User Tools

Site Tools


hercules_dj_control_instinct

Hercules DJ Control Instinct (S)

instincts.jpg

This is the cheapest all-in-one controller with an integrated sound card. The DJ Control Instinct S is functionally identical to the DJ Control Instinct, but has a brushed stainless finish.

Setup

The controller is a class compliant MIDI controller, so you should be able to just plug it in and it should be recognized in Mixxx. No need for drivers.

Make sure to select the correct preset for the controller and enable it.

Audio Channels

There are two outputs on the controller itself: the headphones output with builtin volume control on the side facing you and the speakers output.

In Mixxx the headphones output is on channels 3 and 4, so select the “Channels 3-4” item to get stereo output. The speakers output is on channels 1 and 2, so to get stereo output you want to select the “Channels 1-2” item.

Controls

Image by Hercules from http://ts.hercules.com/download/sound/manuals/DJ_Instinct/Poster/Poster_DJCInstinct_UK.pdf. Click on the image for a bigger version.

  1. Jog Wheel for the deck on the side of the wheel
  2. Action buttons for the deck on the side of the controls, depending on the mode they do the following:
    • Hot Cue:
      • 1: Set and play (by holding it) from Hot Cue 1
      • 2: Set and play (by holding it) from Hot Cue 2
      • 3: Reset Hot Cue 1
      • 4: Reset Hot Cue 2
    • Loop
      • 1: Set Loop start
      • 2: Set loop end
      • 3: Shrink loop (halves it)
      • 4: Exit loop
    • Effect
      • 1: Toggle Effect 1
      • 2: Toggle Effect 2
      • 3: Toggle Effect 3
      • 4: Toggle Effect 4
    • Sample
      • 1: Play Sample 1
      • 2: Play Sample 2
      • 3: Play Sample 3
      • 4: Play Sample 4
  3. Mode status display. The current mode is glowing or if none is on, Hot Cues are enabled
  4. Headphone volume controls
  5. No direct use, used as a button to add a second layer of controls
  6. Switch the current mode for both decks
  7. Knobs to adjust the EQ of the deck they are on. Top knob adjusts highs, middle knob the mids and bottom know the lows.
  8. Buttons to browse your library. The up and down button go up and down in the current playlist, The folder/left button goes up in the playlist list and the Files/right button goes down in the playlist list.
  9. Load the currently selected track to the respective deck (A is the left deck, B is the right deck)
  10. Listen to this deck unmixed on the headphones
  11. Deck volume adjusts the output volume of the respective deck
  12. Crossfader
  13. Temporary pitch shift. Pressing the Vinyl button increases the shift.
  14. Adjust tempo. Pressing both buttons together resets to the original tempo. Pressing the Vinyl button takes the steps bigger.
  15. Fast forward and backward buttons for the respective decks
  16. Sync tempo of this deck to the tempo of the other deck
  17. If pressed while paused sets the cue and when held plays from the cue, when pressed during playback jumps to the cue.
  18. Play and pause playback of the respective decks

MIDI Map

Mapping / Control files DJ Control Instinct S

Standard DJ Control Instinct doesn't work with the “Instinct S” variant. This mapping works best: (download raw files): https://github.com/nikmartin/hercules-mixxx-mapping/tree/master/controllers

Translations of this page:
hercules_dj_control_instinct.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/12 13:53 by michael.peeters