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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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DJUCED 40 3.6 is now available

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 Unveils DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 at 2017 NAMM Show

A brand-new version of the pro DJ software that lets users mix, create and have fun with their music in the most intuitive way possible

Anaheim, California – January 19, 2017 – Spearheaded by Hercules, a leader in mobile and professional DJ equipment, the DJUCED™ teams are thrilled to announce the company’s new enhanced version of their pro DJ software DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 at NAMM 2017.

A big part of the teams’ strength lies in the importance they place on listening to their user community when it comes to making improvements in DJUCED™, as was the case with the Sample Editor, and responding to the new expectations that have emerged from the base of 500,000 licensed users.

More precise than ever: A fully-scalable interface with 4K support, and high-resolution waveforms

One of the most important aspects for DJs – the ability to view the tracks that they’re working on as precisely as possible – has been taken into account in DJUCED™ 40° 3.5. To make things easier and more comfortable for DJs, the interface automatically adapts to all screen resolutions from 1024 x 600 right up to 4K displays.
What’s more, thanks to the new high-resolution waveforms, DJs can use a high-level zoom – with single-sample accuracy – with 6 different vivid color schemes available to enhance viewing precision and speed, and for better interaction with the DJ.
 
Beat Counter

Instantly view the beat alignment between “Master” and “Deck” for easier beatmatching with this new visual tool.
 
Discover even more great improvements!

The “Smart Mix” Automix feature can be used directly from the DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 file explorer. This feature helps users find the best-matching tracks to be played, in terms of BPM and key.

Vinyl Torque is an innovative new emulator that lets users feel the weight of real turntable platters, and use the “Brake effect”.

And last but certainly not least, improvements to the Scratch feature in DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 now ensure optimized compatibility with the Hercules DJControl Jogvision controller!

All of the following Hercules DJ controllers are compatible with DJUCED™ 40° 3.5:

•    New: Hercules DJControl Jogvision
•    Hercules DJControl Instinct P8
•    Hercules P32 DJ
•    Hercules Universal DJ
•    Hercules DJ Control AIR+ S Series
•    Hercules DJ Control AIR+
•    Hercules DJConsole RMX2
•    Hercules DJControlWaveM3
•    Hercules DJControlWave

The new DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 update is be available for download since January 19, 2017 – in the Downloads section at djuced.com.
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Hercules @ NAMM Show 2016

Here some picture of the Hercules DJ Team @ NAMM Show 2016!
The show was awesome, and there were tons of people that stopped by our booth to discover our brand new Hercules P32 DJ and  see our DJs do workshops and performances!
The DJControl Jogvision was part of this amazing experience as well, and was also making the show at our booth!

 

 


A little bonus: below some pics of the private warm up session held at the Scratch Academy just before NAMM!

 

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HERCULES DJ TEAM

We are in search of some amazing DJs to join our team and help democratize DJing. We met with some great DJs on the rise at our US office in NYC and are looking forward to working with them. If you're interested in becoming apart of our team of amazing DJs on the rise, please feel free to send us some mixes or videos of your DJ skills. 
 
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DJControl Jogvision - First live demo in Frankfurt Musik Messe, from April 15 to 18th, 2015

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

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!


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Hercules announces new DJConsole RMX 2 and World Tour event!

The wait is over: Hercules is proud to disclose all the details about the new
DJConsole RMX 2!


Available starting mid-August 2012, the Hercules DJConsole RMX 2 features:
  • High-resolution 96 kHz/24 bit audio interface for Windows® (ASIO) and Mac® (Core Audio)
  • Pressure-sensitive jog wheels for scratching
  • 2 sets of 4 backlit velocity sensitive pads enable DJs to control loops, effects, samples and cue points; DJs can use the pads to trigger instant controls or, by varying their velocity, can control the sound amplitude.
  • The rotary encoder located in each set of 4 pads can be used to modulate the last control triggered on a pad after a hit.
  • 5 faders and 10 rotary potentiometers in 14-bit MIDI mode offer extreme precision for mixing. The cross-fader can be replaced with a Mini-Innofader® control.
  • Transport buttons featuring a supple rubber cap and a short-travel tact switch with a haptic feedback

    The DJConsole RMX 2 also features a comprehensive set of audio outputs and inputs:
  • 2 balanced XLR outputs suited to PA amplifiers, long cable lengths (balanced outputs help reduce audio interferences) and studio recording work
  • 2 RCA outputs for monitoring mixes or connecting hi-fi systems
  • 2 stereo connectors (6.35 mm) for headphones
  • 4 RCA inputs for mixing 2 external stereo sources, with 2 Line/Phono switches
  • 1 balanced microphone input (XLR/Jack combo), ideal for talkover applications, suited to both balanced high-end microphones and non-balanced consumer microphones.

    The Hercules DJConsole RMX2 will be supplied with two DJing software apps: DJUCED™ 40° and VirtualDJ® 8 LE.

    Availability: starting mid-August 2012, at a suggested retail price of $299.99 / €299,99 / £279.99.

    The Hercules DJConsole RMX 2 launch will also involve the World Tour: It’s Your Turn event, which will run from the end of summer until the end of the year, allowing DJs to practice mixing, learn new techniques, enhance skills, participate in DJing contests, and team up with emerging DJing artists to share their unique passion.

    For the full press release, please visit the Hercules official website: www.hercules.com



    More pictures to come on the Hercules DJ Mix Room Facebook page.

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