Hercules has launched a new portable controller designed to use with smartphones. The new DJControl Mix is purpose-built for use with Algoriddim’s popular djay app on iOS and Android, with miniature size and portability at its heart. Powered over USB or built-in batteries, the DJCOntrol Mix features two small jogs, a crossfader, two volume knobs for each channel, four performance pads for Hot Cues and triggering samples, transport controls for play, pause and cue and pitch fader to control the speed of your tracks.
DJ hardware and software company Hercules has updated DJUCED, their own bespoke DJ software to version 5.2, and with it added compatibility for SoundCloud streaming.
Hercules has announced a new controller – the DJcontrol InPulse 500. The two-channel unit features full six-inch jogs, three-band EQ per channel, dedicated filter and FX knob for each channel, an aux input and eight performance on each side, with cue, loop, slicer and sampler modes. There’s a few special features that are aimed at new or beginner DJs too, including Assistant button, an ‘energy’ meter and Beat Align LEDs.
Hercules make rather decent budget controllers for up and coming DJs, and their DJ Control Air+ is the perfect tool for those DJs wishing to get a step up in the equipment stakes. The Control Air+ comes with two large jog-wheels and a two-channel mixer and novel air control, allowing manipulation of your audio via hand gestures.
It might be a long time since the word discotheque was shortened to ‘disco’ and nightclubbing became ‘clubbing’, then ‘raving’, but in all that time, the reason for going out and dancing to music has remained the same.
When it comes to tech, the spotlight of attention tends to fall on the latest and greatest high-end DJ technology with the cost of ownership often in the thousands of pounds range. But not everyone can afford to spend a king’s ransom, and not everyone needs or even wants the high-end features that come with that high-end price tag.