I bought the MCX8000 at the BPM DJ show in 2016, wanting a controller I could use without a laptop, mainly as a back up if Serato failed.
Until this weekend I’ve never had to use Engine during a gig, but for the first time Serato crashed mid-set. A quick flick of a switch and standalone mode kicked in perfectly and saved my ass.
However with just a few improvements, Engine could be used as a primary rather than a backup:
- Improved stability especially importing tracks.
- Multiple loops, not just 1.
- Import beat-grids and loops, not just hot cues, from Serato.
- Naming of hot cues and loops.
- Extra FX’s would be nice to have.
What I find disappointing is the lack of updates,either news or otherwise. With Prime now being launched, I’m expecting some good news for MCX owners soon
When I bought the MCX, it was because I was happy with it’s current feature set. With improved stability and a couple of extra tweaks it can be a superb controller…