Get in the Mix for Less than a C-Note

September 15, 2013 by Aaron Burger

Whether you’re an aspiring DJ, a music enthusiast,or just a techno geek who wants to get into the gadgetry and art of mixing music, the ultra-lightweight 2-channel ELMC-1 MIDI Controller from American Audio is a great place to start. At around $100 (MAP), it’s very affordable. It’s also very easy to use—just hook it
up via USB to your computer as the audio source, and the ELMC-1
provides all of the basic features that will get you “in the mix”
right away.

ELMC-1 comes bundled with Virtual DJ LE, the popular  digital DJ software that is user-friendly and self-explanatory. All of the functions on the ELMC-1’s faceplate itself are clearly marked and laid out intuitively, putting a whole range of effects at your fingertips. Two large jog wheels give you a pre mixing feel. Buttons on each side of the 2-channel unit provide instant access to Play, Cue, Sync and Auto Loop commands. It’s also simple to add FX and sound samples to your tracks with the unit’s easy-to-use FX/Sampler select and activation encoder. Other features include pitch bend, 3-band EQ and 1 master and 2 separate gain controls for volume. Plus, with a large browse dial with Load A and B buttons, you can quickly scroll through tracks to find what you’re looking for. The most lightweight, compact MIDI controller that American Audio has introduced to date, the ELMC-1 weighs  just 3 lbs. and measures 14.25” x 7.25″ x 2.75”.

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