Mapping fro DJ Control Instinct P8

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Mapping fro DJ Control Instinct P8

Postby Pura Milonga » Sun May 21, 2017 1:13 pm

Hi. I'm a Dj and Linux User, so i'm a quite dummy for programming and something similiar.....

I'm owner of the new P8 from Hercules.

Someone have do some midi map preset for this controller?

In the official site of HC i've found the midi map pdf. But i don't know how to use it.

Is avaiable the files midi mapping for DJay PRO, VIRTUAL DJ, Tracktor, is possible to edit one of these for make it work on MIXXX?

Thank'you,
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Re: Mapping fro DJ Control Instinct P8

Postby Be. » Mon May 22, 2017 2:10 am

I don't think anyone has made a Mixxx mapping for this controller yet, so it will likely be up to you to do that unless someone else comes along. Mappings cannot be converted to work for other DJ programs because they all use completely different formats for their mapping files. Controller mapping documentation is on the wiki.
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Re: Mapping fro DJ Control Instinct P8

Postby filipiff » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:45 pm

Hi Pura Milonga,

I own a Hercules DJ Control Instinct P8 since more than half a year and in January 2017 I've started to bring together some code for the MIDI mapping for this really nice unit. I didn't finished yet because I don't have the time to spend on it. So I upload the mapping as is (not completed) but still working nice for the main functions. If someone have some time to spend on improving and completing then is welcome ;-)

Please note that the code included in the JavaScript program is mostly a copy/paste work taken from other programs found in this site and used for other similar units. So credits for the code goes to other persons ;-)
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Re: Mapping fro DJ Control Instinct P8

Postby Pura Milonga » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:23 pm

Hi filipiff.

Thank's for your work.

I've try your mapping and leave a feedback.
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Re: Mapping fro DJ Control Instinct P8

Postby Pura Milonga » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:52 pm

Hi.
I've tried the mapping.
It work only with the keyboard, the knobs and the sliders not working.

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Re: Mapping fro DJ Control Instinct P8

Postby Hubert » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:11 pm

I have this controller. (got it… this morning)
As I'd like to use mixxx with it instead of the Hercules program, I installed the 2 files. (Thank you for them, btw !)
browse button, Equalizer, deck volume(s), fader, mode they all work OK.
Everything else does not work, scratch button for example. Or eventually works a bit, SYNC for example : you can SYNC, but no way (afaik) to simulate the left and right mouse to modify.

I tried to use the learning function, but it's not that easy... i'm a noob in that kind of thing.
For example, could not program the GAIN buttons.
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Re: Mapping fro DJ Control Instinct P8

Postby Hubert » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:46 pm

BTW, the main problem with that controller is that it does not make any difference between GAIN and VOLUME.
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Re: Mapping fro DJ Control Instinct P8

Postby Hubert » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:14 pm

I have now a mapping xml file that works quite well, even introducing Gain control and eventually AutoDj controls.
I'm just wondering how to share it, it is only a zip compressed file, no idea how to upload it somewhere (I've got a github account, seems it created a repository, but it is not at all clear what I must do after that…)
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Re: Mapping fro DJ Control Instinct P8

Postby Be. » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:49 am

For now, just post the ZIP file as an attachment to a post in this thread. The Contributing Mappings wiki page has more details about how to set up Git to submit it for inclusion in Mixxx.
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Re: Mapping fro DJ Control Instinct P8

Postby Hubert » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:33 pm

OK, file is here.
I did not modify at all the JavaScript program. Then everything that was working with Piff files will work the same way. (I only changed the file mane to have "Hercules" at the beginning). JOG parameters for example.
Xml :
This file will NOT work with 4 decks : I used the shift function to modify knobs
BROWSER knob
with any Shift key:
Shift browser explorer containers
Push Shift Browser open/close a container
Browserruns between files (if any in the container)
Push Browser load file into the first free slot (not playing)

Shift with knobs :

left Shift high : deck A GAIN
right Shift high : deck B GAIN
left Shift mid : master gain
right Shift mid : Head Gain
left Shift low : Balance
right Shift low : Pre/main

AUtoDJ
any shift+scratch starts/stop AutoDJ
as I use it for classic tango balls, I decided to use the MODE FX for it. It may be better to use those buttons for effects, later…
using LEFT FX MODE :
KP1 cross fade
KP2 skip next
KP3 load file into AUtodj (bottom)
Shift KP1 load file into preview and start
Shift KP2 stop/start preview

Mode Sample
KPn start n
Shift KPn stop n
(loop and other parameters must be introduced by mouse)


I hope it will help some peoples, if I made any mistake tell me please. (Very often I use right/left on the wrong way !)
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