I, Cisco, have been always been a DJ Gear geek. I spoke to DJ Focus, creator of the Focus Fader the first contact less DJ crossfader. He inspired me to take this photo. I have been DJing since 1997, so I have seen the variations of fader and fader knobs.
The beauty of all this is/are all the changes from 1997 till now. I started out with a Numark DM 1100, the crossfader was terrible and I killed the fader by spraying way too much Radio Shack Tuner spray control,which in my opinion is junk, stick with Caig F5 aka Caig MCL. The industry changed going from carbon based tracks to conductive plastic to contactless etc.
Here are some shown, I didn’t include an image if the Pioneer DJM 707/909 crossfader, which is also one of my favorites, and the also amazing fader, Ecler Eternal. Below are some of the faders and fader knobs. In no particular order.
-Focus Fader v1 & v2
-Pro X Fade
-Penny & Giles
Here are some i regret selling:
I have owned way too many Vestax 05 Pro’s, but I truly regret selling, 05 pro q in gold, red, and blue. These aren’t pulls from some other’s page, these are ones that i actually owned. At one point i even had an 05 pro grey
Same goes with this 05 proQ in blue, I still have to find a photo of the red one I had
If you look closely there is The 05 pro Grey I owned, Its right next to Technics 1200 mk2 that I customized with a straight arm, this photo was taken when it used to be popular to have a Nextel i95cl… lol.. at the far end where the TTX is, was a Rane TT54i with a Rane PCV crossfader and ALPS faders as line faders.
Another regretful sell
I dont know why I sold this Vestax 06 Pro with the Asisphonics Faceplate. Asisphonics was truly one of my favorites message forums. I met alot of modders and gear geeks alike, Shout out to Fingerlicknb, Focus,Professorbx, Gizmo, Reezy, Soba, if I forgot you, sorry, the asis board have been down for along time
Vestax PMC-37: This was dope, again I regret selling this, but I do see them on eBay from time to time. I liked this mixer since it had dual effects send and returns, matrix inputs, and tons of other lovely features. It did take getting used to having 60mm line faders.
And other random photos, I will be posting more eventually 🙂