It was only just yesterday that we posted a preview of the new RED Mobile 3 DJ software. It’s now available to download!
RED Mobile 3 is a free upgrade for RED Mobile 2 customers. While RED Mobile 3 will not install over top of RED Mobile 2, it will pick up your RED Mobile 2 activation so it will open fully licensed and ready to mix. You’ll want to view the introduction to RED Mobile 3 tutorial video at the bottom of this post, and also take a look at how you can import playlists from RED Mobile 2 into RED Mobile 3 (The video showcases DEX 3, but the import function works the same way).
As DEX 3 DJ mixing software users already know, the new version 3 platform is a major core-upgrade to RED Mobile in every sense of the word. Version 3 is the new foundation for our next generation of free updates — and we’re just getting started.
RED Mobile 3 – Major Notable Changes:
- The software was completely re-engineered with extensive parts rewritten from scratch.
- Extensive performance optimizations and stability improvements
- Graphics engine completely rewritten
- Optimizations to allow for up to one million tracks in the database
- You can view list in 2 distinct modes: full mode and simple/table mode (the old way)
* 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, resize columns, lock sorting or resizing, sort by clicking on the columns (and revert the sorting by clicking on the “No.” column header)
- Retina support for the latest Macs (with dynamic on-off when needed)
- Dynamic skin resize (including full screen native Mac support)
- Controllers engine rewritten (the old scripts are 99% compatible – no changes needed in most scripts)
- NEW Sidelist/automix list
- Album artwork in lists/explorer (and optionally over the jog-wheels)
- Tracks’ tags are always used (even when browsing disk folders)
- Sound display rendering greatly improved (RMS waveform + rhythm waveform overlapped)
- Sound display blinks when the track is close to the end (<30 seconds left)
- Setting to enable/disable resetting of pitch after auto-mix
- iTunes integration completely rewritten (much faster and better, tracks retain original order in playlists, etc)
- Added compatibility with iTunes 12 (and fixed crash when loading huge iTunes libraries)
- You can right click in the History list and you can filter by specific date
- 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)
- Mac: the app is now 64-bit (MacOSX 10.7+)
- Multiple search improvements (including below:)
- Added setting to Preferences: “Search in the middle of words” (eg. to allow you to find “bcd” in “abcde”)
- Added new keyboard shortcuts:
– <Enter> adds all inserted tracks in the current list to the sidelist
– <Cmd/Ctrl + A> inserts/clears all tracks in the list
– <Insert> inserts the current track selected in the list
– <Cmd/Ctrl + Up/Down arrow keys> drags/moves the current selected track up or down
– <Cmd/Ctrl + PageUp/PageDown> or <Cmd/Ctrl + Home/End> drags/moves the current selected track to top/bottom of the list
- Select tracks: you can use the <mouse + Shift> or <mouse + Cmd/Ctrl> keys
- Select tracks: you can use the keyboard (eg. <Shift + Up/Down> arrow keys)
- Lots of bug fixes and small improvements
IMPORTANT: the Windows version needs DirectX 10/11 compatible hardware (99% of Windows 7/8/8.1 machines should be OK).