Denon MC7000

The Denon MC7000 is a professional DJ controller which has got 4-channel capability and dual USB connections. These two USB audio interfaces enable two DJs to play together. This controller includes Denon’s high build quality and superior 24-bit audio reproduction, makes this suited to both mobile and club DJs.

Nouveau dans la version 2.2.4.

Modifié dans la version 2.3.0: Fixed a vinyl mode bug on deck 4 and added new features, like library sorting, searching through track with jog wheel, ejecting track from deck, waveform zoom, fixed loops and an experimental beat counter (slicer-like) and improved parameter and censor/reverse/spinback button mappings.

Modifié dans la version 2.3.1: Some improvements for slip mode, sampler play and rate range toggle. Added browsing through library using jog wheel.

Compatibility

  • Mac users should be just fine connecting the MC7000 and go.

  • Windows users need to install the latest Windows Driver from Denon Download Site.

  • Linux users need a minimum LTS Kernel version 4.19.105 or 5.4.21. All Kernels 5.6.x and following are supporting the device out-of-the-box.

Mapping

Denon MC7000 (schematic view)

Denon MC7000 (schematic view)

This controller is made for Serato DJ and most of the mapping is made for Mixxx accordingly. Anyhow, there are several differences for functions not matching the Serato mapping. If you have any wishes to improve the mapping, then please discuss it in the Denon MC7000 Mapping thread.

User Variables

User variables can be set to suit individual needs inside the Denon-MC7000-scripts.js mapping file:

  • MC7000.experimental activate experimental beat count feature (default: false)

  • MC7000.needleSearchPlay activate NEEDLE DROP sensor while a track is playing (default: false)

  • MC7000.prevSamplerStop set to single play samplers (default: true)

  • MC7000.rateRanges set the available Pitch Fader ranges (default: 4, 6, 8, 10, 16, 24, 50, 90)

  • MC7000.modeSingleLED set single LED on or off (default: 1). Can be toggled with SHIFT + Deck

  • MC7000.VinylModeOn set the Vinyl Mode on or off at Mixxx start which also triggers the Platter Ring LED function (default: 1)

  • MC7000.scratchParams set Scratch Parameters (default: 33+1/3, 1/10, 1/10/32)

  • MC7000.jogSensitivity set the Jog Sensitivity (default: 1)

Mixer Section

No.

Control

Function

1

Input Selector Switch

Set to the desired audio source for this channel.

LINE/PHONO will disable the corresponding Deck (switches off all LEDs and the controller will not send MIDI signals to control Mixxx). This allows the mixer to use an external source.

USB will turn the corresponding Deck on and allows to control Mixxx via USB connection.

2

USB1 / USB2

Press to select whether the deck is controlling the computer connected to USB Port 1 or USB Port 2. If only one USB Port is connected the controller activates this automatically.

3

LEVEL

Turn to adjust the level of the pre-fader, pre-EQ audio signal for the channel.

4

Channel Level Meters

Display the audio signal level of the channel as in Mixxx GUI.

5

Channel EQ

Turn to boost or cut the HI, MID and LOW frequencies for the channel.

6

FILTER

Turn this knob to adjust the filter applied to the channel. Turn the knob counterclockwise to apply a low-pass filter. Turn the knob clockwise to apply a high-pass Filter.

7

CUE

Press to send the channel’s pre-fader signal to the headphones’ cue channel.

8

Channel fader

Use to adjust the channel’s volume level.

9

Crossfader Assign

Routes the audio playing on the corresponding channel to either side of the crossfader (A or B), or bypasses the crossfader and sends the audio directly to the program mix (THRU).

10

Crossfader

Use this crossfader to mix between the left and right decks.

12

SAMPLER LEVEL

Turn this knob to adjust the volume level of the software’s sampler. If the volume is set to 0 then the Sampler banks are hidden, otherwise shown.

13

Master Level Meters

These LEDs show the Master Audio signal.

14

MASTER LEVEL

Turn to adjust the volume level of the master outputs.

15

BOOTH LEVEL

Turn to adjust the volume level of the booth outputs.

20

PHONES LEVEL

Turn to adjust the volume level of the headphones.

21

PHONES MIX

Adjusts the software’s audio output to the headphones, mixing between the cue output and the master mix output.

22

SPLIT

Press to switch Headphone “split” mode. When this switch is lit, the headphone audio will be “split” such that all channels sent to cue channel are summed to mono and sent to the left headphone channel and the master mix is summed to mono and sent to the right channel. When the switch is unlit, the cue channel and master mix will be “blended” together.

59

X FADER CONTOUR

Turn to adjust the slope of the crossfader curve, to the left for a smooth fade (mixing) or to the right for a sharp cut (scratching.

Note

The Input source selection, Master Level Meters, USB1 / USB2, MASTER LEVEL, BOOTH LEVEL, PHONES LEVEL, PHONES MIX and SPLIT are handled by the controller. The status of Mixxx will not be changed.

Microphone Section

No.

Control

Function

16

MIC ON/OFF

Press to activate/deactivate the microphones.

17

MIC LEVEL

Turn to adjust the volume levels of the corresponding microphone inputs.

18

MIC 1 HI/MIC 1 LOW (left deck)

Turn to boost or cut the high or low frequencies for Microphone 1.

18

MIC 2 TONE (right deck)

Turn to adjust the tone (high-low) for Microphone 2.

18

ECHO MIC 1&2 (right deck)

Turn to adjust the amount of the echo effect for both Microphones.

19

TALKOVER MIC 1&2 (left deck)

Press to use the “talkover” feature, which automatically reduces the volume level of the master mix when you speak into the microphones.

19

SHIFT + TALKOVER MIC 1&2 (left deck)

Press to activate/deactivate the “Post” feature. When on, the microphones signal will be sent to the Booth Outputs. When off, the microphones signal will not be routed to the Booth Outputs.

19

ECHO MIC 1&2 (right deck)

Press this button to activate or deactivate the echo effect on the microphones’ audio signal.

Note

All functions are handled by the controller in hardware. The status of Mixxx will not be changed.

FX Section

No.

Control

Function

11

FX ASSIGN

Press assign FX 1 and/or FX 2 to the corresponding channel.

55

FX ON

Press to turn the corresponding effect on or off.

55

SHIFT + FX ON

Press to select an effect from the list that was enabled in the Mixxx Preferences FX section.

56

FX 1, FX 2, FX 3

Turn to adjust the level of the corresponding effect. The FX ON button under the knob must be lit for this knob to function.

57

FX BEATS

Turn to adjust the Wet/Dry rate of the effects.

58

FX TAP

Press to activate effects for the Master output. This can be overlapped with Channel Effects.

58

SHIFT + FX TAP

Press to activate effects for headphones cue.

Library Section

No.

Control

Function

48

SELECT/LOAD

Turn to navigate through lists. Press the left side button to load a track into the active Deck (1 or 3), press the right side button to load a track into the active Deck (2 or 4).

When you keep the knob pressed down longer than 0,5 sec an actual loaded track will be ejected from the deck upon release of the knob.

48

SHIFT + SELECT/LOAD

Turn to browse quickly through the tracks in the library or push the knob to open folders on the left side of the library.

49

SORT

Press and hold to activate sort functions.

50

BACK

Press to switch between right and left side of the library.

50

SHIFT + BACK

Press to move through frames inside the GUI.

50

SORT + BACK

Press to sort the tracks by Beats Per Minute.

51

L.PREP

Press to load the currently selected track to the Preview Deck.

51

SHIFT + L.PREP

Press to start and stop playing the track in Preview Deck.

51

SORT + L.PREP

Press to sort the tracks by their Key.

52

FILES

Press to maximize the library. Press this button again to exit maximized library.

While the library is maximized you can use the jog wheel to navigate quickly through lists.

52

SORT + FILES

Press to sort the tracks by Artist.

53

PANEL

Press to open and close the FX panel inside the GUI.

53

SORT + PANEL

Press to sort the tracks by Title.

Deck Section

No.

Control

Function

23

DECK

Selects which deck in the software is controlled by that hardware deck. The left deck can control Deck 1 or 3; the right deck can control Deck 1 or 4.

23

SHIFT + DECK

Press to switch Platter Ring LED Mode. Refer to the LEDs section for details.

24

SHIFT

Press and hold this button to access secondary functions of other controls.

25

SYNC

Press to automatically match the corresponding deck’s tempo with the tempo and phase of the opposite deck. Press again to deactivate Sync. Hold this button down for one sec to permanently match the tempo.

26

CUE

If a cue point is not set then press this button to set it at the current track position.

During playback, press this button to return the track to the cue point.

If the deck is paused, press and hold this button to play the track from the cue point. Release the button to return the track to the cue point and pause it. To continue playback without returning to the cue point, press and hold this button and then press the PLAY button, afterwards release cue button.

26

SHIFT + CUE

Press to return to the start of the track.

27

PLAY / PAUSE

Press to pause or resume playback.

27

SHIFT + PLAY / PAUSE

Press to stutter play the track from the last set cue point.

28

Jog Wheel

Controls the audio playhead when the wheel is touched and moved.

When the VINYL button is lit, move the platter to “scratch” the track as you would with a vinyl record.

When the VINYL button is unlit (or if you are touching only the side of the platter), move the platter to temporarily adjust the track’s speed.

If the library is maximized (use FILES button) turning the jog wheel will scroll the current table view (currently playing track is not affected). Be careful though: after exiting the maximized library view the jog wheel will immediately return to jog or scratch mode.

28

SHIFT + Jog Wheel

Navigates quickly through the track. This only applies if touching the side of the platter or with VINYL deactivated.

29

STOP TIME

Controls the rate at which the track slows to a complete stop (“brake time”) during backspin. This also affects how quickly the track starts after a backspin (“Soft Start”).

30

VINYL

Press to activate/deactivate a “vinyl mode” for the platter. When activated, you can use the platter to “scratch” the track as you would with a vinyl record.

31

Pitch Fader

Move to adjust the speed (pitch) of the track.

32

PITCH BEND –/+

Press to momentarily reduce or increase the speed of the track.

32

SHIFT + PITCH BEND –/+

Press to set the Pitch Fader range. You may adjust the steps in JavaScript file

33

KEY LOCK

Press to activate/deactivate Key Lock. When Key Lock is activated, the track’s key will remain the same even if you adjust its speed.

33

SHIFT + KEY LOCK

Press to automatically match the corresponding deck’s key with the key of the opposite deck.

34

KEY SELECT/RESET

Turn to raise or lower the key of the track. Press to reset the track’s key to its original key.

34

SHIFT + KEY SELECT/RESET

Turn to zoom in and out the waveform or push the knob to reset the Waveform zoom to the level set in preferences.

35

Performance Pads

refer to the Performance Pads section for details.

40

AUTO LOOP

Press to create an auto-loop with the length set with loop length. You may change the length of beats by using the X1/2 or X2 buttons.

40

SHIFT + AUTO LOOP

Press to toggle the current loop on or off. If the loop is ahead of the current play position, the track will keep playing normally until it reaches the loop.

41

X1/2

Press to halve the length of the current loop.

41

SHIFT + X1/2

Press to create a loop in point at the current Location.

42

X2

Press to double the length of the current loop.

42

SHIFT + X2

Press to create a loop out point at the current Location.

43

</> PARAM 1 2

Press to add/remove rating stars to the loaded track.

43

SHIFT + </> PARAM 1 2

Press to change the track color in the library.

44

SLIP

Press to enable or disable Slip Mode. In Slip Mode, you can jump to cue points, trigger loops or use the platters, while the track’s timeline continues. In other words, when you deactivate Slip Mode, the track will resume normal playback from where it would have been if you had never done anything (i.e., as if the track had been playing forward the whole time).

After scratch, hot cue play, reverse play and backspin the slip mode releases itself so the timeline of the track jumps back to original position after the action is done. Slip mode reactivates itself after 50ms so you can continue with more actions in slip mode almost immediately after.

45

CENSOR

Press and hold this button to play the track in REVERSE. When releasing the button, the track immediately starts playing from it’s momentary position.

If SLIP was active then after releasing the CENSOR button the track continues as it had been playing forward the whole time (CENSOR). Slip mode stays enabled so you can continue with more actions in slip mode.

45

SHIFT + CENSOR

Press to activate a backspin with the length set by the STOP TIME knob.

If SLIP was active then after releasing the CENSOR button the track continues as it had been playing forward the whole time. Slip mode stays enabled so you can continue with more actions in slip mode.

46

BEAT GRID ADJUST

Press to adjust the Beat Grid to the current play position.

46

SHIFT + BEAT GRID ADJUST

Press to activate Quantize mode.

47

BEAT GRID SLIDE

Press to adjust the Beat Grid to another playing track.

54

NEEDLE DROP

Place your finger on a point along this sensor to jump to that point in the track (strip represents entire track).

54

SHIFT + NEEDLE DROP

Press to jump to a position while a track is currently playing.

Indication

The jog sensitivity and scratch parameters (28), the default vinyl mode (30), the pitch fader ranges (32) as well as the needle drop activity (54) can be set by modifying the variables inside the JavaScript file accordingly.

Note

Use SHIFT + CENSOR for a backspin while SLIP is active. Backspin using the platter is only possible while SLIP is disabled.

Performance Pads

Mode Selection

No.

Control

Function

35

Performance Pads

Press to perform action with one of those buttons.

36

CUE

Press to switch to “Hot Cue” mode.

37

ROLL

Press to switch to “Roll” mode.

37

SAVED LOOP

Press ROLL one more time to get into “Fixed Loop” mode.

38

SLICER

Press to switch to “Beatjump” mode.

39

SAMPLER

Press to switch to “Sampler” mode.

Hot Cue Mode (blue LED)

8 Hot Cue positions can be defined in this mode.

Press one of the pad buttons to set or play a Hot Cue.
Use SHIFT + pad button to delete an existing Hot Cue.
If SLIP is active then press and hold a pad button to play from the Hot Cue position. After releasing the Hot Cue button the track continues as it had been playing forward the whole time. Slip mode stays enabled so you can continue with more actions in slip mode.
Denon MC7000 CUE Mode

Roll Mode (turquoise LED)

This mode lets you repeat a number of beats while keep pushing a pad button down.
The SLIP function remains active so that the track continues at the position where it had been playing forward the whole time.
Denon MC7000 ROLL Mode

Fixed Loop Mode (yellow LED)

This mode lets you set a dedicated loop from current position.
Another push on the pad button will turn the loop off.
Denon MC7000 FIXED LOOP Mode

Beatjump Mode (red LED)

This mode lets you jump a number of beats while pushing a pad button once.

Denon MC7000 BEATJUMP Mode
Press and hold « SHIFT » and then push a pad button to jump even more beats.
16, 32, 64 and 128 forward on the upper row and backwards on the lower row.

Indication

If experimental features were set to true in the JavaScript file then the pad LEDs counting the beat after the main CUE point.

Sampler Mode (pink LED)

8 samplers can be triggered from either Deck.

Add samplers to the sampler bank pushing a pad button.
If a sampler is loaded, then another push on the pad button will play the sampler from its Cue point.
Push the pad button again while playing will replay the sampler from Cue point.
When a sampler is started while another one is still playing, then the initial sampler stops and only the newly triggered sampler plays (single play).

Use SHIFT + pad button to stop a sampler while playing or eject a sampler when stopped.

Denon MC7000 SAMPLER Mode

Indication

To use default Mixxx behaviour and allow playing multiple samplers at the same time you can set the user variable MC7000.prevSamplerStop inside the JavaScript file to false.

LEDs

The Channel Volume Meters matches to the ones shown in Mixxx GUI. Only when clipping the red LED illuminates.

The Master Volume Meter is not correlated to Mixxx GUI as the controller handles that in Hardware.

Button LEDs are fully mapped for the first function. As you press and hold SHIFT then the secondary functions have only got some flashing LEDs mapped, e.g. TAP and KEY SYNC, when activated.

Press SHIFT + Deck to switch Platter Ring LED Mode.

  • Mode 0 - Single “off” LED chase (all other LEDs are “on”)

  • Mode 1 - Single “on” LED chase (all other LEDs are “off”)

Indication

The default mode can be set to 0 or 1 inside the JavaScript file.

Platter Ring LEDs are correlated with the VINYL button.

  • If vinyl mode is enabled, the LED imitates a turntable platter spinning at 33.3 rpm.

  • If vinyl mode is disabled, the current track position is indicated by the Platter LEDs starting at the top.

Note

The Platter Ring LEDs are not moving while the track position is “negative”. That means if the position is before the track starts then the position LED keeps staying at most up position.

Known Issues

  • Some Performance Pad modes are not available (Cue Loop, Flip, Slicer Loop, Velocity Sampler, Pitch).

  • The Effect Units don’t use Mixxx” Standard Effects Mapping