Denon MCX8000 Review

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Overview

The flagship Denon DJ MCX8000 Controller is a 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. Check out our in depth review video for the full rundown.

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Review Video & Demo

Unboxing Video

Setup & First Impressions

The flagship Denon DJ MCX8000 Controller is a 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. Check out our in depth review video above and the review summary below for the full rundown on all this controller can do.

Pros

  • Perfect for Mobile DJ Use
  • Solid All Metal Build Quality
  • Ability to use both Serato DJ & Standalone Denon Engine Software On The Fly
  • Great On-Board Dual Screens for Playback Info
  • Full Featured Serato DJ controller
  • Full Standalone 4-channel Mixer Lots of inputs & outputs
  • Accurate Jog Wheels & Great Stock Crossfader
  • On Board Effects

Cons

  • Only 2 Decks available in Denon Engine Mode
  • Still need laptop to search library or sort Crates easier
  • On-board effects only Post LineFader not crossfader

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