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Denon Engine DJ 4.0

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Version 4 of Denon Engine DJ gets new performance view and effects parameters plus bolstered search functions. Start your engines!

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Denon Engine DJ 4.0

Denon DJ is a real Cinderella story. While everyone was focused on Pioneer DJ/AlphaTheta and fancy rotary mixers, Denon DJ has been quietly building a reputation as a leading manufacturer of DJ gear. Now, following recent updates to DJ performance software platforms rekordbox and Serato, Denon follows suit with Denon Engine DJ 4.0.

What Is Denon Engine DJ?

Denon Engine DJ is the company’s proprietary DJ performance and library management software. There are two components, one for your computer and the other the OS for Denon DJ equipment like Prime 4+ and SC Live 2 and 4. You can also find it in a few Numark standalone DJ controllers. 

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What’s New in Denon Engine DJ 4.0?

Version number four of Engine DJ is all about consistency and clarity, bringing features and workflow in line across compatible devices. This includes new Performance View feature, improved library and search capabilities, additional effects parameters and stability and performance enhancements.

New Performance View

The first thing you’ll notice with Engine DJ 4.0 is the refreshed Performance View. This includes convenient custom view options in the Layout Manager, making its debut here. This allows you to view waveforms in horizontal or vertical orientations in deck combinations of two or four, resulting in over 100 different combinations plus the ability to save and recall up to three custom layouts. Album art is also now featured next to track names, essential for quick song identification.

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The update makes performance features consistent across all devices too, such as Beat Phase/Beat Keeper, Deck Swap and Trainspotter Mode for track privacy. It’s the modern-day equivalent of steaming off record labels.

Improved Library Layout and Search Bar

The best performance features in the world are useless if you can’t find your songs. With this in mind, Engine 4.0 improves its search functions with a new search bar. It allows you to swap between searching your full library or just your current playlist. The search bar’s position is also consistent across modes now.

Effects and Fixes

Denon’s engineers have also done some tinkering under the effects hood, adding amount sliders to Touch FX Filter Echo and Filter Dub Echo. Additionally, FX buttons now flash when engaged for visual feedback. There’s a Reset FX parameter to quickly snap all effects back to default while filter and noise sweep are now audible in the Pre-Fader Listen (PFL) mix.

Engine DJ 4.0 also includes a number of general improvements plus bug fixes for stability, including enhanced recording volume consistency across hardware units, improved Beatport/Beatsource search functionality and fixes for various bugs and performance issues.

Denon Engine DJ 4.0 is now available on the Engine DJ product site for free download. Most compatible devices should be able to download the update directly.

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One response to “Denon Engine DJ Revs Up to Version 4.0”

    Lilly says:
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    Very nice but we need a new Prime Go ! 😉

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