[TriLUG] USB-MIDI: VCI-100 or VCI-100MKII or Hercules RMX?
johnbrier at gmail.com
Sun Feb 20 12:39:19 EST 2011
Hey guys I am looking to purchase a USB MIDI controller that will work
with Mixxx on Linux:
Does anyone have a VCI-100 or VCI-100MKII I could see? (I have seen
the Hercules RMX at Sam Ash in Raleigh but it wasn't hooked up to
anything. They didn't have the VCI-100 series since they are
discontinued, but they did have a VCI-300, but that probably won't
work in Linux)
I'd really like to try and hook up a VCI-100 controller to my laptop
with Mixxx and see if I can get it working adequately
I have organized some relevant information on the controllers I'm
interested in here:
I like that the bigger jog wheels on the Vestax controllers over the
smaller ones on the Hercules RMX. but I don't have any good reason to
prefer the bigger ones, it's just how I feel.
I like that the VCI-100MKII has a built in sound card, but I'm not
sure how it would work on Linux combined with the USB MIDI
functionality. I know that USB sound on Linux is pretty good though..
so I have high hopes.
The VCI-100 doesn't have a sound card and I consider that a drawback..
The Hercules RMX while it works well in Mixxx requires a special
driver to work in Linux (unlike the VCI-100 series) which would
require me to rebuild the driver on every kernel update and sometimes
patching the source of the kernel module with every new upstream
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