Denon DJ Releases Engine 1.1 Update
Denon DJ today (22nd January) announced that it has introduced Engine Prime v1.1, the latest version of its proprietary music analysis and librarian software. Delivering extensive new features, Engine Prime v1.1 adds more power and flexibility for DJs to manage their digital music collection, integrating improved iTunes folder management, improved library search capability and performance enhancements too.

A multitude of improvements add to this major update for Denon DJ’s Engine Prime application. Loops and cue points can now be added while a track is still being analysed and search performance is now much quicker and more efficient, enabling DJs to search text within multiple fields at once. Meanwhile, DJs using iTunes as their core library application now have vastly improved visibility on their subfolders, plus their favoured iTunes playlists can now be dragged directly into the Engine playlist area. The new version also now supports a custom iTunes XML database location.

Selecting the next song to play is also made easier as Filters now highlight all shown related compatible keys and BPMs when selecting items in the lists. The new version also adds the ability to right click within a playlist and renumber the playlist based on the current playlist sorting, while the number of songs selected is now conveniently shown at the bottom of the screen.

The 1.1 update also adds a new ‘Job Monitor’ feature, accessible on the lower right corner of the application. This feature helps the scheduling of song packing to drives, adding tracks to collections, and other processes. Missing songs that could not be packed to a drive are now also listed in a ‘Missing Files’ crate.

“Engine Prime software is an integral component of Denon DJ’s Prime Series,” commented Ross Goodwin, Denon DJ Product Manager. “The new 1.1 version enables a higher degree of access and organization for music libraries, making the DJ’s time on the stage collected and creative.”

The new Engine Prime v1.1 software is available immediately as a free software download for all Prime Series (SC5000 and X1800) hardware users.

Published: 22 January 2018