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Denon DJ Announces Prime 4 Standalone DJ System

Denon DJ Prime 4

Denon DJ has announced a new addition to its Prime product series, the Prime 4 standalone DJ System.

The four-deck unit, which doesn’t require a computer, features a 10-inch multi-touch, gesture display for full control over four decks. As with previous Prime players, the Prime 4 includes eight performance pads for hot cues, looping, rolls, slicing, and more.

The device also features four USB inputs, an SD card slot, and a built-in SATA drive bay, enabling DJs to utilize a massive amount of music files. Any connected media source can also be used for recording sets.

As part of its fully-featured mixing surface, the Prime 4 includes 14 onboard effects, as well as sweep and filter effects on each channel.

It also features an independent zone output, which enables DJs to send a playlist to a separate location while DJing on the other decks. It is the first standalone system to have that capability.

The Prime 4 seems likely to be a true powerhouse device, ideal for venue installs, mobile DJs, and home users alike. It will be available in March priced at around $1,699.

Watch the promo video below and get more details on Denon’s website.

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Consejos y Trucos: Denon DJ SC5000 Prime Player Review

After reviewing Denon DJ’s X1800 Prime mixer last week, Luis Martinez now takes a closer look at the company’s SC5000 media player.

Watch his review above on this week’s episode of Consejos y Trucos.

Spanish translation (traducción en español):

Después de revisar el X1800 Prime mixer de Denon DJ la semana pasada, Luis Martínez ahora analiza de cerca el SC5000 media player de la compañía.

Mira su review arriba en el episodio de esta semana de Consejos y Trucos.

Related: Consejos y Trucos: Denon DJ X1800 Prime Mixer Review

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Consejos y Trucos: Denon DJ X1800 Prime Mixer Review

Last Thursday, DJcity launched a new Spanish-language DJ gear review and tips series titled Consejos y Trucos (tips and tricks) for DJcity Latino. The first episode saw host Luis Martinez share five tips to get the most out of Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox DJ software.

This week, Luis returns to give a detailed review of Denon DJ’s X1800 Prime mixer. The X1800 is a four-channel club mixer designed to integrate with the company’s SC5000 player, which Luis will review in next week’s episode.

Watch above and stay tuned for more videos.

Spanish translation (traducción en español):

El jueves pasado, DJcity lanzó una nueva serie en español para DJs titulada Consejos y Trucos con DJcity Latino. En el primer episodio, Luis Martínez compartió cinco consejos para aprovechar al máximo el software rekordbox DJ de Pioneer DJ.

Esta semana, Luis regresa para dar una review detallada del X1800 Prime mixer de Denon DJ. El X1800 es un club mixer de cuatro canales diseñado para integrarse con el SC5000 player de la compañía, que Luis revisará en el episodio de la próxima semana.

Mira el video arriba.

Related: DJcity Launches Spanish-Language DJ Gear Review and Tips Series, ‘Consejos y Trucos’

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Review: Denon DJ SC5000M Media Player

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx gives the first review of Denon DJ’s SC5000M media player.

Announced in August, the SC5000M is based on the SC5000 Prime but adds a motorized platter with real, seven-inch vinyl. The device “has the potential to revolutionize the DJ media player space,” according to Mo.

Denon will begin shipping the SC5000M this fall with a price of $1,899.

Watch Mo’s review above.

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Denon DJ Announces SC5000M Media Player

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Denon DJ has announced the standalone SC5000M, which has the potential to revolutionize the DJ media player space.

The device is based on the SC5000 Prime but adds a motorized platter with real, seven-inch vinyl. The SC5000M promises to provide all of the benefits of laptop-free performance, including playing music directly from a USB drive or SD card, but with an authentic vinyl experience.

The company has also added instant doubles, letting users duplicate tracks across multiple decks for beat juggling and other techniques. Combined with the dual layer function on each player, which provides two virtual decks for each physical player, the instant doubles feature should offer unique creative possibilities.

Key features of the SC5000M:

– Motorized platter with real 7-inch vinyl
Adjustable vinyl tension for slip and scratch control
Two variable torque settings (low and high) 

– Seven-inch HD display with multi-touch gestures 

– 24-bit/96kHz digital audio outputs 

– Dual-layer playback with individual audio outputs 

– Plays uncompressed audio formats (FLAC, ALAC, WAV) 

– Eight multifunction trigger pads for cues, loops, slices, and rolls 

– Customizable RGB color around the platter 

– Three USB and one SD card inputs for music playback
– LAN output to link to up to four players 

– Includes Engine Prime music management software 

The SC5000M will ship this fall with a price of $1,899. Watch a video of Kenny Dope Gonzalez introducing the player below.

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Denon DJ Acquires SoundSwitch

SoundSwitch. (Source: Facebook)

Denon DJ has acquired lighting software and hardware company, SoundSwitch. Released in 2016, SoundSwitch enables DJs to integrate custom and automated lighting into their DJ set. The product is currently compatible with Serato DJ and Virtual DJ 8.

“SoundSwitch is a fantastic addition to the Denon DJ portfolio of pro-level DJ performance products,” said Jack O’Donnell, CEO of Denon DJ in the press release. “The SoundSwitch software will continue to bring even more creative options to our DJ customers’ gigs and shows, bringing a more exciting and vibrant experience of lighting, visuals and sound.”

Zak Meyers, CEO of SoundSwitch added:

“Becoming part of the Denon DJ team is a great outcome. With Denon DJ’s support, SoundSwitch will be able to further expand on its vision in both the software and hardware fields at pace. The SoundSwitch team is excited to explore the synergies between the two companies and develop the next generation of lighting products alongside Denon DJ’s impressive hardware.”

Check out Denon DJ’s Facebook page for more info.

Related: SoundSwitch 1.2 Released

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Review: Firmware Update for Denon DJ’s MCX8000 Controller

In 2017, Denon DJ released its highly anticipated Prime series of equipment. Included in the line was Engine Prime, music analysis and management software for the SC5000 player. Unfortunately, Engine Prime wasn’t compatible with Denon’s popular MCX8000 controller, which came out a year before.

However, last month, Denon announced an update to the MCX8000’s firmware that brings Engine Prime to the device. It’s only in beta, but Mojaxx didn’t wait to get his hands on it.

Watch his review on this week’s Tips and Tricks, and join the beta program.

Related: Review: Denon DJ MCX8000 Controller

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Review: Denon DJ VL12 Prime Turntable

Mojaxx‘s long-awaited review of Denon DJ’s VL12 Prime turntable has finally arrived. The device, which debuted in 2017, is a professional turntable that competes with models by Technics, Pioneer DJ, Reloop, and Stanton.

But given the popularity and durability of competing models, is the VL12 different enough to gain ground in the market? Find out on this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks.

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Denon DJ MCX8000

Denon DJ’s MCX8000 Gets Engine Prime Software

Denon DJ MCX8000

Denon DJ’s MCX8000 is both the company’s flagship Serato DJ controller and a standalone all-in-one device. It was a very capable unit on release, but some users were disappointed when Denon launched their Engine Prime software in 2017 to support their new Prime series hardware, and the MCX8000 wasn’t compatible with it.

Now, the company has announced a public beta testing program for a new version 2.0 firmware, which enables the MCX8000 to read data from USB drives prepared using Engine Prime. The version also adds a host of other new features and bug fixes.

They include:

– Support for Engine Prime prepared USB drives
– Beat Grid support for Engine Prime prepared USB drives
– Beat Grid slide feature
– Quantize feature
– Quantize options 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1-beat and off for setting/triggering hot cues and loops
– Beat Sync feature
– 12 o’clock platter LED reset for cues
– BPM sorting when browsing songs through BPM Filter

Users can apply to join the beta at the Denon DJ forum now.

Check out Mojaxx’s review of the MCX8000 below.

Related: Denon DJ Improves SC5000 Player and X1800 Mixer With Firmware Updates

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Denon DJ Improves SC5000 Player and X1800 Mixer With Firmware Updates

Whenever you’re working with digital DJ equipment, you should make sure you have the latest firmware update. New firmware cannot only fix bugs, but it can add new features.

Denon DJ’s recent firmware updates for their SC5000 Prime player and X1800 Prime mixer have both (bug fixes and new features). On this week’s Tips and Tricks episode, Mojaxx takes a look at the updates and discusses the improvements that come with them.

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