The leaking of a potential new vinyl turntable from CDJ manufacturers Pioneer has been greeted with confusion by a young digital DJ who says he “spent all day looking at the photos”  but wasn’t able to figure out “where you put in the CD.”

“I’ve never seen anything like it before,” said DJ Damon Brown. “It’s basically this black flat box with like a disk shape on top. I noticed these big black looking round things like CDs except bigger and less shiny looking. I frankly don’t know what they are. Maybe some kind of frisbee to throw into the audience? That’s my best guess anyway.”

Damon said he mostly mixes with a combination of CDJs and a laptop and that he doesn’t see any need to complicate things with a new piece of equipment.

“I don’t know what the hell Pioneer are doing,” he continued. “I don’t see it catching on myself. Where does the CD go? Does it take USB? What are those big black disc things? How do you burn MP3s onto them?”

“It’s just weird,” he concluded, “it had this kind of arm thing and only one fader and a big button in the corner which I’m assuming is ‘play’ or ‘sync’, which seemed a bit basic and easy. This is just another example of manufacturers trying to dumb down the mixing experience with flashy pieces of tech that take all the work and fun out of it.”

Pioneer have so far declined to comment on whether the new turntable is going into production soon or merely a prototype to gauge consumer interest but according to Damon “they’re wasting their time and should just stop trying these flashy gimmicks for press play DJs”.

Image: Gearjunkies.com

  • http://wundergroundmusic.com/members/karcevgo/ karcevgo

    Damon, please, die as fast as possible for us to play Gangamstyle.mp3 at your funeral. :lol:

    • http://wundergroundmusic.com/members/christopher_foy/ Christopher Foy

      Not figured out it’s a joke?

  • Ken

    As a 60 year old, it’s sad that the DJ has no idea what the turntable is.

    • Psyonikx

      Satire dude.

      • Tobias Sytsma

        Let him, he’s 60 years old.

      • http://www.huntingcows.com Ian Armstrong

        Chasm happens

  • chris beardsmore

    im 33 this year, and im a digital dj only i use pc software, if i was given them decks i wud know exactly what they r an what to do with them……for the dumb-founded, or ignorant, its a vinyl record player only much more advanced then you would get in a hifi system or grammaphone

    • Jesse Hall

      You do realise that this is satire right?

  • Guest

    this

  • redsquad

    Indeed

  • Chris CJ Guth

    It’s funny. All these virtual djs using cdjs yea they are nice. But they forget what dj means. D.J. aka disk jockey .the original DJ turntables currently I did not learn how to DJ on CDJs I have been learning on technic 1200 in my opinion vinyl is the way to go

    • Small Moments Like These

      While it’s great learning on vinyl.

      The term or name Disk Jockey is not limited to just vinyl. In terms of comparing to CD. Or “Compact Disk” one is just making a silly comparison over nothing. ;)

    • http://twitter.com/DesMiles1 Luis Martínez

      have you learned to mix with Cassettes? that’s the real first deal in ancient history of mixing

  • noyolo

    Cake platter for aoki?