Hercules DJ Console MK4
- 2-deck controller to mix digital audio tracks
- 2 stereo outputs to play the mix for the audience and preview next track
- 2 stereo inputs to inject turntables, MP3 or CD players in a digital mix
- Built for portable Mix: compact, light, with transport cover & shoulder strap
- Intuitive mixing, with a controller that simplifies DJ mixing operations
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The Hercules DJ Console Mk4 is the most portable and most compact 2-deck DJ controller with built-in audio for PC and Mac: just 10.4" x 7.3" in size and weighing in at a mere 3.3lb, the DJ Console Mk4 is the ideal controller for mobile computer DJs, wherever they are mixing.
This is an all-in-one DJ station you can carry on your shoulder. It features a 2-deck controller to mix digital audio tracks, 2 stereo outputs to play the mix for the audience and preview next track, and 2 stereo inputs to include turntables, MP3 or CD players in your mix. It's especially built for mobile DJing: it's compact and light, with a transport cover and shoulder strap.
Mix 2 music tracks with DJ Console Mk4's controls, including 2 jog wheels to navigate within tracks, 1 cross fader and 2 volume faders to mix 2 tracks, 2 pitch encoders (knobs) to change the speed of the music, and 6 EQ potentiometers to achieve the perfect balance in your sound.
The DJ software included with the Hercules DJ Console Mk4 suggests cue points in the audio file analysis, getting you mixing and producing quickly. Synchronize tracks using pitch encoders and/or sync buttons, and createautomatic loops on 1, 2, 4 or 8 beats. Add effects to customize your music, then record your mixes as audio files. It integrates perfectly into a DJ’s environment, whether he/she is just starting out or already at a professional level. Customize your console by placing the included graphic skin underneath the see-through plate on top of thecontroller.
What's in the Box
DJ Console Mk4 all-in-one DJ station, transport cover, shoulder strap, console adhesive graphical skin, VirtualDJ 6 DJC Edition software, drivers, user manual.
- Windows XP 32-bit/64-bit or higher, or Mac OSX 10.5 or higher
- 1.5GHz CPU or higher
- 1GB RAM or more
- USB port (USB bus-powered)
- Stereo speakers and/or headphones
Choose Your Mobile DJ Gear
|You are a||Beginner DJ||Leisure DJ / Casual DJ||Advanced DJ||Semi-Pro / Pro DJ|
|You need||DJ Control Instinct||DJ Control Air||DJ Console Mk4||DJ 4Set||DJConsole RMX 2||DJ Console 4-Mx|
|Metal casing (intense mixing)|
|Touch-sensitive jog wheels|
|Number of decks / MIDI commands||2 / 68||2 / 96||2 / 60||4 / 116||2 / 124||4 / 170|
|Inputs: 4-channel / 1 mic. in |
(MP3 & CD players, vinyl / microphone)
|- / -||- / -||/||- /||/||/|
|Stereo outputs: Mix / Preview |
(speakers, amp, mixer / headphones)
|Included Software||DJUCED||DJUCED||Virtual DJ 6 DJC Mk4||Virtual DJ 7 LE 4Set||Virtual DJ LE Rmx2 & DJUCED||Virtual DJ 7 LE 4Mx|
|MIDI Control: PC & Mac |
(MIDI controlled DJ software compatible)
Top Customer Reviews
The main thing that's frustrating is you can't do any options/preferences at all with the version that comes with the controller, not even remapping a button or knob. As much as I want to remap, I can't see paying $150 just for that! The other missing features vs. pro are mainly a playlist and automixing. You wouldn't want to use automixing for an actual event, but it would be nice to have for a house party when you want to go mingle with friends. Also support for videos is only in pro, that's something I couldn't care less about.
I do wish the jog/scratch controllers were a little smaller or there was a little more space between the wheels and volume controls, I've accidentally hit it a few times but I don't scratch I just want them for jog wheels. Scratchers probably prefer the size as it is. I use the volume controls to mix rather than the crossfader for a bit more finite control over the mix.
Be careful about ground hum, if your laptop has a two prong power adapter you are more prone to it. Get yourself a ground loop isolator to fix this problem.
The MK4 is fairly simple to use, and is designed to pair perfectly with the included VirtualDJ LE software. It can be mated with other packages like Megaseg or Traktor, and one can grab keymapping templates for the latter from the Hercules website. Speaking of the website, whether you be on MacOS or PC, you'll want o be sure that you install the drivers that came with the rig right away -and- let it run through any software and firmware updates.
The DJ Console MK4 has a fantastic sound card in it; better than you might assume given its size, price and mainly plastic construction. It's the audio components that really make this kit a bang-for-the-buck. While you get the expected main and headphone outs, you're also gifted with a second set of RCA outputs that can be routed to booth monitors, etc. Additionally, the MK4 comes with two pair of RCA inputs, which can be set for turntable, consumer or "pro" input levels. And, yes, my vinyl loving mates, those inputs can be used to take in time-code platters for scratching.
While I'm only into the first few days with my MK4, it has turned out to be rather feature-rich for the price. Portability is it's forte', though. If you're turned off by the small jog wheels and the rather annoying rotary pitch control, choose carefully. Still, finding a controller that does all that this does for under $200 is going to be a challenge.
All i can say is it definitely gets the job done and works flawlessly with virtual DJ.
I have it hooked up to a 500 watt active behringer pa system and it totally rocks.
It feels a bit flimsy so i would not recommend doing any scratching on the unit or constantly moving it from location to location. I have had mine for just a few weeks and already the mid equalizer button no longer works but the good news is you can map the buttons so i was able to compensate for that.
Overall, it's a decent product i just don't know that it can stand regular use so if you do, i recommend you get the 3 year protection plan to go with it
In an unrelated topic: DO NOT ORDER from factory depot. I'm going through hell returning my unit for a replacement and as a tip to everyone who is buying on amazon, do a google search of the actual seller to see how well they handle problems and do not rely just on amazon reviews which for the most part is when everything goes smoothly