Denon DJ SC5000 and Engine Prime - Firmware Update v1.2.2 and Software Update v1.2.1

Update v.1.2.2 for the Denon DJ SC5000 and update v1.2.1 Engine Prime expands on database performance and features. With this update, we can now update the SC5000 by using a thumb drive or SD card. In this article, we'll discuss the latest changes to the system, where to find the updates, and what you'll need to know before digging in.

 

 

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Where can I download the latest update?

Any SC5000/M and Engine Prime user can find the firmware and software updates right on their respective product pages (under the Downloads section), as well as under their product registration in their Denon DJ account.

 

How do I update my SC5000/M?

Watch our instructional video below for a complete firmware installation walkthrough of the latest update:

 

Do I need to update my X1800 Prime?

No, this update is only necessary for the SC5000 and Engine Prime software. However, please make sure that you have updated your X1800 to the latest v1.1.1 firmware, also found on the respective product page under the Downloads section.

 

Do I need to update both the software and firmware?

Yes. The SC5000 and Engine Prime software will share features involving the database and file handling. Both the firmware and software will need to be updated to ensure that your data is properly handled by both and you can enjoy all the new features and bug fixes. As of this release, the latest updates are v1.2.2 for the SC5000 and v1.2.1 for the Engine Prime Software.

 

What new features have been added to the SC5000/M with the v1.2.2 update?

New performance features include:

  • Increased the scratchable/playable empty space before the start of the tracks. 
  • Updateable via a USB drive or SD card
  • Fixed an issue where a small percentage of players would lock up either immediately after booting or a few seconds after loading a playing a track when running 1.2.1 firmware. 

The update also includes a number of small bug fixes and stability and handling improvements. For a complete list of changes, please refer to the documentation included with the update in the download. 

 

What new features have been added to Engine Prime with the v1.2.1 update?
  • Playlists are now re-arrangeable
  • iTunes, Traktor and Serato parent crates/folders are now draggable to the Collection.
  • Serato playlists now show up in their original Serato order.
  • iTunes import speed is now faster.
  • Importing tracks that have artwork is now faster
  • Album art now takes up less space in the database. 
  • Loop controls now default to Auto / Jump for quicker navigation through tracks.
  • MCX8000 DB export support. Engine Prime now supports one directional database conversions to legacy MCX8000 format.

The update also includes a number of small bug fixes and stability and handling improvements. For a complete list of changes, please refer to the documentation included with the update in the download. 

 

Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Denon DJ product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Denon DJ technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.