DJ Controllers

Hercules DJ 4Set

All-Nighters Only - Large DJ controller with built-in audio outputs

  • Large DJ controller with built-in audio outputs
  • All-Nighters Only
 

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.


For more Hercules DJ 4Set videos, please visit Hercules Dj Mix Room Youtube Channel by clicking here 

 

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 / 8 (32- & 64-bit):
    • 1.5GHz CPU (Atom®, Core Duo®, Athlon®)
  • For Mac OS® 10.5/10.6 (32-bit):
    • 1.5GHz Core Duo® CPU

 

 

Illustrations/Diagrams




 

Technology

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.
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.
MIDI
Acronym for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, MIDI is a protocol for exchanging digital audio information between digital devices (synthesizer, drum machine, MIDI expander, master keyboard...), and also functions as a set of instructions recognized by music software. The DJ Console MK2 and DJ Control MP3, which are MIDI-compatible, can control software which can be controlled via MIDI: namely DJ software, but also music or video editing software, or VJing software.
Mixing / Mix
Mixing is the art of blending together several pieces of music to create an overall sound. The music produced by this act is referred to as a mix.
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.
Mini-jack / 3.5mm jack
Mini-jack is also referred to as a 3.5mm jack or 1/8" connector. A mini-jack connector is a mono or stereo connector used to connect audio inputs or outputs on mass market sound cards.
Scratch
Le scratch (ou scratching) est un procédé consistant à faire tourner à la main un disque vinyle sous une tête de lecture de platine vinyle, alternativement en avant et en arrière, de façon à produire un effet spécial. On associe cette rotation à une montée du volume. Il existe différents types de scratch, ceux-ci se différencient par la vitesse du disque, ainsi que par leur coupures grâce au crossfader.
Fader
A fader is a rectilinear potentiometer which moves along an axis between two extremities: faders are used for adjustments where one wants to have a visual marker, i.e. the position of the fader. There are volume faders (volume adjustment sliders), pitch faders (playback speed adjustment sliders) and cross faders (a slider determining the mix between two pieces of music).
Microphone input
An analog plug to which a microphone is connected: microphone inputs may be in 6.35mm jack (1/4’’ jack), 3.5mm jack (1/8’’ jack) or XLR formats.
Headphone plug
Stereo audio output allowing for the connection of stereo headphones. A headphone plug uses a connector in 3.5mm mini-jack format.
Line input
Analog audio input designed to receive an unamplified sound signal. There are 2 line levels: the general public line level, at -10dBv: this is the signal output level of a Hi-Fi component connected to an amplifier via a connector known as a line input. The professional line level, at +4dBu, is much more powerful, and is used to connect studio or public-address (PA) equipment.
Drivers
Software allowing for the control and operation of a peripheral device within an operating system.
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