Stream even more content straight onto the Denon Prime Players with update V1.5
Denon DJ has today released a significant update to their standalone range of DJ players, V1.5. The onboard operating system, Engine OS, is now capable of streaming from the popular Soundcloud Go+ and Beatport Link services. On top of this, the new BPM analysis first seen in Engine Prime V1.5.0 is now also available on the standalone devices, meaning more accurate and reliable beat gridding. Finally, user interface upgrades bring faster music source switching and new microphone capabilities.
SoundCloud Go+ Streaming Service
SoundCloud, the world’s largest open audio platform, brings a unique experience to Engine OS standalone devices, offering the ability to instantly stream and mix SoundCloud’s one-of-a-kind catalogue of over 200 million tracks without the need of a computer. Using a SoundCloud Go+ subscription, DJs can access their entire SoundCloud library, including their tracks and playlists, and liked playlists, albums and tracks from SoundCloud’s community of over 25 million creators.
SoundCloud Go+ offers both regular (128kb/s MP3) and high quality (256kb/s AAC) playback options. As with all streaming services, performance data such as BPM, Key, Hot Cues, and Loops are saved to the DJ’s source drive and instantly recalled the next time the track is loaded. For more info on SoundCloud Go+ visit: https://checkout.soundcloud.com/go
Beatport LINK Streaming Service
Widely known as the ‘go-to’ source for electronic dance music, Beatport LINK gives DJs access to over nine million high-quality tracks directly from the hardware – no computer required. Once logged in, users can browse Top 100 playlists, latest tracks by genre, user playlists and Beatport curated playlists. Beatport LINK provides Engine OS BPM and Key information directly, which means that users can see vital track information in the list view when browsing and searching for tracks without having to load/analyze first.
Beatport LINK offers both optimized (128kb/s AAC) and advanced (256kb/s AAC) playback options. As with all streaming services, performance data such as BPM, Key, Hot Cues, and Loops are saved to the DJ’s source drive and instantly recalled the next time the track is loaded. For more info on Beatport LINK visit: https://link.beatport.com
Note: Beatport Offline Locker support & Beatsource LINK service will come in future updates.
New BPM Detection Algorithm
Built from the ground up, Engine OS 1.5 features a brand-new BPM detection algorithm. The new analysis process is lightning fast and provides highly accurate results. When analyzing music on Engine OS devices, users will find both BPM and beat grid downbeat placement are far more precise than previous versions. Engine OS enabled devices are still the only standalone DJ hardware on the market that offer onboard file analysis.
Note: Tracks will need to be analyzed for the first time on a device running Engine OS v1.5 or re-analyzed in Engine PRIME v1.5 to utilize the new BPM and downbeat algorithm.
Quick Source Menu
Switching between music sources has never been easier, thanks to the new Quick Source Menu. A user can now enable any subscribed streaming service (TIDAL, SoundCloud Go+, Beatport LINK), connect multiple media devices and easily mix music between the sources in a single session. The Quick Source Menu is accessible from both the horizontal waveform performance and library view on all Engine OS devices.
Other notable improvements
- Control Microphone Gate Threshold level on PRIME 4
- Ability to record microphones on PRIME 4, PRIME 2 and PRIME GO
- Disable crossfader on PRIME GO
- Added Split Cue functionality and the ability to swap Split Cue channels on PRIME GO