Vestax introduces the VCI-380, a 2-channel DJ controller with a built-in DJ mixer, FSR pads and bundled with Serato ITCH.
The VCI-380 will make its debut at Frankfurt MusikMesse 2012 in Germany.
The VCI-380 is a 2-channel DJ controller with a built–in mixer. You can mix, scratch, cue, effect, sample, trigger, loop and slice.
The FSR pads inherited from the Vestax Pad-ONE are velocity sensitive and controls after-touch. Each pad triggers the 5 performance modes; Slicer, Roll, Sampler, Loop and Hot Cue of Serato ITCH, and enables a function of the VCI-380 named Pad FX. This feature, which applies FX to the 5 performance modes using after touch, creates combinations to manipulate music. Parameters for Pad FX can be altered with the ribbon control, which also swipes, holds and needle drops tracks.
The jog wheels from the Vestax VCI series have a new structure and larger platters. The LED needlepoint embedded in the jog wheel provides visual monitoring, indicating the decks playback position. The torque of the jog wheels can be adjusted to the DJs preference, and as like all VCI series controllers touching the sides of the jog wheels can bend the pitch of a track.
The VCI-380 functions as a stand-alone mixer, which enables connection with external devices such as CD players, turntables, MP3 players and DVS systems through its hybrid RCA phono/line inputs. Along with standard Trim, EQ, and fader curve control, the two filter knobs function as Hi-pass filters. The built in 24Bit/48kHz audio interface based on technology developed with the Vestax VCI-400, features BIT-Perfect audio powered by an asynchronous USB streaming system.
The VCI-380 was designed with Serato, and takes control of ITCH and its features. As a general midi controller, the VCI-380 is also compatible with other DJ midi software.
Pricing & Availability:
$999/€799/£699 – Spring 2012
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