Gemini CDMP-7000 Review & Video
Gemini has an interesting history in the DJ equipment market. You can’t call Gemini a company who creates completely original piece of DJ gear. They’ve spent time doing the same things Numark has done; taking a well executed design and figuring out how to do it at a cheaper cost – which translates to savings for the consumer. DJs who are willing to put down serious amounts of money on equipment usually do their own research before plopping down cash, so it has been a tough road for Gemini, still, they equipment is something to be marveled at.
Their newest line of high torque turntables are miles and miles ahead of their belt-driven copies of the older Stanton models that we used to see lingering on the displays of our local gear stores. Their all-in-one entry, the CDMP-7000, really speaks volumes about the progress the company has made in the last few years. It obviously takes its cues from Pioneer’s CDJ-2000, but it adds an integrated mixer to the bundle. As it is meant for direct use with a DVS, it comes with options to use CD’s, USB, and SD stored music. There are some issues when switching from MIDI to analog control during a set, but it’s workable.