[Video] Vestax VCI-380 Unboxing & First Impressions - DJBooth

[Video] Vestax VCI-380 Unboxing & First Impressions

The newest Digital DJ controller by Vestax has finally landed at the DJbooth.net Lab for a full-out HD-Video review. The Vestax VCI-380 is the new update to the ever-so-popular VCI-300 controller and it brings a lot of welcomed improvements and also kept some things exactly the way we liked it. The Vestax VCI-380 is a solid DJ controller that boasts an all metal construction, standalone mixer capabilities right out of the box, new Pad Effects, and perfect Serato DJ Itch integration. I'll be sure to explain everything in great detail during the HD-Video review which should be released just before the Atlantic City DJ Expo next week. Check out the unboxing and first impressions video in the meantime to see what comes in the box.
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The newest Digital DJ controller by Vestax has finally landed at the DJbooth.net Lab for a full-out HD-Video review. The Vestax VCI-380 is the new update to the ever-so-popular VCI-300 controller and it brings a lot of welcomed improvements and also kept some things exactly the way we liked it. The Vestax VCI-380 is a solid DJ controller that boasts an all metal construction, standalone mixer capabilities right out of the box, new Pad Effects, and perfect Serato DJ Itch integration.

I'll be sure to explain everything in great detail during the HD-Video review which should be released just before the Atlantic City DJ Expo next week. Check out the unboxing and first impressions video in the meantime to see what comes in the box.

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[Video] Serato DJ with Vestax VCI-380

The Vestax VCI-380 has been out on the market for a little over a year now, but its still one of my favorite controllers to use with Serato. During our HD-Video review, we loved the build quality, tight jog wheels, and excellent fader feel along with the a set of input and output options that are available to the users. The VCI-380 now gets a free software upgrade from Serato Itch to the new and improved Serato DJ and Martin from the Serato team gives us a quick demo video of the new look and features. Check out the performance video and my Vestax VCI-380 review after the jump.

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[Video] Custom Styleflip.com Vestax VCI-400

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