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Hercules DJ Console RMX

The Hercules DJ Console RMX is a USB controller with a built in sound card. It is a class compliant USB Audio and HID device. Older versions of Mixxx that did not support HID required using Hercules' MIDI driver, but it is now recommend to not use the Hercules driver, whether you use Windows, Mac OS X, or GNU/Linux. If you have it installed, it is recommended to uninstall the driver and upgrade to the latest version of Mixxx if you have not already.

Audio

The sound card has 4 inputs and 4 outputs (2 stereo in/out). The inputs are switchable between line-in and phono, so you can connect both CD players and turntables on the inputs. The inputs require a high input signal (~10mV+) for turntables if you want to record audio or mix it to the output. Time-coded vinyls, for Vinyl Control, should work okay with lower input signal.

MIDI Mappings

Hercules DJ Console RMX

Global controls

Control Function
Cross-Fader Fades between left and right deck
Vol. Main Controls output volume of your mix
Balance Controls balance between left and right audio channel of your mix
Scratch Toggles scratch on and off which changes the function of the deck jog wheels
Effect Shift when held down:
-Shifts function of each decks Bass, Medium, Treble to control effect parameters
Up / Down Moves up and down in the library track list
When held down changes the jog wheels behaviour to scroll the library list
Left / Right Moves up and down between the library sections
Monitor Fades monitor output (headphones) between cue selected tracks output and the main mix

Deck / Channel specific controls

Control Function
Play/Pause Starts playing a loaded track if stopped. If track is currently playing it stops the track
Stop Stops a currently playing track and moves to the beginning.
Cue Sets the cue point if a track is stoped and not at the current cue point
Stops track and returns to the current cue point if a track is playing.
Plays preview if a track is stopped at the cue point for as long as it's held down
Jog wheel Seeks forwards and backwards in a stopped track
Temporarily changes the playback speed for playing tracks
Scratches both stopped and playing tracks when scratch mode is on
Moves up / down in the tracklist if either Up or Down is held down
Forward / Backward Seeks at high speed in a track
Load Deck A/B Loads the currently selected track in the track list to the related deck
Cue Select Toggles this decks output to the monitor (headphones) on and off
Pitch Adjusts playback speed +/-10% (can be adjusted in the preferences)
Sync Automatically sets pitch so the BPM of the other deck is matched
Pitch Reset Resets the pitch to the tracks normal playback speed
Bass Adjusts the volume of a channels low frequency content (ex. bass drum)
Adjusts flanger period when Effect Shift is held down
Medium Adjusts the volume of a channels mid frequency content (ex. vocals)
Adjusts flanger delay when Effect Shift is held down
Treble Adjusts the volume of a channels high frequency content (ex. hi-hats)
Adjusts flanger depth when Effect Shift is held down
Kill (Bass / Medium / Treble) Toggles output of a frequency band on and off
Gain Controls a decks input volume
Vol. Deck A/B Controls a decks output volume
Keypad 1 Toggles a channels flanger effect on and off
Keypad 4 Reveses playback direction when held down

Hercules DJ Console RMX Advanced

The advanced mapping works similar to the normal RMX mapping, but also supports loops and hot cues. This mapping was added to not brake the previous (Mixxx -1.7.2) behaviour. Controls that differ between the normal and advanced mappings are described here.

Global controls

Control Function
Scratch Toggles scratch on and off which changes the function of the deck jog wheels
Effect Shift when held down:
-Shifts function of each decks Bass, Medium, Treble to control effect parameters
-Shifts the Keypad (1-6) functions to effects. Currently flanger and reverse

Deck / Channel specific controls

Control Function
Stop Deck shift changes behaviour of other controls related to this deck when held down
Forward / Backward Adjusts position of loop in/out and hot cues when a loop / hot cue button is held down
Bass Adjusts the volume of a channels low frequency content (ex. bass drum)
Soft takeover when Deck Shift is held down, lets you move knob in position before adjusting
Adjusts flanger period when Scratch is held down
Medium Adjusts the volume of a channels mid frequency content (ex. vocals)
Soft takeover when Deck Shift is held down, lets you move knob in position before adjusting
Adjusts flanger delay when Scratch is held down
Treble Adjusts the volume of a channels high frequency content (ex. hi-hats)
Soft takeover when Deck Shift is held down, lets you move knob in position before adjusting
Adjusts flanger depth when Scratch is held down
Keypad 1 Go to hotcue 1
Set hotcue 1 when Deck Shift is held down
Toggles a channels flanger effect on and off when Effect Shift is held down
Keypad 2 Go to hotcue 2
Set hotcue 2 when Deck Shift is held down
Keypad 3 Go to hotcue 3
Set hotcue 3 when Deck Shift is held down
Keypad 4 Hold down to adjust loop in position with Forward / Backward
Set loop in when Deck Shift is held down
Reveses playback direction when held down if Effect Shift is held down
Keypad 5 Hold down to adjust loop out position with Forward / Backward
Set loop out when Deck Shift is held down
Keypad 6 Re-loop / exit turns looping on and off
Half loop when Deck Shift is held down

Mappings for Mixxx 1.6.1+herc - 1.7.2

1.6

Hercules RMX Controls
Control Default Mixxx Mapping
Vol Main (25) Master Gain
1 (9) Flanger
4 (9) Reverse
Up (8) Select Prev Track in List
Down (8) Select Next Track in List
2,3,5,6 (9) Unmapped
Right, Left (8) Unmapped
Stop (20) Unmapped
Pitch Reset (14) Unmapped
Beat Lock (13) Unmapped
Scratch (7) Unmapped
Mic Functions (1) Not Available in Mixxx

1.7

Hercules RMX Controls - Mixxx 1.7 Additions
Control Default Mixxx Mapping
Scratch (7) MIDI Script: Toggle Jog (18) Scratch/Pitch Adjust behaviour
Stop (20) MIDI Script: Stop + Reset Track to beginning
Up (8)/Down (8) + Jog (18) MIDI Script: Rapid Track List scrolling (buggy)
Cue (21) + Play (19) MIDI Script: Pushing Play while holding Cue will cause track to continue to play after Cue is released (buggy)
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