The Denon DJ SC5000 Prime represents a real paradigm shift in DJ Technology, right here, right now. This groundbreaking digital DJ Media Player has a high definition, hi-contrast display that enables multi-touch gestures for the ultimate in latency-free, tactile track navigation, load and playback. The SC5000 is also the world’s first DJ Player capable of on-board music file analysis, really empowering you with its innovative dual-layer deck capability and an 8-inch rugged jogwheel with central display that displays either current playing track or custom artwork.Engineering & Performance Innovations
Powered by a dedicated, multi-core internal processor, the SC5000 runs ‘Engine Prime.’ This latest version of Denon DJ’s music librarian software is onboard the unit, offering you direct access and and convenient performance features, so you can be at your creative best. The SC5000 doesn’t stand in the way of your creativity—it works with you and gets out of the way!
Unique on the SC5000 is its bank of eight multifunction trigger pads that deliver unprecedented creative expression for your hot-cues, loops, slices and roll playback – all safely locked down by the SC5000’s insanely accurate beatgrid analysis. Up to four SC5000 Players can be LAN networked for synchronized data transfer between units, plus you get enhanced BPM and FX possibilities using ‘Engine Connect’ protocol to work with Denon DJ’s new X1800 Prime, 4-Channel mixer.
Once a USB drive or SD card is inserted, the SC5000 remembers any previously entered DJ preferences, ensuring that from within the ‘Engine Prime’ eco-system, the unit recalls every one of your performance preferences and settings. This includes any previously performed track cue points, loop regions, playback history, preparation folders and of course any live, on-the-fly, track analysis. Like we said, the SC5000 works with you and gets out of the way!
Visual customization is highlighted by your choice of main primary colors for the SC5000 Prime’s 8-inch (touch-capacitive) jog-wheel LEDs, in addition to using your own DJ brand logo or selected track artwork on the beautiful central display. On the SC5000 touchscreen, elegant zoom-in and zoom-out of the big, beautiful track waveforms brings you to the pinnacle of musical timeline visualization.Audiophile Routing Beyond Expectation
The SC5000’s unique dual-deck playback facility makes the unit literally ‘2-decks-in-1,’ and with dedicated outputs for each layer, brings you imagination-driven, music playback possibilities with the ultimate in sonic and mix control. The audio outputs are 24-bit/96kHz for the very highest sound quality, and of course the SC5000 Prime plays all uncompressed audio formats, including FLAC, ALAC and WAV, plus all popular compressed music files. The Denon DJ SC5000 Prime returns you to ‘The Original Artform,’ bringing back passion and creativity alongside performance transparency, with the blindingly fast DJ technology that you deserve!
Engage in a new visual performance workflow with the SC5000’s amazing, latency-free HD touchscreen. We make it easy to navigate through crates, playlists and your up-next ‘Preparation Folder’ tracks, while organizing your music by category and getting lightning-fast search results using the on-screen, alphanumeric keyboard. All your vital DJ performance info is viewable, such as BPM, musical key, loop-lengths and bar/beat counter etc.
Plus with a new swipe-right to load feature, dropping tracks into the mix is a totally perfect experience. The large, tri-colored (frequency split) waveform (drawn at 55 frames per second) can be viewed zoomed in or out with a finger pinch-gesture and shows clearly that essential beatgrid positioning throughout the track. Add this to the full-track waveform overview, for both layers (A&B), and utilize the coarse or fine adjust needle-drop touchstrip to jump to any position in your song.Dual-Layer Deck Switching
A teriffic innovation in a single Pro DJ media player, the SC5000 Prime is armed with not one, but two actual deck layers, controlled by one unit and capable of beatgrid locked synchronization. The rear of the SC5000 has dedicated audio outputs for these layers (A&B) offering some incredible options for creative and forward-thinking DJs – you can drop an instrumental on layer ‘A’, with an a capella playing on layer ‘B.’ Or, how about looping a breakbeat on layer ‘A’ as your set end track, while handing off to a fellow DJ who’s scratching a sax sample over the top of the mix on layer ‘B’ – the possibilities are endless!
At the center of the SC5000’s highly-responsive and touch-capacitive 8-inch jogwheel is our new HD circular screen. Each time a tune is loaded to the player that contains album or track artwork, it’s displayed in the stunningly beautiful central area. In addition, (great for branding when the film crew is on stage with you), you can lock in custom DJ artwork, overriding the track artwork feature, for the ultimate in DJ tech customization. Of course, all other important DJ data such as deck status, time duration and loop region lengths are displayed too.8 Expressive Control Trigger Pads
Imagine having the creative power of using amazing laptop-based (3rd party DJ software) performance features such as creative loops, rolls, hot cue juggling and slicers – without the laptop! The SC5000 unit has eight highly tactile and responsive trigger pads, which (with the safety net industry-leading accurate beatgrids) gives you the freedom and confidence to perform astounding audio tricks, cut-up and remix tracks and reinterpret your music collection using this single media player alone. Add additional interest to more minimal tracks or conversely, re-energize an already massive club hit, rephrasing different sections to custom build the dance floor energy as only ‘you’ feel it. Creative DJ’ing has just entered a whole new dimension!
Engine Prime is powerful Music Analysis and Management software that helps you organize, categorize and import your music, either fully integrated from iTunes and Serato DJ or via drag ‘n drop from existing music folders. Completely reimagined, Engine Prime enables offline music performance attributes such as hot-cues and loop regions (both of which can be named individually) to be entered manually or on-the–fly, plus beatgrid editing and track auditioning too. In addition, the ability to create custom playlists and crates offers a solid organizational workflow for DJ’s. Your music collection is then easily and quickly exported to either USB drives or SD card for creative standalone performance on the SC5000 Prime‘Engine Connect’ Enhanced Communication
When up to four SC5000 units are connected directly via LAN to Denon DJ’s new X1800 4-channel digital mixer, additional communication and performance enhancements come into play. ‘Currently playing’ track tempo data is transmitted, enabling the new ‘Engine Connect’ protocol to give you bit-accurate control over the X1800’s tempo-based FX and how you choose to control them. In addition, via the networked SC5000 players, the X1800 mixer can send vital track waveform, timecode and other metadata direct to a ‘Front-of-House’ crew for the ultimate in large event tech, lighting and cue communications.
A LAN output makes it simple to link up to four SC5000’s at once, offering music file, digital networking and communication capability for the most high-end of events. You can play music files from an SD card in just one player, across the other networked units and synchronize tempo and other performance data across all four units. Impressive!On-Board Track Analysis
Here’s another first from Denon DJ that improves your workflow and creativity; The SC5000 Prime is capable of internal analysis of an SD card or USB drive’s music files, within the unit itself (and without the need of any computer pre-preparation). Simply insert your drive, pick a track to play, and the SC5000 will quickly and accurately analyze beatgrids, musical key, BPM, track artwork and all other metadata within seconds. Once a track is analyzed, it never has to be done again from that media source, since the SC5000 writes all the track data back to the card (or drive) automatically. Of course, enhanced music categorization and analysis can be executed within our ‘Engine Prime’ application, but the SC5000’s ability to get your tracks ‘gig-ready’ internally takes care of those times when you’ haven’t had chance to prepare your music beforehand! Yet another example of the SC5000 anticipating your needs and working with you for a seamless performance.