Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Vestax VCI-400 overview video!

Just saw the video above on digitaldjtips...

Damn the more I look at it the more I want it!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

I wont bore you with this as I am sure your facebook / twitter / whatever is probably filled with news of Steve Jobs's passing away, just wanna share something quick

My typical day consists of waking up in the morning to the sound of my iPhone's alarm...

Checking my email on my iMac as I have my coffee...

Pack up my Macbook Pro into  my school back as I make my way to Uni...

On the Way to Uni, I pump up some tunes while browsing the web using my iPhone...

When I arrived at school, I would either be on my Macbook Pro or the school's own Desktop Mac Pro stations, or the Mac Pros in the school studios...

After school, make my way home, again my iPhone is always in my hand coz i would either listen to my playlists or just do some random browsing online...

At home I would use my iPad 2 to catch up on episodes of Breaking Bad, The Big Bang Theory, and other awesome TV Series that I follow

Plus when I get the time, I would hook up my DJ Gear to my Macbook Pro running Traktor Pro 2 and spend some time jamming!

Yes I am an iAddict, iFanboy, iWhore, whatever you call it!

The whole point of this post is that, I am sure I am not the only one with a similar pattern on their Daily Lives. Apple products have become a part of our lives so much!

Steve Jobs definitely has changed the world, and sadly now the world was left without him, as he passed away...

RIP Steve Jobs :(

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vestax VCI-400! - The Potential Traktor S4 Killer!

Vestax VCI-400!

Ok now the Traktor Kontrol S4 (and everything else in that matter) has a serious competition - so good that I am considering to sell my Kontrol S4 off onces this comes out to purchase it - even pre-order it!

This is pretty much a hybrid successor of the VCI100/VCI300 series, its interesting because it comes with 4 deck Virtual DJ LE , and also supports the new software Serato DJ Intro. I am very sure that this will be very popular for Traktor Pro 2 users as well, as Ean Golden of DJTECHTOOLS will probably make their custom SE version with their own awesome mapping - this controller is gonna be huge!

User replaceable faders!
Ean Golden did say on the dj techtools video that the back panel is easily removable to allow access to the cross fader and line faders - this is really awesome news because in most controllers (even the Kontrol S4!) the crossfaders aren't really as accessible - requiring you to open up the whole unit (versus just opening the bottom panel specifically made to access the faders on the VCI-400).

This would definitely give the VCI-400 a much longer lifespan as the most common wear and tear is - the faders!

The only bad thing that i can think of is that it doesnt come with a full version of Traktor 2 - if you dont have it already you'd have to hell out $200 or so , unless you plan on using the included Virtual DJ Le (ha!) or Serato DJ Intro (which is not too bad at all, just kinda feature limited)

RRP: USD$999, available around the end of 2011 / early 2012 (To Be Confirmed!)