Vestax VCI-300
Vestax VCI-300

VCI-300, MIDI Control Surface for DJ from Vestax in the VCI series.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 21 reviews )
 11 reviews52 %
 5 reviews24 %
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Audience: Advanced users
Audiofanzine FR10/24/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Vestax VCI-300
(Originally written by /translated from Audiofanzine FR)

One month of intensive use.
After hesitating a lot, I chose this control surface to mix my hip hop/electro/d&b MP3 files without having to carry around two turntables and my vinyl records.

Pros: jog wheel precision! You can pitch the speed of any track by slightly tapping the sides of the jog wheels, and the results are as good as with vinyl. Scratching feels almost the same as with a real vinyl record, although, it's true, you need some time to get used to it. The crossfader is terribly good. The mixer is really sexy. It's big, solid and the pots are not cheap... nothing to complain about, it's a Vestax! The Serato software is somewhat basic but good: I love the graphic interface which allows you to see track scrolling, making it perfect for track matching.

Cons: the software has no effects for individual tracks and you can't even insert effects since the mixer works with its own sound card! Some delay, reverb, flanger effects would be much appreciated. I hope the next version does include some new effects so I can rate it 10/10.

I also tried the VCI100 which works very well but doesn't have enough precision and is too small!

I know it's not cheap, I bought it for 660 euros after bargaining at the store, but now I have the MP3 mixing tool I had always been looking for. Nevertheless, don't forget that you get a Vestax mixer (with a very good croosfader) + a sound card + a mixing software, all for the same price.
To wrap it up, this is the best virtual mixing tool I've ever used.

Allkiller001's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A real treat!"

Vestax VCI-300
I use it for a year and a half.

I have a Behringer BCD3000 before and I tested a Hercules (the difference is obvious, it is more of a toy!)

-Very easy to handle.
Jog-touch adjustable (precise)
Excellent sound quality (even with mp3)
-Very strong, perfect finish!
-Combined with the VFX-1 it is very complete.

The least (because it must be one):
Crossfader-a bit fragile for stractcheurs crazy!

The price / quality ratio is excellent, even if it is a bit expensive to buy you will not regret!

I Refer this choice with his eyes closed while the Controller Allen & Heath looks really pretty!

hemjay's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I'm addicted!"

Vestax VCI-300
I use it for more than a year after I did the hand on the VCI-100.

The fact that the VCI-300 is fully dedicated to Itch: no more sleepless nights mapping!
Touch is exceptional, latency 0: Awesome! (Since I have a Macbook pro), (with my old PC I could not imagine connecting the VFX, or record! Too many bugs)
Practical compact and coupled to the VFX-1 I have everything I need!
It is a beautiful machine which I never get tired! (Even Itch 2.0!)

The only downside if you wander around it is quite sensitive and I have to regularly adjust the sensitivity!

It is expensive but the rewards are worth it!

I would definitely do it again this election!

jb40's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vestax VCI-300
For how long have you been using it?
I use it for over a year now

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
No, just a pack numark total control, nothing have!

What thing do you like most/least about it?

most: the quality of scratch is also impressive, and the many possible settings above

Cons: may be some bugs to report with itch

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
The price / quality ratio is pretty good, although I find it're still a little expensive

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Do not know, I do not mix too much more on mp3

sebastien kazan05/31/2010

sebastien kazan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Simply brilliant"

Vestax VCI-300
I use it for over a year now.
I had already tried the VCI 100 and NS7 before purchasing.

The pros:
+ Connection and installation in 10 minutes
+ Getting Started immediate, easy to mix
+ Jogs most accurate
+ Onboard sound
+ Mobility incredible (just as your buddy has an Internet connection, simply get an external hard drive with your MP3, download the app on serato and presto, here we go!)
+ Knobs very strong
+ Possibility to save 4 loops on the same MP3

The -
- The 2 volume buttons a little light (to quibble)
- Damage that is not sold directly to the bag

Very good value for money, there is a certain budget, but it's worth it.
With experience, I would do without a doubt the choice. I even used several times in the evening, plugged directly into the mixing desk to the bar and once on radio.
In a word, go for it!

tyman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vestax VCI-300
Hello everybody,
I have a VCI300 + VFX1 last week and frankly I find it well despite some opinions that might discourage some.

FYI I have owned a lot of set, the VMX Denon 2600 + 300 (in the beginning), then the Numark 5000FX then CDJ1000Mk2 Xone62 + (best) NS7 then a (really good) and to go on holiday an Vci.

What I like about this product is dejas weight (no photo), it is quite well done, it recognized all my point of N7 and the ai is even reconvertie.Il well built (good impression).
What I do not do is to mobilize 2 USB port for the two elements, then the position of cetain button (as celuit adjustment Durt trays) ... that's all for now.

True, it is expensive (as is everything), but must look carefully his moves.
For those who hesitate to go, it's a very good controller, not at the NS7 is on but it must be pro détoure.Memme for running all weekend

spark972's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Rather average ..."

Vestax VCI-300
I recently purchased a product that was but I knew / used for some time.

What I love most, the system of hot cues / loops, what I like least is the extremely poor quality of the integrated sound card that I discovered to my cost at the first big release.

I tried VCI100, NS7, Digital Jockey, HC4500 and many others.

The quality / price new is terrible, it's robbery: 700 € for it?!?
Barely better than VCI100 not already famous, I am very disappointed with the product that remains a luxury gadget for fun at home and does not provide the weight in volume.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vestax VCI-300

VCI 700 is simply the best controller at the moment ... NS-7 before NUMARK
but it is more in the same price range

with several nightclubs, I equipped all my points with VCI 300

advantage: SERATO simply no latency

the controller in turn is solid, reliable, while the crossfader is changed regularly (regular hip hop night, with many DJs familiar with solid tables ECLER ...)

Otherwise no complaints, everything holds up, the solid, reliable and

level design, the machine is simple and makes pro, after various tests in total control, and OMNI CONTROL (also very good in their price range) DJs prefer the interface SERATO, unavoidable

in a bar atmosphere electric, the cross fader to view more than 9 months of intensive use in intensive solid! all parts are interchangeable via VESTAX, so no worries for the pros hip hop, provide a set of cross fader per season, nothing really bad (a table VESTAX quality consumes just less ...)
go, a 9 / 10 because perfection is made to never be reached!

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vestax VCI-300
In my opinion, I tried this mixer in the store, I have a very funny impression of fragility for a price of 700 €

- The software is very décevent Stato live by refpect to trakor 3 LE
- Sound card too low in quality compared to the console
- Consple very fragile for such a high price € 700

+ Color
+ Its easy to mix

For my part I vivelent advises not to buy this console and buy the VCI-100

redgabber's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vestax VCI-300
- How long have you use it?
4 months

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
The +: compact, prcise, intgre sound card, a monitor output, quality of knobs, control of the software without a keyboard / mouse
the -: quality of jogs quite mdiocre: intensive use of the game appears fairly tt and sensitivity suffers. I think even send him to SAV. There is also a wheel SETTING THE hardness of a job that is veiled and rubs.
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Yes, Vci 100. Surface vci 100 but too small and no sound card intgre
- How do you report qualitprix?
Average ratio. The manufacturing quality is average.
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
No. The quality is mdiocre for intensive use.

[edit 07/10/2009] APRS 11 months of use, large dception ... My fears are confirmed: pass the first signs of weakness of jogs, I confirm the reliability TRSM diocre of this plate. It starts as collateral. Reason: Total loss of sensitivity even re-APRS rglage, the use of jogs became impossible, high stakes in the axis for the two plates. and is dial rglage dsaxe too. Serato ITCH gnial version 1.1 is ... and version 2.0 will be even better <span style="text-decoration: underline;">yet, I'm not a nag I do not scratch, I mix the pitch. Then imagine those who scratch</span> ... I have a normal use of this machine ... except that I use often ... is this bad?