I still use Rekordbox for library managment. I play at clubs that have Pioneer DJ players, so Rekordbox is a must have for me. I just use my exported Rekordbox drives with my PRIME 4. This is my workflow:
- Export my music from Rekordbox DJ
- Plug the USB drive into my PRIME 4 and click on “Import Library”
- The import process will take place (taking around 10-15 minutes for my 10k library)
- I am good to go & play
Some FAQ if you have some questions:
- Do my Rekordbox Cue’s and Loops get converted?
Yes, all Rekordbox cue’s and loops will be converted and accessible thru the players. My Memory Loops from Rekordbox are converted to Engine loops (I cannot confirm that Memory Cues are converted, since I only use memory loops and hot cues for the rest)
- Do my beatgrids, BPM and key information get converted?
No, unfortunately this is not the case. Once the database is converted, Engine OS still needs to analyze the tracks. This happens the first time you load the track into a deck. The analyze process doesn’t take too long when loading a track. Once the track is analyzed, all information will be stored and the next time you load the track it will use the analyze data and show the Engine OS calculated BPM, key and beatgrid information.
However when the track is not analyzed by Engine OS, it will still show the embedded BPM from the audio file (or from Rekordbox I am not sure about that. Rekordbox writes the BPM to the track right?). BUT this BPM value is not changing when moving the pitch slider. (this is something that Denon could easily fix in an update)
- Do I have to import the entire database again when the USB content has changed?
Yes, unfortunately this is the case. Engine OS will prompt you to re import the database when an update is detected. This will re import the entire database and will still take the same amount of time as the original import. However, all previously analyzed tracks, changed hot cues, changed beatgrids, etc inside the existing Engine database will still remain. So no need to re-analyze all the track you have loaded before the update.
- Can I do the conversion from Rekordbox USB’s inside Engine Prime?
No, as of right now you are only able to convert Rekordbox USB’s from an Engine OS player. You can vote here for adding this functionality to Engine Prime: https://denondjforum.com/t/engine-prime-rekordbox-usb-converter/22755
If you have further questions, I’d be happy to help