Quick Background: I have been in Software since the late 90’s holding VP positions at companies like Trend Micro, Symantec, McAfee. I say this only as a precursor that… I GET it.
Vendor API agreements, SW/HW integration issues, competitive cooperation are difficult.
Djay Pro 2 is what helped me get back into DJ’ing after taking 2 decades off & leaving the Technics 1200s & Radio Shack “Realistic” gear behind in the mid 90’s
After being a “hipster” and wanting to make vinyl work, I tried Rane & Serato, was afraid to use features like syncing, or key matching to prove what a “Real DJ” I was… what bollocks.
SOFTWARE is eating the world, nobody should be afraid to use the best tech available. IMO after years of testing, using, reading, it’s clear…
Dennon are the BEST DJ HW company on the planet & Djay Pro is the best software.
Pioneer has lost their minds with arrogance as the “club standard” and it has stifled innovation WHILE ridiculously raised prices, IF YOU CAN EVEN buy one as they are experiencing supply chain issues 10x what every other vendor seems to.
The SC6000s are better in almost every way to the CDJ3000s & almost 1/3 the price. The LC6000s are REVOLUTIONARY.
But even though it’s getting better, Engine Prime (excuse me EngineDJ) is not great.
Djay Pro 4 is best of breed. What an amazing opportunity for Algoriddim, yet… crickets.
I am a new member here but my fears of Djay Pro never getting serous about being the software of choice seems to be true. You could be the MUCH better, cooler, cutting edge technical version of Virtual DJ, but there seems to be very little effort into actually partnering with other vendors.
After a quick LinkedIn check it seems only a month ago a BizDev consultant was hired & that seems to be the only person on the team? There is someone who has “Partnerships” in their title but after “Business Operations” AND they still seem to be the Head of HR?
That doesn’t seem like a heavy focus on integrations to me.
Also, it doesn’t seem like any employee other than the seemingly awesome @Lukas posts, comments, or engages with this community at all? maybe I missed it but I literally searched for every exec in every thread & found none, other than press quotes.
Should I just “suck it up” & deal with Engine DJ in the hopes they keep improving? or does Algoriddim have some strategy they just don’t communicate?
Is the deal with Reloop THAT good that they don’t care to support other vendors nearly as much? Is it a German thing (meaning they prefer to deal with “local” companies, not anything racial)? How’s that going for Traktor? After watching their decline over the past few years, shouldn’t that be a big enough warning sign?
A concerned BIG fan of the software AND dedicated to avoid Rekordbox user at all costs that WANTS Algoriddim to win!