American Audio VMS 4 review: 38 facts and highlights
1. number of buttons
The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
Numark 4TRAK: 95
Ion Audio DJ2GO: 454g
3. number of faders
Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
Vestax Spin: 13
4. number of knobs
More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 56
5. audio interface frequency rate
Audio interface sampling rate/frequency defines the number of samples per unit of time taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete signal. Sampling rate determines the quality of a digital recording.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2: 96kHz
6. RCA connector output ports
Is a type of electrical connector (phono) commonly found on audio equipment. It is used to carry audio signals and facilitate connection between various sources in audio systems.
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 12
7. drum pads
The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
Stanton SC System 3: 47
Hercules DJ 4Set: 25mm
9. headphone sockets
The number of headphone output ports the device has (usually 6.35mm or 3.5mm).
Reloop Terminal Mix 8: 2
Is the total amount of outputs that the device has. More output ports allow users to connect more output devices such as power amplifier, submixer, recorders or powered loudspeakers.
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 10
11. The mixer section can work as stand-alone
This mixer function enables you to use your device along with CD players, turntables or other interfaces, with or without having a computer connected.
American Audio VMS 4
20% have it
12. Has LED sound level Indicators
LED sound level Indicator on the mixer section allow DJs to instantly identify the sound level of each channel.
American Audio VMS 4
49% have it
13. microphone inputs
The total number of microphone input ports (usually XLR or ¼”) the device has. The majority of professional microphones use the XLR connector that ensures a better sound quality.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ: 2
14. has Virtual DJ software
The bundle includes Atomix Virtual DJ software ready to install. Usually this is a basic version of the software.