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Vestax VCM-600 USB MIDI DJ Controller  

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The Vestax VCM-600 USB MIDI controller allows you to assign and control 160 parameters of your DJ software, and comes bundled with Ableton Live 7 Vestax Edition software. With intuitive audio recordin... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Vestax VCM-600 USB MIDI controller allows you to assign and control 160 parameters of your DJ software, and comes bundled with Ableton Live 7 Vestax Edition software. With intuitive audio recording and MIDI sequencing, more than 20 built-in effects, and 2 software instruments, you're ready to perform with it right out the box. The DJ controller also comes with the same high-quality input faders and pitch faders as the VCI-100 and PMC-580 models to give it advanced operability and includes Vestax-quality input fader/crossfader curve control. Besides the Ableton Live software, it will also work with other MIDI-compliant DAW software with high-resolution MIDI signals sent via USB. All of this is housed in a lightweight, high-durability aluminum body for easy portability.

Features
  • The VCM-600 can control 160 parameters of Ableton Live software and other MIDI-compliant DAW software with high-resolution MIDI signals sent via USB
  • Multitrack control (track bank)
  • High-quality input faders and pitch faders from the VCI-100 and PMC-580 are applied to the VCM-600 for advanced operability
  • Vestax-quality input fader/crossfader curve control
  • Simple plug-and-play activation with Macintosh and Windows operating system computers
  • Lightweight, high-durability aluminum body
  • Bundled Software:
  • Ableton Live Lite 7 Vestax Edition for seamless operation
  • Audio resolution: 32-bit - 192kHz
  • Audio & MIDI tracks: 8
  • Scenes: 6
  • Send/Return tracks: 1
  • MP3/Ogg vorbis/FLAC/WAV/AIFF/AAC-compatible
  • Auto Warp function (auto tempo adjust)
  • Warp Multitrack
  • Audio effects: 24 (max. 6 concurrently), including Auto Filter, Auto Pan, Beat Repeat, Chorus, Compressor, Dnynamic Tube, EQ Eight, EQ Three, Erosion, Filter Delay, Flanger, Gate, Grain Delay, Phaser, Ping Pong Delay, Redux, Resonators, Reverb, Saturator, Simple Delay, Spectrum, Utility, and Vinyl Distortion
  • MIDI effects: 7 (max. 6 concurrently), including Arpeggiator, Chord, Note Length, Pitch, Random, Scale, and Velocity
  • Intuitive audio recording and MIDI sequencing
  • More than 20 built-in audio effects, including a host of creative delays, filters, distortions, studio compressors, and EQs
  • Includes 2 software instruments: Simpler for creative sample-based synthesis, and Impulse for dynamic, sampled drums
  • Supports VST and AU effects and instruments
  • Real-time time-stretching and warping of AIFF and WAV files for DJing and instant remixing
  • All editing of your musical creations are non-destructive so you can experiment without worries
  • Integrated single-screen user interface for simple, creativity-focused operation
  • Extensive built-in step-by-step tutorials
Specifications
  • Specifications
    USB (Bus-powered)
    Adaptor (Option): DC-9V 500mA
    Dimensions: 480(W) X 310(D) X 40(H) (Excluding knob height)
    Weight: 5kg

    System Requirements
    Operating System:
    Win: Windows XP(SP2), Windows Vista (SP1 64-bit is not supported)
    Mac: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
    Hardware
    Win:
    CPU: 1.5GHz or better
    RAM: 512MB,1GB is better
    Available USB Port (USB2.0 Compatible)
    DVD-ROM Drive
    Mac:
    CPU: G4 (Intel CPU is better)
    RAM: 512MB (1GB is better)
    Available USB Port (USB2.0 Compatible)
    DVD-ROM Drive

    Requirements for Bundled Software (Win/Mac)
    Audio interface (ASIO or Core Audio correspondent)
    Quick Time 6.5 or higher
    Internet Connection
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty.


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VestaxVCM-600 USB MIDI DJ Controller
 
4.0

(based on 2 reviews)

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Controller

By Technology

from New England

Comments about Vestax VCM-600 USB MIDI DJ Controller:

Amazing possibilities with this controller and Ableton. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the cueing is not really up to par with a professional DJ mixer, and this is really a software issue. There needs to be a straightforward way to cue multiple channels in the software and mix this with the master out so that you can practice your mix before bringing it out. It only allows you to cue one channel and the master out can not also be sent to headphones with the cue. This could be done by sending both to a return I believe, but a dj mixer should allow you to cue multiple channels and mix them in the headphones in a straightforward way.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

95 percent perfect

By Baz

from Boston, MA

Comments about Vestax VCM-600 USB MIDI DJ Controller:

The controls feel great, and while I had some initial concerns regarding the proximity of the knobs to each other, it has not proved problematic. My one, giant, infuriating problem with this controller is that it *does not* come with any interface software. This oversight may be due to an attempt by Vestax to cater more heavily to DJs who are relatively new to the digital world and might prefer a "plug and play" system, at the cost of customizability. However, this means that all the pretty, backlit buttons are stuck in "toggle" mode, so trying to get any kind of "instant kill" effects is virtually impossible. I had to write an entire driver for it on my own, using MaxMSP, which I used to modify the midi data for Ableton as well as to update the button-lights on the VCM-600. If you either prefer a setup without momentary buttons, or can write your own drivers (or use a 3rd party midi editor like Bome's Midi Translator), this is an amazing controller, complete with solid (and adjustable!) faders, grippy rubber knobs, light-up buttons (for screen-free feedback), and solid construction. I expect to be using the VCM-600 both for live performances and in the studio for a long, long time.

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