I joined the forum for the tech stuff regarding the Denon Prime decks I have. I’ve been DJing & producing for decades, crossing many electronic genres, starting with breakbeat Hardcore in the early 90s, currently playing Psytrance. I recently moved to digital after many years of vinyl.
I love digital, but find it is almost too easy… When I was playing vinyl, I would set one record playing, then remove the previous vinyl from the other deck, put it back in it’s sleeve, search for the next vinyl, find the track (hard if it’s dark and it’s not the first on the EP, then beatmatch it, cue it up, etc. By then the other track is only a couple of minutes away to mix out, take a sip of beer, then get mixing… With digital, you start your track and drag the next one in to the next deck, it’s all cued up ready to go, all this is made even easier with Playlists. Then I stand there like a spare part while I wait 6 minutes or more for the previous one to finish.
My question is, what do you guys do while you’re waiting for the previous track to play out? Any tweaking I do is steady, functional and deliberate (and usually at the mixout stage); I’m not one of those DJs who likes to pick invisible dust particles off the mixer knobs whilst bouncing around like a bobblehead doll. So I’m left standing & waiting like a spare part for the previous track to play out. Maybe Denon should include some kind of game to play while you wait, so you appear to be engaged with the console. Especially at big events where all the focus is on you.