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Gemini FirstMix DJ system (photos)

Take a closer look at the FirstMix DJ system from Gemini. The $99 system combines digital DJ software with a simple USB-connected controller for adjusting mixes and cueing songs.

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Gemini FirstMix

The Gemini FirstMix is an entry-level digital DJ system that sells for $99 and is available now. The system includes a USB-connected MIDI controller and MixVibes Cross LE software (Mac/PC).
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Gemini FirstMix

The FirstMix DJ controller uses two spring-loaded jog wheels with a rubberized finish that emulates the look and feel of vinyl records.
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Gemini FirstMix

Down the middle of the FirstMix DJ controller you'll find buttons and knobs for adjusting the crossfade, EQ, effects, tempo, track selection, and play/pause. These same controls (and others) are also available through the software.
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Gemini FirstMix

The controls included on the FirstMix and the layout of the controller is simple enough or first-time users. Features such as reverse and scratch modes, and a handful of effects, give aspiring DJs some tools to grow into.
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Gemini FirstMix

Overall, the FirstMix controller isn't the sleekest DJ controller we've seen and its small size and all-plastic construction feel a bit toy-like. Still, for $99, it's a fun DJ tool and the included software is surprisingly capable.
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Gemini FirstMix

Here you can get a better sense of the texture of the Gemini FirstMix jog wheels. A small record label and spindle are built into the platter to complete the virtual vinyl look.

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