VCI Arcade Mod - Sanwa or Seimitsu??
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Tech Convert
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    10

    Default VCI Arcade Mod - Sanwa or Seimitsu??

    I'm planning on hacking up my VCI100SE to give it some DECENT cue point triggers. I now realise why Ean came up with this mod to the vci. Any serious amount of juggling and your fingers/wrist start to ache BIG time. Anyway, enough waffling ... I'm gonna drop the stock buttons and replace with Seimitsu triggers. Obviously, the established route is to use Sanwa triggers but (a) I like to be differant, (b) seimitsu do a 24mm translucent version which can then be further hacked up to give led feedback, and (c) because I can!

    My real question i guess is, has anyone tried the seimitsu 24mm range and found them to be harder to work than the Sanwa type. Also, on the Arcade overlay, is the arcade button cutout size the same as the button cutout or the outer ring?

    Any thoughts / suggestions appreciated.
    Traktor Pro 1.2.7 - VCI100SE (1.4FW) (3.6.4 TSI) - Win XP Pro (SP3) - 1.5GB Ram - Creative Audigy2 ASIO Drivers

  2. #2
    Tech Mentor ZachDero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    174

    Default

    The arcade overlay cutout is the same size as the outer ring of the Sanwa buttons.

  3. #3
    Tech Convert
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5

    Default

    seimitsu buttons have slightly stiffer springs then sanwa. I have both buttons in arcade stick i built. I plan on to the same vci mod with clear plunger seimitsu buttons for led feedback.

  4. #4
    Tech Guru tyfurious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    798

    Default

    Both buttons are the same size, although I can tell you that Sanwa is considered to be a higher quality button...
    Traktor/Itch: Xone Dx - MidiFighter x1
    Ableton: Livid Code - iPad - KP3
    Tech: Macbook Pro 17", intel i7, 8gb RAM, 500gb HD 7200RPM

  5. #5
    Tech Mentor
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    166

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tyfurious View Post
    Both buttons are the same size, although I can tell you that Sanwa is considered to be a higher quality button...
    Not true at all. Seimitsu are different, not worse. Both buttons are fantastic, but the sanwas do have a slightly shorter travel range before making contact.

  6. #6
    Tech Convert
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Update : project now completed. Anyone interested can view the end result here ... http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/sho...?t=250&page=45
    Traktor Pro 1.2.7 - VCI100SE (1.4FW) (3.6.4 TSI) - Win XP Pro (SP3) - 1.5GB Ram - Creative Audigy2 ASIO Drivers

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •