SoundSwitch, one of the leading lighting software developers and hardware manufacturers, has developed a DJ friendly controller to control lights directly from the unit, or via the Denon DJ PRIME range.
The new hardware – called Control One – features four banks of 64 RGB backlit pads for triggering lighting sequences, dedicated DMX outputs, two USB B ports for connecting to other DJ hardware and an OLED screen for info and feedback on parameters.
Denon DJ has updated their Engine DJ software to version 2.0, adding Ableton Link to their range of DJ hardware, a world-first for standalone DJ hardware. Lighting app SoundSwitch has also been added to the hardware range meaning DJs can create custom light shows without the need for a computer – simply plug the USB dongle for DMX users and SoundSwitch will automatically create light shows based on what’s playing. Or, Philips Hue users can connect wirelessly to the devices for home or live stream use. Lights can be controlled using the touchscreen on the PRIME range.
Denon DJ has announced a new controller unit that’s designed to take over the second layer of your SC6000 Prime or work alongside your DJ software of choice. It’s designed to look a lot like the SC6000 without a screen, with an 8.5-inch jog wheel, eight cue and performance pads, a needle drop strip and an on-jog screen with artwork.
Denon DJ has added Serato DJ Pro integration to their flagship SC6000 and SC6000M players. The support includes full-colour moving waveforms, essential performance control, navigation and key track data. You can also select any of the four decks in Serato to control them from a single player. Users can also access all of Serato’s performance features from the deck including loops, hot cues, roll, slicer, sampler, beat jump, and Pitch Play.
Denon DJ has updated their Engine OS platform to version 1.6, bringing with it a host of new features including Dropbox integration, after a public beta that began in September. That means, DJs can access their own personal Dropbox folders, and the music files stored there, directly from the hardware, without the need for a computer.
Denon DJ has added new features to their PRIME range via an update to Engine OS. With v1.6, you can now use your own personal Dropbox folder as a media source on their PRIME devices, or any unit that supports Engine OS. They’ve also added the open-format streaming service Beatsource LINK as well as flexible beat grids for tracks with multiple BPMs.
Denon DJ has added Beatport LINK and SoundCloud GO+ to its Engine OS v1.5 update, the operating system behind its PRIME players and other DJing hardware and apps. The update adds Beatport LINK and SoundCloud GO+ streaming to multiple Denon DJ devices including SC5000 and 6000 players, the PRIME Go and PRIME 2 and 4 all-in-one units.
Denon DJ have announced a new portable DJ product – the Prime GO. The battery-powered unit is a standalone DJ unit with XLR outputs, dual combi-jack microphone inputs, a seven-inch multi-touch screen, two faders and a crossfader, an independent FX section with a filter and washout delay per channel. Like the other products recently announced by Denon DJ, the GO also has WiFi and ethernet internet for streaming from TiDAL, with SoundCloud, Beatport LINK, Beatsource and other streaming platforms coming soon.