Gemini iTrax iPod Console
An iPod console for a price you won’t find elsewhere!
As we wait for the stocking of Gemini’s latest 2009 products (I personally think they look pretty good), let’s take a look at a few of the products that put Gemini…somewhat on the map. Gemini’s been doing a good job keeping up with the changing times. Not only do they have their own hybrid player, but they’ve also created a series of products compatible with iPod, called the I series. Some of which they’ve discontinued. My personal favorite is the Gemini iTrax iPod console. In a nutshell, this is what it offers:
- Dual docking stations for iPod digital music players
- USB port with dock switch allows library management via PC
- 2 Phono/Line convertible inputs for use with additional devices
- Composite video output for use with photo/video-enabled iPod
- 3-Band rotary EQ with gain and cut feature per channel
- 1/4" (6.35mm) Mic input with 2-Band EQ Controls
- Master and Record RCA outputs
- Input Selection switches
- Cue section with CH1/CH2 cue fader
- User replaceable X-Fader
- Lightweight, slimline design for complete portability
Gemini iTrax iPod: Released in ’06
If the features look a little familiar, they should. They’re much like the iDJ, Numark’s iPod console they released back in ’05. So maybe originality played no major role in the making of the iTrax iPod console, but did Gemini at least design it nicely, with features that function properly? Gemini did a good job with the design: it’s not ugly. I’ve seen much worse, and for much higher prices. But beauty isn’t what makes any DJ equipment one of the best. It’s all about the bevvy of features and how each one of them functions. Gemini did a good job with the features, and I’d say they did the best they could, especially seeing as they teamed it with an economic price.
Not every feature may function the way working DJs would like, but they sure do sound good. Gemini says the iTrax iPod console:
"…Comes with two angled docking stations allowing user easy access to iPod controls when browsing through music libraries…"
In addition, they have the basic features working DJs can find in a number of consoles. Features like:
- Gain, high, mid, low EQ adjustments
- Volume faders, red LED based VU meters
- Master volume control
- Switches to go between iPod and line inputs for each audio channel
The other reason why I like this Gemini console is because of their affordable price. $209.95 MSRP. Not bad, especially with all of what you get from the iTrax iPod. Even with the nice looow price, I wouldn’t recommend it over Numark’s iDJ. But, if you don’t have money to spare for the iDJ (which is affordable, too), I definitely recommend Gemini’s iTrax.
You can get the iTrax in both black and white.
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