Una de esas noticias sorpresa, vamos que no te la esperas…o sea que miras en la web de vestax cada día y no aparece ninguna noticia, vamos que te la cuelan a sí de sopetón, sin avisar, a traición…mmm, en fin una nueva controladora de la firma Vestax, que por lo visto solo se puede adquirir en la Apple Store de Mac, ¿porque en esta tienda?, pues porque esta controladora esta orientada en exclusiva a los usuarios de Macintosh, de echo y al igual que la VCI-300 con el software ITCH, esta controladora se integra a la perfección con el software djay3.0.
November 6th, 2009 – This Monday, Vestax will be releasing its new DJ controller, Spin, in Canadian and US Apple stores. I admit that I’m not always the first to hear about DJ gear, but shouldn’t there have been some fanfare and hype about it building up to this launch?!
Contrary to DJ’s and controllerists who are pissed off that Vestax released a “low end” controller to appeal to the DJ Hero playing kids, I am super excited about this. It’s set to retail for $249 USD, and includes the controller, a microphone (for Lil’ Jon style shout outs no doubt) and Djay software. The controller is the thing to get excited about, as you get a built-in soundcard, high resolution jog wheels, and EQ faders.
For that pricepoint, I can’t think of any manufacturers off the top of my head that include both the controller and a built-in soundcard. Of course, the Vestax Spin isn’t built with metal or as nice faders and knobs as its big brothers the VCI-100 or the VCI-300. Even in the pictures, you can tell that it’s not a “pro” level product.
Quite frankly, its low end status doesn’t bother me. Add an additional MIDI trigger for cue points and you could have a serious little set up for a very affordable price. According to the DJ Techtools article, the Spin is MIDI compliant meaning that, although it’s set up to work with Djay software right now, it could be mapped to Traktor Pro.
- Built-in sound card
- Touch sensitive hi-res jog wheels
- Mic input
- Mix record function
- Discreet headphone outputs
- Automix and beat sync functions
- USB power
- Dimensions: 14”(w) x 9.5” (h) x 1.5”(d)
- Controller Weight: 3.2 lbs
- Spin (DJ midi controller)
- Microphone with adapter
- USB Cable
- djay 3 with license key
- User manual (Set-up basic guide)
- 1/8” to 1/4” adapter for headphone or microphone
PRICE: $249.95 (includes Djay 3)