If an add-on dashboard that would bring RZX-esque screens to existing DDJ-1000 owners isn't on the cards then I'd love to see the modern space conscious design language of the DDJ-1000 applied to the DDJ-RZX.
1, 2 or 3 modern, high frame rate, responsive touch screens to control lighting, video plugins, simple library navigation, keyboard search and previews. Modern tablet multi-touch, not laggy old kiosk-style touch screens you find at the airport/car park!
Shave 10+cm of width and a whole load of weight off that thing. There's a lot of extraneous stuff that the DDJ-1000 fit into a smaller footprint. Lose the OSC sampler. If anyone really needs a vuvuzela they can add it themselves!
After initial setup, I'd like to be able to do an entire set without touching the laptop at all, so if i had a hybrid laptop, the keyboard can be folded away. leaving just the screen to see a birds eye view of the set.
2x Jog wheel screens for always visible, important glanceable info
More elegant preview/preview skip forward solution. Leaving this off the DDJ-1000 without remapping was an oversight IMO.
Make 4 Beat Loop, Auto Beat Loop again. Not sure of the logic behind the change.
Though I'd appreciate the build quality for a long-ter install, it's just too heavy to lug around. Lighter high quality non-glossy utilitarian plastic body.
Still powered by laptop obv. but include USB Hub for DMX1 and XP1. Better yet integrate the DMX1 to cut down on clutter.
Very unlikely but could an XDJ-RX/2 processor be included so for smaller gigs or laptop failure you could perform cut down 2 channel performances standalone (obv. without lighting, video features and complex FX).
Still powered by no-nonsense kettle plug or if possible the additional option of both data and power over USB-C
£2000-£2500 ballpark (if with limited standalone processors up to £3000)
The DDJ-1000's page mentions compact so many times so surely thats not the definite flagship 2018/19 model.. right? It's an RZ replacement at the RX price point. I wanna see what you can do at the higher price points but balanced with greater practicality for an on-the-move DJ rather than bedroom install.