As reported a little while ago, Vestax‘s 2 channel controller powerhouse VCI-380 has finally got the Serato DJ upgrade. And in this Serato home-brew video, we can see Martin from the support team pulling together a number of other homebrew Serato tracks into a short demo that showcases some of the new features.
It’s interesting in that the jog wheels are touched at all, something that some of the commenters are struggling to deal with. Here’s the thing — DJing is changing. Nay, it has changed, and is now part of a constant evolution as new technology comes along. But the very basics of DJing are exactly the same in this video, and that’s playing other people’s music to an audience and entertaining them. The medium is less important than the end result, and while Martin could have used the VCI-380’s jogs, it wasn’t necessary to achieve the mix.
A question — do you actually use jog wheels now? Are they still an integral part of your performance? Or are they just in the way in the modern DJ scheme of things?