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Setup for DJing with time-code vinyl discs

Publicado en Tech Tips

DJing with time-code vinyl requires
- a DJ software capable of time-code DJing as VirtualDJ Pro, Cross, and 2 time-code vinyl discs supported by the DJ software
- 2 DJ turntables,
- an DJ controller whose audio interface has 2 stereo inputs supporting phono level if the DJ turntables have a phono output level, for example a Hercules DJ Console Rmx2, 4-Mx, Rmx, Mk4 or Mk2.

Then you have 2 possible installations:
- Either you use no analogue mixer: you then use the Hercules DJ Console mixer controls
- Or you use an analogue mixer: you then use the mixer instead of the central controls of Hercules DJ Console.

A) With no analogue mixer
- Connect the outputs of the turntables to Hercules DJConsole Rmx2 :
  - the turntable located on left on inputs 1-2
  - the turntable located on right on inputs 3-4
  - set the inputs on phono level if your turntables output is in phono level,
  - activates your inputs in your DJConsole Rmx2 control panel,
- Connect the headphones on DJConsole Rmx2 headphones output plug, on front panel or on top panel,
- Connect your speakers on DJ Console Rmx2 outputs 1-2 (dual XLR or dual RCA)
- Play your time-code vinyl discs on your 2 turntables
- Run your DJ software, and calibrate your inputs in time code vinyl mode
- your turntable on left side now controls the left virtual deck, your turntable on the right side now controls the right-side virtual deck.
The connections are as follows


B) With an analogue mixer
- Connect the outputs of the turntables to Hercules DJConsole Rmx2 :
  - the turntable located on left on inputs 1-2
  - the turntable located on right on inputs 3-4
  - set the inputs on phono level if your turntables output is in phono level,
  - activates your inputs in your DJConsole Rmx2 control panel,
- Connect the output 1-2 of your DJConsole Rmx2 to the input 1-2 of the analogue mixer,
- Connect the output 3-4 of your DJConsole Rmx2 to the input 3-4 on the analogue mixer,
- Connect the headphones on the mixer headphones output plug,
- Connect your speakers on the mixer master outputs
- Play your time-code vinyl discs on your 2 turntables
- Run your DJ software, and calibrate your inputs in time code vinyl mode
- your turntable on left side now controls the left virtual deck, your turntable on the right side now controls the right-side virtual deck.
The connections are as follows

 
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Etiquetas: Technical tips, DJConsole Rmx2
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Traktor LE 2.8.1 for DJConsole Rmx2 Premium TR

Publicado en DJConsole RMX2

Traktor team has released Traktor Pro 2.8.1 and Traktor LE 2.8.1.

The users of DJConsoleRmx2 Premium TR can download Traktor LE 2.8.1 from Native Instruments website.


Run Traktor LE  2.81


and benefit of 2 new features of Traktor LE 2.81.

64-Bit Application Architecture (in Mac OS / Windows 64-bit)
Definition
: Traktor LE has now a 64-bit architecture to access all the available RAM on computers with 64-bit operating systems, instead of accessing only to 2GB of RAM on the previous Traktor release.
Result:
The access to more RAM allows Traktor Pro to manage of more items (larger Track Collections, better playback caching, etc.).

Parallel Audio Analysis (in offline mode, on multi-core processors as i3, i5, i7)
Definition
: The “Parallel Processing” mode lets Traktor Pro use multiple threads to analyze several tracks simultaneously.
Access
: This option can be activated at the bottom of the Analysis window you get when right clicking on tracks and choosing “Analyze” from the context menu.

 
Target: Processing large collections of files is faster with this option enabled, but more CPU consuming, so it should not be done while performing but in an offline situation.

To download Traktor LE 2.8.1, you must be a registered owner of Traktor LE 2 (included with DJConsole Rmx2 Premium TR)
- Go to https://www.native-instruments.com/en/
- Click on My Account > Updates and drivers
- Click on My Products
- in the list, click on download button on Traktor LE 2 line.

Remark: Traktor LE 2.81 is not supported in Mac OS 10.8.
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Etiquetas: DJ Software, Traktor, DJConsole Rmx2
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Play a mix on a bluetooth speaker while previewing on wired headphones in Mac OS

Publicado en DJConsole RMX2

Wired headphones are generally recommended for DJing since wired headphones have no latency, while most bluetooth headphones have a latency which can disturb the DeeJay operations.

Bluetooth speakers can be used in DJing to play the music for the audience : bluetooth latency is not disturbing for the audience.


Here is a process on Mac OS to use
- a bluetooth speaker for the audience,
- and wired headphones for the DeeJay preview.

1) Connect the bluetooth speaker to the Mac
Go in Preference > Bluetooth and pair the Bluetooth speaker


2) If your audio interface control panel has a menu to set the headphones on the channel 1-2, set the headphones channel on 1-2.


3) Go in Utilities and run Audio MIDI Setup


4) In the Audio MIDI Setup, go to Window Audio devices, and create an aggregate device in clicking on the + button on bottom left


5) In the Aggregate device, add
- first, the Bluetooth speaker
- second, your audio interface device.




6) Click on Configure Speakers (bottom right of the window) and set:
- Aggregate Device as Multichannel: Quadriphonic
- Front: channel 1 and 2
- Rear : channel 3 and 4


7) In your DJ software, in the sound setup, set:
- Sound Card: Aggregate Device
- Outputs
   Master: Channel 1&2
   Headphones:  Channel 3&4


You can now
- play your mix on the bluetooth speaker for the audience
- preview your mix in your headphones.

Remark: you can 
1) neither use the microphone connected to the audio interface, as the microphone input is not connected to the bluetooth speaker,
2) nor use the output 1-2 of your audio interface to play the mix on wired speakers: your master output is your bluetooth speaker, while the output 1-2 of your audio interface plays the preview.

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Etiquetas: Tutorial, DJConsole RMX2, DJ Console 4-Mx, DJ Control Air+, DJ Control Air, DJControl Instinct, DJ 4Set, DJ Console Mk4
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PCDJ Dex 2.6.5 now supports all current Hercules DJ controllers

Publicado en DJ Software


Digital 14 has released its version 2.6.5 of PCDJ Dex 2 for Mac and Windows which now supports
  • Hercules DJConsole Rmx2,
  • Hercules DJConsole 4-Mx,
  • Hercules DJConsole Rmx,
  • Hercules DJConsole mk4,
  • Hercules DJConsole mk2

  • Hercules DJControl Air+,
  • Hercules DJControl Air,
  • Hercules DJControl Instinct,
  • Hercules DJControl MP3 e2 & MP3 LE,
  • Hercules DJControl MP3
  • Hercules DJ 4Set


More on PCDJ Dex.

http://www.pcdj.com/dj-software/dex-2/


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DJConsole Rmx2 Premium TR

Publicado en DJConsole RMX2

DJConsole Rmx2 with  premium kit takes advantage of DJConsole Rmx2’s audio excellence & eye-catching design.




Hercules, extends its DJConsole Rmx2 line with the DJConsole Rmx2 Premium TR, a DJConsole Rmx2 controller featuring a premium bundle, including:
  • An audio cabling set, to get even more out of the DJConsole Rmx2’s connectivity,
  • A style kit, to change the controller’s look and enhance its visibility in dark and low-light conditions.

The audio cabling kit consists of:
  • 2 balanced XLR to 1/4" cables: to play Rmx2 master output on speakers with 1/4" jack inputs,
  • 1 dual RCA to 1/8" male stereo cable: to connect Rmx2 booth output (either to broadcast the mix or to play on multimedia speakers),
  • 1 dual RCA to 1/8" female stereo adapter: to play the booth output on multimedia speakers on on headphones,
  • 1 headphones plug adapter (1/8" female stereo to 1/4" male stereo) : to plug headphones on Rmx2 headphones outputs.

The style kit consist of:
  • a black overlay with phosphorescent marks showing the controls assigned in Traktor LE 2,
  • yellow caps, whose sharp contrast on the black overlay shows the controls positions even in low light condition.


DJConsole Rmx2 Premium TR comes with Traktor LE 2.


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Etiquetas: Traktor Style
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Attaching DJConsole Rmx2 with the first Rmx rack mounting kit

Publicado en DJConsole RMX2

Steve Sharp has posted a video explaining how he uses the rack mounting kit made for the original Hercules DJ Console Rmx to fix in a rack Hercules DJConsole Rmx2.

Adapting Rmx rack ears to Rmx2 requires adding 8 components (4 bolts + 4 washers) not included in the original rack mounting kit
- 4 M4 bolts (they replace 4 M3 bolts of Rmx original rack mounting kit) with a length after the head not exceeding 8mm (so that the legth of bolt inside Rmx2 doesn't exceed 6mm)
- 4 M4 washers (instead of 4 M3 washers of Rmx original rack mounting kit).
 


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Etiquetas: Rmx2 rack
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Hercules DJ Black Edition Quiz Contest on Facebook!

Publicado en Events

Hercules DJ Black Edition Quiz Contest, and the Winners are....

Congratulations to 
Dirk S., from Germany, who won the DJ Console 4-Mx Black
Ben H., From Canada, who won the DJ Console RMX2 Black 

They have already been contacted by email and will receive their prize soon!

Stay tuned on www.facebook.com/herculesdjmixroom for the next contests!

 
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DJConsole RMX2 Overview video

Publicado en DJConsole RMX2

You asked for tutorials of DJConsole RMX2? Then you'll get them very soon! But first, let's start with a quick overview of the console:



Full specifications of DJConsole RMX2 are available on the Hercules official website: www.hercules.com
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Etiquetas: DJConsole RMX2
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Hercules unveils DJ Console 4-Mx Black Edition!

Publicado en DJ Console 4-Mx

At NAMM Show 2013, Hercules unveiled the Black Edition of its well-known DJConsole 4-Mx, the professional controller of its range.



Availability: Spring 2013

More information very soon on www.hercules.com
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Etiquetas: DJ Console 4-Mx, NAMM Show
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Hercules looks forward to seeing you at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, from January 24 – 27, 2013.

Publicado en Events

London, January 22, 2013 – Hercules invites you to drop by booth #6698, Hall A, and immerse yourself in its world of DJing.

In keeping with its philosophy of making DJing accessible to everyone, Hercules will be giving visitors a chance to live the experience made possible by its latest controller, the DJConsole RMX 2. The first controller in its category to feature a high-resolution 96 kHz/24-bit audio interface in Windows® (ASIO) and on Mac® (Core Audio), Hercules DJConsole RMX 2 is the “pro” DJing solution that combines performance, versatility and mobility – all at an affordable price point.

At NAMM, Hercules will unveil the Black edition of its well-known DJConsole 4-Mx, the professional controller of its range. Also available for testing at the booth will be the full range of Hercules DJ headphones, monitoring speakers, and the limited editions of the DJControl Instinct and DJ Control AIR: the Street Editions.

In terms of performances, 5 of Hercules’ DJ partners will be taking turns spinning and showing off the DJConsole RMX 2’s creative potential:
DJ Supersede – official DJ of the Miami Dolphins and Hercules partner for years,
DJ/VJ Steve Sharp – Hercules DJ product specialist who regularly conducts training with Hercules DJ products, and who celebrates his 10th year at NAMM with Hercules,
DJ Sunshine Zerda – the newest member of the California team,
DJ SI – DJ in New York, who’s just coming back from performance at CES, Las Vegas for Hercules,
Karla Kenya – DJ at NRJ Radio in Berlin, and winner of the German edition of EMI’s “She Can DJ” competition.

Be sure to pay us a visit and check out their performances!


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