Hey there…I’m not new to dj’ing world.I’ve searched the topic and there’s so many I’m lost. So I lost my 1000 srt due to a house fire a few weeks ago.I’ve replaced it with a prime 4 after reading so many reviews. Just got it this week and I’m frustrated already. So I do use sync a lot. Some of my mixes do require doing it by ear. But the sync is throwing me completely off. Same music I used in Serato on my SRT and it synced beautifully on the pioneer. I did import the music to engine prime and it analyzed my library. Then on to my usb stick. The sync is way out. Doesn’t matter if I use serato in computer mode or standalone. A lot of times it starts synced and just goes out to lunch. And it’s more often than not. Not sure where to go from here. I really want to love this player. Just struggling right now. Thanks in advance for the help.
Hello @Dj_Lillo Welcome to the forum.
Did You analysed Your files in Serato or in Engine prime? If Your files have bpm info embedded in the id3 tags, click re-analyse in Engine prime. Check if the beat grids are aligned with the beat. If the tempo os a bit of, adjust the beat grid. What version of Engine prime do You use?
As it goes for serato analysis - normally it is correct, but as well if it gets info from the tags, will need re-analysis to get it right.
Did you remove the protective plastic covering the platter yet?
And like @NoiseRiser mentioned check your beatgrids and displayed bpm for the tracks.
Some tracks may need a second analysis in EP.
Usually I analyse twice. The first analysis does not do a full analysis as it only looks for missing analysis data eg waveform, it’s the second analysis (reanalysis) is a total analysis, meaning everything is re-calculated!
You can test it out yourself,
make a copy of a track on your computer,
load that track to serato,
in serato manually input an incorrect bpm for the track.
Exit serato and import your serato library to Engine prime
Now Analyse that track once in EP you will see that the incorrect BPM is still showing
Now do a reanalysis, and you will see that BPm is correctly detected