How I would prioritize my SC5000 wish list:
#1: Loading a new track immediately sees pitch fader position.
#2: -6dB blanket pad within the SC5000 processing. This is assuming the original assertions of a limiter and the low-pass filter helping Elastique deal with hot masters. Easy, mathematically flawless (just halves all the samples’ amplitudes), and achievable now.
#3: Key lock off = no Elastique processing at all. Key lock off or zero pitch sound quality being inferior to Pioneers needs to be resolved, anyway, and it’s a quickly-achievable fix for part of that and a short-term partial workaround for the filter roll-off issue, assuming that’s coming from Elastique. Even just an option/settings that says Key Lock Off Disables Elastique Yes/No would be sufficient if there’s a phase alignment or sound glitch issue with this if you toggle key lock with it.
#4: Customizable on-screen HUD info. This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to me, and the primary reason the players are in their boxes right now.
#5: Customizable jog bend sensitivity both ways, say, default would keep the current sensitivity with something like 1 of 3 back and 3 of 3 forward. Maybe even 2 of 4 back and 4 of 4 forward as default, as you’d need multipliers or divisors and it’s currently twice as sensitive in forward as reverse. This is a contributing factor as to why my players are in their boxes right now.
#6: Owner lockout of options/settings/preferences. The only things you should be able to bypass with it from your saved drive preferences are jog bend sensitivity and your center jog pic.
#7: Bring back the original pitch resolutions. I don’t care about how it affects sync.
#8: Speaking of sync, I’d like the ability to disable it in the settings.
#9: The low-pass filter, presumably in the Elastique processing, eventually needs to go. If it’s due to CElastiqueV3If::SetCutOffFreq = FS/3 setting in the code, then make it FS/2. Granted, there’s going to be an up to 16% increase or “hit” to processing usage/throughput (dropping the FS/3’s 25% savings to only up to 13% savings for FS/2) if that value in Elastique V3 is causing the filter. We’d get full Red Book CD frequency bandwidth, up from the current equivolent to about 32khz sampling rate.
#10: Key change independent of original key and pitch. A long term goal to match what DJ software can do.
#11: Info necessary for search filters and history fully transmitting across the Link.
#12: Get NTFS read-only support working consistently.
#13: Ability to offload tracks over Ethernet from a Laptop running Engine Prime. This isn’t that important to me, but it’s a neat feature for building that rare, pre-planned diverse set on the Pioneers and strange it’s not present when the SC2900/3900 had it. I assume on the SC5000 it would buffer the entire track on the player to improve reliability should the Laptop need rebooting or Link drop out.