Starter Kit For Computer DJs

Hercules unveils DJControl Instinct mixing console controller for computers      30/05/12
Starter Kit For Computer DJs


Hercules has unveiled its new mixing console for computers, the Hercules DJControl Instinct. They tell us that, available end of June 2012, the DJControl Instinct is designed for anyone with an instinct for mixing, and for everyone dreaming of getting behind the decks to host great parties with their own music and setting the dance floor on fire. Here's the rest of what the company has to say about it in their own words...
Instinctive, compact and lightweight, DJControl Instinct has been created with all users in mind, and comes equipped with everything needed to start having fun right away – audio outputs, pressure-detecting jog wheels, and intuitive mixing software. All users need to start hosting wild DJ parties is a computer (PC or Mac, with a USB port to connect the controller), a pair of amplified speakers, headphones, and audio files on computer.
Available at a suggested retail price of $129.99, this new controller is helping Hercules meet its goal of putting DJing within everyone's reach by offering – three years after the release of the DJ Control MP3 e2 – a DJ controller which:
  • Provides even better performance, with controls that are more versatile and more comfortable,
  • Is more complete, thanks to built-in audio outputs,
  • Is even more eye-catching, featuring shiny surfaces, and attractive backlighting that really stands out.
Its DNA = instinctive mixing
Thanks to its central mixer with a brushed metal texture, which splits up the controller's surface in relation to the two lacquered deck areas on either side, DJControl Instinct provides handling that is truly instinctive. The bright orange and red backlighting used for its controls allows users to very easily identify where all of the different elements are, even in low-light conditions. In addition to being simple to use, the controller is also powerful: its two pressure-detecting jog wheels let you scratch without any latency, as well as scroll within tracks, and control the Pitch Bend function.
DJControl Instinct is portable, weighing in at less than 1 kg, and is just 19 x 26.5 cm in size. What could be better than impromptu parties at the beach, get-togethers with friends and student parties this summer?
DJControl Instinct is the only controller in its category to feature built-in audio outputs: two RCA outputs, plus one 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack output. This makes it easy for DJs to play their mix on amplified PA system speakers, on a hi-fi system or on multimedia speakers.
An independent output in 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack format also lets users connect their headphones, to preview tracks privately before playing them in their mix.
DJUCED: a true powerhouse of functionalities
The controller and its bundled DJ software, DJUCED, are a perfect match for one another – you'll be able to start mixing in just a few minutes. To help those getting started with mixing, DJUCED not only instantly displays the beats in music tracks, along with the tracks' lengths, but also indicates which songs match best for the next track to be played.
DJUCED even lets users adjust the pitch, or use the auto-sync function, to ensure that transitions between tracks stay on time with the tempo. Perfectly designed for creativity, DJControl Instinct lets users customize mixes with effects, loops, samples and Hot Cue points, and even by using the Step Sequencer. DJUCED also lets users save your creations as audio files, so that you can share your mixes with friends.
Pricing and Availability:
$129.99 More information:
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