DENON-DJ SC5000M PRIME
Bring that vinyl feeling home!
Denon DJ brought the world’s first, motor driven active platter to DJ media players back in 2003 with the DNS5000. Continuing its heritage of motorized media players, Denon DJ now introduce the SC5000M. The ‘M’ (for Motorized) is, at its core, an SC5000 Prime DJ media player, already a (DJ Mag) multi-Tech Award winning unit, but now headlined with a 7”, real vinyl and adjustable torque, motorized platter. This die cast aluminum platter features ultra-high resolution MIDI (3600 ticks per rotation) performance accuracy. Added to adjustable vinyl tension for slip/scratch control, this blesses DJs with a true, mechanical spin beneath the fingertips, making their music really feel alive!
The appeal of the SC5000M touches the hearts of DJs at all levels of experience, age and inquisitiveness into the essence of legacy vinyl performance. DJ A-listers, Turntablists and Pro/Industry luminaries have already ‘hands-on’ previewed the M’s platter performance and their response has been unified that the legacy, DJ vinyl experience has truly come home!
Redefined Motor Technology
Denon DJ have produced a more powerful and capable motor than has previously been available on a DJ media player and paired this with the elegance of the SC5000 interface. Rotating the tactile and ergonomically designed platter, this high/low adjustable torque motor is Brushless DC Electric technology. Brushless motors are far superior than their Brushed type counterparts, featuring high torque to weight ratio, increased efficiency/reliability, reduced noise and electromagnetic interference plus a longer lifetime expectancy too. The SC5000M brushless motor is unaffected by centrifugal force, maintains efficient conduction cooling and offers protection from environmental dust or dirt.
Your music collection. Primed.
Using both Denon DJ’s free, Engine Prime music analysis and management software and the SC5000M player itself, DJs can import extensive and meticulously constructed digital music collections from iTunes, Serato DJ Pro and Rekordbox®, including playlists, folders, hot cues and loops. In addition, integrated support has also been added for Native Instruments users to import their full or part music collections and enjoy a ‘laptop free Traktor experience’ on the SC5000M.
Multi-award winning pedigree
The SC5000M shares the same award-winning, multicore processor powered technology as the SC5000. In DJ Magazine’s most recent prestigious Tech Award event, this won not one, but two of DJ Mag’s most coveted awards – 1st place winner in the ‘Ultimate Club Deck’ and ‘Innovative New Product’ categories. To take the first place, winning position in a head-to-head with the currently ubiquitous competitor CD/media player, shows clearly that Denon DJ have truly disrupted the marketplace and brought a viable and advanced tech solution for the future of professional DJ performance.
Look. Touch. Play
The SC5000M 7” multi-touch, multi-gesture HD screen brings the usage familiarity of today’s touchscreen devices to the DJ. This latency-free, high contrast screen is the interaction interface for DJs to browse music libraries, search for and scroll/load tracks with comprehensive filtering and tactile inertia responses and instantly ‘tap’ select performance related functionality with ease. All essential DJ viewing options such as gloriously colourful and detailed waveforms, BPM, track key and loop settings are clear and defined for ‘at-a-glance’ visual confirmations.
The power of two.
Bringing a [two-channel] controller ethos to a single, standalone DJ media player, the SC5000M has (A/B) dual-layer playback capability. If the need arose, DJs could perform an entire set on just a single SC5000M. Mixing, for example, between beats/basslines on one layer, then blending an acapella or instrumental riff on the second layer is a mere suggestion of the new levels of performance creativity DJs can enjoy with the SC5000M. The units independent analog and digital outputs give full control over each channel to a DJs mixer for ultimate audio control and expression.
Instant doubles. Track twins.
Already a staple performance essential for Turntablists and creative DJs, the SC5000M’s ‘Instant-Doubles’ feature brings a single finger-press action to duplicate a DJs currently playing track on one layer and in its precise point in the timeline, onto the player’s second layer. In a two-player scenario also, the Instant-Double’ would be sent across the network to the second player from the source unit/track. Adventurous performer DJs then get the best of both vinyl and digital worlds!
On-board track analysis.
The ‘M’ and the SC5000 series are the only DJ media players available that will internally analyze a DJs music collection, including track BPM, musical key, calculate Beatgrids and draw waveforms, inside the unit itself. A DJ can simply insert a thumb-drive (or SD card) of unanalysed music and the SC5000M will internally analyze all loaded track metadata in the background, with the song available to play instantly, including immediate cueing. Direct import of Rekordbox collections, including playlists, hot cues and loops, can also be done quickly and effortlessly within the SC5000M, straight from a DJs media source.
8 expressive control trigger pads.
Take full standalone control of triggering hot cues, loops, rolls and slicer with no laptop or third-party software in sight. The SC5000M’s eight, MPC style trigger pads give DJs full live performance expression to manipulate audio, create live remixes, beat-juggle and drop both straight-time and triplet rhythm cuts, all securely locked to the players quantize setting (or used without for even more time-signature performance experimentation). The SC5000M’s multicore processor power even enables beat and hot-cue juggling on one layer, whilst a second background track plays on the other. New levels of expressive DJ performance await your fingers!
- Motorized platter with real 7” vinyl
- Adjustable vinyl tension for slip/scratch control
- 2 variable torque settings (low/high)
- Ergonomic platter design
- 7" 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
- Customizable RGB color around the platter
- (3) USB and (1) SD input for music playback
- LAN output to link to up to four players
- Includes Engine Prime music management software
DENON-DJ X1800 PRIME
Your DJ Heartbeat
The very centrepiece of the Denon DJ ‘Prime Series’ of products, the X1800 is a 4-Channel Pro DJ club mixer, familiar in layout but with new and exciting features to transport you to your next level of live performance. The X1800 Prime brings dedicated Sweep and BPM FX controls, delivering multi-themed effects for each channel, giving you even more performance options to craft that unique sound. Why not add another dimension to how you utilize EQ in the DJ booth? Fire up the X1800’s choice of Classic or Isolation styles, then ramp up the sonic creativity with frequency-controlled, band-Isolation too.
Dominate the Dancefloor!
The X1800 Prime’s crisp, OLED screen is your window into even more creative expression within your DJ sets. Personalize your workflow, access 12 additional, high-quality Denon DJ effects, then fire in the unique, quick-to-set Effects Quantization Touch Strip, engaging elegant rhythm-based adjustments to shape your sound to the max! The X1800 sports Denon DJ’s ‘Flex-Fader’ Crossfader too, adjustable to how you like to rock the mix, with this and all other components, housed in the unit’s rugged metal construction.
Craft Your Sound
Your audio source options are easily routed with the X1800 Prime’s (4) Phone/Line switchable channels, plus an external signal, send and return option too. Add into the mix the (4) digital inputs at the rear, DVS capability, plus easy switching to USB inputs, and your avenues of sound are wide open. You can personalize your live performance elements with the two independent mic inputs, while monitoring the cue/split/master mix with either ¼” or 1/8” headphone connectivity. Of course, the X1800 delivers that legendary Denon DJ 24bit/96kHz sound quality—a must for demanding professionals.
LAN network connects Denon DJ’s SC5000 media players using the ‘Engine Connect’ protocol to align your tempo-based FX with even more accuracy and on-the-fly performance expression. The X1800 also has two USB audio interfaces bringing your choice of laptop based DJ software into the mix, plus handling quick and easy DJ changeovers in busy, live gig situations. Want even more connectivity? The X1800 also features a MIDI out port for your drum machines, instruments and effects boxes as well. With the Denon DJ X1800 Prime, the sky isn’t the limit—you’re way beyond!
- 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
- Rugged metal construction