The new four deck MIDI controller/mixer will occupy the same place in the market as NI's recently announced Kontrol S4.
The DN-MC6000 looks likely to be positioned as a sort of jack-of-all-trades option, meaning it will not be aimed squarely at digital DJs, but traditional—two turntables/CDJs—types as well. In addition to the standard jog wheels, pitch control, three-band EQ functions you might expect, the unit has crammed in a pretty substantial amount of features into its 19" rack-mountable frame including a video/audio control crossfader, eight hot cue/sampler buttons, on-board MIDI effect controls and sync function. It also comes bundled with Virtual DJ LE in the US, and Native Instruments' Traktor LE for Europe and Asia. With the NI last week announcing the arrival of their Traktor Kontrol S4 and Serato and Allen & Heath's Xone:DX finally dropping, it seems competition in the high end controller market is hotting up.
The DN-MC6000 will be available as of autumn 2010 with a suggested retail price of $949.99.