NAMM 2015: Denon DJ Announces DS1 Serato Soundcard, HP2000, and MC4000

Denon DJ has some exciting announcements in store for NAMM 2015. First is a new 2 deck all in one controller for Serato DJ, the MC4000. Next is the HP2000, over the ear DJ headphones with a large 50mm neodymium magnet drivers. Finally, Denon has announced a new interface for Serato DJ, the DS1. This a huge since the DS1 is the first Serato compatible soundcard from a company aside from Rane. Keep reading for full details.

Denon DJ DS1 Serato Interface

The DS1 is plug and play with Serato DJ, extending Denon DJ’s hallmark audio quality and reliability to club DJs and turntablists who prefer the feel of vinyl, but desire the flexibility a digital music library provides.

At the core of the all-new DS1 is a bi-directional audio interface with two sets of RCA stereo inputs for turntables or professional CD players. As users manipulate the vinyl or CD NoiseMap signal, Serato DJ software mirrors the control signal—controlling digital tracks on-screen in real-time for beatmatching, cueing, scratching, and track juggling. Playback audio is distributed by the DS1 to a mixer or loudspeaker system in studio-grade 24-bit quality via two sets of RCA stereo outputs.

Denon DJ’s DS1 is smaller than most smartphones, making it an ideal companion for the travelling DJ. The rugged, all-metal construction easily survives constant transport, setup, and breakdown DJs endure. A single USB cable handles power and audio duties, greatly simplifying operation. Inputs are phono/CD selectable with a grounding post for turntable use.

DS1 Highlights:

  • Premium Digital Vinyl System (DVS) interface for Serato DJ
  • Interfaces turntables and CD players using Serato NoiseMap with a Serato DJ-based digital music library
  • Plug and play with Serato DJ—no purchase necessary
  • (2) sets of stereo RCA inputs and outputs for left and right decks
  • Studio-grade 24-bit digital to analog conversion
  • Supports 44.1kHz, 48kHz, and 96kHz sampling rates
  • Dedicated grounding post for use with turntables
  • Single USB cable connection to a computer for power and audio
  • Includes (2) Serato NoiseMap control tone vinyl records and CDs
  • Includes USB and stereo RCA cables
  • Rugged, all-metal construction; carrying case included

The DS1 will be in stores in Spring 2015 for U.S. retail pricing of $299.99.

Denon MC4000 Controller for Serato DJ

The all-new MC4000 is a 2-deck Serato MIDI controller for the professional DJ, wrapping in-demand audio manipulation tools in a robust steel chassis. In addition to precision touch-activated jog wheels, performers get access to dedicated hot cue and sample pads for on-the-fly creativity. Long-throw 100mm pitch faders and an intuitive control layout deliver natural operation when balancing complex set elements.

Known for their emphasis on sound quality, Denon DJ includes a premium 24-bit audio output path for noticeably clearer mixes. Denon DJ’s highly regarded dual microphone inputs are complemented by a studio-grade echo effect, and “ducking” feature—effortlessly moving vocals to the top of the mix without riding faders. The MC4000 includes Serato DJ Intro and will be compatible with Traktor 2, and Virtual DJ 8.

MC4000 Highlights:

  • Premium 2-Deck controller for Serato
  • Includes Serato DJ Intro; user-upgradeable to Serato DJ
  • Touch-activated jog wheels for accurate scratching and track cueing
  • Dedicated hot-cue and sample trigger pads with illuminated feedback
  • Long-throw, 100mm pitch faders
  • All-new control layout for effortless, intuitive use
  • Dedicated EQ and FX controls on each channel
  • (2) balanced mic inputs with 2-band EQ, Ducking, and Echo effect
  • Compatible with Traktor 2 (via .tsi files) and Virtual DJ 8
  • RCA Aux input for external device mixing
  • Balanced Main and Booth Outputs
  • Pro-grade steel construction

The MC4000 will be available later in 2015 for $399.99.

Denon HP2000 DJ Headphones

With class-leading acoustics and a purpose-built chassis, the HP2000 provides DJs with a go-to monitoring solution for intense performance environments.

Tuned for the professional club and mobile DJ, the HP2000’s 50mm neodymium magnet drivers reproduce deep bass with ease, making beatmatching and cueing an effortless affair across an ultra-wide 12Hz-24kHz bandwidth. DJs are cloaked in a studio-spec, isolation booth equivalent—large, sealed around-the-ear cups that drastically reduce audible competition from nearby loudspeakers and crowd din. With a 16 ohm impedance, the HP2000 is optimized for exceptional dynamic range when used with today’s most popular mixers, interfaces, players, and controllers.

The sturdy metal-reinforced HP2000 headband features swivelling earcup posts that deliver ergonomic, single-ear monitoring. A four foot (1.2m) tangle-resistant detachable cable—wearable on the left or right side—is terminated at the optimum distance from connected audio sources. The HP2000 cable terminates in a stereo ?-inch (3.5mm) connection, and includes a ¼-inch (6.3mm) adapter for compatibility with any equipment.

HP2000 Highlights:

  • High-performance professional DJ headphones
  • Ultra-wide 12Hz-24kHz frequency response
  • Efficient 50mm neodymium drivers
  • Deep, detailed bass response
  • Exceptional noise isolation for use in loud environments
  • Lightweight, around-the-ear design for long-term wearing comfort
  • Reproduces exceptional detail, even with complex track layers
  • Durable, metal reinforced construction withstands abusive daily use
  • Swiveling earcup design for comfortable single-ear monitoring
  • Single-sided detachable cable can be used on the left or right side
  • 16-ohm impedance yields exceptional dynamic range with DJ sources
  • 114 dB max SPL ensures extra headroom on demand
  • 4 ft (1.2m) cable with ?-inch (3.5mm) stereo miniplug and ¼-inch (6.3mm) adapter for connection to virtually all types of DJ equipment

The HP2000 will be in stores in Spring 2015 at a U.S. retail price of $199.99.

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  • Deejays

    Gran interfaz de audio, espero que gracias al precio supere las ventas tanto de su competidor (dentro de la familia) Rane serato como en Traktor.
    Pendiente de cotejar la calidad ed audio 24 bits…
    Al menos la guerra de precios comienza!!!

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  • Ill Dee

    will it be compatible to play videos (like video SL in Rane products)?

  • DJ ChewBacca

    Let me get this straight…….

    There would be 2 “viable” options on the market (excluding SSL and SL boxes) for a beginner DJ who wants to use Serato DJ DVS as their main platform…right…???


    1. Akai AMX + DVS expansion pack = $350
    *** Assuming Customer has Turntables and a Laptop already ***


    2. Denon DS1 + DVS expansion pack = $400
    *** Assuming Customer has Turntables, Laptop and a Mixer already ***

    Can’t tell if…*** Plug and play with Serato DJ—no purchase necessary *** means that it will come with Serato DJ.


    1. Does the DS1 come with Serato DJ like the Akai AMX and therefore you would have to go buy the DVS expansion pack separately…???

    The DS1 is for someone who ***ALREADY*** has a mixer. You would have to go out and buy a mixer if you don’t have one. That’s at least another $200 – $300 for a decent mixer, if you decide to go with the DS1.

    For the CHEAPIES like me who don’t have a mixer….Seems like the Akai AFX is still the CHEAPER option.


    1. Is it “worth” it to fork over more money and go with the DS1 + MIXER option…say if the SOUND QUALITY of the DS1 was “substantially” BETTER than the AMX…???

    • DJ ChewBacca

      Ok RE_EDIT…

      Just watched the NAMM 2015 videos.

      The DS1 INDEED does come with Serato DJ AND Control Vinyl / CD’s. Thats definitely KOOL and a good bargain…

      Sooo…Do you still have to go buy the DVS expansion pack or will it come with that too…???

      • Karl Detken

        DVS is included free with the Denon DS1.
        Karl Detken/Denon

  • Martin Wilson

    Denon gear always looks pretty nice, but I’ve never actually used any of it. How does it compare to say Rane / Pioneer for quality? The prices are always pretty appealing, but… I just don’t see it around all that much and I wonder if it’s due to quality or hype.

    • James Brian Thomaston

      Quality of their gear is top notch. They just were one step behind Pioneer, and well, the rest is history.

  • oh no

    stop making toys

  • Saúl Santos

    I wish that Denon 4000 was released now. I need a controller to replace my Hercules Instinct (crappy controller, I know), and that would be perfect for me!

  • mistaRC

    It seems like the DVS landscape is changing these days. We’ve gone from SSL to TSP. There have been some oddballs in there like Mixvibes. Now we have the Akai products newly release and the Denon DJ Serato box is right around the corner. The selection of hardware is all over the place in terms of price and functionality. I’d like to see DJTT do a write up on the different DVS setup options that are out there now and their respective pros and cons.

  • djsicknarf

    im all over that soundcard.

  • x

    yes!!!!! finally, affordable dj equipment lol

  • CUSP

    Is there any reason this sound card could not handle Traktor Scratch Pro?

    • Gavin Varitech

      Only one: it is not Traktor Scratch certified. But it should work with Traktor Pro just fine.

  • CUSP

    It’s interesting that Denon is not releasing an all-in-one (as per Pioneer), maybe they learned not to do that with the SCS3.DJ?

    • DJ Kwest

      SCS3 was Stanton wasn’t it?

      • CUSP

        What I meant was “It’s interesting that Denon did not release another (update to their) all-in-one SCS3.DJ model.” One would figure they had the most experience with all-in-ones and they’d probably have a leg up on their competition. *AND* They probably didn’t because it doesn’t make sense to support the hardware and software at the same time.

        • Mr Wilks

          I used to have the Denon HD-2500 all in one when they first came out (paired with an X900 mixer and CD draws).

          They could have adapted that as it was a true all in one like the Stanton was. If only it wasn’t in the 19″ form factor.

        • UGH

          What West is trying to say is, you’re thinking of the wrong model and the wrong manufacturer. Stanton made the scs.3dj, not Denon. The Stand alone mixer was the scs.4dj, not the scs.3dj. As for Stanton, they were showcasing other things this year.

          • CUSP

            Yes, my bad.

  • D.j. Johnnyseriuss

    I still remember paying over $600 for my original SL box back in the day… I can actually afford to buy one of these and cary one of these in the bag just in case!

  • Nicky H

    I like the look of those headphones

  • TheQuakerOatsGuy

    Yeah this is insane. 90% of the reason I bought a Z2 was that it was only $100 more expensive than the SL2 which I needed for SeratoDJ (I currently own an SL1). The other 10% was a desire to dip into Traktor. This might have me returning the Z2 especially at this price point. It could also mean that the $200 saved on the holiday sale would go towards a DS1 and I’d just have both. Color me excited. Is Denon hardware typically pretty reliable?

    • James Brian Thomaston

      Yes, and the soundcards in their mixers sound great, so this should too.

    • CUSP


    • RogueMURICAN

      Denon products are built like tanks. Check out their controllers. They are actually too well built and are usually pretty heavy for their sizes.

  • D.j. Johnnyseriuss

    at $299!!! woa thats a steal!

  • D.j. Johnnyseriuss

    watch out rane dedicated serato dj sound cards woAAA!!!