Engine DJ has announced the availability of Engine DJ 2.0. Comprising of 2 major updates to the OS and Desktop platforms, Engine DJ delivers the most advanced, reliable, and powerful DJ suite to the market.

Benefiting from a brand-new database infrastructure, both platforms deliver a faster, smoother, more streamlined user experience that includes a world’s first lighting integration with Engine Lighting by SoundSwitch, wireless Ableton Link protocol, a more robust Playlists/History workflow and much more.

Strengthening Engine DJ’s vision for standalone performance and creative freedom for DJs and performers, OS 2.0 now includes Ableton LINK protocol for all Engine DJ OS compatible devices via Wi-Fi or wired connection. These devices are the world’s first standalone DJ hardware units now able to use Ableton LINK to communicate wirelessly, opening up a whole new world of creative possibilities for live performances.

The introduction of SoundSwitch gave many DJs a simpler, more automated approach to integrate lighting into their setups. From Mobile DJs and live streamers, to those looking to start their lighting journey, SoundSwitch offers an accessible, affordable addition to enhance the DJ’s performance. Engine DJ’s OS 2.0 takes that accessibility one giant step further with Engine Lighting – an OS embedded solution accessible directly on the DJ hardware to control lighting – no laptop required. Mobile DJs using DMX can use the onboard lighting control, while home users can link directly with their Philips Hue system. Controlling lighting in a DJ set up has never been easier.

The most noticeable update to in 2.0 is the interface and user experience which has been resigned and reimagined to give DJs a faster, more intuitive workflow. However, it’s under the hood where the most impactful changes can be found. Both platforms have had completely new database code written from the ground up, giving each platform new possibilities. File analysis is even faster, searching is quicker, database sizes are smaller, and stability is even more improved. This new database gives both Engine DJ OS and Desktop a more reliable, faster, flexible foundation that will continue to ever-evolve.

Engine DJ 2.0 is a free update available today for SC6000/M, SC5000/M, PRIME 4, PRIME 2, PRIME GO. Downloads are available from the Engine DJ website or directly from the device via Wi-Fi or wired internet connection.

“The continued evolution of Engine DJ to support hardware has been essential for us to keep advancing innovation and creativity forward for DJs” said Jay Cunningham, Marketing Manager for Engine DJ. “Engine 2.0 is a key part of this story with redesigned database builds, advanced features and improvements alongside industry first integrations”

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