Is it possible to tweak the FX section in Engine SC Live 4? The current effects are more of a joke option than something you can use in your mixes.
I’ve had several Pioneer products in my life, including
XDJ RX 2
and the effects sounded just right.
As you already model yourself on the competition, please improve the effects function.
Recently we had a big FX survey, so I guess, they are working on it.
But as a SC Live 4 user (and also Pioneer flagship setup) I don’t see any issues with effects on Live 4.
So far they sound good and definitely usable in the mix.
What specifically is the issue for you? As a Denon, Mastersounds, Serato and Pioneer owner of various units over the years, i dont hear a massive difference between the brands, all pretty much do similar.
The Prime unit i own has more scope for tweaking the effect over what ive had with Pioneer previously, as in it has both a parameter and wet/dry knob to adjust.
It says in the manual to press the time/parameter knob to switch between time control and parameter control. Try increasing the parameter level to make the effect stronger. I dont personally own an SC Live 4 so cant test myself.
If phaser sounds bad, perhaps its your beat grids that need adjusting, if im correct, phaser is the effect that cuts the track in and out in line with the beat? or it does something in line with the beat at least.
Although I still don’t know if something has been improved in version 2.4, the main flaw is that the effects are not quantized, that is, the echo or roll, for example, work well, but others, like autogate, do not have the effect in place correct, try to do an autogate effect in 1 beat, 1/2 and 1/4 and then go back to 1 beat, you will see how the synchronization is lost, you have to be very, very skillful to get it, and on other equipment (Pioneer will calls Trans) work correctly in time, could @denon improve this problem and make the effect applied for example 1 beat work with the grid? and not with the moment of pressing 1 beat, 1/2, 1/4… etc… I don’t know if I explained it correctly, I could make a video to clarify it better… regards