November 17, 2016 at 10:54 am #10734
Will there ever be an android version of DEX?November 17, 2016 at 10:57 am #10735
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.November 17, 2016 at 11:12 am #10736
A little DEX android edition teaser image to build your anticipation 😉November 27, 2016 at 9:39 pm #10902
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.November 28, 2016 at 3:07 am #10903
I think you need to update your Dex3 mate. It’s been there for a few months now mate.November 28, 2016 at 4:57 am #10904
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?
JoãoNovember 28, 2016 at 2:17 pm #10917
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.December 20, 2016 at 6:34 pm #11258
I love it! What I’d love to see is subfolders of my playlist. Easier for sorting and tidy too !May 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm #13076
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.
sorry if this was a repeat.May 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm #13077
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/IgI8FYTuv8sMay 13, 2017 at 6:59 am #13290
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.May 13, 2017 at 11:19 am #13291
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.May 13, 2017 at 1:05 pm #13292
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.May 14, 2017 at 8:01 pm #13294
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.May 15, 2017 at 11:01 am #13301
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!May 16, 2017 at 5:32 am #13354
Agreed.June 3, 2017 at 1:46 pm #13545
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).June 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm #13546
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. .June 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm #13560
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!).June 10, 2017 at 8:13 pm #13666
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!June 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm #13681
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).June 12, 2017 at 12:33 pm #13682
Any development on Songbookdb being added to Dex 3 yet Ryan?June 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm #13684
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.June 24, 2017 at 12:54 pm #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.
-JamesJune 27, 2017 at 3:15 am #13858
Thanks James. That’s what I’m doing at the moment. It would be great if it all worked together though.July 8, 2017 at 8:06 pm #14090
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.July 10, 2017 at 10:39 am #14095
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!July 11, 2017 at 4:14 pm #14130
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.July 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm #14131
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.July 11, 2017 at 4:57 pm #14132
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.July 11, 2017 at 5:02 pm #14133
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!July 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm #14134
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).July 11, 2017 at 6:08 pm #14140
That was the problem on the scroll bar/button. It does not have to be off by much to not work. Thanks.July 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm #14142
I do not use Itunes so smart playlists will be very nice.July 22, 2017 at 4:22 pm #14296
I would like to be able to ‘save’ a user list without having to close and reopen DEX 3August 8, 2017 at 7:45 pm #14564
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.August 8, 2017 at 7:56 pm #14565
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.August 9, 2017 at 9:59 am #14566
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.September 9, 2017 at 11:04 pm #14886
Will apple music be integrated as pulselocker is?
Would be good for those who already have that subscription.September 11, 2017 at 10:31 am #14888
Could you add backspin (rewind) to the fx pls
ThanksSeptember 11, 2017 at 10:52 am #14889
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.September 11, 2017 at 10:54 am #14890
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.September 14, 2017 at 1:39 pm #14925
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.September 14, 2017 at 2:31 pm #14926
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.September 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm #14946
I would still like to request support for the Numark NS7ii controller.September 18, 2017 at 1:37 pm #14947
Would like the ability to add MP4 Videos and Singers names to Karaoke Sidelist pleaseSeptember 19, 2017 at 12:19 pm #14960
My terminology probably! I called the sidelist “playlist”.
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.
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.September 21, 2017 at 8:15 am #14980
Dex 3 really running great. I have one request to disable Party Time Karaoke like you can in options for Pulselocker?September 21, 2017 at 9:39 am #14981
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!September 27, 2017 at 5:05 pm #15069
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!October 20, 2017 at 5:27 pm #15265
My VERY old version of PCDJ Red (The original) allowed me to move folders and waitlists about using CTRL…Is this possible?October 20, 2017 at 5:28 pm #15266
What about control with an APP either Android or IOS?October 20, 2017 at 5:42 pm #15267
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 😉October 21, 2017 at 11:36 am #15268
Hey Ryan, thanks for the reply.
I’ve created a user list, exported….how do I import? IOctober 21, 2017 at 11:39 am #15269
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????October 23, 2017 at 10:28 am #15280
Just create an empty playlist and then click the “+” button on the DEX 3 skin (along the same horizontal bar as the search box window) and select “import playlist” and double-click the m3u to import. Here’s a tutorial on this: http://www.pcdj.com/dj-software-tutorial-video-importing-playlists-from-dex-2-into-dex-3/November 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm #15503
Still waiting for a Play Count feature, pleeeeease. And is there any chance of having tracks greyed out in User Lists once they’ve been played? thanks.November 14, 2017 at 5:28 pm #15504
Thanks Willie. We want to add the ‘play count’ feature, too 🙂
Songs already do grey out (in all lists) after 20 seconds of steady playback. This was added a couple versions back. You can find it on the release notes on the DEX 3 support page (scroll down a bit to find version history for all DEX 3 updates): http://www.pcdj.com/support/dex-3-support/
Songs used to grey out (in prior builds) as soon as you loaded the song to the deck. Now they only grey out if they’ve been played for more than 20 seconds.November 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm #15561
I brought this up awhile ago, but it may have been lost in the shuffle. It would be great to be able to save a playlist/or user list without having to shut down and reopen DEX 3.November 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm #15562
Hi Robbie, hope you’re well! The “save now” option is already on the ‘to-do’!November 25, 2017 at 3:03 am #15656
Ability to play right or left audio for older mpg files and
ability to select audio channel for multi audio channel mp4.
none of your competitors has thisDecember 16, 2017 at 12:35 am #15956
Would people be interested in a search history? I did a middle school dance and it would be nice to look at what you searched for, so you had a record of music you may want to get.
This is just a question as I have not had time to load and try 22.214.171.124. With the right click to unload a deck does it go back into the play list if that is where it was loaded from? If not that would be nice.December 18, 2017 at 9:20 am #15959
sagaraptor – yes, multiplex file support is on the DEX 3 to-do 🙂
mrmagoo – interesting suggesting (search history!). This is something in Karaoki so I could see the benefit here too. When you load songs from a playlist (not the sidelist, user lists) they aren’t removed – so unloading the deck back to the playlist wouldn’t be helpful. If you mean the sidelist area I could see the benefit. Maybe for a future release indeed!December 18, 2017 at 11:01 am #15960
It sounds like we are thinking the same. Just using different terminology. When I say playlist I mean the one on the right that will auto load. If we get auto delete on load from there like I am hoping, then it would be beneficial.December 19, 2017 at 8:26 pm #15977
Possible to add a record button for karaoke singers, i seem to have a problem with my laptops on Karaoki to play video, so i would love to see this feature added to Dex3 as videos work without problem on it!
rejjiebeeDecember 20, 2017 at 9:33 am #15980
rejjiebee, that would require you to run the mic through the computer — is that something you do? Typically KJs don’t do this since they require a minimum of 2 mics and zero latency (which a computer will produce).
You can actually already do this if you plan to run a mic through DEX 3. DEX 3 has built-in MIC support and controls, and it will get recorded with the mixed audio output.
Also, most Karaoki users can play video files providing they install a codec pack (and make sure you have the very latest Karaoki public beta installed). Here’s the codec pack that’s been most successful for Karaoki users: http://www.pcdj.com/download-the-pcdj-karaoke-video-codec-pack-play/January 3, 2018 at 4:01 pm #16087
It would be great if we could create playlist folders in dex’s database or at least Dex could “see” the playlist folders from itunes.
Stelios, GreeceJanuary 9, 2018 at 3:33 am #16122
Just to make sure I have the terminology right the sidelist is the one on the extreme right where “Auto” plays songs from.
When the “unload” option came along I sort of expected that the unloaded song would go back to the bottom of the sidelist so that if you still wanted it you did not have to go look for it over again. As an example you decide to change the song playing next but you still want to play the one you unloaded later on.
At the moment “Unload” does not seem a great benefit the way it works.
Are there any future plans for “Smart” user lists?.January 9, 2018 at 10:17 am #16123
MusicMan, there would be some ‘logic’ issues to work out if the song was placed into the sidelist (far right list as you said). Keep in mind many will load to the decks and never use the sidelist at all. So unloading wouldn’t put the song anywhere else. When we received requests for unloading the deck it wasn’t related to the sidelist, but rather just a way to clear the deck out entirely – not because they incorrectly loaded the wrong song. Keep in mind if you MANUALLY load from the sidelist (not using automix or mix now features) the song remains in the sidelist still anyway (you can manually remove by clicking on the song and clicking the delete key on your keyboard).
And yes, Smart Playlists are on the to-do already. They will be under the “Special Lists” area of the DEX 3 browser once available. You’ll also have the ‘suggestion list’ that will suggest songs to play next based on what you’re currently playing (using a few parameters).January 9, 2018 at 10:37 am #16124
I would like to see wifi cast to a smart TV for the video screen pleaseJanuary 9, 2018 at 12:19 pm #16125
Thanks, Billy! However, if that was possible you’d have to broadcast the audio through the TV as well. If you use a DJ controller/audio interface (or your built in sound card) for the audio output you’d have sync issues with the video/audio (TV video would be slower than the audio output). So the only way this would be feasible is if you broadcasted both the video AND the audio to the TV.
Not out of the question…just not sure it’s a ‘pro’ solution!January 9, 2018 at 1:42 pm #16126
my smart TV has the ARC feature, audio recognition, that goes back to the amp along the HDMI cable, and I use it when I cast video from my computer, I wanted to use the PCDJ program for obvious reasonsJanuary 9, 2018 at 1:50 pm #16127
Ah, OK, got it!January 9, 2018 at 2:14 pm #16128
I know you said a while ago that Songbookdb was not a priority. You also stated quite a while ago that it was fresh enough. I get what yiu say there. It looks fairly basic compared to how Dex3 looks so Im in agreement.
You mentioned KaraoQ as another possible option but their prices are extortionate. Is there any possibility innthe future of your own Dex3 Songbookdb type of online songbook/hoster?
I kid you not, I am getting more work than I can handle ever since introducing Songbookdb to my karaoke show. Customers and the pub managers love it and not too many here in the UK are using it, so its keeping me ahead of the pack.
Just a suggestion.
Dave.January 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm #16129
Id be happy to pay a monthly subscription and Im sure many others woud too.January 9, 2018 at 2:19 pm #16130
Thanks. Dave! By no means are we ignoring remote request support for DEX 3. It’s in our plans. Whether that’s with a third party such as SongbookDB, karaoQ (which will have an option priced at $19) or of our own creation is still undecided.
We have a karaoke specific update for DEX 3 coming in the next couple of weeks that includes rotation management and the ability to setup a list for ‘filler music’ (that will not use the sidelist, nor the regular decks, for playback). After that we’ll start looking at ‘what’s next’…January 9, 2018 at 2:43 pm #16131
I’d happily pay $19 a month. I’m sure your own creation would put all the others to shame.January 10, 2018 at 7:24 am #16132
“And yes, Smart Playlists are on the to-do already. They will be under the “Special Lists” area of the DEX 3 browser once available. You’ll also have the ‘suggestion list’ that will suggest songs to play next based on what you’re currently playing (using a few parameters).”
Ryan, Great post!!!
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