NAMM 2013: Gemini G4V Controller Video Walkthrough

Phil Morse | Read time: < 1 min
gemini Gemini G4V namm NAMM 2013
Last updated 14 November, 2017


The Gemini G4V is being shown at the NAMM Show 2013 in a prototype form, but two things strike you on first look: One, it is very similar to the Pioneer DDJ-SX and the Vestax VCI-400 units, and two, it’s easily Gemini’s nicest controller to date.

Made of solid metal, the unit is heavy and despite being a prototype (the jogwheels, in particular, feel lightwieght, but Gemini assure us they’re to be beefed up for production), looks built to compete with the controllers we just mentioned, but at a much lower price point.

As we pointed out when we first covered the Gemini G4V, it’s for Virtual DJ, and will come with various Virtual DJ mappings for the pads.¬†While Virtual DJ 8 is not ready yet, nor is this controller, and we’d be very unsurprised to see them dropping at the same time. For now, though, it’s being touted as a Virtual DJ 7 controller.

If Gemini manages to get this device to production while maintaining the quality we saw in this prototype, it ought to have a winner on its hands.

Can’t afford a DDJ-SX or a VCI-400, but want a controller like this? Are you a Virtual DJ user who’s been waiting for someone to design a controller aimed specifically at you? Please share your thoughts about the Gemini G4V in the comments.

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