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Typhoon DJ MIDI controller with sound card

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The all-in-one Vestax Typhoon DJ MIDI controller bundles digital DJ hardware and software, offering total control for your music mixing, scratching, and playing. Vestax includes software with the Typh... Read More

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Overview

The all-in-one Vestax Typhoon DJ MIDI controller bundles digital DJ hardware and software, offering total control for your music mixing, scratching, and playing. Vestax includes software with the Typhoon that transforms your computer into a full-blown DJ system. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, just plug the Vestax Typhoon into your computer and you become a DJ.

It comes bundled with Virtual DJ Limited Edition software, an audio/video mixing software developed by Atomix Productions Inc. It is used by Mobile/Club DJs and millions of users worldwide. The version bundled with Typhoon has been tailor-made for intuitive mixing and looks like the controller itself, making it even easier..

Features
  • Touch sensor jog wheels: high resolution, touch-sensitive jog wheels enable the user to DJ as if in analog mode when scratching or mixing
  • Multi-channel audio system: the Typhoon comes with high-quality sound for monitoring, master output, and a separate microphone input
  • Compact and light: completely travel friendly; the unit is perfect for users on the go. A simple USB cable and bundled software will have the user spinning wherever they please
  • Play section: starts and stops songs
  • Monitoring: prepare your next track with clear audio through your headphones by pushing each decks' monitor button
  • Filter: one push and the jog wheel turns into filter control
  • EQ section: easily boost and cut hi, mid, and low with each frequency knob
  • Effect section: you can instantly add effects to tracks whenever you like and easily adjust the parameters
  • Cursor: Move up and down through your song list; push each load button (left for the left deck, right for the right deck) to load a song
  • Songlist: displays all your tracks with one click
  • Loop section: speedy length setting with the ± buttons and start a loop at any timing
  • Tempo control: Instant beat matching with the sync button and precise adjustment with the speed sliders
  • Touch sensor jog wheel: touch sensor jog wheel platters give high resolution to experience an analog feel when scratching and mixing
  • Cue/cup: instant cue point settings
  • Polycarbonate top panel
  • Bundled software: Virtual DJ Limited Edition
  • 2-beat and tempo-synchronizable decks
  • Quick controller setup wizard
  • 4 classic DJ effects
  • Ultra-fast database browsing and iTunes importing
  • Special upgrade to Traktor Pro offer
  • Power voltage: 5V 500mA
  • Power: USB
  • Dimensions: 14" W x 9-1/2" H x 1-1/2" D
  • Weight: 3.3 lb.
Virtual DJ Limited Edition
  • Dual Players with Controls and Pitch
  • Internal Mixer with Gain and Equalizers
  • Key Lock/Master Tempo
  • Instant BPM Detection
  • Automatic Beatmatch
  • Automatic Gain
  • Smart LOOPS
Specifications
  • The minimum requirement to run Virtual DJ Limited Edition is:
  • * PIII 850 MhZ computer
  • * 1024x768 SVGA video
  • * DirectX compatible soundcard
  • * 512 MB RAM
  • The recommended configuration is:
  • * PIV 3 GhZ computer
  • * 1024x768 SVGA video
  • * 4.1 DirectX compatible soundcard (with front and rear separate outputs)
  • * 1024 MB RAM
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3.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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1.0

try to dj with oven mits on on turntables that have the accuracy of a drunken monkey

By ung lee

from NJ

very disappointed with this interface. there was a significant lag in responsiveness from disc platter to screen cue point. There were fairly big jumps when you try to fine tune your syncopation of program and cue tracks, even with platter sensitivity all the way up. Gain knobs do not respond unless you throw faders to max limit in both directions before Virtual DJ responds - though this may be a VDJ application issue, unsure as of now. If you have never dj'd before, yeah you can learn on this, somewhat. Experienced dj's, those who have the ability to sync tracks, stay away. I wound up returning mine.

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1.0

Streaky and will crash on you.

By brandon masangcay

from San Francisco

The reason I got this piece of gear was to be able to make mixes in the hotel room while I travel and DJ. However, I got asked to DJ a high school dance and I figured I mine as well try this controller out and see how well it works with mobile events. Three times in a row, Serato Intro crashed and I had to restart my laptop. Luckily I had my CDJs close and hooked up regular Serato. I do not recommend this to be a good buy at all. It's a great idea and has cool features, but persistency is everything in this game. I'd suggest using a VESTAX VCI 300, or anything that would connect to Serato-Itch instead of Intro.

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5.0

All around great

By Brandon

from Buena Park, CA

I recently got this controller for my birthday. Out of the box it was ready to play and the software (I got virtual DJ LE) was fairly simple to set up. The controls are generally responsive and the general layout is simply fantastic. My only complaint is the gain isn't the most responsive knob. Other than that it's amazing. The deck looks sick in the dark too!

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(9 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Best one I tried, but still had flaws

By Kevin Albertson

from Tigard, Oregon

I bought 3 different MIDI decks, and all of them had something wrong. I tried it on computers ranging from Windows XP, Vista, and 7. The Vestex was the only one to perform some tasks. All of the drivers were updated. Fortunately, I got a refund for all 3 (bought one, returned it, got another, etc.). None of them specify that it has to be for a Mac, which is why I got them. They all said 'PC and Mac' (PC being Windows, I would assume).

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(71 of 75 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Purchase

By Nathan

from Milwaukee Wisconsin

This little think packs a punch! you can scratch, nudge, fade, and add effects all very easily with the typhoon. I have used this at venues such as high school dances, to house parties, to clubs, and it manages to do the trick for all venues. Looping is very simple, and all of the respone times of the knobs, faders, and buttons is very quick.

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4.0

Very Good

By Cory

from Maitland, Florida

I bought this controller at the beginning of the summer as a easy segway into bedroom DJing. I use it at all my gigs now. It is very sturdy and has good faders. There is low latency and the jog wheels don't slip. If you want to scratch, however, look for its counter parts because it cannot scratch effectivly. Over all...this is a very good controller for beginners and pros

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