Vestax vci 400 Vs vci 400 Ean Golden Edition
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    Default Vestax vci 400 Vs vci 400 Ean Golden Edition

    Hi everyone,

    Im looking to move on to a more solid controller that I can lug around to gigs that is more sturdy. I am rather set on getting a Vestax Vci 400. I have noticed that there is an Ean Golden Edition, and have done some research on this. From what I can gather there is no major differences between the two?

    I may be wrong but does anyone know any different? If you had the Ean Golden mapping on the original vci 400 would it behave the same as the Ean Golden Edition one?

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    hey

    been covered many times, but no is the short answer.

    Both the old VCI-100 back in the day and the new VCI-400 use special firmware that gives the buttons lots of extra changes and abilities at a hardware level, which are then used in the mapping. If you just try and use the mapping on a standard VCI-400 the buttons cant so a lot of those functions and so the mapping doesnt work. Many have tried it and the general consensus is that it hardly even plays tracks never mind all the advanced functions that the EGE edition provides.

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    vci400 EGE: custom firmware, imho it looks sexier..

    there will - someday - be a firmware upgrade kit available for the normal 400 users.. including (probably) some kind of overlay, chroma knobs and the firmware file..
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    I see so its just the firmware and a few coloured knobs. Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chamix View Post
    I see so its just the firmware and a few coloured knobs. Interesting.

    Well yes and no, its the firmware firstly that then gives the unit lots of extra functions and then allows all of their custom midi programming to work. So its the firmware, midi mapping and then overlay to label all the new buttons.

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