Denon DJ today announced the introduction of three innovative high-performance products that give professional DJs the advanced tools they need to expand their creative options in a wide range of venues. The three new products include: the DN-S1000 Compact CD/MP3 Player and the DN-X100 Compact Performance DJ Mixer, two portable devices designed to complement each other, as well as the DN-X300 Performance Mixer, a highly versatile scratch mixer. The new products join Denon DJ’s full line of breakthrough products for working DJs.
DN-S1000: Outstanding Tabletop Features in a Convenient Portable Package
Denon DJ’s new DN-S1000 Compact CD/MP3 player is designed to offer many of the same high-end features and benefits of the company’s tabletop DN-S3000 in a compact, easily portable package. The DN-S1000 features a pressure sensitive platter that can be used to mix, scratch, backspin, brake, search, and otherwise manipulate as if it were an analog turntable.
The feature-rich CD/MP3 player fits all the requirements of today’s working DJ’s, from Mobile DJs, to Club and International DJs and novices. In addition to advanced MP3 functionality, the DN-S1000 includes essential on-board effects such as Scratch, Reverse, Brake, Filter, Flanger and the world’s
first Echo Loop, which can loop a 1/4 beat up to a 8/1 beat indefinitely allowing a DJ to overlay another track or even a new disc for a seamless cross fade mix. Other useful features include: 2 seamless loops, B-point loop trim, User-definable paper slipmats and a 3-way BPM counter (Automatic, Tapping, Manual). Additionally, with features such as Fast Search/Manual Search and Quick Jump, the
DN-S1000 makes searching fast and easy, allowing DJs to literally “jump” around within a CD or MP3 track using precise adjustable increment time steps.
For the ultimate in control and “feel” during live performance, a special Platter Hold function allows Pitch Bend by the scratch disc of up to ±100%. Additionally, ID3 tags are supported for MP3 files, which allow the user to view the Artist, Album, and Title of a particular file. A real-time Instant Start (0.02 seconds) playback mechanism and 20-second Shock Proof Memory ensure instant audio playback and uninterrupted performance. A 100mm long stroke pitch slider with center click for playback speed control adds even more performance flexibility and creative control. In addition, the DN-S1000 includes a Fader Start Control terminal that’s compatible with all Denon DJ mixers, and 14 customizable preset functions allow DJs to tailor functionality to their individual needs.
The DN-S1000 also features another world’s first from Denon, Next Track Reserve with Cross Fade. With the capability to store hundreds of MP3 files on one CD disc, Next Track Reserve now makes it easy for DJs to “Cross Fade” to another song within the same disc for a smooth non-stop mix. The cross fade time is user adjustable.
The Denon DN-S1000 will be available in October 2004 with an MSRP of $499.00.
Two New Denon DJ Performance Mixers That Set The Stage for Success
Denon is also debuting two new professional-quality 2-channel Performance DJ Mixers. The new DN-X300 is one of the most versatile scratch mixers available on the market today, opening up a myriad of creative possibilities when used with either analog or digital turntables. The portable DN-X100, the smallest professional-quality DJ mixer available today, is designed as the ideal “traveling companion” for Denon’s new compact DN-S1000 CD/MP3 player.
Both units offer exceptional electrical and mechanical performance, as well as a wealth of input and output terminals for maximum flexibility and utility. For the ultimate in performance and creative control capabilities, both new Denon DJ mixers include features such as Cross Fader & Channel Fader Contour Adjustment, Cross Fader & Channel Fader Reverse function (hamster), Program Channel Reverse function and 3-band Knob EQ (with a 3-way Kill switch on the DN-X300).
A Cross and Channel Fader Start Trigger is also provided, offering compatibility with Denon’s DN-S5000, DN-S3000, and DN-S1000, CD/MP3 players.
Using the Gain Control on both new mixers, all input channel levels can be re-adjusted to match the output level meter, ensuring a smooth transition between fades. To enhance performance, the DN-X300 features a 45mm Penny & Giles Fader. Both units provide flexible functions such as 8-position toggle transformer switching. Stereo Send/Return terminals are included on the DN-X300 for external effects processing, and both units include microphone inputs with level control, EQ and Talkover switch.The headphone output selector (Split Cue) on the DN-X300 allows users to pre-monitor any channel through its powerful headphone amp. The Performance Mixers carry suggested retail prices of $299 for the DN-X100 and $499 for the DN-X300. Both mixers will be available October 2004.
Trailer Videos Available To Better Understand New Denon DJ Products
To help customers fully understand all the features and benefits of its new products, Denon DJ has created two informational videos that profile the products, both available via the Denon website. The first video, which describes the new DN-S1000 and DN-X100 is available for viewing at: http://www.usa.denon.com/catalog/videos/DN-S1000-trailer.wmv (for Windows Media Player) and at http://www.usa.denon.com/catalog/videos/DN-S1000-trailer.mov (for Quick Time Media Player).
The video profiling the DN-X300 and DN-S3000 is available at http://www.usa.denon.com/catalog/videos/DN-X300-trailer.wmv (for Windows Media Player) and http://www.usa.denon.com/catalog/videos/DN-X300-trailer.mov for Quick Time Media Player).