What I'm Using Now: Vestax Spin USB/MIDI Controller

Primarily created for DJs, Spin from Vestax is a USB/MIDI hardware device designed to replace a standard DJ turntable rig. It comes packaged with a software package called "djay" that integrates directly with Apple iTunes libraries and playlists. While Spin hardware is gaining critical acclaim within the DJ community, it is quickly finding its niche in other markets, as well. I've been using it's MIDI output to control both lighting and video control devices. Particularly useful with media servers, the touch sensor jog wheels allow for scrubbing through video clips in realtime. Every single button, knob, fader, etc. on the hardware face is capable of outputting MIDI information, and so its output mapping can be customized to work with any software or hardware controller that accepts MIDI Note information.

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