I don’t have personally the X1850 but I could try it at a friend’s place. I said to myself that Denon could really bring a real novelty in FX which could change the game and make the difference with its competitors.
Let me explain,
I had fun on virtual dj to install a VST plugin that edm and electro music producers know well, which is Nicky Romero Kickstart. This plugin is generally used in the production to create a pumping effect on the instruments by making their volume drop quickly at the moment when the Kick hits, then the volume goes back up immediately afterwards following a curve selected among those available in the plugin. This plugin offers several curves as well as a dry/wet setting to adjust the intensity of the effect.
On Virtual DJ, once the plugin is loaded, you just have to activate it on the deck of your choice and as if by magic the kick disappears without having to touch the low frequencies. It’s a kick ducking !
By putting the plugin on both decks you just have to activate the plugin on one while cutting it on the other at the same time and you can have the kick of the song that is coming that blends perfectly into the song that is ending (the kick of this one disappears)
For those who are interested and who have this plugin (but there are others that can also perform this function)
You can experiment in virtual dj with the following values :
Dry/wet : 66% (but 60 to 70% gives great effect too)
loop lenght 0.40
Preferred curves for the best effect: Quick chain, Free Punch, Classic chain, Nice & tight.
I think it’s a simple but formidable effect, it’s just a “volume shaper”. But if an effect like this could be implemented in hardware in a mixer like the x1850 most DJs would use it, including the big names in DJing. The creative possibilities are so wide in combination with the pads (loop, roll, slicers) and the mixes are clean and incredible because you don’t have any more kick conflicts between your tracks.
Do it Denon and make a difference before the competition does and you will kill the game