Gemini's FirstMix USB DJ controller now available for novice mixers

Seasoned DJs have plenty of ways to hone their electronica acumen, but for less experienced audiophiles, Gemini has just unleashed FirstMix -- a USB-based controller designed to help the everyman get in touch with his inner Pete Tong. The device's layout is simple enough, with two scratch wheels, rotaries and a cross fader. All you have to do is connect the panel to your laptop, select the tunes you'd like to mash up from your iTunes library and use FirstMix's touch-sensitive jog control to scratch the night away. To help you get started, Gemini will ship its new controller with MixVibes' Cross LE DJ software, but it's compatible with Virtual DJ and other mixing programs, as well. If you're interested in taking FirstMix for a spin, you can find one at retailers like Musician's Friend, for about $100. Otherwise, you could just head past the break for a demo video, along with a full press release.

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Gemini Announces Availability of FirstMix USB DJ Controller

Edison, NJ – May 31, 2011 – Gemini, a division of GCI Technologies and a leading innovator of modern DJ technology, is excited to announce the availability of the highly anticipated FirstMix – a USB DJ Controller for aspiring DJs. Now available at major retail locations across the country, this introductory controller packages professional functionality into an easy to use setup. Now everyone can be the DJ.

The award winning FirstMix connects to a laptop or desktop computer via USB and allows users to DJ with their iTunes or other music library by effortlessly navigating through folders and tracks with the browse function. Once a file's been loaded, the touch-sensitive jog wheels let you scratch or can be used to bend the pitch of a track.

FirstMix also has a Sync feature that allows the DJ to combine two separate tracks and beat match the tempos for a unique and professional-sounding mix. Novice DJs will feel like pros by spicing up tracks with effects and reverse, as well as adjustable bass and treble. Record a set and share on Facebook or SoundCloud.

The FirstMix ships with Cross LE DJ software from MixVibes and is also compatible with Traktor, Virtual DJ, Algoriddim's DJAY and other popular DJ software.

Priced at $99.95, the FirstMix is the newest addition to Gemini's Digital DJ Controller line and is available now at retailers like Pro Sound Stage and Lighting, Musician's Friend and more.

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