Pro-Music-News DJ-Section

DJ = VCI-300, Computer and Headphones

Sharing their technology and compiled feedback from Pro DJ's and users from around the world, Vestax and Serato have created a dedicated DJ USB MIDI / Audio system and software offering control. The VCI-300 is a dedicated USB MIDI controller for the included Serato DJ software. It also comes with a built in audio interface with standard 4in/4out and headphone connection, which means all you need for DJing is the VCI-300, a laptop and a set of headphones.
New features such as the 'Emergency Thru Switch' which avoids the sound from stopping when the computer freezes is an added feature from study of user feedback. Another is the new weight reduced JOG wheel and the adjustable JOG wheel torque mechanism to avoid vibration from low frequency feedback.
The VCI-300 can control more than 90 parameters and functions of the included Serato software with high resolution MIDI signals sent via USB. The pulse resolution of the JOG wheel and pitch control fader is four times higher than the VCI-100 and provides precise control of each function. The pitch control fader also shares the same high quality fader parts of the input fader for advanced operability.
The built-in audio interface carries a Audio Codec IC with superb audio characteristic, generated by a delta-sigma modulation 24 bit stereo D/A-A/D converter. Audio connection includes a stereo input, a microphone input and two stereo outputs (Master L/R, Monitor L/R).
A 12 level LED L/R indicator is set in the center of the top panel to monitor sound levels. Audio files in the software library can be easily selected and controlled with the Crates / FilesI / Browse key and the cursor switch inherited from the VCM-100.
The Emergency Thru Switch located on the rear panel is a countermeasure feature to avoid sound from stopping when the computer freezes. It instantly switches the output source from the computer to other audio players connected to the VCI-300. The torque of each JOG wheel can be adjusted to prevent them from moving from low frequency feedback and altering the pitch when using the VCI-300 in such places like clubs. The fader curve of each fader can be adjusted to the preferred characteristics for long mixes, scratching and any other style.
Further features include optimal gain and BPM calculation, Set and store Cue-points, input and mix recording capability, AIFF, WAV, MP3 and AAC audio file support, and built-in multi-lingual help tools with Serato customer support and software update.
The next product to be released by Vestax is the VCM-600 DJ-MIDI-controller.
© 10/2008 pro-music-news™
© 1997 © 2008 Pro-Music-News™. All rights reserved. Thank you for visiting Pro-Music-News™.