[NAMM] Vestax Typhoon
Vestax’s Typhoon now ships with Virtual DJ software featuring Typhoon faceplate graphics.
Atomix Productions Inc. has developed a custom version of Virtual DJ for Typhoon. The software’s interface is designed to emulate the look and feel of the Typhoon’s carbon fiber control surface so that the user can see which functions in the software are manipulated by the Typhoon’s controls. Typhoon can also run with a commercial DJ software that accepts MIDI control.
Typhoon features two touch-sensitive, backlit, dual-action platters based on Vestax’s VCI-300 platter technology. Sensors are designed to provide “realistic analog scratch action on the top surfaces,” while the outside edges offer “pitch-bend for mix blending.”
Typhoon’s chassis features carbon fiber graphics and houses controls that are usable in both scratching and club mix applications. Its USB buss-powered design plugs into a Mac or PC.
Track and master gain levels can be monitored via 3-step and 5-step LED meters. Connectivity include a USB buss port and stereo RCA audio outputs, microphone input and headphone monitor outputs. The back panel also houses sensitivity level adjustments for the touch sensors. The control section located above the platters includes controls for tempo, gain, loop creation, and 3-band EQ sliders.
Typhoon weighs 3.3 pounds and measures 14 inches across, fitting into a 15-inch laptop bag.
Typhoon with custom Virtual DJ software is now shipping and available.
For more information, visit www.vestax.com.
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