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DEX 3 Video Tutorial | Storing And Recalling Loops

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The DEX 3.4 DJ mixing software update dropped last week, and one of the new features included with the skin update is the ability to store and recall loops.

A loop allows you to repeat a section of the playing track seamlessly and in sync with the beat (using out beat-grid technology), and creating loops with DEX 3 is easy.  You have traditional “loop in and loop out” buttons and dedicated buttons for automatic 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 beat loops — as well as 1/2 and 1/4 loop buttons with the ability to half size or double the loop length.

New Loop Toggle Button

The loop functions are all designed to create loops seamlessly on-the-fly, but what if you want to store loops to be recalled later – much like hot cues?

DEX 3.4 and the subsequent skin update provides a new “Loop and Cues” toggle button located under each deck.  Press the button to swap between cue and loop storage points.  Then, while in a loop, press one of the 5 available loop storage buttons/points to save the loop.  The loop will now be stored indefinitely and can be cleared by right-clicking the loop button (1-5).

You will also see “white flags” along the track timeline that represent the position of the stored loop, a great visual reference to know which loop you may want to trigger and when.

Watch How To Store And Recall Loops In DEX 3