ENGINE DJ® 2.0 DELIVERS MORE INDUSTRY FIRSTS WITH ABLETON LINK, ONBOARD LIGHTING CONTROL FOR STANDALONE DEVICES + MORE
Engine DJs OS is the world’s first, and most advanced, operating system supporting DJ hardware. The release of 2.0 sees the platform continuing to ever-evolve with embedded lighting control for DMX and Philips Hue users directly on DJ hardware, Ableton Link communication protocol, a complete database rebuild delivering a streamlined workflow, a fresh new look and, even more features and improvements.
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.
WIRELESS ABLETON LINK
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.
ONBOARD LIGHTING CONTROL
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 Phillips Hue system. Controlling lighting in a DJ set up has never been easier.
ALL NEW DATABASE
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 | OS 2.0 UPDATES
Engine Lighting by SoundSwitch – Onboard lighting control Ableton Link Compatibility (Wi-Fi & wired option)
New Control Center Menu
Playlist Deck with Crossfade (PRIME 2/4/GO)
Track List Size Button – Expand tracks shown in playlists
Streaming Service Upgrades – Preview, Prepare, History, Playlist Deck
ENGINE DJ | DESKTOP 2.0 UPDATES
New Playlists – Packed tracks from drives no longer shows as duplicates in home collection New Database
Updated User Interface
Play History Upgrades
SoundSwitch Data Export
Apple M1 Compatibility
Third-Party Library Upgrades
Rekordbox Import Upgrades
Drag and Drop Folder Import