Cumberland RI, USA (September 12, 2018)—Denon DJ (, a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that they have made a major update to their Engine Prime v1.2.1 software and firmware. This update now enables the MCX8000 controller to be feature enhanced with Denon DJ’s standard-setting Engine Prime music management software, giving DJ’s unprecedented control over their digital music. The MCX8000 will utilize Engine Prime optimized music libraries via its USB drives, and new performance and hardware features have also been added to the MCX8000 via its v2.0 firmware update. Improvements include microphone/recording workflow, beatgrid/sync and quantize enhancements, plus song browsing improvements.

In addition, Engine Prime itself has been improved, and this new version 1.2.1 has enhanced music library and track import features plus optimized playlist options, along with its newly-added MCX8000 database export support, giving the MCX8000 performance capabilities that are unmatched by virtually any controller currently available. Also, the Prime Series SC5000 and SC5000M media players can now be firmware-updated via a USB drive, without the direct use of a computer.

Additional details for Engine Prime 1.2.1, the MCX8000 2.0 and SC5000/5000M Prime 1.2.1:

Engine Prime 1.2.1

MCX8000 Database Export support
Playlists now rearrangeable
Drag iTunes, Traktor and Serato parent crates/folders to Collection
Faster iTunes and Serato library import
Album/Song Artwork management faster and optimized
Enhanced Loop control for quicker navigation through tracks
MCX8000 2.0

Support for Engine Prime prepared USB drives
Mic 1 & 2 Attenuation controls added
Fine tune of Mic ‘talk-over’ adjustments
Change USB recording level
Beat Grid support for Engine Prime prepared USB drives
Quantize feature and Beat Sync/Division options added
Song BPM sorting feature
SC5000/5000M Prime 1.2.1

Increased scratch-able/playable empty space before track start
Update unit firmware via USB stick without direct computer use
Various upgrades and improvements
“With Engine Prime’s v1.2.1 update, added to the new v2.0 firmware, our award winning MCX8000 controller gets ‘Prime’ performance, plus workflow and software enhancements, empowering DJs to deliver more creativity, dancefloor impact and energy into their sets”, said Paul Dakeyne, Creative Director for Denon DJ. He added, “Our Engine Prime music management software is now more powerful than ever. To say we’re stoked is an understatement!”

Engine Prime 1.2.1, SC5000/M Firmware 1.2.1 and MCX8000 v2.0 is free and available for download now from: | | |


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Denon DJ ( is a leading manufacturer of equipment for professional and mobile DJs. Since the introduction of their first dual-rackmount CD player in 1992, Denon DJ has provided premium, innovative solutions for world-class performances night after night.
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