To Denon DJ
I just want to say how incredibly impressed I am with the work your team has done recently. I have been a working dj for almost 17 years and some of my first players where your DNS5000’s and DNS3500’s and later the DNS3700 (still my favorite platter on any dj device ever). I actually still own a 3500 because the direct drive active platter gives me the sensation of being back on my 1200’s without the need to collect vinyl or worry about DVS with a computer.
This is all beyond the point. Because I started getting more gigs where bringing my own gear became less practical I was forced to learn the Pioneer ecosystem and transitioned my DJ library into Rekordbox. I held on with the “industry standard” (I still hate that saying), for as long as I could, but you guys started making so much noise again I knew I had to come back if I wanted to keep having fun with DJing and continue to push myself learning new skills, using something that feels a little new etc.
I sold off my XDJ and my Nexus lineup and purchased your Prime 4 to have something super feature rich but smaller and portable for the gigs that I can bring my own gear to. I would have loved the motorized Prime setup but it’s not as practical to carry to gigs for me personally. Hoping more promoters and venues will make your gear a standard and I am doing my best to convince every non-Denon DJ I know to at least try the gear out. I have converted a couple so far simply because I want to open people’s eyes to what else is out there.
I see you guys like the humble company in the background that spends most of its money on hard work R&D and building sturdy equipment vs the Pioneers/Beats of the world that spend much more money towards advertising. Unfortunatly in business it’s who has the loudest voice, not the best product, that makes the most noise. I am hoping by having some amazing talent and well known artists working as influencers for the company that the trend starts turning your way, to a company that really cares about making the best product and less about what’s in your pockets.
I have to admit, the P4 has some more to still get right, but so do we all. It is still the best single DJ device I have ever used in my years as a professional. Your teams responsiveness to requests and comments has instilled a lot of confidence in me as a customer. Keep doing what you are doing, and maybe allocate a little more to some creative marketing (if you have the budget) and I can see the tides turning and one day soon Denon DJ becoming the industries standard.
You have inspired me to start creating a DJ video series that I will be releasing soon. The Stagelink possibilities with Resolume and Soundswitch have me very impressed. Thank you guys for doing what you do and doing it well. KEEP IT UP!