I’ve come from Traktor to the SC5000ms and and disappointed with the phase/beat meter. In Traktor you can select which of four decks is the master or you can have it be automatic. Each deck’s phase meter only shows that deck in comparison to the master.
I feel it is backwards to have a beat/phase meter to be active during sync instead of during free-mixing. 2 of 3 sync modes already matches the beat, why would Sync Djs even need a phase meter?
To make the phase/beat meter work on the SC5000s all they need to do is make the “master” button usable without sync and allow it to automatically switch between decks. Even if it wasn’t automatic just being able to use it would be a huge fix especially for DJs like me who mix multi-genre music without SYNC and use 4 decks. There are many sounds to listen to, having something to look at helps to keep it all in-line.
Denon, I’m rooting for you to take over the cdj and controller game, but this is one of things your competitors are currently doing better and if want to get their customers to keep coming to you, you need to offer functions that are equal or better.