We've finally gotten a real confirmation that the STP/Vestax website, product, and company is real - in a post from the original Vextax founder Hidesato Shiino. The post appeared yesterday on the blog of his own guitar repair shop, PACO1977, and details his own exit from the Vestax company in 2002, some of the reasons for the decline and eventual bankruptcy, and what the new STP/Vestax brand will look like.
DJs have been wondering what happened to Vestax after their unfortunate bankruptcy in 2014 - and now we've seen the first signs of life from the company in the form of a new website, STPVestax.com. First shared by turntablist Shortkut on Facebook, we've seen rumblings from around the web indicating that STP Vestax could be the real thing. Read on for our analysis and speculation.
We wrote earlier this week about the official declaration of bankruptcy that Vestax is going through in Japan, but now there's reason to believe that the brand won't fizzle out or even get sold. The US distributor for Vestax, Mixware, sent over a new update, presumably from the Vestax team in Japan.
We read the signs of a dying Vestax Corporation a few months ago in an article - and now it has been officially confirmed in Japanese media. The Tokyo-based hardware manufacturer of DJ gear has declared bankruptcy.
Some potentially sad news reached our inbox this morning as a Japanese reader tipped us off that Vestax Corporation has apparently "ceased operations as of August 31st" (according to a Japanese news source). While unconfirmed, this doesn't come as a big surprise. Vestax has been noticeably missing from action over the past few years. Lacking any new products at NAMM 2014, the trusted manufacturer was also completely absent from the recent BPM tradeshow in the UK leading many to wonder if a demise was near.
DJ Woody cue point juggling with the rare-yet-powerful Vestax Controller One turntable
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