Born out of the ashes of the bankrupt company, the new STP Vestax Phoenix mixer hopes to reignite a passion for the art of DJing.
The above image is just a mockup, but it shows a full top view of the mixer and all its analog glory. The analog VU meters are for every channel and two for the master channel add to the mixers retro style.
Aimed at both amateur and professional DJs, the Phoenix won't be going on sale to the mass market to begin with, but pre-orders can be taken now before becoming available for a yet-to-be-determined price in May.
Hidesato Shiino, the company's founder, wrote a bit more about the mixer.
“With the final testing completed, we are now in production phase. The appearance of the final model is as we have announced. Latest images on our site are without the final “cosmetics”. We have thought carefully about the DJ’s needs – both for the amateur and professional – in the production of this model.
"There are very few mixers that have been released in the market recently that are designed from-the-ground-up. […] The highest level specifications have been applied in the design of the Phoenix, which will be evident to the user from the punching sound and dynamic range this mixer will deliver. In addition, the Phoenix will be the world’s first 4-channel cross fader."