5 Unique Things You May Not Know About Our DJ Software

We busted into our lead developers bat cave today  — where we make all the wonderful toy’s — to pull him away from working on the 3.4 DJ software updates (we only set back the upcoming 3.4  update at minute or two, promise!)  to ask him a question:  What are 5 unique and strong points of our DEX 3 and RED Mobile 3 DJ software platforms versus the competition?

After explaining a few of the under-the-hood capabilities entirely too technically (developers tend to communicate at higher frequencies) we requested that he bring it down a level or two for the rest of us “normal DJs” – here’s what he came up with:

Development Speak | 5 Unique Things About Our DJ Software

  1. DEX 3 and RED Mobile 3 support one million tracks in the database and/or lists and can still search and filter the tracks instantly.
  2. On MAC OSX our DJ software is native 64bit, so it can use lot of available RAM and subsequently be lightning quick when searching and mixing music videos.
  3. Up to 8 MIDI/HID DJ controllers can be used at the same time in our DJ programs, and all controllers are detected and initialized on DEX 3 start-up automatically. Simply configure the audio outputs, that’s it.
  4. DEX 3 and RED Mobile 3 use a “Hardware Accelerated Interface” (Full OpenGL/Direct3D11) – While your DJ machines video card (GPU) is busy with the interface and the video effects/transitions, the computers processor (CPU) is free to do the music and video mixing, as well as all other audio functions.   This insures rock-solid stability and great resource management while mixing music videos with DEX 3.
  5. Simple but very powerful audio routing: No pre-defined and otherwise limited settings here, you have independent selections for all decks, inputs and additional preview/monitoring channels.

We plan to revisit this same question after the 3.4 (or 3.5) free updates are available – as there are a number of new and innovated features on the horizon for PCDJ!



6 replies
  1. Gustavo Ramirez
    Gustavo Ramirez says:

    Which system will.run with mac ox operating system and could i see amsamplenof it……im currently running Kjams for my karaoke & using serrato dj for my dj-ing

    • Ryan Sherr
      Ryan Sherr says:

      Hello Gustavo,

      I would suggest checking out DEX 3 for MAC – as it’s DJ and karaoke software in one. We also plan to add quite a bit more in the way of karaoke features throughout this year (free updates!). You can learn more about DEX 3 and download a free trial for MAC HERE

  2. Chris
    Chris says:

    We have noticed two things we are not happy with. The software uses a lot of memory which makes are cheaper laptops struggle. We have over ten. We found we can turn the latency down and it fixes the crack. The other thing is if you open the software without the double sound card it will take the settings back to default and keep them there. You haft to reset them when you use your system again. When you have twelve DJs it creates a problem.

    • Ryan Sherr
      Ryan Sherr says:

      Thanks Chris, Please keep in mind version 3 (RED Mobile 3 and DEX 3) is a brand new – Built-from-scratch – platform.

      DEX 3 and RED Mobile 3 are built for new computers, and take advantage of the latest capabilities provided from the OS (64bit for MAC for instance, or Direct X 11 on Windows 7/8). Basically, you only want to use machines built in the last 2 years – or what’s to come out in the next 5-10. The new core code has been built to support the next 5-10 years of updates, and in order to do that support for older systems (and older version of direct X) is necessary. We can’t make giant leaps forward in design and feature upgrades without dropping support for under-powered or older machines. Just like MS dropped support for XP, you have to make some concessions in order to truly move forward and focus on the now and the next. We’re striving for leading edge design, and supporting now-antiquated machines would be a proverbial boat-anchor.

      Since we cater to pro DJs many re-invest in their business and gear every couple of years – including new machines. It’s part of business overhead, and your DJ computer is the epicenter. It’s the brains. It’s worth investing in.

      Here’s our minimum requirements for DEX 3/RED Mobile 3:


      Windows: 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
      2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Quad / Core i3/i5/i7 / Amd Phenon (Celeron Not Recommended)
      4 GIG RAM or Better
      Video Card: Dedicated Graphics Card with at least 512MB (or Intel HD 3000 Series or better)
      DirectX/ASIO Compatible Multi-Channel Audio Interface
      200 MB free on the hard-drive


      Mac: OSX 10.7.5 (Lion) or greater
      2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / Core i3/i5/i7
      4 GIG RAM or Better
      Video Card: Dedicated Graphics Card with at least 512MB (or Intel HD 3000 Series or better)
      Multichannel Core Audio soundcard
      200 MB free on the hard-drive

      Note: The above are recommendations for standard 480p Video file Mixing.
      – for 720p HD videos (1280×720) — at least 4GB of RAM, 8GB recommended, a video card with at least 512MB video RAM
      – for 1080p/1080i full HD videos (1920×1080) — at least 4GB of RAM, 8GB recommended, a video card with at least 1gb video RAM

      As per the sound card, this is by design. As if we didn’t default back to the default users wouldn’t know why songs won’t play in the decks (if no sound card is plugged in, the transport controls won’t operate). It created a lot of confusion when we didn’t revert to default. I’m sure you know, it’s easy to re-select the proper output driver in options (audio tab).

      I hope that clears things up. I know you likely have a bunch of machines you’ve invested in that you want to keep using, but in order for us to keep a competitive edge in a very competitive DJ market space we needed to build the foundation for machines built today and for what’s coming soon!

  3. Paul Denslow
    Paul Denslow says:

    I’ve just purchased RED Mobile seems OK but I find the top part annoyingly big takes up nearly half the screen leaving not enough room for track lists IMHO are there any skins available giving more space for track listings ?
    Also I now wish I had purchased DEX 3 instead are there any special upgrade deals if RED has already been purchased ?

    • Ryan Sherr
      Ryan Sherr says:

      Hello Paul,

      What resolution are you running? The higher the resolution the display, the more area is allocated for the browser. You can indeed use a DEX 3 skin with RED Mobile 3 however! The “Video tab” wont’ work, but you can download this DEX 3 2-deck zipped skin file for RED Mobile 3 and unzip it and drop the contents into: Documents -> RED-Mobile3 -> Skins. Do this with RED Mobile 3 closed. Then you can access the skin in RED Mobile 3’s options (select user interface drop down menu under the general tab): DOWNLOAD DEX 3 2-DECK SKIN

      You can purchase DEX 3 for $149 as an existing RED Mobile 3 user however if you’re not satisfied with using the DEX 3 2-deck skin for RED Mobile 3.

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