Denon mc6000 or mc7000?

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Denon mc6000 or mc7000?

Postby xPloited » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:24 pm

I'm planning to buy a 4 channel controller for Mixxx. On the table of supported hardware there is Denon mc 6000 but I'm considering mc 7000. Anyone knows if it will be not so hard to map that one on Mixxx? Is the soundcard included compatible with Linux/Mixxx?

If it suitable I will go for that one but It will be sad if is a no go because my plan is to use it exclusive with Linux/Mixxx.

Is there another 4 channel controller suitable for Mixxx?

Thank you all!

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Re: Denon mc6000 or mc7000?

Postby Be. » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:56 pm

There is no macOS driver for the MC7000, so I am presuming it is USB class compliant and would work with Linux. I can't guarantee that without anyone having tested it though. It would be some work to map the MC7000. If you have prior programming experience, you may be able to do it in a week or two.

Another 4 deck controller with a Mixxx mapping is the NI Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk2. If jog wheels are not important for you, the Allen & Heath Xone K2 is another option.
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Re: Denon mc6000 or mc7000?

Postby OsZ » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:10 am

I am in the same position - looking for the MC7000 now. I am afraid to buy because of my non-existing skills in scripting. My plan is to go to MusicStore next week with my Laptop and check if the sound card of the MC7000 is supported by Linux and as well if Midi signals are sent similar to what I see about my MC4000 controller using < amidi -d > on console.

I already send requests to Denon for the Midi signal specification but they just didn't reply. The MC4000 user manual does list the signals but the MC7000 user manual does not.

@ xPloited - did you already decided about the MC6000 or MC7000 or any other controller, e.g. the suggested by Be, and what is your experience?
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Re: Denon mc6000 or mc7000?

Postby OsZ » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:24 pm

Hey guys - just to round up the picture as I have been at MusicStore today....
The MC7000 was not detected as USB soundcard using Kernel: 4.15.0-72-generic #81~16.04.1-Ubuntu.

'lsusb'
did find the device but I didn't mess around with Kernel parameters to find workarounds at the store.

'amidi -p hw:1,0,0 -d'
gave me reasonable MIDI signals from this controller, so mapping it should not be an issue.
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Re: Denon mc6000 or mc7000?

Postby Be. » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:01 pm

OsZ wrote:Hey guys - just to round up the picture as I have been at MusicStore today....
The MC7000 was not detected as USB soundcard using Kernel: 4.15.0-72-generic #81~16.04.1-Ubuntu.


How did you determine this? Did it show up in the output of "aplay -l"?
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Re: Denon mc6000 or mc7000?

Postby OsZ » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:13 pm

Well, 'aplay -l' showed a device, same as 'lsusb' but in fact I could not select it as System audio device nor as an audio output in Jack or MIXXX . I tried with both USB Inputs at the controller. Possibly with some hacks you would get it to work but as stated before the system does not detect it as available soundcard . The MC4000 or Zoom UAC-2 that I have usually attached at home it is working just as you plug it in.
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Re: Denon mc6000 or mc7000?

Postby Be. » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:33 pm

Maybe PulseAudio was preventing the device from showing up to JACK or Mixxx? Did you try killing PulseAudio after plugging it in? If it was detected in "aplay -l", it should work.
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Re: Denon mc6000 or mc7000?

Postby OsZ » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:39 am

Be. wrote:Maybe PulseAudio was preventing the device from showing up ...


Good point - did not think about and try that. Any other useful advice before I go and test again? Thanks a lot and have a good Sunday!
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Re: Denon mc6000 or mc7000?

Postby Be. » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:22 am

PulseAudio is set to automatically respawn by default on most distros. If you are running Mixxx from a shell, run it with "pavususpender mixxx" to pause PulseAudio while Mixxx is running (the Mixxx launcher icon does this automatically). You may also consider seeing if it shows up as a device you can select in pavumeter.

It may be helpful if you get the output of "lsusb -v" for the device and post it here.
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Re: Denon mc6000 or mc7000?

Postby tapir » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:08 am

I have never needed
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. USB audio devices are listed in Mixxx even while PulseAudio is running and connected to another audio device.
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