ENGINE OS – A purpose-built software platform that powers cutting-edge DJ hardware, expands workflow and performance creativity while enabling flexible music collection management directly from the hardware..
Engine DJ, a developer of cross-platform DJ software solutions, published today the availability of Engine OS v1.5. In addition to TIDAL, DJs can now access SoundCloud Go+ and Beatport LINK streaming services directly from the hardware. Engine OS v1.5 also adds a new extremely precise BPM detection algorithm, a new Quick Source Menu for faster music source switching, new microphone capabilities for Smart Consoles, as well as a number of additional usability improvements and stability enhancements.
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Version v1.5 Enhancements
- Ability to control Microphone Gate Threshold level (PRIME 4)
- Ability to record microphones (PRIME 4, PRIME 2, PRIME GO)
- Ability to disable crossfader (PRIME GO)
- Added Split Cue functionality and the ability to swap Split Cue channels (PRIME GO)
Engine OS v1.5 is available today for users as a free and recommended update.
SoundCloud Go+ Streaming Service
SoundCloud, known as the world’s largest and most diverse platform of digital music, brings a unique and personalized experience to Engine OS standalone devices without the need of a computer. Once activated, DJs can access their entire SoundCloud Library including their own tracks, created/liked playlists, albums, liked tracks, play history, followed artists as well as SoundCloud’s own curated playlists. SoundCloud Go+ includes 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+.
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 includes both optimised (128kb/s MP3) 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. (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 accurate than previous versions. Engine OS enabled devices are still the only standalone DJ hardware on the market that offer on-board 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 can be accessed from both the horizontal waveform performance and library view on all Engine OS devices.
About Engine DJ
Composed of cross-platform software solutions, Engine DJ offers intuitive desktop music library management and the most technologically advanced embedded software experience for standalone DJ hardware.
- Engine PRIME – A computer-based software that simplifies music collection management and media device preparation for Engine OS standalone devices.
- Engine OS – A hardware embedded standalone platform that expands workflow and performance creativity for both Engine PRIME prepared media devices and music streaming services.
About Denon DJ
With over a quarter-century of creating innovative, ground-breaking technology, Denon DJ (www.denondj.com) is committed to the betterment and growth of the creative DJ’s workflow. A prioritization to engage and interact with the global DJ community added to world-class customer support, shows Denon DJ further defining the future of professional DJ performance.