NAMM 2013: Gemini G4V Virtual DJ Controller Teased

Gemini, one of the more silent and inconspicuous players in the digital DJ industry, are stepping up and launching a brand new controller this year at NAMM – the Gemini G4V. It’s another 4-channel controller, with a layout that feels extremely familiar to anyone who’s spent time around Vestax VCI-400 or the recently introduced Pioneer DDJ-SX.

While we’re still waiting for the complete technical specs and product photos that aren’t computer generated like the image above, the press release sheds a bit more info on what users can expect.

The G4V transforms the standard DJ controller into a dynamic performance controller. With 2 full-featured DJ decks, touch-sensitive jog wheels, 4 channels of audio with 3-band EQ and filter controls, and 16 multi-function performance pads and rotary encoders the G4V delivers the sought after controls for spontaneous and intuitive track playback and manipulation.

The pre-mapped FX controls for Virtual DJ bring immediate results upon first use, while the fully MIDI mappable and high-resolution 14-bit controls give the G4V the ability to grow alongside advances in skill and in DJ software. The multi-function performance pads and rotary encoders are detailed and responsive enough for a vast array of assignments and the vivid lighting of the performance pads, function buttons, and active LED level monitors give the visual feedback required in complicated performances where a computer screen can be pressed for space.

With a professional sounding 24-bit PC/MAC audio interface and all the I/O’s needed to monitor, record, playback, and connect a microphone or an auxiliary source the sound leaving the G4V is only limited by the imagination of the DJ behind it.

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  • Cristian Carvajal

    It could be work better on Serato…

  • wardtf

    GOOD+ Long pitch fader
    + Big drumpads / hot-cues
    + Full 4-channel mixer with filter!
    + Smart crossfader position buttons
    + Big wheels

    – FX section
    – Autoloop

    • UGH

      Looks to be a full blown FX section actually, as well as manual and auto loop and sample banks with nav. Also independent channel trim/gain u/v and filters! The mockup is blurry, but i’m makin out the writing on the wall and if they follow through Gemini might just get serious in the game.

  • wardtf

    So… does this thing has a crossfader??

    • UGH

      yeah bro.. This is a mockup photo. I seen a copy of this photo elsewhere and it’s ‘fuller’ and the x-fader is *nearly* the same width as the up faders. Gemini ain’t new to the game, but they been having a hard time ‘getting it right’ for a long time keeping up with others. I’m kind of excited to see this and hope it’s successful.

      • UGH

        Maybe this image will better suit DJTT’s compressed version?

        • wardtf

          Hey DJTT staff, replace the image!

      • wardtf

        It was a joke..

        • UGH

          Then make it funny next time 😛

  • Loco

    I don’t understand why these guys don’t hire a decent designer, just because it’s a gemini doesn’t mean you have to have horrible designs(or does it?), its all about the details…

    • Stephen Dub Bub Almada

      point in case……Gemini DJ in a box. comes with all the gear you dont want to start failing @ djing. they just want your money in their pocket. capitalize on the DJ craze and make very poor quality products.

  • Dan Pham

    Uh? Where are the cue and play buttons?

    • wardtf

      look in the comments, there is a better picture..

  • Robert Wulfman

    So basically it’s a “Performance Pad” controller for VDJ

    • DeVill

      ddjt has a better rendering, has all play, cue, cup, sync.

  • Stephen Dub Bub Almada

    dont even need to see it in person to know its gonna break / sound like shit / fader crackle

    • john

      like the idea, doubtful of the execution