There's a decent chance that I'll get a pair of them at some point if they seem like they're going to stand up.
I can't imagine really wanting anything else for simpler styles of mixing, even venturing into slightly more complex stuff.
And I've always favored simpler mixing. Heck, I use a rotary with no EQs.
Right now, considering all the other stuff on my "to buy" list (biggest things are speakers and a new laptop), I'm perfectly willing to wait and see how they stack up in a year. They don't actually add any capabilities to my existing traktor setup, though they seem to be able to do 90% of what I want to do and all of what I actually do.
If they seem like I'll have them for a decade, I'll buy them. If not, I won't. It's that simple.
sent from a device with a keyboard that hates me, using a system of tubes rather than a highway full of dumptrucks
Without having read the discussion, I can tell Denon somehow managed to get something of a movement going. I don't think they will make it, but they sure are putting up a fight!
What's funny as well, and maybe we shouldn't read into this, is that DJ Tiesto lives in this apartment while in New York:
Source for Dutch-readers:
If you look closely into one of the rooms, you'll see a set of Denon's in front of the window. Can't see the mixer, but it's unmistakably Denon CDJ's.
Maybe he'll be the next ambassador?
It's not a movement, it's called marketing. And I'm telling that as a Denon user/fan "Oh gee, I wonder what will Denon do next....maybe....limited editions?!?"
But then again, we live in a consumer world where DJ's act like worst consumers and are willing to sell <1y old gear to pre-order the newest toys. And then bitch on OEM's social media why are they still waiting for it because their dealer promised them delivery one month before OEM even starts shipping and they see DJ superstars getting their sets on instagram.
Guys that screen is a game changer. The CDJ screen drives my nuts. Wheeling around up and down squinting.
You don't even need engine.
Just a USB with tracks and it will analyze quickly. Unlike the CDJs that take 7 minutes to analyze a 7 minute track. Or 5:42 if your track is 5:42. How convenient to force you into Rekordbox.
check them out at ultra!