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DJControl AIR

DJ controller with touch and air controls for “hands-on” DJ mixing

  • 2-deck control
  • Air control
  • Pressure-detecting jog wheels
 

Description


For more DJ Control AIR videos, check out the Hercules DJ Mix Room Youtube channel !

 

  • 2-deck DJ controller
  • 2 jog wheels with pressure detection
  • Velocity sensitive pads
  • Air control: 1 contactless control


    Pressure-detecting jog wheels
  • Scratch by pressing on the jog wheels, as naturally as with a vinyl record
  • Jog wheels also control pitch bend and browsing within tracks


    8 pads with velocity detection
     
  • The pads control the sampler, loops and effects
  • The inner backlight shows the pads’ activation
  • Pads can be set as binary On/Off controls, or gradual controls


    Air control: a contactless sensor lets you control the mix from above, without even touching the device
  • DJ Control Air converts the distance to your hand into a MIDI command
  • No need to touch the controller: one command of the mix without any physical contact
  • Compatible with all light conditions


    Built-in audio outputs for mixing and previewing tracks
  • 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini-jack output for the mix
  • 1/4" (6.35 mm) stereo jack output for previewing tracks

 

 

Technical specifications

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 Air control require specific light conditions?

No, Air control functions under any light conditions.

  • The infrared light beam projected towards 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 Air control to be used during the day, at night or in places with weak lighting.
  • 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 loops, sampler and effects commands.

  • The DJ taps on the pads with his or her fingertips to send commands such as looping, sampler or effects.
  • 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, 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 the jog wheels are turned, regardless of the pressure applied.

Built-in audio

 

  • 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo output for the mix
  • 1/4" (6.35 mm) stereo output for headphone previewing

 

DJUCEDTM  DJ software

 

  • Intuitive, powerful software
  • Mix 2 audio tracks on the fly
  • Save your mix as an audio file

 

Mechanical specifications

 

  • Casing: 13.78 x 8.66 x 1.18 "
  • 35 x 22 x 3 cm
  • Jog wheels: 3.94 " / 10 cm diameter
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs / 1.4 kg
  • USB cable: Attached
 

Box contents

  • Hercules DJ Control Air
  • Installation CD-ROM (PC/Mac) with PC/Mac DJ software
  • Printed installation guide + online manual

 

Minimum configuration

  • Computer with 1.5 GHz CPU or faster
  • 1 GB RAM or more
  • Powered USB port
  • 100 MB available hard disk space
  • CD/DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet access
  • Amplified stereo speakers and headphones

Operating System (32-bit / 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows® XP, Vista /7 or 8 or Mac OS 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7 on Core Duo Mac

 

 

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Software


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