NAMM 2016: Denon MCX8000

By | Posted January 18, 2016
Today at the NAMM 2016 show, Denon DJ division announced their new flagship DJ controller called the MCX8000.  This new monstrous DJ...
Today at the NAMM 2016 show, Denon DJ division announced their new flagship DJ controller called the MCX8000. This new monstrous DJ controller is sporting a solid metal chassis all around, dual hi-res screens for playback information, 16 RGB backlit velocity sensitive performance pads, and full compatibility with Serato DJ when connected to a computer and Denon's Engine music management software so that DJ's can use this device without a computer. DJ's can even use both Serato DJ and Engine at the same time on the unit while easily importing music and crates from Serato DJ into Engine. DJ's can now use the Engine software on the computer to prepare music and transfer it to USB drives for playback on the MCX8000. The MCX8000 has two USB ports on the top panel to connect hard drives.

The MCX8000 also has the familiar super-solid construction that Denon DJ is known for. The MCX8000 has dual hi-res screens and 16 RGB backlit rubber performance pads which are really similar to those found on the Numark NS7III and the NV. Since InMusic Brand owns both Numark and Denon DJ, you can clearly see the relationship. The MCX8000 is a four channel DJ controller and a standalone mixer so that DJ's can connect external CDJ's or turntables for playback and/or Serato DJ DVS control.

The MCX8000 also has two microphone inputs as well as three on-board effects. The fact that you can use the MCX8000 with or without a computer really makes this a GREAT tool for mobile and wedding DJ's who need a reliable setup for live performances. This means that if the computer crashes while using Serato, that the DJ won't be left out in the cold as they can easily switch over to internal Denon DJ Engine operation without the computer connection. The MCX8000 will be available next month for the retail price of $1299.00.

We'll be sure to get one of these in the lab for the full out review treatment shortly, so stay tuned for more information coming soon!!!


MCX8000 hardware/software controller offers complete command of Serato DJ and Denon’s
ground-breaking Engine technology in one instrument—without a computer!

Cumberland RI, USA (January 18, 2016)—Denon DJ (, a leading manufacturer of
premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of its new MCX8000 DJ
controller with its exclusive and revolutionary Engine software. The MCX8000 gives the DJ total
command over Denon DJ’s revolutionary Engine™ media player and Serato DJ software on the same
control surface. This is a true professional standalone DJ Player/Controller. The DJ can run Engine
and Serato DJ at the same time—a major technological advance in both flexibility and creativity. With
the MCX8000 two DJs can seamlessly hand off from one to another combining Engine and Serato DJ.

DJs can use the MCX8000 with USB drives by opting to use Denon DJ Engine —without a computer
connected! Engine is not required for USB playback but it greatly improves the overall experience.
Engine enables the DJ to directly import Serato DJ crates and hot cues, as well as create their own—
all from within Denon DJ’s Engine software.

With MCX8000, DJs looking for a complete, high-performance set-up with flexible operation and
freedom from computer-related restrictions will find an MCX8000 with Engine system fulfills all their
requirements: 4-deck Serato control and Engine-provided freedom from a computer, plus the ability to
switch to local USB dives when using either Serato or Engine.

Key Features
 Includes revolutionary Denon DJ Engine standalone technology
 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
 3 built-in instant effects for Engine playback and line inputs
 Velocity-sensitive performance pads for cues, rolls, slicer and samples
 Ethernet connection to control lighting and video
 Serato DVS Upgrade ready
 Metal construction

“The new MCX8000 DJ controller with Engine software marks a pivotal event in the development of
DJ hardware, software and performance adaptability,” said Ross Goodwin, Product Manager for
Denon DJ. He added, “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.”

Pricing for the MCX8000 is $1299.00
Availability is Feb 2016.

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