A Flagship Sails In

September 11, 2016 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer

Denon has made its come back with bang, offering a true flagship model controller. The MCX8000 is a stand-alone, Serato DJ controller. Yeah that sounds a little confusing. Is it one or the other? Well it’s actually both—the MCX8000 really is a two-headed monster.173-26-27

It offers a true stand-alone experience using Denon’s Engine software, it can be used with a computer using the latest version of Serato DJ, or it can be used in combina- tion with both. It features a fully loaded four-channel digital mixer that also has analog line inputs on each channel. It features solid metal construction and this unit is big—I mean really big—with dimensions of 17” x 28.7” x 2.8” and a weight of 18.4 pounds.

The MCX8000 features two mirrored decks that can be selected between channels 1 and 3 and 2 and 4. Up top on each deck is a high definition display that will allow you to browse your library or see the scrolling wave forms. The touch- sensitive jog wheels are incred- ibly precise, even when performing complex scratch routines. The velocity-sensitive performance pads can be used for cues, rolls, slicer and samples. It does all of this the same in both Serato DJ and in stand-alone Engine mode.

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This is the general editors account for Mobile Beat Magazine and Website. Who reads Mobile Beat online and in print and attends Mobile Beat events? DJs, VJs and KJs to start with, especially those who own and operate mobile entertainment services. They provide music, video, lighting and a myriad other entertainment choices for corporate events, wedding receptions, dances and innumerable other gatherings.

Filed Under: Issue #173, Sound