Hercules has extended its professional range with an audio interface specifically designed for DJs: Hercules Deejay Trim 4&6. Here's what they have to say about it... Key Features
4 preamplified inputs, each featuring a view-meter
Two modes: a 4 input/4 output mode and a 2 input /6 output mode
A built-in 3-port USB 2.0 hub supplied by an external power adapter
A steel casing to handle the most intensive uses.
As the genuine essence of technology and connectivity, it perfectly meets all DJs requirements, while offering exemplary stability. Audio performance and connectivity dedicated to Djing
Building on its expertise as a designer of audio interfaces, Hercules has entirely created and tailored this new solution for DJs. It features a 4 input / 4 output configuration that can be switched to a 2 input / 6 output configuration, allowing users to export their mix to an external mixing device. For easy integration to DJing gear, the device's 4 Line or Phono inputs can be connected to CD or MP3 players (Line input) or turntables (Phono input) and be mixed with music files stored on the computer.
Additional feature: preamplification on inputs is adjustable using two rotary switches allowing fine adjustment of the volume at the inputs, in order to fade high-level sources (e.g. some CD players) or amplify weaker audio sources, such as turntables. The Hercules audio interface features 4 audio output channels: Two +4dBu 1/4" Jack outputs for PA equipment and four -10dBv RCA outputs for mixing decks and conventional amplifiers. The 6 output mode enables users to transfer 2 stereo tracks separately to an external mixing deck, while adding a third stereo track for samples, loops and effects. In addition to these inputs and outputs, a microphone connector with a talk-over feature, a headphones connector with a volume switch and a channel selector (channels 3 & 4 for monitoring and channels 1 & 2 for the mix) are included. Great versatility
Featuring a 3-port high-speed USB hub, Hercules' interface can connect to a DJing controller or an external storage device (e.g. a USB key or a hard disk drive). The included power adapter avoids any variation in the sound level that could be generated by fluctuations in the computer's USB bus electrical supply._The Hercules audio interface features 4 view-meters, 1 per channel, to control the volume of each channel (6 LEDs per channel) and identify any connectivity issues. Intuitive and robust
Thanks to its steel casing, the Hercules audio interface can withstand the most intensive uses and mesh seamlessly with other DJing equipment. Two handles mounted on the audio interface's front face allow users to hold the device easily. Hercules has grouped all connectors at the back of the device (except the microphone and headphones connectors and 1 USB port), in order to make connectivity features accessible; these remain well-ordered, without encumbering both sides of the device, and reduce the risk of irritating cable entanglements. Four wide non-slip pads guarantee perfect stability, even with the weight of cables connected at the back of the device._The view-meters, visible on the device's front face, offer convenient control over the audio interface's volume, whether mixing standing or seated - and even if CD cases are stacked on the unit. Pricing and Availability:
Available in late June 2009, at the suggested retail price of â‚¬199 incl. VAT.