WHAT'S NEW? V1.4 UPDATE FOR SC5000
The Future is Now Switched On - Wi-Fi Enabled for Standalone Streaming Capability
SC5000’s 1.4 update brings the global stream and entertainment platform TIDAL—the first of Denon DJ’s premium content streaming partners. With access to over 60 million songs, standalone streaming with the TIDAL platform gives DJs a huge variety of music that will completely satisfy any crowd, dancefloor or event. DJs can easily access their personal TIDAL playlists and also follow the platform’s own expertly-curated selections. With so many tracks and exclusive content across a massive variety of music styles, DJs will be prepared for any request at every conceivable gig – and it’s all standalone within the Prime Series hardware.
This v1.4 Firmware update for the SC5000 hardware activates exciting new streaming performance innovations, marking a
turning point in the history of DJ technology. Since TIDAL playback is standalone, with no laptop needed, all the DJ’s music can
be streamed using just the SC5000 unit. Update 1.4, also gives DJs the ability to preview tracks directly from the track list without
having to load to a deck.
WHAT'S NEW? V1.3.1 UPDATE FOR SC5000 AND ENGINE PRIME
Direct import of Rekordbox playlists, hot-cues and memory loops
Removing the fear of change for any cautious DJ, this new feature makes any time-invested, carefully curated Rekordbox collection (of any size) directly accessible within Engine Prime v1.3.1. A quick and easy import procedure makes it simple and fast to bring in Rekordbox playlists, songs, hot cues and memory loops, all in readiness for selected collection export to the SC5000
Speed improvements to Serato, iTunes and Traktor imports
With digital music collections getting larger and a DJ’s time becoming more valuable, Engine Prime v1.3.1’s greatly increased import speed brings in your Serato DJ, NI Traktor and iTunes music collections faster than ever.
SC5000/M On-Screen Editing of Crates and Playlists
Crates and playlists can now be added, edited and removed directly on the SC5000 touchscreen without the need for a computer. DJs can now take advantage of on-the-fly creation and manipulation of their music collections, live at a gig or during prep-time at the studio.
Musical Key Change and Key Sync feature for SC5000/M
Simple to use and fast to engage, DJ’s can now effortlessly apply a musical key change to their tracks, up and down in single semitone increments. Instant, one button press key matching is also added and audio quality remains pristine at all frequencies. Standalone, harmonic DJ mixing is here!
New Search Filter criteria menu
SC5000 users can now search massive music collections with additional criteria, like ‘Comments’ and ‘Date Added.’ Song Lists can now also be sorted using these collection criteria additions.
Improved High Frequency response to track playback
Crisp and dynamic high-end frequency playback is ensured for DJs, who demand the very best audio reproduction and playback on today’s mobile, club and festival sound systems. In addition, speed slider resolution is now adjustable in 0.01% BPM increments for ultimate, precise flexibility in the mix.
SoundSwitch StagelinQ Support
A new update to Denon DJs StagelinQ protocol enables full control over both simplistically automated or complex programmed lightshows as the SC5000 is now functionally integrated with SoundSwitch vs1.9
WHAT' S NEW? V1.2 UPDATE FOR SC5000 AND ENGINE PRIME
Delivering unequaled DJ experience, the newest firmware version for the Denon DJ SC5000 enables direct import of NI Traktor playlists, instant-doubles, enhanced BPM analysis, custom music organisation and the ability to transfer significantly larger libraries across Prime network.
Denon DJ announced that it has released their new V1.2 firmware update for the SC5000 Prime media player and Engine Prime music management system. The new V1.2 release adds dramatically greater capability and flexibility to an already cutting-edge system, delivering a DJ experience unequaled in its ability to quickly import, access and organise music in any way imaginable.
Just some of the great new features include:
Import Native Instruments Traktor playlists, songs, loops & cue points - Giving a “laptop free, Traktor experience,” this new feature makes the user’s painstakingly curated NI Traktor collection directly accessible within Engine Prime v1.2. A quick and easy Traktor NML export makes it simple to elegantly place Traktor playlists, songs, hot cues and loops at the DJs fingertips in readiness for selected collection export to the SC5000.
Instant Double tracks between & within SC5000 players - A favoured and essential performance feature for turntablists and scratch DJs, the new ‘instant doubles’ feature duplicates the current playing track at an identical timeline position on a 2nd networked player, or same unit’s 2nd layer
Enhanced BPM analysis range & downbeat detection - This brings a wider range of tempo (BPM) tracks and music genres into an enhanced analysis environment (from hip-hop to drum ‘n bass) in one selectable range. Improved downbeat detection makes sure Engine Prime catches the first downbeat of a DJ’s songs even more accurately.
Increased Playlist management options - The DJ’s music collection can be organised and exported for playing on the SC5000 with more customisable arrangement, navigation and workflow options for not only playlists, but crates too.
Larger Drives/Collections across network - DJs can pack significantly larger music collections without limits, now accessing their content quickly and more efficiently across a group of networked SC5000s.
Immediate Track Cue/Play on analyse - DJs can now perform instant cue-plus-play operations, in addition to the SC5000’s ability to analyse any track’s metadata inside the unit.
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 Denon DJ 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.
With 1.2, the ability to directly import Native Instruments Traktor playlists, ‘instant-double’ tracks effortlessly, the enhanced BPM capabilities and music library organisation options create exciting new possibilities of workflow and performance for Prime DJs. Innovative, full-featured and meticulously engineered to enhance your performance – discover the next gen technology your set demands with Denon DJ’s SC5000.
There’s a new Player in Town!
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.
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 synchronised 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.
Customisable DJ Tech
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 customisation is highlighted by your choice of main primary colours 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 visualisation.
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.
7” HD Multi-Touch Display
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 organising 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-coloured (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 utilise the coarse or fine adjust needle-drop touchstrip to jump to any position in your song.
Dual-Layer Deck Switching
A terrific 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 synchronisation. 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 acapella 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!
Central Colour Display
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 customisation. 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-energise 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!