Denon DJ just dropped the Denon MC7000 Serato DJ controller @ DJ Expo 2016 in Atlantic City. The controller has dual USB inputs (first seen on the Pioneer DJ DD-SZ) and hardware control to change or sync a track’s key. The dual USB is a really cool addition as it makes DJ changes much easier, and it allows for two DJs, even if they use different DJ software, to use the controller simultaneously!
The layout is pretty similar to the MCX8000 but with a smaller form factor. Key element missing here are the built-in screens. Also, the MC7000 is not a standalone controller but needs a computer running Serato DJ at all times to operate.
Apart from that, the MC7000 is fully featured Serato DJ controller. The area around the fx section is quite packed with buttons and knobs, as it accommodates the key change/sync buttons, the mic controls for one of the mic inputs, the effects (including the effect assignment per line, not located on the mixer here), and the software navigation buttons. All in all really busy, but you get a to control a lot of stuff.
The MC7000 features 16 velocity sensitive pads and two 6-inch touch-sensitive jog wheels with a led ring to indicate needle position.
The I/O section is extensive, with RCA inputs for each channel (the MC7000 has fully independent hardware mixer that is Serato DJ DVS ready), the dual USB ports, XLR booth out and XLR/RCA master out. Nice!
The MC7000 will retail for USD 999 and is coming this autumn.
We should be able to get hold of a review unit in the next few weeks, so watch this space for a full rundown of the unit!
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