Denon DJ Prime Series At The 2017 NAMM Show

At the 2017 NAMM Show, we talked with Paul from Denon DJ about their new Prime Series DJ gear.

The Denon DJ SC5000 Prime is a digital DJ media player that’s designed to bring DJ tools that originated on computers to a standalone device.

It features a high-definition multi-touch display, for latency-free, tactile track navigation, load and playback. The SC5000 is also the world’s first DJ Player capable of on-board music file analysis, features dual-layer deck capability and an 8-inch rugged jog wheel, with central display that displays either current playing track or custom artwork.

Features:

  • 7-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)
  • 8 multifunction trigger pads for Cues, Loops, Slices and Rolls
  • 8-inch rugged metal jog wheel with HD central display
  • Customizable RGB color around the jog wheel
  • (3) USB and (1) SD input for music playback
  • LAN output to link to up to four players

The X1800 is a 4-Channel Pro DJ club mixer, with dedicated Sweep and BPM FX controls, multi-effects for each channel, choice of Classic or Isolation styles, frequency-controlled, band-Isolation and more.

Features:

  • 4-Channel Digital Mixer with (4) phono/line switchable channels
  • BPM FX section with frequency controlled ‘Band-Isolation’
  • Dual USB audio connections for software and audio devices.
  • Dedicated Sweep and BPM FX Knobs — high-quality effects for each channel with a single knob turn
  • Expressive EQ – choose Classic or Isolation modes and an Adjustable Filter Resonance Control
  • ‘Engine Connect’ protocol for beatgrid locked FX
  • Expressive Denon DJ ‘Flex-Fader’, Crossfader
  • Connect MIDI based effects and instruments
  • 24-bit/96kHz digital output for uncompromised audio quality
  • Crisp OLED screen for precise menu based adjustments
  • (4) Digital inputs for high-resolution audio mixing
  • LAN Hub for up to four players or accessories

Engine Prime is Music Analysis and Management software for optimizing your music library, file navigation and playback experience on Denon DJ’s SC5000 Prime media players. Supporting both Mac and Windows operating systems, Engine Prime features full integration with iTunes and Serato DJ collections, plus advanced track editing and performance customization. It offers full support as well for popular compressed and lossless music file formats, including FLAC.

Features:

  • Easily read and import existing Serato and iTunes databases
  • Advanced and accurate Beatgrid and Musical Key analysis
  • Create Playlists and Crates for the ultimate music library
  • Add custom names to Hot-Cues for enhanced live workflow
  • Sync ongoing DJ performance data easily back to Engine Prime application
  • Fast and effective on-board Beatgrid and tempo editor
  • Logical and easy to use GUI layout for optimized workflow
  • Manually edit track info and create track ratings
  • Supports Lossless music file formats such as FLAC, ALAC, AIFF and WAV
  • Tri-colored track waveform production for frequency based visual feedback
  • Fast and effective on-board Beatgrid and tempo editor
  • Logical and easy to use GUI layout for optimized workflow
  • Manually edit track info and create track ratings
  • Supports Lossless music file formats such as FLAC, ALAC, AIFF and WAV
  • Tri-colored track waveform production for frequency based visual feedback

The Denon DJ VL12 Prime turtable features advanced acoustic isolation, that Denon says is able to handle any loud, bass-heavy environment.

Features:

  • Isolation feet eliminate unwanted vibration and feedback
  • Highest-in-industry 5kgf/cm torque on “High” setting
  • ‘Easy grip/brake’ chamfered platter redefines tactile DJ touch
  • Isolated motor design, for optimal signal-to-noise ratio
  • S-shaped tone arm for accurate tracking
  • Reinterpreted tone arm support with dual-function ‘lock or rest’ feature
  • Rugged all-metal tone arm base and high-quality brushed metal controls
  • 2-speed operation 33 1/3rd and 45 RPM (45 RPM adapter included)
  • Adjustable pitch range: ±8%, 16%, 50%
  • Built-in RGB lighting illuminates platter’s edge

See the Denon DJ site for more information.

4 thoughts on “Denon DJ Prime Series At The 2017 NAMM Show

  1. Really solid look to the whole product line up and the features seem like they’ve got all bases covered and then some… Wish the price point was a bit lower to be a little more convincing for DJ’s to jump away from the industry standard.

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  2. I will never buy or recommend DenonDJ to anyone as long as they keep on shitting on their og customers. The new inmusic ownership is rumoured to have dropped any future development for the products that were released prior to the ownership change. Old models will not be updated with proper engine software, leaving my expesive older gear crippled forever. #changeyorrider indeed, and make sure it never has the words denon in it lol

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