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    Default New Hercules Controller Announced

    The Hercules DJ 4Set







    Description
    The Hercules DJ 4Set combines the functions and feel of a pro controller with the simplicity users need to host memorable parties all night long.


    Technical specifications

    Built-in audio
    4-channel output: stereo line output for the mix, stereo headphone output for previewing tracks
    Microphone input: input with talk-over function
    No need to carry an audio interface
    Large DJ controller
    Same size as DJ Console Rmx: 35x25cm (13.7x9.8")
    Large for mixing, compact enough for mobile use
    Lightweight: < 2 kg/4.4 lbs
    USB bus-powered: no need for a power plug
    Jog wheels
    Touch detection activated by weight of user’s hand
    Large: 12cm (4.7") diameter/1.5cm (0.6") height
    2- & 4-deck control (A/B/C/D)
    2-deck controls + 2 deck switches convert deck A into C, and deck B into D => control 4 virtual decks
    Deck switches convert all deck controls into another set of MIDI commands, + mixer volume and EQ controls
    Deck viewers: lights up the letter of the controlled deck
    Backlighting color of jog wheels changes, to indicate which virtual deck is being controlled
    User-friendly
    Comfortable mixing
    Well-spaced controls
    Large, non-slip feet
    Software included
    VirtualDJ 7 LE DJC


    Box contents


    USB bus-powered controller
    2 decks + mixer controls
    4-channel out (stereo out for mix + stereo out for preview) / 1-channel in (microphone)
    Drivers
    MIDI control in Mac OS/Windows
    Audio drivers:
    Core Audio® (Mac OS)
    WDM/ASIO (Windows)



    Minimum configuration
    Computer with:
    1GB RAM
    CD- or DVD-ROM drive
    Powered USB port
    100MB hard drive space
    Internet access (for software or driver updates)
    For Windows XP/Vista/7 (32- & 64-bit):
    1.5GHz CPU (Atom®, Core Duo®, Athlon®)
    For Mac OS® 10.5/10.6 (32-bit):
    1.5GHz Core Duo® CPU


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    Last edited by xtianw; 01-07-2011 at 04:15 AM.
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    Doesn't look a major improvement from any of the last hercules controllers.
    Gotta love that "DJ specialist" by the way. "Look, you can even kill the bass here"

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    yeah looks like its the replacement for the steel and the 4-mx is the replacement for the rmx.

    but hey, for kids getting into it, its better than the rmx for a first controller.
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    Definitely lowers the bar for decent looking controllers indeed, which is never bad!

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    meh
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    Quote Originally Posted by xtianw View Post
    but hey, for kids getting into it, its better than the rmx for a first controller.
    You really think so?

    Looks like all they've done is replace the Source buttons with Deck C/D buttons, change the layout (For the worse IMO, looks cramped around EQs) and add some better jogs. I do like the LED colours though.

    Apart from the jogs (which i rarely use anyway) i wouldn't take this over an RMX.

    How much is this expected to cost?

    Edit: Should cost $250 or £160, not bad for the price i guess.
    Last edited by Maxted; 01-07-2011 at 06:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtianw View Post
    yeah looks like its the replacement for the steel and the 4-mx is the replacement for the rmx.
    i don't think ...cuz this controler has built in soundcard too...

    I think it's more like a downgrade of the actual 4-mx...with less controls and no metal chasi...
    so probably less expensive
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    I'd like to know more about the Ecler controller than the Hercules one?

    any info on that one.
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    I don't know man. Hercules controllers have always been better than their reputation (despite the first few ones being fugly and cheap looking) and I'm sure this one will do a good job for its price level either, but for now I won't replace my STEEL with any of the new models.

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    According to a hercules rep over on the djmixroom forums this product is targetted to the consumer market, hence why they released it at ces rather than namm.

    ok fair enough, ill buy that answer. =)
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