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Vestax VCI-400 Professional MIDI and Audio DJ Controller with Built in Mixer
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- 4 virtual-deck controls with Instant Deck Select
- Included overlays: Serato DJ Intro, Virtual DJ LE 4 Decks, Traktor Pro2, Blank (for user customization)
- Highly responsive stress-free soft touch buttons
- Transport buttons with maximum 3 banks of mapping
- Premium full-bit sound quality generated by a low latency high resolution 24bit/48kHz soundcard
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The Vestax VCI 400 is the hardware solution for DJs who have been seeking an instrument that perfectly adapts to their style of performance. Shifting compatibility from bundled DJ software to any DJ software has made the VCI 400 the most versatile and intuitive DJ controller in its league. Along with its excellent ability to customize control assignments, the VCI 400 and its ergonomic 4 channel layout provides perfect control for standard DJ software operation. The latest v2.0 firmware enables channels C and D to function as a stand alone mixer, adding more flexibility and setup options. The highly intuitive control surface features iconic Vestax high resolution jog wheels with torque and sensitivity control. The highly responsive multi mode transport section triggers layers of controls instantly, which is perfect for finger drummers and controllerists. All buttons are backlit with high intensity LEDs, and along with the built in LED Meter input faders, the VCI 400 provides excellent visual support for DJs in any environment. The VCI 400 filters were designed to enable precise sweeps, and the low frequency response was designed to comply with sound systems in large venues. The integrated audio interface uses a studio grade asynchronous USB streaming system to provide low latency, bit perfect audio at 24 bit/48 kHz resolution. This advanced audio system combines a dual core digital processor with carefully selected analog components, to deliver a clear and powerful sound. On the road or in the studio, the VCI 400 simply sounds awesome. The customize capability of the VCI 400 is like no other, and provides options that will spark your imagination. The Vestax VCI 400 works with any DJ software that has a MIDI learn function. With more than 200 assignable parameters, you will have plenty of room to fit the controls of the software you use. The VCI 400 has the best options to fit your style and control needs.
Top Customer Reviews
As for the controller its build quality is immediately apparent when comparing it to other gear. Everything looks great and feels very solid. I feel that the VCI has a perfect size. It's small enough to be portable and fit alongside other gear. Yet despite it's relatively small size everything feels easily usable. The knobs have plenty of space between them and they're big enough to use in quick-finger moments. On many forums some people have expressed disapproval in how quickly the jogs work with traktor. Personally, I have latency lowered to 13ms and I find there to be no noticeable latency between jog manipulation and response in the Traktor software. I am using an i7 powered machine and i'm sure this makes a good difference.
The sound quality is excellent and with a 24bit soundcard that's no surprise. I don't have the trained ear of a veteran producer/engineer but I can feel the clean signal and clean powered volume noticeably when pumping 24bit .wav songs.
The setup is fairly simple for Traktor. The gear flashes firmware up and down very stably and should you mess something up it's usually a quick fix. The VCI support community is by no means as large as the S4's, but it's good enough to support confidence.
Only gripes are that my first controller didn't work properly. On the first-shipped controller the jogs wouldn't properly register pressure. Excellent customer service paid for shipment back to their shipping facility and another VCI was shipped to me in a few days. My only other gripe is that the large red filter knobs each give different levels of resistance when used. This has evened out with some use, but I think at this price such small issues shouldn't exist.
Overall I love this piece of gear and it beckons to be in a relationship. With reliable soft care I'm sure I'll be using this piece of kit for many years to come.
I've always loved the Vestax jogs. Yes I primarily use them for cueing and nudging, but resolution and precision are still important! I'm using it primarily with Traktor, but tried some other programs. Used with Mixxx or other software, the wheels are very about as tight as a non-HID scratch can be. WIth Traktor, well, it scratches like Traktor. :) Ugh. But that's not the VCI's fault. The wheels feel great. The non-metallic side of the wheels is very narrow, and I have found myself accidentally stopping tracks when attempting to nudge them. Am considering aftermarket wheels with a slightly wider nudge zone, but fortunately this is actually an option. :)
One negative about the wheels--the resistance can be adjusted by turning the knob in the middle. If you loosen it too far, the internal spring clips can come unseated and then the wheels feel awful--you need to remove the three screws and lift off the wheels to set the clips back onto their seats. Mine was used and in fact had come loose like this when I got it. Maybe that's why the seller wasn't using it? :) Anyway, it's an easy fix but something to be aware of.
Audio latency is good and low, sound quality is great (unlike the "hard" 1k emphasis of my old Numark), and it's plug-and-play on El Capitan. The hardware mixer channels sound great, the EQ isn't a full-kill EQ but sonically good, and the filter has a slight peak to it. Headphone amp is very loud.
There are lots of controls laid out very usably. If you scratch, you probably won't be in love with the crossfader, but if you scratch you'll be replacing that with an innofader most likely.
It's good gear. But you don't need me to tell you that because everybody else also did. :)
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