Engine DJ v2.0 Now Available - Engine Lighting, Ableton Link, New Database, Plus More!


Hi Everyone,

I hope the community is doing well. I’m excited to inform you that Engine DJ v2.0 is now available for both desktop and standalone (OS) platforms. Engine DJ 2.0 is a free update available today for Desktop, SC6000/M, SC5000/M, PRIME 4, PRIME 2, PRIME GO.

Download Now - enginedj.com/downloads or directly from the device via Wi-Fi or wired internet connection

Here are some of the highlights:


Engine DJs OS is the world’s first, and most advanced, operating system supporting DJ hardware. The release of 2.0 sees the platform continuing to ever-evolve with embedded lighting control for DMX and Philips Hue users directly on DJ hardware, Ableton Link communication protocol, a complete database rebuild delivering a streamlined workflow, a fresh new look and, even more features and improvements.

Ft. Lauderdale FL, USA (05, October 2021) - Engine DJ, a leading developer of cross-platform DJ software solutions, today announced the availability of Engine DJ 2.0. Comprising of 2 major updates to the OS and Desktop platforms, Engine DJ delivers the most advanced, reliable, and powerful DJ suite to the market. Benefiting from a brand-new database infrastructure, both platforms deliver a faster, smoother, more streamlined user experience that includes a world’s first lighting integration with Engine Lighting by SoundSwitch, wireless Ableton Link protocol, a more robust Playlists/History workflow and much more.

WIRELESS ABLETON LINK Strengthening Engine DJ’s vision for standalone performance and creative freedom for DJs and performers, OS 2.0 now includes Ableton LINK protocol for all Engine DJ OS compatible devices via Wi-Fi or wired connection. These devices are the world’s first standalone DJ hardware units now able to use Ableton LINK to communicate wirelessly, opening up a whole new world of creative possibilities for live performances.

ONBOARD LIGHTING CONTROL The introduction of SoundSwitch gave many DJs a simpler, more automated approach to integrate lighting into their setups. From Mobile DJs and live streamers, to those looking to start their lighting journey, SoundSwitch offers an accessible, affordable addition to enhance the DJ’s performance. Engine DJ’s OS 2.0 takes that accessibility one giant step further with Engine Lighting – an OS embedded solution accessible directly on the DJ hardware to control lighting – no laptop required. Mobile DJs using DMX can use the onboard lighting control, while home users can link directly with their Phillips Hue system. Controlling lighting in a DJ set up has never been easier.

ALL NEW DATABASE The most noticeable update to in 2.0 is the interface and user experience, which has been redesigned and reimagined to give DJs a faster, more intuitive workflow. However, it’s under the hood where the most impactful changes can be found. Both platforms have had completely new database code written from the ground up, giving each platform new possibilities. File analysis is even faster, searching is quicker, database sizes are smaller, and stability is even more improved. This new database gives both Engine DJ OS and Desktop a more reliable, faster, flexible foundation that will continue to ever-evolve.


  • Engine Lighting by SoundSwitch – Onboard lighting control
  • Ableton Link Compatibility (Wi-Fi & wired option)
  • New Playlists
  • New Database
  • New Control Center Menu
  • Playlist Deck with Crossfade (PRIME 2/4/GO)
  • Onboard clock
  • Track List Size Button – Expand tracks shown in playlists
  • Streaming Service Upgrades – Preview, Prepare, History, Playlist Deck


  • New Playlists – Packed tracks from drives no longer shows as duplicates in home collection
  • New Database
  • Updated User Interface
  • Play History Upgrades
  • SoundSwitch Data Export
  • Apple M1 Compatibility
  • Third-Party Library Upgrades
  • Rekordbox Import Upgrades
  • Drag and Drop Folder Import

Important: OS, Desktop and PRIME Series mixers require updating for Engine DJ 2.0 compatibility. For additional details, please refer to the Release Notes.

“The continued evolution of Engine DJ to support hardware has been essential for us to keep advancing innovation and creativity forward for DJs’’ said Jay Cunningham, Marketing Manager for Engine DJ. “Engine 2.0 is a key part of this story with redesigned database builds, advanced features and improvements alongside industry first integrations”

About Engine DJ Composed of cross-platform software solutions, Engine DJ (www.enginedj.com) offers intuitive desktop music library management and the most technologically advanced embedded software experience for standalone DJ hardware.

  • Engine DJ - Desktop - A computer-based software that simplifies music collection management and media device preparation for Engine DJ compatible standalone devices.
  • Engine DJ - OS - A hardware embedded standalone platform that expands workflow and performance creativity for both Engine OS prepared media devices and music streaming services

Here we go then, folks. That’s my evening sorted! :smile: :+1:


Amazing work guys this update is astounding, loving the new interface.

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Benefiting from a brand-new database infrastructure, both platforms deliver a faster, smoother, more streamlined user experience

Finally we can edit tags or delete/move files on Prime4 internal HDD without computer? Anyone can confirm?

Nope, you can’t

Bravo for Denon :clap: :clap: :clap:


I’m so glad this is public now!

Had a good fun trying to break things haha.

Great work on this guys and girls <3

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Ableton link!!! Time to get out the Akai Fore. No more nudging to sync drum machines. Game changer! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:


Congrats to everyone involved! It’s a big update with many new features and a lot of under the hood work. A solid foundation for the future! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


BOOM !!!

That’s a phenomenal amount of user requests covered in a seriously major major major firmware and software synchronised release.


Nice job guys. Before I download it does 2.0 still support exporting to MCX8000 databases?

Don’t want to install it then find out I have to stick with the old version.



No, sorry. Support for the MCX8000 has been dropped in this release.

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What ^^ says.


Cool, no problem … I sort of expected it to be.

Will puddle on with the old one and just make sure I have a hundred backups of the backups of the backups :slight_smile:

Have fun on the Prime gear, looks pretty awesome!


Might be a good time to join in on the fun with a prime device? It doesn’t have to be one of the newer hardware. It’s unfortunate that MCX8000 support has been dropped, but support for the sc5000/x1800 prime series has been going on for quite some time now.

Still really happy with my MCX8000 units and VDJ. As a video DJ it’s pretty much the perfect setup. Amazing hardware, great mic channels and great sound.

I only use standalone as my backup, and again that’s perfect as you can seamlessly switch between midi and Engine. Sadly the Prime 4 doesn’t have this any more as you need to reboot so not as elegant a solution.

There are quite a few bugs in Engine 1.6 but I’ll just have to live with them.

No point hanging out here with all my old gear, so have fun guys and I might catch you all again at some point. Hope it all works out with the new Engine.


Can somebody confirm if we can now relink to moved or orphaned files?

Not yet in this release



No for now not even that


This update looks great! Question on Ableton Link since I’m not familiar with it beyond its basic concept, could that be used to send SC player BPM to Link enabled non-Denon mixers now?