Denon DJ Engine Prime update could add Traktor collections
Denon DJ have a reputation for pushing the envelope and seem to be leading the pack with exciting new features, the latest relating to their Engine Prime software.
This time the team at Denon DJ have hinted at a particularly awesome new feature specifically for Native Instruments Traktor users.
Not long ago they posted a cryptic photo on their Facebook page, it showed the Denon Engine Prime interface with something new added – a new browser category with the Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2 logo, and below it a series of Traktor collections and playlists.
The caption reads “Coming soon… Your TRAKTOR Collection + Prime = ?”
This is a bold step for an industry that’s becoming increasingly “closed-off” with regards to cross-company software and hardware integration. Having to purchase and learn a new piece of software just to get full-functionality out of a piece of expensive hardware just seems counter-productive, and hopefully more brands jump on the bandwagon here!
It’s safe to deduce that there’s an update on the way for Denon’s Engine Prime software; when it will be available is still up in the air – one wonders though, what other exciting features are to be expected?
Denon DJ SC5000 to get Traktor HID compatibility?
After Native Instruments discontinued a couple of their higher-end controllers, will Denon DJ take this opportunity to push the SC5000 to full Traktor HID compatibility? NI does seem to be introducing HID compatibility to a much wider range of mixers and controllers, like we saw with their recent collaboration with Allen & Heath.
As I mentioned, these are still largely speculative – Denon DJ and Native Instrument remain silent on all the new features, however if we do see these features it will definitely launch Engine Prime and the SC5000 into the scopes of a much larger user-base.
DJ Forums all around the internet are buzzing with feature requests for the new update, I hope Denon DJ takes a large portion of these into account – as there are some legitimate requests from professionals all across the industry and this could definitely boost the use of Engine Prime and by extension their media players.