Pioneer DDJ-SX vs Vestax VCI-400
Posted on December 6, 2012 by KoolKidd
Now anybody that knows me, would know that I haven't spun my decks in like, forever. But hey why should that stop me from wanting the latest DJ gadgets...
So the Vestax VCI-400 has been out for a while now having been shown off at the 2011 BPM show in Birmingham and would probably be the natural progression for my current DJTechTools Vestax VCI-100SE controller. But having clapped my eyes on the new Pioneer DDJ-SX, I'm not so sure.
Native Instruments Traktor was my choice as I made my way away from vinyl and into the digital realm of mixing. But a house move meant there was no room at the Inn for the decks, which paved the way for the purchase of the VCI-100SE. So now my whole library has been analysed and setup for use with Traktor, the Pioneer DDJ-SX comes with Serato DJ which could mean re-analysing an entire library.
Is the pull of the Pioneer strong enough to make such a switch, let's see some specs and more importantly pics to help me decide...
Vestax VCI-400 Ean Golden Edition -$899.00 approx £559.00
- - Ergonomic 4 channel layout
- - Advanced mappings by Ean Golden
- - 2 channels stand-alone mixer
- - Transport buttons with 3 banks of mapping
- - Custom DJTT jog effects
- - Highly responsive soft touch buttons
- - Milled large aluminum blue filter knobs
- - Premium low latency high resolution 24bit/48kHz soundcard
- - Dual core digital processor
Pioneer DDJ-SX - $999.00 approx £619.00
- - Industry's first 4-channel performance DJ controller/mixer for Serato DJ software
- - Pro-level build quality with oversized jog wheels feat. CDJ-type on jog display
- - 8 soft-touch rubber controller/trigger pads per deck for loop/sample
- - Can be used as a stand alone 4-channel mixer
Ooohhh, decisions decisions...