Serato DJ 1.9.6 Now Available

This release includes features improvements for DJControl Jogvision users as:
  • Cue points color match: DJControl Jogvision RGB pads now reflect the cue point color even if you change it from the default colours,
  • Loops Enhancements: Chronological Loops, Reordering Loops,
  • FX: Favorite FX banks
  • Increased stability through audio and memory optimizations


Cue Color Match enhancement
Whether you change the rank of the cue points, as sorting Cues Chronologically, or whether you assign another colour to a cue point, each pad of DJControl Jogvision now matches the color the cue point it controls.

Chronological Loops & Cue
When the "Sort Cues and Loops Chronologically" option is turned on, each track’s saved Loops and Cues will be displayed in the order they appear throughout the track, rather than the order they were created in, which simplifies the workflow of saving and triggering Cues and Loops.

Reordering Loops
After creating your Loops you may wish to have them saved in a specific order: this let you drag saved loops to the position of your choice

Favorite FX Banks
You can now have two entirely different FX Banks saved, available to load whenever needed.
Each bank when saved will remember the FX loaded with each parameter that was set. This is useful when wanting to switch between two configurations. For example, you could have Bank A for Single FX and Bank B for Multi FX, or Bank A for subtle FX such as Reverb, Filter and Bank B for performance FX such as Pitch Looper, Tremolo.
Once you've got a Favorite FX Bank saved you go on to use other FX inside Serato DJ, then you recall your favorite in clicking back on the A or B bank button.

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Jogvision

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


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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 STAFF3


Tags: Djuced, software

Happy New Year 2017

Wish you a Happy New Year 2017!

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Hercules STAFF3


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Serato DJ Release 1.9.5

Serato has released Serato DJ 1.9.5.

Serato 1.9.5 optimizes

Recently Added

Ableton Link Integration

Serato DJ now lets you link up with other DJs and devices. Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a wireless network, a built‑in feature of Abelton and a growing number of software and iOS apps. Check out Ableton.com for more info.

Serato Sampler

The Serato DJ sample player has been updated from the classic SP-6 and transforms into the new Serato Sampler. Sampler now includes two extra sample slots, allowing a total of eight samples to be loaded at once. We've also made a number of changes to the design for better usability.

- See more at: https://serato.com/dj/whatsnew#sthash.81rl9F2b.dpuf
the use of memory and fixes a few issues.

It also includes some recently added features
- Ableton Link: a link to connect to other apps as Ableton Live, Max, RemixLive, Reason,...
- Serato new sampler: the old SP-6 sampler has been replaced by a sampler with 8 slots


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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Jogvision, Serato

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 released 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 followning controllers:


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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