Denon DJ Europe is exhibiting its complete new product line up, announced over the previous few months, at this year’s Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt (MusikMesse), including the world’s two best DJ mixers, a new digital turntable with powerful music file control features, and Serato software interface controllers for gigging DJs and mobile rigs. In addition the brand will be demonstrating the VJ mixing capabilities of its new DN-X1600 mixer and announcing a line up of top DJ endorsees, including UK DMC Champion, JFB.
The DN-X1700 is Denon’s new flagship mixer and the most advanced high quality DJ control product currently available. The result of an intense R&D programme to provide the gigging professional with all the performance features and control he / she could ever want, it is also boasts the best design, build and sound quality of any DJ product ever built. While the DN-X1700 is pitched at the top of the market, the mid budget DN-X1600 – being shown in Europe for the very first time – is cut from the same cloth. Offering much of the same quality, performance and a comparable feature set to a wider market, the X-1600 is configured for pro and semi pro DJs working live and at home, with major new features for control of PC and Mac® DJ software and digital file libraries; the DN-X1600 is the world’s first DJ mixer to feature Roland® V-LINK(TM) protocol for VJ mixing.
The DN-S3700 digital turntable with is its unique 9″ direct drive real vinyl platter brings unparalleled turntable simulation to CD, sound files and software control. Coupled with Denon’s High Torque Direct Drive Motor design, the ultra high-resolution pulse sensor mechanism accurately reproduces the subtlest and swiftest scratching movements possible with the human hand. USB support gives access to and unparalleled control of portable music libraries stored on external jump drives, iPod®s, hard drives, laptops, etc., with support for MP3/ WAV libraries of up to 50,000 files. Built-in EFX with full parameter control includes a Dry/Wet mix control of five effects.
Ditching the keyboard and mouse for a dedicated hardware control surface, the DN-HC1000S universal interface for Serato® Scratch LIVE(TM) means that DJs can now perform with the most popular DJ software programme for digital file libraries exactly as they would with turntables or CDJ decks. The DN-HC1000S provides hardware control of all the major features, commands and keyboard shortcuts for Scratch LIVE. Its control layout is immediately familiar to Scratch LIVE users and features highly illuminated professional quality buttons and tactile control knobs. Also being shown for the first time in Europe at Prolight + Sound, the DN-HC5000ITCH is the world’s first professional controller for Serato® ITCH(TM). Boasting the same form factor as Denon’s long time market leading twin DJCD systems for mobile DJs and club installations, the DN-HC5000 provides the same control and performance capabilities for digital music files with dedicated hardware control of Serato’s leading DJ software. The DN-HC5000 is a turnkey digital DJ system; an integrated hardware / software solution, designed to give mobile DJs ultimate control of MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF digital music libraries.
Ahead of the show, Denon DJ Europe has launched its new look website at www.dm-pro.eu/en/denondj. A major upgrade of its online presence, the new site provides detailed information and specs and extensive graphic overviews for all of the new products being shown and Prolight + Sound, along with demonstration videos and valuable support information and updates.