A fresh-faced top-shelf multiplayer like the Pioneer CDJ-3000 never enters the world alone. As such, it’s not just the hardware that you’re buying, it’s all the firmware updates and future additional functions that might be released that really get your mouth watering.
- Development Doesn’t Stop at the Point of Sale
- Planning for the Future: Music Library?
- Regulations and Network Connection
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Development Doesn’t Stop at the Point of Sale
Since we happen to live in the future, any kind of technology is growing and devloping so quickly that you can’t get away with simply releasing a model then sitting back and watching it for a couple of years. You have to keep updating. These days, when you buy something, you’re also buying whatever’s still in development along with it. While those smart engineers have provided you with all the functionality, the software support is likely to need tweaking later down the road. Sometimes, these tweaks are dictated by users suddenly spotting holes in your design and offering suggestions for improvement, often in the form of ‘constructive criticism’, usually via the medium of online forums. But this is actually grat, since it means that manufacturers can keep their gear relevant and get ahead of those brands who tend to let things slide in terms of updating content. Fresh developments come thick and fast so it’s essential for a brand to continously develop and keep creating that all important added value to keep up. Ok, so this is a round-about way of introducing the CDJ-3000, but trust and believe, it’s insanely relevant!
Planning for the Future: Music Library?
So, what exactly is Pioneer’s plan for the CDJ-3000? This is, of course, anyone’s guess, but what we are seeing more and more is that music is going much the same way as video did when platforms like Netflix arose. What this means, is that we don’t necessarily need to actually ‘own’ a complete collection as long as we have access to (or subscribe to) a comprehensive online library. This doesn’t just make like a lot easier (and cheaper, since you don’t have to fork out for every track under the sun), but it also means that you’re automatically kept up to date with all the freshest releases. So, one good guess in the case of the CDJ-3000 might encompass and even streamline the use of online libraries.
Regulations and Network Connection
You might already be thinking that with the emergence of ‘on demand’ music, the music right and associated payments will be better managed. What’s strange is that a platform like Spotify has decided to stop working with DJ apps like Algoriddim while you can happily play anything from the immense Spotify library at a party, walking around town, or while you do the washing up. The problem is this: nine out of ten Djs play at public parties that aren’t just populate with friends and family. Most play at clubs and festivals where it’s necessary to come up with some kind of rules and regulations. To get more practical, it’s actually still difficult to be certain that you’re going to get a stable internet connection at every location you’re going to be playing. At home, this isn’t an issue, but if you’re playing in the middle of nowhere, you can’t rely on the internet for solid access to your beautifully crafted set. In this sitch, you’re likely to just turn back to good-old-fashioned yet reliable USB stick or SD card. Luckily, the CDJ-3000 accepts both.
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