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Is Your DJ Controller Supported Under MAC OS High Sierra?

MAC OS High Sierra Supported DJ Controllers

Last week we gave the green light to DEX 3, DEX 3 RE and LYRX users to upgrade to macOS High Sierra. Our DJ mixing software and karaoke platforms are thoroughly tested and performance-ready on Apples latest OS.

However, the green light came with a tinge of yellow and a note of caution — check with your DJ controller manufacturer to confirm whether or not your DEX 3 or DEX 3 RE supported hardware was also road-ready with High Sierra.

Thankfully, the leading DJ controller manufacturers have released statements regarding High Sierra support, with most providing lists for which DEX 3 DJ software supported DJ controllers are supported and which currently are not within their lineup.

Find links to the official DJ equipment manufacturer statements and view supported DJ controllers lists below from Numark, Pioneer DJ, Denon DJ, Novation, and Hercules.

DJ Controller Manufacturer MAC OS High Sierra Support

  1. Numark | Not Officially Supported — Check The List
  2. Pioneer DJ | Some DJ controllers Supported — Read Company Statement
  3. Denon DJ | Some DJ Controllers Supported — Check The List
  4. Novation | Some DJ Controllers Supported — Check The List
  5. Hercules DJ | Officially Supported — Check The List


Have questions regarding DJ controllers, support for High Sierra, and/or what hardware would be ideal for you and DEX 3 or DEX 3 RE? Please leave them in the comments section below!

4 replies
  1. Mario
    Mario says:

    Ryan, Do you know when the update for the option in Dex3 to disable Party Tyme Karaoki is going to be released? The guys have made a mess out of The laptop trying to eliminate it themselves. They are not into Karaoki.

    • Ryan Sherr
      Ryan Sherr says:

      Hello Mario, It will likely be in the next update – which will be posted after our new DJ DEX iOS app launches in a couple of weeks. I’m curious why the “PT logo” seems to be that much of a distraction, however? It’s just a small passive image in the navigation pane in the browser. It won’t do anything unless you log in so there’s nothing that gets in the way of other tasks (save for about 30px of space). It’s just like any other main library tree tab (such as iTunes, Users lists, Special lists etc). It could be that I’m missing something in your communication so please let me know!

      With Pulselocker, the log in window would pop up every time you scrolled past it using a keyboard or DJ controller – thus it did get it in the way of normal operations and why we quickly released an option to hide it.

      • Mario
        Mario says:

        They have the Audio mp3’s folders in user lists and the mp4 video’s in the favorite’s list so its loaded in there. PT right in the middle so they see it. They are very particular and very good at keeping the dance floor full but they just have a dislike for Karaoki ,bottom line and will be happy when they don’t see that line. They were used to Virtual Dj and now using Dex 3. This is there only complaint.
        Looking at it, it would be nice to eliminate Special list also. You can create a new playlist just by right clicking so its not needed. Make the browser area as clean as it can be and save it for our Audio and Video folders.

        • Ryan Sherr
          Ryan Sherr says:

          Thanks for the explanation, Mario! Just let them know we plan to add the check box to disable PT in the next official DEX 3 update. Special Lists may be a different story, since that’s where your ‘history’ (which you can filter by date) is displayed. We have other plans for that area, such as a new ‘suggestion list’ (that will suggest songs to play that match up well with the existing playing song).

          Providing you just keep the browser focus on the ‘favorites’ area (leave it expanded) in the navigation pane it should appear like you’re just viewing your audio/video folders.

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