I think the Ableton Push 3 hardware with the ability to buy first a “only” controller with the option to upgrade to standalone is a great concept.
Consider instead of SC6000 / LC6000 Denon DJ would offer one device with the option to upgrade from controller to standalone at a later time. On top of this, the possibility to to have some kind of modular system to switch between a SC6000 (JOG) and SC6000M (Motorised Platter) would be even more awesome. Of course same could apply for Prime 4.
Ok, it would require that Engine DJ will become a full functional DJ software first.
For me it sounds like something attractive, what do you think ? Let’s dream
It think you missed the point of the original appeal of the Denon Prime SC ecosystem.
Not sure what you mean with this ? I assume it was to have standalone gear.
As this is a cool concept on paper, it introduces a lot of issues in real world.
- Software wise - not all components (after some time) will have same software, and there could be compatibility issues or other software related problems - users swapping components around, but when comes to fault - they will blame the manufacturer.
- Tinkering with the devices that are on rental or in te clubs can lead to inconsistencies between units, making guest dj performance very problematic or impossible completely - users will blame the brand for it.
- Poorly fitted components by non-authorized or semi-smart person can lead to product damage - users will blame the maker.
- All issues will lead to massive overload of the already pressured customer support system and service - bad image for the company for long times to get the product fixed, or get support or even have to pay for the fix.
I think, inMusic can focus their resources on more useful things at this moment.
This is only OK for a device that is personal, and will not be ever used by more than 1 max 2 users.
For club standard devices - this is a no go.
in theory, it’s WiFi, so it would work perfectly synchronized with the prime 4, although I can’t be sure, since I don’t have it
Yes. Right now all Denon products are standalone gear and with the numark mixstream pro we are one step closer to have standalone controllers in every price range.
I also see the massive failure rates between modular components. Especially in a more professional environment a closed systems like cdjs or sc6000 probably have more reliability. Also modular systems eventually cost more even if you have the same functions like a prime 4
The Akai Force is their version of a standalone production suite. A few forum members have them on here.
Didn’t know there was Push 3.
I love it. As a push 2 user, it is what we were expected for a long time. A Killer without doubt
The possibility to upgrade the cpu at a later time sounds great but like already said in a high professional environment the device had already his best times before upgrading has to be considered.
I would see this more like for mid or entry range. Consider instead of paying 1k or 1.5k for a standalone controller you could start your Denon DJ journey with investing less but you get the option to upgrade at a later time to standalone.
For privat and up to mid range I see it as a good idea + companies can profit from hardware upgrades and maybe better for the environment.
Push 3 standalone ordered here and hopefully on the way soon.
I have a Push 2 already, so I’m familiar with how it works. Being able to use the new improved warping on a standalone device will be amazing. Also the ability to move files to and fro between Push 3 and Live software. I have so many little ideas that I’ve started in Live and not finished. Having them on the 3 standalone should help encourage me. Plus of course it has Link so will sync with my Prime 4