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Denon DJ Announces World’s First Music Streaming Capability in DJ Hardware

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Denon DJ has announced that its Prime series hardware will soon be internet-capable and integrated with a variety of music streaming services. That means that, for the first time ever, DJs will be able to stream music directly from DJ hardware without a laptop.

The following streaming platforms will be integrated: SoundCloud Go+, TIDAL, the newly launched Beatport LINK service, as well as Beatport and DJcity’s forthcoming service Beatsource LINK.

Denon DJ’s Creative Director, Paul Dakeyne, said in the press release:

“With both Wi-Fi and physical internet connection now engaged across the Prime Series hardware, plus access to the huge amount of digital music content from the industry’s premier streaming services, DJs no longer need a laptop computer. This changes everything – right here, right now!”

The Beatport LINK integration will also introduce the first-ever service that enables DJs to store tracks directly on DJ hardware and play them offline. Offline storage will be made available as part of two forthcoming plans: Beatport LINK PRO, which will allow DJs to save up to 50 tracks, and Beatport LINK PRO+, which will allow DJs to save up to 100 tracks.

Beatsource is a forthcoming music service from Beatport and DJcity for open-format DJs. It will include an a la carte download service and the Beatsource LINK streaming service, the latter of which will be integrated into Denon DJ’s Prime series hardware.

Denon DJ’s streaming integrations will be rolled out via firmware updates starting in summer.

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Denon DJ Releases Updates for Prime Series

Prime Series

Prime Series

Denon DJ has released a number of updates for its Prime Series hardware and accompanying Engine Prime music management software.

The version 1.3.1 update unifies the feature set across the SC5000 Prime and SC5000M Prime players, as well as the Prime 4 all-in-one controller.

Highlights include:

– Direct import of rekordbox playlists, hot cues, and memory loops to Engine Prime
– Speed improvements for Serato, iTunes, and Traktor imports
– On-player editing of crates and playlists
– Musical key change and key sync feature
– Increased pitch slider resolution
– Updated StagelinQ support for full integration with SoundSwitch 1.9 for lighting control

Denon also released the version 1.2 firmware for the X1800 Prime mixer. It includes improvements for adjustable brightness and screensaver mode, new microphone utility settings, and tap-tempo flexibility.

The updates are available now from Denon’s download page.

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Denon DJ Announces Prime 4 Standalone DJ System

Denon DJ Prime 4

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

Denon SC5000

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.

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Consejos y Trucos: Denon DJ X1800 Prime Mixer Review

Consejos y trucos

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.

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Review: Denon DJ SC5000M Media Player

sc5000m tips and tricks

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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