • http://None Rudy

    thanx a lot for your help guys.

    This Forum kicks ass.

    I think I m going to wait for the Vestax VAI-40, and I'll let you know what happened… (!!!) What Ean just said makes sense.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Ean Golden

    [quote comment=""]I had bought the Maya44 USB card and that is the ONLY thing why i have sold it..now looking for a proper Sound card that offers headphone monitor. As far i understand the VCI-300 doesn't use the Maya44 (as the VCM-100 does)[/quote]

    DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!!! Are you sure? positive? Did you try switching your Asio settings? Audio Settings? It seems almost surreal to me that Vestax would ship such a piece of crap with their VCI-100. Damn, i am pissed.[/quote]

    As far as I understand it vestax re-routed some things on their sound card that made independent headphone cuing possible even though it was not possible on the maya. We did not test it though so I cant promise anything.

  • http://None Rudy

    I had bought the Maya44 USB card and that is the ONLY thing why i have sold it..now looking for a proper Sound card that offers headphone monitor. As far i understand the VCI-300 doesn't use the Maya44 (as the VCM-100 does)[/quote]

    DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!!! Are you sure? positive? Did you try switching your Asio settings? Audio Settings? It seems almost surreal to me that Vestax would ship such a piece of crap with their VCI-100. Damn, i am pissed.

  • DJ A.K

    [quote comment=""]Ean, guys,

    Your prompt reply will be VERY VERY appreciated.

    CHEERS![/quote]

    I had bought the Maya44 USB card and that is the ONLY thing why i have sold it..now looking for a proper Sound card that offers headphone monitor. As far i understand the VCI-300 doesn't use the Maya44 (as the VCM-100 does)

  • http://None Rudy

    Ean, guys,

    I am quite worried. I just purchased (on ebay) a VCI-100 along with a VAI-40 (hey, make it a combo right?) … However, I am quite appaled to read in this thread that the VAI-40 does not offer headphone monitor.

    Somebody here says that with the VAI-40 (or maya 44, whatever you wanna call it) the headphone monitor mixes both channel's signals, so you get both channels through your headphones.

    I wish to monitor as always, listening ONLY to the song i'm about to play, and not the one that is already playing.

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEEEASE, tell me if I should give the VAI-40 back. If it does not allow for proper monitoring, i will probably do so.

    Your prompt reply will be VERY VERY appreciated.

    CHEERS!

  • kk

    [quote comment="14438"]Hey i was just wondering if anyone else has had the issue of the jog wheels on the vci100 glitching while at a gig and causing the tempo to flick up or down in traktor? it happened to me last nite and i eventually had to disable them on the midi assignments! is it perhaps something to do with the jog sensitivity settings?[/quote]

    This problem is ALL too familiar to me. It's the bass at your gig – and you answered your question – YES – you need to put the sensitivity of the top of the wheels almost to their max in order to stop that from happening. It is not a glitch – but rather they are picking up the vibrations from the heavy bass….

  • dj McDeeJay

    Ean, thanks for running such a great forum. Man that vci-300 sure sounds great, because I found the 100 to be a bit of a pain in the beginning, and expensive after adding a $300 soundcard. I'm chomping at the bit to get one of these. Damn techno-drug. Should I wait for the vci-500 or 750, etc?

    Ean I still remember when you hooked up some midi to that vacuum cleaner and played that on stage. Brilliant!

    :}* : (: …then later she was like :0-: : (:

  • DJ A.K

    Some update, i was told by the local VESTAX thats the main reason behind the delay in shipment of the VCI-300 around Europe (at least..). They were aware of the issue and told me that the units haven't left the factory yet, so probably when it will start selling massive will not have those issues, maybe we will see more hardware improvements also?

  • DJ A.K

    After reading around Serato-ITCH forum, i found not very good news about the VCI-300… It seems that many VCI-300 units have faulty circuits and already VESTAX has made an announchement..I think i will cancel my pre-order and wait until the problem is solved for good..

    ————————————————————————

    All Vestax VCI-300 users,

    It has been discovered that the controls of some VCI-300 units may possibly freeze(disable) during operation with ITCH under several circumstances. If you are a owner of a Vestax VCI-300 and have experienced this error, please contact your local Vestax distributor for assistance.(The errror can be checked by rotating the right (Bch) jog wheel when in use with ITCH). We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

    Vestax Corporation

    -Object product / Serial number-

    DJ Controller VCI-300

    - 85 F (K) 01 ****

    - 86 F (K) 02 ****

    - 87 F (K) 03 ****

    - G87 01 ****

    - G87 02 ****

    - G88 03 ****

    -Error content-

    The controls of the VCI-300 freezes(is disabled) during operation with ITCH when the right JOG wheel is operated.

    http://www.vestax.com/v/info/newsevent/detail.php

    ————————————————————————-

    Maybe after all the VCI-100+External Soundcard would be a more secure purchase?

  • http://www.djtechtools.com Kohouter

    hey i was thinking about buying the Vci – 300however when i saw all the pros and cons of both i wasnt so sure… especially since i had heard that some people don't really like it and its not working out so good for them… Im new to Djing and i have yet buy any sort of midi deviece or mixes or turntables … and since im into Dance/techno/house/elecktro etc… what do you guys recommend VCI 300 or 100?

    what do you think??

  • DJ A.K

    [quote comment="14507"]

    Yes, all the lights will work on our version. They are just a major pain in the ass to program.[/quote]

    any hope to see midi mapper for VDJ also with led lighting?

  • http://www.cumcrew.nl Glen McArdle

    [quote comment=""][quote comment=""]Will the led-lightup be featured and fully suported in the TKS-file for traktor you guys are working on??[/quote]

    Yes, all the lights will work on our version. They are just a major pain in the ass to program.[/quote]

    Oh that's great man. Thanks for making things that much easyer for me once I get my VCI-300 in! Many thanks and respect. I wish those guys from vestax or native instruments were on top of all of this like that..

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

    [quote comment=""]Will the led-lightup be featured and fully suported in the TKS-file for traktor you guys are working on??[/quote]

    Yes, all the lights will work on our version. They are just a major pain in the ass to program.

  • http://www.cumcrew.nl Glen McArdle

    Will the led-lightup be featured and fully suported in the TKS-file for traktor you guys are working on??

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

    [quote comment="14476"]'Difficult to program the LEDS to respond via MIDI'

    Ean, does this mean no LED-feedback when using the VCI-300 in Traktor??

    And about the effect mapping. Would it not be a good solution to use a Faderfox DX2 micromodule alongside the VCI-300 when using it with traktor?[/quote]

    yes you can program the LEDS to light up but its a pain in the ass. They are different values than the buttons so its impossible to figure out which midi note lights up which LED.

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

    thanks for that translation mr. fatlimey! I have been seeing more and more of this "style" of writing. its certainly creative.

  • Fatlimey

    [quote comment=""]and all i whanted to say zet teknollogy which kamz now iz real progress and no matter what u buy VCI100 or 300 i had no 1 no1 no ! DREAM about Dis seastems in 15 years ago bikoz its Was unreally expensiv now connection working with PC soft and those Modules IZ FREE (p.s.its hurd to think whats proggres can kamz —————–p E A s e !11!!11!!11!1111[/quote]

    He likes this new stuff. He dreamed about it 15 years ago when it was impossibly expensive, and now modules of it are essentially free. Who know what the future will bring.

    A Russian speaking ebonics/hip-hop translated through l337 – this is the street language of the Sprawl that those cyberpunk writers predicted. We are living in the future!

  • Ean Golden

    I have NO idea what he just sad but it seems enthusiastic!

  • chekkit

    sorrra.. ya leastenuP UNcommercial winamp ..insearch. of n radio- SOMAfm -(secretAgent.-illinois street lounge Radio.OEM radio.etc…)n if you are find za mosskka(MOsCoW city) slang group of UNCommrrsialz mussicianz reall DJ ..i want to say zay callz (LADJACK)-(he iz real underGroundOldschool) ..(Slingshot)-(his projects with *ligalize* man was some revolutionnary on 1993 (department OF bustazz –project-D.o.B)real raspect to Emm (when he came in 1992 ..when peoples on streets walkings like Mutants in dippression ..Was after (if U- know in- revollucionarry time..Meanz .like..koz we had globbal chenchinggN OF sistem in pollittiacials SHIT ..chenging COMMUNIZM-to another Life n (gorbachov etc)… i was at school(16years)..we dont Givva FAK on all itz chenngingz but i have lotz of vinnil and i find my first 400 bakz n first i made i ..bay mi suuppa sttuppa Geminy n 3 channel Geminy mazaffukkin Plattinum Mixer n Biggins to PLAY a SOUND ..scranDj.and all i whanted to say zet teknollogy which kamz now iz real progress and no matter what u buy VCI100 or 300 i had no 1 no1 no ! DREAM about Dis seastems in 15 years ago bikoz its Was unreally expensiv now connection working with PC soft and those Modules IZ FREE (p.s.its hurd to think whats proggres can kamz —————–p E A s e !11!!11!!11!1111

  • Glen McArdle

    'Difficult to program the LEDS to respond via MIDI'

    Ean, does this mean no LED-feedback when using the VCI-300 in Traktor??

    And about the effect mapping. Would it not be a good solution to use a Faderfox DX2 micromodule alongside the VCI-300 when using it with traktor?

  • DJ A.K

    Btw, for all those you are complaining about the limited knobs and controls of the VCI-300 vs VCI-100, i think you can simply add this product with low cost..

    http://www.westenddj.co.uk/product.asp?mod=NOCTUR

  • DJ A.K

    [quote comment="14389"]Hey DJ A.K, that’s a shop in greece, right? i can’t believe they’re offering the vci300 for 499€. here in germany the vci300 isn’t available yet, but the estimated price is 699€ :/[/quote]

    Today i saw that they changed the retail price from 499 up to 615 Euro, while Thomann.de gives a retail price of 689 Euro with shipment due to arrive on 20.10.2008… So as it seems retail price is after all 600+ Euro!

  • luigi slaperig

    hey NICK im assuming that u play in club when u said gig averyone have the same problem as u dont wory that happens because the bass odf the speaker make the tempo jump since the jogs of the vci are really sensitivy a minimum vibration will make it jump…….the solution for ur problem is too press the two jogseak mode at the same time and that will turn off the jogwheels and have them on only when you are using it

    and about the vci 300 hey unfortunally itch is not stable like serato since its a new sofware they still fixing the mess right now it have so many bugs and problems i not even funny and from what i hear the vci 300 is awesome but they have a lil problems too VESTAX said is the SOFT and serato said IS THE HARD…….i think is both…….since the release of both itch already did like 3 upgrades version soo they working in the mess lol and some units of the vci came a lil defective so they are exchanging them

    so i really think is going to be a while untill the vci 300 and itch get stable for now the VCI was the best option for my sis…..

  • Nick G

    Hey i was just wondering if anyone else has had the issue of the jog wheels on the vci100 glitching while at a gig and causing the tempo to flick up or down in traktor? it happened to me last nite and i eventually had to disable them on the midi assignments! is it perhaps something to do with the jog sensitivity settings?

  • DJ A.K

    [quote comment="14395"]About the sound and latency I would say is great.[/quote]

    One question here, can you head from the headphones only the monitor channel or all output(s) (as happens with Maya44) comes also from the headphone exit?

    [quote]

    I would tell you how it works with mini.t.[/quote]

    That would be great, give us more info!

  • Marcos

    Guys, greetings from Spain. Just got VCI300 since last week.
    Physically is great, very solid and stetic.
    The problem is maybe the Software, that needs more improvements. About the sound and latency I would say is great. Maybe the sound quality gets a little worse when using less buffer size (128mb), despite of a very low latency with it. I really think is a worthy equipment but It will be perfect with a full compatibility with Traktor. I would tell you how it works with mini.t.
    About the price, 630 € with taxes in Madrid, Sain. Only few units arrives, so I had to wait 2 weeks in a queue.

  • chekkit

    peace to NATIVE INSTRUMENTS and to whole peaplez who made and brake itz all down (no monney payed users)i see that no rights.. but understad when i was yangsta DJ i havent itz billz to play on it (fm8–absinth4.etc)…that not right not pay to use the proggram .but it waz only way to kamz to future …p.s ..sorry fo my englesh ..ya russian ,,i dont speak like u ….sorry ,,,peace!!!!!!!!!!MIR(in russian language PEACE)

  • DJ A.K

    [quote comment="14389"]Hey DJ A.K, that’s a shop in greece, right? i can’t believe they’re offering the vci300 for 499€.
    here in germany the vci300 isn’t available yet, but the estimated price is 699€ :/[/quote]

    I also don’t believe the price is “correct” but I will find out and let you know as soon as I buy it myself!

  • chekkit

    Moscow ceapest price fo VCI100 za 600$ (15000rubles)and its cheappa to play on vinyl ….respect creative grope of TRAKTOR n VESTAX!!!

  • Phil

    Hey DJ A.K, that’s a shop in greece, right? i can’t believe they’re offering the vci300 for 499€.
    here in germany the vci300 isn’t available yet, but the estimated price is 699€ :/

  • DJ A.K

    [quote comment="14371"]I'd love to know where you got the approx price for the vci-100 $400 !!!!!!! where?????[/quote]

    Here you go, I don't believe the price is correct, but I asked them and they said that they are expecting very soon the first pieces, so I will update with more information…I have seen that this baby is being sold at ~900$ so i found 499 Euro a welcomed surpize

    http://vestax.gr/vestax_shop/catalog/product_info

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

    [quote comment="14377"]Hey, curious question from a newbie….I was looking at the whole Itch+300 thing, but one thing I noticed is the lack of effects. I don't see any send/return type features for the 300, so what would be the best way to get effects on individual channels? Thanks.[/quote]

    This is really not possible with Itch as its all mixed internally and there are not software options for routing. For now you cant get FX on independent channels in Itch.

  • Ether

    Hey, curious question from a newbie….I was looking at the whole Itch+300 thing, but one thing I noticed is the lack of effects. I don't see any send/return type features for the 300, so what would be the best way to get effects on individual channels? Thanks.

  • aid

    I'd love to know where you got the approx price for the vci-100 $400 !!!!!!! where?????

  • DJ A.K

    [quote post="790"]I am going to let you be the judge of that :) We will announce the public beta of mini. Translator with the VCI-300 patch on wed. [/quote]

    Hehe, i am thinking of buying a VCI-300 when its available here (they promised 499 euro price!), so I will find out myself :-)…I hope that VCI-300 users will report their thoughts when using other software than Itch.

    Btw, i noticed that the soundcard used in VCI-300 is different than what Vestax ships with VAI-40 (Maya44 based). Ean does the headphone output works correctly? Cause with Maya44 based, you have no monitor, all outputs are passed also via headphones…

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

    [quote comment=""]

    Is this latency and jitter really can be feel or just a theory ??

    If yes,could you please teach me how to feel the latency and jitter.

    Or measure it by some kind of software or tools.[/quote]

    Its certainly not a theory but how much it actually effects your performance is not really known. We are working on a tutorial for measurements that will be ready soon.

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

    [quote comment=""]No comments about how is the performance of VCI-300 with mini.Translator and with various DJ software (Traktor, VDJ, etc..), Ean any info?[/quote]

    I am going to let you be the judge of that :) We will announce the public beta of mini.Translator with the VCI-300 patch on wed.

    My only complaint is that the 300 was designed specifically for Itch so the layout does not really make sense with other software.

  • DJ A.K

    No comments about how is the performance of VCI-300 with mini.Translator and with various DJ software (Traktor, VDJ, etc..), Ean any info?

  • chekkit

    hi im illed by vci100 coz i begins made muzik on tapez in 1992-1999 and use oldskhool russian vinil on gemeny and 3 channel mixer it all was very funny but hurd to make a ril sound (and za price fo each vinil is rather expensive in moscow where im from .for single vinil its 12usd)..i hav lot of russian vinil its real fun koz its xcluzive and now traktor3+vci100 is a BOMB kos its realy cheap and funcsionning VCI100 is my chois too koz i like TRAKTOR …about vci300 cant say nothing koz ITCH program soft is strange fo me and i think they take 2prise more by better dessign VCI100 is cool horse to make all i need for mixing zet it ya wanted to say ..and real big respect to peaple who made TRAKTOR and VESTAX////thankzzzz for its progress in Djs industry fo seample users yangstas(im31)just who havent lots of monney but want to make it THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DjLiquit

    [quote comment="14341"]Sharing the midi over the same connection as the audio is very likely to increase midi latency and jitter.

    [/quote]

    U can get rid of some of the latencyissue by using the power adapter for the unit…serato had the same issue with usb dropouts…the power adapter fixed the problem…as far as people that care about latency… VCI-300 is better for the beginner DJ who needs everything explained and needs an all-in-one package. It is more user friendly. Traktor is more complicated for the "new" dj. I've been dj'in for years and i still use many different programs based on what i need….serato for easy use, traktor for extra's provided with the VCI-100SE upgrade…and MixVibes for the sampler pad …all are good programs but for beginners VCI-300 Wins… for people who know how to use cpu's quite well and can dj with anything or any program…vci-100 wins…the more you can do as a dj the better you will be and better respected you will be…do not just use MIDI, just use turntables, or just use cd decks…know how to use it all like Ean…this can also help with booking gigs based on how much someone wants to pay they get different equipment packages brought to the event but the same quality mixes

  • Samulasun

    [quote comment="14341"]Sharing the midi over the same connection as the audio is very likely to increase midi latency and jitter.

    [/quote]

    Hi Ean,

    Is this latency and jitter really can be feel or just a theory ??

    If yes,could you please teach me how to feel the latency and jitter.

    Or measure it by some kind of software or tools.

  • Samulasun

    [quote comment="14341"][quote comment=""]Sharing the midi over the same connection as the audio is very likely to increase midi latency and jitter.

    [/quote]

    Great Point Bento San[/quote]

    Is this latency and jitter really can be feel or just a theory ??

    If yes,could you please teach me how to feel the latency and jitter.

    Or measure it by some kind of software or tools.

  • Kirk

    i have yet to find a vci-300 for 750. i am kind of curious as to where you found that price.

  • Kirk

    i had ordered a 300 but this breakdown ultimately convinced that i should stay with a 100. so i got my layaway money be put toward a 100 instead. the big issue i hadn't known was that i didn't realize having one cable for midi and sound was such a bad idea. plus, i've been reading a number of people say that if they buy a 300, they need to plug into another mixer to get the sound out that they need, i.e. a mackie 402-vlz3 to get the sound they need.

  • DJ A.K

    I think the major point of someone getting the VCI-300 would be its internal sound card + 14bit MIDI resolution… If you guys have already used the mini.Translator and made some templates for VDJ/Traktor, why you don't share with other people? Or let me re-phrase it, how well the VCI-300 works with other software than ITCH when combined with min.Translator?

  • http://digitaldeejay.blogspot.com Max

    Waiting for that mini.TRANSLATOR

  • http://www.myspace.com/urbanfabricmusic Urban Fabric

    VCI-100 wins my vote because of the versatility of the device.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bigq29 DJ Big Q

    [quote comment="14342"]Could you explain why the vci-100 might be better for newschool dj's Bento?

    I'm new to dj'ing, and will be doing mostly hip hop, but now after reading this comparison I'm wondering if I blew a lot of extra money pre-ordering the 300.[/quote]

    Hey Josh I know what you are talking about and I have been doing alot of research on deciding which midi controller I wanted. I came close to getting the vci-300, but I guess it was the grace of god stopping me from that mistake cause they were on backorder from the dealer I deal with. Though before I found out that from the dealer, I was having second thoughts on that controller since I could not use it with Traktor unless I had a mini-translator, and still most of the functions would not work properly until after some new patches were created for the vci-300. Next I know that with the development of new electronic devices there are always little bugs and glitches in the software or firmware of the devices which you must constantly complain about until they are fixed, so this made me really want to change my mind cause even though I would like to have the big jog wheels and the cool button setup, I know it would be awhile before I could have it working way better than the vci-100. Now I also am a Hiphop/old skool DJ I play everything from the 60's on up to now in HipHop/Rap/R&B/Disco/and Blues, so yes I would love something to mix my music up better and after looking at alot of videos and not seeing no one Mix/scratch HipHop or Dance music played in clubs or party's I was really skeptical until I saw this video by this guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiAQxaBs1H4&fe… He has 3 videos on Youtube to view so check them out. I don't think he is using Ean's version so with me upgrading to Eans version I know with practice and time I will be doing what this guy is doing in those videos.

  • http://tokyotapes.tumblr.com Evan

    Ean, glad to see you got the article up!

  • BB

    [quote comment="14338"]When I saw comparison I was expecting something more detailed like you had with the Xponent vs. VCI 100. This basically states what the strengths of each. Can we get something more in depth… jog wheel vs jog wheel and etc?[/quote]

    Also a comparison between VCI-300 and the Numark NS7 which (to me) looks to be a solid piece of equipment would be nice. As both have been specifically designed to work with Itch.

  • Josh

    Could you explain why the vci-100 might be better for newschool dj's Bento?

    I'm new to dj'ing, and will be doing mostly hip hop, but now after reading this comparison I'm wondering if I blew a lot of extra money pre-ordering the 300.

  • Ean Golden

    [quote comment=""]Note to those who are SERIOUS about their midi latency and jitter that if you want prime performance on the VCI-300 that you should NOT be using the internal soundcard. Sharing the midi over the same connection as the audio is very likely to increase midi latency and jitter.

    [/quote]

    Great Point Bento San

  • Bento San

    Note to those who are SERIOUS about their midi latency and jitter that if you want prime performance on the VCI-300 that you should NOT be using the internal soundcard. Sharing the midi over the same connection as the audio is very likely to increase midi latency and jitter.

    I think Eans right to let the user decide, each device is not perfect and has pros and cons that the other doesn't. It is really up for the user to decide which is better them as each device suits a better style of mixing. If i had to sum it up in one line i would say the VCI-300 is better for oldschool dj's and the VCI-100 is better for newschool djs.

    Good Article Ean – there really is no clear cut winner between the devices.

  • BURSTS!

    VCI-100 is the way to go if you want to more with your mixing.

  • DJ D-Blendz

    When I saw comparison I was expecting something more detailed like you had with the Xponent vs. VCI 100. This basically states what the strengths of each. Can we get something more in depth… jog wheel vs jog wheel and etc?

  • luv2xra

    I think the VCI-100 wins this battle. Having multiple options with controls and programs is essential for the digital dj. It starts with the VCI-100 SE Ean was able to modifiy it, so it became than the "other." Essentially what im saying is we bought the controller so we can add whatever layer we want. Making it a robust controller.