• Dj Nemesis

    im noticing a SHIT load of lag issues with this controller….anyone else having the same issues ??

  • Ncturnal

    For those asking about the NS7, Numark has something similar for it as well.

    http://www.numark.com/nsfx

  • iv3xtex

    [quote comment=""][...] move on to tractor man they have plenty of effects just get a cheap midi controller and assign them looks like its all about waiting here :( [...][/quote]

  • icastel

    Anyone heard if this is released yet? Been waiting too long :)

  • FutureMedia

    Or perhaps Itch 2.0 will deliver parity with Traktor Pro? It feels like we’re missing a lot of information that’s about to be delivered in the next 45 days or so. I impatient to know what Serato, Vestax and Native Instruments have in store for us once Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard ships.

  • FutureMedia

    [quote comment="19845"]So this would see software effects into Itch right? So at that point, couldn’t Ean (or hopefully Serato themselves) map some of the basic effect controls (paramater, level, selection…) onto the VCI-300 itself (ala what has been done with the 100SE)?

    No need for the external controller then if you just want basic effect stuff.[/quote]
    [quote comment=""][...] something like this for the regular serato people and not just ITCH. Pictures and more info from djtechtools is [...][/quote]Macintosh based newbie here.

    I’ve just tKen delivery of a VCI-30 and now I’m trying to figure out if there is an easy way to drive Traktor Pro(TP) from it. Does anyone make a re-mapping software pak for Tractor Pro to be fully controlled from the VCI-300 like it can be from the VCI-100? I like all the multiple cue and effects in TP that are missing in Itch 1.1. Did I buy the wrong controller or is NI in process of being VCI-300 friendly alongside Apple’s Snow Leopard release next month?

  • GarethW

    So this would see software effects into Itch right? So at that point, couldn’t Ean (or hopefully Serato themselves) map some of the basic effect controls (paramater, level, selection…) onto the VCI-300 itself (ala what has been done with the 100SE)?

    No need for the external controller then if you just want basic effect stuff.

  • Arcade

    Does anybody know or think he knows when the VESTAX VFX-1 will be available for sale?

    Thanx

  • FAVATA NIKO

    [quote comment=""][...] something like this for the regular serato people and not just ITCH. Pictures and more info from djtechtools is [...][/quote]
    salve sono interessato per l’effettistica vestax VFX-1 cosa devo fare ???

  • midifidler

    [quote comment=""]i just want to say this is sounds like a bunch of shit!quote]

    oh noes a company that is trying to make money! What is the world coming to!

    Itch is/was about recreating the most inherent part of a DJ’s setup, decks & a mixer in a simple plug n play manner.

    Most Dj’s dont use effects so its pretty easy to see why they left it out in the first place.

    Then everybody bitches that itch has no effects, wants the point of being digital without effects blah blah blah, and so they do something about it, and now they are getting bitched at for releasing new products!

    wtf?

  • Archnemesis

    Looks like the unit will be going for $299.00 according to DJDeals.com:

    http://www.djdeals.com/vestaxVFX1.htm

  • http://www.djslater.com DJ Slater

    [quote comment=""][...] something like this for the regular serato people and not just ITCH. Pictures and more info from djtechtools is [...][/quote]
    When is something like this coming out for the Numark NS7!?

    I have one of those, love it, and am going to feel stupid if something like the effects addition isn’t available for the NS7!

    -DJ Slater

  • f0tif0

    dont forget people that the first HID that comming out
    and personally i can do lots of shit without the effects just use those that are in the thracks already
    but though i will get the fx controll as soon as it comes out

  • Blaized

    I don’t really care how much it costs. I’m buying one.

  • stranger

    i just want to say this is sounds like a bunch of shit! the itch program is a bunch of crap! this sounds all planed out. there just trying to make more money. they design this product this way so that in the future they can make more money! they knew people where going to be hungry for fx! and come on people how can they not add fx from the begganing?? its not like its a new thing !!! d.js have been around for years !! and so has the fx !! so why wouldnt they build it all in one piece in the first place? just like a fucken car you want it fully loaded and with leather seats amd a navigation system it cost more right? thats what this guys are doing!!

  • Fickala Musoterual

    [quote comment="18055"]bad times to be asking for more money serato….if i have to send 200…i will buy try to find a vci 100 with the effects.[/quote]

    They are not forcing you to buy it.. I would love to use this with Itch. With this, Itch will be really complete and fun!

  • http://www.djbigdad.tk Dj Bigdad

    If this is working with itch i bet it will work with an NS7… I hope this doesnt run alot!

    • http://www.facebook.com/djbigdad Shawn Djbigdad Brandt

      So i use the NSFX with conjunction of a ipad running threw the aux.  Sample tanks with irig midi and irig via itouch.  come to djbigdad.com for Interactive djing and yes its mobile ready!

  • Fickala Musoterual

    I’m in line! Hold one or two for me :)

  • Chris

    Same, i will definately be getting it!

  • http://contraband.devhub.com/ Contraband

    I will buy this in a second!

  • dfrancov

    bad times to be asking for more money serato….if i have to send 200…i will buy try to find a vci 100 with the effects.

  • http://www.djnvidia.info/ Dj Nvidia

    The more I read, the more I believe this will work with a NS7. If it does plug into the computer through an USB connection(which is the most probable way), then that means that it would work directly with Serato ITCH software.

    Thus, regardless of what controller you are using (either the VCI-300, or the NS7) you should be able to plug it into your computer and have it work because it is manipulating the software directly.

    Additionally, for Vestax it would be a bad business move for it not to work with NS7; they would be alienating a large part of the new Serato ITCH customers. Many people that are using ITCH either have an NS7 or will get an NS7 in the future [citation needed].

    So I wouldn’t be surprised to see a nifty add-on that allows the VFX-1 to fit somewhere snugly on the NS7; the same way there are those add-ons that allow Korg Nano Pads, to fit snugly on the most other dj-sets.

    If all my speculating and assuming is correct, then this would be a killer combo (and I am defenitly getting a NS7)

  • Fickala Musoterual

    I dunno..Itch is catching up with the big boys like Traktor.Maybe its interface is simplified, but everything is ready to go and jam. With this fx idea, it will be better for me than the others. I love the waveforms in Itch and the control, timing , etc..feels just as good if not better than real vinyl..

  • Si B

    Lack of FX was the only thing that stopped me buying the VCI300 last year. Instead i went for VCI100 and Traktor. And to be honest, even with this new FX controller I’m still happy I went with this route. Traktor is awesome and I love my VCI even more than I did now I’ve upgraded to SE version!

  • wesley

    [quote comment=""][...] Actually, Charles is very cool like that and he is a friend of Dj TechTools so yes, that was Charles from Vestax and the controller is real.[...][/quote]

    Really now. That’s nice. So what’s the expectation date? ;)

    Once I have a finger I’ll take the arm :)

  • http://seventhtrumpetsounds.com J-Reign

    What’s up Chuck, It’s James! Dude I’m lovin the VCI-300 man! Haven’t had a problem since I brought it home. Your confirmation on the VFX-1 is awesome news. It’s going to be an interesting 2010 NAMM for Vestax.

  • Doctor Grim

    [quote comment="17938"]So I assume this will need a free USB port to use or somehow it connects to the VCI-300 using the input/thru connection? In my current set up, I use both USB ports on my Macbook. One for the VCI-300 and one for my external hard drive. I guess I have to invest in a portable firewire hard drive.[/quote]

    Why not put your music on the internal hard disk? Works perfectly on my PC, I don’t see why it wouldn’t on a Mac.

  • http://www.myspace.com/grizu Grizu

    I have to agree with Ean. Charles ran into me at the Vestax Controller Battle over here in Germany and he and all the other guys where very kind and friendly. Also the Seratoguys at the hotel that night were totally down to earth. You all know I’m waiting since December to finally hold this tool in my hands. But maybe 6 sampleslots should be added ;) So I wouldn’t have to run another software plus Korg nanoPAD in the background.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bentosan BentoSan

    [quote comment="17988"]i was curious if it would somehow be possible to use a korg mini kp for effects, but somehow get it to effect each channel individually…[/quote]

    Not without multiple kaos pads

  • kilbot

    good news to be sure!
    i was curious if it would somehow be possible to use a korg mini kp for effects, but somehow get it to effect each channel individually…

  • Fickala Musoterual

    This is great..I always liked Itch but felt it needed this and this only makes it complete. I really like what they have planned. Now 2 knobs for paremters would be nice and hope the fx choices have are illuminated, so one can see them in the dark.. This looks serious!!

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

    [quote comment="17982"]Hmmm,
    It’s feeling like a very elaborate hoax.

    The VP of Vestax would not use his time to go online and post a message. [/quote]

    Actually, Charles is very cool like that and he is a friend of Dj TechTools so yes, that was Charles from Vestax and the controller is real.

  • http://ifnotwhynot.me Lukas

    [quote post="1346"]I actually like this modular system more than a all in one cramped controller..[/quote]

    I agree. The only issue is that USB ports are in short supply. Maybe its time that vestax and co start adding low latency USB hubs to their “core” components, so that we can more easily add such peripheral equipment.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm,

    It’s feeling like a very elaborate hoax.

    [quote]

    What’s up Ean, and Techtools…quick on the gun as usual.
    Hope everyone is well and thank you for all your comments.
    My name is Charles Akira Ono at the Vestax Corporation.
    and confirming that the VFX-1 is real.
    Is it the final version you see up top?
    No, and it will only get better. Stay tuned.
    Regards

    If you have questions or concerns email us at Customer Service.
    csg@vestax.jp

    Thank you

    Charles
    VP
    Vestax Corporation
    [/quote]

    The VP of Vestax would not use his time to go online and post a message. He would have his marketing boys send him an email with some more product specs and such. I smell rat.

  • deeco

    [quote comment=""][...]
    But my question is: what is Native Instruments going to do to combat this new competition? They have corned the “effects” market, but now with this add-on, what new feature is Traktor going to release to “one-up” the competition[...][/quote]

    Well…the next release of traktor pro IS going to have 4, that’s right, 4 fx units over 2 in duo. That and the ability to twitter my playlist still keeps traktor close to my heart.

  • http://www.vestax.com Charles Akira Ono

    What’s up Ean, and Techtools…quick on the gun as usual.
    Hope everyone is well and thank you for all your comments.
    My name is Charles Akira Ono at the Vestax Corporation.
    and confirming that the VFX-1 is real.
    Is it the final version you see up top?
    No, and it will only get better. Stay tuned.
    Regards

    If you have questions or concerns email us at Customer Service.
    csg@vestax.jp

    Thank you

    Charles
    VP
    Vestax Corporation

  • Ozzy

    i want, i need, i LOVE!!!! :)

  • Kupujte_Pytle

    Hehe – “audio store from czech republic” – oh yeah, we Czech are all bunch of pirates, huzzaah! Arrrrr.

  • f0tif0

    hope this is not a bullshit and they better do something for those people like me who has new macbook pro where one usb port always freezing no metter what
    lets hope this goes “thrue” input and does not require additional usb ports
    other than that lets also hope it is not more than 200$
    coz i already put 800 for the vci …
    cant wait for more details

  • Fickala Musoterual

    perhaps the fx will be hardware based on a chip on the unit to free on cpu processing & not on the software itself ??

  • Chris

    what is the NS7 midi?? I know it is high quality… is it the same as the Vestax gear?

  • Fickala Musoterual

    maybe it will be 14 bit midi for more precise control

  • Chris

    Hmmmmm…. interesting. So if it is just a midi controller then ITCH must have the effects in-built. Thus, should be able to use any midi controller like the KORG. Unless ITCH can detect what you have plugged in and only allows you to use specific, cause I know the whole pint of ITCH was to not have customised mapping. Made to plug in and just work with Vestax VCI-300 and the NS7.

    Im getting my NS7 tomorrow (bloody arrives in Melbourne Australia late!), but do enjoy having effects. Hope future releases of ITCH have the capibility. Possibly might work with NS7 and the Vestax VFX-1.

  • Fickala Musoterual

    I would assume it will all be midi message controlled, so any standard controller like a Korg Nano Kontrol, etc, could control the fx too in Itch for those who do not want to shell out more cash on a controller.

  • Fickala Musoterual

    I actually like this modular system more than a all in one cramped controller.. This will be a tight system soon..and if Ableton links to it, it will be even more sick.

  • Anonymous

    they should release a controller like this for tpro effects!

  • Kornais Francois
  • pushafire

    Dear sir

    Thank you very much for the interest on our products.

    We would like to inform you that we are going to officially release
    VFX-1 in the future.
    We will ask our distributor in Germany “MUSIK MEYER” to contact with
    you to provide you more details on it.

    Thank you for all
    Best regards
    Take
    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
    Take Tsuchiya
    Vestax Corporation Sales Dept

  • James Serrington

    This is no joke, but I think the final will have more control knobs.
    I like the ‘user modes” , but wonder how this will work?

  • wesley

    [quote comment=""][...] the give them a pretty and relieable controller wich everybody love and everybody is wanting effects … so they dont put the effect into the box from beginning..even if they are able to do this…

    so they can controll the market and the price of the effect tool…cause lets say 75% of their itch customer would buy this..##
    [...][/quote]

    Dude… They said Itch did not have FX from the getgo. People want FX and they decide to make a controller. They actualy listen to what you guys want…and then you say they should have done it from the start and now you have to spend more money boo hoo. That’s capitalism dude… Vestax needs to live too.

  • http://www.connectedgrooves.com Jared-F

    I just want them to add FX to SL rather than itch. We have been asking way before itch was even created. I love my SL3 and have opportunity to have the extra channel lets use it!

  • pushafire

    serato doenst say anything cause their software is not ready for the vfx-1 thats the reason…cause if they confirm the vfx-1 they also put pressure on themself to finish the next version..i think that all the hype around the effects is a kind of marketing bullshit..

    who tell us that serato and vestax team up to get more money out of their customers..

    the give them a pretty and relieable controller wich everybody love and everybody is wanting effects … so they dont put the effect into the box from beginning..even if they are able to do this…

    so they can controll the market and the price of the effect tool…cause lets say 75% of their itch customer would buy this..##

    i hope u understand what i like to say.

    if u understand what they write on the russian page from the top of this thread..

    it says that the vfx-1 is on of 6 important produc for vestax this year..

    so the vfx-1 is not a fake…it a leaked information or a kind of marketing thing to get our money.. we will talk about it in a few weeks when they start to sell it for 200 $ and get rich with this..

    it really sucks that we all have to buy more gear.

    i hope that the serato guys will do the effects accesable via midi to give us the freedom to choose any controller.

    to the question how much i would pay for i only can say not more than 80 $ cause its only a midi controller, but the vestax brand makes it i think twice the price..

  • http://www.djnvidia.info/ Dj Nvidia

    [quote comment="17938"]So I assume this will need a free USB port to use or somehow it connects to the VCI-300 using the input/thru connection? In my current set up, I use both USB ports on my Macbook. One for the VCI-300 and one for my external hard drive. I guess I have to invest in a portable firewire hard drive.[/quote]

    Hey,

    If you need a good firewire external hard-drive, I highly recommend the Iomega Drives (http://go.iomega.com/en-us/products/external-hard-drive-portable/?partner=4760) These bad boys are very fairly priced, large incapacity, small in size, and durable (add have very low latency)

    [quote comment="17941"]What about the NS7… will there be an effects unit for that??[/quote]

    I too am curious about the NS7… I have been throughly investigating the NS7 as my next big dj purchase, and I really want to commit, but I really don’t want to have to give up my effects…

  • Chris

    What about the NS7… will there be an effects unit for that?? Would be interested

  • Chris

    What about the NS7… will there be an effects unit for that??

  • http://mateomurphy.com mateo

    [quote comment=""]
    From their latest development update status, there is also –>

    “Number of separate effect units increased from two to four (Pro version only)”

    Reference –> http://tinyurl.com/r3uxlf/quote

    Very interesting, thanks for the link.

  • empolo

    “The effects section in Traktor is much more extensive than what is being shown here, both in terms of selection and amount of control. Add the fact that you also have a filter per channel, and 4 deck support, and I don’t think Native Instruments needs to worry.”

    From their latest development update status, there is also –>

    “Number of separate effect units increased from two to four (Pro version only)”

    Reference –> http://tinyurl.com/r3uxlf

  • Archnemesis

    So I assume this will need a free USB port to use or somehow it connects to the VCI-300 using the input/thru connection? In my current set up, I use both USB ports on my Macbook. One for the VCI-300 and one for my external hard drive. I guess I have to invest in a portable firewire hard drive.

  • Remote

    [quote comment=""]how bout a sampler on traktor like the one on torq and serato… << which just got implemented not too long ago..(serato)[/quote]

    So? Serato is still ahead in this and even beats out Torq’s set-up which is a bitch to use if you want to quickly grab a loop sample. Sure VDJ and Deckadance can do it but their other features just aren’t there (stability for DD and FX/customization for VDJ)

  • ss714ss

    how bout a sampler on traktor like the one on torq and serato… << which just got implemented not too long ago..(serato)

  • don_kibo

    [quote comment=""]if were lucky, NI will finally come up with VST support to answer this.[/quote]
    [quote comment="17930"][quote comment=""]But my question is: what is Native Instruments going to do to combat this new competition? They have corned the “effects” market, but now with this add-on, what new feature is Traktor going to release to “one-up” the competition[/quote]

    The effects section in Traktor is much more extensive than what is being shown here, both in terms of selection and amount of control. Add the fact that you also have a filter per channel, and 4 deck support, and I don’t think Native Instruments needs to worry.[/quote]

    Exactly what I wanted to say. Effects that are listed here are pretty basic and can’t really parry NI’s ones.

  • Anonymonymous

    if were lucky, NI will finally come up with VST support to answer this.

  • http://mateomurphy.com mateo

    [quote comment=""]But my question is: what is Native Instruments going to do to combat this new competition? They have corned the “effects” market, but now with this add-on, what new feature is Traktor going to release to “one-up” the competition[/quote]

    The effects section in Traktor is much more extensive than what is being shown here, both in terms of selection and amount of control. Add the fact that you also have a filter per channel, and 4 deck support, and I don’t think Native Instruments needs to worry.

  • James Haus

    Just what i wanted to hear!!!

  • Blaized

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

  • http://www.djnvidia.info/ Dj Nvidia

    Its really cool that Serato is finally getting FX; Traktors large selection of effects was the main reason I went with Native Instruments Software over Serato when I was initially looking into digital Djing.

    But I also feel that I would need a price drop before I got really serious about picking a VCI-300. I am a small (college) club/bar, mobile Dj and having an all-in-one unit that fits in my backpack is perfect for me, but the VCI-300 was just too pricey (even b-stock).

    If they could throw in VCI-300 and the effects module, all for about $600-$700, that wold be a great deal for me, and I would definitely switch.

    But my question is: what is Native Instruments going to do to combat this new competition? They have corned the “effects” market, but now with this add-on, what new feature is Traktor going to release to “one-up” the competition?

    I am excited to see what NI does…

  • http://www.dj-jesc.com JesC

    About time, Itch has been in need for some fx’s!

  • http://www.burnzfunk.com DJ Burnz

    MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. PLEASE GOD LETS HOPE THIS IS REAL!!!