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The Denon DJ Prime 4 (Review)

If you are going to spend all your hard-earned cash on DJ equipment, you want to be absolutely sure that you are getting value for money. For all intents and purposes, you want to invest in high-quality DJ gear that will serve you well without costing you an arm and a leg. Fortunately, the Denon DJ Prime 4 certainly has all the bells and whistles that modern DJ needs. Not only is the Denon DJ Prime 4 currently the only four-channel standalone DJ unit in the market, but it also comes with excellent features, most of which are considered industry firsts, at a great price.

What to look forward to with the Denon DJ Prime

The 4-Channel Standalone

For a while now, there has been a demand for a 4-channel standalone DJ unit from DJs from all over the world. The Denon DJ Prime 4 is the first of its kind, with an ability to playback 4 independent digital audio channels, which are powered by the brand’s engine prime software. Although the Prime 4 primarily works with Engine Prime, it is expected that the Prime 4 will also be capable of Serato DJ Pro support in the future, which is great news for anyone looking for variety.

The screen

The Prime 4 comes with a massive 10-inch touchscreen that is not only fast and elegant but very responsive as well. The massive 10-inch tilt screen offers prime real estate for accurate controls and functions that allow you to do things such as:

  • Tap through playlists and crate collections
  • You can easily scroll up and down through your tracklists
  • You can also add filters so that you can refine your search results
  • The collection edit mode allows DJs to edit and create crates and playlists without having to add an external computer

Inputs

As far as inputs are concerned, the Prime 4 comes fitted with 2 dedicated XLR inputs that can be used for microphones with individual control. The new Prime 4 also has an SD media slot, 4 USB ports situated at the top and back, as well as a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay that is inbuilt that you can utilize for music storage directly into the DJ unit. During performances, sets can be recorded live using any preferable input source, which gives a lot of versatility to DJs.

The Performance pads

The Denon DJ Prime 4 comes with 8 performance pads that are located on each side. The performance pads are also standalone, which means that you will not need extra 3rd party DJ software as you may have become accustomed to.

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Written by Anthony Styles

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