Denon DJ has introduces a new 2-channel standalone unit, the Prime 2, which runs on Engine OS operating system.
The new unit builds on the Prime 4 with some added features from the new SC6000 player range that was recently announced.
New features include support for iTunes, previewing tracks directly from the browser without loading them onto any particular deck, Serato, , rekordbox and Traktor libraries and playlists, on-the-fly analysis for files stored on local media such as USBs and SD cards as well as the new streaming services added to the Engine OS.
Via the built-in WiFi and Ethernet internet port, users now also have the ability to stream directly from TiDAL and soon Beatport LINK, Soundcloud and Beatsource with more to come. Streaming files get downloaded and cached to the unit, with analysis starting as soon as the file is downloaded. Once analysed, the metadata info such as bpm, key and waveform display are stored to the local media.Cue points and edits made are also saved to the USB stick.
Tracks get cached one at a time, so when a new file is selected from TiDAL or any other streaming service, the file gets deleted and replaced by the following track however analysis information will still be there if you download it again.
Denon DJ’s Prime 2
Here are some more details of the new release:
- eight performance pads per deck
- 8.5-inch jog wheels with centre screen showing artwork, loop length and other info
- three different USB ports for media and SD card slot
- XLR outs for both booth and master
- two combi jack mic inputs with independent gain and two-band EQ control
- 2.5-inch SATA hard drive slot for larger hard drives.
- 7-inch colour touchscreen
- Screen settings allow for browsing and loading tracks, viewing waveforms and adjusting settings
- The styling of the Prime 2 is more in line with Prime 4, with the cue buttons and silver plastic rotary like the SC5000 still remain on the 2.
The Prime 2 retails for about US$1,399.