Hercules on DanceFair 13-14/02/2016

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Hercules is on Dancefair, Jaarbeursplein, Utrecht, the Netherlands, showing
- P32DJ + Djuced 40
- DJControl Jogvision + Serato DJ.
 

2 DJs demonstrate the use of the DJ controllers + DJ software and answer to all your questions:
- Timm United,
- Victo.

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Hercules @ NAMM Show 2016

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Here some picture of the Hercules DJ Team @ NAMM Show 2016!
The show was awesome, and there were tons of people that stopped by our booth to discover our brand new Hercules P32 DJ and  see our DJs do workshops and performances!
The DJControl Jogvision was part of this amazing experience as well, and was also making the show at our booth!

 

 


A little bonus: below some pics of the private warm up session held at the Scratch Academy just before NAMM!

 

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P32 DJ Controller unveilled at 2016 NAMM Show

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Anaheim, CA - January 21, 2016 - Hercules, a leader in mobile and professional DJ equipment, today announces at NAMM 2016, the company’s new innovative digital DJ Controller, the Hercules P32 DJ and powerful and recently updated, full, pro-version DJ companion software, DJUCEDTM 40°.

Specially designed for creative mixing and remixing, the combination of the Hercules P32 DJ and DJUCED 40° is unique, drawing its strength from the core of its two related, yet very different worlds; DJing and music production. The Hercules P32 DJ makes a simple promise to its users as an all-in-one solution, offering innovative, intuitive and visual functionalities, while allowing DJs to enrich their creativity.

"We see an entire new generation of DJ/producers who are less interested in traditional turntablism, but still looking for the ability to slice, mix and remix tracks while integrating samples," said Michael Peterson, Hercules US Marketing Manager. "Through its integration with the DJUCED 40° software, we’ve made it incredibly easy for everyone from the beginner DJ to the professional DJ to use the Hercules P32 DJ and excel while not being overwhelmed with advanced beat matching techniques."

 

 

A unique all-in-one controller, at the crossroads of DJing and performance
The uncompromising Hercules P32 DJ embodies the optimization of two sources of inspiration: an all-in-one controller, perfectly tailored for mixing, boasting two 16-pad grids with advanced DJ software, allowing DJs to follow the rhythm of their creativity.

 
The two decks each feature a dual-digit display for highlighting loop sizes, while also offering effect racks and cue buttons, as well as a central mixer, and direct access to all mixing functions. Hercules has also added 32-backlit pads for an ergonomic and visual use of the DJUCED 40° remix features including; sampler, slicer, loops and much more. Additionally, the Hercules P32 DJ features a 4-channel audio interface that lets users connect speakers and headphones for an all-in-one mixing solution.

The thrill of instant creative mixing: Play. Remix. Perform.
The Hercules P32 DJ represents complete harmony of a controller and DJ software to create a new category of DJ Performer.

 

The 32 ergonomic and reactive pads also offer great precision and convey a sense of quality. Combined with the intelligence of DJUCED 40°, these pads provide DJs with assistance and visual indicators to help keep their tracks’ rhythm and phrase intact, thanks to the quantization feature or the slip mode.

To perfect the experience, the solution is fully Plug & Play compatible, without requiring complex driver installation. Additionally, the DJUCED 40° software also features tracks and multiple sample packs that let DJs get started instantly.

Live the show. Develop an onstage presence
Being a DJ is much more than just technical skills and creating a playlist: it also involves the ability to put on a show. Hercules P32 DJ lets users develop their signature sound, and visual presentation, thanks to dynamic backlighting and scalable sample packs provided by DJUCED 40°.

Hercules P32DJ will be available from select retail partners as well as online at a suggested retail price of $249.99, beginning on March 3, 2016.

For those attending the NAMM Show, please stop by the booth, #5298, from January 21-24, 2016.

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Setup for DJing with time-code vinyl discs

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DJing with time-code vinyl requires
- a DJ software capable of time-code DJing as VirtualDJ Pro, Cross, and 2 time-code vinyl discs supported by the DJ software
- 2 DJ turntables,
- an DJ controller whose audio interface has 2 stereo inputs supporting phono level if the DJ turntables have a phono output level, for example a Hercules DJ Console Rmx2, 4-Mx, Rmx, Mk4 or Mk2.

Then you have 2 possible installations:
- Either you use no analogue mixer: you then use the Hercules DJ Console mixer controls
- Or you use an analogue mixer: you then use the mixer instead of the central controls of Hercules DJ Console.

A) With no analogue mixer
- Connect the outputs of the turntables to Hercules DJConsole Rmx2 :
  - the turntable located on left on inputs 1-2
  - the turntable located on right on inputs 3-4
  - set the inputs on phono level if your turntables output is in phono level,
  - activates your inputs in your DJConsole Rmx2 control panel,
- Connect the headphones on DJConsole Rmx2 headphones output plug, on front panel or on top panel,
- Connect your speakers on DJ Console Rmx2 outputs 1-2 (dual XLR or dual RCA)
- Play your time-code vinyl discs on your 2 turntables
- Run your DJ software, and calibrate your inputs in time code vinyl mode
- your turntable on left side now controls the left virtual deck, your turntable on the right side now controls the right-side virtual deck.
The connections are as follows


B) With an analogue mixer
- Connect the outputs of the turntables to Hercules DJConsole Rmx2 :
  - the turntable located on left on inputs 1-2
  - the turntable located on right on inputs 3-4
  - set the inputs on phono level if your turntables output is in phono level,
  - activates your inputs in your DJConsole Rmx2 control panel,
- Connect the output 1-2 of your DJConsole Rmx2 to the input 1-2 of the analogue mixer,
- Connect the output 3-4 of your DJConsole Rmx2 to the input 3-4 on the analogue mixer,
- Connect the headphones on the mixer headphones output plug,
- Connect your speakers on the mixer master outputs
- Play your time-code vinyl discs on your 2 turntables
- Run your DJ software, and calibrate your inputs in time code vinyl mode
- your turntable on left side now controls the left virtual deck, your turntable on the right side now controls the right-side virtual deck.
The connections are as follows

 
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DJControl Jogvision: Tutorial on Digital DJ Tips

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Philm Morse from Digital DJ Tips has released a video tutorial on DJControl Jogvision.

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VirtualDJ 8.1 Release

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Atomix Productions is announcing the imminent release of VirtualDJ 8.1 : the most used and most stable DJ software is becoming more robust than ever and adds Shazam integration, collaborative CloudLists, and GeniusDJ, to its set of features.


Any DJ knows that the most important feature of any DJ software is actually never crashing. A one-minute software crash when mixing can ruin the whole night. The VirtualDJ developers have spent the past 15 months relentlessly fixing every single bug, even if there was only a single occurrence reported out of millions of users. The latest build of VirtualDJ 8.0 already was the most stable of DJ software, as independent research has proven *, VirtualDJ 8.1 should now be the indisputable stability standard, at a time when competitors are rushing their software developments to catch up with VirtualDJ’s leading feature set, compromising on their own stability.

The other good news is that VirtualDJ has been staying true to its mantra since 1996, revolutionizing the digital DJ’ing world by always introducing new features. So, with better than ever stability and the most complete feature set, also comes :

  • Shazam integration : VirtualDJ now integrates with Shazam. Shazamed a song lately ? You’ll find it in your Shazam folder directly in VirtualDJ. You can use it and organize it as you like.
  • GeniusDJ : drag and drop a song or group of tracks into the GeniusDJ folder and VirtualDJ will automatically tell you what other songs are usually played after these tracks. The suggestions do not rely on pseudo-mathematical properties of the songs, or the taste of a few curators, but use the power of having hundreds of millions of DJs using VirtualDJ, to get real trends of what DJs are actually playing today.
  • Cloudlists : you can also get more curated lists by importing CloudLists, created by other VirtualDJ users to help their fellow DJs keep up-to-date with the latest trends in specific genres, or learn what’s hot in genres you don’t know as well. Or you can create or join your own CloudLists and start sharing your knowledge with the world.

Atomix Productions is the leading DJ software studio worldwide. With over 150M downloads of its VirtualDJ software, it has been embodying the revolution of digital DJ’ing since 1996 and accompanying all DJs from bedroom to super star.

* Based on an independent study, which compared the number of crashes reported on various forums over the total number of users for each DJ software.

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DJControl Jogvision / Video tutorial / In-Jog display

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Here is a tutorial from DJ Spawn explaining the use of in-jog displays on DJControl Jogvision.


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Hercules DJControl Jogvision videos on BPM 2015

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Twice as Trendy, the DJ duet gathering DJ Spawn and DJ Esko, has performed on DJControl Jogvision during BPM 2015.

Here the duet explain their use of DJControl Jogvision in a workshop for DJWorx, on September 14th.


Here, on september 12th, DJ Esko scratches on DJControl Jogvision for Buxton the Red.

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DJControl Compact: The most full-featured ultra-portable DJ controller

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London, September 10, 2015 - Hercules, the mobile DJ controllers specialist, is innovating in the world of ultra-portable mixing, and is thrilled to unveil its new Hercules DJControl Compact.

With a footprint of just 13.4 x 3.9 inches / 34 x 10 cm, this brand-new controller makes no compromises when it comes to functionalities, and is the most full-featured controller in its category.

Thanks to its compact, elongated shape, Hercules DJControl Compact is very easy to take with you in any bag - including laptop computer bags. DJs can take the controller with them everywhere, to practice with or prepare their mixes whenever the mood strikes them: waiting for the train, while traveling, in hotel rooms or even at a café terrace.

DJControl Compact is the perfect ultra-mobile companion for precision control of DJ software, as it makes no compromises in terms of functionalities: control loops, effects, samples and Cue points using its 2 sets of 4 pads, tweak the sound of tracks using the dual two-band equalizers (one per deck), and control the volume independently on both tracks. You can even do some scratching using the controller’s 2 jog wheels, measuring 3 inches / 7.5 cm in diameter. It’s also the perfect "backup" system in the event of problems with your main controller.

Finally, for all those who love mixing and impromptu parties with friends, DJControl Compact is the must-have practical and effective controller: it lets you quickly take control of essential DJing functions, and play your favorite music all night long! All you need is a computer (PC or Mac®) with a USB port to connect the controller, a pair of speakers connected to the computer, and a music playlist.

DJUCEDTM 18°, the complete mixing software, is included with the controller. Highly intuitive to use, it lets you quickly master all the basic skills that any DJ needs to know - including setting Cue points, syncing two different tracks, creating loops, and saving your mixes.

Hercules DJControl Compact will be available from October 2015, at a suggested retail price of
- €79.99 (tax included),
- USD 69.99 (tax not included),
- £59.99 (taxes included).


So get ready to "Party everywhere"!


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Hercules DJControl Jogvision on BPM 2015, NEC Birmingham (UK) , September 12-14

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Join us at BPM 2015

Come and visit us at BPM, from September 12th to 14th, 2015:
- BPM is the world’s largest event dedicated to DJing and electronic music production,
- BPM is held at the hall 12 of NEC (National Exhibition Centre) in Birmingham, UK.

Hercules booth on BPM is B99: you can meet there the DJ duet TWICE AS TRENDY, (DJ Spawn and DJ Esko), performing on DJControl Jogvision, Hercules DJ controller with in-jog displays.

They will also host 2 sessions on DJControl Jogvision at the BPM demo stage:
- Saturday at 5:00 PM,
- Monday at 1:30 PM.


About BPM
For more information, go to
www.visitbpm.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/bpmshow
https://twitter.com/visitbpm
Opening times: Saturday & Sunday 11h-18h; Monday 11h-17h

About Hercules DJControl Jogvision
Information on Hercules website and on Serato website
Video on Youtube

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