MCX8000 Recording the Set when in engine prime mode


Apologies I’ve only seen half answers to this.

When I link my technics 1210s into the Denon MCX8000 I can record the vinyl all okay in audacity but when I’m in engine mode on the controller audacity just does not see the output. Is this because its not obviously on any lineout?

How do I play in engine mode on my MCX8000 and record my set. I refuse to believe that this is not possible or straight forward.


Audacity cannot access the usb 9/10 channel that carries the master signal back into the computer. Use Rekordbox in export mode, it can record and can access that usb channel (Traktor can also but RB is free).


Hi @EmAitch, thank you for your question.

Any multi-track recording software that can use more than a stereo pair of inputs will work, including Ableton Live, Cubase, etc… It’s the 9/10 inputs which need to be accessed.

Thanks J


When you are practicing at home and want to record your mixes it is easier to record using the computer. However, if you want to record your live performance during an event, I can recommend using a multitrack recorder like Tascam DP-32 SD Digital Portastudio on which you can record up to 8 sources. You can send your MCX8000 master output to a stereo track on Tascam DP-32 SD and additionally you can use a microphone (mono or stereo) to record the room atmosphere. After the show, you can either export the content to a computer to mix the environment and the music program together or you can mixdown and master the content directly on the Tascam DP-32 SD, without the need to use a PC.