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!
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
London, September 10, 2015 - Hercules, the mobile DJ controllers specialist, is innovating in the world of ultra-portable mixing, and is thrilled to unveil its new Hercules DJControl Compact.
With a footprint of just 13.4 x 3.9 inches / 34 x 10 cm, this brand-new controller makes no compromises when it comes to functionalities, and is the most full-featured controller in its category.
Thanks to its compact, elongated shape, Hercules DJControl Compact is very easy to take with you in any bag - including laptop computer bags. DJs can take the controller with them everywhere, to practice with or prepare their mixes whenever the mood strikes them: waiting for the train, while traveling, in hotel rooms or even at a café terrace.
DJControl Compact is the perfect ultra-mobile companion for precision control of DJ software, as it makes no compromises in terms of functionalities: control loops, effects, samples and Cue points using its 2 sets of 4 pads, tweak the sound of tracks using the dual two-band equalizers (one per deck), and control the volume independently on both tracks. You can even do some scratching using the controller’s 2 jog wheels, measuring 3 inches / 7.5 cm in diameter. It’s also the perfect "backup" system in the event of problems with your main controller.
Finally, for all those who love mixing and impromptu parties with friends, DJControl Compact is the must-have practical and effective controller: it lets you quickly take control of essential DJing functions, and play your favorite music all night long! All you need is a computer (PC or Mac®) with a USB port to connect the controller, a pair of speakers connected to the computer, and a music playlist.
DJUCEDTM 18°, the complete mixing software, is included with the controller. Highly intuitive to use, it lets you quickly master all the basic skills that any DJ needs to know - including setting Cue points, syncing two different tracks, creating loops, and saving your mixes.
Hercules DJControl Compact will be available from October 2015, at a suggested retail price of - €79.99 (tax included), - USD 69.99 (tax not included), - £59.99 (taxes included).
Come and visit us at BPM, from September 12th to 14th, 2015: - BPM is the world’s largest event dedicated to DJing and electronic music production, - BPM is held at the hall 12 of NEC (National Exhibition Centre) in Birmingham, UK.
Hercules booth on BPM is B99: you can meet there the DJ duet TWICE AS TRENDY, (DJ Spawn and DJ Esko), performing on DJControl Jogvision, Hercules DJ controller with in-jog displays.
They will also host 2 sessions on DJControl Jogvision at the BPM demo stage: - Saturday at 5:00 PM, - Monday at 1:30 PM.