Feeds

Denon cues up USB DJ kit

Last night a CD saved my life...

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

As DJs opt for more increasingly sophisticated equipment for their ‘sets’, it’s no surprise to see manufacturers adopting their hardware to suit. Denon is the latest manufacturer to have a spin with a PC and Mac compatible USB MIDI/audio interface and controller, designed for computer-backed performances by club and mobile DJs.

The DN-HC4500 system has a USB 2.0 audio interface, with 2-channel stereo output, 44.1/48/96KHz sampling and low latency ASIO/OSX audio support, which Denon claims prevents any problems that could be experienced when, say, streaming audio from PC files.

Denon_DJ
Mix, scratch and fade with the DN-HC4500

A two-line display is built into the device to help you find your way between music files or folders, instead of looking over at your display screen. Five function keys are built into the top of the system for easy access during mixes, as well as illuminated keys to help ensure DJs press the right buttons as the strobe lights flash overhead and 45mm pitch sliders, that the manufacturer claims are capable of deep resolution.

The 7cm jog dials are also said to incorporate ultra-high resolution pulse and touch sensors, which should help all amateur Pete Tong’s to sense subtle and swift scratching movements, in addition to pitch bending and scanning.

There’s no word on what the unit’s heat output is, but it might be wise to keep your old vinyl classics at a safe distance for the time being. The DN-HC4500 is available now and retails for around £400 (€475).

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.