Vestax Announces Spin2 djay Controller
Vestax has announced Spin2, a controller specifically designed for the excellent algoriddim djay mixing software. Spin2 is a 2-channel DJ controller that directly connects and natively controls algoriddim djay for Mac, on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch with integrated connections. Spin2 comes with all essential tools to DJ in a simplified layout, and with djay’s integration with iTunes, you can easily trigger loops, jump to cue points, add effects, play samples, scratch, beat sync and mix your favorite songs in your music library.
Spin2 and djay perfectly integrate with your iTunes library in your Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. With the simplified navigation control you can search and load tracks all from Spin2.You can also immediately jump to a desired point in a song with the two touch strip controls without missing the beat. If you’ve put together a killer mix, use the recording function of djay to save it to your iTunes library as an AIFF file and share it with your friends or with unlimited listeners online. Jingles and samples can be played with the dedicated Sampler Pads to excite the crowd and the high-resolution touch sensitive jog wheels are tuned for smooth scratching. Battery lifetime is no longer the limit as Spin2 powers and charges your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch with the integrated 30-pin connector. You can mix all night long without to worrying about running out of juice.
The compact and lightweight Spin2 is built with quality faders, knobs and buttons, which can be found in Vestax products used by professional DJs in clubs worldwide. The 3-band EQ and high-definition filters assist in blending one song into another, making transitions and build-ups melt in your mouth smooth.
» Perfect integration with your iTunes Library – Spin2 and djay gives you instant access to all your existing songs and playlists on your Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
» Hands-on browsing – Having the browser navigation directly integrated into the Spin2, you can search and load songs without a single mouse click.
» Easy in-track searching – The two Touch Strip controls enable you to search and access any point of a playing song, without missing the beat.
» Share your talent – Record your mix and directly save it to your iTunes library. Recorded mixes are easy to share and exportable in AIFF format.
» Quality components – The mixer controls are built with high quality faders and rotary knobs
Blend sounds with EQ and filters – 3-band EQ and high definition filters
» Harmonic Match for in-key mixes – djay automatically detects a songs key and allows to match it to songs of the same key within your iTunes music library.
» Tempo detection – djay’s sophisticated on-the-fly song analysis calculates the beats per minute (BPM) and exact location of each beat, laying the groundwork for a host of other features including Auto-Sync and beat-synchronized FX.
» Advanced Audio FX – Spice up your mix with a host of professional real-time audio effects with an easy to use one-touch grid for instant FX, a more advanced custom panel.
» Auto Loop – Use Auto-Loop to continuously loop part of a song, or remix live using Bounce-Loop to mash up your song, all in perfect sync with the beat.
» Sampler – Use the live sampler to add short snippets into the mix. Use the dedicated Sampler Pads and jam along with the tracks.
» Scratch Jogwheels – High-resolution touch-sensitive jog wheels enable you to DJ like you would with analog vinyl for scratching
» Premium Audio – The Spin2 is equipped with a solid audio interface, providing sound quality with high output levels.
» Multi Channel out – iOS 6 users have the advantage of DJing with multi stereo output
» Compact and light-weight – The Spin2 is compact and travel friendly. Bring the party with you wherever you go with the Spin2 and your Mac or iPhone, iPad and iTouch.
» Plug and Play – Once connected to a Mac (USB) or to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (30 pin connector), the Spin2 instantly takes control of the djay software/app. Audio connections are simple: connect your powered speakers or stereo system to the RCA outouts and your headphone to the 1/4″ jack output, and you’re ready
» » Changer your iOS Device – Battery lifetime is no longer the limit. When using Spin2 with iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Spin2 charges your iOS device via the 30 pin connector. You can mix all night long without worrying about running out of juice.
No availability or pricing has been officially announced, but it should be out for the holidaze.