Pulselocker is shut down

Pulselocker has posted this message yesterday

                         10/11/2017

Dear Pulselocker Customer,


It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we have to send this message. As of today, November 10th, 2017, Pulselocker is ceasing operations.

Six years ago we set out to provide a unique service to the DJ community—we believe we succeeded in providing something truly revolutionary that was well received by all of you. Due to a combination of market circumstances and financial constraints, we must re-organize our current structure if we are to successfully serve you in the future. After exhaustively searching for alternatives, we have made the extremely hard decision to shut down our operations.

We realize this news comes incredibly fast and we are truly sorry for the inconveniences this may cause. Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for the support you’ve shown Pulselocker and our deepest apologies for the speed and inconvenience of this announcement.

We will continue to search for ways to bring the service back to you in a bigger and better way. We are proud of the community that rallied behind our technology and thank you for your support and patronage.


Sincerely,

The Pulselocker Team

So Pulselocker streaming service is no longer active in Serato DJ or in VirtualDJ, since Pulselocker streaming service is closed.

By

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Streaming

Optimize your Windows computer for DJing

If you feel your computer in Windows is slow for DJing, you should check the following settings.

1) Switch off the Wifi, Bluetooth, and any other network connection on your computer before a DJ performance.
Network connections consume CPU ressources and may cause crackles in the music.
Letting the Wifi receiver switched on is the most dangerous setting for DJing on a computer, since each time the Wifi receiver of the computer detects another Wifi source, the CPU ressources of the computer will drop of 50%: if someone in the street has a smartphone with Wifi on, your computer detects this Wifi source, scans it, and this Wifi identification process takes up to 50% of the computer CPU ressources, possibly causing crackling.

2) Disable Windows preset made to save energy on the USB.
This preset is set on by default, and it may cause crackling in the sound, and even disconnect the DJ controller on the computer.
  • Right-click on My computer > Properties > Device Manager > Universal Serial Bus controllers,
  • Right-click on the first line "USB Root Hub" and click "Properties"
  • Go to the tab "Power Management", and uncheck the box "Allow computer to turn off this device to save energy"
  • Click "OK" and close the dialog box
  • Repeat the same operation on each line called USB Root Hub or USB hub.
3) Close any background software
Real time operations as Djing or video capture require to as much CPU ressources as possible, so you should close any other background software during a DJ performance.

4) If possible, move the mouse far from the USB port where you plug the DJ controller
If the USB port of your mouse is close from the USB port of your DJ Controller, and if you have enough USB ports for it, you should plug the DJ Controller on a USB port far from the mouse USB port, as the click on your mouse may be heard in the audio played on your DJ controller if the USB port are close one from the other.

5) If you are in Windows 7 or in Windows Vista, avoid Aero graphic theme.
Aero graphic themes are CPU intensive, so don't use an Aero graphic theme while doing any real-time task as music production or video capture, select a basic theme instead.

6) Adjust your computer power settings for the best performance
- On Windows deskotp, right click on Computer > Properties > Advanced System settings

- Click on "Settings" in the "Performance" area.
- In "Visual Effects", click on "Adjust for best performance", and press "OK".


7)
If you use a laptop, set your Power plan on "High performance".
Press Windows + X keys to call Windows X Menu, and select Power Options.

In Related settings, click on Additional Power Settings.

In "Choose or customize a power plan", select High performance.


8) Don't let any USB key connected on the computer
You can use USB keys to copy an audio track on or from your computer, but once it is over, unplug it from your computer. USB keys have a slow access time (even USB keys with a fast transfer rate have a slow access time), so if they are connected to the computer, they decrease significantly the computer performance even for task which don't use the USB keys.
Never play an audio track directly from a USB key: if you uncompress an audio track on a USB key, the access time of the USB key is so slow that you complete computer because slow. If you want to play a track stored on a USB key, copy it on your hard disk prior to playing it.

9) Make sure your disk is not saturated, DJing requires a large available hard-drive space
Windows needs hard drive space to be fast, and playing music requires a significant hard disk space.
When loading audio tracks, the audio tracks are uncompressed in the software and need, either in the hard drive + in the RAM, the same space as if they were in an uncompressed WAV format, even if they are stored in a compressed format as MP3, AAC or WMA.
Examples of hard drive + RAM needed to uncompress 2 tracks of 10 minutes

  • 16-bit/44.1 kHz, 2 tracks of 10 minutes = 201.8 MB
  • 24-bit/96 kHz, 2 tracks of 10 minutes = 659 MB

By

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Tutorial, Optimization Windows, Tech Tips

Hercules @ BPM Pro 2017 - October 22-23 2017 - Birmingham UK

Hercules team is part of BPM Pro - DJ + Studio event, in Birmigham UK, from October 22nd to 23rd.

Visit us on booths FC14 ann FC16 to find out all about the latest Hercules news and enjoy live performance by
- Karla Kenya
- Twice as Trendy
on Hercules P32 DJ and on DJControl Jogvision.

To know more
- on BPM: http://www.bpmpro.online/
- on Hercules DJ https://www.facebook.com/HerculesDJMixRoom


By

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: BPM

DJUCED App is free in iOS

DJUCED App for iOS, the DJing app released for iPad by DJUCED team and Guillemot, has become free in mid september.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/djuced-app/id686434886


This 2-deck mixing app mixes 2 tracks with the following features:
- Turntables display
- Advanced BPM analysis
- 3-band equalizer
- Loops
- 3 Hot Cue points
- Play/Pause/Cue on each deck
- Sync
- Crossfader
- Pitch fader (1 per deck)
- Effects (Filter, Echo, Flanger, Reverb, Chorus)
- Loops
- Sampler
- Record mix
- Record samples
- Scratch
- Automix
- MIDI controller support (Universal DJ, DJControlWave (& M3), DJControl Air for iPad, DJControl Instrinct for iPad).
By

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ Software, DJUCED

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
By

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ Software, DJUCED

Control Djuced 40 with 2 DJ controllers

With P32 DJ and another Hercules DJ controller for Djuced, Djuced 40 3.5 lets you
- control Djuced 40 track decks, deck A and B, on the 2-deck controller,
- control Djuced 40 sample decks, deck C and deck D, on P32 DJ.

Connect the 2 DJ controllers to your computer.
Run Djuced 40.

Click on the Gear icon to reach Djuced settings.


Select Mapping to Enter Djuced 40 Mapping menu:


Select P32 DJ in the list, and click on Next.

Select Hercules P32 DJ Mapping Extended, click on OK.

You now control in Djuced 40
- Deck A and B (track decks) on your first controller
- Deck C and D (sample decks) on P32 DJ.

Supported controllers with P32 DJ:
- DJ Control Air, and Air for iPad, and Air S Series
- DJControl Instinct, and Instinct for iPad, and Instinct S Series
- DJControl Air+ and Air+ S Series
- DJConsole Rmx2
- DJControlWave and WaveM3
- DJControl Compact
- DJControl Instinct P8
By

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: P32 DJ, Djuced

Acapella tracks: where can you find them?

A remix is often the vocal part of a song mixed with the instrumental part of another song, or more than one song.

The 2 major types of vocal tracks are:

  • a cappella [a kkapˈpɛlla] or acapella = a vocal song or section intended to be heard solo (in latin "a capella" means "in the chapel", so it is the song as one could hear in a chapel, with no instrumental backing),
  • isolated vocal track = a vocal track originally not intended to be heard solo. It may be a separate recording of a microphone (or several microphones) in studio/performance or the result of a processing to extract the voice from an audio track merging the voice(s) and musical instruments,

For the sake of clarity, vocal tracks are hereafter called acapellas even when they are isolated vocal tracks.

You can find on Youtube tons of acapellas to learn, train and have fun:
Acapella Collection    
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUzcT3PBywTLIHICDU6JzYw/videos
Acapella on Acapellas
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRYhmFuMBlT1HP-ZHqFSv8w/videos
Acapellas PW    
          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn8Ce9f_CUfh3EtK09bFL4Q/videos
Backtrack Vocals      
https://www.youtube.com/user/backtrackvocals/videos
BookOfAcapellas       
https://www.youtube.com/user/BookOfAcapellas/videos
Drake Acapella         
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8lJZ54ZAXaXCtgEDe5z_cw/videos
EDM Acapella           
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmtyNyJ7r_p7qfM950b7Wyg/videos
Joh PH
                    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzwJRQXMXkaB9KlqUdFD74Q/videos
MisterRhapsody        
https://www.youtube.com/user/MisteRhapsody/videos
MS Project Sound     
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC83vT9w9gKWQUTDeCNlEjyA/videos
Sk3pticAcapella        
https://www.youtube.com/user/Sk3pticAcapella/videos
The BassQuaker        
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBassquaker/videos

Youtube also provides instrumental tracks, either as karaoke tracks (full instrumental backing) or as back tracks by instruments as follows:

Best Songs backing Tracks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqW3saYRQTO8WzsKacgaJNQ/videos
Daily Backing Tracks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4BLN6mTdoQYEhfuX6g1G5g/videos

Domenic Nardone (Drums)  https://www.youtube.com/user/gallupi1965/videos

Dopez tracks (Guitar)  
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ldfE0OgtRepd2jyaPOD_g/videos

Fipacz  (Drums)    https://www.youtube.com/user/Fipacz/videos

Guitar Jam Tracks    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ustujanin/videos

Ilpaninomaiale (Guitar) https://www.youtube.com/user/ilpaninomaiale/videos

MakerofAllMusic1DS    
https://www.youtube.com/user/MakerOfAllMusic1DS/videos
Marc Tremblay (guitar) https://www.youtube.com/user/jawesome01/videos

Mega Backing Tracks    https://www.youtube.com/user/MegaBackingTracks/videos

Mellamoignacio (Guitar) https://www.youtube.com/user/mellamoignacio/videos

MrHitcher65           
https://www.youtube.com/user/MrHITCHER65 /videos
Pro Backing Tracks 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmSZcQeu3FgTrliuLlRdGQ/videos
Ron Gelinas Chillout Lounge  https://www.youtube.com/user/iamRottenRon/videos

Sing2Piano (Piano) https://www.youtube.com/user/Sing2Piano/videos
Tim Sharp (drums)  https://www.youtube.com/user/timar101/videos
TomBailyMusic   
https://www.youtube.com/user/guitarbackingtracks4/videos

Tajulafham94     
https://www.youtube.com/user/tajulafham94/videos

Tutarras (Guitar) https://www.youtube.com/user/Tutarras/videos

Zach Ahmad      
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4T20CW6sUm1AoGD5CluiWg/videos

Once you know how to use acapellas and want to remix in your work, look for acapellas on
specialized websites:
Acapell         http://acapell.net/
Beatport       http://sounds.beatport.com/search?query=acapella
Datpiff         
http://www.datpiff.com/
Free Vocals    https://freevocals.com/search-genres/
King Acapella  http://www.kingacapella.com/
Looperman     https://www.looperman.com/acapellas/genres
Mixter
           http://ccmixter.org/
Voclr.it   
      
https://www.voclr.it/

Here are keywords to seek acapellas on the internet:

  • a cappella
  • a-cappella
  • acapella
  • full acapella
  • isolated vocal
  • isolated vocal track
  • isolated voice
  • isolated voice track
  • mic feed
  • only vocals
  • solo vocal
  • vocal
  • vocal isolated
  • vocals isolated
  • vocal only
  • voice only

By

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips

Serato DJ 1.9.7 Now Available

Serato DJ 1.9.7 has been released for macOS and Windows environment.
It supports DJControl Jogvision.

If you install it and find you do not hear the sampler, make sure the sampler volume is not set to zero in the sampler menu.

More information on Serato DJ 1.9.7 here

By

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Serato, Jogvision

Quick demo of DJControl Compact + Djuced 18 by Roxton Fone

Roxton Fone has released a quick demo of sampler & scratching on DJControl Compact & Djuced 18.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3lrfnAcWpA


More on Roxton Fone
https://roxtonfone.com/
By

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Compact

DJControl Instinct P8 / Moombahton Mix by DJ Aser

DJ Aser has released a video of his Moombahton mix on DJControl Instinct P8.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z191vgozsI



Moombahton is a fusion of house music and reggaeton.





By

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Instinct P8