• http://www.callingcards4you.com cheap cards

    Awesome reviews. That Numark rep is a total screwball for sure. There’s nothing like the vci se though.

  • bazur

    if you guys want an almost-definitive controller like the one you are describing… have a look at the Reloop Jockey III.

    it looks like a vci-100 arcade edition with sound card, 4 decks and so on… it’s not out yet tho

  • http://Gohustleman.com Dj hustleman

    This should be an educational forum…I see a lot of you wanna be djs spend to much time looking at another man’s clothes!!! The scratch resolution on the numark v7 alone is a break through for A midi controller. Buy one v7 and controll two decks.. Buy two v7 s and you can controll four decks with two laptops.. However you must be a real Dj. Not a bedroom boy watcher!!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/calvary Calvary_DJs

    [quote comment="26511"][quote comment="26321"]Still nothing that has pretty much everything!!!

    How hard can it be seriously???

    1. VCI 100 with arcade / large and responsive style buttons
    2. 2 FX banks with the ability to control all 4 fx
    3. 4 faders
    4. Scratch sensitive platters.
    5. Good quality built in soundcard

    Basically a cross between the VCI-100 SE, The VCI-300, and the Xone DX.

    Call it the VCI-1000 or something

    I swear that would be game over.

    That guy in the suit is a massive tool![/quote]

    haha, exactly!! someone please just nail it![/quote]

    Having all of that in one unit leads to a couple problems, namely those ran into DJ duos and those who travel. When you include all of that you’d have something the size of the Xone 4D, perhaps bigger.

  • djsoulmate

    [quote comment="26321"]Still nothing that has pretty much everything!!!

    How hard can it be seriously???

    1. VCI 100 with arcade / large and responsive style buttons
    2. 2 FX banks with the ability to control all 4 fx
    3. 4 faders
    4. Scratch sensitive platters.
    5. Good quality built in soundcard

    Basically a cross between the VCI-100 SE, The VCI-300, and the Xone DX.

    Call it the VCI-1000 or something

    I swear that would be game over.

    That guy in the suit is a massive tool![/quote]

    haha, exactly!! someone please just nail it!

  • the caper

    haha Numark dude is a wank, hey whats going on universe…??

  • http://turntablepoetry.com/blog dj professor ben

    Nah, the X-session doesn’t weigh more than a few ounces and it cost like $90. And it’s plastic but reasonably sturdy for what it is — toss it in a record bag with your headphones. I’ve seen DJs carry bags of weed to gigs that weigh more!

  • ManDingo

    Any news on Midi Fighters with the joystick?

  • ManDingo

    Hmm, ManDingo will check into that. Thx for input. The only problem with all that is that I’ll have to purchase an old school 100 lbs coffin to lug all that eq.

  • http://turntablepoetry.com/blog dj professor ben

    Everyone looking for four decks out of the VCI should just grab an M-Audio X-Session or even a Trigger Finger and map the faders and knobs accordingly to decks C+D. The only problem then is crossfader but that’s a Traktor problem – at the moment there is no way to assign a separate crossfader just to decks C+D. It would be cool but it doesn’t seem possible. But if you add the VCI100 to the X-Session you have separate channel and pitch faders for all four decks as well as knobs for EQ, filters, and more. Sure not as convenient as an all-in-one unit but you’re not going to break your back adding one of those little babies to your pile of kit.

  • http://www.technoetc.net/blog AO

    Nice vids (minus the V7 one), thanks! The OP-1 looks way fun, really lookin’ forward to more details on that . . .

  • http://www.poweronplay.com PowerOnPlay.com

    Why can’t someone make this http://www.poweronplay.com/denon-itch-controller/
    [img]http://www.poweronplay.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Denon-ITCH-Small.jpg[/img]

    What is with the guy on the NUMARK V7 video? He needs to be punched in the face.

    The Zone DX looks really nice with 4 channels and 2 EFX. However, it’s a BIG NO SALE without the touch sensitive Jog Dials and you can’t even scratch. No pitch slider still boggles my mind????

    I heard you can put an InnoFader on the American Audio Velocity which is nice. Still no buy with the flimsy jog dials.

    Ean, why don’t you make a new VSI with 4 channels and dedicated EFX? Great news and videos by the way.

  • Djerikt

    After seeing all these new products, I have decided to save for a VCI-100SE arcade because it gives me all the features that I want. I’ll use cues, Fx, wheels, xfader immediately. Four decks, maybe soon, but not essentail to my shows. I can always loop with the beatmunchey fx anyway.

  • ManDingo

    Ean, that American Audio Velocity looks promising. If I could commision you to one up that with Vestax or someone else I would. I would run with that Idea before Pioneer gets a wind of it.

  • ManDingo

    VCI 100 plus Kontroll x1, will that work well as a four deck config?

  • ManDingo

    Who is asking?

  • Anonymous

    4-deck controller is what ManDingo seeks as well. Why is it taking soooo long for anyone to give us that. CHANTING- “4-DECKS, 4-DECKS, 4-DECKS CONTROLLER..(REPEAT) “4-DECKS…

  • dj noname

    mandingo!!!

  • dj stylus

    my vci arcade and traktor pro is all i need digital..
    the ni kontrol x1 may get me back playing with real ttables/vinyl with traktor scratch pro..msybe the new midifighter with joystick will also be a good addition…
    too much technology

  • http://www.holotropik.com holotropik

    I’m with the crowd that wants an efficient 4-deck controller…

  • ss714ss

    where’s M AUDIO did their case stop them from making any updates…or new products ?? xponent 2.0 torq 2.0 pro tools a new mixer to use with torq any torq partnership with a mixer company… any…. what happened to torq?? just wanted to let that out… lol

  • http://soundcloud.com/rolfski Rolfski

    No Native Instruments on Namm 2010? I was really looking fwd to a Kontrol X1 coverage

  • JeengleBeanz

    Eric McGregor…fail

  • Anonymous

    [quote comment="26353"]ok so the difference between the KP3 & the Pro is what exactly?[/quote]

    While they use the exact same form factor now, the Kaoss Pad line and Kaossilator line have always been used for different ends. The KP series is geared towards FX while the Kaossilator series is geared towards sound generation.

    So, in a nutshell, you use one to create sound and one to mangle it.

  • ss714ss

    hmmm american audio velocity se?? arcade buttons new jog wheel ? crazy midi mapping

  • JC

    think i saw that ‘suit guy’ in the TV-Shop, sure felt like he was from there. =)
    Very good reviews on the new stuff! Cant wait to try some of them! :)

  • dj ally

    [quote post="4489"]The VSI 100SE /w arcade buttons gives you all that, prevents injury to your hands/wrists and allows for better, faster control. I look at it from the price point and value and I feel dj tech tools still win. Why? Because no one else is supporting their products, giving video tutorials, allowing people to help build a great midi controller.
    trope

    Thanks for pointing that out- you pretty much nailed it. Most companies are just trying to sell you some more gear and once you have it, well good luck trying to figure out how to use it! Dj TechTools tries to provide a whole site packed with value including mappings, videos, articles and this community- all for free.[/quote]

    Lets not forget to add that the mappings etc come from someone *who actually plays shows*. While most products are no doubt designed with DJs in mind, especially in the midi world, often the owner of a new product is left with the option of aping the GUI of their dj program, or trying to program their own interface.

    The option of being able to use mappings that were created to give extra functionality by a working DJ is pretty phenomenal, and while I use SSL at work, the fact that I haven’t seen anything comparable to the VCI arcade, nor any of the DJTT mappings for any other platform is a constant pull to get me to jump on the traktor bandwagon.

    +1 to the praise on your continued efforts in promoting digital djing.

    DJ Ally

  • Anonymous

    [quote comment="26309"]1st and great stuff Ean and djtechtools ive been waiting for the post for a while, i think the othe xone dx fail is the price. I mean its a midi controller., i cant wait to th VSM4 review, how does the quality compare to the vsi 100??[/quote]

    VSM4 and VSI 100?!

    Have I missed something? You mean VCM 400 and VCI 100, right?

  • Anonymous

    Haha the Numark guy is the same guy on the promotional videos for the AKAI-LPD 8.

  • LastOne

    This info has just arrived to mi mail, what do you think about it?

    http://www.nextbeat.net/product_overview.html.es

  • Mandingo

    Anyway, no more on Numark guy,,,but why is he wearing a suit. He might have gotten away with it had he been wearing a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Sorry folks but that just sooo funny to me. LMAO!!

  • Mandingo

    Maybe he is a man-lover but who cares. He couldn’t sell himself to man if he tried!

  • Mandingo

    2011

  • http://soundcloud.com/groups/fleater Pete

    [quote comment="26367"]Nice hip-hop from NUMARK-V7′s gay[/quote]
    LOL is this a Freudian slip?

  • Mandingo

    Very simple: Traktor pro+VCI se or arcade+laptop+crane stand+audio 8+(optional) Midi Fighter=Let the good times roll!!! Then sit back and wait for Ean/Djtechtools to team, up again with Vestax for a new Generation controller exclusively to Traktor to clean house. What do think of that Ean? All that you do for us digital dj’s (thx!!)…put it all, and some in one package not too much larger then the VCI100. A djTechtools product-new launch-built by Vestax. Yeah baby!!!
    New year maybe, huh?

  • Mandingo

    …or Hubcaps.

  • Mandingo

    That Numark rep should be selling cars or a better product!

  • http://yosh.promodj.ru/ the yosh

    i mean guy – sorry 4 my bad english

  • http://yosh.promodj.ru/ the yosh

    Nice hip-hop from NUMARK-V7′s gay

  • http://turntablepoetry.com dj professor ben

    One of the first names for it was actually “graphophone.” There were a bunch of other names; I wouldn’t be surprised if someone said “phonogram” along the way, I suppose. But what’s the deal with this S120 anyway, do we really need a new phono cartridge? For Serato? Is “tracking” really a problem for people playing timecode vinyl? I’ll stick with my 447s, thanks.

  • mest42085

    haha. that dude said phonogram.

  • http://www.firestormfilms.com.au josh@firestorm

    [quote comment="26341"]ok, so what does this all mean….what is the industry standard for digital dj’ing? Is it Serato, is it Traktor Pro, or is it something else? Did I buy Traktor only to realize they’re not the best…is Serato pushing all this new gear(Numark) and software relationships(Ableton Bridge) in order to gain the popular vote?

    Does it matter which one you use? Are things going to get standardized in the digital software world as they have in the hardware world(Pioneer CDJ1000 and A&H xone92). Will clubs buy hardware to suit digital dj’s needs for one software over the other or at all? Should it matter? The fact that it’s software should mean less rules and more flexibility.

    People still drag guitars and amps to their gigs…should I care if product X is the all in one solution that fits in my backpack? Will I be less cool with my makeshift setup of multiple studio controllers and midi keyboards?

    Do I have the money to keep up with all this new stuff coming out faster than it breaks down? No, and I’m sure most people don’t. I feel for the newbies, there’s more choice out there than ever before. Choose wisely, learn and own that new piece of gear and avoid jumping on the latest thing.

    I dunno..maybe I’m just ranting about nothing…[/quote]

    the industry standard software will never eventuate.. not like we’d want it to anyhow! if you talk to a hiphop/scratch dj or club then serato would be the industry standard (just look at other blogs/forums/interviews) and traktor would be considered the industry standard for the edm crowd.

    its each to their own and i cant see clubs installing either personally.. although any club worth its weight in shit should install both – surely they can afford to, they arent that expensive on the scheme of things! (they both retail here in Australia for under a $1000 and most clubs would easily turn that over in an hour on a saturday night!)

    ..as far as people looking at you funny for the gear you carry – there will always be brand fanboys (we’ve all come across them on this and other forums and out and about in conversation) i personally dont buy into a brand name. i buy what i do for its function and how i can use it. Allen & Heath wont be having me as a customer anytime soon!

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

    [quote comment="26344"]
    The VSI 100SE /w arcade buttons gives you all that, prevents injury to your hands/wrists and allows for better, faster control. I look at it from the price point and value and I feel dj tech tools still win. Why? Because no one else is supporting their products, giving video tutorials, allowing people to help build a great midi controller.
    trope[/quote]

    Thanks for pointing that out- you pretty much nailed it. Most companies are just trying to sell you some more gear and once you have it, well good luck trying to figure out how to use it! Dj TechTools tries to provide a whole site packed with value including mappings, videos, articles and this community- all for free.

  • Wonder Tripp

    I’ve been following DJ Tech Tools for so many time now, and never posted, that suddenly I felt really bad for not showing my support. Love the work you’re doing, I’m always looking forward for the next post.

    Congratulations, and thank you for your great reviews at NAMM, it’s nearly impossible for me to ever attend it. You gotta teach those “suities” eheh.

    All the greetings from Portugal and thanks for all the knowledge shared in all DJ Tech Tools posts ;)

  • MehdiVancouver

    Would KAOSSILATOR PRO work well with the VCI arcade?

  • http://turntablepoetry.com/blog dj professor ben

    [quote comment="26350"]
    I’m also wondering when editing MIDI inputs in Traktor will become easier. Working in an excel spreadsheet would be easier.[/quote]
    Amen to that. I mean seriously, MIDI mapping in Serato or Ableton is child’s play — intuitive and simple; why can’t Traktor enable this too? I realize you have more control with Traktor but you should have the option of doing it the simple way too, and only have to go into the “spreadsheet” interface for finer control. To have to do that for everything is just arcane.

    IMHO, the two coolest toys from NAMM aren’t covered here at all. Check out Moldover’s new Mojo http://moldover.com/ (or see my writeup on my blog), which is just sick for controlling Ableton with ergonomically arranged arcade buttons. And then there is Korg’s new Wavedrum — http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2009/09/25/korg-wavedrum-demo-videos/ — not really for DJing per se but think of the possibilities. Damn!

  • t

    the numark rep is a bit of a cock.
    Well done to techtools for bringing us the reviews.
    As to the gear on offer very very dissapointing!!!

  • Simple As

    ok so the difference between the KP3 & the Pro is what exactly?

  • J450N N4M3

    Great Job DJTT,
    Lets not get started on another self-loathing trend just because you covered a bunch of new gear. Every frequenter of this site LOVES having access to the latest and greatest gear, and we wouldn’t get that access without you guys. It looks like the takeaway message is that DJTT is so far ahead of the industry curve that none of us were really that impressed. The new synths look dope, and I’m really peaked about those but those are for the production world. When it comes to DJing, your NAMM wrap up just reinforced the fact that you have kept us all more informed, more innovative, and more inspired than what the industry gives us credit for. Any lack-lustre response to the gear is a testament to how deeply you spoil us all. Thank you so much DJTT and keep the reviews coming!!!!!!

  • http://www.djkidhack.com KIDHACK

    I’m surprised there aren’t more touch based offerings this year.

    I’m also wondering when editing MIDI inputs in Traktor will become easier. Working in an excel spreadsheet would be easier.

    Did DJTT have a booth? If so, was the midifighter selling?

    There really needs to be more modular midi controllers.

  • LINGDUM

    The only interested for me with the VSM4 is I can play traktor with it and as the same time with vinyl record via “midilog” (hopefully). It would be nice integration between digital and analog or are there any thing like this in the market that I missed?

    Nobody like the sale guys hahaha. Well, he’s pretty good memorizing technical information, great flow! but I’m not sure that he actually know what they are or how it actually work tho. :D

  • konvexion

    You guys did a great job with these reviews Ean. I’d love to see a review of the latest Traktor update.

    DJTT!!!

  • trope

    I don’t know anything about these midi controllers (I’m a noob), but I do know that 2 x Native Instruments Kontrol X1 = $440 without jog wheels and cross fader and…

    The VSI 100SE /w arcade buttons gives you all that, prevents injury to your hands/wrists and allows for better, faster control. I look at it from the price point and value and I feel dj tech tools still win. Why? Because no one else is supporting their products, giving video tutorials, allowing people to help build a great midi controller.

    But I’m just a noob, just a noob’s observation.

    trope

  • VLNTN

    damn… so a no go on the Xone DX huh?

  • deeco

    ok, so what does this all mean….what is the industry standard for digital dj’ing? Is it Serato, is it Traktor Pro, or is it something else? Did I buy Traktor only to realize they’re not the best…is Serato pushing all this new gear(Numark) and software relationships(Ableton Bridge) in order to gain the popular vote?

    Does it matter which one you use? Are things going to get standardized in the digital software world as they have in the hardware world(Pioneer CDJ1000 and A&H xone92). Will clubs buy hardware to suit digital dj’s needs for one software over the other or at all? Should it matter? The fact that it’s software should mean less rules and more flexibility.

    People still drag guitars and amps to their gigs…should I care if product X is the all in one solution that fits in my backpack? Will I be less cool with my makeshift setup of multiple studio controllers and midi keyboards?

    Do I have the money to keep up with all this new stuff coming out faster than it breaks down? No, and I’m sure most people don’t. I feel for the newbies, there’s more choice out there than ever before. Choose wisely, learn and own that new piece of gear and avoid jumping on the latest thing.

    I dunno..maybe I’m just ranting about nothing…

  • Robbi3

    TEENAGE ENGINEERING OP-1 is a hidden jem. korg nano piano x5

  • dappadub

    YEAH, the OP-1 is sweet! Good job guys

  • Mr.Nicklebe

    The american audio thing looked quite cool apart from the platters which looked like they’re made of the cheapest plastic ever. I won’t be buying one but I think DJTechtools should get their hands on one and make a totally insane mapping for it. Think of the possibilities!

    Great vids from you guys as expected!

    Oh but the guy on the numark video sounded like a massive chicken douche though…

  • tom bruton

    I see your point for 700 quid it should work as advitised. it is a bit of a joke and they have given A amazing product a bad rep due to poor software intergration

  • Berlin

    @Vinicius Hoffmann
    Yeah, u should totally do that. would be something like the tr-1 from vestax but jogable! Freaking awesome!

  • Anonymous

    Nice comment about the guys in suits doing marketing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsczuykVPAE

    Check out this guy marketing the Numark V7. I thought he was being cliche on purpose. Apparently not.

  • http://www.myspace.com/djtonyok DJ Tony OKay

    OK stuff but still nothing AWESOME! or useful for serious Traktor Digital DJs

  • http://www.thefreshpage.com/erwintjoe dj erwin tjoe

    Ean… where’s the Vestax TR-1? what’s your take on that?

    Just recently bought the VCI-100 SE for xmas and haven’t looked back at CDJ’s or vinyl. There are some pretty cool “looking” gear coming out this year, but in my opinion nothing compares to Ean’s VCI-100 SE or Arcade edition as far as build quality and vast versatility. You’d think these companys would pay attention and create a controller that would be universal for all DVS platforms. Instead they want to be platform specific devices with god awful spinning platers. It’s obvious they didn’t learn from Technics epic fail with their SL-DZ1200 cd player.

    What I want to see from Vestax or any company is a controller that is based on a Rotary mixer (ie: Rane 2016, Urei 1620, Bozak, Xone V6). The VCI-100 SE has good knobs, but would be better if they can be replaced or made with silky smooth Alps pots.

  • Double DutchDj

    My apologies of the off topic-ness! Turns out I’m still bitter.

  • Double DutchDj

    Yeah they put pointed the finger at Traktor too and I understand there point. I had the timecode idea put to me after it was too late and it’s a work around I feel stanton should email any registered user’s, before there to hasty and sell like I did. Like I said I love the concept but for the price it should work of the box. And yes I did use darouter.

  • tom bruton

    it is a traktor issue not a stanton one they really should have native support did u use darouter

  • tom bruton

    In response to your comment about your scs 1d. I accept what your saying but if your clever you take the timecode off a cd one cycle like relative mode use bomes to transmite that to traktor as a tone from the movemoent of the record so it see’s it as timecode and you get approx 0.3 degree accuracy on ur control

  • Anonymous

    [quote post="4489"]Still nothing that has pretty much everything!!!
    How hard can it be seriously???
    1. VCI 100 with arcade / large and responsive style buttons
    2. 2 FX banks with the ability to control all 4 fx
    3. 4 faders
    4. Scratch sensitive platters.
    5. Good quality built in soundcard
    Basically a cross between the VCI-100 SE, The VCI-300, and the Xone DX.
    Call it the VCI-1000 or something
    I swear that would be game over.[/quote]

    My thoughts exactly…. Im tired of waiting to buy.. I love the effort that has been made to basically make due with the vci 100 but a soundcard and four dedicated channels with a dedicated effects section is exactly what I will wait for…. until then I’m just going to save up and make due with my turntables.

  • Narbmeister

    [quote post="4489"]Basically a cross between the VCI-100 SE, The VCI-300, and the Xone DX.
    Call it the VCI-1000 or something
    I swear that would be game over.[/quote]

    Q4T bro – why is this so difficult? We all love the VCI SE – I’m getting mine in a couple of weeks but as said above this would be game over. Vestax has had 2 years head start and nothing yet.
    Ean, you have the insider path to Vestax whats the score?

  • Anonymous

    Kaosilator 2 – is sick – sold %100

  • Double DutchDj

    I’ve been doing my best to fend of buying a Techtools vci 100 for nearly a year now, mainly because I’d have to press a modifier to gain access to decks c and d. But if that American Audio Velocity makes it thru your review and gets the Ean Golden magic treatment, cool layovers, arcade buttons and amazing mappings, I think my self and many overs will find it very hard to resist. Yeah its big and heavy but versatility come’s at a price and I think a lot Traktor dj’s are desprate for as much control as pos.
    ++++++
    The DX has to be the best built midi controller on the market and I’d bet my left nut the best sounding too, all the pots feel amazing and the circuitry is built in many modular parts, so if a drink gets knocked on one part of the dx you’d only have to have that area replaced. Plus all the circuit boards are mounted vertically so if you drop it butter side up, the knobs and faders won’t damage the circuitry. It’s a massive shame about it not being an analog mixer, jog wheels and cue buttons are pretty naff, that said tho since when have allan & heath made stuff geared towards that end of the market. I appreciate the pedigree, but its simply too expensive.
    ++++++
    Apart from the American Audio the nicest and most welcome surprise for me was the Kaosillator pro, I bet I’m not the only one who wants to run one thru Traktors fx. I loved the little yellow original despite its cheap toyish plastic housing it generated some amazing sounds. Now with its pro make over you’d be able to control those sounds accurately. What I really love about the Kaosillator pro is once you’ve chosen a key, musical scales within that key are all defined for you, genius! The only trick I think they missed is the option to model your own synth on a computer and then drag it in to the box, with korg’s truly epic background in synth’s I don’t think it would of been much of a stretch to of added this. The options then would of been virtually endless.
    +++++++
    @Tom bruton, I brought the stanton scs 1d and sold it within a week, as it was simply the worst scratch interface on the market. apart from simple slow baby scratch’s and very very slow transform’s its virtually impossible to scratch on because of the huge amount of sticker drift as it only use’s midi, The concept was great, but even the rotary’s felt slightly different from one another. I appreciate your fear’s on Numark, but the Ns7 really bucks there tradition of being a budget brand. I’ve only played on one at the UK BPM but I was staggered by how quickly I got used to a 7inch platter and how 100% accurate it is for scratching as it kept up with every move I could throw at it. After spending £650 ($1000-ish) on the scs 1d I went to the stanton forums spat my dummy out and launched all my toys out of my pram, in response to my childish shameful rant I got fair explanation from neomic, which helped. But in the end I realized I was expecting to much from midi in regards to accurate scratching, despite static platters the vci 100 is still the best I’ve come across for scratch control via midi. But to get REAL scratching out of Traktor via controller N.I. will have to make a controller like itch’s vci 300 or the Ns7 which use’s there own HID protocol code.
    ++++++++
    @ Ean If you don’t get the point of the Ns7, it’s most probably because your not a scratch dj. Moving platter controllers are mainly aimed at scratch dj’s and for me mark’s the beginning of the end(sort of) for the real turntable, but at the same time set in stone the turntable as a control surface. There lighter, smaller and have know needles to worry about. But not every one buys controllers for there practical reasons alone, the only reason I still use dvs is for scratching. Otherwise I would of jumped on the controller band wagon a long time ago. If a moving platter controller comes out with proper scratch control over Traktor, I wouldn’t have to put up with non 100% stability of time code, plus I’d have freedom to take advantage of a lot more features with being able to use sync lock.
    ++++
    Thanks for the great coverage Ean, did you do any routines at Namm? I’m sure everyone would love to see them if you did!

  • deeeea

    OP-1 looks very very cool.

  • Tamay

    Love those kind of reviews first looks at thise exciting new products.
    A shame that Numarks NS7 Players wont come cheap at all and that the Xone Mixer will probably break the bank too.
    About the VSM4.. Im looking foward to some more intensive tests when its been released. It looks like a very cool controller even if the jogs might not be the best.. But still there has to be another downside that makes it possible to place it at such a low price point.
    Maybe the lack of a good Soundcard inside the controller or a high latency…

    But we still miss a good competitor to the vci 100.. considering that it wouldnt be the same without those custom mappings from dj tt.

  • http://www.onetimemusic.co.uk djmaxone

    Still nothing that has pretty much everything!!!

    How hard can it be seriously???

    1. VCI 100 with arcade / large and responsive style buttons
    2. 2 FX banks with the ability to control all 4 fx
    3. 4 faders
    4. Scratch sensitive platters.
    5. Good quality built in soundcard

    Basically a cross between the VCI-100 SE, The VCI-300, and the Xone DX.

    Call it the VCI-1000 or something

    I swear that would be game over.

    That guy in the suit is a massive tool!

  • Paco Loco

    Thanks for the vids – worth the wait.

    Looks like the hotcue buttons on the Xone DX could be ripe for an arcade mod…!!

    Regarding the price of the Xone DX, people should bear in mind that it includes a full version of the Itch software, and a top quality 20 channel soundcard which must be worth a similar amount to the NI Audio 8.
    So I would say half the price is really taken up by these things and the other half by the midi controller itself – when you look at it that way it seems pretty good value for the quality you are getting.
    I guess if you are a Traktor user it sucks to have to pay for the Itch software which you will never use though… maybe A&H will release a cheaper version without the bundled software at some point.

  • Fresh

    Thanks for the reviews.

  • Vinicius Hoffmann

    Hi Ean!
    Can we take out the jogwheel on VMS4 and put something else on? You can sell a modified version of VMS4 without jogwheels and with 8 arcade buttons plus touchable slides (like scs.3m) on each side or two playstation joysticks :D
    It’s possible to plug the midifigther motherboard on a piece of hardware like VMS4?
    The Jogwheels takes too much room and i personaly don’t like it.

  • Bryan J

    [quote comment="26314"]Everyone has beards.[/quote]
    haha! yeah

  • tom bruton

    the needles seem good and as the tone is almost the same as traktor should also work very well. As for controllers that are like turntables I personally like them. Im a big fan of the stanton scs 1d give you alot of control that you normally would not have. however I do not like the numark ones in question. but im bias as im not a fan of numark as all there stuff seems to break

  • Lundmark

    Everyone has beards.

  • http://www.holotropik.com holotropik

    Shame about the Xone DX :(

  • djkingpin

    some cool stuff they got there

  • Jeditekk

    Awesome reviews. That Numark rep is a total screwball for sure. There’s nothing like the vci se though.

  • Caper

    1st and great stuff Ean and djtechtools ive been waiting for the post for a while, i think the othe xone dx fail is the price. I mean its a midi controller., i cant wait to th VSM4 review, how does the quality compare to the vsi 100??