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.
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.