Denon DN-MC6000 Mixer/Controller

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Overview:  

The Denon DN-MC6000 review video is here!  Thanks to our new DJ Equipment outfitters, American Musical Supply, we are able to bring you the full length Video Review video of this extremely versatile DJ controller.  There are a plethora of inputs and outputs, along with a solid metal construction, good faders and knobs, and an excellent mapping to Traktor Pro 2!  Watch the full video review after the jump.



Staff Review

Review Video & Demo


Setup & First Impressions

The Denon DN-MC6000 Digital DJ Controller is an excellent all-around 4-deck/4-channel digital mixing solution as well as a stand-alone mixing console in a nice compact package. First off, the DN-MC6000 is built very, very tough. It has a full metal body with sturdy faders and knobs. The unit is also extremely versatile with the ability to run with any DJ software (fully MIDI customizable), as a stand-alone mixer, and with a combination of software and analog decks with or without timecode control.


Unboxing Video


Features

There are many inputs and outputs along with two microphone inputs with 3-Band EQ on each. The jog wheels feel very sturdy with no shakes or wobbles or press-plate. They are completely touch sensitive and there is no lag to speak of. The MC6000 has nearly perfect Traktor Pro 2 mapping. It has effects controls, cue buttons, and sample deck controls just as in the Traktor 2 software with great one-to-one mapping provided by Denon. The size of the MC6000 also makes it easy to transport inside of most gear bags out on the market today.

On the downside, the Denon DN-MC6000, like most other Digital DJ Controllers does not have a user-replaceable crossfader. Even though the fader is a good one, it’s always good to know that it can be replaced without sending it in for repair. Another gripe I have with the unit is the lack of internal soundcard timecode compatibility. The MC6000 cannot use its internal soundcard to provide the analog or digital timecode decks immediate operation with the software. The DJ must also have an external soundcard (NI Audio or Serato SL interface) in order for the MC6000 to be used in conjunction with timecode decks. Another item worth mentioning is that it will take most DJ’s a little bit of time getting used to the small jog wheels, but once you get used to it there won’t be an issue.


Conclusion / Recommended For

DJbooth.net recommends the Denon DN-MC6000 to all types of different DJ’s who want a great controller with many professional inputs and outputs. The Sound quality of the unit is top-notch and it is built to last. Beginners and Pro-users will feel right at home with the intuitive layout and there’s always room to grow when you want to add more gear to the setup. If you are using TP2 and you want lots of input/output connectivity options, then this is probably your best choice for a 4-deck MIDI controller.


Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Completely Solid Metal Construction
  • Can work as a standalone mixer, with software, or with software and timecode w/soundcard
  • Lots of outputs and inputs
  • Great jog wheel and Fader feel
  • Excellent mapping with Traktor Pro 2

Cons

  • non-user replaceable crossfader
  • Cannot use internal soundcard for external timecode decks (must have separate soundcard device)
  • Small jog wheels take time to get used to

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Features & Specs


Features:

* New, 3-way powerful audio/video-assignable cross fader (Audio, Audio/Video, Video)
* Newly designed, high-resolution 105-mm touch-sensitive jog wheel
* Smooth 100-mm long pitch slider with high 14-bit resolution
* Eight (4 + 4) hot cue/sampler buttons with dual bank selector key
* Auto loop button with Beat Jump (loop cut)
* Manual loop In/Out buttons
* Large-size Cue & PLAY buttons
* EFX controls, EFX keys and Parameter knobs
* Multiple GUI controls – Mixer, Video, Scratch, Sampler, REC, etc.
* Powerful Shift key – used for various dual-button operations
* Search keys, to advance around within a file
* Denon’s legacy “Pitch Bend” keys
* Vinyl and Pitch Bend Jog modes
* SYNC key for beat matching between decks
* Key Lock on/off button with LED confirmation
* Matrix Input Assignment selector knob
* Selectable PFL input gain and program meters
* Independent CUE system (all channels)
* Split Cue function with Cue/Master pan knob
* 45-mm Channel and Cross Faders
* Independent Channel A-B Thru switch (cross fader)
* Cross Fader contour adjustment
* Master Output stereo/mono switch
* Booth Output with Source Selector and level control
* Mic 3-band EQ (High-Mid-Low) for mics 1 and 2
* Mic Ducking and built-in Echo Effect for mics 1 and 2
* MIDI-mapable control surface (faders, knobs and buttons) for other DJ applications


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