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Since this product has drawn the most traffic on my blog I have decided to repost the review I did a few months ago for the upcoming holiday. This would a great gift for the music lover or aspiring DJ in your life.
Vestax has once again released a new MIDI controller for DJ’s called the Vestax Typhoon. This unit is perfect for the beginner DJ’s who are interested in mixing, want something compact, and are on a tight budget (retailing at 299.99) The jog wheels are made of a light metal and the rest of the unit is constructed of a polymer plastic. The unit is set up as a perfect two channel mixing device. Setup is said to be extremely easy. The unit also has a built in sound card with main outs that can be run from the rear. So, once a USB cable is connected to a computer with Tractor LE (which is included) and supported audio files, the unit is ready to go. The unit has the basic DJ MIDI functions such as the jog wheels, fader, effects, loop, Play/Cue/CUP buttons, and EQ. Based on reviews I have read and videos I have seen of this unit I would recommend this only for beginner DJ’s. This is not a unit for serious DJ’s or professionals as the jog wheels are great for mixing, but not good for scratching or juggling like the Vestax VCI 100 (which I use) or the Vestax VCI 300. Also, if you are a mobile DJ the unit is made of plastic so one can foresee expected damage when taken on the road.
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