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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
Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Inpulse

Serato releases Serato DJ Pro & Serato DJ Lite

Veröffentlicht in DJControl Jogvision

Serato, the software publisher who developped the DJ software Serato DJ and Serato DJ Intro, has released today

- Serato DJ Pro 2.0, replacing Serato DJ



What's new in Serato DJ Pro?

Practice Mode
Practice Mode allows you to mix two tracks together with no hardware connected - ideal for testing out your blends wherever you are.

64-bit support: Bigger libraries and rock solid reliability
64-bit support now means Serato DJ Pro performs better than ever with virtually no limit on library size.

Performance pad mode / Performance Pad view
Display your cue points in a new but very familiar layout. This makes planning and performing your routines more efficient.

Hi-DPI and scalable layout: Optimised for high resolution screens
Serato DJ Pro has been optimised for high definition Retina, 4K and UHD displays.

Improved help and support
The new help section includes tooltips, shortcut keys and tutorials. You’ll also have the option to contact our support team, and the ability to search our knowledge base in-app.



Serato DJ Lite 1.0, replacing Serato DJ Intro,


What's new in Serato DJ Lite

Practice Mode
Practice Mode allows you to mix two tracks together without DJ hardware plugged in. Great if you don’t have your controller with you and feel like a jam.

Performance pad mode
Display your cue points in a new but very familiar layout. This makes planning and performing your routines more efficient.

Hi-DPI and scalable layout, Optimised for high resolution screens
Serato DJ Lite has been optimised for high definition Retina, 4K and UHD displays.

Improved help and support
The new help section includes tooltips, shortcut keys and tutorials. You’ll also have the option to contact our support team, and the ability to search our knowledge base in-app.

If you have a DJControl Jogvision
- you can use and control Serato DJ Lite on DJControl Jogvision,
- if you have bought an upgrade license for Serato DJ, you can use and control Serato DJ Pro on DJ Control Jogvision.

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Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Jogvision, Serato

Beatmatching on P32 DJ / Tutorial from Vikk

Veröffentlicht in P32DJ

Vikk has released a tutorial in french explaining how to beatmatch 2 tracks on P32 DJ.



To get the translation, click on Youtube CC (Closed Caption) button to display subtitles.


Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: P32 DJ

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) If you are 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 power settings for the best performance
- On Windows deskotp, right click on Computer > Properties > Advanced System settings

- 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".
Press Windows + X keys to call Windows X Menu, and select Power Options.

In Related settings, click on Additional Power Settings.

In "Choose or customize a power plan", select High performance.


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

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Tutorial, Optimization Windows, Tech Tips

P32 DJ with Djuced 40 / Vikk Tutorial #1

Veröffentlicht in P32DJ

Vikk has released a tutorial explaining his use of P32 DJ in Djuced 40.

It is in french but to get it subtitled in your language, click on Youtube CC button (CC = Closed Caption)
Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: P32 DJ

DJControl Instinct P8 / Spanish tutorial on ElChapuzasTV

Veröffentlicht in DJControl Instinct P8

El Chapuzas TV has released a very clear spanish tutorial on DJControl Instinct P8.
Enjoy!

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Instinct P8

Perform outside in daylight: invert colours on your computer display

Veröffentlicht in Tech Tips

When performing outside, if you find difficult to read your computer display in daylight, you can invert colours on the screen.

In Mac OS
  • Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Accessibility.
  • Go to the Display section, select "Invert colors".

In Windows (for example in Windows 10)
  • Press on the keys Windows and + to call Windows Magnifier.
  • You can Zoom in/Zoom Out in Windows magnifier with Windows + and Windows - keys.
  • If you see no Magnifier menu, click on the Magnifier icon in Windows task bar to call the menu.
  • In Magnifier menu, select Views > Full Screen.

  • Press on 3 keys (Control Alt i) to invert the colours (and press again on Control  Alt i to restore normal colours).
You have inverted your computer display, for example Djuced 40 looks like that:

instead of looking as usual like this:

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips, tutorial

DJControl Jogvision: Tutorial on Digital DJ Tips

Veröffentlicht in DJControl Jogvision

Philm Morse from Digital DJ Tips has released a video tutorial on DJControl Jogvision.

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Jogvision, Tutorial

DJControl Jogvision / Video tutorial / In-Jog display

Veröffentlicht in DJControl Jogvision

Here is a tutorial from DJ Spawn explaining the use of in-jog displays on DJControl Jogvision.


Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Jogvision, Tutorial

Play a mix on a bluetooth speaker while previewing on wired headphones in Mac OS

Veröffentlicht in DJConsole RMX2

Wired headphones are generally recommended for DJing since wired headphones have no latency, while most bluetooth headphones have a latency which can disturb the DeeJay operations.

Bluetooth speakers can be used in DJing to play the music for the audience : bluetooth latency is not disturbing for the audience.


Here is a process on Mac OS to use
- a bluetooth speaker for the audience,
- and wired headphones for the DeeJay preview.

1) Connect the bluetooth speaker to the Mac
Go in Preference > Bluetooth and pair the Bluetooth speaker


2) If your audio interface control panel has a menu to set the headphones on the channel 1-2, set the headphones channel on 1-2.


3) Go in Utilities and run Audio MIDI Setup


4) In the Audio MIDI Setup, go to Window Audio devices, and create an aggregate device in clicking on the + button on bottom left


5) In the Aggregate device, add
- first, the Bluetooth speaker
- second, your audio interface device.




6) Click on Configure Speakers (bottom right of the window) and set:
- Aggregate Device as Multichannel: Quadriphonic
- Front: channel 1 and 2
- Rear : channel 3 and 4


7) In your DJ software, in the sound setup, set:
- Sound Card: Aggregate Device
- Outputs
   Master: Channel 1&2
   Headphones:  Channel 3&4


You can now
- play your mix on the bluetooth speaker for the audience
- preview your mix in your headphones.

Remark: you can 
1) neither use the microphone connected to the audio interface, as the microphone input is not connected to the bluetooth speaker,
2) nor use the output 1-2 of your audio interface to play the mix on wired speakers: your master output is your bluetooth speaker, while the output 1-2 of your audio interface plays the preview.

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Tutorial, DJConsole RMX2, DJ Console 4-Mx, DJ Control Air+, DJ Control Air, DJControl Instinct, DJ 4Set, DJ Console Mk4