Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hercules DJControl Instinct Digital DJ Controller

Hercules DJControl Instinct Digital DJ Controller

2-deck DJ controller
2 jog wheels with pressure detection
Mixer controls in center, deck controls on left and right sides
Built-in audio outputs for mix and previewing
Mix: 2 RCA outputs + 1/8" stereo mini-jack output for active speakers
Preview: 1/8" stereo mini-jack output for headphones
Pressure-detecting jog wheels
Scratch by pressing down on the wheel, as naturally as with a vinyl record
The wheels also bend the pitch and browse within tracks
Compact and user-friendly
Compact: 10.4 x 7.4" = 26.5 x 18.7 cm
USB bus-powered (attached USB cable => can’t lose the cable)
Weight: < 2.2 lbs / 1 kg

Technical specifications

DJUCEDTM DJ software

Function-rich software for both beginners and advanced DJs


Get started mixing in just minutes: the controller and the software fit perfectly together
Instantly view the beats, track lengths, and which songs fit well for the next track to be played


Set the pitch intuitively or sync automatically for smooth transitions
Customize your songs with loops, effects and samples


Create your own sound with filters or the step sequencer
Save your mix in audio files you can share with your friends

DJ control surface

Born to mix


The mixer and deck areas are clearly differentiated
The structure has the look and feel of 2 DJ CD players and a mixer


Scratch tracks with no latency on pressure-detecting jog wheels
Tweak your songs with hot cue, samples, loops and effects keys


Gorgeous design: glossy decks, brushed mixer, rubber on caps
Orange backlights show the status of the controls

DJ audio interface

Mix and previewing outputs

Play the mix on the rear panel outputs

2 formats for the mix: 2 RCA and a 1/8" stereo mini-jack output
Powerful enough for both hi-fi systems and PA system speakers
Since both output formats play simultaneously, you can connect the RCA outputs to a PA system and the 1/8" mini-jack to DJ booth speakers

Preview output on front panel

1/8" stereo mini-jack output for headphones
Headphone controls on the controller: cue select and volume
Compatible with headphones from 32 to 600 ohms

Box contents

Hercules DJControl Instinct
Installation CD-ROM (PC/Mac) with PC/Mac DJ software
Paper quick guide + online manual

Minimum configuration

Computer CPU: 1.5 GHz or faster
1 GB RAM or more (2 GB in 64-bit OS)
Powered USB port
100 MB available hard disk space
CD/DVD-ROM drive
Internet access
Amplified stereo speakers and headphones

Operating system (32/64-bit)

MS Windows® XP/Vista/7/8 or
Mac OS® 10.6/10.7/10.8 (Core Duo)


Mac OS®

MIDI for controls
Core Audio for audio playback


MIDI for controls
WDM and ASIO for audio playback

Sampling rate: 16-bit / 44.1 kHz stereo


Abbreviation of Disc Jockey: a person who selects and plays music at a party.
DJ deck
Originally, a deck was a turntable, referred to as a vinyl turntable, used by DJs to play music. Today, DJs use the term deck to refer to any music player, CD player or MP3 player equipped with a wheel to advance/rewind within a piece as with a vinyl turntable. A dual-deck device is a device with two wheels which control playback of two different pieces of music.
Mixing board
Device to which a variety of sound sources can be connected and mixed together: the mix is adjusted using a cross later, volume faders and several EQ knobs.
Jog wheel
In DJing, a jog wheel is a wheel simulating the function of a turntable (also called a vinyl deck), and can be used to control playback of a CD, DVD, MP3 player or computer. A jog wheel is used to navigate within a piece, to speed up or slow down to the music or to produce sound effects such as scratching (the sound made by a microgroove record on a turntable when the record is quickly pushed forward or pulled back by hand). The Hercules DJ Console, DJ Control and Mobile DJ all include jog wheels.
A loop consists of selecting a start and end point for a repeated section in a musical piece and then playing back this looped section as many times as desired. Sections looped in a musical piece are often the sections best for dancing.