I recall stating some time ago that there does not appear to be much from Denon showing Djs outside the House genre using their gear in promo materials.
It still seems to be the case, Pioneer dropped a video of a young lad doing a hip hop routine now if I am young and want get into djing and I see another kid doing this I will take note of what they use (even if the equipment is too expensive at the time) my point is to me at least Denon is for the house djs all the promo the content relates to house music (that i have seen). Nothing for Dnb, Hip Hop, Afrobeats, Reggaeton, Reggae etc why is this Denon? I am sure if you asked the community there would plenty djs who could do a promo mix for those genres and others.
In the UK as an example there is a small event called Notting Hill Carnival. I believe this year alone over two million people went lots of music plenty of Djs an opportunity to get Denon into areas they typically don’t same could be said in the Reggaeton and Hip Hop world.
I get House is arguably the main scene but after being in this community for over three or so years I do not feel there is an understanding on Denon’s part to reflect how good their gear is for djs who don’t just play house music. It is a missed opportunity especially when Denon has been the brand pioneering streaming an opportunity to show how different djs may make use of this.
I honestly believe the company see Rane as the brand to cover that area of the DJ market, rather than Denon. Rightly or wrongly I think that’s just how it is.
What annoys me is there is no middle ground 2 channel mixer between the Rane and the Numark Scratch. I’m in the market for one right now and the DJM-S5 (with all its caveats) is looking like the only viable option out there.
Same, to be honest after looking for a 2 channel mixer recently ive realised just how poor the selection is. The DJM-S7 is literally the only mixer that has what I need, on board FX, class compliant sound card, but it’s £1400.
The S5 has effects but they are Serato only so you can use them on Vinyl but only with a laptop plugged in. Rane mixers are out of the question, cant guarantee continued support and they cost far too much for the features.
I think the x600 was the best all around 2ch mixer. Here’s a screen shot using it with Traktor on windows. I’m using dvs with Traktor fx post fader via the mixer send/return. Also the mixer fx section is mapped to control and select Traktor fx
I wouldn’t call Nothing Hill Carnival a small event. I think it’s one of the biggest free outdoor events.
But I feel the same, not only with Denon, but in general. The same with online tutorials. 99% off all music production, beat matching and other music related tutorials are about making house music or uses house music as examples.
Also I often feel like the beatgrid analyzers of most of the dj software is only being tested against house music.