When the DJ software audio setup menu lets you select 1 audio device while you wish to use 2 sound cards simultaneously, the solution in Mac OS is aggregating devices. The aggregate device is 1 virtual sound card aggregating 2 (or more) sound cards.
Here is an example to play - the mix on the Mac built-in sound card - the preview on the headphones output of the DJ controller Universal DJ - in Djuced 40 3.1.0, in Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite).
1) Connect your DJ Controller to the Mac computer.
2) Set your 2 sound cards at the same sampling rate - In Mac OS top bar, go to Go > Utilities - Run Audio MIDI Setup - If you don't come directly to the Audio Devices menu, go to Window > Show Audio Devices - Select your DJ Controller, check its audio format, for example 44100 Hz with Hercules Universal DJ
- Select Built-in Output, make sure the audio format is the same as in your DJ controller, 44100Hz (=44.1kHz)
3) Create an aggregate device - at the left bottom corner of the Audio Devices window, you have a + sign: click on it, and select "Create Aggregate Device"
- You can let it called "Aggregate Device" or give to this device the name you want, for example " Aggregate - Computer & Universal" - In the list of audio devices included in the Aggregate device, check in the Use column the 2 audio devices "Built-in Output" and Hercules Universal DJ
Leave Audio MIDI Setup.
4) Run Djuced 40 - Go to the Settings: click on the gear wheel on the right top corner
- you reach the audio settings menu in Audio Device, select the name of your aggregate device in Master field, select Output 1&2 in the headphones field, select Output 5&6
Click on OK. In Djuced 40, you now play - the mix on your computer built-in sound card, - the preview in the headphones output of your Universal DJ.
Here some picture of the Hercules DJ Team @ NAMM Show 2016! The show was awesome, and there were tons of people that stopped by our booth to discover our brand new Hercules P32 DJ and see our DJs do workshops and performances! The DJControl Jogvision was part of this amazing experience as well, and was also making the show at our booth!
A little bonus: below some pics of the private warm up session held at the Scratch Academy just before NAMM!
Anaheim, CA - January 21, 2016 - Hercules, a leader in mobile and professional DJ equipment, today announces at NAMM 2016, the company’s new innovative digital DJ Controller, the Hercules P32 DJ and powerful and recently updated, full, pro-version DJ companion software, DJUCEDTM 40°.
Specially designed for creative mixing and remixing, the combination of the Hercules P32 DJ and DJUCED 40° is unique, drawing its strength from the core of its two related, yet very different worlds; DJing and music production. The Hercules P32 DJ makes a simple promise to its users as an all-in-one solution, offering innovative, intuitive and visual functionalities, while allowing DJs to enrich their creativity. "We see an entire new generation of DJ/producers who are less interested in traditional turntablism, but still looking for the ability to slice, mix and remix tracks while integrating samples," said Michael Peterson, Hercules US Marketing Manager. "Through its integration with the DJUCED 40° software, we’ve made it incredibly easy for everyone from the beginner DJ to the professional DJ to use the Hercules P32 DJ and excel while not being overwhelmed with advanced beat matching techniques."
A unique all-in-one controller, at the crossroads of DJing and performance The uncompromising Hercules P32 DJ embodies the optimization of two sources of inspiration: an all-in-one controller, perfectly tailored for mixing, boasting two 16-pad grids with advanced DJ software, allowing DJs to follow the rhythm of their creativity.
The two decks each feature a dual-digit display for highlighting loop sizes, while also offering effect racks and cue buttons, as well as a central mixer, and direct access to all mixing functions. Hercules has also added 32-backlit pads for an ergonomic and visual use of the DJUCED 40° remix features including; sampler, slicer, loops and much more. Additionally, the Hercules P32 DJ features a 4-channel audio interface that lets users connect speakers and headphones for an all-in-one mixing solution.
The thrill of instant creative mixing: Play. Remix. Perform. The Hercules P32 DJ represents complete harmony of a controller and DJ software to create a new category of DJ Performer.
The 32 ergonomic and reactive pads also offer great precision and convey a sense of quality. Combined with the intelligence of DJUCED 40°, these pads provide DJs with assistance and visual indicators to help keep their tracks’ rhythm and phrase intact, thanks to the quantization feature or the slip mode.
To perfect the experience, the solution is fully Plug & Play compatible, without requiring complex driver installation. Additionally, the DJUCED 40° software also features tracks and multiple sample packs that let DJs get started instantly.
Live the show. Develop an onstage presence Being a DJ is much more than just technical skills and creating a playlist: it also involves the ability to put on a show. Hercules P32 DJ lets users develop their signature sound, and visual presentation, thanks to dynamic backlighting and scalable sample packs provided by DJUCED 40°.
Hercules P32DJ will be available from select retail partners as well as online at a suggested retail price of $249.99, beginning on March 3, 2016.
For those attending the NAMM Show, please stop by the booth, #5298, from January 21-24, 2016.
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