Introducing the PMX-10, PMX-20, MAS-1 and SDJ-4000
There was no shortage of new DJ kit on display at this week's NAMM show in Anaheim, California. And Gemini was certainly doing its bit, with no fewer than four new products to shout about.
Firstly, there are two new additions to the company's long-running PMX mixer line-up. The two-channel PMX-10 and four-channel PMX-20 take the traditional battle mixer format and reimagine it with a host of assignable pads, MIDI send functionality, FX send/return and, on the PMX-20, assignable on-board FX and the ability to control four virtual decks. Both mixers offer balanced and unbalanced master outputs plus dedicated booth and recording outs, and they'll be available from the summer, priced $299 (£240 approx) and $399 (£325 approx) respectively.
The SDJ-4000, meanwhile, is two-deck media player with two USB slots and two six-inch platters, 100mm-throw pitch faders, a 45mm crossfader, 16 backlit pads, a host of built-in FX and a four-channel mixer, enabling you to use it with other sources such as turntables and CD decks. It'll be available in late summer/august this year, priced around £999 (£800 approx).
Finally, the MAS-1 [pictured top] is a MIDI controller designed for use with Ableton Live or other loop/clip-based performance software. The left-hand side of the unit looks like a four-channel mixer with 100mm channel faders, a 45mm crossfader, and three-band EQ and gain controls per channel, while dedicated knobs and buttons for various Ableton functions are located on the right. This one should be out by the summer and will retail at around the $299 (£240 approx) mark.