Denon DJ have announced a new DJ mixer called the X1850. The four-channel mixer is an update to their X1800 Prime that was the flagship of their award-winning Prime range. The X1850 features four dedicated filter knobs, as well as a Sweep FX option per channel, with Dub Echo, Noise, Wash Out and Gate. There's an updated OLED screen, with 16 effects that use an FX frequency knob to assign the FX to a specific frequency range only.
There's an updated quantise option on the X1850 that ensures the LFO modulation is in line with the beatgrid on the Prime player and while the touch strip was present on the previous version of the X Prime mixer, the 1850 adds a 3/4 timing option. The coloured cue buttons align with the jog wheel colour of whichever deck is plugged in to each channel to make it clearer what channel is playing from what deck.
There's a new MIDI Out DIN port to help sync external hardware with the Prime range, with two USB ports to connect the mixer to a laptop running Serato DJ Pro and the X1850 can be used a five-channel audio interface. Round back there's the usual line and phonos ins for each channel, as well as a five-port Ethernet hub to get up to four devices and a computer talking to each other. There's a master out over unbalanced RCA and balanced over XLR and a send and return for external hardware FX.
The mixer costs $1,099.
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