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    Default What does "touch sensitive" mean?

    Other than the fact that this is an overly noob-ish question... what does "touch sensitive" mean? I guess I'm specifically talking about touch sensitive jog wheels.

    I'm seriously considering buying a Hercules Steel instead of the VCI-100 and I know the main difference is this whole touch sensitive deal.

    I can guess what it means, but why guess when I can ask.

    (Also if this has already been posted about, I'm sorry. I did do a quick search first.)
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    Touch sensitive means that as soon as you put pressure on the jog without moving the jog it gets recognized. A non-touch jog only acts if it is moved. A touch-jog is sending a signal for getting touched and getting moved. A non-touch jog only has a signal for beeing moved.

    Best example is for scratching with jogs. If you have a touch-jog you scratch and as soon as you let go off the jog the music continous. With a non-touch-jog, there is a huge delay because its reacting to movement, so the record plays as soon as the jog isnt moved anymore. If i were you i would go for the vci, its also very good supported by vdj. Not as much as the herc, but hey, the vci has touch-jogs a huuuge plus IMHO.
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    Touch sensitive jogs = win
    Non Touch sensitive jogs = lose


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    watch Ean juggle with this shit (best example of why touch sensitive is better):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvZ93...e=channel_page

    my understanding is that it is just an other programmable aspect of control and who wont use that??
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    ^^^ That is cool.

    I guess really it comes down to if the extra couple hundred dollars is worth that. Personally, I have no intention of doing any scratching or juggling, so I don't know if there's really any point.

    Thanks for the help though, too bad all this stuff isn't just a whole lot cheaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambox View Post
    ^^^ That is cool.

    I guess really it comes down to if the extra couple hundred dollars is worth that. Personally, I have no intention of doing any scratching or juggling, so I don't know if there's really any point.

    Thanks for the help though, too bad all this stuff isn't just a whole lot cheaper
    Tell me about it...I still havent bought mine. (LONG LIVE THE BCR!!!!!)

    I dont plan on doing any juggling or scratching either but the the thing is tried and tested quality. Plus it is a breeze with this community and all the mods and general expertise regarding it here....especially if you're using Traktor.
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    That's true... I think a lot of Hercules' products have kind of a poor reputation, but from what I've read the Steel is pretty decent. Too bad there really isn't anywhere I can actually try either of them out (the Steel or VCI). But I guess even if there was it would have to be on a computer with VDJ; I don't know how to use anything else.

    I don't know though, money's tight- to say the least. I'm out of work right now.
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    If the steel had the vci's wheel it would be awesome. is a good solid controller anyways tho.
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    look for dj-tech i-mix mk2 reload, its like a mix between herc and vci, kinda cheap, but still decent, build in soundcard and touch-jogs
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatmesk View Post
    look for dj-tech i-mix mk2 reload, its like a mix between herc and vci, kinda cheap, but still decent, build in soundcard and touch-jogs
    I did a quick search on google and ebay and other than some videos, couldn't find anything on it (like where to buy it, so I can get an idea of price)...
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