This is a serious question. I am not trolling by an means and I hope this gets the attention of someone at Denon. There is a very simple feature that would push the Prime 4 WAY above any Pioneer controller with a matter of a simple Firmware update. I’ve seen this request on the forum for YEARS and even contemplated taking my Prime 4 back because of it
The feature is simple: Adjust the BPM in the Prime 4. Can someone please tell me why this is so difficult to do? Is it a hardware limitation? This could very easily be accomplished with a simple button in settings to “ignore ID3 tag for BPM”. The problem is that a lot of ID3 tags on Beatport are incorrect but there is no way to bypass this in the Prime 4. The only solution is to download the track, put it in Engine, and then put it on a USB.
That’s step 1. Step 2 is to simply adjust the BPM manually. A tap feature would be nice or at least program the BPM in on the touch screen. It’s so painfully simple that it’s infuriating.
You have a GREAT product! Blows Pioneer out of the water! Stand alone, 4 decks, a multitude of effects, even installing a freaking HARD DRIVE! So why can’t this very simple update be added to the firmware?
I do a weekly DJ set (as many of you probably do). Often I will tell my audience “pick a genre” then just go through beatport and mix tracks on the fly. For a live performance, of course I wouldn’t rely on streaming my music into the player but for online streaming… it’s essential. I don’t want to have to dig through a bunch of MP3s every week and then throw them into Engine. What am I missing here in the complexity of this?
Beatmatching isn’t a problem but when it comes to loops and other effects the incorrect BPMs are difficult , if not impossible to work with.
Which brings me to the Engine software itself. The least you guys can do is put in a beatport link so we can manually drop tracks into Engine and set cue points, proper BPMs, etc. Even though the track doesn’t exist on the hard drive or USB itself, could engines database not contain some metadata for Beatport that it looks to when loading a Beatport track? That way we don’t have to buy tracks we’ll only play once in off the cuff DJ sets done solely for practice and entertainment?
Come on guys! You’re so close! JUST DO IT ALREADY!!! What’s the use of having a Prime 4 if you have to connect Serato to have these functions? Might as well get a $1000 Pioneer Controller and Recordbox.