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DJControl Mix / Change sample packs in djay iOS / Android

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In pad Sampler mode, DJControl Mix control 8 samples, 4 on left deck, 4 on right deck, in djay iOS & Android.

To change the samples assigned to DJControl Mix pads.
  • Show the sampler in clicking on the 9-square icon close to the waveform icon.

  • Press on the sample pack name (by default, it is the pack called Essentials) on left of the weveform icon.
  • You reach a menu with the available sample packs
  • djay free offers a few free sample packs 
  • djay loads the samples of the large pack selected, as Hip-Hop Vol. 4

  • or as House Bass


  • djay Pro provides more sample packs.

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Mix, Technical tips

Clean sticky areas on DJ controllers

Veröffentlicht in Tech Tips

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

Djuced 5.1.4 released

Veröffentlicht in DJ Software

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 

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Djuced

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.


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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ Software

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

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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

Vegas Mode / Light animations on Hercules DJ controllers

Veröffentlicht in Tech Tips

When pluging the DJ controller to a computer, the lights of the controller switch on and off to form a light show called Vegas Mode.
It shows which keys are backlit, it animates your booth in a party when you stop DJing,  and it can also be used in your Youtube videos.
Here are the controls to start the Vegas Mode at any moment:

Instant (and short) Vegas mode

  • DJControl Instinct           Deck A (Pitch Bend Minus + Pitch Bend Plus) + Deck B (Pitch Bend Minus + Pitch Bend Plus)
  • DJControl Air                   Deck A (Pitch Bend Minus + Pitch Bend Plus) + Deck B (Pitch Bend Minus + Pitch Bend Plus)
  • DJControl Air +                Deck A (Bank 1 + Bank 2) + Deck B (Bank 1 + Bank 2)
  • DJConsole Rmx2             Deck A (Pitch Bend Minus + Pitch Bend Plus) + Deck B (Pitch Bend Minus + Pitch Bend Plus)
= its plays instantly a Vegas Mode animation, and stops at the end of the animation

Non Stop Vegas Mode
  • DJControl Wave               Switch OFF the battery, press right deck SAMPLE button, connect the USB and keep the Sample button pressed down for a long time=>  Non stop Vegas Animation
  • Universal DJ                     Set Universal DJ on tablet mode, and plug the USB => Non stop Vegas animation
  • DJControl Jogvision          Press Left-deck Preview + Load A + Load B + Right-deck Preview => Instant Vegas animation, then 25 seconds off, then non stop Vegas Animation
  • P32 DJ                              Plug P32 DJ to the USB port of a computer or to  a USB power supply, the Vegas mode starts automatically (after 5 minutes if P32 DJ is connected to a computer, after 2 minutes if it is connected to a USB power adapter)
  • DJControl Instinct P8        Plug the USB port to a computer or a USB power supply, the Vegas mode starts after 3 minutes
  • DJControl Inpulse 200 Deck A (Loop In + Loup Out) + Deck B (Loop In + Loop Out)
  • DJControl Inpulse 300 Deck A (Loop In + Loup Out) + Deck B (Loop In + Loop Out)
  • DJControl Starlight Press simultaneously on Preview deck A + Shift + Preview deck B + Vinyl

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips

Come mix with us at the NAMM Show 2019

Veröffentlicht in Events


MIX WITH US at the NAMM show 2019! We are so excited to be back in Anaheim in a few weeks to show in live our new DJ controllers and speakers ranges.

 

DJ Teffler and DJ Steve Sharp from the United States, and Stupead from France, all music producers will be with us to perform and make anyone around have fun on our gears. 

Venue: Anaheim Convention Center, ACC North Hall & Anaheim Marriott

For more information: namm.org/THENAMMSHOW/2019

Don’t miss anything and stay stuned on our social media to follow all news.

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Hercules STAFF3


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Awards Honoree for Hercules DJControl Inpulse 300

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We are very proud to announce that our Hercules DJControl Inpulse 300 received an Innovation Award Honoree yesterday during the CES Unveiled New York media conference. The DJControl Inpulse 300 combines DJ mixing software (DJUCED®) and an innovative DJ controller with built-in light guides to help aspiring DJs learn how to perfect the art of manual beat-matching and choose the right songs for a seamless music mix.

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Hercules STAFF3


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Hercules launches new and innovative DJ solutions to get you started mixing!

Veröffentlicht in DJControl Inpulse


Rennes, September 27, 2018

Hercules is driven by its passion for music and its desire to bring DJing to the masses, now more than ever before, and is proud to announce its new range of DJControl Inpulse controllers and the new and improved version of its DJ software, DJUCED®. Specially designed to introduce and teach the art of DJing, Hercules' promise is clear: a new and innovative solution that will simplify the beginner's journey and allow him/her to easily acquire and master DJ skills.

For this launch, Hercules teamed up with emerging artist Stupead and his musical creations:


DJing for all
The mood is set. Hercules is adding a new dimension to learning how to become a DJ by focusing on the importance of training one's ear. The first technique that all professional or aspiring DJs must have mastered is beatmatching. The most important rule of mixing is to match the tempo of two tracks so that they can be played in a seamless sequence without breaking the rhythm. That's why Hercules has developed a unique range of two controllers: the HERCULES DJCONTROL INPULSE 200 and the HERCULES DJCONTROL INPULSE 300 which are equipped with a "beatmatch guide". If it is enabled, the help arrows along the tempo fader and below the jog wheel will light up to guide the budding young DJ through the right steps to take.
  Step 1: Activate beatmatch guide
 Step 2: Follow the arrow on the tempo (pitch) fader to adjust the tempo
 Step 3: Follow the arrow below the jog-wheel to align the beat on the beat of the other track

This valuable aid for getting started in DJing is powered by DJUCED® DJ software, which also includes interactive help and video tutorials from the Hercules DJ Academy to teach you the basics of DJing and improve your skills. It provides direct and intuitive access without ever exiting the software. Convenience guaranteed.
 

Please note that DJUCED® 40° has been renamed DJUCED®, effective from September 27, 2018. The new version of DJUCED® features a more intuitive and comprehensive interface, with an easy-to-use and smoother workflow for beginners and advanced users alike. All controllers that previously ran on DJUCED® 18° will continue to work, but the DJUCED® team recommends that you download the new version of DJUCED® in order to take advantage of the new update. All controllers will now work with DJUCED®. For more information: Djuced.com.

The perfect mix

The second key advantage of the new DJ Hercules solutions is the Intelligent Music Assistant (IMA) that was developed by the R&D team. IMA makes it easy for all DJs to decide on the best song to play, whether they are learning or performing:

The "TRENDING SONGS" feature available exclusively from DJUCED® uses the software's artificial intelligence to reveal tomorrow's hottest songs to help you prepare your new playlists and make sure you mix what's "in".
  
    
ASSISTANT: suggests the best songs from your computer audio library.

ENERGY: allows you to select the perfect atmosphere for the party and infuse it with the kind of energy you want. The energy level is displayed in a color going from blue (a cooler atmosphere) to red (a warm and very danceable atmosphere), which can set the desired mood at any point in the evening.

Hercules DJControl Inpulse 300


The flagship of the new range that includes all the new features described is the DJControl Inpulse 300, the largest controller ever designed by Hercules. It allows you to easily and quickly learn the right moves in order to mix with confidence and ensure a real performance. It’s got everything you need to become a DJ:
  • Large jog wheels (5.9” /15 cm): touch-sensitive to facilitate scratching
  • 16 pads: 8 modes on each deck (Hot Cue, Roll, Slicer, Sampler, Toneplay and others)
  • Slip, Quantize, Loop in and Loop out buttons
  • Tempo/Pitch fader
  • Gain knob, 3-band equalization knobs and a filter knob
  • Volume faders and cross fader
  • VU meter on each deck and a master VU meter
  • Master output for speakers and headphones output

Hercules DJControl Inpulse 200



The DJControl Inpulse 200 is a more compact version than its big brother, with a user-friendly and comfortable layout that makes it the perfect controller for those who are new to DJing.
  • Jog wheel: touch-sensitive for scratch mode
  • 4 pads: 4 modes (Hot Cue, Roll, FX, Sampler)
  • Loop in/Loop out buttons
  • Tempo/Pitch fader
  • Gain knobs, 2-band equalization knobs and filter knob
  • Volume fader and cross fader
  • Master output for speakers and headphone output

A comprehensive ecosystem to get you started
When it comes to mixing, it's important to have the right equipment, even for beginners. That's why Hercules has introduced a new range of active monitoring speakers with the Hercules DJMonitor 32 and Hercules DJMonitor 42. They are powerful, and ensure a near studio experience so that everyone can get off to a good start and enjoy mixing, whether in their bedroom or at their first events.


The DJControl Inpulse 300 and DJControl Inpulse 200 will be available for sale from October 23, 2018.
Recommended retail price – DJControl Inpulse 300 €199.99
Recommended retail price – DJControl Inpulse 200 €99.99

The DJMonitor 42 and Djmonitor 32 will be available for sale from November 23, 2018.
Recommended retail price – DJMonitor 42 €129.99
Recommended retail price – DJMonitor 32 €79.99
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Hercules STAFF3


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Hercules DJControl Starlight: light up the DJ scene and get started with Serato

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Rennes, September 27, 2018 - Hercules, a leading manufacturer of DJ controllers and audio solutions, has teamed up with Serato to launch a new compact DJ controller with a unique backlighting feature to get started DJing: the DJControl Starlight. This ultra-compact, ultra-light and ultra-practical device packs all the features needed to mix and scratch with Serato DJ Lite.



The essential at your fingertips
With its built-in audio interface, the DJControl Starlight offers the pre-listening in the headphones, you can then play your mix on speakers, which is perfect for learning or creating new mixes. The system is so comprehensive for its size that it boasts all the essential features such as bass equalization/filter knobs for smooth transitions or touch-sensitive jogwheels for easy scratching. And all of that is boosted by the Hercules touch: a clear and powerful RGB backlighting with a unique strobe effect!

A unique light signature
Hercules has leveraged its creativity to develop a new and entertaining light system that makes it easier to learn how to mix. You can control the lights either from the controller or right in Serato DJ Lite, thanks to seven new modes that let you keep an eye on the rhythm and find your way through your mix.

A quick look at the top five:
  • Two exclusive modes for a better understanding of the 4-beat bar and count the beats in a song:
    â–ª Beat 1 Program: the LEDs light up red with the first beat of the main track and blue with the following beats, turning off between each beat.
    â–ª Beat 2 Program: the LEDs light up in red with the first beat of the main song and blue with the following beats, without turning off.
  • A volume-synced mode:
    Master Volume Program: the LEDs light up in white (strobe effect) and their intensity varies with the volume.
  • Two modes to cue and navigate within the tracks:
    â–ª Waveform Color Program: 2 LEDs per turntable mimic the waveform colors of the respective tracks.
    â–ª Cue point Color Program: 2 LEDs per turntable light up gradually depending on the color of the upcoming Cue Point.
Hercules DJControl Starlight 
The DJControl Starlight is the ideal controller to get into DJing with Serato DJ Lite:
â–ª Plug-and-play with Serato DJ Lite (free download)
â–ª Integrated audio interface: Master output (speakers) + headphone output
â–ª Touch-sensitive jog wheel controls pause/playback
â–ª 4 pads × 4 modes (Hot Cue, Loop, FX, Sampler)
â–ª Tempo fader (pitch adjustment)
â–ª Bass EQ/filter knobs + deck volume knobs
â–ª Crossfader, for mixing both decks
â–ª Master volume knob

 The DJControl Starlight will be available for sale from October 23, 2018 at the recommended retail price of $69.99 / € 79.99.
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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Starlight, Serato