October 1, 2012

The best DJ product – and how to find it

The idea of the “best equipment” is something that is continually debated in the DJ arena.  To some, the idea of “best” describes a product that has stood the test of time and has remained relevant for over 20 years.  Another definition of “best” could be labeled as the best “technology”.  Rane’s magnetic capacitance faders that were first introduced on their TTM-57 mixer shattered the definition of “best”, and left Vestax scratching their heads.  That technology is still used in the Rane 62 mixer, and other companies have followed suit with their own version.

Even with this step in technology, some DJs swear by older Vextax PCV faders – which have been around for decades.  In the end, the quest for “best” still leaves most of us hanging onto our own definitions of the word.