I see there is already a request (or 2 or 100) for Manual BPM entry on SC5000 and SC5000M and Prime 4. So this post isn’t a request.
I don’t see what the problem is for implementing this. I can see that all the serato compatibility took up lots of staff time for the last few months but all that did nothing for the most of the DJs who bought prime and are buying prime to get away from laptops and all the headaches that they bring, like new operating systems breaking working setups, drivers, incompatibility on OS etc
How can it take more than a day to add manual bpm input ??? How ?!
I can program in several languages and I see it this way:
BPM on the Primes will be stored at a variable - let’s call it “B”. When we load an analysed track then the player fills variable “B” in the player with whatever bpm is in the analysis that was loaded with the track. The number stored in “B” is also the variable that all the beat fx, beatgrid, loops, slicers, rolls etc work their timings from.
If our DJ ears disagree with the bpm that engine or the player guessed then we would press the BPM number (128.5) on the display (near top right of screen, near Key info display).
Pressing that bpm number on screen would bring up a dialog box with a calculator style keypad and a single line of numeric display. We then type on the touch screen the bpm we want to set the track as, like 1 2 4 . 5 and press enter/ok
The dialog box disappears and the bpm display which used to say 128.5 now says 124.5 and that number is loaded into the variable called “B” benefiting all the fx, loops, beatgrids etc.
I know that getting Auto bpm and beatgrid analysis isn’t anywhere near this easy. But manual bpm entry is surely just a few lines of code, popping up a dialogue box, allowing a valid entry, and replacing the stored bpm with the newly entered one. Ok you might wanna stop people from typing anything stupid into the bpm entry like numbers under 50 or numbers over 600 (or over 260, if we ignore the freaky speed-trance-trap-just-a-phase ultra high doubled bpm sub genres lol)
Manual bpm entry in a week or two please ? I bet you could code this in under an hour now that serato has stopped taking up your attention.