Engine DJ, the leading developer of cross-platform DJ software solutions, announced the availability of Engine DJ 3.0. Comprised of 2 major updates to the OS and Desktop platforms, Engine DJ delivers the most advanced, reliable, and powerful DJ suite. Engine DJ was the first to bring Wi-Fi connectivity, onboard lighting control, and Amazon Music streaming to the DJ booth. Now, 3.0 adds the first-ever standalone DJ system drop sampler, wireless collection connectivity, and more.
Having access to a drop sampler is vital for creative DJs that want to add interest and excitement to their mix by incorporating unique musical elements and samples. Until now, this feature was only available on laptop-based DJ software or dedicated sampler hardware. With Engine DJ 3.0, DJs now have access to a drop sampler on standalone DJ systems and media players for the first time ever.
All Engine DJ hardware devices offer 8 slots to store and trigger drops, drums, risers, FX, and more. The new Sampler pad mode can be accessed on Engine DJ hardware by holding Shift and pressing the Roll pad mode button. The sampler output volume can be adjusted from the Control Center menu and loaded samples are retained in their sample slots after the power cycles and even after the media source has been ejected, ensuring that frequently used samples are always available to drop in the mix.
Engine DJ 3.0 also includes preloaded Drop Sampler content, including drums, one-shot samples, risers, and more.
Engine Remote Library
With Engine DJ’s new Remote Library feature, Engine DJ hardware devices can now recognize a laptop running Engine DJ Desktop as an external source, allowing DJs to access their entire Engine DJ Desktop library over Wi-Fi or wired network without the need to export playlists to a drive. In addition to offering DJs a new performance option, this connectivity makes it easier to prepare tracks, add hot cues and loops, and make beat grid adjustments with physical hardware controls. Playlist and performance data updates are reflected on both Engine DJ hardware and the desktop collection in real time so that everything remains perfectly in sync.
Performance Pads Heads-Up Display
With Engine DJ 3.0, all Engine DJ devices now offer a new Performance Pads Heads-Up Display. This new feature allows DJs to easily see vital information like Hot Cue and Loop names, loaded Samples, and Loop and Roll beat divisions directly on this screen. The Performance Pad HeadsUp Display can be toggled on and off via the Control Center swipe-down menu.
In addition, v3.0 brings the following notable enhancements:
- Effect parameter recall
- Improved Wi-Fi connectivity
- Improved Sync Manager packing
- Other various stability enhancements and improvements
Engine DJ 3.0 OS and Desktop are now available for free download at enginedj.com. Supported hardware users can download Engine DJ OS directly from their device via Wi-Fi or wired connection.
“In today’s DJ world where live-streaming continues to play such a big part in our industry, it’s more important than ever to make your DJ set stand out from the competition,” said Jason Stout Product Manager for DJ Brands. He added, “having access to custom DJ drops and samples enables the DJ to add a personal touch to their performances, all from the DJ hardware. We’re super excited to bring these highly requested features to our users and have several more enhancements on the roadmap for this year.”
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.