VCI-400    

  

 

 

 Serato DJ has been released for VCI-400!

 

   

Please click this link to upgrade to Serato DJ from Serato DJ Intro.
http://serato.com/dj/vestax-vci-400

 

 

 

 After upgrading to Serato DJ, it is neccessary to update the firmware of the VCI-400, for correct
functionality. The links below explain how to update the firmware. 

◎SERATO DJ &VCI400 Quick Start Guide http://serato.com/dj/support 
◎for Windows http://help.vestax.co.jp/en/detail.php?id=475&id_page_url=409
◎for Mac http://help.vestax.co.jp/en/detail.php?id=476&id_page_url=410

◎Serato DJ Manual http://serato.com/dj/support 

[Caution]
* The current version(1.1.2) of Serato DJ does not support recording from the external inputs (Mic, Line).
*Before upgrade to Serato DJ from Serato DJ Intro, Please check your computor OS version.
The link below shows Serato DJ’ s minimum OS specification.→ http://serato.com/dj/features
(Feb,2013 : Serato DJ does not support Windows 8) 

 

 

 

The VCI-400 is the hardware solution for DJs who have been seeking an instrument that perfectly adapts to their style of performance. Shifting focus from integrity with bundled DJ software to any DJ software has made the VCI-400 the most versatile and intuitive DJ controller in its league. Along with it's excellent potential for customizing control assignments, the VCI-400 and its ergonomic 4-channel lay out provides perfect control for standard DJ software operation such as cueing, pitch control, looping, FX control, track browsing/loading, triggering samples and scratching.

The latest v2.0 firmware enables channels C and D to function as a stand-alone mixer, adding more flexibility and setup options.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Ergonomic 4 channel layout
  • 2 channels stand-alone mixer (requires firmware update)
  • Transport buttons with maximum 3 banks of mapping
  • Instant Deck select
  • Highly responsive stress free soft touch buttons
  • Optimized control knob layout
  • Milled large aluminum filter knobs
  • Premium full-bit sound quality generated by a low latency high resolution 24bit/48kHz soundcard
  • Dual core digital processor
  • Bundled with Virtual DJ LE and Serato Intro
  • Software overlays included for default midi assigns

 

INTUITIVE CONTROL
The symmetrical intuitive control surface consists of iconic Vestax features such as the high-resolution JOG wheels with torque & sensitivity control. The option to adjust each parameter enables DJs to tailor the functionality of the JOG wheels to the most suitable for their style. The large aluminum Filter knobs are also a distinctive Vestax feature that has been inherited from previous Vestax quality hardware. The highly responsive multi-mode transport section triggers layers of controls instantly, which is perfect for finger drummers and controllerists.   All buttons are backlit with high-intensity LEDs, and along with the built-in LED Meter input faders, the VCI-400 provides excellent visual support for DJs in any environment.

 

STAND-ALONE MIXER
The v2.0 firmware transforms the VCI-400 into a hybrid controller / mixer, with an integrated 2 channel stand-alone audio mixer. This mixer function enables you to use your VCI-400 along with CD players or a DVS interface, with or without having a computer connected.
The mixer function can also be used in combination with a variety of DJ software. For example, with Traktor Pro you can mix a total of 6 decks. (2 Traktor Pro decks, 2 Traktor Pro sampler decks, and 2 CD players).
The 3 band EQ of the mixer function shares the same bandwidth, crossover and Q factor with the legendary PMC-55 mixer.
The Filters were designed to enable precise sweeps, and the low frequency response  was designed to comply with  sound systems in large venues.
How to upgrade to v2.0 firmware:
Download the Stand-alone Mixer firmware kit (zip file) from the support page, and follow the instructions in the "read me" found in the upgrade kit.

CLEAR DYNAMIC SOUND
The sound quality of a DJ controller is determined by its D/A conversion capability. There were no compromises when Vestax designed the integrated audio interface, which uses a studio-grade asynchronous USB streaming system to provide low-latency, bit-perfect audio at 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution. This advanced audio system combines a dual-core digital processor with carefully selected analog components, to deliver a clear and powerful sound. On the road or in the studio, the VCI-400 simply sounds awesome.

EXCELLENT SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY
The VCI-400 is bundled with Virtual DJ LE 4 Decks together with overlays of each software for immediate DJ experience out of the box. A blank overlay for DJs who seek to customize MIDI assigns and create their own layout is also included.  MIDI maps for a variety of software including TRAKTOR PRO 2, MixVibes, TORQ 2, Deckadance are available from the VCI-400 download page and the Vestax support page.
Included overlays:
Serato DJ Intro, Virtual DJ LE 4 Decks, Traktor Pro2, Blank (For user customization)

CUSTOMIZE YOUR CONTROLS
The biggest advantage of using a MIDI controller to DJ is regardless its compact size, having all necessary controls in one unit and being able to transport/ play all your songs from a laptop. But the VCI-400 brings you another advantage that is often overlooked: the great ability to customize how the controller works with software. The customize capability of the VCI-400 is nothing like any other and provides options that will spark your imagination. The Vestax VCI-400 works with any DJ software that has a MIDI learn function. Having more than 200 assignable parameters (knobs, faders and buttons), you will have plenty of room to fit in all necessary controls of the software you use. The wide and highly versatile control surfaces will map just to your style, and the multi-mode transport button enables great finger drum skills. Whatever your style is, whatever control function it is that you want to assign, the VCI-400 will have the best options for you.

Supported Software

Virtual DJ LE 4decks / Pro  serato dj intro
   
 *Download Overlay here   *Download Overlay here
 Traktor Pro2
djay4
   
*Download Overlay here *Download Overlay here
MixVibes CROSS  Ultramixer3
   
Deckadance  
 
*Download Overlay here  

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Mic input (XLR/PHONE combo jack) x 2
  • Line input (RCA Stereo) x 2
  • Master Output: XLR  x 2、PHONE x 2
  • Headphone output x 1(6.3mm)
  • Crossfader curve control x 1
  • USB 2.0port (BUS power not supported)
  • POWER:DC 7.5V / 1000mA (Power adaptor included)
  • POWER CONSUMPTION:4W (AC100V - 230V)
  • DIMENSIONS:457(W)×328(D)×61(H)mm (Including knobs)
  • WEIGHT:4.5 kg
Audio SPEC. Details  
Analog audio  
LINE INPUT 1/2 Stereo, RCA connector x 2
Input impedance 47k ohms umbalanced
Nominal input level -10dBV (0.3V)
MIC INPUT 1/2 COMBO connectors (XLR + 1/4' Phones combination) x 2
Input impedance 5k ohms balanced
Nominal input level -50dBV (3mV)  -20dBV (160mV)
MASTER OUTPUT 1/2 Stereo , XLR type connector x 2
  1/4 inch Phone connector x 2
Load impedance 10k ohms or more
Nominal output level 0dBV (1.0V)
Maximum output level +10dBV (3.0V), (at LINE IN 1/2, MIC IN 1/2 in "Direct" mode)
  +5dBV (1.7V), (on playback of 1kHz, 0dB normalised signal)
HEADPHONES OUTPUT  
Load impedance 47ohms
Nominal output level 60mW + 60mW (at 47ohms loaded)
   
Digital audio  
AD/DA coverter  
Bit depth 24bit
Sampling frequency 48kHz Min.
USB I/O USB2.0 4channel audio I/O, MIDI control I/O
USB Audio Class 2.0
   
Overall Performance  
Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz (+0/-0.5dB)
SN 70dB (A -WTD) or better
THD less then 0.05%

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows
XP (SP3 and later / 32Bit only)
Vista (SP1 and later / 32Bit or 64Bit)
 7  (32Bit or 64Bit)
CPU:Intel Core Duo 1.4GHz or more
RAM:1GB or more
USB2.0 port
CD-ROM drive
Free HDD capacity for music data

The Requirements above do not apply to the bundled software
The VCI-400 does not support Intel Celeron, ATOM and AMD processors
Please note above are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee operation with all computer and devices. A computer with higher specifications is recommended for optimal performance.

If you are using a SONY VAIO computer, please go to the following link 
http://help.vestax.co.jp/en/detail.php?id=406&id_page_url=348

 
Macintosh
Mac OS 10.6/10.7
CPU:Intel CoreDuo 1.66GHz or more
RAM:1GB or more
USB2.0 port
CD-ROM drive
Free HDD capacity for music data

Please note above are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee operation with all computer and devices. A computer with higher specifications is recommended for optimal performance.

INCLUDED ITEMS
- Owner's manual
- USB cable
- SDC-7 power adaptor
- ASIO driver installer CD-ROM (for WINDOWS only)
- Virtual DJ LE 4Decks installer CD-ROM
- Bundled software MIDI assign guide
- 4 Overlays ( Blank, Virtual DJ LE 4 DECKS, serato dj intro,  Traktor)
 
※The installer for serato dj intro is available from serato.com/downloads/dj-intro
 

DJ Unkut (DMC Champion) on the Vestax VCI-400 DJ MIDI controller

 

VCI-400 Stand-alone Mixer tutorial video

 

VCI-400 introduction video

 

DJ KONE with Vestax VCI-400

 

CrossDJ 2.0 | Remix your tracks 

FAQ

FAQ page

Downloads

STAND ALONE MIXER
Update kit (v2.0)
   
AUDIO DRIVER ASIO Driver for Windows 
   
Serato DJ Intro Serato DJ Intro
   
MIDI ASSIGN FILES* TRAKTOR PRO2 (Ver2.1.2 or Higher)
  Virtual DJ PRO (Ver7.0.5 or Higher)
  djay4 (Latest version is native support)
  Deckadance(Latest version is native support)
  Mixvibes CROSS (Ver1.7.1 or Higher)
  Ultramixer Pro3 (Latest version is native support)
   
USER MANUAL Owner's Manual (English/Japanese)
  Owner's Manual (German)
  Bundle software guide
   
OVERLAYS Bundle Overlays
  Overlays tooling kit
  djay4 Overlay
  Deckadance

 *Serato dj intro and Virtual DJ LE 4 DECKS do not require MIDI assign files