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  • #10734

    mlogan
    Participant

    Will there ever be an android version of DEX?

    #10735

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Yes indeed – the iOS version of DEX 3 will launch first, and it should come out this year (sometime in December). Android will follow shortly after.

    We’re going to wrap up DEX 3.8 first with some killer new features, but after it’s released the focus will shift to getting the mobile apps to market. It’s going to be a full-fledged DJ mixing application that mirrors the audio mixing features found in the full version of DEX 3 – it will NOT be like the DJ DEX version currently available for iOS.

    #10736

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    A little DEX android edition teaser image to build your anticipation 😉

    DEX Android Edition Teaser

    #10902

    matty507
    Participant

    I have stuck with PCDJ for years. PCDJ Red to VJ to Dex 1,2 and 3. You have promised text to screen for years. Haven’t seen it since VJ. Honestly guys, I feel like a broken record. Will you ever integrate it? Seems to me its about the smartest thing to have in a program geared for video, no? I’m just baffled.

    #10903

    Dave4pk
    Participant

    Matty507.
    I think you need to update your Dex3 mate. It’s been there for a few months now mate.

    #10904

    jtnmartinho
    Participant

    Hi!

    Two questions. Does DEX 3 support “set loop start”, as PCDJ DEX 1 did?
    It’s one of the reasons I still use DEX 1, and PCDJ DEX (never found it on other software).

    Does the playlist support “open all incluind subfolders”, like DEX 1?

    Regards,
    João

    #10917

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Yes indeed, Matty – we’ve had the new text, image and video overlays feature since 3.7. More info and a video tutorial here: http://www.pcdj.com/text-image-and-video-overlays-dex-3/

    Also, with 3.8 (coming mid December) you’ll have an updated skin with quicker access to loading/selecting your created overlays. The 3.8 update will have a number of other major upgrades, too.

    João, I do recall that feature from DEX 1 – where you could loop the last 4 beats (or the like) instead of the next 4. I have put this in our to-do list, but it hasn’t been much of a high priority (very limited requests, but of course mainly from DEX 1 users). Keep in mind DEX 3 is a completely different product built from scratch with a different team and different goals in mind. Some things have been simplified, but of course we’ve added a lot including all the video capabilities/karaoke.

    You don’t have ‘open including subfolders’ – but you can right click on a folder under explorer/folder and say ‘new playlist from folder’ to generate a list from that folder (which will include all files from any subfolders). Works much in the same way. Of course, many just scan all files into the database as a master list, then nest their folders as favorites for browsing.

    #11258

    ophillips
    Participant

    I love it! What I’d love to see is subfolders of my playlist. Easier for sorting and tidy too !

    #13076

    flyte104
    Participant

    It looked like first try didn’t go through.
    In the left pane I have several playlists in the USER LIST section I would like to see it auto scroll when you are moving things from rt side to add to the lists. I have to keep my list small so can add songs easily but would like to expand this area. I would be most helpful to me to have more lists and make better use of my song lists.
    thanks,
    Scott Garing

    sorry if this was a repeat.

    #13077

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Yes, agreed with auto-scroll – in both the browser section and the sidelist. We plan to add this.

    For the time being, try this method for creating user lists (this way you can just have the user list always visible before you move all songs over to it): https://youtu.be/IgI8FYTuv8s

    #13290

    Dave4pk
    Participant

    Lots of people I speak to use SongbookDb and as Dex3 is the Rolls Royce of Karaoke, I’m amazed it still hasn’t linked up with Songbookdb . Customers love SongbookDb and KJ’s love Dex3. If the 2 worked together it would benefit everybody. Come on folks, please make this happen.

    #13291

    djal
    Participant

    In addition of saving a karaoke singer’s song list for future dates I really would like to have a separate autoplay background audio filler list and singer rotation list separate so you can plainly see the rotation. I don’t like seeing the karaoke songs mixed with the audio in one box.

    #13292

    hmt3
    Participant

    Chauvet has a new product out – Soundswitch, that currently only works with Serato. It adds a file that controls DMX lighting to songs, allowing the DJ to create a light show that is specifically timed to the song. It looks pretty damn cool. It would be a great thing if PCDJ could be the second program to integrate itself with this new product.

    #13294

    SherylT
    Participant

    I currently use PCDJ Karaoki for karaoke shows, but like the fact that I can load and play karaoke songs through Dex3. What I would like to see added, is the ability to turn off vocals, because I have a huge number of Nutone songs, but can use them because I can’t turn off the singers.

    #13301

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Thanks Guys, we want to focus on some of the core karaoke features that DEX 3 is missing first – like a more managed rotation, singer/song history and a karaoke music subscription option (this last one we get request for more than anything lately!). (we will likely launch a karaoke subscription option in DEX 3.9). Support for multiplex would be an easy add i think – so we may get that into 3.9 as well!

    Songbook DB may very well be an option, too. It is an in-depth integration that takes months for completion so it’s not the highest priority, right now.

    I’ve been checking out soundswitch, Harry. We actually had a similar feature in an older PCDJ product (when we sold PCDJ DMX). We may very well look at something like that again, too!

    #13354

    Dave4pk
    Participant

    Agreed.

    #13545

    MusicMan
    Participant

    Been using Dex3 for a while now, had a few hiccups due to doing things wrong at the beginning but overall it’s excellent.
    Some of this has been mentioned before but a couple of little luxuries would be,
    (1) Drag a song to a specific position in the playlist (especially when the playlist is long and you want it near the top).
    (2) Something better than the “No Entry” symbol when you drag a song up or down the playlist (it makes it harder to drop it in the right place) a simple arrow would be fine.
    (3) An option to set whether the last song played goes to the Top or Bottom of history (if it went to the top it would be easier to return a song to the playlist when you decide to load a different song into a deck before it is played).
    (4) Make the sorting numbers 123456… instead of 1 10 2 20 3 30 etc. (I use the comment field to hold UK chart positions so for me 1235 would work better).

    #13546

    Tombepa
    Participant

    I’m new to Dex , coming from OTSAVDJ Pro. One thing I dislike very much, when I search for a track, I can’t click and drag to my sidelist and put it in the specific spot I want to. It drops to the end of the list and then I can move it.

    Let’s say I have 5 singers in the sidelist and a fill-in track between each one. If I add a new singer, they go to the bottom of all my fill-in music and then I have to move them to the right spot in order. .

    #13560

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    All good, doable suggestions. The “no entry” symbol is a coding hurdle (since we’re not actually talking to windows in a traditional sense, Windows is basically creating that symbol issue – tough one to explain but we’ll figure out a method!).

    #13666

    Tombepa
    Participant

    Still getting used to Dex 3. I dislike the “Next Singer” screen and wondered if there is a way to turn it off.

    As a work around, I started a user list and started putting my karaoke in there when people sign up but when I switch screens and search for a song then go back to that list, I noticed it is in a different order than when I left it so I ended up skipping a customer and he noticed.

    Then I tried using the side list and just not putting a singer name with the song. That works but gets confusing because I forgot a couple people’s names. Lol

    I guess the best option would be to use the side list like it is supposed to be but still would like to know if you guys plan to make it able to turn off the “next singer screen” thanks a bunch!

    #13681

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    The request for disabling the next singers screen has been submitted. Since we already planned to add an option for it to work when karaoke video files are used, adding an option to completely disable shouldn’t be an issue. We have require a few plans for the singers list (which will become more of a rotation list in the future).

    #13682

    Dave4pk
    Participant

    Any development on Songbookdb being added to Dex 3 yet Ryan?

    #13684

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Dave4pk, no, this will not happen for quite some time, to be clear. We have many items in the ‘to-do’ in front of remote song request support.

    DEX 3 really needs a few more karaoke specific features built in before it can really work properly with SongbookDB, such as a more true-to-karaoke rotation list, singer/song history, and more. We’re also working (now) on a karaoke music subscription option (top request for DEX 3 right now!). It will be a few months before we can consider SongbookDB (or another similar solution).

    We’re a small, yet very capable development house. With that in mind we really have to line up our feature updates according to top requests (that also fit in line with our own vision for the product, of course). SongbookDB support is pretty low on the totem pole.

    #13834

    Just for the record, you could always run the Sonboodb app in standalone mode and manually add the entries. Yes, it is a tiny bit more work, but at least It is possible.

    just saying

    -James

    #13858

    Dave4pk
    Participant

    Thanks James. That’s what I’m doing at the moment. It would be great if it all worked together though.

    #14090

    spinndoctors
    Participant

    It would be really helpful if I were able to move items on my user list around.

    It would also be cool if there was a Total Time feature on the side list.

    #14095

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Hi Robbie, to be clear, when you say ‘move items on my user list around’ do you mean the list itself? You can already drag and drop and re-order songs in the user list, but you can’t change the order of the user list itself. We are going to add that, for certain. The total time on the sidelist is also something we plan to add (and receive regular requests for).

    Thank you!

    #14130

    mrmagoo
    Participant

    I also would like the ability to drag and drop a song where you want it on the side list from a user list. Also would like the scroll button/bar on the side list to work like the other lists. I want to be able to just click on it and drag the bar/button, now you have to just use the scroll wheel and that is harder to control when looking at your list. Also delete song from user list if manually loaded, not just when you use auto play. And songs don’t grey out until they have played for 10 seconds. These are little things I know but those type of things are what really makes the software go over the top.

    #14131

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Those are all good and on the “to-do” 🙂 However, the scroll bar in the sidelist does work like any other list.

    I wonder, are you using the toggled view mode for the sidelist? The mode that looks like a spreedsheet? If so, make sure the very last field (column) to the far right side is slightly under the scroll bar. Now the scroll bar will work like any other list, if that’s indeed the issue.

    #14132

    ophillips
    Participant

    I asked since last year about the sub-playlists. Every genre I add falls in the order in which it was created. I then go all over the place for for them. If I could add playlists within playlists … oh how much more tidy it would be.

    #14133

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Honestly, I do not think ‘sublists’ list you suggest will be added – it seems complicated for playlists (which are what user lists are, playlists). You will be able to re-order lists manually (or alphabetically) however.

    You can just nest any folders from your HD for direct access/browsing as favorites. I use the database for my initial import, nest my folders as favorites for browsing and updating (when you add new songs to the folder on your HD, open up DEX 3 and click on the folder to view the files – then they are automatically added to the internal database and search cache), and create user lists for playlists.

    That’s the ideal way to work things in my humble opinion!

    #14134

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Forgot to add — We do plan to look at some smart playlist functionality as well – based on tags. So if you have genre tags for your songs, you can quickly make lists from the tag. You can do this in iTunes now, and DEX 3 will import the playlists automatically (providing you have library sharing turned on in iTunes under advanced preferences).

    #14140

    mrmagoo
    Participant

    That was the problem on the scroll bar/button. It does not have to be off by much to not work. Thanks.

    #14142

    MusicMan
    Participant

    I do not use Itunes so smart playlists will be very nice.

    #14296

    spinndoctors
    Participant

    I would like to be able to ‘save’ a user list without having to close and reopen DEX 3

    #14564

    Joe
    Participant

    We are new with DEX-3 but it looks good. The wait list (side list) will be absolutely critical for us. Our DJ gets busy with people coming to the DJ table and the music must keep playing. The side list looks like it will work.

    We have 200 playlists for many types of gigs. And they are long, 100 songs is typical. So getting a requested song to the top of the wait list is very important. Going to the bottom of the wait list to double click is not good.

    We need a right click menu item that will “Load Next”. This means that finding a song with search can go to the top of the wait list with a right click menu selection.

    Also drag and drop should be able to drop a song where we move the cursor to, not at the end of the list.

    #14565

    Joe
    Participant

    We will always use the two deck skin. The right click menu shows load in deck 1, 2, 3 and 4. This menu should not show items that are not relevant. It should only show load in deck 1 and 2.

    #14566

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Hello ajhj11, and welcome!

    We are going to allow users to ‘drag to position’ in the sidelist. However, you can double-click a song in the sidelist to immediately send it to the top of the list. So if you double click the song to send to the sidelist, and then double click the song in the sidelist, it will move to the top so it’s played next. A workaround for you, for now!

    We will likely keep the options to load to deck 3/4 even if you’re using the 2-deck skin. Users with 4-channel DJ controllers may still want to use the decks even while hidden. Or, a DJ may want to be able to load those decks from the 2-deck skin before selecting a 4-deck skin. The skins are just that as well, just an ‘overlay’ of sorts – thus menu functionality doesn’t change when switching between interfaces.

    #14886

    GDR
    Participant

    Will apple music be integrated as pulselocker is?
    Would be good for those who already have that subscription.

    #14888

    jahman26
    Participant

    Could you add backspin (rewind) to the fx pls

    Thanks

    #14889

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    HI GDR,

    There are a couple reasons why Apple Music support may never happen.

    Apple doesn’t have an open API for us to use for one that would be conducive to DJ software. The bigger one however is that it’s not a commercially legal service – it’s only for home/personal use (read their TOS agreement). That’s what separates Pulselocker from other streaming services (IE apple music, spotify, deezer etc) — it’s legal for commercial use, designed for DJs and venues.

    Things can always change, of course. If a service like apple music looks like it will present value to our core customers, pro DJs, later we will definitely consider implementation.

    #14890

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    jahman26, you can do your own backspin if you use a DJ controller (with jog wheel) or time code vinyl (ms pinky). I can certainly see if we can create an automated way to perform a backspin in a future release.

    #14925

    MusicMan
    Participant

    Using V3.9 now with no problems.
    I notice that songs do no hit history now until they have been playing for 20 seconds, I don’t know about anyone else but for me personally if the songs loaded in the decks could remain greyed out at the top of the playlist until they hit the history list it would be very helpful.

    #14926

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Kinda confused on this request…what exactly do you mean by remain at the ‘top of the list’? Do you mean at the top of the side list?

    So you don’t want songs to be removed from the list when loaded, just greyed out? The greyed out function and history are tied together, songs don’t grey out until they’ve been played for 20 seconds as well. So both the ‘grey out’ and the song being sent to history are both part of the same 20 second timer.

    #14946

    elkosupertech
    Participant

    I would still like to request support for the Numark NS7ii controller.

    #14947

    krazeedevil
    Participant

    Would like the ability to add MP4 Videos and Singers names to Karaoke Sidelist please

    #14960

    MusicMan
    Participant

    Hello Ryan
    My terminology probably! I called the sidelist “playlist”.
    CURRENTLY
    Song loads into a deck from sidelist and is removed from sidelist.
    After 20 seconds song appears in history and is greyed out in current list.
    MY IDEA
    Song loads into a deck from sidelist and remains greyed out in sidelist.
    After 20 seconds song appears in history and is removed from sidelist (exactly when song is greyed out in current list is not that important.)
    Hope this makes sense now.

    #14980

    Dj Sanibel
    Participant

    Hi Ryan
    Dex 3 really running great. I have one request to disable Party Time Karaoke like you can in options for Pulselocker?

    #14981

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Glad to hear that, DJ Sanibel!

    We will likely add that option. It was really paramount for Pulselocker, since when you clicked on the icon (or scrolled past it with a DJ controller) it would launch the window about starting a free trial or logging in. Party Tyme doesn’t pop up anything, not unless you right click. Regardless, we’ll add the option to disable it!

    #15069

    par911
    Participant

    I’d like to see the context menus on the touch interface be touch capable instead of the standard windows popup menus. In touch mode it’s difficult to navigate to the correct menu option, especially if you’ve got big fingers!

    #15265

    DaddyBav
    Participant

    My VERY old version of PCDJ Red (The original) allowed me to move folders and waitlists about using CTRL…Is this possible?

    #15266

    DaddyBav
    Participant

    What about control with an APP either Android or IOS?

    #15267

    Ryan Sherr
    Keymaster

    Hi DaddyBav, we already support the SongbookDB remote request system in our Karaoki software, but not in DEX 3 (yet). We are also considering other potential solutions for remote requests in DEX 3.

    You do not have a method (also a “yet!”) to move playlists around right now, they go in the order created. We will have an update to allow sorting and manual placement, and likely one if not both of these items should come in one of the next couple of updates.

    I know when it all boils down it doesn’t matter much, but DEX 3 doesn’t utilize any third-party code. Even calls to the OS (windows or MAC) aren’t done. This means the DEX 3 code is self reliant and the same ‘code’ can work on any OS. It helps us keep nimble. One code to maintain and deploy instead of having totally different windows/mac (and other OS’s, such as android/ios) versions. I know this isn’t the case for most of our main competitors. It’s a modern way to ‘code’ and DEX 3 is a pretty young application still comparatively. All of the older PCDJ software titles utilized some third party code, even slivers of it in the original RED 5.2.

    The downside to this is that everything, from features like ‘drag and drop’ to double-click, has to be created by development. That is a reason why some items lack some polish, and some features such as re-ordering playlists, aren’t completed yet.

    Again, I realize it’s all about the end result for the DJ/user – just wanted you to know what the excuse was 😉

    #15268

    DaddyBav
    Participant

    Hey Ryan, thanks for the reply.

    I’ve created a user list, exported….how do I import? I

    #15269

    DaddyBav
    Participant

    Hey Ryan, thanks for the reply.

    I’ve created a user list, exported….how do I import? I’ve deleted the contents and want to reimport????

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