Arcade Buttons for the Weekend

After a long dry spell, the Dj TechTools store finally has a few VCI-100’s back in stock. The regular ones sold out lickity split (more coming in 2 weeks) but we have 5 Arcade versions that are still up for grabs. I know they are a little pricey but seriously, you will know where that extra $300 went after playing with those buttons.  Cant afford to drop $$$ on a controller right now? Then check out some more incredible photos of custom controllers after the drop.

They have come a long way..

The arcade editions we are making now have come a long way from my original mod which was a bit of a mess but kind of lovable in a DIY sort of way. Here are just a few of the custom controllers we have made for other readers.

Why should you buy a controller from us? Where does that money go? Right back into making the Dj TechTools community better and stronger. Believe me when I honestly say that 100% of the profits go to pay for servers, web development and most importantly much needed help that make Dj TechTools a million times better. It was only a few months ago that my email response time was bordering on a month! With profits from controllers I was able to start paying Bento and Phil to help keep this place running. Now we can write more articles, answer more questions and keep the community growing.

Want to do this project yourself? Of course we provide all the goods! In about 3 weeks you can get a kit that contains:

  • A detailed tutorial DVD
  • the cut files for the machine shop
  • pre-soldered lead cables
  • arcade overlays
  • arcade buttons of your choice

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  • Seemartinbreak

    Ean
    Maybe you should drop some arcade style onto the 300!
    Those cue and play buttons are big and pretty BUT they have some of the worst response I have experienced!
    I know it’s only two buttons but I personally never use the scroll option or crate file browse modes…
    Those could easily become the missing 4 arcades

  • [quote comment=""]

    The standard VCIs come with silver jog wheels, Is there a way to make them black and to get the really nice finish you have on the top 2 photos? The ones that almost look like wood?

    [/quote]

    no, you would need to buy new wheels. Thats anodized and brushed aluminum which is hard to get.

  • Jack

    P.S

    The standard VCIs come with silver jog wheels, Is there a way to make them black and to get the really nice finish you have on the top 2 photos? The ones that almost look like wood?

    Thanks again.

  • Jack

    So to make are own arcade mod like the ones you make (which may i add are just pure class!) we would need:

    1.A vci-100 (does it matter which vci, eg. LE/SE/mixvibes/the standard silver one)?

    2. Your firmware upgrade that you sell

    3. Your black nobs and fader pack?

    this do it yourself arcade pack is a fantastic idea as it will be nice to feel like it is truely your own personalized version.

    Thank you tech tools, Fab Job

  • [quote comment="17722"]Hey guys great work on the website, love what your doing.

    is there a price for the do it yourself option for the arcade buttons?

    Can we get details of what we may be seeing from the you guys with the VCI-300? I’ve been tormented about getting the 300 or the 100, and this could be the end all be all final answer for me.

    [/quote]

    Thanks for the props- we like the site too 🙂

    no price yet on the DIY- depends on if we can find a deal on the buttons and pass that savings on to you.

    The 100 is a much better controller for Traktor pro- especially when the new firmware comes out. That being said- the 300 is popular so we will be supporting that as well but not nearly as much.

  • Smon

    Hey guys great work on the website, love what your doing.

    is there a price for the do it yourself option for the arcade buttons?

    Cheers

    Simon

  • ss714ss

    man the black one with the white buttons is SICK!!! now I'm thinking if I should get another one lol!! but I really have to upgrade to a macpro…

  • Fidel Akemon

    [quote comment="17677"][quote comment="17667"]Are the arcade overlays for sale by themselves? I have a project vci that I wanted to mod with the arcade buttons and wanted to get the tight overlay.[/quote]

    yes- they will be available solo.

    [quote comment="17665"]…

    Congratulations.

    This "free choice" options is great.

    …[/quote]

    what do you mean, are you disappointed that we dont have any free info here? All the parts in the kit cost money to produce and would need to have some sort of a price- there is already a basic DIY arcade guide for free on our youtube account

    [quote comment="17673"]

    i am so mad everything is vci100 whats up with the guys that have vci300 whats up?[/quote]

    we are working on several things for the 300 including some mods, a new firmware and a mapping so stay tuned,,,[/quote]

    Can we get details of what we may be seeing from the you guys with the VCI-300? I've been tormented about getting the 300 or the 100, and this could be the end all be all final answer for me.

  • Martin Schneider

    Not a problem at all… now I know that I'll get one of your babies 🙂

    I'm so thrilled! ^^

  • [quote comment=""]i wonder the same thing as Sasha Solo, is it possible to send you my vci and have it upgraded and sent back?[/quote]

    That is not possible right now but we are working on a solution that might make it a reality in the coming months.

    [quote comment="17679"]I ordered one last week (#2495) but never got a reply![/quote]

    Hey Martin, Very sorry for the late response on your email. We have been very busy this past week with the all the products that came in stock and making the controllers. normally we get back to our customers much faster.

  • Broff

    i wonder the same thing as Sasha Solo, is it possible to send you my vci and have it upgraded and sent back?

  • Martin Schneider

    I ordered one last week (#2495) but never got a reply!

  • [quote comment="17667"]Are the arcade overlays for sale by themselves? I have a project vci that I wanted to mod with the arcade buttons and wanted to get the tight overlay.[/quote]

    yes- they will be available solo.

    [quote comment="17665"]…

    Congratulations.

    This "free choice" options is great.

    …[/quote]

    what do you mean, are you disappointed that we dont have any free info here? All the parts in the kit cost money to produce and would need to have some sort of a price- there is already a basic DIY arcade guide for free on our youtube account

    [quote comment="17673"]

    i am so mad everything is vci100 whats up with the guys that have vci300 whats up?[/quote]

    we are working on several things for the 300 including some mods, a new firmware and a mapping so stay tuned,,,

  • [quote comment=""][quote comment=""][quote comment=""]so.. how much the kit will be?

    anyway this got me so excited i couldnt resist to sign up for the list. go my son![/quote]

    i am so mad everything is vci100 whats up with the guys that have vci300 whats up?[/quote][/quote]

  • dj eli

    [quote comment=""][quote comment=""]so.. how much the kit will be?

    anyway this got me so excited i couldnt resist to sign up for the list. go my son![/quote]

    i am so mad everything is vci100 whats up with the guys that have vci300 whats up?[/quote]

  • dj eli

    [quote comment=""]so.. how much the kit will be?

    anyway this got me so excited i couldnt resist to sign up for the list. go my son![/quote]

    i am so mad everything is vci100 whats up with the guys that have vci300 whats up?

  • Kupujte_Pytle

    so.. how much the kit will be?

    anyway this got me so excited i couldnt resist to sign up for the list. go my son!

  • Hey Ean, will there be an option of sending my own vci your way for an upgrade?

    thanx

    SS

  • luv2xra

    Nice I want that kit

  • Are the arcade overlays for sale by themselves? I have a project vci that I wanted to mod with the arcade buttons and wanted to get the tight overlay.

  • Congratulations.

    This "free choice" options is great.