Some potentially sad news reached our inbox this morning as a Japanese reader tipped us off that Vestax Corporation has apparently "ceased operations as of August 31st" (according to a Japanese news source). While unconfirmed, this doesn't come as a big surprise. Vestax has been noticeably missing from action over the past few years. Lacking any new products at NAMM 2014, the trusted manufacturer was also completely absent from the recent BPM tradeshow in the UK leading many to wonder if a demise was near.
As the little $20 DJ software that could, Algoriddim Djay has been stepping up its hardware support game. Two compact new controllers — Vestax Spin 2 and Pioneer DDJ-WeGo — natively support Djay with a sub-$350 price tag and then divert from there. The Spin 2 directly connects to iPad and iPhone, but only for […]
As live streaming DJ sets becomes more and more popular, Vestax has predicted that there will be a market for a hardware mixing board specifically for switching audio and video that’s headed onto the web. The PBS-4 seems fit to do just that – with a variety of video and audio inputs that allow for […]
Continuing a long week of pre-BPM gear announcements, Vestax has announced that they’ve been working on a second version of the Spin, the Spin2. The unit takes the portability and slim package of the original Spin and applies it to workflow and usage, in that it’s designed to work seamlessly with the desktop, iPad, and […]