FirstMix lets you play DJ, without the big, back-breaking bag of records
Apart from being a handy way to sneak friends’ drugs into a club, a DJ’s box of records is increasingly pointless. Why lug all that vinyl when you can just rock up with a computer, or even an iPad? Tactile feedback, you say? Good point. And Gemini DJ has you covered with its new FirstMix USB controller.
Even schlepping the FirstMix and a laptop weighs less that even a modest bag of records (the unit weighs 1.62 pounds, or 0.74 kg). You won’t even need a power cable, as the controller runs off USB bus power. You hook it up to a PC with the companion MixVibes Cross LE software installed and you’re back in the land of old-school deejaying: The unit has a pair of turntables flanking a mixer with crossfader, and knobs to control gain, treble and bass.
It also has some handy software features, like beat matching, or you can use it as a controller for other DJ apps like Traktor, Virtual DJ and Algoriddim’s DJAY. Finally, the mixer will play M4A, AIFF, WAV, MP3, FLAC and OGG files.
The FirstMix is also cheap, coming in at just $100. The only downside? There’s no hidden compartment for your stash. Available now.
FirstMix product page [Gemini. Thanks, Mark!]
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Via: Gadget Lab