21 October 2010

Gemini CTRL-SIX


Gemini just released their second Digital DJ Controller and it looks like quite a versitile controller. It's got alot of buttons and a built-in soundcard like most controllers... The exciting thing is that you get all this for about $250 USD!

It's got big buttons and rotary buttons, but are missing two rotary knobs and som button placement to fully support the design of the effects section in Traktor. It's also got a led indicator on each channel, but that requires som heavy duty hardware to support. They have however a section that would support a very good workflow on jumping, moving and looping. The transport buttons are a bit small.


It's got alot of connections both XLR and RCA. The built-in Soundcard is said to have a frequency from 20 Hz-20kHz, but the specs doesn't say anything about the sample or bit rates... Probably not top notch, but it has to be atleast 16 bit... :)

I haven't thought about or looked on Gemini products since I started DJing. Then only reason why we used Gemini was because it was the cheapest products on the market and that also reflected the poor quality of their products, but that was back in the 1990's. :) Hopefully they've improved in the last 20 years and are now delivering reasonably good quality products. Who knows? :)

//EDITED 2011.03.25
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Recommendation: Try it before you buy it!

9 comments:

Dj Ric-Hard said...

Just got one last week. Works good with the included software (Virtual DJ) doesn't work at all with Traktor.

1st, Traktor sees it not as 1 audio device with the proper in's and out's but 2 audio devices, which does not work in the setup.

2nd, Trktor does not see any midi coming from the controller. I tried mapping the device to Traktor manually using learn, but it just doesn't see anything.

I'm going to try going through midi-ox next to find out what is going on.

Over all, nice looking controller with all of the proper knobs, buttons, and switches you need, just does not work with Traktor.

DJ FDRK said...

Hi Ric.

Thanks for the feedback!
How is the quality of buttons and faders as opposed to other controllers?

Are you using Mac or PC?

Unknown said...

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Fredrik Sætre said...

Hey there... Argentina!
I had to use google translate to figure that one out!
By the way that people has replied to my bashing of Gemini quality it looks like they've steped up their game.

I haven't got any mappings for any Gemini controller. Sorry.
There are however loads of forums out there that might be able to help you.

Unknown said...

gracias DJ FDRK hasta ahora mi busqueda a sido en vano.. no consigo mappeos.. lo estoy usando con el virtual dj que viene de fabrica.. la version le ... si sabes de alguna informacion estare esperando!

mickeypgcg said...

hi, I bought a gemini ctrl six and could not be mapped to the tractor, can you give me some help, I can not work on VDJ, appreciate every effort

mickeypgcg said...

another thing, the problem with the sound card can solve asio 4 all, so for now, I have not solved the problem of mapping, but I will not give up!!!

Guzzi sager said...

Very informative post. Keep up the good work. I would really look forward to your other posts

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pablo said...

aqui teneis un mapping

http://www.traktorbible.com/freaks/mappingview.aspx?id=463