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Hercules DJ Control Air

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This is one of the cheapest Hercules DJ controller from Hercules leisure DJ controllers brand. There's actually many versions of it :

  • DJ Control Air (The one shown in picture above)
  • DJ Control Air Street Edition (Limited Edition)
  • DJ Control Air S Series
  • DJ Control Air for iPad

This controller have built-in soundcard with mixer output (3.5mm jack) and headphones output (6.35mm jack).

The main fun and uncommon feature of this controller is its proximity sensor (IR) located above EQ potentiometers and between top horizontal vu-meter.

Sound Hardware settings

  • Sample rate : 44100 Hz
  • Output :
    • Master : Channels 1 - 2
    • Headphones : Channels 3 - 4

Mapping Description

Forum's thread : Mixxx community forums

Picture from Hercules DJ Control Air Getting Started Tuttorial guide

We assume from the annoted picture above that each decks have same controls.

Jogs / Jogs Wheels (1)

Pressing Jogs enable the scratch mode.

PADs (2)

Loops Effects Samples
1 Loop In Flanger (Mixxx 1.10) Sample 1
2 Loop Out Align Beat Grid to current position Sample 2
3 Loop Double Toggle Quantitize Sample 3
4 Reloop/Exit Toggle KeyLock Sample 4

Proximity Sensor (4)

FIXME Need to be assigned to a common control, Super parameters looks fit well for it.

Library Navigation (8)

  • Folder : Switch to previous view (library, playlist…)
  • Files : Switch to next view (library, playlist…)
  • Up : Scroll to previous track in library/playlist
  • Down : Scroll to next track in library/playlist

Load track to Deck (9)

This button load track to the selected deck (A ⇒ Deck 1, B ⇒ Deck 2)

Headphone listen (PFL) (10)

This toggle the Pre Fader Listen for the selected Deck(s)

Rec (11)

FIXME Currently not assigned, should be set to Record Mix (Control 0x30, NoteOn/NoteOff)

Load selected track to sample (12)

This is done by pressing and holding the Magic button while pressing on the desired sample PAD.


FIXME Seems have no effect at all on Mixxx 2.0.0. Maybe used by older versions ? Need to be confirmed.

Sync (16)

Synchronize the tempo to the other deck one (One-time beat sync, tempo/phase).

Speed Adjustment (17)

Adjust speed slower [ - ] or faster [ + ] in Coarse mode.

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hercules_dj_control_air.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/18 10:49 by phatsodj