Versions of music tracks: what do Original, Radio Edit, Dub, etc.. mean?

Online music stores offer several versions of the same music, called Original, Radio Edit, Instrumental, Extended, ...

What does each version mean?
- Original, or Original Mix, or Original Edit: the track released originally by the artist,
- Radio, Radio Edit or Radio Mix: a shortened version of the track, 3 to 4 minutes long: the part removed may be the intro and outro
- Extended, Extended Mix: a longer version of the track, often 6 o 8 minutes long, for example with a loop of the instrumental track after the second chorus,
- Club mix, club edit: an extended mix with a DJ friendly intro and outro = the intro/outro have a stable rhythm one can dance on,
- Dub mix: a remix of a track using a limited portion of the vocal part (for example a few words) playing over a more complete instrumental track
- Instrumental mix: audio track with only the instruments, no singing voice: a great format for karaoke and for DJing
- Acapella: audio track with only the singing voice(s), no instrument: a great format for DJing
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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips

Perform outside in daylight: invert colours on your computer display

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:

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips, tutorial

Guide - a song with Olivia Dawn and Mayur Jumani

Mayur Jumani has just announced here on Facebook account a video clip of a song called Guide.
  • Vocals / Violin - Olivia Dawn
  • Controllers / Production / Mixing - Mayur Jumani
  • Cinematography / Video Editing - Kierto.

Mayur uses Hercules P32 DJ, and the following controllers:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbclyOzlX5s
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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: P32 DJ

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

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

Djuced 40 / sample pack of October 2016

Hello,

Djuced team has released its October sample pack for Djuced 40, called Organic.
You can download it on
http://www.djuced.com/en/content/loopmasters

You need Djuced 40 release 3 to use it with:
- DJControl Instinct P8
- DJControl Air+
- DJControlWave
- Universal DJ
- DJConsole Rmx2
- P32 DJ

The Organic pack is made of 16 samples:
- 4 drums: Snares, KickSnare, Perc, Drums
- 4 bass: Bass1, Bass1var, Bas2, Bass2var
- 4 melodies: Music1, Music1var, Music2, Music2var
- 4 special effects: FX1, FX2, Vox1, Vox2
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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: P32DJ, Universal DJ, Djuced, DJ Software, DJConsole Rmx2, DJControlWave, DJ Control Air+, DJControl Instinct P8

Hercules DJ on BPM 2016 in Birmingham, September 11-12

Join us at BPM 2016

Come and visit us at BPM on September 11th and 12th, 2016:
- BPM is the world’s largest event dedicated to DJing and electronic music production,
- BPM is held at the genting Arena on NEC (National Exhibition Centre) in Birmingham, UK.

Hercules booth on BPM is FH23, you can meet there:
- Karla Kenya,
- The DJ duet Twice as trendy (DJ Spawn and DJ Esko)
performing on Hercules P32 DJ and Hercules DJControl Jogvision

and use P32DJ in Djuced 40, DJControl Jogvision in Serato DJ.

About BPM
www.visitbpm.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/bpmshow
https://twitter.com/visitbpm

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Event, BPM

DJControl Instinct P8

We are happy to present our brand new DJ Controller: The DJControl Instinct P8!


This controller is a supercharged version of the previous and beloved DJControl Instinct controller with more features and a set of performance pads!

More information on http://www.hercules.com/us/leisure-controllers/bdd/p/261/djcontrol-ins tinct-p8/











DESCRIPTION

Compact, tough and full-featured, the DJControl Instinct P8 allows you to mix and remix with unrivalled ease!
After 5 years of success, the DJControl Instinct returns in supercharged form, offering a vast array of mixing and remixing features:

  • Dual-deck DJ controller
  • 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 cable with mini-USB connector
  • Easy to install, USB-powered port; no drivers required
  • PC / Mac compatible

Combined with the latest version of DJUCEDTM 40°, the DJControl Instinct P8 provides a complete experience, from mixing to performance!
Its 8 ergonomic and responsive pads, combined with DJUCEDTM 40°’s multilayer sampler, let you remix according to your creativity, while offering precise performance and high-quality feel.
The intelligence of the DJUCEDTM 40° DJing software lets you keep the rhythm and the structure of tracks intact, no matter what you’re doing.
All the mixing and remixing features are right at your fingertips.

 

Unique, highly intuitive all-in-one controller

Dual-deck MIDI controller + mixer with built-in sound card
Powerful remix features at your fingertips

3-color pads

 

SOFTWARE

DJUCEDTM 40°(PC / Mac) Included

Complete and intuitive professional DJ software included

Sample packs by Loopmasters also included!

 

Other Compatible DJ Software (Not Included)

The Traktor mapping file is available for download on Hercules support website
The DJControl Instinct P8 is also compatible with all DJ software open to MIDI mapping as VirtualDJ Pro, Cross & Cross DJ, DJAY Pro, etc..


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

2-deck DJ controller
- Built-in audio interface (master + preview outputs)
- 2 sets of 4 performance pads

Included software: DJUCEDTM 40° for Mac®/PC

Box contents

DJControl Instinct P8
Printed Quick Start Guide
USB cable

Minimum Configuration

(For DJUCEDTM 40° PC / MAC)
2 GHz CPU or faster
2 GB RAM or more
Windows 7 and higher (32 and 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.8 and higher (32 and 64-bit)

Drivers are available for download on Hercules support website (to add ASIO compatibility and control panel)


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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Instinct P8

VirtualDJ 8.2 is released

Atomix Productions is proud to announce a new version of its flagship software VirtualDJ, which brings many important improvements and new features:

In an era where DJ hardware is moving more and more toward a better synergy with DJ software, we redesigned VirtualDJ to be more controller-centric.
As such, the new pad section will fit right at home on most modern controllers, but at the same time brings a versatility and easiness that is the trademark of VirtualDJ.

The audio engine has been improved, and we managed to perfect even more our already top-of-the-line BPM analysis algorithm.
And our acclaimed video engine also saw some significant performance boost with a smarter use of hardware acceleration.

The connected aspect has not been forgotten, with some brand new features like Ask.The.DJ

And of course, the overall stability has been maintained to rock-solid level, with the lowest crash ratio in the industry.

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: VirtualDJ

Hercules on Shanghai CES ASIA 2016

Hercules is on CES Asia 2016 in Shanghai, starting today, and demonstrate 2 DJ controllers:
- P32 DJ,
- DJControl Jogvision.




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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Jogvision, P32DJ

Serato DJ 1.9.1 is now available!

DJControl Jogvision users, this information is for you, Serato DJ 1.9.1 is now available!



Changelog:

- 2 improvements for DJControl Jogvision: louder headphones / improved sampler
- support of Pulselocker Basic (USD 9.99 USD / month)
https://www.pulselocker.com/info






Full changelog and download available at the link below.
https://serato.com/dj/downloads/1.9.1/releasenotes

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Jogvision, Serato