I just bought an SC5000 for the home cuz it’s twice the machine as a CDJ for half the price. Easy choice! But I’m getting a little lost in all the libraries and conversion tools.
So: What’s the best approach to using my Prime machine at home, but having my USB ready when I go out to play a gig (on CDJs)?
One thing I tried that I thought should work was:
- maintain the rekordbox library w/ rekordbox and my USB
- use the SC5000 to convert the library to Engine Prime
- use Engine Prime software to do full analysis.
This sort of works, but as soon as I add a track again via rekordbox and plug into the machine, it re-imports everything and I lose all my EP cues and loops.
I thought I might be able to do it by connecting my (exported XML) rekordbox library through the EP software, but as far as I can tell when I got export I now get two copies of all of my tracks on my USB. Not great!
Any advice here? I know I probably won’t get full cues/loops transferred successfully between the two libraries, but anything is better than the solution I have now which is just to maintain the two libraries separately, on separate USBs