Since here in Italy we are again at a standstill and it is not possible to have parties and concerts, I installed the 1.6 beta version in my Prime 4.
So far I had tried the dynamic beat-grid only on Engine Prime and I had found it exceptional, especially thanks to the possibility of deciding which deck is the master by clicking on the appropriate button.
I must say that until now I had never used the SYNC function of the Prime 4 and I did it now to check how the new dynamic grid works: however, I was disappointed in this aspects.
On the Prime 4 there is no button (but not even an icon on the large display) to select which deck should become the master. I thought that the new OS V1.6 beta had the icon to click like on Engine Prime 1.6 beta, but this did not happen. From what I understand, the master is always the old deck (i.e. the one in the final stage of the song) and there is no way to change it during the mix, or at least I couldn’t.
The SYNC status indicators (green) are always the same color and do not turn blue or green depending on who is the master at the moment (as is the case on Engine Prime 1.6 beta). This created some problems for me initially to understand what the master track is.
I wanted to have a discussion with you to understand if these problems are mine alone, or if it is the same for you too. Eventually they (Denon DJ) could add the color change of the icon (from green to blue for the master) and also the button to select the master deck, as was done for Engine Prime. Let me know if I’m wrong because I’m not very familiar with using SYNC on Prime 4.