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DJUCED 40 3.6 is now available

Veröffentlicht in DJ Software

Press Release - September 21st 2017 - Hercules releases the latest and greatest version of its DJUCED 40 software, 3.6, including the Qobuz online audio streaming service.

What’s new in DJUCED™ 40° 3.6 ?
Here, in DJUCED labs, we constantly improve, test and play with our software.
We teamed up with severals DJs and with YOU, the community, to improve the audio engine, the scratch feeling and the general latency of the software, especially with controllers.
Better than good, the feeling is great.
The integration of Qobuz adds fun to the experience with over 40 million titles to your connected parties.
We hope you’ll enjoy this 3.6 version as much as we worked on it.


CPU OPTIMISATION – AUDIO ENGINE REWORK
DJUCED 40 3.6 has been rebuilt from the inside.
The 64-bit integration reduces the CPU consumption to avoid audio dropouts and latency.
It works flawlessly, on Mac and PC.

MASTER PC SPEAKERS
Want to use your laptop speakers and your controller preview at the same time ?
It’s just one click in the settings.

INTEGRATION OF QOBUZ AUDIO STREAMING SERVICE
Mix any track from Qobuz catalogue as a normal track.
Search from within DJUCED browser the song you need.
Prepare your playlist with Qobuz App on your smartphone, and find it inside DJUCED browser.
Just magic. (Qobuz service subscription required)

POST-FADER FX
Reverb and Delay effects are no longer cut off when using the volume fader.
Instead, effects are applied after the volume fader: in this way, you can still hear the end of effects when a deck’s volume fader is brought down.
Perfect for improving quick transitions.

SCRATCH ENGINE REWORKED
We know that feeling is important.
This is why we have remade our scratch engine, modelled from famous turntables and controllers, and tested by scratch DJs.
All supported controllers have been re-calibrated.
It changes everything.

MIDI CONTROL FASTER THAN EVER
MIDI communications between DJUCED and the supported controllers is now really fast. (less than 2ms)
Enjoy instant reaction when pushing a button, or instant LED return.




DJUCED 40 3.6 is available on DJUCED website http://www.djuced.com/
More on Qobuz online audio streaming on http://www.qobuz.com
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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ Software, DJUCED

Hercules DJControl Instinct P8 Now DEX 3 and DEX 3 RE Supported

Veröffentlicht in DJControl Instinct

Take control over DEX 3 or DEX 3 RE DJ programs with the Hercules DJControl Instinct P8 controller.

Fresh out of the PCDJ Batcave comes zero-configure DEX 3 and DEX 3 RE support for the Hercules DJControl Instinct P8.  All included features are mapped for your plug-and-play pleasure.

The Hercules DJControl Instinct P8 is a portable, inexpensive controller designed for casual DJing. A colorful, entry-level option for beginner DJs and bedroom jocks that you can throw in a backpack and setup with DEX 3 or DEX 3 RE at a birthday or house party. It’s also fairly rugged for the price, with most sites listing it at only $129 (USD).

The Hercules DJControl Instinct line has been around for over 5 years now and the the DJControl Instinct P8 returns in “supercharged form”, offering a nice array of mixing and remixing features along with a built in 2 stereo output audio interface (for pre-fade listening) that will help a Beginner DJ learn the Digital DJ basics:

  • Dual-deck DJ controller (2 deck mixing)
  • 8 sample pads with multicolored lighting, allowing better comprehension
  • Loop mode can be triggered temporarily, using the pads, or permanently, using the encoder
  • Effects control and adjustment
  • Dedicated SYNC, Cue, Play/Pause buttons
  • Separate MODES on each deck
  • Touch-sensitive deck and SCRATCH mode
  • 3-band equalizer with volume fader and crossfader
  • More functions are accessible using the SHIFT button
  • Built-in sound card with 2 RCA outputs for mixing and a 1.8″/3.5 mm mini-jack stereo output for previewing tracks on headphones
  • Detachable USB cable
  • Easy to install, USB-powered port; no drivers required
  • PC / Mac compatible

The map for Hercules DJControl Instinct P8 is already included with the installation of DEX 3 or DEX 3 RE version 3.7.5 (or higher) – so all DJs need to do in order to connect is open up the DJ program while the DJControl Instinct P8 is connected.

Contact: Ryan Sherr


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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Instinct P8, PCDJ Dex 3

Hercules DJ on Musikmesse 2016

Veröffentlicht in Events

Hercules DJ will be on Frankfurt Musikmesse 2016 from April 7th to 10th.
The booth number is F41 in Hall 9.1.



It's your turn to discover
- P32 DJ with Djuced 40 software,


- DJControl Jogvision with Serato DJ software.


More information on Musikmesse:
https://musik.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/willkommen.html
    


More on Hercules DJ Mix Room
 
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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Musikmesse, fair

Setup for DJing with time-code vinyl discs

Veröffentlicht in Tech Tips

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

 
Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips, DJConsole Rmx2

DJControl Jogvision - First live demo in Frankfurt Musik Messe, from April 15 to 18th, 2015

Veröffentlicht in DJControl Jogvision

Frankfurt, April 14, 2015 - Hercules and Serato are pleased to invite you to come and check out the first ever live demo of DJControl Jogvision with Serato DJ Intro.Musikmesse, booth C44, Hall 5, Ebene 1

 

DJControl Jogvision, bundled with Serato DJ Intro and Serato DJ Upgrade Ready, enhances the performances put on by mobile DJs. It is the most portable DJ controller featuring in-jog displays, and the most accessible.

 

The display in the center of each jog wheel simultaneously indicates both the playback speed, and the position in the track. This makes it possible for DJs to look at their computer screen less often, for improved focus on mixing, faster reaction times and better syncing of tracks. DJs can now pay more attention to their music, and to the audience.

 

"With help from members of the DJ community, our goal in designing this controller was to produce the best jog wheels in our product range, whose feel, handling and visual indicators allow for the best performances when mixing and scratching," explains Claude Guillemot, CEO of Guillemot Corporation S.A. "This has also been our motivation in working with Serato, whose software applications are perfect in terms of providing the very best experience with this new controller. Our work together has been remarkable, and we are very happy with the end results. We would like to thank all of Serato’s teams for the excellent quality of our interactions with them."

DJControl Jogvision: Technical data sheet

 

Controls SERATO DJ Intro (available for download free of charge)
SERATO DJ Upgrade Ready (optional)

 

Two circular displays per deck
Blue ring: speed and scratch indicator
White ring: position indicator
Perfect for scratching: the display indicates either the current scratch positon, or the scratch amplitude (to return to the starting point)

 

Displays emulating the rotation of a motorized platter
The blue ring rotates at 33
RPM
As on professional DJ CD players, the blue ring’s rotation speed changes when the DJ alters the pitch
Incorporating a circuit of LEDs, the display provides faster performance than an LCD, which is limited by its refresh rate

 

Solidly-built, comfortable DJ controller
Large 5.9" / 15 cm jog wheels featuring touch detection
Sturdy 17.9 x 10.0" / 45.5 x 25.4 cm body
2 sets of 4 progressive pads illuminated with 4 different lighting colors (each color indicates a control type)
AIR Control for contactless control of the low-pass filter effect: the audience sees the DJ’s hand movements, thanks to the AIR Control’s 11.8" / 30 cm range

 

Audio design engineered for performance
24-bit/96 kHz resolution
Dual Master outputs (2 RCA + 1/8" stereo) and Booth output (2 RCA)
Headphones output
1/4" microphone input
1/8" stereo line input

DJs Karla Kenya and DJ Spawn will perform live and demo DJControl Jogvision with Serato DJ Intro for the first time ever at the Hercules Musikmesse booth. Don’t miss this exciting event and the opportunity to interact with these two DJs.

 

Hercules DJControl Jogvision. Perform. Scratch. It’s your turn.


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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Jogvision, Serato

The DJ Party 3.0 with Hercules Universal DJ!

Veröffentlicht in Universal DJ

Hercules, a leader in the field of digital DJing, is unveiling Hercules Universal DJ - the exclusive ecosystem designed for connected DJs.

Hercules is proud to reveal first hand that this DJ package received the highly coveted 2015 CES Innovations Awards Honouree prize from the Las Vegas CES, which will take place in January next year!

Specially designed for the multi-equipped and multi-connected generation of users(1), Hercules Universal DJ is a comprehensive system that allows DJs to mix using all their displays - PC, Mac, smartphones and tablets (Android or iOS).

 

By combining Hercules Universal DJ with their favourite touch surface (whether smartphones or tablets), DJs can now move away from their computers during the party, to enjoy their parties from the dance floor, while still controlling every feature of their mix. They can be as creative as pro DJs - and even more innovative, by inviting their audience to chime in and vote for their favourite playlists, for even more memorable parties!
Hercules Universal DJ and the DJUCEDTM applications herald a new era -
the age of DJ parties 3.0!

 

(1)Users owning multiple devices: computer, tablet and/or smartphone. Also referred to as "Digital Natives".

 

At last, mix on all your devices - whether Android, iOS, PC or Mac. You can even combine your computer with your favourite touch surface!

Hercules Universal DJ provides users with 3 different connectivity and mixing modes:

  • Using their Mac or PC system, via the USB connection and the included mixing software: DJUCEDTM 40°
  • Using their computer, combined with their favourite touch surface, connected via the built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology and the DJUCEDTM Master dedicated app (available free of charge on the App Store and Google Play)
  • Using their tablet only, with Bluetooth® connectivity and the DJUCEDTM App (available on the App Store and Google Play)

Unrivalled FREEDOM - experience the party from the heart of the dance floor!

Using the DJUCEDTM Master Application and "My Remote", DJs are free to move and groove on the dance floor. Their smartphone or tablet becomes a full-featured wireless remote control (in addition to their computer).


 

 

DJs can invite their audience to try their hand at mixing - and more importantly, they can keep their transitions under control at all times. Crossfader, playback, individual track volume control and track synchronization - DJs can do all this and more! And if DJs are caught in the middle of a conversation or a drink with their friends, the PANIC button is there to help them out, allowing them to automatically find and launch the best next track!

 

 

Be as creative as a pro DJ.

DJUCEDTM Master can also turn smartphones and tablets into convenient and creative extensions. On their second touch display, for instance, DJs can create loop and FX combos using one finger only.

These combined actions, until now accessible to pro DJs only, have never yet been as simple and fun!

 

Exclusive feature: let the guests chime in, for a perfect party!

The DJUCEDTM 40° app’s exclusive feature (for PC and Mac) allows DJs to share their playlist with their audience before the party, and to invite guests to vote for their favourite tracks (via a Web app that is freely accessible from any connected device). DJs can now be sure to create the best playlists for every party!

They can also invite their audience to vote during the party (using their smartphones and the Web app) and customize their playlists to suit their audiences live! The highest-voted playlist is visible on the DJ’s second device (tablet or smartphone), allowing them to track it in real time.
They can also view the tracks, artists or special messages that their party’s attendees would like to hear. Customized playlists for unforgettable parties - for everyone!

 

Reinvent your party - each and every time!

In collaboration with DJUCEDTM, Hercules is providing users with multiple communication platforms, to allow them to request new apps or features and share their opinion, suggestions or questions about already available apps. The Hercules Universal DJ and DJUCEDTM ecosystem is not set in stone; it is infinitely evolution-ready, designed to adapt to its users’ creativity during their forthcoming parties 3.0. In fact, Hercules and DJUCEDTM are currently collaborating to design a DJing application for Google GlassTM, that will merge with this ecosystem. More information will be available very soon!

 

Express yourself on:

DJUCED.com: the forum and the "THINK TANK DJUCED Master" discussion thread (directly accessible from your DJUCEDTM Master app)
The Hercules DJ Mix Room: the forum and the "DJUCED Master" discussion thread
The Hercules DJ Mix Room Facebook page
The DJUCEDTM Facebook page

 

The controller itself

 

Lightweight and portable, Hercules Universal DJ weighs only 1.5 kg, and features a surface measuring 40 x 23 cm. Among other features, it boasts 2 capacitive jog wheels, 6 equalizer potentiometers and two sets of 8 pads offering 4 different modes (Effect/Sample/Loop/Cue). It also features an audio interface enabling users to connect a headset (for previewing) and speakers (for airing their mix). An auxiliary stereo input allows users to connect any smartphone or tablet during the party (using the included cable) and to instantly access any playlist on an online music streaming service - and even to add equalization effects or samples.


 

 

Hercules Universal DJ will be available from late November 2014

Also come discover it at CES Las Vegas, the Venetian Hotel, Veronese 2504 meeting room, from January 6 through 9, 2015.

 


(3) For Android, please check the list of compatible devices here


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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Universal DJ, DJUCED

Optimize your Windows computer for DJing

Veröffentlicht in Tech Tips

If you feel your computer in Windows is slow for DJing, you should check the following settings.

1) Switch off the Wifi, Bluetooth, and any other network connection on your computer before a DJ performance.
Network connections consume CPU ressources and may cause crackles in the music.
Letting the Wifi receiver switched on is the most dangerous setting for DJing on a computer, since each time the Wifi receiver of the computer detects another Wifi source, the CPU ressources of the computer will drop of 50%: if someone in the street has a smartphone with Wifi on, your computer detects this Wifi source, scans it, and this Wifi identification process takes up to 50% of the computer CPU ressources, possibly causing crackling.

2) Disable Windows preset made to save energy on the USB.
This preset is set on by default, and it may cause crackling in the sound, and even disconnect the DJ controller on the computer.
  • Right-click on My computer > Properties > Device Manager > Universal Serial Bus controllers,
  • Right-click on the first line "USB Root Hub" and click "Properties"
  • Go to the tab "Power Management", and uncheck the box "Allow computer to turn off this device to save energy"
  • Click "OK" and close the dialog box
  • Repeat the same operation on each line called USB Root Hub or USB hub.
3) Close any background software
Real time operations as Djing or video capture require to as much CPU ressources as possible, so you should close any other background software during a DJ performance.

4) If possible, move the mouse far from the USB port where you plug the DJ controller
If the USB port of your mouse is close from the USB port of your DJ Controller, and if you have enough USB ports for it, you should plug the DJ Controller on a USB port far from the mouse USB port, as the click on your mouse may be heard in the audio played on your DJ controller if the USB port are close one from the other.

5) In Windows 7 or in Windows Vista, avoid Aero graphic theme.
Aero graphic themes are CPU intensive, so don't use an Aero graphic theme while doing any real-time task as music production or video capture, select a basic theme instead.


6) Adjust your computer settings for the best performance
- Go to Start > right click on Computer > Properties > Advanced System settings > "Advanced" tab.
- Click on "Settings" in the "Performance" area.
- In "Visual Effects", click on "Adjust for best performance", and press "OK".


7)
If you use a laptop, set your "Power plan" on "High performance".
Go to Start button, and in the search bar, type
power settings

The "Power Options" menu lets you can select your power plan among three preset plans: Balanced, Power saver, or High performance.

Select the High performance power plan.

8) Don't let any USB key connected on the computer
You can use USB keys to copy an audio track on or from your computer, but once it is over, unplug it from your computer. USB keys have a slow access time (even USB keys with a fast transfer rate have a slow access time), so if they are connected to the computer, they decrease significantly the computer performance even for task which don't use the USB keys.
Never play an audio track directly from a USB key: if you uncompress an audio track on a USB key, the access time of the USB key is so slow that you complete computer because slow. If you want to play a track stored on a USB key, copy it on your hard disk prior to playing it.

9) Make sure your disk is not saturated, DJing requires a large available hard-drive space
Windows needs hard drive space to be fast, and playing music requires a significant hard disk space.
When loading audio tracks, the audio tracks are uncompressed in the software and need, either in the hard drive + in the RAM, the same space as if they were in an uncompressed WAV format, even if they are stored in a compressed format as MP3, AAC or WMA.
Examples of hard drive + RAM needed to uncompress 2 tracks of 10 minutes

  • 16-bit/44.1 kHz, 2 tracks of 10 minutes = 201.8 MB
  • 24-bit/96 kHz, 2 tracks of 10 minutes = 659 MB

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Tutorial, Optimization Windows, Tech Tips

Locking your DJ controller

Veröffentlicht in DJ Control Air+

Hercules DJControl Instinct, DJ Control Air and DJ Control Air+ have a hole on their rear panel compatible with cable locks often called Kensington locks.

Kensington (http://www.kensington.com) has defined a format of locks cable for computers which is a standard to prevent the removal of many devices. http://www.kensington.com/us/us/4482/locks#.VBMCzmOwTpc

You can use this type of cable lock to attach your DJ controller if you perform in public areas and take a break: the lock prevents the removal of your mobile DJ controller while you are out.


Here is how you can use this type lock hole with DJControl Air+.

1) Remove the rubber cap covering the hole.

2) Take your lock cable, wind it around a non-removable element (as a bar), pass the lock in the loop on the other end of the cable.

3) Detail of the lock

4) Insert the lock in the hole

5) Turn the key

6) Remove the key. The controller is locked

 

You can also lock

DJControl Instinct

DJ Control Air


 


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Hercules STAFF3


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Hercules looks forward to seeing you at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, from January 24 – 27, 2013.

Veröffentlicht in Events

London, January 22, 2013 – Hercules invites you to drop by booth #6698, Hall A, and immerse yourself in its world of DJing.

In keeping with its philosophy of making DJing accessible to everyone, Hercules will be giving visitors a chance to live the experience made possible by its latest controller, the DJConsole RMX 2. The first controller in its category to feature a high-resolution 96 kHz/24-bit audio interface in Windows® (ASIO) and on Mac® (Core Audio), Hercules DJConsole RMX 2 is the “pro” DJing solution that combines performance, versatility and mobility – all at an affordable price point.

At NAMM, Hercules will unveil the Black edition of its well-known DJConsole 4-Mx, the professional controller of its range. Also available for testing at the booth will be the full range of Hercules DJ headphones, monitoring speakers, and the limited editions of the DJControl Instinct and DJ Control AIR: the Street Editions.

In terms of performances, 5 of Hercules’ DJ partners will be taking turns spinning and showing off the DJConsole RMX 2’s creative potential:
DJ Supersede – official DJ of the Miami Dolphins and Hercules partner for years,
DJ/VJ Steve Sharp – Hercules DJ product specialist who regularly conducts training with Hercules DJ products, and who celebrates his 10th year at NAMM with Hercules,
DJ Sunshine Zerda – the newest member of the California team,
DJ SI – DJ in New York, who’s just coming back from performance at CES, Las Vegas for Hercules,
Karla Kenya – DJ at NRJ Radio in Berlin, and winner of the German edition of EMI’s “She Can DJ” competition.

Be sure to pay us a visit and check out their performances!


Von

HERCULES STAFF USA


Tags: NAMM Show

Watch the RMX2

Veröffentlicht in DJConsole RMX2

Today, we introduce the Hercules DJConsole RMX2 "It's Your Turn" doc-series with this first video featuring the young DJ: DJ Dr Faust!

This short interview series follows DJs from across the world on their journey to follow their passion and how they use the DJConsole RMX 2 as the tool for their dreams.

Watch it now!



November 23: the 2nd video is now online and features another young artist: DJ Elektrocute!



November 27: Watch the 3rd video where DJ Mnyce talks about his history and what part of RMX2 he prefers!



November 29: A 4th video is now online, and this time, it gives the floor to DJ SI, a younf DJ from New York (USA)!


Von

HERCULES STAFF USA


Tags: Hercules DJConsole RMX 2, It's Your Turn