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  1. Don't you just enter your registration number into Deckadance and that's it? I can't remember how I did it last time but mine seems to be working fine on my new laptop, and that was only a few months ago.
  2. They don't need to because they already have their own Engine Prime software which they are working on to catch up with Rekordbox. It would be nice if they copied some ideas from Deckadance (per-FX eq, deckascript, etc). Only a company that makes mainly software, or one that makes hardware but doesn't yet have any decent DJ software of their own, might be interested in buying Deckadance. It would be nice if Denon gave their users proper controller scripting like Deckadance but I highly doubt that will ever happen because it would make too easy for people to map third-party gear instead of buying Denon gear—Denon's main source of revenue. I'm guessing NI Traktor has flexible controller mapping only because, when it was initially released, NI didn't make any hardware (they were mainly a software company). Later they started making controllers and the mapping manager was simply left in place. Today, for a lot of us who prefer making our own mappings, customization is the software's strongest selling point, but we are a minority.
  3. They have Denon Engine, but it's not full-blown DJ software like Rekordbox DJ (source): However, I'm sure Denon devs are working hard to catch up with Rekordbox DJ and so far they are doing a great job.
  4. Fingers crossed. Luis Serrano no longer works at Gibson/StantonDJ. If they decide the product is no longer financially viable, they should either try to sell the rights or open-source it. Either way it's probably going to be a while before anything happens. Gibson seem to have the reverse Midas touch. It was a close call for Cakewalk, but luckily for the DAW fans BandLab rescued it from Gibson. I just hope someone would do the same for Deckadance. The software has huge potential precisely because it's it's designed to be as flexible as possible so that any controller can be supported. With other DJ software, controller manufacturers usually need to design their hardware to function in the specific manner Traktor/Serato/Rekordbox expects. I suppose VirtualDJ is also a very open platform but the mapping system is very counter-intuitive. VirtualDJ is also vastly overpriced. From what I've seen most people who purchase DJ software expect it to work out of the box, even if the software provides a mouse-friendly way to create mappings like Traktor. I'm pretty sure anyone who can create a Traktor mapping from scratch could look through a couple of Deckadance scripts and have the basics down after a couple of hours, by trial and error. I did and I'm not even a programmer. I suspect third-party controller manufacturers who create mappings for competing platforms are much happier to make Deckadance mappings than, say, Traktor or VDJ mappings, but they don't publicly express preference because they want to be friends with everyone. ATM the situation for controllerists is far from ideal. Rekordbox has great collection management but the mapping system is too basic, and Pioneer controllers either suck or are ginormous if you want all the features. However, it is compatible with CDJs which is probably the main reason why it's become so popular. Traktor is a good all-rounder, with quality FX and flexible—though tedious—mapping system, but is in a limbo at the moment and collection management still doesn't have smart playlists which has been one of the top requests for 8 years and counting. VDJ is a jack of all trades—can do everything but doesn't do anything particularly well, and has some of the worst sound FX of the bunch, as well as being overpriced and having a mapping system that is too cryptic (basically like super long Excel formulas). It does have parallel waveforms that can zoom out very far, good for aligning drops. Deckadance can do this too. Serato has many virtues but flexibility ain't one of them. Custom mappings are basically impossible. Deckadance is actually quite very close to filling the voids. I've done some gigs with Deckadance and it works well. I would like the browser to have filters like Rekordbox, full-cut EQs and filter, and better and more flexible FX. Deckascript is lacking a few commands but those should be easy to add (e.g. adjust parallel waveform zoom level).
  5. Deckadance, originally developed by Arguru and later, following his death in a fatal traffic accident, by Luis Serrano (a.k.a. L.S.D.), was initially created under the direction of Image-Line and later bought by Gibson/Stanton DJ. The software showed promise and is very capable and innovative compared to the other more popular alternatives, particularly because it features scriptable controller mappings and VST plug-in hosting, as well as parallel waveforms that zoom out all the way. Sadly, the software hasn't seen any updates since 3 June 2017 following Gibson's recent financial troubles though Luis has continued to support customers through the forums until 30 September 2019 when he officially announced his departure from the company (link to Luis Serrano's post). Seeing how little love the software has received from Gibson over the past two years, and considering Luis was the sole developer of the software, the future of Deckadance is uncertain and, frankly, looking rather gloomy. I feel Gibson have neglected the product and I invite anyone who uses it or cares to email Stanton DJ support, or reply to this thread, to urge Gibson to open-source the software should they decide to discontinue it. Thanks! (I've duplicated this on Reddit in case it gets locked) PS: It would be nice of Gibson if they could chime in, thanks!
  6. If you want compatibility then definitley get Rekordbox plus a Rekordbox controller to practice at home (or CDJs if you can afford them). The main benefit of this set-up is you are up and running pretty much immediately, and you can take your whole library to any club and play. The downside is you are stuck with THEIR workflow. With custom controllers mappings (Traktor, Deckadance) you can decide how your gear controls the software and the DJing experience can be a lot more fun if you put in time and thought. Also, custom set-ups are more portable, for example, I use two Launchpads and two DJTT MIDI Fighter Twisters—fits into any backpack. Horses for courses. Deckadance is the most advanced for controller mappings, but some of its core functions need to be improved, for example, EQ and filters. I have posted quite a few suggestions on this forum and the Luis, the lead Deckadance dev, is definitely aware of the software's current limitations. Because of the financial troubles Gibson has been going through recently, development has been frozen for the time being. I'm very hopeful that development will resume again soon, as there is no better time than now to do it since Traktor has lost a lot of ground to the competition.
  7. Well, hold on to your seat, because Rekordbox IS a Pioneer product, not a separate company. I'm theory it can work with third-party controllers but the MIDI mapping options it provides are too basic. That's because Pioneer want you to buy THEIR gear and not anyone else's.
  8. Probably not going to happen but, if for whatever reason Gibson decides to scrap DD, it'd be nice if they donated the code to Luis so the program can continue to live. At the moment the code is sitting in a limbo. BTW I'm curious, what's that other company? Regarding Serato, it might be ahead of the competition in some areas, but custom mappings is definitely not one of them.
  9. Just a heads up, news is out that Native Instruments have undergone significant personnel downsizing and their Traktor product line might get the axe. Apart from Traktor and Virtual DJ, none of the other DJ software supports advanced custom controller mappings. This could be Deckadance's chance to shine.
  10. New forum look!! Things are looking up 😃
  11. The definition does not appear to be in dd_commands.h (just checked every line in case I was searching for the wrong string), and it seems it will be a while before Luis can do anything about that. It's possible the command was implemented but Luis forgot to update dd_commands.h (after all it was a beta release), hopefully he can drop us a comment to clarify. Meanwhile you could try adding the definition yourself, if you try a few numbers it might just work: BPM_TAP = 494,
  12. Any news on Deckadance development? Earlier claims that the product is not "dead" are becoming increasingly hard to believe after nearly two years without a single update.
  13. Hey Luis do we have any news on the current state of DD? Cheers
  14. I wasn't deleting any files or folders, but this might be something LSD worth looking into.
  15. Updating driver made no difference, I'll just live with it, maybe I need a better computer
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