Vestax PMC-580 Pro user reviews
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- (Originally written by UraHellios/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
In a few words:
One effect per channel and the possibility to add them all up to the master effects.
Put into practice, master effects come after the channel effects in the signal path.
For example: If you use the tremolo master effect (sound fading in and out)
and a delay effect in one channel, the delay will only be audible when the master effect
On the right side you can choose the reference time by pushing the buttons.
Once you choose the reference time (e.g. one beat), you can edit the multiplier ratio individually
on each channel and on the master.
That applies to all tempo-sync'd effects.
So you can actually have a 3/4-beat delay on channel 1, a 2-beat
loop on channel 2 and a 1/4-beat tremolo on the master.
(it's only an example, the result probably sounds like crap).
You can edit the crossfader curve as well as the curve of all 4 faders (one control for all four).
You can set the EQs to ISO (+10dB / cut), EQ (+/-12dB) and Off.
I'll give you a good advice: Read the documentation before you buy the mixer because it has lots of comprehensive functions which I cannot list here without forgetting a bunch of them.
Down to the point, regarding specs: highest mark
- The manual is pretty clear. The mixer is very well thought out and can be set up in a few seconds.
They could have been less scrupulous on certain things
(handling of external effects and effects priority isn't clear enough for me)
- Noise... yes, when the master is set to the maximum...
But your brain would probably blow up as soon as you start to hear noise because by then the output is absurdly powerful.
So there are no real problems with noise!
The EQs are perfect!
In ISO mode, they really isolate :o
I could hear slight residual frequencies when I cut the bass range with my
Nuo 5, but here I only hear mid and high frequencies.
Perhaps because of a different frequency band setting and a better cut.
Anyway, I like it and my neighbor too.
The overall sound is excellent (effects, EQs, etc.)
- Overall Opinion
- I hate:
That the loops lose sync too fast (it's subtle but
after 30 seconds the drums are doubled).
The master-effects button is so big
that it actually rubs against the mixer making everything a bit uncomfortable.
(you can easily solve this problem placing a piece of paper between the plastic part and the
metallic part, but it's quite embarrassing in this price range)
The FX return is routed to the master output only (I would love to be able to record the effects
I created too)
No fader start.
I tested a Nuo 5 and the Djm 400/600/800.
They are not so good.
With loops a bit more precise, a better FX return and a fader start function, it would be
absolutely perfect xD
It was less expensive than its far cousin Djm800 and I would buy it again without hesitation.
User reviews in other languages
- - How many lanes, bus attendant, of dparts, returns ...)?
1 channel with 3 micro effects, talk over etc ...
1 box excellent effect by (more than the master)
Send an external return
Xlr a booth or other
1 xlr master or other
so what ...
- What is the type of connectors (RCA, Jack, XLR ...)?
Master and booth XLR and jack ...!
ENTERED numriques coaxial for CD decks!
Output also numrique
- The effects section is it intgre? ...
The 4 boxes of each tract effects are superb! Really nice effects, much less corny than the djm700/800! Me who does not in gnral effects and never use them on djm, I love those vestax (trs trs filter is bad!)
Ditto for the effect of the master box, which has filter / flanger / phaser / delay / tremolo etc. that are ger via LFO tempo chosen according to the (outstanding choice of tempo! Time of 8 1 / 8, to 3 / 4 and 2 / 3!)
The two types of effects boxes do absolutely not duplicate!
Not really, the effects of PCHE and an efficiency to a serious Phra djm!
- What is the precision of chantillonage (bits / kHz)?
24 bit / 192 kbps
- - The configuration gnrale Is it easy?
all hands on! the console may appear "charge" on the photos but it is not in use! The EQ is great space and manipulate gniaux (knobs bolt the console, the Rodec ...)
Faders incredible, "a little hard" like a DJM800
Fully paramtrable in cut / linear / exponential via the knob in facade
Cross trs cool too tough trs, which cut or not (adjustable)
I am an apartment on the quality of manufacturing the console: amazing! It's heavy, solid ca approach perfection on this point! It is above Allen & Heath and Rane, the same level as Rodec level of manufacturing quality!
Faders incredible bolt knobs, knob shape gniale
Given perfect meters, slightly shorter than those of a pioneer but hey, trsractifs
The rear panel of the console connector sets the tone for the quality of manufacture and live shows that we are dealing a console that is designed for professionals (XLR double, double Jack, Input Output numriques, 4 phono, USB interface (a sound card output 1 of 1 I guess, not test)
The push buttons are of excellent quality there's nothing that moves under the console, everything is perfectly done.
Not understand the history of the knob that rubs the console of the notice of before ...
Ms. bother to compare the quality of manufacture with a pioneer ... (I like the pioneers, however!)
- Excellent sound, a potato exceptional! (Again, nothing to do with a djm700/800)
The gains are standards, the master too!
The sound-General for the console is extremely powerful, fit in, sharp, severe bangs ca!
The EQ mode "eq + - 12 dB" reminiscent of a Rodec! Perfect for those who like to mix the old!
The EQ mode "kill / iso" gniaux are too! It cut in serious serious! Knob 3 shots = more sound coming
Frquences The cuts are perfect! In the positive, the EQs are doing remarkably well, and especially music is really "fit in" again.
- Overall Opinion
- I have recently, I am incredibly surprised by the quality of manufacture and the sound!
Retain only two things about the sound: powerful and comes in! Sound crazy, the bass boost EQ are great!
Aesthetically it is beautiful, it imposes severe
Quality price ratio: it's expensive, yes! But it's better than a DJM800 any level, so it's a little more ... My goodness!
Ideal for those seeking a mix "club" but who wants to not only get out of his way and potato effects and archi-known pioneer, and who wants "to dmarquer" and most of all have serious effects that send , which are not tacky (even the flanger (was not done yet more cheesy!) go well, it is you say) and most of all have a trs his incisive, powerful, all that hard !
I think the sound is better than Pioneer, Rane, Ecler etc ... (More punchy)
Diffrent a xone sound again but the more incisive of the master xones I really like too is diffrent tell us (in spirit, would be made to the xone mixer "deep" then that would be made to vestax mixer "electro" ... you follow me!? although in one way or the other, there is no restriction!)
I do not compare particularly UREI 1603 or technics SHMZ1200 ...
Ma Premire vestax! Ben whore, I'm on the ass ... !
She is beautiful ...