(Press Release | Posted 2009-12-19)


ITASCA, IL, December 18, 2009 — Denon DJ, a leading manufacturer of quality DJ equipment, announces that it is now shipping the DN-HC5000 Serato™ ITCH Controller. This landmark digital DJ system works as an integrated software/hardware system designed to give DJs and Mobile Entertainers new kinds of control powered by two of the most influential companies in mobile entertainment today: Denon DJ and Serato. The DN-HC5000 is a rackmount digital DJ system developed specifically to work with Serato ITCH, an innovative software/hardware solution which lets users DJ music from their computer. Using this purpose-built ITCH hardware unit, the DN-HC5000 permits DJs to create a high performance portable music system that allows internal mixing and platter-style playback control. Utilizing Serato’s HIDI technology for superior speed, accuracy and communication between software and hardware components, the DN-HC5000 acts as a USB 2.0 MIDI controller, with Internal 24-bit processing & USB audio, compatible for use with both PC and Mac®. The included Serato ITCH software is easy to install and connects to the hardware controller using a single USB cable. Additionally, the DN-HC5000 hardware unit offers analog audio outputs for each deck so it can easily connect and configure to any mixer. The extensive features of the DN-HC5000 are intuitively accessed using 2 multi-functional touch sensitive jog discs, vibrant FL tube and text displays, and tactile rubber controls.

Additional features of the DN-HC5000 Serato ITCH Controller include:

– Integrated “one to one” hardware-to-software mapping for instant control and minimum setup time – Interoperability with Scratch Live crates, loops and cue points, and support for iTunes® – Clean and simple software user interface with emphasis on hardware controller to display information – Auto Tempo Matching and Beat Sync – Optimal Gain and BPM Calculation – Serato’s unique color waveforms for easy identification of sound – Set and store Cue-points – Manual and Auto Loop activation – Exclusive access to fresh promotional music with

The Denon DJ DN-HC5000 Serato ITCH Controller is currently available. For more information, please visit

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