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Audiofanzine FR 06/11/2008

EKS XP5 : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)


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(Originally written by Gabiche/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

I don't own this product but I used it a while with Traktor on a Macintosh.
The controller has a slick look and it is very compact yet all functions are easily accessible.
I didn't have any handling problems in spite of my thick fingers.

The pros: small price, compatibility with lots of software, sound card and overall quality (in spite of the plastic look).
Another advantage is the possibility to mix and use the controller as an interface with a virtual turntable. In this case it has the same function as a CD player or a turntable.
Simply connect the EKS to the PC and connect the CD player and the turntable into the line inputs of the controller.

The pitch is big enough but it doesn't feel as strong as the one on the Technics SL-12*0 for example.

The jog wheel is big enough and also good quality, but I think it is too close to the gray scratch control and the pitch bend control.
It can lead to unwanted mistakes if you don't get used to the software.

Generally speaking it's a very good controller in spite of its weaknesses which just require some time to adapt.
I sincerely recommend this controller.