As a mobile DJ myself of many years I get concerned with how many mobile DJs use our status as a shield, a reason for why something /must/ change, why something isn’t perfect and must be.
I acknowledge that there are differences between mobile and other DJs working pattern. I understand that a club DJ will have normally worked out days ahead of a set or a slot exactly the tracks they are going to play and in what order and so searching never is needed. I understand that radio jocks or just internet radio jocks will have planned and backtimed their next show or shows down to the second including all the tracks.
It’s an easy thing to think then that mobile DJs need to react to crowd requests instantly. Some backbone is required instead. For managing people’s expectations.
I’ve had many events where all the possible reasons for a quick change of music was needed. Those instances where the floor is full to a particular genre of music, your next track is the same genre, then with 30 seconds of the playing track left, the floor clears and you need to pick a different genre to try and get them back. Same with ballads in the slow spot, you’ve got another slow Ballad cued up but halfway through the ballad the floor empties and you need a fast dance track quick.
Then there’s the bride-control issues. You can have the next great track cued up to play in 20 seconds but the bride suddenly yells for her all-time fav tune NEXT !!! Or you’re playing a song everyone else loves dancing to but the bride yells “get this one off”
Been there … had it… done it …
While nothing is ever fast enough and everything can be quicker, everything sleeker, everything more more more, how it is now isn’t bad.
I would say that changes to speed would be nice, but not essential as prime 4 has prepare list for a place to select and store future tracks for darn near instant loading access and also 4 decks.
These two features may not be at the front of everyone’s mind especially if they are coming from use of older systems which didn’t have these “lifesaving” features but both remove the need for hyper fast searches.