Hercules unveils the DJ Control MP3 e2

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Hercules Brings the Sensation of Pro DJing to the New Mixing Generation

NEW YORK, NY - (September, 2009) - Hercules, the leader in portable DJing solutions for computers and manufacturer of entertainment hardware unveils their latest DJ creation, the Hercules DJ Control MP3e2. This new DJ controller is designed for teens and adults, who want to experience the feeling of being a Pro DJ, or anyone enthralled with the world of DJing, digital music and the latest remixes. Users can create their own mixes with the DJ Control MP3e2 which features two decks to mix music tracks on and offers the ultimate mobility. The advanced, lightweight digital mixer retails for $129.99 and will be available starting early October 2009.

The DJ Control MP3e2 is a new controller specifically designed to make mixing MP3’s easy. If you have a computer (PC or Mac®) equipped with a sound card, amplified speakers, your favorite music tracks and a USB port you are ready to rock the house with your personalized mixes. Feel like a DJ with a multitude of mixing functions at your fingertips including two mixing decks, two jog wheels for easy music track navigation, one cross fader and two volume faders for mixing two music tracks together and track speed controls for changing the pitch or tempo. Aspiring DJ’s can set the floor on fire by altering the music with the equalizer controls (bass, medium and treble ranges), adding (automatic) loops, multiple effects and even signature sounds. 

"The success of our products has helped spread the Hercules brand throughout the international DJ community." states Winn Keaten U.S. Marketing Manager for Hercules. "We are proud to offer this fun and intuitive DJ solution that gives novice users the sensation of being a Pro DJ" adds Keaten. 

Simple DJ Operations
- User-friendly automation for beginners 
- Cue point suggested by DJ software during audio file analysis (Included software: VirtualDJ® DJC MP3 e2)
- Track synchronizations with 1 push of a button
- Automatic loops on 1, 2 or 4 beats
- Lighter & smaller than a laptop
- Compact DJ control surface 
- USB powered - no extra power supply needed

Swift Mixing, Solid Controls
- 2 Mixing decks
- 3-Level equalization per deck for producing big sound
- 2 jog wheels to navigate tracks
- 1 Cross fader and 2 volume faders
- 4 Buttons to browse music lists
- 2 Buttons to load tracks
- Change your music files with your own effects
- Save your mixes as your own music files
- Non-slip pads ensure perfect stability

Runs on PC (Windows® XP and Vista 32 and 64-bit versions) and on Mac® (Mac G4/G5 and Mac OS 10.4)
For use with all digital music formats: Audio CD, MP3, WAV or WMA files for Windows®, AAC for Mac® OS

This new DJing controller succeeds the DJ Control MP3 by Hercules (Edition 1, the best-seller in its category on a global scale) and provides a number of additions including a new, wider, more slender design for comfortable mixing, broader and more precise jog wheels, 4 navigation buttons which replace the previous version’s joystick, increased space between the cross-fader and jog wheels, and more backlit buttons for mixing in low-light conditions.


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Odyssey Releases A Flight Case Taylored For DJ Console Rmx

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Odyssey has announced a glide style case (a case with a laptop support) taylored for Hercules DJ Console Rmx / DJ Control Steel. It is called FZGSRMX, and is sold for USD 199.99 in the US.

You can install a DJ Console Rmx or a DJ Control Steel with no rack mounting kit in the FZGSRMX as it is exactly made for it.

If you want to use a standard flight case of 6U, 7U or more, then you need Hercules rack mounting kit. -console-rmx-dj-control-steel/


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DeeJay TRIM 4&6, the new audio interface by Hercules, tailored for DJs

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Musikmesse, Frankfurt, April 1st, 2009 - Hercules, a pioneer in the world of digital audio mixing solutions for PC, is currently extending its professional range with an audio interface specifically designed for DJs: Hercules Deejay Trim 4&6.

Its features include: 
- 4 preamplified inputs, each featuring a view-meter
- Two modes: a 4-input/4-output mode and a 2-input /6-output mode 
- A built-in 3-port USB 2.0 hub supplied by an external power adapter
- A steel casing to handle the most intensive uses.

The genuine essence of technology and connectivity, it perfectly meets all DJs requirements, while offering exemplary stability.

Come and visit us at Hercules booth D11, Hall 5.0 at the Musikmesse fair in Frankfurt, from April 1st to 4th, and be among the first to discover our latest innovation!

Audio performance and connectivity dedicated to DJing
Building on its expertise as a designer of integrated audio interfaces, Hercules has created and tailored this new solution for DJs. It features a 4-input / 4-output configuration that can be switched to a 2-input / 6-output configuration, allowing users to export their mix to an external mixing device.
For easy integration to DJing gear, the device’s 4 Line or Phono inputs can receive the audio signal from CD or MP3 players (Line input) or turntables (Phono input) and mix this audio contents with music files stored on the computer.
An additional feature: the preamplification on inputs is adjustable using two rotary potentiometers allowing fine adjustment of the volume at the inputs, to fade high-level sources (e.g. some CD players) or amplify weaker audio sources as turntables.
The Hercules Deejay Trim 4&6 features 4 audio output channels: Two +4dBu ¼" Jack outputs for Public Address equipment and four -10dBv RCA outputs for mixing decks and conventional amplifiers. The 6 output mode enables users to transfer 2 stereo tracks separately to an external mixing deck, while playing on the third stereo track samples, loops and effects.
In addition to these inputs and outputs, a microphone connector with a talk-over feature, a headphones connector with a volume switch and a channel selector (channels 3&4 for monitoring and channels 1&2 to listen to the mix) are included.

Great versatility
Featuring a 3-port high-speed USB 2 hub, the Hercules Deejay Trim 4&6 can connect to a DJing controller or an external storage device (e.g. a USB key or a hard disk drive). The included power adapter prevents any variation in the sound level that might be generated by fluctuations in the computer’s USB bus electrical supply.
The Hercules audio interface features 4 view-meters, 1 per channel, to see the level of each channel (6 LEDs per channel) and identify any connectivity issue.

Intuitive and robust
Thanks to its steel casing, the Hercules Deejay Trim 4&6 can withstand intensive use and mesh seamlessly with other DJing equipment. Two handles mounted on the audio interface’s front face allow users to hold the device easily. Hercules has grouped all connectors at the back of the device (except the microphone and headphones connectors and 1 USB port), in order to make connectivity features accessible; these remain well-ordered, without encumbering both sides of the device, and reduce the risk of irritating cable entanglements. 4 wide non-slip pads guarantee perfect stability, even with heavy cables connected at the back of the device.
The view-meters, visible on the front panel, offer convenient control over the audio interface’s volume, whether mixing standing or seated - and even if CD cases are stacked on the unit.

This innovative DJing audio interface by Hercules will be available end of June 2009, at the suggested retail price of $249.99

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