New here to this great community, I tried posting this once, but the moderators did not let it through, maybe it was too long - please forgive my long post!
I picked up a SC5000 pair and the X1800 during the sale (long time Denon fan, still own and use a MC3000 and a MC7000). But I am having issue with the crate system.
I have a file folder system on my laptop hard drive, I have a backup USB drive with an identical file folder structure. I excitedly plugged in my USB into the SC5000 to test it out and it analysed the files on the fly and worked great, but I quickly saw the need to have all the tracks pre-analyzed.
So I tried to manually create crates in Engine Prime that was set up identical to my file folder structure for my main library, and this seemed to work fine. (Nevermind the fact that I could not just simply drag and drop my file folders into engine prime and just have it create crates like my file structure.)
Here is where the problems started, I tried to drag this over to the USB and it then duplicated all the tracks until space ran out. I reformatted the drive and tried again to drag my main library crates onto the now blank USB, however it copied all the tracks into one mega create, but not the sub crate structure.
I started over and formatted the USB a third time, I created the USB again in a file folder structure and thought I was clever and copied over the Engine Library folder from my computer HDD onto the USB drive - SUCCESS, but only sort of. You see the waveform and BPM info now shows up in the SC5000 prime players, but it doesn’t seem “real” - that is, the player still seems to be analyzing the files, although you can’t tell because the waveform is already loaded, but the SC5000 will sometimes pause the audio or act erratically until 20 or so seconds pass (which is about how long it takes to analyze a file on the fly).
So, the track is on the USB, the waveform and BPM data is on the USB albeit it is copied from the computer HDD, but the track does not show the little packed dot in Engine Prime for the USB.
What is the trick to keep the USB in a file folder structure that I prefer, and then get crates on the USB that is set up the way the file structure is?
For example: USB Root F:/Music/Big Room/Tiesto
If I drag a crate onto the USB now, it again tries to duplicate the tracks.
I had a New Years Eve gig and I decided to leave the Primes at home and bring the laptop and MC7000.
Any insights are greatly appreciated, thank you!