The other day I finally just said “whatever” and took the money I’d earmarked for a second sc5000 player and a x1800, and ordered two Pioneer xdj-1000mk2s.
I thought I’d feel sad but all I could muster was some low level regret: “gee, maybe I shouldn’t have sold my CDJ-2000nxs2s, bought a sc5000 and then publicly (at least via my small social media circle) stated Pioneer DJ was the past, Denon DJ was the FUTURE while convincing at least two people to choose an sc5000 over a Pioneer setup, and deleting my Rekordbox database in order to be baptized in Engine Prime and begin my new life as a Denon DJ advocate/zealot and foot soldier of the dual layer revolution.” But as the man says, it’s better to regret something you have done than something you haven’t…right?
In hindsight, maybe I was catching Denon DJ on the rebound. Maybe I used the sc5000 and the messianic notion of a ‘pending firmware upgrade’ as a way to forget about the pain and loss of what was, to be honest, my first real long term, fully committed relationship with an experienced, worldy, and ultimately, damaged entity who maybe I thought would change…but Pioneer DJ is what it is. I accept that now. (oh Pulse, how I weirdly miss you most of all…jk I’m glad I threw your ‘help’ out that window.)
Ayway, since this forum has - by no fault of its users - turned into more of a support group, I thought I would share the above. Don’t worry about me though - this is all a super good thing.
This might be TMI but the sc5000 and I finally talked and we are both comfortable entering into a ‘friends with benefits’ type of relationship (we have rules of curse: I don’t say I love you and the sc5000 promises to respect my needs and is comfortable with dalliances outside the Prime Ecosystem. (Also let’s be honest, the sc5000 knows the score…the Prime 4 just does more so my limited companionship is better than nothing.)
Maybe I’m just more modern - dare I say ‘polyplayer’ curious? - than I realized? Either way, I feel happier than I have in a long time. In a few days me, the sc5000 (now focused as a dedicated two layer ‘looper’ machine), two unremarkable yet very sensible xdj-1000m2s, my tried and true djm-900nxs2 mixer, and a midi controller I found online will all be getting to know each other. I know it won’t all be clear sailing, but real life…or should I say real Love, never is. Thanks for listening guys - I just know it will work out for each and everyone of you too. -matt
ps. Does anyone have experience asking a DJS-1000 to move out - we were never really formally ‘together’ but you know how that goes. For a hot 64 seconds we had a thing, but the ‘arrangement’ just never happened. (If you hear rumors of a fresh faced, totally Ableton Link accessible Akai Force spending a lot of late nights with me…mind your own business.)