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April Clare Welsh
13 July 2023, 14:20

Denon DJ releases first-ever DJ controller using stem separation technology

The update on the four-channel Prime 4 also runs on Denon's Engine DJ software

Prime 4+

Denon DJ has released its first-ever standalone DJ controller using real-time stem separation technology.

The Prime 4+ runs on Denon DJ's Engine DJ software and features built-in WiFi and an ethernet link port. The four-deck controller is compatible with Amazon Music, TIDAL, Beatsource, Beatport, Soundcloud Go+ and Dropbox. Other key features include a 10% larger jog wheel surface.

The Prime 4+ is an update of the four-channel Prime 4 (released in 2019) — which enables the use of four decks using two platters — and costs $2199 / £2299 / €2599. Find out more from Denon DJ here.

Earlier this year, VirtualDJ released the latest version of its flagship software with an upgrade of its stem separation engine that promises “studio-like quality”.

Back in 2021, Denon DJ updated their Engine DJ software to version 2.0, adding Ableton Link to their range of DJ hardware, which at the time was also a first for standalone DJ hardware.

Revisit DJ Mag's 2021 feature exploring five ways to separate acapellas and stems.