Become A Denon DJ Prime 2 Ninja – Free Video Manual & Tutorial

Phil Morse | Read time: 2 mins
denon dj Prime 2 Training Tutorial Video Manual
Last updated 17 March, 2022


Want to know everything there is to know about the Denon DJ Prime 2 standalone DJ unit so you can use all the features of this powerful device? Maybe you’re thinking of buying one, and want to be sure it’s right for you before you splash the cash? (Or maybe you’ve just got it, and frankly you can’t be bothered reading the manual…)

Whatever, we’ve got you covered! This video is a full 90-minute tutorial and training manual on the Denon DJ Prime 2. We cover everything: Inputs, outputs, mixer, decks, screen, pads, library, effects, the lot.

How to use the manual

Below is a full index, so if you know what you’re looking for, just jump to it. The same full index is in the description over on YouTube. Head to the video, and jump to the right part. Otherwise, just watch from start to finish.

Either way, you should find it simple to get the answers you need to make the most of this DJ console.

Watch this next: Denon DJ Prime 4 video manual & training tutorial

Do remember though, that knowing how to use a DJ console is not the same as knowing how to DJ – there are five steps to becoming a great DJ, involving your gaining knowledge not only about the gear (which is where this fits in), but also the music, the techniques, how to play gigs, and how to promote yourself. Only when you have all five will you make real progress.

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Index of the Prime 2 video manual

4:04 Setting up
6:08 Order of plugging in
6:49 Mounting & ejecting media
8:02 Touchscreen overview
11:39 Mixer channels overview
12:36 Filter knobs
13:54 Headphone cue buttons
14:28 Channel faders & crossfader
15:03 Master level meters
15:31 More headphone controls
18:09 Platters overview
20:03 Track Skip buttons
20:35 Beat Jump buttons
21:51 Track search
22:13 Play/pause & Cue
24:55 Stop Yime knob
25:50 Sync, Key Lock & Tempo controls
28:35 Tempo Range
28:52 Slip mode
30:05 Beatgridding
30:39 Censor & Reverse
31:50 Performance Pads overview
32:50 Auto Loop & Loop Move
34:35 Manual Looping
35:46 Effects demonstration
46:17 Microphone controls
47:12 Input & output controls
48:48 Mic & Aux peak meters
49:12 Front of unit controls
50:52 Track overview & waveform
53:42 Needle drop
54:13 Waveform zooming
54:28 Changing track key
54:58 Toolbar features
56:07 Library overview
58:52 Loading & Preparing Tracks
59:59 Using Search
1:01:03 Filter Searches
1:02:18 Ordering searches
1:03:09 Creating Crates & Playlists
1:04:05 Track preview
1:04:43 How to use sync
1:06:25 Key sync
1:07:16 Hot cues
1:08:24 Saving Loops
1:09:08 Auto Loop Mode
1:09:47 Loop Roll
1:11:19 Slicer Loop & Slicer
1:14:08 Utility menu talkthrough
1:18:48 Using streaming services
1:20:52 Preferences menu talkthrough
1:27:39 Changing deck colours
1:28:04 Recording your sets


Let us know if you’d like to see similar video tutorials for other gear! And if you have any questions about this, feel free to ask them below, or in the comments under the YouTube video.

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