New Denon DJ SC Live 4/2 All-In-Ones Will Also Work With Serato

Phil Morse | Read time: 2 mins
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Last updated 2 November, 2022

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Two much-leaked controllers have now been made official by Serato, which today published details of the imminent Denon DJ SC Live 2 and SC Live 4 devices on its blog.

Available to buy as of tomorrow, the two new devices are compatible with Serato DJ Pro as of the latest version 2.6.1, giving users an alternative to using the units’ built-in “standalone” Engine DJ OS.

Denon DJ SC Live 4

Image: Serato

Features listed by Serato for the Denon DJ SC Live 4 are:

  • 7” touchscreen display
  • 8 performance pads per deck letting you control Serato DJ Pro pad modes
  • 6” capacitive-touch jogwheels that display track information
  • Built-in speaker monitors with dedicated volume control
  • Dedicated BPM and Sweep FX sections
  • Dual microphone connectivity
  • XLR and RCA master outputs

Denon DJ SC Live 2

The SC Live 2 is the cut-down, two-channel version of the same:

Image: Serato
  • 7” touchscreen display
  • 4 performance pads per deck letting you control Serato DJ Pro pad modes
  • 6” capacitive-touch jogwheels
  • Built-in speaker monitors with dedicated volume control
  • Dedicated BPM and Sweep FX sections
  • XLR and RCA master outputs

First Thoughts

Built-in speakers on both devices are definitely the biggest departure here, indicating that Denon DJ is widening its focus from pro DJs to home/semi-pro DJs. So while Denon DJ has the Prime 4 and Prime 2 (the latter seemingly unavailable anywhere for a while now) in its range, it appears these are not intended as replacements. Also, note the in-jog data on the SC Live 4 – a first for Engine DJ-powered units.

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Serato has not shared prices or a wider feature set, but we will bring you those (as well as our usual exhaustive review and community Q&A livestream) as soon as Denon DJ makes its own announcement, which looks set to be tomorrow.

• Go to Serato’s website for their full story.

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