The purpose of this topic is by no means offensive, I just want to hear some opinions other than mine.
I really do not understand some questions about DenonDJ product strategy. In my opinion, DenonDJ would be the number one in the industry, if they focus all the development efforts in improving some essential (and most asked by the users) features, like:
- Serious improvement of Library management software (Engine Prime).
- Elastic beatgrid editing (a must in any DJ system, come on, its 2020!).
- Adding or working on the most desired feature requests proposed by the users.
I am not saying that these points are not being developed, but I am just seeing that DenonDJ focus a significant amount of its efforts to things that nobody was asking or complained about.
For example: During the last months, DenonDJ dedicated most of its efforts to release the SC6000 and X1850 (why? The potential of the SC5000 and X1800 was already great) nobody was asking for upgraded components or bigger screens --which of course are welcome–, but the efforts could be used much wiser than this! Give the SC5000 beatgrid editing and more features, and you will sell thousands! And the users will be muuch more in love with them! Was the development of the SC6000 and the X1850 so necessary?
Another example: In these last days, we have seen a firmware upgrade of the X1800 (Nice!). However, I don’t understand why DenonDJ is consuming so much time and efforts in modifying effects that nobody had complained about! The list of improvements/changes like this is impressive, here are some points:
- Changed REVERB FX early delay time
- Improved fader response when moving the fader slowly
- Improved GATE FX
- Improved ECHO FX
- Improved PHASER FX
- Improved REVERB FX
- Improved HALLECHO FX
- Changed PHASER maximum dry-wet level
- Changed FLANGER maximum dry-wet level
- Changed FX Frequency routing for ECHO/REVERB/HALLECHO from pre to post
- Changed FX Frequency cutoff frequency from 60Hz/16KHz to 80Hz/10kHz
- Changed FX Frequency dry-wet curve
- Changed BIT CRUSH FX default bit depth to 16bit
- Changed Cue Solo mode to immediately take effect when selecting OFF/ON
- Adjusted FX Limiter threshold
- Ignored FX Limiter input less than 0dB
- Adjusted FX Limiter release rate to be faster
- Reduced FILTER BPM FX resonance
- Removed Auto Screen Saver on/off menu from Utility (now automatic)
- Improved DUB ECHO and GATE FX DSP performance to support 96kHz
- Improved DUB ECHO FX and FX Limiter DSP performance to support 96kHz
- Removed REVERB FX in 96khz
What I am asking is: Is it worth so much work, that could be used instead in more essential features? Wouldn’t be much positive for the company to focus all the efforts in solving/improving the essential or most wanted features (like the 3 points that I stated at the begining of this post)?
It’s just my opinion, I am so confused about DenonDJ strategy Am I the only one that thinks like this?