Vestax have just released a new professional USB MIDI controller compatible with both Window and Mac. They tell us that the VCI-100 is simple and stylish and packed with features such as a high resolution JOG wheel, hardware CF curve control and top quality faders and switches. Native instrument Inc.'s TRAKTOR 3 LE is bundled in, allowing users who don't have software to play and use it right away.
Hereâ€™s some of the details directly from the Vestax website:
The VCI-100 is highly PROFESSIONAL with a JOG wheel built with sensor and control technology from our turntables. Also featured is a variable curve generator that controls the crossfader curve from the hardware with original faders. The VCI-100 is built with high quality mechanical parts and a PCB designed for accurate and stable operation.
- 90 parameters of various software are assignable to the VCI-100's control section via USB MIDI IN/OUT.
- The JOG wheel is constructed with a high-resolution pulse sensor; touch sensor and acrylic platter mechanism. With this combination, operations such as pitch bending, scanning and scratching can be performed with speed and accuracy.
- The resistance value of the fader movement is AD converted and sent to the software along with curve information created by the CPU inside the VCI-100. Therefore, you can adjust the crossfader curve to your preference whether or not the software you use has curve control.
- The DATA SEND LED and JOG wheel SENSOR LED provides clear visual of the current status to assist in an authentic play mode in real time.
- The power source is selectable from USB bus-power and the exclusive power adaptor. (For best performance and stable operation, please use the power adaptor if the computer's power capacity is low or if using a USB hub)
- There are no issues if you don't have software to operate. TRAKTOR LE (Native Instrument Inc.) is bundled to the VCI-100 with exclusive control assignment files.
- The VCI-100 provides simple plug & play working with Apple and Windows computers.
- Compatible with all software that allows MIDI control assignment. Each software's samples of MIDI control assignment files will be available at www.vestax.com soon.
- The metal body is almost the same size as a standard Laptop, thin but highly durable, compact and convenient for transportation.
Pricing and Availability:
The VCI-100 will be in the stores February for Europe and Ocseania and March for the US. Contact your local Vestax distributor for prices and other information.