ARCHIVI - 2017


PCDJ Dex 3.8 supports Hercules P32 DJ

Pubblicato in data P32DJ

PCDJ Dex 3.8, a major update of PCDJ Dex, will include P32 DJ support.
PCDJ 3.8 Release Candidate 2 can be downloaded for Windows and Mac on https://www.pcdj.com/dj-mixing-software-dex-3-8-rc2/.

To control PCDJ Dex 3.8 on P32 DJ, just connect P32 DJ to your computer before running PCDJ Dex 3.8: the software uses instantly the controller and its audio interface instantly. Select the 2-deck skin in PCDJ Dex, and you can use P32 DJ.

P32 DJ mixer controls (browser, equalization, volume, crossfader) & transport buttons (Play, Cue, Sync) control in PCDJ Dex the functions fitting their label. P32 effect knobs and push key control 3 effects per deck, the loop rotary button controls the loop length, and the loop+Shift controls the pitch of the track, the search rotary buttons browse in the track loaded on the deck, and Shift+Search controls the filter.

The pads of P32 DJ control:
- In Hot-Cue mode: 16 hot cue points per track
- In Loop mode: 8 loops length (1/16, 1/8, ¼, ½, 1, 2, 4, 8 beats) per track
- In Sampler mode:    8 samples (same samples on left & right deck)
 
For more information on PCDJ Dex 3.8:    http://www.pcdj.com/dj-and-video-mixing-software-dex-3-8-skins/

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Tag: P32 DJ, software

A DJControl Jogvision map for DJay Pro

Pubblicato in data DJControl Jogvision

Hercules has released a map to use DJControl Jogvision in djay Pro from Algoriddim.

You can download the map on Hercules website
https://support.hercules.com/en/product/djcontroljogvision-en/
in the MIDI Mapping section.

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Hercules STAFF3


Tag: Jogvision, Software

MP3 format becoming freer

Pubblicato in data DJ Software

Fraunhofer Institute has announced yesterday their patenting for MP3 format has been terminated.
https://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/ff/amm/prod/audiocodec/audiocodecs/mp 3.html

It means that companies or people using MP3 format do not have to pay a licence to Fraunhofer, as for example DJ software playing back MP3 files.
It does not mean all MP3 patents have become free: you may still have to pay for a patent when using an algorithm to encode or decode an MP3 file, but the use of MP3 format is free.

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DJ Booth Top 5 controllers under USD 400

Pubblicato in data DJControl Jogvision

Kareem Julien from DJ Booth has released a ranking its top 5 controllers under USD 400, with DJControl Jogvision.
http://www.youtube.com/v/sy8kJlXCXnE?t


Hereafter is DJ Booth full review of DJControl Jogvision
http://www.youtube.com/v/c5ToHanoFKc

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Algoriddim releases djay Pro for Windows

Pubblicato in data DJ Software

Algoriddim team is excited to introduce djay Pro for Windows.

Created from the ground up for Windows 10, djay Pro provides a unique experience that bridges desktop and touch interaction while being the world’s first DJ software with Spotify integration on Windows. It includes a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, audio effects, and hardware integration, giving you endless creative flexibility to mix music on Windows.

Features Overview:

  • Spotify integration
  • Advanced media library: Spotify, iTunes, Windows Explorer
  • High-definition, colored waveforms
  • Four Decks
  • Sampler
  • BPM, beat, and key detection
  • Beat gridding
  • MIDI Learn
  • Enhanced for Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Studio with PixelSense Display
  • Support for Surface Dial
  • Support for Touch + Desktop
  • Native support for over 60 MIDI controllers by Pioneer DJ, Numark, Reloop, Denon, Hercules, and others
  • Optimized for Windows 10

djay Pro for Windows is available now for $49.99 (US) from the Windows Store.

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Hercules STAFF3


Tag: DJ Software

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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Pulselocker now on iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

Pubblicato in data Events

Pulselocker, the audio streaming service for computer Deejay, which is supported in DJ software as Serato DJ, PCDJ Dex 3 and  Future Dj Pro, is now available on iPad & iPhone with the release, on March 30th, 2017, of Pulselocker iOS App on Apple Store.
https://itunes.apple.com/app/pulselocker/id790094774

DJs who want to perform with audio tracks they find in streaming can now, with the Pulselocker professional Plan:
- Listen to Pulselocker streaming on their iPhone & iPad and check which tracks they want to play in a Dj performance,
- Store offline, on their computer, the tracks they want to use in their Dj performance,
- And use these tracks in theit DJ performance, including in public venues and clubs.

Hercules Dj controllers are compatible with Pulselocker when the DJ software supports Pulselocker:
- All Hercules DJ controllers are supported in PCDJ Dex 3 and in Future Dj Pro,
- DJControl Jogvision is supported in Serato DJ.
https://youtu.be/Z5oXqrQXITU

Pulselocker can be used in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands and Belgium.

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Tag: Streaming

Serato DJ 1.9.6 Now Available

Pubblicato in data DJControl Jogvision

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


Tag: DJControl Jogvision, DJ Software

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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Tag: Technical tips

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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Tag: Djuced, software