The fundamentals of DJ’ing have not changed and will never change. The essence of DJ’ing, is to play music for others to enjoy. Whilst there are unlimited ways that this can be done, it is still geared around the same end goal of crafting together a playlist of interesting music that creates a required atmosphere. For this reason, the overflowing pot of devices, gadgets and button boxes, is beginning to annoy me.
I am slowly losing interest in ‘product announcements‘ or ‘the next best thing’ and the NAMM show has been of no interest to me what-so-ever.
Whilst I am in Love with DJ’ing and Music Production, I am not in Love with cheap gimmicks and wasteful manufacturing.
Over the last 20 years of DJ’ing, I have seen many different pieces of equipment, all purporting to be the next best thing and whilst often it’s nice to test out the pretty lights and buttons, ultimately they ALL do the same thing.
Yes I understand that there are some minor differences here and there and certain products achieve the same goal with better workflow, but seriously, how many different ways are we gonna arrange the same buttons into a different box!?
What’s your point of view!?
photo credit: Spikenzie