Why The New Denon DJ Controller Is A Strong Contender

The Denon DJ MCX-8000 Controller hopes to bring new competition to the high end controller market.
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The Denon DJ MCX-8000 Controller hopes to bring new competition to the high end controller market.

If you are a controller DJ you know the usual names and probably stick to them, Traktor s4/s8, Pioneer DDJ SX/SZ, Numark NS7/NS7II. Denon DJ hopes to bring a new player to this market with the MCX-8000. 

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At first glance it looks like a mix of all the DJ controller kings in the market right now, but what makes the Denon DJ MCX8000 a contender?

Key Features

  • Includes revolutionary Denon DJ Engine standalone technology with integrated Serato Cue point support
  • 2 USB inputs for Engine playback in standalone mode
  • Includes 4-deck Serato DJ software
  • 2 high-definition displays show Engine and Serato DJ operation
  • Professional 4-channel digital mixer with 2 microphone inputs and Dual XLR outputs
  • 3 built-in instant pre/post fader effects for Engine playback and line inputs
  • Velocity-sensitive performance pads for cues, rolls, slicer and samples
  • Stage LinQ network connection to control lighting and video
  • Serato DVS Upgrade ready
  • Metal construction

This Denon DJ MCX8000 DJ controller overthrows the competition with its own built in Engine. Ross Goodwin, Product Manager for Denon DJ said, "DJs have been clamoring for a single device that does two things: 1) Offers ultimate control of Serato DJ and 2) Runs standalone in case of computer malfunctions and for the ability of one DJ to seamlessly hand off to another. The MCX8000 establishes a new era in DJ performance, control and flexibility.” 

Finally there will be a controller where if the laptop gets spilled on (by that one person who won't leave the booth for their life) DJs can keep playing and keep the party going. 

The MXC8000 will be available in Q2 2016 for an MSRP of £899.99.

[via: DJworx]