Denon DJ just posted a cryptic image on its Instagram Stories. It’s dark, but after a bit of Photoshop we got the image you see above: It appears to be the right deck of a controller. It’s got a jogwheel, pitch fader, knobs and eight performance pads. The jogwheel appears to have a centre ring – could it possibly be a display similar to what’s found on the SC5000 Prime? You can also find the Engine logo on the right side, which is Denon DJ’s music library management app.
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Interestingly, on the top left part of the image is a protrusion that could perhaps house a screen, as well as something that looks like a browse knob. Is this a new DJ controller, or could it be a new all-in-one system? The last time Denon DJ released a controller and an all-in-one system was back in 2016 when it launched the MC7000 and MCX8000 respectively.
The MCX8000 is a four-channel standalone device that also worked with Serato DJ and had two screens onboard (one on each deck), while the MC7000 is a four-channel Serato DJ controller that retains much of the controls and features of the MCX8000 without the standalone capability and onboard screens.
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What do you make of this device from Denon DJ? Do you think it’s a controller, or an all-on-one follow-up to the MCX8000? Let us know below.