New: Vestax VCI-380 for Serato ITCH

Posted on 18 March, 2012

Vestax announce the brand new VCI-380, coming soon for Serato ITCH - a professional controller featuring 5 performance modes, Pad FX and a stand-alone mixer.

The VCI-380 provides an arsenal of creative performance tools, straight out of the box.

Watch the preview here:

Stay tuned to the Vestax site for more information, coming soon.

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167 Comments

Dj Ace 1:10 AM - 19 March, 2012
Definitely getting one of these...same dimensions as the vci 300?
Dj Ace 1:12 AM - 19 March, 2012
Also want to know if we can purchase it with CF-2 installed!
DJ MDX 1:45 AM - 19 March, 2012
Very nice so far - can't wait to hear how it sounds and, finally, booth output - now let's hope it sounds as advertised.
selkie 2:07 AM - 19 March, 2012
Beautiful, I want to know more about the pad fx...
DJ I.O 2:18 AM - 19 March, 2012
is the VFX-1 obsolete now?
dj fat maxx 2:49 AM - 19 March, 2012
Man this looks cool but have u adressed the sync issue with ext. Daws yet aka ...the bridge..all in all it looks very nice but with the inability to use other daws in sync...i feel as thow serato is just filling there pockets but not taking care of there users. Big ups to the mpdl design..thats hott..just ur average...house dj..maxx
DJDeluchi 2:51 AM - 19 March, 2012
is there a release date yet?
Vision LightLab 6:55 AM - 19 March, 2012
I'm assuming it has no controls for SP6 or the video capability (Beta versions good so far) that Itch will have soon. Still have to use a mouse. Cant see a good enough reason to sell my VCI-300 MK2. I like everything else about it but really want full hardware control of all features before spending the bucks.
Ceejay 11:30 AM - 19 March, 2012
Why couldn't they have done this with the VCI - 400 !!!! instead we got DJ Intro !!!!!! Lame !
DJ M-Killa 12:46 PM - 19 March, 2012
@ VisionLightLab i think there is the option of triggering the sp-6 with these big buttons.
watch the video! you select sampler mode with these button above and then you go with big buttons!
I like it!
djransom 2:13 PM - 19 March, 2012
This will be a must have for me!
djianl 2:31 PM - 19 March, 2012
so there's a microphone input... but where is the volume control / eq for the mic channel?
djransom 2:43 PM - 19 March, 2012
The volume is on the back for the mic shown on the pics.
djallstyle 4:23 PM - 19 March, 2012
WTF!!!! I will have this 1st day!! however the 400 should have done this!! Oh Well, I will have it !!!
eddedd 6:47 PM - 19 March, 2012
Pretty cool lookin, oh well just bought the Pioneer DDJ S1, i'm guessing this one gotta stay around the $500u.s. price range. damn allstyle you be killing the lunchtime mix dog, big ups Chi-Town!
Dj Ace 8:52 PM - 19 March, 2012
It will retail for around 799
Djswiftmusic 9:19 PM - 19 March, 2012
That is fresh portable and has a lot of features definitely want to buy it
eddedd 10:36 PM - 19 March, 2012
No more DJ Controllers for me that's it for a while, they keep coming like new cars.
The Version Suicides 1:24 AM - 20 March, 2012
True mixer option is a real plus to me.

Gonna wait, though.
djallstyle 2:08 AM - 20 March, 2012
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Pretty cool lookin, oh well just bought the Pioneer DDJ S1, i'm guessing this one gotta stay around the $500u.s. price range. damn allstyle you be killing the lunchtime mix dog, big ups Chi-Town!


Thanks 4 listening! Appreciate it.... I guess I will be buying this unit. The 400 was returned a few days ago.
Vision LightLab 3:21 AM - 20 March, 2012
Anyone know if it can control itch video plug in without using a mouse?
Maskrider 4:12 AM - 20 March, 2012
Release Date and Street Price?
Ceejay 10:22 AM - 20 March, 2012
There is even a booth output !!!! Anyone wanna buy a slightly used Vci-400 ????
djallstyle 7:46 PM - 20 March, 2012
I hope there will be a huge software update for this as well. An editing/production side to Itch would be great!! Do everyting with one app would be priceless.
DJ I.O 8:10 PM - 20 March, 2012
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I hope there will be a huge software update for this as well. An editing/production side to Itch would be great!! Do everyting with one app would be priceless.

I hope that bridge for itch finally comes out
djallstyle 8:59 PM - 20 March, 2012
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I hope there will be a huge software update for this as well. An editing/production side to Itch would be great!! Do everything with one app would be priceless.

I hope that bridge for itch finally comes out


yup!!! Bridge for Itch?????? Priceless!!! Its gotta be OTW. Hope So!!!
813salsero 2:30 AM - 21 March, 2012
The stand alone mixer function is awesome!!! I can hook up my Technics 1200's to it. The LED needle point embedded in the jog wheel is fantastic feature!!! And, there is going to be an optional 19" rackmount kit available for it. I'm getting this!!! :)
djdeibys 7:14 PM - 21 March, 2012
I want it NOW!!!!!!!
MELLOHYPE 11:06 PM - 21 March, 2012
release date please
nik39 9:46 AM - 22 March, 2012
Just checked it out at the Musikmesse! That thing looks sexy!

I want one.. now! :)
Ron M 9:08 PM - 22 March, 2012
Release date will be Spring =)
2.Um.@.X 12:02 AM - 23 March, 2012
whats the music track was used in making the video?
Vision LightLab 1:27 AM - 23 March, 2012
I'll use my VCI-300 through the summer, wait awhile for the second batch of 380's, I have worked in the manufacturing business & am cautious to buy first batch of anything, make sure a nice glide style flightcase w/ laptop tray is available (means its popular enough for case makers to invest). Then I'll buy because I like having effects controls onboard & its a nice looking unit.
DJ MDX 8:20 PM - 23 March, 2012
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...make sure a nice glide style flightcase w/ laptop tray is available (means its popular enough for case makers to invest)...


That case is already available, or it was, from Odyssey because I own it with the original VCI-300 in it. This looks to have the same specs as the original in terms of size - please correct me if I am wrong on spec size.
djshabaq 2:20 AM - 24 March, 2012
I hear of a release of Tuesday 15 May, 2012. Don't quote me though...
Vision LightLab 3:44 AM - 24 March, 2012
Dmx, I to have the Odyssey glide case as well. Its a nice case. I looked up the size specs, and unfortunately the VCI-380 is different from the VCI-300.
Vision LightLab 3:56 AM - 24 March, 2012
Apologies, MDX, for misspell "DMX' was thinking about the hip-hop forefather.
AMB 9:53 AM - 24 March, 2012
Thought I was all fine with my VCI300MKII. Daaamn, want one of em!
Dj Ace 5:45 PM - 24 March, 2012
Keep one as a backup or when you need to set up multiple systems...that what I am going to do
djblue 2:03 AM - 26 March, 2012
i like it it cool
yeahdef 9:31 PM - 26 March, 2012
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This looks to have the same specs as the original in terms of size - please correct me if I am wrong on spec size.

the 380 is 427(W)x304(D)x60(H)mm
the 300 is 410(W)x275(D)x43(H)mm
Vision LightLab 2:04 AM - 27 March, 2012
there is quit a size difference there, especially if considering case fit.
Dj L-Biz 6:31 AM - 28 March, 2012
I hope its out in time for me to get to grips with it before festival season - seems like a great bit of kit with most of the controls you need or want to use in itch - not triggering samples from my laptop would be amazing but too be able to scratch and have slicer mode is pretty priceless
@vestax pls pls have these ready before the summer and if you want to see one in a booth at Glade Festival (holla) ;-)
modah 7:27 AM - 28 March, 2012
Hope their will be less latency on the microphone input .... Gonna cope it anyway
DJ MARCUS BAY AREA 8:17 AM - 28 March, 2012
I like my Numark NS6 Better
Goodtimes Prince 8:40 AM - 28 March, 2012
I need one of these as it is far better equipped, for my needs, than the VCI400 that I was previously considering.

I just need a street date and street price? Can anybody shed anymore light on this please?
BrianLoxley 8:42 AM - 28 March, 2012
Perfect and Long await features ...but just 2 Decks you Kidding me! It cant be serious
Where is the VCi400 Support for Itch ???
reego 12:14 PM - 28 March, 2012
amigos , reego dj mix desde chile y cuanto es el valor en dollares. esta a la venta en chile?
jorgelectro 2:16 PM - 28 March, 2012
I think I am finally meeting the controller I needed... StandAloneMixer definitely is the core of this choice... but that existed already on Numark or Pioneer.. yes but this time it is Small enough as it is the VCI-300. I think I will finally be moving to Itch I was just expecting the right controller... I´m excited
DJ Kos 5:15 PM - 28 March, 2012
I have been waiting for the right controller to come out for some time. Plus now with the addition of Serato Video for Itch, it's going to give me chance to make a move.
felephant 6:41 PM - 28 March, 2012
Ufff si el VCI-300 ha sido mi compañero por 3 años, este quiero que sea próximamente...
jorgelectro 7:42 PM - 28 March, 2012
For the mixer it says they are "hybrid channels"... does anybody know if that means that if you are using ITCH you will be software mixing instead of hardware mixing?.. if the answer is yes I wouldn't go for it.. I want electronics happening when mixing..
I use the traktor S4 and I dont like the feel of mixing with software, actually I was thinking in using the Audio6 to route audio to a real mixer... I think I will need to clarify that first before moving on
dudley 10:50 PM - 28 March, 2012
finally a controller which i like...cant wait to purchase......
DJ Joncarlos 12:29 AM - 29 March, 2012
release Date?
The Version Suicides 1:18 AM - 29 March, 2012
Most answers to these questions are on the site.

www.vestax.com

And according to Vestax, with a new firmware upgrade in April, The 380 (and possibly the 400) will be able to work in stand alone mixer mode, allowing DVS.

www.musicradar.com

So,....now we wait.
Dj Los Dale Duro 3:26 AM - 29 March, 2012
I got the vestal 300.love it can't wait for the new vci380
dj tony alvarez 5:09 AM - 29 March, 2012
daammm i just get mi vci 300 and now realease this nice thing cool man now i have to sell my vci and buy this one !!!
let me know when is be ready to buy it
The Phatal DJ 12:36 AM - 30 March, 2012
upgrade time!
Souls Liberation 7:30 AM - 2 April, 2012
Finally. Is this the unit most of us been waiting for. Glad i held back on the VCI 400 cause i had a deep feeling something like this would be popping up at some point. Would love to know the release date and maybe wait for a second batch (hopefully before the July-August festival period) as to make sure things are on par with this unit. Well done Vestax/Serato. Loving it.
Vision LightLab 5:58 PM - 2 April, 2012
wait for a second batch . Thats what I will do to, only got my VCI-300 MK11 less than a year ago, will take a big loss selling it, I'll get a few more miles out of it (sometimes its not alway what you have,its how you use it), The 380 might need some changes too, just like the original VCI-300, and besides, new controllers & tech are coming out constantly, I am not going to try to hard keep up, but I think I will get it eventually.
dj mike navs 9:08 PM - 2 April, 2012
never used a controller before... do i just hook this up to my clubs existing mixer? looks like i would need an xlr to rca cable, do they make that?? thanks!
Souls Liberation 6:17 AM - 3 April, 2012
Greetings DJ Mike Navs, just to answer your question as it seems you're new to this and we all have to help each other out at times. As long as you've got a place to put your controller and laptop within your dj space, all you have to do is run a connection from your controller's output to a line in on the club's mixer. DO NOT use a phono line in on the mixer as this is strictly for using turntables and uses a grounds signal at which the controller doesn't send that form of signal via rca (only balanced-same as xlr does this). It seems like the new controller can use a turntable so if you decide to use a turntable, DO REMEMBER to run it through the controller itself or you can attach the turntable to your mixer if it has a grounds connector (pending on mixer source you're using). All you simply do is attach the turntable's output to the controller's input then attach the grounds cable to the grounds connector on the controller. Hope you're clear on that. Now if you're just playing from the laptop/controller combo, all you have to do is attach your controller to the line/cd/aux input, whichever the mixer carries and depending on how powerful your club mixer is, set the line level you plug into and and the master output volume at a desired level and all you have to do is do all the level controlling from your controller shoud a track is higher/lower than the other. I guess you're your own engineer (or the club might have one) when playing so do take this in focus. Also, DO NOT let your led level beats and sits up in the red led's as this isn't healthy for any equipment and this indicates too much signals and spells DISTORTION. Even if you don't literally hear it, there is distortion and many people fail to recognize this and in turn, you will shorten the life span fo your equipment SO DO TAKE THIS ADVICE. On the subject of cables, yes you can get the connections you require whether ready made or custom built (i personally have all my cables (michrophones/line) built by a professinal cable builder and i'd rather pay the price for quality and over the years never had a cable failure) but it's your personal preference on which route you choose to go in this deparment. I have to make sure my equipments are of high standard as to the places i work, i cannot have room for failure and i also work in a professinal environment so i take this route. I should point out that some mixers have xlr inputs also and if your mixer has this, it's the best route to take as it produces a better sound signal for a fact but if it doesn't, it's no big deal. SO DO FOLLOW the advice i've passed on and it's the same for any controller and hope that answers your question DJ Mike Navs. Respect and have fun dj-ing as it's one of the essence of the job. Bless.
Vision LightLab 3:43 PM - 3 April, 2012
& dead air space is a no-no.
2.Um.@.X 2:21 AM - 4 April, 2012
Here is my concern though, I noticed that the VCI-380 does not have an RCA MASTER OUTPUT. It only has an RCA BOOTH OUTPUT and XLR OUTPUT. It is great for me, but soon people are gonna complain about it when it hits the market.
2.Um.@.X 2:22 AM - 4 April, 2012
** I posted it too soon, its XLR MASTER OUTPUT...
Souls Liberation 9:22 AM - 4 April, 2012
Just to say about the output on the VCI 380, there's nothing for people to complain about. It's clearer than day that the output on the hardware emphasizes on sound quality hence Vestax didn't spare expense in this department, hence XLR's. All one has to do if they only have rca connections is simply get the desired connections or let it be known, you can even use the booth to connect rca connectors to send your signal. I've got various connections built for my VCI 300 as i use the 1/4" as my main signal sender which gives me the advantage of using my rca to record my sets or even as a booth if needs be. The advantage the 380 has over the 300 is that it sends balanced signals whereas the 300 sends unbalanced signals. Also we should take note that the VCI 380 has gold plated connectors meaning better sound clarity whereas the VCI 300 is nickel plated. These maybe minor details but it all adds up in the end. So if this VCI 380 is what it states... it is a beast in it own right and will pack a serious punch of sound if using the same soundcard as the VCI 400. I can see why Vestax took this route so i don't feel anyone is gonna really complain. Like i stated in one of my post that i had a feeling Vestax was up to something... i have the same feeling that this unit is going to please us Serato Itch users and let me state that i am a user of Serato and Vestax products just like others and spend my hard earned cash with these companies so yes, i expect quality products, no compromise. Yes people will always complain so let's see what is there to complain about the 380 when it hits the market. I'll happily wait to test it and wait also for a second batch in case any tweaking needs to be done. So again... the booth can be used as rca connection if desired to do if you don't need to send a booth signal and i totally agree Vision Light Lab... dead air space is a no no despite it hasn't got me yet :-). Let's all 'Let The Music Play'.
Vision LightLab 4:01 PM - 4 April, 2012
Adapters! Adapters! I'm thinking a two channel controller is better for video really because can any mac laptop really handle four streams of video? (let me know otherwise) I'm a visuals guy from the rave era, I'm all about the video, impressed w/ the quality of current music videos.
I too don't understand why they teamed up the VCI-400 w/ intro,no video (yet),its a stripped down version of itch & VDJ, (no explanation needed).
Souls Liberation 3:32 PM - 5 April, 2012
Adapters are an option but i wouldn't recommend. Why? When you connect a cable to it's relevant adapter, what you do is add additional stress to your output connection. Eg. if you run a 1/4"/rca to xlr adapter to have a connection to xlr (picture all that weight plus imagine if it was rca to xlr... that rca output would suffer), what you do is put stress on your 1/4"/rca outputs and constant using will in turn create problems ie. dropouts/ premature wear. So the best way is to purchase a ready made extention 1/4/rca" to xlr (with a lenght of cable between connections) or get one built. So this is one healthy reason i don't recommend adapters nor use them. They serve their purpose but can cost you alot more. If one should decide to use adapters, i strongly recommend right angled adapters. Just my hint about adapters as i know two persons who's had premature wear on there units because of these connections and one of them didn't take heed when i pointed it out before it happened. At the end of the day... THE CHOICE IS UP TO WHO DECIDES TO TAKE THIS ROUTE.
Vision LightLab 5:16 AM - 6 April, 2012
Its leverage, the average jack (or potentiometer) just doesn't stand a chance especially if its only solder mounted to the circuit board, & not done correctly w/ a retaining nut fastening the receptor to the outer shell instead. Solder mounting controls/jacks is an unfortunate practice aimed at manufacturing cost cutting practices.
I too don't like adapters, I guess maybe thats why I keep mine stored in an old black sock.
Vision LightLab 7:48 AM - 6 April, 2012
seems we have lost our way....... Oh yeah, the vci-380 looks great! gotta have it!
dj mike navs 8:58 AM - 6 April, 2012
thanks for the response Souls... the reason i was asking because the master output is xlr and i want to hook into a line/channel on the club mixer (which is always rca) there is no such thing as an xlr to rca cable, correct ? so i can go from the booth output to a line on the mixer? this wont effect the master volume on the controller? wouldnt only the booth volume function on the controller ?

-thanks
Souls Liberation 1:46 PM - 6 April, 2012
Ha ha. Love the black sock stuff VLL. Just trying to help out DJ Mike Navs (as he needs a bit of help for when he decides to get his VCI 380 and trying to stay with the topic), so about the booth volume question. Only if Vestax makes it different but yes, only the booth volume should work (it's similar to master in a way) and your faders will still work as usual, won't affect the master volume. On the question of cables, yes there is such thing as xlr to rca, it does exist (pending on where you purchase). Say running from the VCI 380 xlr output to an rca input what you automatically do is convert the signal from balance to unbalance. In case you also need to know, it does no damage to either equipment. So it's fine to do so. The connection you need is an xlr female connector to a rca male connector (if my mind serves me correct on the male/female connectors. The ones with pins are reffered to as male so ie. the VCI 380 would have male connecting outputs and your club mixer has female input). Don't want to advertise any shops but check around and you'll find that style of connections or get one built reasonably. For a connection like this DJ Mike Navs, all they do is use the + & - from the xlr to connect the rca and eliminate the grounds pin on the xlr. Like i stated, you can get a reasonable build for your VCI 380 which will get the job done. In case you decide to build one pair and they state about oxygen free copper as the cable they use, it's the best type in all honesty (for a few reasons) and is what i use on all my cables so you can go for it. The Vestax VCI 380 is a well thought out unit so don't skimp on getting the best out of it. These units can do alot more than what they state and we have to figure out the controller's potential. Did you know that the VCI 300 has a Hi/low pass filter built into it... but them Vestax guys didn't want to tell us that :-), figure it out. Anyway, hope you get sorted and let me know how you get on Navs and Vision Light Lab or anyone out there... if you do get a chance to sample the VCI 380 do give us your thought or if i get the chance to... i'll pass on the info too despite i just know it's gonna be a kick ass unit. Just had a feeling Vestax was gonna give us something for Itch but they had to make some money first and i think the VCI 400 was in the pipe line as a generic controller before the VCI 380 plus as you know the politics of the business... they're gonna keep us in the dark to take our cash then spring something again on us :-).
DjWill 11:19 PM - 8 April, 2012
@ Dj Mike Nav. . . I got my XLR to RCA cables from Guitar Center.
Souls Liberation 10:09 PM - 9 April, 2012
Just came across something all you dj-ing people. This place seem to have the VCI 380 in stock and selling it seems. I know the release is more likely to be in Europe as usual and this place Lookat.com says they have the unit in stock. So check them out folks. Also Recordcase.de states that as from May 5th, they will have the units in stock so this could be a guideline on release date. Also would be interesting to see which version of Itch will be shipped with the unit as it seems like a software disc will be in the package also. Do check this out people and see what you find.
Vision LightLab 6:17 AM - 10 April, 2012
SL, It looks legit, research the company before buying of course, I'm still going to wait till next year at least & practice VJ ing as I am still fairly new at it (having a blast w/itch video). Words of wisdom I once heard;
Pushing Play Does Not Constitute A Performance! I'll attempt too sharpen my sword on my
300.But someday I will have a 380 then,of course some other hot rod will come out.
dj mike navs 6:54 AM - 10 April, 2012
thanks @souls and @djwill
Vision LightLab 1:59 AM - 11 April, 2012
Souls, I was curious because you seem well versed about dj'ing, if you are who I guess, Nice Bio. I too believe a performance can be of a shamanic nature, the energy exchange developed can be quit palpable. Just to clarify on the statement about "Pushing Play Not = Performance" I mean to say, strive to be creative in any presentation, a good DJ is defiantly capable of this.
Souls Liberation 7:25 PM - 15 April, 2012
Many respects Navs and hope all goes well. To VLL, as Jurassic 5 say 'W.O.E. Is Me' (world of entertainment), i approach it from quite a few angles and have been around to see and experience the behaviour and pattern of people/things regarding this industry. On the topic of dj-ing, i embrace technology and whichever way it allows me to be creative, i do so. I've dj'ed for an audience using cassette to vinyl to cd and now mp3 and i appreciate what technology does in this department. Right now all my equipment have paid back for themselves and my VCI 300 has been through an array of gigs and still looking as if it was yesterday i bought it. Coupled with the VFX 1, i can do a whole loadsa stuff and i know that this release of the VCI 380 will answer all my dj-ing needs. As i don't do video, i'm not bothered about that. Yes the industry too has alot of pro's and cons and i have to really have a knowledge of which directions i need to take to enjoy my work and also share that enegy with the audience that is in front of me hence, i make them get involved and feel a part of it. This is why i've been invited again to play at another major event this year and this is from being creative with my playing, involving my audience and being humble in the process. This is why i share my knowledge with whosoever needs help and with the Serato/Vestax combo, i wish for all to get the best out of it. I agree to a point that one should be creative and it's not what you have but how you use it. Sometimes it's what you have also and when you grasp how to use it, BINGO. I'll still wait for the VCI 380 to get settled in VLL and then hold one so in the mean time, my VCI 300 will still move around with me. I personally don't get in the 'I'm a dj cause i use vinyl' debate also as i have respect for the skill to move a crowd or please your audience even if they are sitting down and just want to hear great tracks (as i've dj'ed for that type of crowd also). Dj-ing is dj-ing at the end of the day and i've seen something done back in the 80's where i have yet to see someone top this and let me share with you all. Have a friend whom his mom use to run a club so he got into dj-ing. He got good and one busy night he was rocking the club using... CASSETTE. He played two tracks that were brand new and at that time, you could only hear the tracks via radio. They were hits and still is today. When playing the first track, someone came up and wanted a rewind but he couldn't, it was a CASSETTE he was playing. Did the audience know. NO, but they were moving. To make matters more interesting... he recorded the tunes from a popular radio station that same day. Did the crowd know. NO. So this is were i agree totally that it's how you use what you've got and i know the VCI 380 is going to be a monster to use once people get to grips with it and it might be able to do alot more than meets the eye... just like the VCI 300. So with what technology has to offer, let's embrace it, support our art, the industry and fellow dj-ing people(s) worldwide and enjoy. In the meantime also, i doubt the people who wants Itch with Bridge are gonna get it. Just have a look and decipher the way how the business operates and you'll be able to figure things (if you can't get first hand info and i might be wrong but let's see). Repect VLL for checking the sites also and droppin your opinion but i'll still wait until the VCI 380 is a bit settled and i can get a hands on approach when my shops get the stock in as i've been told it will be the end of this month. So let's enjoy the art and share great energies to our audience with our music as it gives people a sense of identity, time and purpose. Bless.
Vision LightLab 12:17 AM - 16 April, 2012
SL, thats great hearing a party getting rocked by cassette, its true, its how you use it, but I do believe quality tools can help. I am a visuals veteran of the 90's techno scene, I still used VHS forever, later complimented w/ a mac & was asked to perform at all kinds of events from a little hole in the wall club to some events that were attended by 15,000 + people. I also like & used old school film loops & slides so for a long standing club gig I could do complete video one week & the next go all analog even with a custom made oil projector from a I converted 1950's slide projector, film has a very atmospheric effect that can be missing with video. As I said earlier, I do like the video, but I've heard a promoter say he thought it distracted from the event, I can understand that part of it too. If I still have to use a mouse to control video, the 380 looses a couple of points for me.
Vision LightLab 2:16 AM - 16 April, 2012
my mistake, actually I believe the head count, according to the promoter, was 50'000 at some events (with multiple rooms) Those times are just a little bit hazy.& the DJ's only used vinyl!
dJ_sIK 3:52 PM - 21 April, 2012
jeezuz!!!! there are so many of u digital people out there, why don't u all go back to turntables. When people dj with these little play toy boards, it doesn't even look cool.
djransom 12:53 AM - 23 April, 2012
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jeezuz!!!! there are so many of u digital people out there, why don't u all go back to turntables. When people dj with these little play toy boards, it doesn't even look cool.


I didn't know I was djing to look cool. It doesn't matter what medium you use to rock a party long as you're rocking it. Gotta love the elitist attitude out here these days and yeah before I made the switch I rocked tables for years.
djallstyle 1:38 PM - 24 April, 2012
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jeezuz!!!! there are so many of u digital people out there, why don't u all go back to turntables. When people dj with these little play toy boards, it doesn't even look cool.


I didn't know I was djing to look cool. It doesn't matter what medium you use to rock a party long as you're rocking it. Gotta love the elitist attitude out here these days and yeah before I made the switch I rocked tables for years.


@djransom Agree 1 Million percent!!!
For that matter @DJ_lk U should go back to real vinyl!! No Lap tops & all crates. Then I may respect that garbage you're speaking. If your primary concern is scratching, I dig it. However scratch dj's are a small percentage of us. Most of us just want convenience speed & to be able to things we all wished we couldve done with vinyl. Your on a forum, you should go back to typing letters & sending them to Serato corporate in the mail too. Tricks r for kids!!! Beat it!!!
DJ CnC 6:12 PM - 24 April, 2012
I wish it had four channels :|
dj lashes 5:54 AM - 2 May, 2012
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I wish it had four channels :|

same here still gonna get one if i dont see any come out better before i order it.
spicaly 6:12 PM - 2 May, 2012
cant wait for this to come out
Goodtimes Prince 6:45 PM - 2 May, 2012
Simply put, I need one!
Qoolee Kid 9:41 PM - 2 May, 2012
any word on an official release date? NS7 will be put on standby once i get my hands on the 380
chaka 7:16 PM - 5 May, 2012
I have the VCI-300 and will be getting this one next

Not getting rid of the 1200's ever, but having this option is a very nice thing to have.

After 25+ years of carrying crates and 2x hernia's later, don't hate only needing a briefcase and a laptop bag

I agree on the 4x channels though - spoiled on the 62 now and 2x USB smooth transitions is required.
DJ I.O 8:29 PM - 5 May, 2012
what is the street retail price and release date. I'm hearing $1499 to $1399 list price when I thought $999 was the list but now $999 is the street when I heard 799 was suppose to be the retail price. is it going to come out during the spring or summer.
Maskrider 6:46 AM - 7 May, 2012
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jeezuz!!!! there are so many of u digital people out there, why don't u all go back to turntables. When people dj with these little play toy boards, it doesn't even look cool.


STFU.......Are you a comedian?
dJ_sIK 6:33 AM - 8 May, 2012
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jeezuz!!!! there are so many of u digital people out there, why don't u all go back to turntables. When people dj with these little play toy boards, it doesn't even look cool.


STFU.......Are you a comedian?


u SHUT THE F UP, ARE U AN IDIOT? , no wait you are
dJ_sIK 6:35 AM - 8 May, 2012
people come up to me and say its good to see a dj with turntables, new wanna be djs always use those little dj boards with little wheels on em,

lol just sayin,

my opinion, u wanna get butt hurt over it, wutever...
spicaly 2:24 PM - 8 May, 2012
i had a guy come up to me this weekend saying the samething about how cool it was to see someone rocking with a real turntable blah blah blah.... i really could care less though i've been djing enough years that at this point the most mobile and compact solution is the next step
dJ_sIK 6:46 AM - 9 May, 2012
lazy asses
dJ_sIK 6:47 AM - 9 May, 2012
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lazy...
jumpstart 8:19 AM - 11 May, 2012
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i had a guy come up to me this weekend saying the samething about how cool it was to see someone rocking with a real turntable blah blah blah.... i really could care less though i've been djing enough years that at this point the most mobile and compact solution is the next step


lazy...


I normally try to be constructive on here. But dJ_slK. What a bellend.
dubness 7:12 PM - 14 May, 2012
Expected availability: June 10 2012
chaka 4:55 AM - 22 May, 2012
Come on dJ_Small-Sak - you only know what a turntable is because your grandparents showed you one. My tutables are twice as old as you kid and they personally asked me to tell you to quit hating on technology and admit you barely have the skillz to run an iPod
SookiBeats 3:38 AM - 23 May, 2012
I understand this is also a stand alone mixer. So is there any way I can use it as just the mixer only? What I mean is can I have my turntables plugged into my SL1 box then plugged into the 380 and just use the mixer and run Serato? Can I also use the 380 as is and just use itch with the SL1 box attached? Can someone please clarify on how I can have this setup done or is it even possible? I'm a home DJ, I don't do gigs anymore and I just want a new toy. If this possible then my Ecler Nuo 2.0 will be going for sale.
dj_eddie_gr 7:47 AM - 23 May, 2012
Yes you can. You can MIDI map some functions of SSL also.
msondago 1:21 PM - 24 May, 2012
Wow, food for thought. I had my mind made up. Planning to get the Novation Twitch now this is coming out. I may just stay with the Vestax brand. Seriously thinking about adding this controller to my arsenal of weapons of mass musical production! Any of you have the Twitch? I don't scratch so I really don't need the platters.
Souls Liberation 2:00 PM - 24 May, 2012
Greetings Ms. Ondago, would highly recommend you spend the extra on the Vestax VCI 380 for loadsa reasons. They've (Vestax) have been around for years and has a great reputation and you're getting a quality hardware for your money. This hardware is going to make a mark as it screams quality and means business in manipulating music (also video). Never settle for less especially if it's tool for work. Genuine words of advice you can choose to ignore. The ball is in your court, but like i said... highly recommended. Keep the music flowing.
DJ K-Ceaser 2:02 PM - 30 May, 2012
I cant wait for this to DROP!!! Found a Great unboxing video check it out! m.youtube.com
DJ freestylefrenzy 1:11 AM - 31 May, 2012
hey guys here is a quick video of the pad fx features that I tried out on the vci 380

Watchwww.youtube.com
DJ K-Ceaser 1:25 AM - 31 May, 2012
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hey guys here is a quick video of the pad fx features that I tried out on the vci 380

Watchwww.youtube.com


Awesome!!!!! Hope that I can purchase one SOON!!!! Cant find one any where in Indiana lol.
Carlos Sabes 5:45 AM - 31 May, 2012
To answer all of those whom asked about the DVS setup towards STAND ALONE MIXER mode. I did some investigating via Japanese VCI-380 Manual clearly showing pic on page seven...help.vestax.co.jp
Souls Liberation 7:56 AM - 31 May, 2012
Stay tuned. I have one in the flesh and putting it through it's paces. All i can say is, i knew this is gonna set a standard in digital dj-ing. The build quality is first class and let me tell you, the sound, let me say it again, the sound. I hope all units are like the one i've got, flawless. I don't do videos but i've watch another person manipulate and mix some videos on this unit and let me say to all you video jockeys, YOU'LL BE LAUGHING. So Vision Light Lab, pending on what you looking for, this might be your ticket. The integration is ultra smooth, precise. For me personally, if this keeps up, i'm set for life in the digital arena. This is exactly what i was looking for, no matter what they come with next. I was gonna wait for a second batch but given the chance to try out to my comfort, i am convinced my decision to walk away with the VCI 380 was a right one. I highly recommend. Thanks VESTAX & SERATO, thanks ever so much for fulfilling my request. Patience is a true virture and like they say 'Great things come to those who wait'. Stay tuned.
Souls Liberation 8:09 AM - 31 May, 2012
P.S. Still gonna keep my VCI 300 as it's never ever once failed or glitch on me all this time. Also gonna hang onto the Technics 1200's, the Pioneers, the cassette decks and mi dad's good ol' 8 track player. Remember those :-).
DJ K-Ceaser 11:13 AM - 31 May, 2012
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Stay tuned. I have one in the flesh and putting it through it's paces. All i can say is, i knew this is gonna set a standard in digital dj-ing. The build quality is first class and let me tell you, the sound, let me say it again, the sound. I hope all units are like the one i've got, flawless. I don't do videos but i've watch another person manipulate and mix some videos on this unit and let me say to all you video jockeys, YOU'LL BE LAUGHING. So Vision Light Lab, pending on what you looking for, this might be your ticket. The integration is ultra smooth, precise. For me personally, if this keeps up, i'm set for life in the digital arena. This is exactly what i was looking for, no matter what they come with next. I was gonna wait for a second batch but given the chance to try out to my comfort, i am convinced my decision to walk away with the VCI 380 was a right one. I highly recommend. Thanks VESTAX & SERATO, thanks ever so much for fulfilling my request. Patience is a true virture and like they say 'Great things come to those who wait'. Stay tuned.


@ Souls Liberation where in the Hell did u find one????
DJ freestylefrenzy 3:56 PM - 1 June, 2012
heres some late night scratching with the vci 380

Watchwww.youtube.com
TREV DJ/VJ 11:36 AM - 2 June, 2012
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heres some late night scratching with the vci 380

Watchwww.youtube.com


@ Dj freestylefrenzy is it possible if you could do a serato video demo on the VCI 380 it will be much apreciated! Would like to see the channel faders and cross fader in use with serato video.

Thanx alot for the video's so far!
jinhoshow 10:53 PM - 3 June, 2012
DJ freestylefrenzy... How is it having the booth control on the back panel of the unit? I find it odd that Vestax would position the dial on the back panel.
DJ freestylefrenzy 9:34 AM - 4 June, 2012
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heres some late night scratching with the vci 380

Watchwww.youtube.com


@ Dj freestylefrenzy is it possible if you could do a serato video demo on the VCI 380 it will be much apreciated! Would like to see the channel faders and cross fader in use with serato video.

Thanx alot for the video's so far!


hey trev...ill try to upload a quick vid of different features..
I dont have serato video but if the demo version is okay I can do that too...
DJ freestylefrenzy 9:38 AM - 4 June, 2012
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DJ freestylefrenzy... How is it having the booth control on the back panel of the unit? I find it odd that Vestax would position the dial on the back panel.


Yeah I find that a little odd as well...
Actually its my first time to come across booth outputs because I usually use RCA and never had a chance to use XLR...

my background was a VCI 300 and before that a pmc 06 with SSL...

one thing I find when I hooked up to monitors is that to control the Gain I would have to use the dial in the back NOT the ones on the top panel TRIM and MASTERS..is that because of the booth output?
Souls Liberation 12:30 PM - 4 June, 2012
To all on the booth control. It's controlled by the gain on the rear panel only and i feel Vestax place it there in a sense that you really don't use it often as the trim and master volumes. Once you set a desired volume that's fine people and should the sound decrease in your monitors, that simply means the track your bringing in is low therefore you use your gain/trim on top panel to address that and should your gain/trim goes all the way and still low, then you go to the master though i think no one should have to do this as this unit is seriously powerful. Tested at a major crowd event and my gain/trim went to 1/2 their travel range, master at 3/4, booth at 3/4 and headphones at 2/3 using my Technics RP-DH1200 or Pioneer 1500 (on test also and is a great quality, sounding can). I find the booth gain easy to accses should needs be and i feel it boils down to when you get the hang of the unit and it's layout so i will say, don't worry about it. So in short, the XLR output is controlled by gain/trim and master and booth only via booth gain. Hope this helps out and so far the unit has been holding fort with the 2.2.1 version.
DJ freestylefrenzy 4:19 PM - 4 June, 2012
hey guys I made a new video...but it might be blocked in some countries do to the track listings..
let me know if you guys can see it

it shows the RGB PADS changing with each function activated..

also different FXs within ITCH...

Watchwww.youtube.com
TREV DJ/VJ 9:37 PM - 4 June, 2012
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heres some late night scratching with the vci 380

Watchwww.youtube.com


@ Dj freestylefrenzy is it possible if you could do a serato video demo on the VCI 380 it will be much apreciated! Would like to see the channel faders and cross fader in use with serato video.

Thanx alot for the video's so far!


hey trev...ill try to upload a quick vid of different features..
I dont have serato video but if the demo version is okay I can do that too...

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heres some late night scratching with the vci 380

Watchwww.youtube.com


@ Dj freestylefrenzy the demo version of Serato Video will do just fine! really eager to check out full control of video on those faders.....Keep the videos coming! thanx man!!

Dj L-Biz 8:43 AM - 10 June, 2012
here's a little vid i did first day i got it.

I must say i enjoy this unit a little more everyday...i will probably be taking it to play at Glade Festival.

(i should have moved my tt as i hadn't left myself much space to scratch at the end hence the awkward style)

Watchwww.youtube.com

here is one showing more of the slicer mode (bit longer though)

youtu.be
DJ freestylefrenzy 11:13 PM - 10 June, 2012
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heres some late night scratching with the vci 380

Watchwww.youtube.com


@ Dj freestylefrenzy is it possible if you could do a serato video demo on the VCI 380 it will be much apreciated! Would like to see the channel faders and cross fader in use with serato video.

Thanx alot for the video's so far!


hey trev...ill try to upload a quick vid of different features..
I dont have serato video but if the demo version is okay I can do that too...

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heres some late night scratching with the vci 380

Watchwww.youtube.com


@ Dj freestylefrenzy the demo version of Serato Video will do just fine! really eager to check out full control of video on those faders.....Keep the videos coming! thanx man!!


TREV...

I did a quick demo of it for you and the serato members ...

the video is again blocked in some countries so hopefully it works for you guys...

dont mind the serato video demo watermark..I dont own serato video because I never VDJ...just a demo for some serato members...

enjoy

Watchwww.youtube.com

also this is the zhane FX mix as well if you havent seen it yet

Watchwww.youtube.com
|DJSIGMA| 5:24 AM - 11 June, 2012
gonna get this :) fosho
Souls Liberation 6:24 AM - 11 June, 2012
Great to see you guys putting the VCI 380 through it paces. Love the Zhane tracks and big up to Jean & Renee :-). Thanks Mr. DJ. Nice one L-Biz, we crossed path when i went to pickup my unit at them guys at Westend DJ (many thanks guys, endlessly for looking after me) and i wished you all the best with your gig at Glade. I know thats you right at home with that festival. Did it once (live stage set with a band) but would'nt do it again, not for me but it's got it's following and i know you'll smash it when your time comes. Still putting my unit to test and i'll write my opinion at some stage. All i will say is that the software could do with a bit of tweaking. Enjoying it anyway and all the best to everyone. Keep the vibes alive.
|DJSIGMA| 10:53 PM - 11 June, 2012
want to get this instead of the twitch cause it has the same features and better it has jog wheels
TREV DJ/VJ 8:24 PM - 12 June, 2012
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TREV...

I did a quick demo of it for you and the serato members ...

the video is again blocked in some countries so hopefully it works for you guys...

dont mind the serato video demo watermark..I dont own serato video because I never VDJ...just a demo for some serato members...

enjoy

Watchwww.youtube.com

also this is the zhane FX mix as well if you havent seen it yet

Watchwww.youtube.com


THANX FOR THE VIDEO'S !! THIS HAS BEEN GREAT HELP BECAUSE WE DONT HAVE IT IN OUR COUNRTY AS YET... MUCH RESPECT!! CANT WAIT TO GET ONE!
DJ freestylefrenzy 12:06 AM - 13 June, 2012
@ souls
@ trev

yeah thanks for looking..Im glad I can be of help..I know before I bought my vci 300 I asked alot of questions to people that had it...youtube searches, reviews etc.

I just love the vestax products so I was confident with the 380..

cheers and enjoy
Richard Hughes 12:28 AM - 13 June, 2012
Shame the effects have not been printed on unit like VFX-1.

Hard to see screen sometimes... :-(
jinhoshow 6:02 PM - 15 June, 2012
Any of you guys experiencing any glitches or audio dropouts with the 380? Any other issues with it being the first version/batch??

I'm definitely on the 380 boat and patiently waiting for my local vendor to be in stock, just trying to do as much homework before I commit to buying one. If everything is as solid as I hope, I will be selling my 57/CDJ's and using the 380 exclusively.
DJ K-Ceaser 6:12 PM - 15 June, 2012
Yoooo Greetings From Gary, Indiana!!! I was just contacted by the Guitar Center and my 380 has just arrived!!! I have a big Gig tonight so I will be putting it to the Test!! Will post some info Soon!!!
Souls Liberation 8:42 PM - 15 June, 2012
Has been putting the VCI 380 through it's paces and only 2 negative issues so far, that i hope will be addressed. This side i approach my test is from a strictly dj-ing aspect so my opinions will be on that basis and won't be able to comment on the VJ side of things. Seen it (VJ) in action done by someone else though, and it's superb, tight integration. Will drop some info sometime next week (hopefully i get some time) and let you all know my experiences and so Serato can look into it as i know it's not hardware issues for a fact. In closing, i'll say highly recommended still. @ Jinhoshow, won't regret purchasing, get it.
DJ K-Ceaser 1:04 AM - 19 June, 2012
YOOOO CHECK OUT MY Vid DID a TEST run for all my SERATO Brothers and Sisters!!! LETZZZ GO!!!!!
Watchwww.youtube.com
TREV DJ/VJ 8:27 AM - 20 June, 2012
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YOOOO CHECK OUT MY Vid DID a TEST run for all my SERATO Brothers and Sisters!!! LETZZZ GO!!!!!
Watchwww.youtube.com


Yeah man work those platters there!! love it!!....how u do feel about the pitch resolution, is it accurate enough for you? I read some blogs of some users who are not to pleased...let me know your thoughts when you can! thanx!
Dj L-Biz 8:48 AM - 20 June, 2012
@Souls Liberation - cheers for checking it out mate

Glade Festival went well but i stuck to the vci300 & vfx for that one - mostly due to not having a decent case to take the 380 in (and the one or two minor software glitches i have come across)
Anyway, fingers crossed i will have a case sorted for Secret Garden Party.
DJ K-Ceaser 11:01 AM - 20 June, 2012
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YOOOO CHECK OUT MY Vid DID a TEST run for all my SERATO Brothers and Sisters!!! LETZZZ GO!!!!!
Watchwww.youtube.com


Yeah man work those platters there!! love it!!....how u do feel about the pitch resolution, is it accurate enough for you? I read some blogs of some users who are not to pleased...let me know your thoughts when you can! thanx!


Trev what's up! Thanks for watching! Well here is my take on the pitch control. 1st The sliders should have been longer however the actual feel of them moving up and down isn't bad, they are nice and tight but the accuracy can use some fine tuning there are some definite issues with pitch number to slide ratio so you will find yourself pushing the sync button a lot more than often. It's as if they planned on making the sync the first option and pitch control the second option which is weird but the system does what it does well and I really enjoy it but I know that the MK II version will be Phenominal LOL. Peaceeee.
TREV DJ/VJ 9:13 PM - 20 June, 2012
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YOOOO CHECK OUT MY Vid DID a TEST run for all my SERATO Brothers and Sisters!!! LETZZZ GO!!!!!
Watchwww.youtube.com


Yeah man work those platters there!! love it!!....how u do feel about the pitch resolution, is it accurate enough for you? I read some blogs of some users who are not to pleased...let me know your thoughts when you can! thanx!


Trev what's up! Thanks for watching! Well here is my take on the pitch control. 1st The sliders should have been longer however the actual feel of them moving up and down isn't bad, they are nice and tight but the accuracy can use some fine tuning there are some definite issues with pitch number to slide ratio so you will find yourself pushing the sync button a lot more than often. It's as if they planned on making the sync the first option and pitch control the second option which is weird but the system does what it does well and I really enjoy it but I know that the MK II version will be Phenominal LOL. Peaceeee.



Thanx for your speedy response!! the pitch control is the only thing thats holding me back from purchasing it! gonna research a bit more and try to test it out soon...but yeah man keep those video's coming!!
ELECTROFUX 4:14 PM - 21 June, 2012
some people say its a toy but to me its a toy that pays my bills :D
DJ MDX 4:28 PM - 21 June, 2012
I posted this in the other VCI-380 thread and since the last concern here was pitch control I thought it relevant here as well - I really hate doubel posting...lol:

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Question, how precise are the pitch faders for manually beat matching? I dont have a controller yet but want to learn to manually beat match.


I don't mean to be a thorn or sound rude to anyone but I've never had an issue mixing with any controller or player. I started on vinyl and if you know vinyl you know there is a lot of drift and 0 or +/- 2 doesn't always mean that on each device.

Now with the VCI-380, I mixed for a little while yesterday, due to other commitments, and the time I manually mixed (I don't use sync) it worked just fine. I kept it at +/- 8 resolution so it worked just fine. I think with any linear fader type midi controller you’re only going to get so much precision because everyone's different "pressure" in strength and movement. The most precision you'll get is in a rotary pitch controller, (ala Xone:DX) - even on my Pio's the pitch sliders are very touchy. So the best judge is always your ears.

I will test the accuracy of both sides tonight with the same song for any drift at the same slider measurement for each.
DJ K-Ceaser 6:42 PM - 21 June, 2012
Whatzzz GOOD Every 1 Check out my NEW VID!!! DJ K-Ceaser VS THE VESTAX VCI 380 ROUND 2! N-JOY!!!!
Watchwww.youtube.com
TREV DJ/VJ 9:41 PM - 21 June, 2012
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I posted this in the other VCI-380 thread and since the last concern here was pitch control I thought it relevant here as well - I really hate doubel posting...lol:

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Question, how precise are the pitch faders for manually beat matching? I dont have a controller yet but want to learn to manually beat match.


I don't mean to be a thorn or sound rude to anyone but I've never had an issue mixing with any controller or player. I started on vinyl and if you know vinyl you know there is a lot of drift and 0 or +/- 2 doesn't always mean that on each device.

Now with the VCI-380, I mixed for a little while yesterday, due to other commitments, and the time I manually mixed (I don't use sync) it worked just fine. I kept it at +/- 8 resolution so it worked just fine. I think with any linear fader type midi controller you’re only going to get so much precision because everyone's different "pressure" in strength and movement. The most precision you'll get is in a rotary pitch controller, (ala Xone:DX) - even on my Pio's the pitch sliders are very touchy. So the best judge is always your ears.

I will test the accuracy of both sides tonight with the same song for any drift at the same slider measurement for each.



Thanx for the info DJ MDX much appreciated!...after using my SL1 box and control vinyls and cds for some time, Im finally ready to move on to the VCI 380 and yeah and it suits my needs perfectly!...please keep me posted on the test you are doing...tc
Souls Liberation 9:49 PM - 21 June, 2012
Greetings All. As i see, some of you are really enjoying the VCI 380 and finding pro's & con's so far. I have to agree with DJ MDX on his opinion i must say and i myself never had issues with pitch (manually or sync). I feel the pitch range is quite alright and maybe Vestax purposely built it that way as to bring back some of the essence to dj-ing... using the ears :-), just like DJ MDX said. I'm still seeing how the unit function so not in haste to write my opinoins yet as i also want to see if people are encountering some of the things i find which are quite essential. What i also realize in the world of dj-ing is that because of the technology, people are just trying to mix everything eg. going from a 100bpm track to a 110bpm (vice versa) and trying to make everything flow which doesnt always sound great or work unless you can be creative with the mix or just drop the tune. So this is also one aspect where pitch can be an issue for some people. In my opinion, if a track is made around 100bpm, you can take it to around 107bpm but going further you're starting to mess with ranges, even if the key is locked, it can sound unpleasing to the ear especially to someone who really know the true tempo of the track. Not everyone is a dj but you have people who are veteran music listeners who's got a great sense of hearing and can use that to judge a dj also. So all one has to do is place your tunes correctly to bpm's (fast slow, mid) and all will be well. I play tracks (and i mean for different audiences) ranging between 58bpm to 186bpm (or you can half that also in theory), between 70's to now (though i'm not a highly commercial dj) and my style is very eclectic, from ambient/chill out-jazz-reggae-calypso-real hip hop-drum n' bass/jungle-disco-funk-gospel-mento-ska-rock n roll-soul-totally obscure tracks and the list goes on. So in short, what i'm saying is that the pitch isnt a problem. I have only encountered three issues so far but it really doesn't affect the operation of the Vestax/Serato combo as such. So in due time i will say my piece as it's great to try the unit in different zones and see what people are saying also from their experiences and to DJ K Ceaser, brilliant job at the demos. Vestax should hire you. Irie vibes to all.
DJ K-Ceaser 11:26 PM - 21 June, 2012
Thanks for watching @ Souls Liberation! Great Post also!!!!
Maskrider 5:03 AM - 28 June, 2012
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jeezuz!!!! there are so many of u digital people out there, why don't u all go back to turntables. When people dj with these little play toy boards, it doesn't even look cool.


STFU.......Are you a comedian?


u SHUT THE F UP, ARE U AN IDIOT? , no wait you are


Look who's talking.....lol........A troll in disguise.
DJ K-Ceaser 1:55 AM - 29 June, 2012
Extra Sexy MIX Check IT OUT lol Peace!
Watchwww.youtube.com
Dj L-Biz 11:36 AM - 6 July, 2012
i've been playing more and more with the 380 (rarely with smart sync) and actually all my intial concerns about the pitch and resolution are basically unjustified it is very accurate and works well a touch too sensitive but then actually thats better than it being un-accurate.

To sum up the unit works really well and if you, practice, practice, practice and test, will hopefully you will aprreciate it like i do know now.

My only quibble now is the jump to playhead on the shift loop option (and some other minor looping issues i'm trying to get my head around - but i can't rule out that it not me being daft that is causing the frustration there...

i'll be posting a vid up later little sloppy but show me running both Itch(380) and SL1 off my laptop with my tt's plug into the vci and scratching and swtiching between the two - which to the best of my knowledge so far quite stable... and great fun...
DJ NACO 2:45 PM - 10 July, 2012
This looks sweet im definatly going to get a vestax vci 380 soon i already have a vestax vci 300 and love it
|DJSIGMA| 5:03 PM - 13 July, 2012
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jeezuz!!!! there are so many of u digital people out there, why don't u all go back to turntables. When people dj with these little play toy boards, it doesn't even look cool.


STFU.......Are you a comedian?


u SHUT THE F UP, ARE U AN IDIOT? , no wait you are


Look who's talking.....lol........A troll in disguise.


had a feeling people that play with midi controllers would get laughed at or just be hated on because it either very portable or it shows no skill to other skilled or professional djs , or thinking that it was just a toy software but hey these actually help expect taking away skills like the smart sync button that should be taken off midi controllers it just makes us djs and professional djs make it more easier for us to mix music and blend , but I prefer turntables in my opinion because its more of and art and puts the skills to the test in you and most often pitch control is used
vanek 4:56 PM - 31 July, 2012
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jeezuz!!!! there are so many of u digital people out there, why don't u all go back to turntables. When people dj with these little play toy boards, it doesn't even look cool.


STFU.......Are you a comedian?


u SHUT THE F UP, ARE U AN IDIOT? , no wait you are


Look who's talking.....lol........A troll in disguise.


had a feeling people that play with midi controllers would get laughed at or just be hated on because it either very portable or it shows no skill to other skilled or professional djs , or thinking that it was just a toy software but hey these actually help expect taking away skills like the smart sync button that should be taken off midi controllers it just makes us djs and professional djs make it more easier for us to mix music and blend , but I prefer turntables in my opinion because its more of and art and puts the skills to the test in you and most often pitch control is used


well have you stopped to see and hear a good dj on a digi board cuz i work hard with mine to make what feels good and what comes from my heart AND SOUL in my mixes so F all that choose the hate and under-mind me
DJ K-Ceaser 11:57 PM - 15 August, 2012
IM BACCCKKK LOL Check out the new vid!

Watchwww.youtube.com
|DJSIGMA| 3:46 PM - 30 August, 2012
can't wait to get my VCI-380 already special ordered :)
|DJSIGMA| 3:50 PM - 30 August, 2012
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Also want to know if we can purchase it with CF-2 installed!

I think you can, I ordered my CF-X2 , but I'm installing it myself I think they have a tutorial video how to install it to all the VCI series
]|DjAcido|[ 8:26 PM - 31 August, 2012
After looking around none of the stores by me have a unit for me to test it out. I have read all your comments and seen all videos... Great stuff guys... Got a few questions:
I see some of you that have mentioned the pitch part and coming from turn tables I don't foresee an issue as there we had to do it manually and with our ears.... Also I see some of you that have gone and purchase the CF-X2, what benefits I get out of this cross fader?

Thanks guys....
prizo 3:51 PM - 7 September, 2012
Anybody know the best solution as far as a case for this?
Souls Liberation 6:09 PM - 7 September, 2012
Hey Prizo, greetings. I use the UDG APC40/20 Midi Controller Bag. It's well made and you can carry a 17" laptop in it also. If you have an earphone that folds flat, it can be carried too. The VCI 380 fits perfectly inside and it has alot of padding for the ultimate protection. i have been gigging with it for the summer and i really feel comfortable with as i know my unit is well protected. Will give my review on the VCI 380 unit when i am a bit settled from all my movements. I use it to carry the unit and it's belongings only and then i use a Mono Dj backpack for my laptop, headphones and other stuff which makes travelling comfortable for me. Do check this bag out though. It holds the unit well and screams quality. Do hope this helps.
prizo 2:21 PM - 10 September, 2012
Thanks, i was thinking more of a hard case though.
DJ MDX 2:36 PM - 10 September, 2012
I'm using my old VCI-300 Odyssey Case - I've posted the pic some where on one of the threads.
prizo 3:57 PM - 11 September, 2012
@ DJ MDX - it fits? I thought vci-300 was significantly smaller.
DJ MDX 4:57 PM - 11 September, 2012
With a little customization it fits. I can't access the direct link from my phone so go to www.facebook.com and its the picture I just posted. Oh and feel free to "Like" ;-)
KIDVICIOUSdj 5:16 PM - 11 September, 2012
i love it
prizo 7:51 AM - 12 September, 2012
when you say customization do you mean cutting away at foam? Looks good!!
DJ MDX 7:35 PM - 14 September, 2012
@prizo - Yes about 1 to 1.5 inches on the front side. You don't want to cut too much because you still want it to fit tight. What I did was save those pieces and then compressed them a little to push them back in and it really fits nice and snug with no movement at all.
DJ K-Ceaser 7:58 PM - 14 September, 2012
Alright U all DJ K-Ceaser is always on the cutting edge of the New Ish!! Lol well NE way just saw this "FZGSVCI380BL" New Black Label Flight Case from Odyssey! Peaceeeee!!
DJ MDX 11:35 PM - 14 September, 2012
I would rather get the non-black case. Those cases look really bad once used and scratches are very noticeable when the black comes off - just my 2 scratched ;-)

www.odysseygear.com
djnice140 5:36 PM - 21 September, 2012
this controller looks good ....i've been using a vci300 for a some time now .......looks like its time to upgrade to the 380 i hope its all its cracked up to be.....i will let you all know .....
Walter B. Nice 4:19 AM - 26 September, 2012
I picked up the the Vestax 380 and I like what they added to this unit...However, the only thing I'm disappointed with is that you can't create your own loops. Meaning you can't set up loop in and out points. I really hope they come up with a software update to take care of this.
|DJSIGMA| 11:48 PM - 30 September, 2012
getting mines already next week wess :)
a.vanvranken 1:55 AM - 3 October, 2012
Decksaver just released their VCI-380 cover. I don't have it, but the VCI-300 version was awesome. Fit into a chrome bag with my laptop perfectly. Being able to bike to gigs is key in a big city.
|DJSIGMA| 4:11 AM - 3 October, 2012
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Decksaver just released their VCI-380 cover. I don't have it, but the VCI-300 version was awesome. Fit into a chrome bag with my laptop perfectly. Being able to bike to gigs is key in a big city.


you bike to gigs with that ha , nice one
djsokin 5:07 AM - 19 October, 2012
Heres me on the new VCI 380 Juggle

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