Bring that vinyl feeling home!
Denon DJ brought the world’s first, motor driven active platter to DJ media players back in 2003 with the DNS5000. Continuing its heritage of motorized media players, Denon DJ now introduce the Denon DJ SC500M Prime Media Player With Motorized Platter. The ‘M’ (for Motorized) is, at its core, an SC5000 Prime DJ media player, already a (DJ Mag) multi-Tech Award winning unit, but now headlined with a 7″, real vinyl and adjustable torque, motorized platter. This die cast aluminum platter features ultra-high resolution MIDI (3600 ticks per rotation) performance accuracy. Added to adjustable vinyl tension for slip/scratch control, this blesses DJs with a true, mechanical spin beneath the fingertips, making their music really feelalive!
The appeal of the SC5000M touches the hearts of DJs at all levels of experience, age and inquisitiveness into the essence of legacy vinyl performance. DJ A-listers, Turntablists and Pro/Industry luminaries have already ‘hands-on’ previewed the M’s platter performance and their response has been unified that the legacy, DJ vinyl experience has truly come home!
Redefined Motor Technology.
Denon DJ have produced a more powerful and capable motor than has previously been available on a DJ media player and paired this with the elegance of the SC5000 interface. Rotating the tactile and ergonomically designed platter, this high/low adjustable torque motor is Brushless DC Electric technology. Brushless motors are far superior than their Brushed type counterparts, featuring high torque to weight ratio, increased efficiency/reliability, reduced noise and electromagnetic interference plus a longer lifetime expectancy too. The SC5000M brushless motor is unaffected by centrifugal force, maintains efficient conduction cooling and offers protection from environmental dust or dirt.
Your music collection Primed
Using both Denon DJ’s free, Engine Prime music analysis and management software and the SC5000M player itself, DJs can import extensive and meticulously constructed digital music collections from iTunes, Serato DJ Pro and Rekordbox®, including playlists, folders, hot cues and loops. In addition, integrated support has also been added for Native Instruments users to import their full or part music collections and enjoy a ‘laptop free Traktor experience’ on the SC5000M.
Multi-award winning pedigree.
The SC5000M shares the same award-winning, multicore processor powered technology as the SC5000. In DJ Magazine’s most recent prestigious Tech Award event, this won not one, but two of DJ Mag’s most coveted awards – 1st place winner in the ‘Ultimate Club Deck’ and ‘Innovative New Product’ categories. To take the first place, winning position in a head-to-head with the currently ubiquitous competitor CD/media player, shows clearly that Denon DJ have truly disrupted the marketplace and brought a viable and advanced tech solution for the future of professional DJ performance.
Look. Touch. Play.
The SC5000M 7″ multi-touch, multi-gesture HD screen brings the usage familiarity of today’s touchscreen devices to the DJ. This latency-free, high contrast screen is the interaction interface for DJs to browse music libraries, search for and scroll/load tracks with comprehensive filtering and tactile inertia responses and instantly ‘tap’ select performance related functionality with ease. All essential DJ viewing options such as gloriously colourful and detailed waveforms, BPM, track key and loop settings are clear and defined for ‘at-a-glance’ visual confirmations.
The power of two.
The SC5000M performance technology brings the power of two separate DJ media players, into one single unit. Mix and match between independently outputted tracks/layers and throw ‘instant-doubles’ across layers, or to another player – flexibility and creative DJ expression is now literally limitless.
Dual layer. Two players in one.
Bringing a [two-channel] controller ethos to a single, standalone DJ media player, the SC5000M has (A/B) dual-layer playback capability. If the need arose, DJs could perform an entire set on just a single SC5000M. Mixing, for example, between beats/basslines on one layer, then blending an acapella or instrumental riff on the second layer is a mere suggestion of the new levels of performance creativity DJs can enjoy with the SC5000M. The units independent analog and digital outputs give full control over each channel to a DJs mixer for ultimate audio control and expression.
Instant doubles. Track twins.
Already a staple performance essential for Turntablists and creative DJs, the SC5000M’s ‘Instant-Doubles’ feature brings a single finger-press action to duplicate a DJs currently playing track on one layer and in its precise point in the timeline, onto the player’s second layer. In a two-player scenario also, the Instant-Double’ would be sent across the network to the second player from the source unit/track. Adventurous performer DJs then get the best of both vinyl and digital worlds!
On-board track analysis.
The ‘M’ and the SC5000 series are the only DJ media players available that will internally analyze a DJs music collection, including track BPM, musical key, calculate Beatgrids and draw waveforms, inside the unit itself. A DJ can simply insert a thumb-drive (or SD card) of unanalysed music and the SC5000M will internally analyze all loaded track metadata in the background, with the song available to play instantly, including immediate cueing. Direct import of Rekordbox collections, including playlists, hot cues and loops, can also be done quickly and effortlessly within the SC5000M, straight from a DJs media source.
Class-leading time stretch algorithm.
The SC5000M has a DAW quality, on-board time stretching algorithm that changes forever the quality expectations of DJs when performing with different genres, tempo’s and styles of open-format music. Musical key can be locked, super-extreme tempo changes can be effected and the result is sonic integrity across all audio frequencies. Bring a 95 bpm Hip-Hop track up in speed to mix into a 125 bpm House track, blend in a Trance track at 138, raise the tempo up to a Drum ‘n Bass track at 170, then fire in a Grime track back at 140 bpm – mixing creativity and sonic perfection on the SC5000M.
8 expressive control trigger pads.
Take full standalone control of triggering hot cues, loops, rolls and slicer with no laptop or third-party software in sight. The SC5000M’s eight, MPC style trigger pads give DJs full live performance expression to manipulate audio, create live remixes, beat-juggle and drop both straight-time and triplet rhythm cuts, all securely locked to the players quantize setting (or used without for even more time-signature performance experimentation). The SC5000M’s multicore processor power even enables beat and hot-cue juggling on one layer, whilst a second background track plays on the other. New levels of expressive DJ performance await your fingers!
v1.3.1 Update for SC5000 and SC5000M
- On-Screen Editing of Crates and Playlists
Crates and playlists can now be added, edited and removed directly on the SC5000/M 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
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/M 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 and Speed Resolution 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/M and Prime 4 units are now functionally integrated with SoundSwitch vs1.9.
Additional Performance Features
- Add a user preference called “Pitch Control Type” which allows the Pitch Bend buttons to be set to Range by default.
- Increased speed slider resolution to 0.01%
- Key button will blink when key is not set to its default pitch. Shift pressing the key button will reset it back to the default pitch.
- Disabling layer B will now throw a warning if there is a track on deck.
- Improved loading to deck handling so soft takeover does not kick in unnecessarily.
- Improved selecting and ejecting of drive behavior.