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DJING with Hercules

For Hercules DJ and Guillemot Corporation, India is one of the focus markets worldwide and in the Asia Pacific region. In 2019, the company launched a range of Hercules DJ Products in Large Format Retail Stores (LFR).  Recent launches include:

Hercules DJControl Compact

The Hercules DJControl is an ultra-mobile compact controller that can be carried anywhere - in a backpack or shoulder bag. It is small but powerful and is equipped with all the essential features like creating loops, adding effects, and playing samples, everything you need to get started in the DJing world.

The DJControl Compact has two decks and two jog wheels. The Jog wheels can also be used to control the playback speed of the track. It has four modes per deck (loop, fx, sample, cue). Four pads per deck and ten control buttons including a SHIFT command that allows doubling all the pads’ control.

Hercules DJ Control Air S

Hercules DJControl Air S

DJControl Air S is guided by simplicity and a ton of features. It comes complete with rotary lights that can be connected to the computer via a USB to give a disco ball effect. The Air Control feature converts the distance between the hand and the sensor into a gradual MIDI command.

The DJControl Air S is integrated with a built-in audio interface, a proximity sensor, two decks, and two pressure-detecting jog wheels. The jog wheels also control the pitch bend function and navigation within tracks. The Air S has a dedicated SYNC, Cue, and Play/Pause Buttons, 4 velocity-sensitive pads per deck that control three modes loop, fx and sample. The Controller has three-band equalization with potentiometers, one volume fader per deck, and one crossfader.

Hercules Universal DJ

Hercules Universal DJ

The Hercules Universal DJ controllers have a built-in Bluetooth wireless technology that allows mixing using a smartphone, laptop, or a tablet using My Remote via the dedicated DJUCED Master App. Control the mix from anywhere and create combos with loops and effects using just one finger.

The Universal DJ has an integrated built-in audio interface with two RCA outputs for speakers. It features two decks, one central mixer; two jog wheels, four modes per deck (loop, fx, sample, hot cue). There are four pads per deck with multicolored lighting and dedicated SYNC, Cue, and Play/Pause buttons. It has three-band equalization with volume fader and crossfader (treble, medium, bass), one volume fader per deck and one crossfader.

Hercules DJControl Inpulse 300

Hercules introduces the first-ever range of DJ controllers that helps to learn how to mix. The DJControl Inpulse 300 has exclusive features and comes with the DJUCED software. It has light guides on the controller to learn the right moves, the Intelligent Music Assistant (IMA) to help pick the best songs, the ENERGY feature to manage the party mood, and the DJ Academy with its onboard video tutorials. The DJControl Inpulse 300 also offers 16 pads, 8 modes, large jog wheels, effects on par with pro controllers, and much more.

The DJControl Inpulse 300 comes with two decks, touch detection on jog wheel, eight pads, and eight modes. It also features two rotary fx knobs and dry-wetSlip, quantize, loop in/loop out keys. The controller comes with one filter, three equalizers, one gain knob, one volume fader/deck, crossfader, VU meters per deck, and master VU meter.

Hercules DJControl Starlight

The DJControl Starlight packs all the features needed to mix and scratch with Serato DJ Lite. It is Ultra-compact, ultra-light, ultra-practical, and ultra-unique. With its built-in audio interface, the DJControl Starlight offers pre-listening in the headphones to play the mix on speakers. The system is comprehensive and boasts all the essential features such as bass equalization/filter knobs for smooth transitions or touch-sensitive jog wheels for easy scratching. Additionally, it has a bright and powerful RGB backlighting with strobe effects.

The DJControl Starlight has a built-in audio interface with two decks, touch detection jog wheel, backlit base, four pads, and four modes (hot cue, loop, fx, sampler). It also features a crossfader, one bass EQ/filter knob per deck and to control the lighting of the base it has 7 modes LED off, LED on, Beat 1 Program, Beat 2 Program, Master Volume Program, Waveform Color Program, and Cue point Color Program.

Hercules DJ Starter Kit

Hercules DJ Starter Kit

A comprehensive, easy-to-carry, and easy-to-install solution the DJ Starter Kit includes the Hercules DJControl Starlight controller, Hercules DJMonitor 32 speakers, HDP DJ M40.2 headphones, and Serato DJ Lite. The kit is compact, light, and practical and is packed with all the features needed to get into DJing.

The Starlight Controller features an integrated audio interface, touch-sensitive jog wheel, four pads, four modes, a tempo fader, bass EQ/filter knobs, and deck volume knobs and a clear and powerful RGB backlighting with a unique strobe effect.

The Active Monitor Speakers has an RMS output of 2 X 15 watts with peak power at 60 watts.  Frequency response of 60 Hz to 20.000 Hz with dual bass vent, shifted tweeter for cleaner rendering.

The HDP DJ M40.2 headphones have efficient noise insulation, swivel round for easy one-ear monitoring and ensures a high-level of audio output.


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