This article is written by Digital Dj Tips
As long predicted, the days of walking up to DJ gear and logging in instead of plugging in are here! As of this summer, DJs using Denon DJ’s standalone gear will be able to spin solely from streaming service accounts if they wish.
Today we’ve got the full news story, Denon’s promo video, and a recording of our live show broadcast within 60 minutes of the announcement answering all your questions about this. Here it all is…
The news in full
Denon DJ today announced that its Prime 4 system, alongside its SC5000 and SC5000M Prime media players, will work with TIDAL, Beatport LINK, Beatsource LINK, and SoundCloud, giving DJs access to hundreds of millions of tracks direct from these services on their standalone devices, without the need for a laptop or any other external hardware.
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Not only will streaming work without external hardware, but DJs won’t even need a wired internet connection. Although the units will work with Ethernet directly wired to any internet-enabled router, it turns out that Denon DJ has built WiFi into all these units from the off.
This news also means that all buyers of this hardware right from the beginning will be able to take advantage of this, via a firmware upgrade.
The partners
Denon DJ has announced the following partners:
SoundCloud – Subscribers to SoundCloud Go+ will be able to instantly stream and mix SoundCloud’s catalogue of more than 200 million tracks from over 20 million creators
Beatport LINK & Beatsource LINK – Beatport’s new LINK technology, a development of the Pulselocker streaming service that the company bought last year, will enable an offline storage mode for public performance of tracks from both the Beatport (electronic) and Beatsource (open format/urban) catalogues, at $40/month for 50 tracks and $60/month for 100 tracks*
TIDAL – the most “mainstream” of the services announced, TIDAL is also notable for being currently available in Serato, too
Tracks will buffer in memory meaning once loaded to a deck they can be safely played without the internet, and it will be possible to add hot cues and loop points to streamed tracks, although we couldn’t confirm whether these will be saved for future use. Search will be available direct from the hardware screens.
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