The Denon DJ Prime Series worldwide takeover effort is in full swing, and DjTechZone brings you the latest news on how well (or bad) they are doing. In this #changeyourrider update, more DJs making the switch!
Browsing through my Facebook feed I came across this interesting bit of information. The video was posted by DJ F.R.A.N.K., a Belgian DJ that is moving to the Denon DJ SC5000 media player:
In the introduction, DJ F.R.A.N.K. mentions that next to Paul Oakenfold and Laidback Luke also Tiësto and Olivier Heldens have switched over to the Denon DJ Prime series. As far as I know, this hasn’t been officially confirmed by Denon DJ or the respective DJ’s, but if true (and there is not any reason to assume that DJ F.R.A.N.K. is making this up), this means additional star power for the Denon DJ marketing machine. If enough of these guys make the move, festivals all over the world will be forced to foresee double setups (Pioneer DJ and Denon DJ) and that will make the whole DJ only festival thing… a bit more interesting.
In other related news, Laidback Luke is sharing why he changed over to Denon DJ in his newest vlog entry. I literally can’t wait to see his first full set using Denon DJ Prime gear. Laidback Luke’s skills on the CDJ’s are legendary, I’m sure the stuff he will be able to do on these new players will be mindblowing.
So all of this is quite interesting… The most pertinent question I have in my mind is: how good is Engine Prime? The player and the mixer are top notch, but if the preparation software is not up to standard, then the whole thing falls flat. Professional Djing is all about preparation, and for that, you need reliable, stable and well-featured software. Rekordbox is the absolute standard here, and Engine needs to be every bit as good, or even better to convince DJ’s.
To be continued…