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DJControl Instinct P8 reviewed in DJ Times

Wesley Bryant-King from DJ Times has released a technical review on DJControl Instinct P8


"...and its capable, affordable, “DJ-kit-in-a-box” solutions like the DJControl Instinct P8 will surely satisfy many an aspiring DJ."
Read more on http://djtimes.com/gear-tech/tech-reviews/

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: P8, Instinct, press

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

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips

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 STAFF3


Tags: Djuced, software

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

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