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Hercules DJ 4780730 Control Instinct USB DJ Controller with Audio Outputs

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  • 2-deck DJ Controller with Mixer Controls in the center and Deck Controls on the left and right sides
  • Built-in audio outputs for mix and previewing
  • Pressure-detecting jog wheels | Compact and user-friendly, 10.4" wide by 7.4" deep
  • Included DJUCED Mixing Software
  • Built-in audio: 4-channel playback | Mix output: 2 RCA + 1/8-inch stereo mini-jack for active speakers | 1/8-inch stereo mini-jack output for headphone previewing
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Product Description

Hercules, the leader in mobile DJ controllers for PC/Mac, is proud to unveil its new mixing console for computers, the Hercules DJControl Instinct. The DJControl Instinct is designed for anyone with an instinct for mixing, and for everyone dreaming of getting behind the decks to host great parties with their own music and setting the dance floor on fire.Instinctive, compact and lightweight, DJControl Instinct has been created with all users in mind, and comes equipped with everything needed to start having fun right away – audio outputs, pressure-detecting jog wheels, and intuitive mixing software (DJUCED). All users need to start hosting wild DJ parties is a computer (PC or Mac, with a USB port to connect the controller), a pair of amplified speakers, headphones, and audio files on computer.Thanks to its central mixer with a brushed metal texture, which splits up the controller’s surface in relation to the two lacquered deck areas on either side, DJControl Instinct provides handling that is truly instinctive. The bright orange and red backlighting used for its controls allows users to very easily identify where all of the different elements are, even in low-light conditions. In addition to being simple to use, the controller is also powerful: its two pressure-detecting jog wheels let you scratch without any latency, as well as scroll within tracks, and control the Pitch Bend function.DJControl Instinct is the only controller in its category to feature built-in audio outputs: two RCA outputs, plus one 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack output. This makes it easy for DJs to play their mix on amplified PA system speakers, on a hi-fi system or on multimedia speakers.An independent output in 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack format also lets users connect their headphones, to preview tracks privately before playing them in their mix. Tech support site : http://ts.hercules.com/eng/ Tech support page related to the instinct : http://ts.hercules.com/eng/index.php?pg=view_files&gid=17&fid=62&pid=306&cid=6 Phone number link : http://ts.hercules.com/eng/index.php?pg=contact

Product Information

Item Weight 2.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 12 x 9.1 x 3.5 inches
Shipping Weight 2.6 pounds
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ASIN B0087DTP9O
Item model number 4780730
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4.1 out of 5 stars 232 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #15,043 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#44 in Musical Instruments > DJ, Electronic Music & Karaoke > DJ Equipment > DJ Controllers
#5,654 in Musical Instruments > Recording Equipment
Date first available at Amazon.com June 10, 2012

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Product Name DJControl MP3 LE DJControl Compact DJControl Glow DJControl Instinct S Series DJControl Air S Series Universal DJ
For PC & Mac (MIDI controlled DJ software compatible)
Compatible IOS & Android via Bluetooth
Jog wheels
Number of decks 2 Decks 2 Decks 2 Decks 2 Decks 2 Decks 2 Decks
Drum pads 8 16
AIR Control
Stereo outputs: Mix / Preview (speakers, amp, mixer / Headphones)
Included software DJUCED 18° DJUCED 18° DJUCED 18° DJUCED 18° DJUCED 18° DJUCED 40°
Mobility Very Mobile Very Mobile Very Mobile Very Mobile Very Mobile Very Mobile

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Although it is much smaller than expected , it sure delivers great ! I am completely satisfied with this controller. Like everything in life it has its good and bad but for beginners or even intermidate DJ's like me this is one of the best controllers out there to start with. I did my research and many sources proved this to be a great start. Even though its small the apperance is very catchy and the buttons and knobs are well made. Very easy to understand . Best part is its compatible with almost any DJ software out there. I currently use it with 'Mixxx' and works perfect . Overall it is a fascinating controller and in my opinion since this controller is very limited to its physical controls as it only has the most basic controls it definately requires much skill to be able to create smooth mixes. Im an edm DJ and with this contoller I can come up with creative techniques and moves and much more to make this simple and basic controller work as if it was a professional one . I definately recommend this one to any DJs who want to begin their passion of DJing or for intermediate DJs who wish to have this as a backup or to keep it for small parties so the setups arent a hassle. I love this product !!! Have fun if you decide to get it and last thing i promise ... Just so you can see what this thing can do check out my mixes at Mixcloud.com/DJJavii and see how good it can perform :)
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By sailor on September 16, 2012
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Great for small parties with friends etc. I have some pro gear really more for twisting knobs and hitting buttons and generally looking more like a DJ with the ability to create some of my own music. It,s great but really heavy and bulky. That being said for a hundred bucks the Instinct comes out of the box ready to kick! Awesome! Simply plug in make up your setlist and watch everyone bounce! The sync feature is flawless and if you have an idea of what spins naturally sound great together in your setlist you're in for a great night. Also the Instinct, your laptop and some good quality portable speakers can all fit into a backpack and your off to the plane, party, beach wherever. I definatley recommend it for anyone who wants to impress at basement parties etc.
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I had some trouble making my computer (with windows 7) recognize this DJ controller I had some drivers issues even when dowloading the last ones.
But I after I got it working and playing with it for a couple of days now, I must admit it's an excellent controller. It has basic features like loops, effects, samples and cues and pitch and volume controls. I think it's an excellent tool to get introduce yourself to this DJ'ing world before upgrading to a more serious one.
For me one of the basic features is the headphone pres listening, that is basic if you want to improvise.

Maybe a reason why my experience with this controller is so positive is because I don't use the default software but I use Virtual DJ instead. There are plenty videos on youtube that explains how to map this DJ controller with Virtual DJ
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I bought this for some occasional use at parties and social events. Having DJ'ed years ago with two turntables and a mixer, I was eager to use today's technology.
For the most part, I am pleased with the unit and the interface with the included DJuced software. You can use the software by itself because the functions are pretty much identical, but there is something to be said for using the controller. The "decks" on the software work fine, but the layout on the Instinct and the tactile feel of actual buttons keeps it simplified and fun.
Here is the really important part of my review: In the system requirements, it says you need a CPU that runs at least 1.5 Ghz. Believe it. I tried it on my 1.0 Ghz laptop and it maxed it out continuously. The buttons and sliders on the controller were ignored by the software while a track was playing, and it froze up completely sometimes.
I took this as a sign I needed a new laptop, so I bought a new one this week, with a 2.16 Ghz CPU. I loaded it up and it runs great!
Another tip: When you are starting out, load every song into the decks so that they each can be analyzed for BPM and such. This is what eats up the CPU, so take the time and analyze them all before a performance. It takes about 30 seconds per track. You only have to do it once, and it frees up that power when you are actually performing.
I am sure that the higher end controllers have lots more bells and whistles for the professional working DJ, but the Instinct seems quite adequate for the hobbyist, like me.
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This device mixes like a full size mixer and is smaller than a 15 inch laptop in total diagonal. The best features are the knobs which are raised and incrementally increase in height from bass knob to treble knob allowing for easy switching between the EQ adjusters. Switching between loops samples effects and cues is smart but not if you want to do both at the same time. Overall satisfaction. HERCULES DELIVERS!
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Five stars, does everything I need it to. My only complaint is the size. For reference on the size, it is about as long as my hand as as wide as two of my hands. I've also included a photo of The mixer I use.
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