We read the signs of a dying Vestax Corporation a few months ago in an article - and now it has been officially confirmed in Japanese media. The Tokyo-based hardware manufacturer of DJ gear has declared bankruptcy.
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.
DJ Woody cue point juggling with the rare-yet-powerful Vestax Controller One turntable
Serato is rolling out yet another batch of supported controllers for Serato DJ, ITCH’s replacement that debuted last year. The new version of Serato DJ, 1.1.2, makes the software compatible with the Numark NS6, the Vestax VCI-400, and the Pioneer DDJ-WeGO. In addition, the update includes a few new features and bug fixes that might […]
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 […]
Today Vestax announced a new controller in their VCI lineup of digital gear, the VCI-380. It’s a long awaited replacement for the VCI-300, which started off as the go-to Itch controller but was soon left behind by more advanced entries from Pioneer and Numark. The 380 offers one element that might pique the interest of […]
One of the fondest memories of DJs who’ve been around since the pre-digital watershed is finding new music. When vinyl was still king it was an adventure to head to the record store, don some headphones and put the new records on the shop’s player – a ‘no scratching or back-cueing’ sign never too far […]