From left: D&M's Wendy Charak, Denon DJ's Neil Altneu, Public Enemy's DJ Johnny Juice, and Denon DJ's Silvio Zeppieri and Karl Gustafson
JAN. 4 I DENON DJ I EVENT
Public Enemy DJ Unveils Denon Mixer
Public Enemy's DJ Johnny Juice blasted his mixes through Sky nightclub in Oak Brook, Ill., on Dec. 1, 2010, kicking off the release of Denon DJ's DN-MC6000.
The professional digital mixer and controller, which sells for around $800, features four channels plus a MIDI interface and internal sound card. It has two balanced mic inputs and is optimized for Traktor and Virtual DJ users. According to Silvio Zeppieri, Denon DJ's brand manager, the unit also distinguishes itself as a "real mixer."
"So regardless of a computer connection, it's always a mixer," he said. "If something happens — a computer goes down, you lose your power supply — it's still a mixer. That's really one of the big features."
Sky attendees were invited to give the DN-MC6000 a test-drive. The three-hour event, which was streamed live online, also featured product giveaways by Denon DJ and Chicago radio station WBBM-FM, or B96.
"The DN-MC6000 is a fantastic piece of gear," said DJ Johnny Juice. "It has a great feel, and you can use it with any type of DJ software."