The Gemini DJ G4V DJ Controller Review would like to start with the specifications and features of the DJ controller. It is a class compliant MIDI device that uses MIDI learn feature, meaning it can be used on any device that uses this feature. The controller works with a sound card. The controller weighs 11.2 pounds so it is properly sturdy and not too heavy. The item dimensions are 12.6 x 21 x 1.8 inches.
The knobs on the EQ are made of plastic, not with rubber, unlike most other controllers. These knobs are light and nimble and might feel a little awkward to use at first if you are not accustomed to them. However, I found them to be comfortable after a while. I also like how they help me in being more accurate. The platters are hefty but not overly so. The faders are narrower and taller than the usual faders of the other competitors’.
Gemini DJ G4V DJ Controller Review
Now I will talk about some of the features and specifications of the controller in this Gemini DJ G4V DJ Controller Review.
Easy To Use
The Gemini controller is class compliant, meaning all you need to do is just plug it in and you can start using it on your computer with the Virtual DJ and Traktor. I love how simple it was to get me started. I loved the idea that all I needed to do is get this out of the box and I was ready to go. But you need to have a computer to play this thing as it doesn’t work with any android or iOS devices. The Virtual DJ or Traktor software needs to be downloaded to your computer to run this controller, which the Gemini DJ G4V DJ Controller Review thinks is convenient.
Similarly, the control system of the party mix controller is easy to use as well, with equalization controls for bass, treble, channel gain and master gain which let you blend in each part of your mix for creating the perfect masterpiece and at the same time letting you customize them according to your choice. The EQ knob buttons are made with plastic, as I have mentioned earlier and they make the feeling better and more comfortable in my opinion.
Well Worth the Price
The price you pay is well worth of it compared to the superior quality and performance you get from this DJ controller. The superior build qualities along with the rugged components are a sign that this mixer will serve you for years to come. DJs believe in this name and there is a reason behind it. The Gemini G4V Review will also agree to that point.
Responsive Jog Wheels
The jog wheels of this DJ controller are especially made to detect the pressure with a touch sensitivity feature, hence they are super responsive to even the mildest touch. They scratch easily, just like a vinyl record so they feel very natural and comfortable to mix and match with. They use pressure control to make sounds. The Gemini DJ G4V DJ Controller Review would like to add that the jog wheels can be further used to browse through the hundreds of tracks along with the control and pitch bends function.
The Gemini DJ controller is USB bus powered. As the USB cable is attached with the controller, it means there is less chance of losing the cable in your haste. The Gemini DJ G4V DJ Controller Review considers this feature not only a smart move but also an idea that makes one less thing to worry about losing in a process .
Now let’s look at some FAQs with the pros and cons of this DJ controller to further understand how the DJ controller works in actual scenarios:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Does this DJ controller work with Serato?
A: No, you can use Traktor and Virtual DJ.
Q: How can I connect this DJ controller to my laptop?
A: You use a USB cable to connect to your laptop.
Q: How does it feel while scratching on this DJ controller?
A: This has a nice feeling to it as the weight of the jog wheels give a very good feeling and the response speed is good as well.
Q: Can I hook up my turntable?
A: No you can’t. You can try with a USB mixer instead.
Q: Does this DJ controller come with a virtual DJ installing disc?
A: Yes, it does.
Q: Does the platter spin?
A: Yes, they do, and they feel very nicely heavy and weighted.
Q: Does this DJ controller come with the needed wires to power the board?
A: Yes, the DJ controller comes with a power cord and a USB cable.
The Gemini DJ G4V DJ Controller Review would like to add that overall this DJ controller is versatile and unique enough to be worth an investment. The price is reasonable compared to the features and benefits. I also like how the DJ controller lets me mix my own recordings and lets me keep them as convenient audio files. I think my overall performance level has improved a lot ever since I got this DJ controller and the few people I play for have all added to that statement. Thus I will recommend this DJ controller.
Gemini GV Series G4V Professional Audio 4-Channel MIDI Mappable Virtual DJ Controller with Touch Sensitive Jog Wheel and LED Monitor
- Addition of the VU meters is great.
- Easy to setup and start mixing and jamming.
- Sturdy build quality.
- Not too heavy so still portable if necessary.
- Narrower and taller faders which are better than the usual ones.
- There are no positive and negative pitch bend buttons in this controller.