[NAMM 2016] Video: Denon DJ MCX8000 First Look

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Last updated 5 April, 2018

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MCX8000 Media Preview Day
We’re at the Media Preview Day here at NAMM 2016, where Denon DJ has just introduced its new “no laptop required” MCX8000 controller. We have video…

We’re at the Media Preview Day here at NAMM 2016, where Denon DJ has just introduced its new “no laptop required” MCX8000 controller to a throng of camera and microphone-wielding journos. I managed to grab Ross from Denon DJ for a quick chat about how the new unit has been received and what features are exciting people the most about it.

Below is a world first public video of the MCX8000, then tomorrow when the show opens properly we’ll get you a more in-depth demo, particularly focusing on a function that not many people have picked up on about the unit but that we think may well be a gamechanger for any DJ wanting to bring a bit of the audio/visual “festival set” feel to club and mobile rigs, namely integration with lighting and pyrotechnics via a dedicated link at the rear of the unit.

We can’t promise fireworks tomorrow (even though NAMM is a stone’s throw from Disneyland, we are unfortunately indoors…) but we have been promised a lighting set-up with the MCX8000 controlling things, so watch out for that. Meanwhile, here’s that first look at the unit…

Video talkthrough

What stands out for you about the MCX8000? Anything you’d like us to find out for you about it? Let us know in the comments below.

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