DEX 3 Software Downloads:

Activation Instructions:

To unlock the free trial, click on “click here to buy/unlock the full version” in the center of the skin below the crossfader in the 4 deck skin or above deck A in the 2 deck skin. Then click “I already bought it”. Please copy your license code from the original purchase email you received when you purchased and select “paste” on the activation screen.

If you are going to type the code in manually (you don’t have an original purchase email or you have a hard copy) please make sure that you enter in the code with your CAPS LOCK ON.

If you lost your Activation code Please Contact Support here and submit a ticket requesting a code look up.

Please do not call Technical Support for an activation code as we do not give out licensing information over the phone. This is for the protection of the original license holder

Realted Downloads and Manuals

Instructional Videos

General features Overview

Skipping, Stuttering, Audio Drop Outs and other Performance Issues

If you are using WDM / DIRECT SOUND drivers for your soundcard try increasing the buffer / latency setting in Options->Audio / MIDI page.

If you are using ASIO drivers, open the ASIO driver control panel and try increasing the Buffer / latency Settings.

If you are using a Mac and CORE AUDIO drivers for your soundcard try increasing the buffer / latency setting in Options->Audio / MIDI page.

IF CHANGING BUFFER SETTINGS DOES NOT RESOLVE THE ISSUE:
Please see this page for more information on preparing your Windows machine for pro audio use: System Optimization For PCDJ Software

Version History:

DEX 3.9.0.3 Changes

  • Added Party Tyme Karaoke subscription service
  • Any tracks loaded will be marked as played (and added to History) only after about 20 seconds of actual playback
  • Fixed several issues related to Pulselocker
  • Fixed rare crash when closing the app
  • Various performance optimizations

DEX 3.8.0.1 Changes

DEX 3.8.0 Changes

  • Always-in-sync (sync-lock/beat-lock) – press Sync once and the song will stay in-sync with the master deck
  • Steady-rhythm BPM detection mode (for sync-lock) – works best for songs with perfect tempo (eg. electronic music)
  • Colored waveform’s (3 distinct layers so you can clearly see the rhythm and RMS/global levels)
  • Once you’ve analyzed a track (either by loading it or by using the batch Analyze/all feature) it will load instantly thereafter
  • 3 new Daytime skins (and tweaks for the Nighttime skins)
  • 3 new controllers supported: Denon MC7000, Hercules P32 DJ, Reloop Mixon 4
  • You can open ‘Edit Overlays’ window + switch between overlays from the skin itself (available in the 2-decks Nighttime/Daytime skins) (make sure you save/copy your overlays to ‘Documents/PCDJ-DEX3/Overlays’ if you want them to show up in the drop-down list)
  • Added spinner/text to see background tasks status (eg. how many items are still to be processed by ‘Analyze all’)
  • You can now minimize the main window (on your own display or switch to a different app while the secondary video window will remain visible)
  • Fixed crash when scanning bad/corrupt mp3s
  • Various bug fixes and optimizations

Skin Actions Update:

For people who design or edit skins we have added the following skin actions (see the skins included in the app for examples):

  • Added button actions: ‘show_video_overlays’, ‘enable_video_overlays’, ‘deck_cfassign_left’, ‘deck_cfassign_thru’, ‘deck_cfassign_right’ (to assign a deck to the crossfader)
  • Added drop-down actions: ‘dropdown_video_overlay’
  • Added text actions: ‘background_tasks_remaining’
  • Added image actions: ‘img_background_tasks_spinner’
  • Removed text actions: ‘status_background_processing’ – please replace with ‘background_tasks_remaining’ in all your skins

Controller Scripting Update:

For controller scripts (mappings) we have added the following:

  • Actions to assign a deck to the crossfader (to the left side, right side or simply skip the crossfader (THRU)): ‘deckCFAssignToLeft’, ‘deckCFAssignToThru’, ‘deckCFAssignToRight, ‘deckSetCFAssign’ (input values for ‘deckSetCFAssign’: 0 (left), 1 (THRU), 2 (right))
  • Notifications: global: recording; per-deck: cuepos11 .. cuepos16, looppos1 .. looppos8, fxCutoffLP, fxCutoffHP, fxBitCrusher, fxTremolo

DEX 3.7.5.1 Changes

  • Updated to support latest Pulselocker SDK (Fixed random streaming issue)
  • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements

DEX 3.7.5 Changes

  • Contextual menu to add Pulselocker songs to the Locker (to “Offline tracks”); you can also remove them as well as download as many track selections at a time as you wish.
  • Right-click on Pulselocker search results and use the “Download To Offline Tracks” option to retrieve songs to your hard drive. Use “Remove From Offline Tracks” to dump.
  • Added icons to show the status of a Pulselocker track (downloading, downloaded, removing, cloud, etc)
  • Updated Pulselocker SDK to latest version (1.2.2)
  • Excluded Pulselocker cloud tracks from the regular search results (it will still show tracks from the Locker – tracks that you have on your computer)
  • 7 new DJ controllers supported (zero-configure / map files included with software installation):
    – Behringer CMD Studio 2A
    – Behringer CMD Studio 4A
    – Hercules DJControl Instinct P8
    – Reloop DJ Beatmix 4 MK2
    – Pioneer DJ DDJ-RB
    – Pioneer DJ DDJ-RR
    – Pioneer DDJ WeGO2 (the original WeGO and the WeGO3 are also supported)
  • Updated M-Audio Xponent script (auto detection should work OK in all instances)
  • Other minor bug fixes and performance optimizations (eg. slightly faster searching/search results)

DEX 3.7.0.1 Changes

  • Video Graphics Overlays (add custom text, images, videos to the video screen.  “show logo” on screen)
  • Custom background (image or video) for Karaoke Singers List
  • “Disable Pulselocker” setting available under the general tab in options
  • Completely re-implemented Karaoke Singers List
  • New skin/scripting actions: “show_video_overlays” skin action, “videoOverlays” MIDI/skin scripting
  • New controller supported: Hercules DJControl Jogvision
  • Multiple fixes for the Denon MC-4000 controller script
  • Several bug fixes and performance improvements

DEX 3.6.1.1 Changes:

  • Lots of internal rewriting/refactoring for overall better performance and stability
  • Fixed crash when right click and drag in the playlist/sidelist
  • Fixed bug with 2-decks skin (mixer controls disabled in some cases)
  • Fixed crash when loading certain tracks
  • Fixed bug with a Windows system file being picked up inadvertently, causing a crash for some.
  • Various optimizations

DEX 3.6.0.1 Changes:

  • Updated and enabled Pulselocker for both Mac and Windows (new 1.2 SDK)
  • Ability to load video files without an audio stream/track
  • Automatically start Pulselocker searching after the user pauses entering text in the search text field (no need to manually press )
  • Fixed link video files to audio for Pulselocker tracks
  • Fixed loading of MP4 files that are actually audio-only (some MP4s with album artwork were loaded by mistake as video tracks)
  • Fixed crash when analyzing/loading tracks with silence only
  • Fixed preference not working (“Enable separate video window”)
  • Automatically configure audio for controllers (if the controller script implements it) + setting to disable/enable it
  • New controller actions and notifications for sampler (very easy to add normal/instant/stutter mode + led blinking to sampler leds on the controller)
  • Fixed microphone problems with various DJ controllers
  • Automatically enable On-Air when Talk is used
  • Completely refactored the file loading system (including multiple bug fixes)
  • Ability to link video files to audio tracks (from a user-selectable videos folder, random video selection is available too)
  • Video tab/panel added to the settings
  • Multiple performance optimizations
  • Various bug fixes

DEX 3.5.7 Changes:

  • New Pulselocker SDK Implemented
  • Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Map Included
  • Reloop RMP-4 Map Included
  • – New DJ Controller scripting actions: “deckLoopMode”, “reloadMidi” (similar to “reloadSkin” but for controllers development)
    – New DJ Controller scripting notification: global: “loopMode” (0 vinyl mode, 1 slip mode)
  • Other small optimizations

DEX 3.5.6 Changes:

  • New Launch logo/icon
  • Using official Pulselocker 1.0 SDK
  • Pulselocker free trial info window added
  • Other small optimizations

DEX 3.5.5 Changes:

  • Musical Key detection (for harmonic mixing) *
  • Setting to enable Key detection (off by default) *
  • Enlarged Pulselocker login window
  • Fixed crash when using Facebook account to connect to Pulselocker
  • Fixed crash when more than 32 HID devices are present (mice, touch-screens, controllers, etc)
  • Minor bug fixes

DEX 3.5 Changes:

  • Pulselocker Streaming Service Support
  • Upgraded BPM detection engine
  • All-New GUI and various skin modes
  • Loop points (saving and recalling loops)
  • New sample decks with many new features (like full players)
  • Effect engine refactoring (internal)
  • DJ Controllers can now be detected using USB VID:PID also on Mac
  • New controllers supported: Denon MC4000, Pioneer DDJ-SX2, Pioneer DDJ-WeGo3
  • When exiting search it restores the last viewed list/folder
  • Graphics rendering improvements (eg. better looking text)
  • Setting to change between then new and the old (compatibility mode) BPM detection
  • Several small bug fixes (including 2 crash fixes) and optimizations
  • Automatic detection of arrival/removal of MIDI controllers (you can now plug in or disconnect devices while DEX 3.5 is running)
  • Fixed rare crash when loading karaoke files
  • Fixed graphical rendering problems with artwork over jog-wheels (for skin
  • Fixed automatic rescanning when a new disk/usb drive is inserted or ejected
  • Fixed automatic rotation on Windows tablet devices
  • Many performance improvements

July 27th, 2015

DEX 3.4 Changes:

  • Brand new BPM detection engine (beta)
  • Icecast support (beta) – broadcast your live mix
  • Scratch tab/panel on the 2-decks skins
  • Loop points (saving and recalling loops)
  • Loop “Slip mode” setting – when exiting the loop it will continue as if no looping occurred (from the position it ought to be)
  • Auto-Cueing completely revamped:
    Automatically detected mix-in and mix-out cue points (IN/OUT)
    Setting to use either soft sounds or percussion for the in/out cue points detection
    Setting to use or not Auto-cueing when loading and for Auto-Mix
  • Effect engine refactoring (internal)
  • New Effects:  Bit Crusher – Robot Delay – Temolo – And new redesigned High-Pass and Low-PassFilters.
  • Samplers improvements incl. Sampler play modes (normal, stutter, instant/momentary), recording, waveform, cutoff filter, monitoring (pre-listen)
  • Controllers can now be detected using USB VID:PID also on Mac
  • Denon MC-6000 MKII DJ Controller is fully supported
  • When exiting search it restores the last viewed list/folder
  • Graphics rendering improvements (eg. better looking text)
  • Setting to change between then new and the old (compatibility mode) BPM detection
  • Several small bug fixes (including 2 crash fixes) and optimizations
  • Drag & drop files from Explorer / Finder to the current-list or the side-list
  • Automatic detection of arrival/removal of MIDI controllers (you can now plug in or disconnect devices while DEX 3.4 is running)

April 9th, 2015

Changes:
– Play-Pause and CUE buttons blinking modes (works on controllers too)
– Key stepper setting (full/half/quarter semitone) now also applied to the key slider (not only to the key up/down buttons)
– Initial Support for the Denon MC-6000 MK2 (more improvement coming in 3.4)
– Denon HC-4500 improvements to the jog-wheels
– Support for WAV+G files (wav+cdg and zipped wav+cdg)
– Black video background when the track is paused (so we can clearly see the karaoke “Next Singer” list)
– Karaoke “Next Singer” list now shows the first 3 singers available in the first 10 tracks (no matter if there are audio tracks in between them)
– Fixed bug: if you drag and re-order singers, the next singer display goes blank.
– Fixed bug: database lost when certain tracks (with over 4000 chars + non-latin chars in the comment tag) are added

FEB 19, 2015

DEX 3.3.1 Changes:
– Reloop MixBeat 2
– Reloop MixBeat 4
– Reloop Terminal Mix 8
– Denon DN-MC6000 improvements
– waveforms amplitude normalized
– allows using special characters in lists names (eg. &)
– fixed several bugs
– minor improvements

JAN 23, 2015

DEX 3.3 changes:
– Added multi-track selection (work for/with: drag&drop tracks (to sidelist or to browser lists), remove tracks, analyse tracks, color/highlight tracks, send to sidelist, etc)
* You can use the or keys
* You can use the keyboard (eg. arrow keys)
– Added 5 new video transitions: Blur, Pixelate, Blinds, Swipe H, Swipe V
– Added setting to Preferences: “Search in the middle of words” (eg. to allow you to find “bcd” in “abcde”)
– Added clock (time) in the included skins
– Added new keyboard shortcuts:
* adds all inserted tracks in the current list to the sidelist
* inserts/clears all tracks in the list
* inserts the current track selected in the list
* drags/moves the current selected track up or down
* or drags/moves the current selected track to top/bottom of the list
– Fixed crash when loading huge iTunes libraries
– Fixed crash: tap/edit BPM from controllers
– Fixed: for skins designers: vertical sound-displays (waveforms) work ok now
– Other small fixes and improvements

DEX 3.2

DEC 30th, 2014

Changes:
– Video mix recording (Beta)
– Windows: Changed the graphics rendering system to DirectX 11 (Much better performance)
– Optimizations to allow for up to one million tracks in the database and the search cache (works on any Mac; 64-bit Windows with 4GB of RAM or more is recommended)
– Searching improved
– Fixed bug: reading tags/album artwork from files/folders with non-standard Latin characters (accents, etc)
Please note that this will work only for new files — the files already added to the database can’t be updated (We plan to offer this in 3.3)
(the only solution/work-around right now is to manually edit the database.xml file and manually remove those badly scanned files and then to re-add them in the software)
– Added 2 simple video fx/filters: Black & White, Sepia
– Fixed crash on Mac when switching between Audio/Video skins
– Updated SkinDesigner with new attributes for playlist and wheel controls
– Several small improvements and bug fixes

Nov 14, 2014

Changes:
– Extensive performance optimizations and stability improvements
– Added list-mode (table-like display mode) for current list/sidelist

* To change between normal and list-mode right-click on the list and select “Toggle view mode” from the popup menu
* You can: change columns order, hide/show columns, re-size columns, lock sorting or re-sizing, sort by clicking on the columns (and revert the sorting by clicking on the “No.” column header)

– Added daytime skins (and also modified master VU-meter color for the original skins)
– Added compatibility with iTunes 12
– Tags support greatly improved for both reading and writing (you can now edit tags for: mp3, m4a, mp4, wav, aif, flac, ogg, wma; note that most video files (except for mp4) don’t support tags so no tag editing is possible on mov, mkv, cdg-zip, au, etc)
– Changed functionality: you can also scroll the lists by dragging them from the right side (very useful for touch-screen users); drag-&-drop still works if you drag a track from the left side; (left 75% drag&drop / right 25% scroll)
– Improved controller engine on MacOSX
– Loaded tracks are “greyed out” (session only)
– Search improvements (includes fixing a search cache issue)
– For skins designers: jog-wheel artwork now possible (spinning or not, you can also use a mask for it)
– On Macs the app is now 64-bit (MacOSX 10.7+)
Known issues (to be addressed in next release):
– On some AMD-powered graphics cards (AMD APU ones more specifically) the interface might not load ok

DEX 3.0.1

Aug 22, 2014

Changes:
– fixed slow searching bug
– changed max favorite folders to 128 (from 32)
– added .divx file support
– small bug fixes

DEX 3.0
August 7th, 2014
* Initial Release