Speaking Of How Times Have Changed.....remember Djpower?

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Chuck Amstone

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I was on FB and someone was selling a lunchbox for $600. The original thread got off topic by me "Sorry" due to my bad experience.
Anyhow....were you around when your digital DJ/VJ choice was DJPower and Visiosonic SL1200?
To buy the DJPower VJ software you had to spend 3 to 5 times the going rate for a top of the line laptop today to use the software only to have crappy support and bugs?
 

adjtogo

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Chuck,

Some people are still using DJP, either the Lunchbox, or via Laptop. I still have a few Lunchbox systems that have been sitting in my closet for years that are probably good for nothing more than parts, and peanuts on the dollar. You have to keep in mind, those Lunchbox computers were pre-laptop days and served their purpose, although everyone got those "internal problem with DJP. Restart your system immediately" messages. The software wasn't perfect, but it sure beat carrying around tons of cd's, and it was better than anything else out there at the time to mix music. It was easy to use, although very expensive. Today, there are numerous software programs out there that DJ's love, and laptops that can run them which cost less than $500. Technology has sure come a long way since then, Chuck.
 

Mark Evans

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I was never a fan of DJP but I love VDJ and Serato. At that time I was using BPM Studio which was much more stable and much less expensive plus had an awesome controller. At the Rink I was at we put that in an old computer, set it up in shell mode and it ran 7 days a week for 6 years without a crash. Pretty impressive. Now I have to see if those are still around.
 
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JSMain

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Just visited their website. Wow! Selling their 2008 version for $385! 7 year old software, with no perceived modifications??? Sounds stale to me.
 

adjtogo

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DJP isn't marketing to DJ's anymore. The last I heard, they were doing large corporate clients, like installing Karaoke and music Kiosks on cruise ships. Several years ago, they were in Europe doing a large install there. Nothing lasts forever. For whatever reason, good product, bad product, outdated software, bad customer service, whatever, age, change of business direction, they decided to go in a different direction. Nothing lasts forever. There certainly are more up-to-date programs out there, but I never knock any product or vendor. They are only human too.
 

Ken Heath

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My first computer system was DJP, bought it at a very good price from a dissatisfied client. It worked very well for several years but when it tanked, I was told I'd have to buy the whole new thing to get support, (over $800 at that time), so I went with VirtualDJ and have never been happier!

Tried to buy six licenses for DJPower back in the 90's and there was absolutely no concession or discount given for multiple purchases... that attitude is probably a considerable contributing factor to their demise in the DJ community.

I still have the computer, 4u rackmount beast that used proprietary RAM that is horribly expensive and inadequately small... been thinking about replacing the mother board and making something useful out of it! (with VDJ running, of course)
 
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