Gemini today announced the SDJ-4000 ahead of this week’s NAMM 2017 Show – a two-deck, four-channel USB DJ solution, removing the need to bring a laptop into the DJ booth. The SDJ-4000 is capable of song analysis, beat synchronised effects, sync and track search, without any prior software analysis.
Music and song data is presented on a high resolution 7″ colour screen (it’s not touchscreen, though), with a choice of views including moving waveforms and the locations of loops and cues. The unit is also a standalone mixer, and the built-in effects processing is capable of not only being applied to the internal media players, but to external sources as well.
The SDJ-4000 is also capable of Ethernet connection of up to two additional media players, allowing users to share USB libraries and sync to compatible external players. It has two mic inputs, a Mini-Innofader crossfader, and 16 RGB LED performance pads.
While the unit doesn’t offer controller functionality in the way that Pioneer’s XDJ-RX does with Rekordbox DJ, or Denon DJ’s MCX8000 does with Serato DJ, collections can be pre-analysed using Gemini’s VCase software. We’ll bring you a close-up video once the show opens.
• Expected retail price is US$999, with availability scheduled for Q3 2017.