In advance of the NAMM 2013 show, Gemini DJ has announced a new all-in-one DJ controller and Mixstation that is capable of playing music through a USB device using Gemini's own VCASE internal music management system or by connecting it to a computer for DJ controller playback with the included Virtual DJ LE software.
Similar to the Pioneer XDJ-AERO and Stanton's own SCS.4DJ, the Gemini GMX Pro can work as a completely standalone unit which users can mix, scratch, and perform on without the need to use a computer. The GMX Pro will work with the VCASE music management software to organize and prepare music on a USB drive (similar to Pioneer's Rekordbox) for a seamless playback experience on the GMX Pro. The GMX Pro can also be connected to a computer to use it as a full out MIDI DJ controller with the software of your choice. The GMX Pro will come with Virtual DJ LE already in the box.
The GMX Pro has high resolution and mechanical (push-top) style jog wheels and a rather different layout than anything I've seen before. The jog wheels are positioned towards the bottom with tempo pitch sliders put towards the top of the unit next to the screens. Each deck has its own screen to display track information and a small waveform. I can also see four cue point buttons above the jog wheels and Play/Pause and Cue Buttons positioned just where they would be on a CDJ-700... I also see a few buttons and knobs that could be used for loops and effects.
The Gemini GMX Pro doesn't seem to have a bunch of effects knobs nor do I see a bunch of buttons for super MIDI performers, but it looks like a great device for Mobile DJ's who don't want to take a computer with them when its time to put on a show. There is great versatility here with the ability to perform with or without a computer. The Gemini GMX-Pro is due out in April and we'll try to get our hands on one for a full HD-Video review. For now check out the full press release below for more information.