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Universal DJ on The Wire Real

Pubblicato in data Universal DJ

The Wire Realm has published a nice and detailed review on Hercules Universal DJ.

https://www.wirerealm.com/reviews/hercules-universal-dj-controller-rev iew

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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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Tag: Universal DJ

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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Tag: DJ Software, DJUCED

Ikutaro Kakehashi, father of MIDI, has died on 2017-04-01

Pubblicato in data Events

Ikutaro Kakehashi, father of MIDI and founder or Roland, has died on 2017-04-01.

On Namm Show in January 1983, Roland and Sequential Circuits unveiled the Universal Musical Interface technology, whose name became MIDI ((Musical Instrument Digital Interface) later, in showing the communication between 2 synthesizers, a Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 and a Roland JX-3P.
Ikutaro Kakehashi (former president of Roland) and Dave Smith (former president of Sequencial Circuits) were awarded a Technical GRAMMY in 2013 for contributions to the development of MIDI.

The many uses of MIDI include the communication between DJ controllers and DJ software on Windows, Linux, macOS and iOS.

We offer our most sincere condolences to Ikutaro Kakehashi family.
https://www.midi.org/articles/ikutaro-kakehashi-passes-away-at-87

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Vegas Mode / Light animations on Hercules DJ controllers

Pubblicato in data Tech Tips

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 Unveils DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 at 2017 NAMM Show

Pubblicato in data DJ Software

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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Djuced 40 / sample pack of October 2016

Pubblicato in data P32DJ

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

Use a the same time the computer built-in sound card and the DJ controller audio in Mac OS

Pubblicato in data Tech Tips

When the DJ software audio setup menu lets you select 1 audio device while you wish to use 2 sound cards simultaneously, the solution in Mac OS is aggregating devices.
The aggregate device is 1 virtual sound card aggregating 2 (or more) sound cards.

Here is an example to play
- the mix on the Mac built-in sound card
- the preview on the headphones output of the DJ controller Universal DJ
- in Djuced 40 3.1.0, in Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite).

1) Connect your DJ Controller to the Mac computer.

2) Set your 2 sound cards at the same sampling rate
- In Mac OS top bar, go to Go > Utilities
- Run Audio MIDI Setup
- If you don't come directly to the Audio Devices menu, go to Window > Show Audio Devices
- Select your DJ Controller, check its audio format, for example 44100 Hz with Hercules Universal DJ


- Select Built-in Output, make sure the audio format is the same as in your DJ controller, 44100Hz (=44.1kHz)



3) Create an aggregate device
- at the left bottom corner of the Audio Devices window, you have a + sign: click on it, and select "Create Aggregate Device"

- You can let it called "Aggregate Device" or give to this device the name you want, for example " Aggregate - Computer & Universal"
- In the list of audio devices included in the Aggregate device, check in the Use column the 2 audio devices "Built-in Output" and Hercules Universal DJ

Leave Audio MIDI Setup.

4) Run Djuced 40
- Go to the Settings: click on the gear wheel on the right top corner

 - you reach the audio settings menu
  in Audio Device, select the name of your aggregate device
  in Master field, select Output 1&2
  in the headphones field, select Output 5&6 


Click on OK. In Djuced 40, you now play
- the mix on your computer built-in sound card,
- the preview in the headphones output of your Universal DJ.

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Tag: Technical tips, Audio, Mac

HERCULES HEARTS CAMPUS DJ

Pubblicato in data HERCULES DJ US

We had such an amazing time with Campus DJ over the past couple of months. DJs from across North America have been competeing for a chance to be crowned the best DJ in North Amercan and many students from everywhere have been joinging the 3.O Party. Have you joined yet? Check out some pictures below. More pics coming soon!
 
 

 
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Tag: Campus DJ, Dorm parties, Universal DJ, College parties, College fun, Party, 3.0 Party