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Vegas Mode / Light animations on Hercules DJ controllers

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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Come mix with us at the NAMM Show 2019


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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Awards Honoree for Hercules DJControl Inpulse 300



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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All the ultimate and essential gear to become a DJ: the Hercules DJStarter Kit


After the launch of its three new DJ controllers and the new version of the DJUCED® software in late September, Hercules has announced today the perfect way to get started DJing: the Hercules DJStarter Kit.

 

As the Christmas season approaches, the Hercules DJStarter Kit is the ideal way to celebrate and the ultimate Christmas gift for all music lovers. This comprehensive, easy-to-carry and easy-to-install solution includes the Hercules DJControl Starlight controller, Hercules DJMonitor 32 speakers, HDP DJ M40.2 headphones and Serato DJ Lite.


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DJControl Inpulse 300 / Review by Joey Santos from Digital DJ Tips

Read the full article here: https://www.digitaldjtips.com/reviews/hercules-djcontrol-in pulse-300/


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


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

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:
    ▪ 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.
    ▪ 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:
    ▪ Waveform Color Program: 2 LEDs per turntable mimic the waveform colors of the respective tracks.
    ▪ 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:
▪ Plug-and-play with Serato DJ Lite (free download)
▪ Integrated audio interface: Master output (speakers) + headphone output
▪ Touch-sensitive jog wheel controls pause/playback
▪ 4 pads × 4 modes (Hot Cue, Loop, FX, Sampler)
▪ Tempo fader (pitch adjustment)
▪ Bass EQ/filter knobs + deck volume knobs
▪ Crossfader, for mixing both decks
▪ 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 will be at BPM (UK)

Hercules will be at BPM!
From Entry level to more advanced controllers for DJs, as well as Headphones and Monitors.
Come and chat with the Hercules team and try out their range to see what works for you

BPM place: Cranmore Park, Cranmore Ave, Shirley, Solihull B90 4LE




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ACID Pro is back

ACID Pro is back.
We have been waiting for years, and Acid is back, with Acid Pro 8.
https://www.magix.com/int/music/acid-pro/
ACID is a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) loop lovers know: the first Acid of 1998 let users can drag loops on a timeline and the loops were synched on the tempo of the track, it was the easiest tool to do remix (none of the DJ software your know (Traktor, VirtualDJ, Serato) was released yet).
We included Acid DJ in our Fortissimo sound card in 2000, it was our first tool for DJs, 3 years before our release of Hercules DJ Console Mk1.

Maxi Sound Fortissimo + ACID DJ


Acid DJ in 2000

 
In 2003, Acid became part of Sony Creative Software and Sony developped  the Acid Pro family, whose last release was Acid Pro 7 in 2009.
In 2016, Magix got Acid and most of Sony Creative Software portfolio (Vegas pro, Sound Forge, Spectralayers, Audio Master, Architect Pro) and now Acid is back in two versions for Window (no macOS version) :
-    Acid Pro 8, unlimited license, for €149.99/USD 149
-    Acid Pro 365, a monthly subscription for € 7.99 / Usd 7.99
You can test the 30-day free trial.

Acid Pro 8

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Universal DJ on The Wire Real

The Wire Realm has published a nice and detailed review on Hercules Universal DJ.

https://www.wirerealm.com/reviews/hercules-universal-dj-controller-rev iew

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