Denon DJ launches Engine 1.5 bringing a lot of new features like coloured waveforms, support for the new MCX8000, Serato DJ hotcue support..

Engine is to Denon DJ what Rekordbox is to Pioneer DJ, and now with version 1.5 Denon DJ is opening the door to a host of features that bring the software very much up to date.

Remarkably is the support for Serato DJ hotcues, meaning that you can import hotcues created in Serato DJ and then use them, for example, in standalone mode when playing with the MCX8000.

It looks like Denon DJ and Serato are more and more engaging into a tight partnership, not surprisingly since Inmusic, that took over Denon DJ in 2014, has very strong lies to the Serato DJ software. Think for example the deep integration with Serato DJ that some of the Numark products, like the Numark NV, have.

My guess is that since Pioneer DJ is moving away from Serato DJ more and more to promote their own DJ software Rekordbox DJ, there is room for Denon DJ to have a more strategic partnership with Serato. Who doesn’t want to see Denon to come back full force and challenge Pioneer DJ for dj world domination, resulting in better and more competitive products from both brands, and so ultimately benefiting DJs?

A few key features:

  • Import Serato DJ cue points into Engine utility software
  • Create and Analyze Music Database
  • Set cue points in advance
  • Organize all of your tags and music files
  • Brand new GUI with improved layout for optimized workflow

Engine Library Support:

  • iTunes 10, 11, 12
  • Serato DJ Hotcues

Supported Database Size:

  • Files: Up to 100,000 playable files
  • Crates: Up to 512 crates with 7 sub crate layers
  • Playlists: Up to 512

Supported Media:

  • WAV: 44.1kHz, 16bit/24bit Stereo
  • AIFF: 44.1kHz, 16bit/24bit Stereo
  • MP3: CBR/VBR 44.1kHz, Stereo 32kbps – 320 kbps
  • AAC: CBR/VBR 44.1kHz, Stereo 64kbps – 320 kbps

You can download your copy of Engine 1.5 right here.

 

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