DJ Software: DEX 3.2 Update Now Available for Download

DEX 3 is PCDJ’s best DJ software for DJs that want to #MixEverything — Music, Music Videos and Karaoke.  Our developers worked through the holidays to bring us a new DEX 3.2 release, the latest free update for DEX 3 users.

DEX 3.2 is now available for download, here’s what’s new and improved:
IMPORTANT: the Windows version needs DirectX 10/11 compatible hardware (99% of Windows 7/8/8.1 machines should be compatible.  If you’re using older Windows 7 hardware you can download a Direct X 9 specific version from the DEX 3 support page HERE).

  • Video Mix Recording (Beta Feature with various resolution recording options included)
  • Windows 64 Bit Support
  • 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 without a rebuild (We plan to offer this in 3.3
  • 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 other performance improvements and bug fixes

Additional Release Notes:

  • Video recording is at experimental/beta stage; you need a powerful computer to use it (especially if you’re looking to record in HD quality)
  • The video window needs to be in full-screen mode if you want the best quality
  • For now you can record to MP4 (on Mac) and MPG (on Windows)
  • Database loading time: on a regular computer we can read from the database about 10K tracks in 1s (so about 100K tracks in 10s)

NOTE: If you receive a message stating “d3dx9_43.dll Not Found” please be sure to update your version of Direct X

6 replies
    • Ryan Sherr
      Ryan Sherr says:

      Bryan, they are two applications that mix most media formats, but they stand on their own merits. Rather than try to do an A-B comparison, which is always hard with DJ software (Since on paper they may look the same, but HOW things work may be very different), we invite you to try the fully functional demo to see if you prefer it over the competition. We think you will!

    • DJ Vargas
      DJ Vargas says:

      Bryan, just try Dex 3 and you’ll notice the difference. Especially with video mixing, so stable and accurate! and then there is Karaoke. It has 4-deck, although decks A, B, C, D plays allmost all kind of media files, you can only view video files in decks A and B, but what moore do you need?. you can (create own skins) change the look of the GUI to your very own likings and needs, I dont think many other DJ-software has this feature. It’s stable, fast and each fuction uses the right computer resourses (hardware)

      No, I don’t work at PCDJ, I’m just a DJ from Sweden who happens to love my craft…
      /DJ Vargas

  1. Chris
    Chris says:

    How many live camera streams does it support? Also, I can’t get the previous version to accept my usb capture card to stream video in, but grand VJ grabs it just fine…..any changes in the video capture areas?

    • Ryan Sherr
      Ryan Sherr says:

      Chris, I’m not certain where you saw this data. We do not currently support live camera feeds. This is something to be done for DEX 3 however. DEX 3 is now 2 months old, a new “foundation” for our next 5-10 years of updates. We have a lot on the “to-do” list that will come in the way of free updates. Just like the last 2 updates we’ve put out since the initial DEX 3 release, updates should come about once a month. Keep in mind the software is designed for mixing music videos – not a “VJ” app like grand VJ.

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