Denon DJ DN-X1600 - Setup with a Mac Computer

DNX1600 TOPThe Denon DJ DN-X1600 is a class compliant audio device and does not require any additional drivers to work on in Mac computers. If the mixer is not immediately recognized by you Mac here’s a few things you can check. This guide will also show you how to setup the DN-X1600 as your default device for sound output on your Mac.

 

Contents:

 

 

Check Firmware Version

First, ensure the mixer is running the latest version of the firmware which is currently v2000.

DNX1600 FW

  1. Press Utility.
     
  2. Turn EFX Select Encoder to setting 2: System.
     
  3. Push the EFX Select Encoder.
     
  4. Turn the EFX Select Encoder until you see 3: Version.
     
  5. If version is prior to 2000, update the firmware.
     
  6. If needed you can download the latest version of the firmware here. Update instructions are included.

 

 

Setting the DN-X1600 to Mac Mode

Next, let's make sure the DN-X1600 is set to Mac Audio Mode.

DNX1600 Mac Mode

  1. Press Utility
     
  2. Turn EFX Select Encoder to setting 2: System.
     
  3. Turn the EFX Select Encoder until you see PC/MAC.
     
  4. Ensure this is set to MAC mode (USB cable must be disconnected to change this setting).
     
  5. Use the EFX Select Encoder to select and choose MAC

 

 

Select your Sampling Frequency

DNX1600 Freq

  1. Press Utility
     
  2. Turn EFX Select Encoder to setting 2: System.
     
  3. Select 1: FS (Frequency Select)
     
  4. Choose your desired Frequency format (44.1 kHz, 48 kHz or 96 kHz).

    Important: Frequency settings on the Mac and Mixer MUST be set to the same rate. I recommend setting the DN-X1600 to 44.1 kHz and selecting 44100.0 Hz in the Audio MIDI Setup on your Mac

 

 

Assigning the DN-X1600 to USB B Mode

Next, be sure that the DN-X1600 is set to USB B mode which enables the USB Audio and MIDI functionality of the mixer.

DNX1600 USB Ports

  1. Press and hold the Utility button for 2 seconds.
     
  2. Turn the EFX Select Encoder until it reads Device? OK.
     
  3. Push the EFX Select Encoder to select. 
     
  4. You will notice now that USB B is illuminated at the top of the screen.

Additional USB/MIDI Setting instructions can be found on pages 16-18 of the Owner’s Manual.

 

 

Audio MIDI Setup

  1. Connect the DN-X1600 to your computer via USB.
     
  2. Open Audio MIDI Setup and verify that the mixer is recognized by your computer.
     
  3. Ensure that the Format matches the Sampling Frequency of the DN-X1600

    DNX1600 Audio MIDI Setup

 

 

Mac System Preferences

Follow the steps below to set the DN-X1600 as your default device for sound output on your Mac. 

  1. Open System Preferences… > Sound.
     
  2. Choose the Output Tab and select the DN-X1600 - USB. 

    DNX1600 Default Device
     
  3. On Channel 1 of the DN-X1600 mixer turn the Source Sel knob to USB 1/2.

    DNX1600 INPUT 12
     
  4. You should now see levels and hear the audio from your computer. 

 

 

Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Denon DJ product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Denon DJ technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.