â€” New USB MIDI Sub-Controller, compatible with Seratoâ„¢ Scratch Live, makes it extremely easy for DJs to use their computers for performance in live or studio settings â€”
ITASCA, IL, December 16, 2009 â€” Following closely on the heels of its recent preview to the market, Denon DJ, a leading manufacturer of reliable, premium-grade DJ equipment, is now shipping the DN-HC1000S USB MIDI Sub-Controller, compatible with Seratoâ„¢ Scratch Live (developed by Serato Audio Research), which enhances a digital music library with a number of unique tools and performance features for DJs.
Controlling essential features via mouse or laptop keyboard can often be a challenge, especially considering the focused work environment. The DN-HC1000S, however, is designed to directly interface with Serato Scratch Live, todayâ€™s most
popular DJ software program. The DN-HC1000S offers simple plug â€˜n play operation via self powered USB connectivity, and it replaces the computer keyboard for DVS systems with a set of dedicated controls, including track select and fast search, SHIFT/CLR button, five â€œhot startâ€? and three sampler buttons, auto loop, Loop IN-OUT with Exit/Reloop, history and a TAP button.
Key features of the DN-HC1000S include:
â€“ Serato-approved USB MIDI Sub-Controller for Serato Scratch Live
â€“ Simple USB plug-and-play Connection (USB MIDI / Bus power)
â€“ Dedicated tactile controls to replace computer keyboard shortcuts
â€“ High-quality steel cabinet with rugged rubber keys
â€“ File Select knob and buttons with back-forward action keys
â€“ Track Select and Fast Search buttons
â€“ SHIFT/CLR Button
â€“ 5 Cue Point and 3 Sampler Player buttons
â€“ Auto Loop button with Loop Cut knob & Roll
â€“ Loop IN/OUT button with Exit/Reloop
â€“ File, Browse, History and Prepare keys
â€“ Tap button
â€“ MIDI mappable for other DJ software systems
â€“ Unit measures 9.8â€? width x 3.4â€? depth, and weighs under 3 lbs.
About Serato Scratch Live:
Serato Scratch Live lightened the load for the professional traveling DJ. Heavy crates of records can be exchanged into a huge library of music that can be easily transported on a computer hard drive.
Scratch Live software has an array of unique tools and performance features:
â€“ Beat extraction
â€“ Real-time tempo metering
â€“ Unique color waveforms for easy identification of sound
â€“ Multiple Cue and Loop points per track
â€“ Capability to record directly from a microphone
â€“ Ability to archive usersâ€™ music collections
â€“ No-charge upgrades that constantly add new features and improvements
For more information, please visit www.denondj.com.