Gemini CNTRL-7 Review

By | October 1, 2016

­­­­­­­The Gemini CNTRL-7 is a feature packed, compact DJ controller, for an awesome price. It includes a standalone mixer, full master/booth/record outs, mic inputs and its very portable. Its compactness plus lightweight design makes it great for moving around, its build quality is durable as well.

The Rundown

If you want a good portable and lightweight DJ controller, and you are on a budget, this is definitely a good contender. Its made out of solid plastic, except for the jog wheels which are rubberized metal. Knobs are mainly rubber, pitch and line faders feel good, but a bit clunky, overall faders are decent.

The CNTRL-7 has a bunch of pro grade inputs and outputs that usually the higher end controllers only have. You get mic inputs with its own volume control, plus you get two external inputs for CDJS or turntables. For outputs there is a master, booth and record outputs, which are RCAs and a set of balancer XLR outs too. Both booth and master have their own separate volume controls.

For software it uses Virtual DJ the light version, which is fine if you want basic two deck DJing, but you are able to record, which isn’t usually available on the light versions.

Conclusion

The CNTRL-7 is a pretty decently priced unit for what you get with it. There is no really other DJ controllers in this price point that allow you to have pro grade mic inputs, a standalone mixer for this price.

It’s a good size for portability, and the build quality is decent and durable.

It comes with Virtual DJ LE, but for $300 you are able to get the full version, but if you want to spend that much I would just recommend the Traktor Kontrol S2, or the Novation Twitch.