Has anybody got any info as to when we can rid ourselves of the Tidal streaming platform? It really is an overpriced pile of sh*t. As a dj who likes to use the ability of said capabilities for the odd ‘when I feel like it’ home session, Tidal is probably the worst partner Denon could have partnered with. MOST tracks are only offered in ‘radio edits’ (if even offered at all), and the amount of tracks rendered unplayable due to being ‘greyed out’ through licensing issues immense, not to mention hundreds of dodgy cover versions. Personally, I dont have time, or currently, the ability to use the separate Engine software to analyze all of my tracks, so was sold on this streaming ability as being a useful tool. As an example, a few nights back, I fancied attempting a 90’s club classic set. Could I find anything on Tidal? Not really. ‘Clubland 90’s’ is almost completely unavailable, and the rest mainly covers of originals. I gave up after 3 tracks, as those few downloaded were beyond analysing, and Tori Amos’s ‘Professional Widow’ remix coming up as 82bpm!
Has anybody got any info as to whether we are getting Spotify/Deezer etc access/compatibility soon, or was this whole streaming thing just a marketing gimmick?