DENON DJ X1800 PRIME Professional 4 Channel DJ Club Mixer w/ built in FX & Smart HUB
**The DENON DJ SC5000 is now Serato DJ Compatible**
The DENON DJ X1800 PRIME is a 4-channel DJ club mixer with creative and powerful Sweep and BPM based FX controls. True to the Denon DJ engineering heritage, the X1800 features extremely high-quality, 24bit, 96kHz audio output, ensuring superb sound characteristics. The X1800 is perfectly suited to integrate with Denon DJ’s new SC5000 Prime media via the EngineTM Connect protocol. This shares the beatgrid and time information with the mixer, from the player, to align the FX LFOs. Denon DJ’s expressive ‘Flex-Fader’, Crossfader adds diverse physical performance flexibility, whilst the all-new frequency controlled ‘Band-Isolation’ brings even more sonic manipulation possibilities to creative DJs.
The X1800 incorporates a comprehensive array of performance and convenience features that set it well apart from ordinary mixers. Its dedicated Sweep and BPM FX controls, deliver dub, echo, noise builds and reverb effects for each channel, giving DJs even more performance options to craft a unique sound. There is also Send and Receive FX routing. Add to this, the ability for DJs to express themselves using more powerful, menu based EQ tools, with switchable ‘Classic’ or ‘Isolation’ modes available plus a powerful Lo/Hi Pass Global Resonance control. Viewed via the crisp, OLED screen, the main BPM FX unit has 12 high-quality effects and also includes a quick-to-set Effects Quantization Touch Strip, empowering DJ’s to apply elegant rhythm-based adjustments to shape their sound to its maximum potential.
In addition, the X1800 has dual USB audio connections to facilitate 3rd Party DJ software and perfect DJ changeovers in the booth. MIDI-based effects and instruments can also be connected to the X1800, locking in tempo-based FX plus other rhythm or synth based instrumentation. For unsurpassed system expansion potential, there’s a 4-port LAN hub to connect up to four SC5000 players. Its dedicated digital inputs and output (for mixing in pure 24-bit/96kHz when connected to the SC5000) ensure the very highest audio quality—a must for demanding professionals.
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
DENON DJ SC5000M Prime Professional DJ Media Player with Motorized Platter and 7” Multi-Touch Display
Professional DJ Media Player with Motorized Platter and 7” Multi-Touch Display
The legacy vinyl DJ experience meets cutting-edge performance technology
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.
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.
The SC5000M performance technology brings the power of two separate DJ media players, into one single unit. Mix and match between independently outputted tracks/layers and throw ‘instant-doubles’ across layers, or to another player – flexibility and creative DJ expression is now literally limitless.
Dual layer. Two players in one.
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.
Class-leading time stretch algorithm.
The SC5000M has a DAW quality, on-board time stretching algorithm that changes forever the quality expectations of DJs when performing with different genres, tempo’s and styles of open-format music. Musical key can be locked, super-extreme tempo changes can be effected and the result is sonic integrity across all audio frequencies. Bring a 95 bpm Hip-Hop track up in speed to mix into a 125 bpm House track, blend in a Trance track at 138, raise the tempo up to a Drum ‘n Bass track at 170, then fire in a Grime track back at 140 bpm – mixing creativity and sonic perfection on the SC5000M.
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!
The SC5000M – by Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez.
Masters at Work and House music DJ legend Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez took the SC5000M Prime set-up to his livestream, studio and gig sessions recently in Ibiza – we caught up with this iconic Artist on get his first reactions to the real vinyl, motorized platter experience he felt on the ‘White-Isle’.
"Wow! Denon has definitely brought the vinyl feeling back. This feels exactly like a turntable and it’s a 7” platter too which brings me back to playing 45’s as well. The players are great, lots of options like the dual-layer which is amazing because you only need two players to actually play four different records at any given time”. Kenny added, “I’ve been waiting for the ‘trigger’ feature too, so I can create new rhythms on the spot and experiment with it in the club. The looping feature too is great - it’s definitely moving in a fun direction for me, so I can’t wait to get with it!"