At the NAMM Show, Denon DJ announced the DN-X1600 Digital DJ Mixer, a four-channel digital mixer with a variety of features including: working with vinyl, CD, digital files, DJ software applications via laptops and USB storage devices, and extensive MIDI control.
The DN-X1600 features large rubberized knobs, 60-mm Alps custom channel faders, a VFD display and extended 16-point LED channel and output metering. A first for any DJ mixer introduced to date, the DN-X1600 is also equipped with V-LINK, a function developed by Roland that allows DJ performers to simultaneously integrate audio and video.
Connecting devices that support V-LINK to the mixer’s MIDI terminals (such as the EDIROL V-4 or V-8) make it possible to perform a wide range of visual effects linked with the tempo of the music.
A total of 14 digital effects open the DN-X1600 up to a variety of sounds and mixing techniques. All effects can be freely assigned to any channels. Effects include Delay, Echo, Ping-Pong Delay, Trans, Flanger, Filter, Phaser, Reverb, Echo Reverb, Loop, Reverse Loop, Pitch Shift, Beat Breaker and Beat Scratch (Ping-Pong Delay, Echo Reverb and Beat Scratch are newly developed).
The DN-X1600 offers a number of connectivity features including: an exclusive MIDI control UI area for better ease-of-use; eight-channel (4x L/R stereo) USB Audio I/F soundcard (PC/Mac); Matrix Input Assign with DVS direct mode for control signal (timecode) DJ applications; 4 MIDI Layer and MIDI Remote functions for a variety of control; and a Low Latency ASIO Driver.
The Denon DN-X1600 is expected to be available sometime next month; pricing is TBA.
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