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DJS GET AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE DJCONTROL JOGVISION

Hercules had a special DJ invite only event at the Serato Loft in NYC. 30 DJs and their friends came out to check out the new DJContol Jogvision and they loved it! Make sure you add it to your list of things to get in the next couple of months. It will be hitting stores soon. This is something you don't want to miss out on.

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HERCULES STAFF USA


Tags: Jogvision, Serato, DJ, Scratching, Turntablism, Fun, Music, DJ Culture, Hip Hop, Electronic music, dance music

The DJ Party 3.0 with Hercules 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

Hercules unveils its new creations: a line of headphones for DJs

Style, professional sound quality and extended listening comfort.

New York, November 9, 2011 - Hercules, leader in mobile DJing controllers for computers, recently announced that it would be extending its DJ range to include monitoring speakers. Today, Hercules is proud to unveil its latest creations: a line of headphones designed for DJs.
 
Drawing on its 20 years of audio expertise, the Hercules team is bringing a fresh new personality to the world of DJ headphones by combining professional sound quality and ergonomic design with the comfort demanded by exacting users, whether DJing at home, in the studio or performing live sets.

HDP DJ-Pro M1001: Professional sound and long-wearing comfort

With their stylized design, the HDP DJ-Pro M1001 headphones are perfect for semiprofessional and professional DJs. They usher in Hercules’ signature design featuring a continuous arc from one earpiece to the other, to avoid pressure on the user’s head, while at the same time perfectly shielding the DJ from external sounds. Additionally, their large ear-cups feature the same distinctive relief found on the jog wheels of Hercules’ range of DJ controllers.

With their black color emphasized by blue stripes, the headphones’ provide a stylish, sleek look that has been designed with all head sizes in mind.

Designed for previewing tracks, the HDP DJ-Pro M1001 headphones allow DJs to precisely analyze sounds, thanks to their 5 Hz to 30 kHz frequency range - a very wide audio spectrum, allowing the wearer to hear a precise rendering of their audio tracks, and thereby optimize the different settings before playing the mix for the audience.

The headphone drivers are 50 mm in diameter, guaranteeing the clear sound and deep bass response that DJs expect. Their low impedance (32 ohms) and sensitivity of 107 dB at 1mW provide a powerful audio level which does away with the risk of being overpowered by PA system speakers.

The ear components pivot along 3 axes of rotation: each ear-cup swivels vertically about its hinge by 180°, while the hinge swivels 90° horizontally and toward the inside of the headphones by 120°, providing great flexibility for DJs carrying out one-ear monitoring.
This mechanism also allows for the headphones to be folded and easily transported in their carry bag. Their cable, which measures 3 m in length when extended, can be connected to the left ear-cup for right-handed DJs, or to the right ear-cup for left-handed users.
The large, soft ear pads perfectly cover the shape of the user’s ears, completely shielding the DJ from ambient noise.
Particular attention was paid to comfort when developing the headphones’ structure, this being essential for extended audio previewing sessions.

The Hercules HDP DJ Pro M1001 headphones will be available from late November 2011, at a suggested retail price of $169.99 .

HDP DJ-Adv G501: Style and listening comfort for all DJs
 

Because style and comfort are not just for professional DJs, Hercules has created the HDP DJ-Adv G501 headphones. Designed for both advanced and amateur DJs, they provide high-quality sound reproduction and excellent listening comfort. Sporting a shape similar to the professional HDP DJ-Pro M1001 version, the HDP DJ-Adv G501 model is distinguished by its black lacquer finish and green highlighting elements.
Its pivoting ear components (with 3 axes of rotation) let the wearer preview tracks with just one ear, and allow for easy folding and transportation.
 
Designed for precise audio reproduction, allowing DJs to effectively prepare their mixes, this new model of headphones has an impedance of 32 ohms and sensitivity of 102 dB at 1mW providing a strong audio level, 50 mm diameter drivers with accurate bass response, and a 10 Hz to 25 kHz frequency range.

The HDP DJ Adv-G501 headphones will be available from late November 2011, at a suggested retail price of $129.99.

HDP DJ M40.1: The solution designed for all users

Last but not least, Hercules has created a third model for all mixing fans: HDP DJ M40.1. The headphones’ DJ look and two axes of rotation for ear components (ear-cup 180° vertical rotation and 120° hinge rotation toward the inside) will appeal to a large number of users.
 
Their sensitivity of 95 dB at 1mW and 50 mm diameter drivers provide clear, pure sound: perfect for mixing sessions at home, and also for listening to an MP3 player or other audio device without bothering those around you.

They will be available from late November 2011, at a suggested retail price of $39.99.

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: HDP, M1001, G501, M40.1

All-nighters only - Sneak preview: Hercules DJ 4Set at CES in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, January, 2011 - There’s a "DJ night" atmosphere going on at the Hercules booth, at CES, from January 6 to 9, 2011. The brand, leader and pioneer of mobile DJ consoles for computers, is unveiling its DJ 4Set: all the performance of a DJ controller designed for having fun all night long!

Hercules DJ 4Set combines the functions and sensations of a pro controller with the simplicity users need for free rein in hosting wild, memorable parties!

Hercules DJ 4Set is the ultimate solution for mixing fans wanting to perform at unforgettable events, bringing Ibiza and Miami tunes direct to the dance floor, without having to familiarize themselves with their gear days in advance.

 

Mobile, so you can party anywhere

Featuring a slim and compact design (35x25cm/13.7x9.8’’), Hercules DJ 4Set truly lets you take your DJ set anywhere: now there are no more limits in throwing together great parties with friends, whenever you like. The controller is also large enough for comfortable mixing, with lots of space between the controls - and let’s not forget the non-slip feet, that stand tough through even the most intense mixing sessions.


Simplicity and advanced features rolled into one

Some advanced controller features found on Hercules DJ 4Set are, without a doubt, its 2 large touch-sensitive jog wheels. Measuring 12cm in diameter - the same size as scratching jog wheels on DJ CD players - and featuring touch sensors on their top surface, they detect the weight of the DJ’s hand and enable "Touch Wheel" mode, allowing the user to stop/restart playback, or engage in some serious scratching.
The highly distinctive "ring" on the base of the jog wheels - the signature of the new Hercules mixing solutions - features a super-ergonomic design, providing users with intuitive and simple pitch control.
Hercules DJ 4Set also includes green or red backlighting on its jog wheels and buttons, making the controls easier to locate and providing enhanced usability.


An invitation to performance

DJ 4Set also features all of the audio capabilities users need to host parties worthy of the name: 4 channels (including 2 for the mix, and 1 stereo headphone output for previewing tracks), plus a microphone input with a talk-over function, allowing the DJ to pump things up even more on the dance floor.

Last but not least - in keeping with the latest DJing trends - the controller lets users mix not only on 2 decks, but on 4 virtual decks as well, thanks to the very practical deck indicators on the console’s mixing surface (A, B, C, D). Two music tracks on 2 decks, a loop, an effect or a voice on the 2 others... all this potential is right there, at your fingertips! 
To let users employ their creativity to the fullest, Hercules DJ 4Set offers 60 controls in 2-deck mode, and 112 controls in 4-deck mode. 
The layout of controls has been optimized to make using the console quick and easy to learn. All controls are MIDI-based, and therefore independent of one another, for even greater ease of use.

Hercules DJ 4Set is bundled with VirtualDJ® LE DJC Edition (supporting 4-deck mixing). It is also compatible with all 2 and 4-deck MIDI mixing software.

Availability: April 2011.

"Feed your desire for music, nightlife and fun...anywhere anytime."


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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ 4Set

Deckadance 1.8 Release

Image Line has just announced the release release of Deckadance 1.8 for Windows and Mac OS

Deckadance 1.8 supports, on Windows and Mac OS:
- Hercules DJ Control MP3 E2
- Hercules DJ Control Steel
- Hercules DJ Console RMX
- Hercules DJ Console MK2
- Hercules DJ Console MK4
- Hercules DJ Control MP3
- Hercules DeeJay TRIM 4&6.

The big news lay in the new Song Manager:
- Manage 50.000+ in your music collection without slow downs using a open format database (sqlite).
- SM categorizes music files in your computer making them accessible through numerous search/sort features.
- Importing tracks into Song Manager doesn't copy music files.
- Simple search and advanced search via subsets of metadata fields (filters).
- Create playlist to organize effectively your tracks. Sort, re- order, reset original state, export to html/m3u and more.
- Create smart playlist that auto-update based on 'rules'. e.g.: "top 25 most played dance genre songs with bpm between 120 and 140".
- Fully customizable layouts: hide/show, re-arrange, (auto) resize of the metadata view columns.
- Edit track tags/metadata (title, artist, name... etc.) via inline editing.
- Cover art (resizable) display.
- Supported formats: mp3, acc (m4a), wav, aiff, wma, flac and ogg.
- Cross platform (win/mac) with full drag/drop external support.
 
Other changes & additions
- New Recording engine with threaded streaming to disk.
- Added supported controllers (Hercules DJ Console MK4 & American Audio VMS4)
- Added SNAP to the closest beat in the waveform for loops, cues, waveform seek and start position.
- Added DVS run-out protection with auto engage and visual feedback.
- Added Lead In function in DVS section.
- Improved DVS behaviour for large audio buffer sizes.
- Incremented to 30 seconds the minimum playing time to mark a song like played.
- Added right click over played state to reset it.
- Removed clear played state of tracks when automix is enabled.
- Updated minihost look and added song manager start button.
- Added downbeat and start position keyboard shortcuts:
  > DECK A->Downbeat: "ctrl+t", Start Position: "ctrl+y".
  > DECK B->Downbeat: "ctrl+g", Start Position: "ctrl+h".
- Added "key slider" and "key slider inverted" to the midi learn commands.
- Incremented decks buffer size to 15 minutes.

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Hercules STAFF3


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