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DJ Scott Mad Flip
February 4, 2011

The Vestax VCI-100Mk2 Is A Sexy Beast


In February of 2007 Vestax unveiled the VCI-100.  It was a unique device considering at the time most of the DJ empire were battling between using a turntable, CD player, or a DVS with both.  In our opinion the VCI-100 was the shape of things to come upon it’s introduction in 2007 and in 2010 she received a face lift and became the MK2.  We finally got a chance to flirt with the new chick and we discovered just how fly she really is.  Check out the video we shot of our first date.

Transcript:

Hi, this is Scott Magno, DJ MadFlip, here with UniqueSquared.com. Today, we’re going to talk about the Vestax VCI-100MK2. We’re going to talk about some of the upgrades and some of the noticeable differences between the original VCI-100MK1, and then we’re going to go into detail, get in the mix, and have a lot of fun doing it.
Ok, so before we talk about the VCI-100MK2 let’s bring out its predecessor. This is the VCI-100, now this is the first controller that was really taken seriously.
In my opinion, this is the one that all of them are based upon right now. Real heavy metal construction, has a jog wheel, mixer in the center, it emulates your real DJ setup of turntables and mixer.
Alright, so now we’ve got the VCI-100MK2. So right off the bat, you can control four decks with this, that’s amazing.
You also have the audio interface built right into the controller, very important these days. You also have really good, ergonomically designed knobs and faders, really useful control layout.
You also have this adjustable jog wheel right on top. That’s really important, so you can fine tune and make your own personal DJ experience unique. Really nice.
Next, we have the construction, now the construction on the VCI-100MK2 is a combination of plastic and metal, now that’s good because it makes portability a lot less cumbersome, without compromising durability.
Alright, so the Vestax VCI-100MK2 one of my favorite controllers out there and I highly recommend it, especially in its price range.
I just love the fact that I can mix four decks on this, I love the construction of it, I love the layout of it. Also, that I can assign any of the effects, almost anything, to the cues, the sliders, and the knobs, but on top of that it’s just a really sexy looking controller.
So, if you have any other questions feel free to leave them in our comments and we’ll answer them really quick. You can also catch up with us on our Facebook, on our Twitter, and also on the UniqueSquared blog. This is Scott Magno, DJ MadFlip. Be you, be unique, at UniqueSquared.com.

Comments

  1. Matthew C. says:

    Nice layout on the video,he went over all the basics. My only problem with the new style controllers,digital and otherwise,is the automatic cue, automatic beat match. I feel that it takes alot out of the dj’s skill, something that was practiced on a daily,is now being automatically configured by programs and controllers.