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.
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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