Denon DN-HC4500

Denon DN-HC4500


This feature-packed professional PC/MAC compatible controller combines unmatched hardware performance with internal high-quality audio processing, offering low latency ASIO/OSX Core Audio support. The DN-HC4500 also offers the exclusive flexibility to control DENON’s optional BU4500 dual CD/MP3 player for simultaneous 4-player configuration and video crossfading when linked to a Denon X500 or X900 mixer.

Manufacturer's website: Denon Website

Specification / Features

  • Internal 24-bit processing and USB Audio.
  • BU4500 CD / MP3 Support.
  • Video crossfading with Denon X500/X900 mixer.
  • Multi-functional touch sensitive jog disc.
  • Vibrant tube display with 2-line character text support.
  • Highly responsive soft rubber buttons, switches and knobs.
  • High speed USB 2.0 interface.

  • Dimensions: 19.0 (w) x 5.2 (h) x 4.0 (d) inches.


Download and install the latest firmware from Denon Website

You may experience problems such as freezes or the LED's not working if the latest firmware is not installed.

Sound Setup (PC)

Outputs:External Mixer
Sound card(s):ASIO DriverDenon ASIO

Sound Setup (Mac)

First, configure the HC4500 sound card for 4 channel audio:

  • Open the Utilities folder inside your Applications folder.

  • Double-click on Audio MIDI Setup.

  • In the Properties for: drop-down, choose the HC4500.

  • In the [n]Audio Output section, choose 44100 Hz and 4ch-16 bit.

Next, set VirtualDJ's Sound Setup as follows:

Outputs:External Mixer
Sound card(s):4 out cardHC4500

How to enable video crossfading with the Denon X500 or X900 mixer

To enable X-control for video crossfading with the Denon X500 or X900 mixer, you will need to do the following:

  • Connect the X-control cable between the mixer and DN-HC4500 (This needs to be a normal stereo 3.5mm jack to 3.5mm jack cable.)

  • Hold down the MEMO button on the the HC4500 to enter its built-in preset mode.

  • Turn the parameter knob to choose X-CONT XFD

  • Press the parameter knob to edit.

  • Turn the parameter knob to change it to On.

  • Press the parameter knob to save.

  • Press MEMO to exit HC4500 preset mode.