Control 4 decks in Djuced with 2 DJ controllers

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To control 4 decks with 2 2-deck controllers, you must 
- control virtual decks 1 and 2 with one controller we call primary controller
- control virtual decks 3 and 4 with another controller we call secondary controller.

Djuced 5 cannot support twice the same controller, you need 2 different models, for example DJControl Inpulse 200 and primary controller and DJControl Starlight as secondary controller.

The secondary controller needs a specific mapping to control decks 3 and 4: this mapping is included in Djuced 5.0.8 for P32 DJ and DJControl Compact, and new mappings downloadable from Hercules support website for DJControl Starlight, DJControl Inpulse 200, 300 and 500.

Use 2 controllers in Djuced,
1) If the secondary mapping is not included yet in Djuced, copy the xml mapping file 
- in Windows, in the folder C:\Users\YourName\DJUCED\midi
- in macOS in folder MacintoshHD > Users > YourName > Documents > DJUCED > midi
2) connect the 2 DJ controllers to computer,
3) run Djuced
4) In Djuced, go in Settings> Mapping
5) Select the controller you plan to set as secondary controller, and click on Next

6) Select the mapping for deck 3 4 in the mapping list, and click on OK




7) You come back to Djuced mixing interface, and you see a short pop up screen of the last mapping you have loaded.


8) To avoid any issue, I recommend to close Djuced, and restart it.

9) Then in Djuced, select a 4-deck interface, for example "4Decks Horizontal" for a large screen, "4Decks vertical" for a small screen.


And that's it, you control decks 1 and 2 with the primary controller and decks 3 and 4 with the secondary controller.

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ Software, Technical tips

Clean sticky areas on DJ controllers

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The rubber paint on plastic surfaces often become sticky after some years (how fast rubber paint turns into sticky layer depends on temperature and air wetness).

The easiest cleaner to remove this sticky paint is alcohol, which dissolves the paint and dries by itself.

If the area to clean has no labels or marks (as jog wheel's ring), there is no risk to delete any label with alcohol, so you can use a cloth:
- choose a soft non abrasive coth
- pour alcohol on the cloth
- rub the sticky area with the cloth.

If the area to clean has holes difficult to reach, then you may use a soft toothbrush
- make sure the toothbrush bristles are soft
- pour alcohol on the brisles
- gently rub the sticky area with the toothbrush.

Il the area to clean has also some labels, as the alcohol may delete the labels, you can use Q-tips:
- pour alcohol on the cotton of the Q-tip,
- gently rub the sticky areas with the Q-tip in making sure the Q-tip avoids the labels.

You may also use WD-40 or hydroalcoholic gel instead of alcohol.

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips

SoundCloud Go+ now supported in DJUCED

Veröffentlicht in DJ Software

Hercules has released Djuced 5.2 with the following new features:
  • SoundCloud Go+ streaming severvice now included
  • Smart playlist now includes filter
  • Sort files by multiple colums
  • Stronger output playback volume
  • Loop In/Out function


Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ Software

Clean a fader on a DJ controller

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Faders are the most fragile part of any DJ controller, so one must be very careful when cleaning them.
One must never rub the carbon track (called taper) on the ground of the fader, so one should never touch it.
If a fader has dust or rust particles, on should:
- take a blow off air duster with a thin straw
- put the straw in the fader without touching the ground
- blow off any particule
- then take a vacuum cleaner and try to grab all these dust or rust particles.
Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips

Mixxx 2.3.0 released

Veröffentlicht in DJ Software

Mixxx, the free open-source DJ software for macOS, Windows and Linux, has a new version, 2.3.0.
Its new features: 
- colors & labels on hotcue,
- intro/outro sections marked in
- new batch multithreaded analysis process (faster analysis)
- new skin "LateNight"
- built-in mapping of additional DJ controllers including DJControl Inpulse 200 and DJControl Jogvision, update of P32 DJ mapping



The list of new features is here

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ Software, Technical tips

Djuced 5.1.4 released

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Djuced 5.1.4 was released for Windows & macOS.

New features
  • option to display only one digit of BPM
  • Added an option to hide DJAcademy
  • Show Intelligent Music Assistant on SmartMix
  • Added choices to reset play status




Fix
  • Use Microsoft Windows Accessibility Settings to display right fonts (Windows PC Only)
Changes
  • Updated Beatport/Beatsource SDK
  • Turn VU meter red when sound is clipping
  • Louder recording level 

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Djuced

Decksaver for DJControl Inpulse 500 now available

Veröffentlicht in DJControl Inpulse

Hello,

Decksaver has released its long awaited cover for DJControl Inpulse 500.
https://www.decksaver.com/product/inpulse-500-cover/

Name: Decksaver LE for DJControl Inpulse 500
Manufacturer ID: DSLE-PC-INPULSE500
Material: smoke-clear polycarbonate
Protection: covers the top of the controller to shields faders and controls from dust, liquid and accidental impact
Weight: 0.9 kg
Price: €39.99 / £35 / US$ 49.99



 

 

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Inpulse 500, Accessories

Serato DJ Lite 1.3.2 provides new features

Veröffentlicht in DJ Software

Serato has released Serato DJ Lite 1.3.2 with 3 new features

Beatgrids
A Beatgrid is a series of markers that point to the location of beats within the track. Beatgrids are set automatically during the analyzing process but can also be edited manually. Using Sync in Serato DJ Lite will now snap to these.

Free demo tracks to learn with
Serato DJ Lite now comes loaded with six demo tracks for you to get mixing with straight away. Included are three House and three Hip Hop tracks, these will automatically appear in your library.

In-app onboarding
A new learning experience for first time users to get started with Practice Mode. Built right into Serato DJ Lite, it has never been easier to learn how to mix.


Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ Software

Hercules DJLearning Kit now ready

Veröffentlicht in DJControl Inpulse

Hercules releases Hercules DJLearning Kit, an all-in-one kit with
- DJ Controller: Hercules DJControl Inpulse 200
- DJ Software: Djuced
- DJ Speakers: Hercules DJMonitor 32
- DJ Headphones: Hercules HDP DJ45

A complete kit to learn DJ, to have fun, and to host familly parties. 
You just need to add your computer, to read the 1 page manual to install the software, and you are ready to have fun.


Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Inpulse 200, HDP DJ45

Hercules DJSpeaker 32 Party: music and light show for your house

Veröffentlicht in Speakers

If you love music, light show and partying at home, DJSpeaker 32 Party is made for you, it is
- a pair of speakers, with 2x15 watts of RMS power,
- a light dome built in both speakers, and playing light effects synchronized on the music,
and they add to your house the sound and light show of a club.


Just connect your sound source to the speakers:
- your computer, to play your DJ music,
- or your phone, to play your playlist,
play the music, and enjoy the magic of the moment, the beat of the music supported by the light-show carry you to a club-like experience while you are at home.
 

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJSpeaker 32 Party