May 16, 2013

Denon DJ Updates Engine Software

Denon products aren’t the most popular, and they won’t likely outsell Pioneer or Native Instruments in any department, be it controllers or CD players.  They do have something that no other company can offer, and it keeps them relevant in a world where technology moves too fast to understand.  Their spinning deck technology has been around for a very long time, long before Numark had the CDX around and long before Pioneer became the top CD deck seller.  See, CDJs are nice machines and they work well with anyone familiar with a CD players, but they don’t have the versatility that a turntable or scratch able controller has.

Turntables are too big of a commitment for many, and CD players simply don’t offer the real feel of a responsive deck either.  Aside from that, Technics once tried to make a spinning platter CD player and failed miserably.  The cost is …


November 15, 2012

Denon SC2900 Overview

Those of you who have been looking for an affordable professional CDJ you need look no further than the Denon SC2900. This multi source media player stacks up quite nicely when compared to the popular Pioneer CDJ 2000 but at a fraction of the cost. If you are familiar with the Denon SC3900 with its motorized platter, then you will be very familiar with all of the features on the SC2900. The main difference being that the platter on the SC2900 is not motorized, making it more like a traditional CDJ than a vinyl turntable. The basic layout is identical to the SC3900 and if you want to know more about the SC3900 then visit our overview of the SC3900.

The SC2900 has all the functionality you need to get up and running for your next DJ gig. Here is an overview of some of the features we found to …