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This is one of the two videos that I also uploaded online on Youtube, I have been using this unit for about 2 weeks on a Windows 7 64 bit Intel I7 laptop. Its made by Vestax, a company known for making solid High End DJ gear, just do a web search for all the top DJs using Vestax gear (DJ Qbert, Craze, tons of radio/ party djs) so I don't have too many doubts about its solid build quality, that being said the unit is almost completely plastic, and the faders don't have the rugged feel like some of Vestax's more expensive gear. The reason I chose this unit over the less expensive Midi-Only Controller units by Numark, Hercules, and others is because the Typhoon is currently the only one I liked in this price range with its own built in soundcard. For anybody new to laptop djing this means that the Typhoon works as a standalone mixing unit connected to your laptop, you don't have to go purchase a seperate DJ soundcard.
Now for some of the cons of the Typhoon:
When I first got it I wasn't able to get the audio output to work correctly, in fact I was running Traktor LE through another soundcard of mine the Saffire LE (see my other reviews for info). This was very disappointing and as someone with pretty good experience working with audio soundcards, I was using the ASIO drivers (under Audio settings), which are ALWAYS better than the Windows Direct X or even WDM drivers, and still the audio was distorted or would freeze up altogether. I looked online at the Vestax site and read some complaints about Traktor and the Typhoon running on some Intel I series laptops and 64 Bit setups, and thought "Damn I love the feel of this unit, but am probably going to have to return it". I'm glad before returning it I went to the VESTAX ASIO Typhoon control panel that installs as a seperate program when you set up the Typhoon on my laptop, and changed the driver setting from WASAPI mode to KERNEL Streaming and set them to exclusive mode (meaning not shared w other programs), once I did that the RCA audio outputs on the Typhoon worked fine, and I am able to get the audio latency down low (about 15 ms or milleseconds so far), this improved the scratching and responsiveness of the platter, but the crossfader I have to say isn't designed for heavy scratching in my opinion. . Also as a side note you shouldn't use your dj or mixing soundcard as your default WINODWS soundcard, that what the cheap ones in your laptop are for, keep your pro soundcards for your mixing or audio programs. Anway sorry for the very long review, but I know from years of experience with audio gear how frustrating it can be having problems setting up a unit you buy and having to figure out everything on your own, so hopefully I answered a couple questions in my review for other people having similiar issues. Couple more things, if you are going to use this for a club environment then you definitely need RCA to XLR, or RCA to 1/4 adapter cables, as most clubs don't use amps with RCA inputs Pyle PPRC-X05 Dual 5ft. Professional Audio Link Cable XLR Female to RCA Male, Amazon has some of these sold through other vendors.
This video uploaded of me doing a very basic juggling of Amerie's "More than Love" In Love & War is only after about a day before of using the Typhoon and getting used to the way the platter feels, so its not gonna win any DJ Battles competition, I know that already so don't waste your time typing text, just wanted to show some of what you can beyond alot of other videos I've seen on it. I plan to add some more vids of using the unit on my blog (see profile) or youtube soon. All that being said, I think that if you are trying to learn how to be the "next" DJ Craze or Qbert, etc, then your best bet is going with a vinyl alone (like I and tons of other djs started with) set up or Vinyl Tables with Serato Scratch or Traktor Pro, or at least a higher end DJ controller like the Vestax VCI-300 Dedicated USB MIDI DJ Controller for Serato ITCH (Black) or the Numark NS7 DJ Turntable Controller with Serato ITCH Software. If you aren't sure and just want to get your feet wet, or are looking for an affordable and portable unit, then in my opinion the Typhoon is the way to go. Don't get into the hype of thinking you need a DJ controller or software with 10,000 effects buttons and some super motorized faders, I still remember the dayz when the even most of the best DJs just had 2 Technics TECHNICS SL-1200MK2 Turntable and a cheap Gemini mixer.
All in one Controller (soundcard + midi), Compact, portable, works well with Traktor LE, works with Windows 7 64 bit, also MAC compatible (I've read online), Vestax has good track record, control platters are responsive
Audio Drivers (software) may take some additional setup with Windows 64 bit or Intel I series laptops, faders have a very light feel, made mostly of plastic