Exclusive Denon DJ MC6000 MkII Talkthrough
The analogy of cars always come into play when I consider what goes into making a DJ product. For starters, there are the designers who take an idea and make it come to life – but not before the researchers and scientists do their job of making sure it will all play nice together. To have an idea go from concept to something real in a short matter of time takes a lot of effort and a lot of money in the process. I think this is why it is better to keep revising a model of a car than to create a new one every month. It would also make parts for it impossible to interchange if you started with a different basis.
With DJ controllers, we might see new ones come out – but some of the best one are either revised or completely unchanged. The big picture behind keeping up with one model is that if it has a good reputation, people will trust the name. With DJ gear, trust is always one of the issues that prevents someone from wandering into something new. Take a piece of trust gear, make it better, and be on your way without causing a stir.