Hi all, I’m a long time DenonDJ user and got onboard DenonDJ when I bought SC3900 media players. Despite DenonDJ dropping support for them, I still enjoy playing with the SC3900’s, aside from the poor metadata functionality the decks still do what I bought them for (have since replaced one start button tact switch and a CD drive tho).
I’ve been thinking of a smaller rig for more casual gigging where I don’t need to do turntablism or dont neseccarily require high performance beatmatching utility etc. Just a simple 2 decks + mic input, something that can do a basic “DJ as a jukebox” type of event or a simple hiphop gig with an MC on the mic and some backing beats going… And wouldn’t you know, its actually very hard to find a good solution!
So far I’ve settled on iPad running Traktor DJ2 app and a NI Traktor S2 mk III controller, but am getting really frustrated by my choice, as Traktor DJ2 app still doesn’t have files integration (■■■ NI?! iPadOS 14 is here, wake up!), and the Traktor S2 controller doesn’t work with other iOS DJing apps that do support files integration. Also what makes iOS DJing painful is the “dongle hell”, and having a DJing system which other DJs cannot use - this solution is far from ideal.
I’ve also started using Tidal Hifi for casual music listening, and the lossless sound quality is wonderful! The Tidal music catalog is pretty comprehensive, as you know.
Now, I’m not remembering DenonDJ all that fondly for how the SC3900 product cycle went during its lifetime, but these new Prime series devices tick a lot of boxes for me - support for all modern file formats, easy track navigation with crates, decent keylock sound, and even Tidal Hifi streaming support. One of these prime series allinones could throw a basic bar/whatever DJ event without breaking a sweat…
So, I’m trying to ask here as an old Denon fan but a present sceptic - how is the Prime GO looking like right now? Seems like the early days at least have neen filled with some issues, but what does to future look like? Do you think DenonDJ will drop this product early like they did with the SC3900’s?
I’d need a solid Tidal playback with the possibility of making crates out of tracks combining stuff from SD card with Tidal, standalone beat grid editing (that actually works and remembers its settings unlike on the SC3900 FFS!), low cut on the mic channel, 44.1kHz AIFF file support with full metadata (album art etc) and Ableton link sync if I decide to add a standalone groovebox into the set. Can PrimeGO do all this, or if not, are the features going to be added in future firmware updates?
Appreciate any thought on these.