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 SC5000M. 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 feel alive!
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!
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
With new v1.3.2 firmware, Denon DJ’s SC5000M motorised-platter media player now fully supports Serato DJ Pro control. With hands-on, real 7-inch vinyl performance, the extensive and creative power of Serato DJ Pro’s effects and workflow experience is available to all DJs/Turntablists. The SC5000M’s high-definition, full colour touchscreen is the window to Serato’s feature and library control, including the flexibility of a stunning, dual-view interface.