Yeah, I want my keys to stay put for the purpose of harmonic mixing. I’m also not sure how AutoAnalysis would fix the problem. Wouldn’t asking EP to analyze tracks essentially do the same thing as AutoAnalysis?
I tried a batch analysis again today, while watching Windows Task Manager. Analysis with EP seems to be an incredibly CPU intensive task. I watched EP’s usage climb from roughly 60% when it began analyzing to upwards of 95-97% before it crashed again. I’d surmise that what’s making EP crash is when it starts hitting the 100% CPU usage threshold.
I’m trying a smaller batch of 107 tracks right now and EP is running 15 different processes and is consuming 80 - 90% of my CPU. Annnnnd it just crashed again. This is seeming intractable and I don’t understand why EP uses so much CPU when it’s, essentially, just beatgridding tracks and updating its database.
This is…not a good look. Serato can analyze my entire musical library without ever crashing. Traktor, which I’ve never really used, can do the same. Both platforms also offer fully fledged DJ use, while EP doesn’t. I got a Prime 4 and installed a hard drive in it so I could have my musical library “primed” and ready for use in case I need a random track that isn’t in my designated DJ folder.
I love the machine, but the software is compelling me to return back to the stability of Serato. Is there any kind of fix for this? It’s kind of unacceptable to have to use an unreliable application for musical analysis for use with a $1700 DJ unit. I owned an MCX8000 before the Prime 4, so I have respect for Denon’s hardware. I just never thought that Engine Prime would be so lackluster. Is there any possible solution?