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11/13/2014 - The DJ Party 3.0 with Hercules Universal DJ!

Press release - London, November 13, 2014.

Hercules, a leader in the field of digital DJing, is unveiling Hercules Universal DJ - the exclusive ecosystem designed for connected DJs. Hercules is proud to reveal first hand that this product received the highly coveted 2015 CES Innovations Awards Honoree prize from the Las Vegas CES, which will take place in January next year!

Specially designed for the multi-equipped and multi-connected generation of users(1), Hercules Universal DJ is a comprehensive system that allows DJs to mix using all their displays - PC, Mac, smartphones and tablets (Android or iOS).
By combining Hercules Universal DJ with their favorite touch surface (whether smartphones or tablets), DJs can now leave their computers to enjoy their parties from the dance floor, while still controlling every feature of their mix. They can be as creative as pro DJs - and even more innovative, by inviting their crowds to chime in and vote for their favorite playlists, for even more memorable parties!
Hercules Universal DJ and the DJUCEDTM applications herald a new era - the age of DJ parties 3.0!

(1)Users owning multiple devices: computer, tablet and/or smartphone. Also referred to as "Digital Natives".

At last, mix on all your devices - whether Android, iOS, PC or Mac. You can even combine your computer with your favorite touch surface!

Hercules Universal DJ provides users with 3 different connectivity and mixing modes:
Using their Mac or PC system, via the USB connection and the included mixing software: DJUCEDTM 40°
Using their computer, combined with their favorite touch surface, connected via the built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology and the DJUCEDTM Master dedicated app (available free of charge on the App Store and Google Play)
Using their tablet only, with Bluetooth® connectivity and the DJUCEDTM App (available on the App Store and Google Play)

Unrivalled FREEDOM - experience the party from the heart of the dance floor!

Using the DJUCEDTM Master application and "My Remote", DJs are free to move and groove on the dance floor. Their smartphone or tablet becomes a full-featured wireless remote control (in addition to their computer).
DJs can invite their crowd to try their hand at mixing - and more importantly, they can keep their transitions under control at all times. Crossfader, playback, individual track volume control and track synchronization - DJs can do all this and more! And if DJs are caught in the middle of a conversation or a drink with their friends, the PANIC button is there to help them out, allowing them to automatically find and launch the best next track!

Be as creative as a pro DJ.

DJUCEDTM Master can also turn smartphones and tablets into convenient and creative extensions. On their second touch display, for instance, DJs can create loop and FX combos using one finger only.

These combined actions, until now accessible to pro DJs only, have never yet been as simple and fun!

Exclusive feature: let the guests chime in, for a perfect party!

The DJUCEDTM 40° app’s exclusive feature (for PC and Mac) allows DJs to share their playlist with their audience before the party, and to invite guests to vote for their favorite tracks (via a Web app that is freely accessible from any connected device). DJs can now be sure to create the best playlists for every party!
They can also invite their crowd to vote during the party (using their smartphones and the Web app) and customize their playlists to suit their audiences live! The highest-voted playlist is visible on the DJ’s second device (tablet or smartphone), allowing them to track it in real time.
They can also view the tracks, artists or special messages that their party’s crowd would like to hear. Customized playlists for unforgettable parties - for everyone!

Reinvent your party - each and every time!

In collaboration with DJUCEDTM, Hercules is providing users with multiple communication platforms, to allow them to request new apps or features and share their opinion, suggestions or questions about already available apps. The Hercules Universal DJ and DJUCEDTM ecosystem is not set in stone; it is infinitely evolutive, designed to adapt to its users’ creativity during their forthcoming parties 3.0. In fact, Hercules and DJUCEDTM are currently collaborating to design a DJing application for Google GlassTM, that will merge with this ecosystem. More information will be available very soon!

Express yourself on:
DJUCED.com: the forum and the "THINK TANK DJUCED Master" discussion thread (directly accessible from your DJUCEDTM Master app)
The Hercules DJ Mix Room: the forum and the "DJUCED Master" discussion thread
The Hercules DJ Mix Room Facebook page
The DJUCEDTM Facebook page

The controller itself

Lightweight and portable, Hercules Universal DJ weighs only 1.5 kg, and features a surface measuring 40 x 23 cm. Among other features, it boasts 2 capacitive jog wheels, 6 equalizer potentiometers and two sets of 8 pads offering 4 different modes (Effect/Sample/Loop/Cue). It also features an audio interface enabling users to connect a headset (for previewing) and speakers (for airing their mix). An auxiliary stereo input allows users to connect any smartphone or tablet during the party (using the included cable) and to instantly access any playlist on an online music streaming service - and even to add equalization effects or samples.

Hercules Universal DJ will be available from late November 2014 at the suggested retail price of 199.99€ (taxes included). Also come discover it at CES Las Vegas, the Venetian Hotel, Veronese 2504 meeting room, from January 6 through 9, 2015.

(3) For Android, please check the list of compatible devices here

 

 

 



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