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Hercules DJ Controller with "Touch" and "Air" Controls

by Hercules


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Product ID: 624139

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Description

  • DJ controller with touch and air controls for "hands-on" DJ mixing
  • 2-deck DJ controller; 2 jog wheels with pressure detection; Velocity sensitive pads; Air control: a contactless sensor lets you control the mix from above, without even touching the device
  • Pressure-detecting jog wheels; Scratch by pressing on the jog wheels, as naturally as with a vinyl record; Jog wheels also control pitch bend and browsing within tracks
  • 8 pads with velocity detection; The pads control the sampler, loops and effects; The inner backlight shows the pads' activation; Pads can be set as binary On/Off controls, or gradual controls
  • Built-in audio outputs for mixing and previewing tracks; Includes intuitive, powerful software; Mix 2 audio tracks on the fly; Save your mix as an audio file; USB interface
  • Hercules 2-Deck DJ ControllerIncredible 2-Deck DJ Controller from Hercules offers "AIR Control"

    Hercules 2-Deck DJ ControllerA contactless sensor lets you control the mix from above, without even touching the device
    The incredible 2-Deck DJ Controller from Hercules offers "AIR Control"--a contactless sensor lets you control the mix
    from above, without even touching the device. The DJ Control AIR converts the distance to your hand into a MIDI command.
    The two jog wheels with pressure detection allow users to scratch by pressing on the jog wheels, as naturally as with a
    vinyl record.

    Hercules 2-Deck DJ ControllerPressure detection allows users to scratch by pressing on the jog wheels

    Hercules 2-Deck DJ ControllerTap on the pads to send commands such as looping, sampler or effects

    Hercules 2-Deck DJ ControllerBundled with intuitive, powerful DJ software for Mac or PC. View larger The jog wheels
    also control pitch bend and browsing within tracks. There are 8 pads with velocity detection--the pads control the
    sampler, loops and effects, and can be set as binary On/Off controls, or gradual controls. There are built-in audio
    outputs for mixing and previewing tracks: a 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini-jack output for the mix, and a 1/4" (6.35 mm)
    stereo jack output for previewing tracks. The DJ Control AIR includes a new, powerful DJ software called "DJUCED" that
    allows you to mix two audio tracks on the fly and save your mix as an audio file.

    AIR: Adjustment by InfraRed
    ---------------------------

    "AIR" stands for "Adjustment by InfraRed". It's a contactless control that works when the DJ places his or her hand
    flat over and infrared beam. The controller calculates the distance between the sensor and the hand, and converts it
    into a gradual MIDI command. This MIDI command modulates a setting in the DJ software.

    Works in All Light Conditions
    -----------------------------

    AIR control functions under any light conditions. The infrared light beam projected towards the hand is invisible. The
    sensor captures the infrared reflection on the hand, and uses the reflection to calculate the hand's distance. The
    reflection is the same in both daylight and low light conditions, allowing AIR to be used during the day, at night, or
    in places with weak lighting. AIR control functions with all flesh tones. The only incompatibility is the use of black
    gloves (as the infrared sensor would not be able to detect the reflection).

    8 Pads for Total Control
    ------------------------

    The Hercules DJ Control AIR features 2 sets of 4 pads to control loops, sampler and effects commands. The DJ taps on
    the pads with his or her fingertips to send commands such as looping, sampler or effects. The pads light up when
    touched.

    In addition to a binary On/Off command, each pad can transfer velocity information to modulate the command. For
    example: in sampler mode, the velocity can control the volume of a sample's playback. The playback volume depends on how
    soft or how hard the DJ taps on the pad.

    Pressure-Detecting Jog Wheels
    -----------------------------

    The jog wheels detect the pressure from the user's hand. With scratch mode enabled, the jog wheels scratch when the
    hand's weight is detected, and stop scratching when the hand's weight is no longer detected. This allows the DJ to
    control various functions such as stop and restart playback, scratch by turning the jog wheel while pressing down, and
    stop scratching by lifting up his or her hand. You can also bend the pitch (if playback is on) or browse within tracks
    (if playback is off) by turning the jog wheels using their outer ring, to avoid applying downward pressure.

    With scratch mode disabled, the jog wheels bend the pitch or browse within tracks when the jog wheels are turned,
    regardless of the pressure applied.

    VU Meter Displays the Beats
    ---------------------------

    DJ Control AIR includes a VU meter displaying beats composed of 2 lines of 4 LEDs. Each line displays the beats in a
    track, allowing DJs to see at a glance whether the beats are in sync, without having to look at their computer screen.
    In this way, the DJ can stay focused on the crowd: if the LEDs light up at the same time for both tracks, then the 2
    tracks are synchronized--and this, of course, is the basis of all mixing.

    Built-In Audio
    --------------

    DJ Control AIR has built-in audio outputs, including a 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo output for the mix and a 1/4" (6.35 mm)
    stereo output for headphone previewing.

    What's in the Box?
    ------------------

    Hercules DJ Control AIR, installation CD-ROM (PC/Mac) with PC/Mac DJ software, printed installation guide.

    System Requirements
    -------------------

    * Computer with 1.5 GHz CPU or faster
    * 1 GB RAM or more
    * Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or 7 or Mac OS 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7 on Core Duo Mac
    * Powered USB port
    * 100 MB available hard disk space
    * CD/DVD-ROM drive
    * Internet access
    * Amplified stereo speakers and headphones

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    Metal casing (intense mixing) Yes Yes

    Touch-sensitive jog wheels Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Number of decks / MIDI commands 2 / 68 2 / 96 2 / 60 4 / 116 2 / 124 4 / 170

    Velocity pads 8 8

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    Inputs: 4-channel / 1 mic. in
    (MP3 & CD players, vinyl / microphone)
    - / - - / -
    Yes / Yes
    - / Yes

    Yes / Yes

    Yes / Yes

    Stereo outputs: Mix / Preview
    (speakers, amp, mixer / headphones)

    Yes / Yes

    Yes / Yes

    Yes / Yes

    Yes / Yes

    Yes / Yes

    Yes / Yes

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    MIDI Control: PC & Mac
    (MIDI controlled DJ software compatible)
    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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