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Hercules launches new and innovative DJ solutions to get you started mixing!

Pubblicato in data DJControl Inpulse


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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Native Instruments announces TRAKTOR PRO 3

Pubblicato in data DJ Software

September 6, 2018, Berlin – Native Instruments today announces a new version of its flagship DJ software, TRAKTOR PRO 3. The announcement sees TRAKTOR build on almost two decades of club heritage to extend the possibilities of DJ performance and provide performers of all genres and abilities with the tools they need to define their own style.

TRAKTOR PRO 3, the full version of which is included with both new hardware releases, is the most stable version of the software yet, and uses the new Elastique 3 time-stretching engine for noticeable audio improvements. The user interface has been redesigned with a sharper and flatter look for better readability in club environments, while the intuitive workflow, to which many performers have become accustomed, remains intact.

Several brand-new features have also been added: TRAKTOR PRO 3 now includes Mixer FX – one-knob effect and filter controls that can be assigned to each channel independently and used for big buildups and transitions. And DJs using an external mixer can now route unprocessed audio directly from TRAKTOR, thanks to a new mode that bypasses the software’s internal mixer. A full feature set will be announced on September 25.


Pricing & availability
Traktor Pro 3 will be available on October 18th 2018, for a price of €/US$ 99.
Owners of a Traktor Pro 2 license can buy an upgrade for €/USD 49.


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Traktor Pro 2.11.3 release

Pubblicato in data DJ Software

Native Instruments has released yesterday of Traktor Pro 2.11.3 update.

The features, described here, are
- some bug fixes for macOS,
- improved visibility in the browser on macOS,
- the support of several Pioneer CDJ players
- timecode compatibility for some Pioneer DJM mixers and Allen & Heath Xone mixers.

What is more important is that, after 2 updates (Traktor 2.11.1 and 2.11.2) which were mainly maintenance updates, this new release of Traktor Pro 2 really changes some features, so it proves Native Instruments is still interested in Traktor Pro 2.

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Tag: DJ Software

ACID Pro is back

Pubblicato in data DJ Software

ACID Pro is back.
We have been waiting for years, and Acid is back, with Acid Pro 8.
https://www.magix.com/int/music/acid-pro/
ACID is a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) loop lovers know: the first Acid of 1998 let users can drag loops on a timeline and the loops were synched on the tempo of the track, it was the easiest tool to do remix (none of the DJ software your know (Traktor, VirtualDJ, Serato) was released yet).
We included Acid DJ in our Fortissimo sound card in 2000, it was our first tool for DJs, 3 years before our release of Hercules DJ Console Mk1.

Maxi Sound Fortissimo + ACID DJ


Acid DJ in 2000

 
In 2003, Acid became part of Sony Creative Software and Sony developped  the Acid Pro family, whose last release was Acid Pro 7 in 2009.
In 2016, Magix got Acid and most of Sony Creative Software portfolio (Vegas pro, Sound Forge, Spectralayers, Audio Master, Architect Pro) and now Acid is back in two versions for Window (no macOS version) :
-    Acid Pro 8, unlimited license, for €149.99/USD 149
-    Acid Pro 365, a monthly subscription for € 7.99 / Usd 7.99
You can test the 30-day free trial.

Acid Pro 8

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Tag: DJ Software

Beatport Acquires DJ Streaming Service Pulselocker

Pubblicato in data DJControl Jogvision

“Beatport’s acquisition of Pulselocker's core technology affirms our dedication to moving our platform into the next generation and servicing the DJ community in new and innovative ways.
Our implementation of Pulselocker’s technology will take some time, but we promise to update you as soon as it’s ready for the the light of day.
If you are a former Pulselocker customer or technology partner: Welcome to the Beatport family!
While we cannot share concrete details on our plans for implementation we are happy to speak with anyone who has any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions.”

Source
https://support.beatport.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002234912

Pulselocker service was supported in Serato DJ software.
It is a good news for DJs as Beatport implementing Pulselocker’s technology may mean
1)      Beatport will offer a service for DJs to play streaming in public,
2)      This service may include a locker = the function to “lock” an audio streaming to play it offline afterwards.

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Universal DJ on Radio FG

Pubblicato in data Universal DJ

Radio FG, a major radio for DJs in France, shows interest in Hercules Universal DJ.
https://www.facebook.com/radiofg/photos/a.143458728482.113301.84491984 82/10155247252533483/?type=3
"You want to learn to mix with your computer, tablet or smartphone. Our Partner Hercules has started a lot of Djs with his universal DJ Controller. 2 Decks, 16 Pads Pads, an integrated card, delivered with his software and his mix apps... now you have to organize your home Your own clubbing parties. Hercules DJ Mix Room http://urlz.fr/6yY9

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Serato releases Serato DJ Pro & Serato DJ Lite

Pubblicato in data DJControl Jogvision

Serato, the software publisher who developped the DJ software Serato DJ and Serato DJ Intro, has released today

- Serato DJ Pro 2.0, replacing Serato DJ



What's new in Serato DJ Pro?

Practice Mode
Practice Mode allows you to mix two tracks together with no hardware connected - ideal for testing out your blends wherever you are.

64-bit support: Bigger libraries and rock solid reliability
64-bit support now means Serato DJ Pro performs better than ever with virtually no limit on library size.

Performance pad mode / Performance Pad view
Display your cue points in a new but very familiar layout. This makes planning and performing your routines more efficient.

Hi-DPI and scalable layout: Optimised for high resolution screens
Serato DJ Pro has been optimised for high definition Retina, 4K and UHD displays.

Improved help and support
The new help section includes tooltips, shortcut keys and tutorials. You’ll also have the option to contact our support team, and the ability to search our knowledge base in-app.



Serato DJ Lite 1.0, replacing Serato DJ Intro,


What's new in Serato DJ Lite

Practice Mode
Practice Mode allows you to mix two tracks together without DJ hardware plugged in. Great if you don’t have your controller with you and feel like a jam.

Performance pad mode
Display your cue points in a new but very familiar layout. This makes planning and performing your routines more efficient.

Hi-DPI and scalable layout, Optimised for high resolution screens
Serato DJ Lite has been optimised for high definition Retina, 4K and UHD displays.

Improved help and support
The new help section includes tooltips, shortcut keys and tutorials. You’ll also have the option to contact our support team, and the ability to search our knowledge base in-app.

If you have a DJControl Jogvision
- you can use and control Serato DJ Lite on DJControl Jogvision,
- if you have bought an upgrade license for Serato DJ, you can use and control Serato DJ Pro on DJ Control Jogvision.

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Ableton Live 10 Released Today

Pubblicato in data P32DJ

Ableton Live 10 is released today.
Ableton Live is a major DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software in Windows and macOS for producers, composers and disc-jockeys.
Hercules P32 DJ can control Ableton Live with the script
Kuala from Remotify.

Here is Ableton Live press release.


Ableton Live 10 is here
Berlin, Germany, February 6th, 2018

Ableton Live 10 is now available at Ableton.com and at local retailers worldwide.

The new Live delivers four bold new devices, workflow refinements and a re-designed sound library. Live 10 also brings new functionality and high-res visualizations to Push. Plus, Max technology is now fully integrated into Live 10 Suite for faster, more stable performance.

Some of the new features in Live 10 include:

New instruments and effects
• Wavetable is Ableton’s latest synth—immediately playable with a vast sonic palette.
• Echo produces delay sounds from classic textures to soundscapes, wailing feedback and experimental atmospheres.
• Drum Buss is a one-stop workstation for drums, capable of adding subtle character or completely bending and breaking drums.
• Pedal brings the character of analog stomp boxes to Live with separate circuit-level models of overdrive, distortion and fuzz guitar pedals.

Workflow improvements
• Capture recalls an idea after it has been played and turns it into a MIDI clip with groove and feel intact.
• Multiple MIDI clip editing allows users to see the content of two or more clips in one detail view.
• Groups within groups allow for greater flexibility when mixing and improves Set organization even with lots of tracks and a detailed arrangement.
• A multitude of refinements including improvements to Arrangement View workflows, Browser Collections, I/O renaming, note chasing, and much more.

New library of sound
• Curated Collections capture the musical threads that tie together evolving styles and scenes
• Four all-new Essential Instruments include synths, and multi-sampled electric keys and drums
• Live 10’s Core Library gets a sonic upgrade with richer, more detailed sounds

Improvements to Push
• A new step sequencing layout allows simultaneous note sequencing and real time playing.
• MIDI note view allows navigation and refinement of the notes in a pattern in context directly on the Push display.
• Richer visualization with more feedback of key Live devices including Wavetable, Echo, EQ Eight and Compressor
• Workflow improvements to layouts, building and extending patterns, track arming and more

Max for Live
• Deeper integration with Live 10 Suite means devices now load faster, use less CPU and feel more like Live’s native devices.
• Sonically upgraded Drum Synths, improved modulation and mapping Devices and more
• Multi-channel audio routing means mixing using multi-channel speaker setups is now possible
• Max for Live devices can send and receive SysEx, allowing deeper access to external gear

Ableton Live 10 is available for purchase now from Ableton.com and at local retailers.
•Download versions of Ableton Live 10 cost
79 EUR / 99 USD / 69 GBP for Live Intro,
349 EUR / 449 USD / 319 GBP for Live Standard and
599 EUR / 749 USD / 539 GBP for Live Suite.
•Boxed versions of Ableton Live 10 cost
99 EUR / 99 USD / 89 GBP for Live Intro,
399 EUR / 499 USD / 359 GBP for Live Standard and
649 EUR / 799 USD / 579 GBP for Live Suite.

About Ableton
Ableton makes products for music makers to create, produce and perform music. These include Live, a software that combines traditional studio technologies with the freedom of working without a timeline; Push, a hardware instrument for handson playing and composing with Live; and Link, a technology that allows multiple devices to play in time together over a wireless connection.
Ableton was founded in 1999 by musicians in need of new creative tools. The first version of Live was released in 2001. The company is led by its founders from its headquarters in Berlin, and has additional offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo. About 300 people work at Ableton across the world.

For more information
Twitter: twitter.com/ableton
Facebook: facebook.com/ableton
www.ableton.com
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Optimize your Windows computer for DJing

Pubblicato in data Tech Tips

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

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Tag: Tutorial, Optimization Windows, Tech Tips

DJUCED App is free in iOS

Pubblicato in data DJ Software

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).
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