Friday, November 22, 2013

Hercules DJ Control AIR+ Plus digital dj controller

Hercules DJ Control AIR+ Plus digital dj controller

Large jog wheels for a better DJing experience

Size similar to jog wheels on DJ CD players:
5.9"/15 cm diameter at the base
5.1"/13 cm diameter on top

Mechanical pressure detection for intuitive scratching

Over 750 steps per rotation: precise position scanning

Add fun to your mix with the AIR control
The contactless sensor lets you control the mix from above, without even touching the device, with 1 ft/30 cm of range
DJ CONTROL AIR+ converts the distance to your hand into a MIDI command
No need to touch the controller: you control the mix without any physical contact

Velocity pads to express your creativity
4 velocity pads on each deck let you liven up your mixes
Instantly trigger sample playback or hot cues with one touch
The harder the pads are tapped, the louder the volume of the samples played

Ergonomic design for enjoyable mixing sessions
Comfortable size: 17.7"/45 cm wide for plenty of space between controls while performing
Soft rubber cladding on rotary caps and transport buttons for easier handling:
All transport buttons incorporate a tact switch and soft rubber cladding
All rotary caps feature soft rubber cladding: fingers won’t slip

Versatile microphone input
High audio quality for balanced and unbalanced dynamic microphones
2 operating modes to integrate vocals into your mix:
Direct pass-through: speak over the music
Software processing: record your voice or add real-time effects to your voice


> 2-deck DJ controller with audio
> Great jog wheels for scratching
• Pressure detection: as intuitive for scratching as turntables
• Large diameter: 5.9"/15 cm
• > 750 steps per rotation
Built-in audio
• Master output
• Headphones output
• Microphone input
AIR sensor
• Long range sensor > 11.8"/30 cm
• View meter for AIR sensor
Mechanical specifications
Enclosure: 17.9 x 10.2" 45.5 x 26 cm
Jog wheels ΓΈ : 5.9"/15 cm
Weight : 4.4 lbs./2 kg
Audio specifications
Master 2 x RCA (line)
(ch. 1-2) 1 stereo ⅛" jack
Monitor 1 stereo ¼" jack
(ch. 3-4) (headphones)
1 stereo ⅛" jack
Mic In 1 x ¼" (balanced)

AIR control
Why is the controller called DJ CONTROL AIR+?
"AIR" stands for Adjustment by InfraRed: it is a contactless control.
The DJ places his or her hand flat over the 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.

Does the AIR control require specific lighting conditions?
No: the AIR control functions under any lighting conditions.
The infrared light beam projected toward 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 the AIR control to be used during the day, at night or in places with weak lighting.

The 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
2 sets of 4 pads control hot cues and samples.
The DJ taps on the pads with his or her fingertips to send commands such as cue points or samples.
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 ("Vinyl" button to switch on/off), 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:
stop playback by pressing on the jog wheel.
restart playback by lifting up his or her hand.
scratch by turning the jog wheel while pressing down, and stop scratching by lifting up his or her hand.
bend the pitch (if playback is on) / 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 turned, regardless of the pressure applied.


USB cable
CD with DJUCED 40°(PC/Mac)
Printed + PDF installation guide


Computer CPU: 1.6 GHz or faster Intel CoreTM 2 Duo or AMD 64-bit
2 GB of RAM or more
High-speed USB port (USB 2 or 3)
100 MB available disk space
CD/DVD-ROM drive
Internet access
Headphones + active speakers
Operating system (32/64-bit)
MS Windows® XP/Vista/7/8 or
Mac OS® 10.6/10.7/10.8

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