With the rise in music being stored digitally on MP3 players and computer hard drives, Denon has launched its DN-HC4500 DJ computer performance controller, designed to enable both professional and bedroom DJs to get a more intuitive feel to their music mixing.
It's a USB MIDI/audio interface and controller, offering low latency ASIO (highly important when working with live audio), and OS X Core Audio support. Audio wise, it features 24-bit processing, plus a USB 2.0 audio interface with 2-channel stereo output, and 44.1/48/96kHz sampling.
The unit can control Denon's twin CD BU4500 drive, offering four players, and can also interface with their DN-X mixers. It comes bundled with Reflex LE software.
Optionally, the BU4500 twin CD/MP3 drive allows for easy integration of digitally stored music with that on CDs, and also features a multi-function touch sensitive jog disc, for accurate mapping of even subtle, swift scratching movements, plus an array of responsive rubber buttons, switches, and knobs (that all do clever things, no doubt).
Available now priced £399.99.