Denon DJ MCX8000 Quick Overview

Denon DJ MCX8000 Serato DJ and Engine controller.
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The Denon DJ MCX8000 Serato DJ controller is a true game changer from Denon DJ. The screens allow to focus on your music instead of the computer screen, and it even can work in standalone mode, using Denon’s Engine Software. Add to that a solid build, lots of input and outputs and we can only give the highest praise to this amazing effort by Denon DJ.

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  • Price range*: $$$$ (check current price)
  • ManufacturerDenon DJ
  • More info: Denon DJ MCX8000 product page
  • Rating: 
  • Bottomline: The Denon DJ MCX8000 Serato DJ controller is a true game changer from Denon DJ!
*Price Ranges in USD: 300:$  300-500:$$  500-1000:$$$  1000-2000:$$$$  2000+:$$$$$

The Denon DJ MCX8000 is many things one. First of all, it’s a 4 channel Serato DJ controller with built-in screens and support for all the cool Serato DJ features such as Pitch ‘n Time, key sync, slicer, loop roll…

Secondly, the MCX8000 is also a standalone media player that can play from a USB stick prepared in Denon’s Engine software. Lastly, the MCX8000 has an independent hardware mixer that can be used with Serato DVS and turntables and/or media players.

Lastly, the MCX8000 has a host of professional inputs & outputs, including two mic inputs with dedicated EQ’s.

PROS CONS
  • Seamless switching from Serato DJ mode to Engine standalone mode
  • Mobile DJ friendly features such as EQ mics, lots of input & outputs, hardware mixer…
  • Almost total independence from the laptop thanks to built-in screens
  • Screens are a bit basic for library browsing. Next iteration should have touchscreens of a larger size.
  • Not possible to display parallel waveforms that many Serato DJ like (and need)
  • Engine software not the same as the superior Engine Prime

Features & Specifications

  • DJ Controller (4-Channel) with Denon DJ Engine standalone technology
  • Robust metal construction
  • 2 USB inputs for use without a computer
  • 4 Channel Serato DJ full version included
  • 2 high-resolution colour displays
  • Professional 4 channel digital mixer with double XLR outputs and 2 microphone inputs
  • Touch sensitive 5.5” jog-wheels for precise track-cueing and scratching
  • Three integrated pre/power fader effects for analogue and internal digital play back
  • Velocity sensitive performance pads for rolls, cues, samples and slicers
  • Replaceable crossfaders (mini Innofader compatible)
  • Stage LinQ network connection to control lighting and video
  • Serato DVS Upgrade Ready
  • Denon DJ Engine 1.5 Software included

Inputs

  • 2x Stereo Cinch Line inputs (CH1 & CH2)
  • 2x Stereo Cinch Line-/Phono inputs (CH3 + CH4)
  • 1x XLR/jack combo microphone input
  • 1x 6.35mm jack microphone input

Outputs

  • 2x balanced XLR Booth outputs (left/right)
  • 2x balanced XLR Master outputs (left/right)
  • 1x Stereo Cinch output
  • 1x 6.35 mm Stereo jack headphone output
  • 1x 3.5 mm Stereo jack headphone output

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  • Price range*: $$$$ (check current price)
  • ManufacturerDenon DJ
  • More info: Denon DJ MCX8000 product page
  • Rating: 
  • Bottomline: The Denon DJ MCX8000 Serato DJ controller is a true game changer from Denon DJ!
*Price Ranges in USD: 300:$  300-500:$$  500-1000:$$$  1000-2000:$$$$  2000+:$$$$$

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