Everyone knows that with Rekordbox, you need to sync to USB in order to get your music onto CDJs. Denon is touting this workflow with Engine as well, by saying that the best experience is when managing your library using Engine Prime on a laptop.
However I find the workflow without sync to USB is a big revolution (for me, at least). And I wanted to acknowledge this by writing this topic
I just copy the MP3s manually onto my USB drive, using a laptop. Then directly on my SC5000, I do the importing, analyzing and managing tracks. The interface is super easy. Occasionally I need to fix ID3 tags or such, I switch back to my laptop and start Engine Prime. It’s so cool that Engine treats each drive/folder as its own library. Using Engine Prime on my laptop, it makes the changes directly to the library on the USB drive - no need to sync.
This workflow is also what prevents all tracks from being show twice in the collection: The library on my laptop is empty
Is it only me that finds this workflow to be a revolution?
(If Rekordbox had this feature, one could plug your Rekordbox-USB in your friends laptop, and play on their DDJ-controller based setup. This you can currently only do if your friends have CDJ/XDJs.)