First of all, sampling is fucking awesome. There, I said it and I’m sticking to it. If you don’t care for sampling and want to toss me your (garbage) theory on why sampling is not original music or why real instrumentalists don’t need samples, please just move on. No offense, but if that’s the case, this is not the article for you. For everyone else, read on and discover some cool shit….and yes, I am particularly fond of sampling if you couldn’t tell by my little rant there.
Another year has passed and it’s time for the roundup of my favorite (i.e., what I think to be the “best”) music releases of the past year, in this case, 2013.
Hey hey, so it’s another new year and that means another new VCI-400SE mapping, right? …err, well, in actuality, I had hoped to finish this a few months back but sometimes things don’t always go quite as planned and time just don’t stop for no one. Nevertheless, I’ve created a new mapping version for what is still a top notch beast of a controller (despite being released almost two years ago now) which streamlines and simplifies the functionality to what DJs really need and use.
I could go on describing the changes but it’s probably best if you just watch the video below to get a better sense for yourself. As a summary, the main new features are having the ability to trigger all 64 cells of Remix Decks C & D, a FreezeFX mode (with 4 presets including the popular Echo Freeze), basic Loop In/Out controls, a dedicated FX Dry/Wet control section (for pro-style effect fading in and out), and various other small changes. Good stuff all around…
And of course, should you want to download/subscribe to this mapping, post comments for ideas, or post any found bugs, please do so at the mapping link below from DJ Techtools’ MIDI mapping repository MAPS.
As always, thanks to all the users and people in the community for your support! It means a lot to me and I really appreciate it.