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Denon DJ SC3900 Overview with DJ Switch…

Posted in DJing, Technology with tags , on March 6, 2012 by eljmayes

A quick run through of the features of the successor to the DNS-3700.

 

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Pioneer CDJ-850…

Posted in DJing, Technology with tags , on July 14, 2010 by eljmayes


A brief overview of the new CDJ-850 from Pioneer. It’s an updated version of the CDJ-800, with USB functionality plus a few minor tweaks around the edges. My first impressions of the unit is that is is a CDJ-900 with a silver paint job and a couple of the features removed. Again there is only one hot cue to play with, forcing users to upgrade to the CDJ-2000 if they wish to have the industry standard three. All in all, I’d advise buyers to look at the CDJ-900 or the Denon DN-S3700 before spending their cash on the CDJ-850. The CDJ-850 will retail for £800 in the UK and is released next month.

Pioneer CDJ-2000…

Posted in DJing, Technology with tags , , , , on September 17, 2009 by eljmayes


It’s finally here, the new multimedia player by Pioneer. Some of the specs outlined in the video are impressive, adding a colour screen, DVD support, needle drop features and editing software. The Pacemaker integration is interesting as well because of Pioneer’s notoriety for always wanting to go it alone in everything they do. However, the majority of the features can be found on other players/DVS systems so Pioneer have played it relatively safe.

Weighing in at $2149 (around £1500) per player I can’t see too many bedroom DJs upgrading from the CDJ-1000s as the new features, although useful, aren’t so unique that it would be essential to buy the CDJ-2000. The price is around what you pay for a couple of Denon DNS-3700s or a Numark NS7 and a low end laptop. So in conclusion I cannot see many lower end users going immediately for the CDJ-2000, just nightclubs that the top flight DJs play in. They will be available in Europe and America from November.

As I know that a many of my viewers are from Spanish speaking countries I’ll include the Spanish version of the overview video as well.

Also, I know that a few people from French speaking countries so I’ll include the French version of the video as well.

Literally one person once visited my blog from Germany so I’ll include the German version of the video as well.

I can’t remember anyone ever visiting my blog from Italy, but I’ll include the Italian version of the video as the young lady presenting it is rather beautiful;).

Pioneer Dawn of a New Species…

Posted in DJing, Technology with tags , , , , , , on August 21, 2009 by eljmayes


James Zabeila, Armin van Buuren, Eddie Halliwell, Roger Sanchez and now Paul Woolford say maybe a little too much about the new media player from Pioneer (which I suspect will be called the “CDJ-1000 MK.4”). It’s likely to have the same basic features as the rest of the CDJ series however all hints lead to the addition of a LCD screen, USB ports and some type of integration with DVS software.

The whole marketing of the new media player is really building it up to be a revolutionary product, however I have my doubts as to what unique traits can be included that have not been included on other media players.

The price will be between £1100 and £1500 I feel, which would be around double of the Denon DNS-3700.

More videos are promised by Pioneer between now and the unveiling of the product on the 17th September, so watch this space.

**UPDATE**
The new player has been unveiled and is called the CDJ-2000- all the information you need is located here: – http://tinyurl.com/ngwas2 (redirects to an article on my blog).

Denon DN-X1700 Mixer…

Posted in DJing with tags , on July 29, 2009 by eljmayes


First look at the new four channel mixer from Denon which looks to take on the Pioneer DJM800. The DN-X1700 certainly looks very similar to the DJM800 but has the digital fader shapes and two effects processors. It seems as though you can’t chain the effects together, which is a major disappointment given the ability to do this on the lowly (in comparison) DJM700. The DN-X1700 retails for £1499 which exactly the same as the DJM800 but I’d expect that to fall in the very near future.

Denon DNS-3700- CDJ Killer?..

Posted in DJing with tags , on January 16, 2009 by eljmayes


Denon are just about to release the very versatile looking DNS-3700 which is being hailed as a threat to the Pioneer CDJ series. It boasts a nine-inch direct drive vinyl platter, MIDI mapping, USB drive connectivity, hot cues and effects. All this sounds great, however it’s going to retail at £899, which is about £150 more than a Pioneer CDJ-1000 Mk.3. Back to the drawing board I think for Denon;).

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