Best selling controllers in the USA 2018


#1

Not a single Denon controller in the top 10

I bet if Denon released an updated MC6000 that would change. It’s badly missing from the line up as it’s the perfect size for mobile DJs. As much as I love the MCX8000 and have adapted my rig for it a 19" rackmount would still be a better solution.


#2

Top 10s are usually just 10 products by companies who played the free gift game with the person/company who compiled the top 10 in the first place. About as believable as horoscopes


#3

It clearly explains in the article how they compiled the figures.


#4

Why do you have doubts about it?

There is Numark on the list and mostly stocking fillers. Which is as expected.

Do you think Denon should have cracked the list as well?

@kradcliffe feel free to add your suggestions to this thread i started. Paul is tracking.


#6

It’s not surprising that the 8000 didn’t get mentioned in any top 10 lists last year.

It’s a shame that the 7000 didn’t make that list. If I was still playing with midi, the 7000 would be the controller I’d have looked at last year.


#7

To me djtechtools was always very Traktor minded and part Pioneer. Promoting their own add-ons like color knobs and pads etc. Al fine, but not really objective stuff.

So I haven’t taken the time to check this top10, because of this. Don’t care about charts and lists with blah blah anyway…


#8

Omg please don’t mention those tacky plastic day-glow key caps. … the controller equal to hanging fluffy dice from car rear view mirrors.


#9

The survey result is out as well.


#10

there’s some odd stuff in that survey. Lots of non-earners, Lots of DJs DJing for free or never playing to others.

Starts explaining why some try to DJ on the cheap


#11

Your argument makes no sense. There are shitload of new DJ who do their homework before buying their first controller and there are shitload of “working” DJ who had no exposure to the controllers (you know the type, did 10+years on vinyl, a few on DVS) and they choose their first controller because somebody else said to them that “Pioneer is the standard”. Just look how many of your “working DJ” choose DDJ-SX despite it being universaly aknowledged that it has poor sound quality.


#12

Then you’re reading it wrong :slight_smile:. Just kidding , I’ll try and make myself clearer here

There’s questions in the survey that, when read with knowledge of some of the other answers, which suggest that some of the People in the survey are DJing in public for free ( with the answer about how much of your income is from DJing) a surprisingly high percent said none , but the question about how often do you play in public was quite high too. Suggesting some are DJing for free - but then again, surveys always need to be taken with a nod, a wink and a smile - statistics can say more or less anything you want them to :slight_smile: