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hercules_dj_control_instinct_p8

Hercules DJ Control Instinct P8

Setup

The controller is a class compliant MIDI controller

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

  • Play, Cue, Sync, crossfader, volume faders, equalizer knobs, PFL, PFL+/-, Load A/B
  • work as expected
  • Shift + Play: Play/Stutter
  • Shift + Cue: Go to cue and stop
  • Shift + Sync: Pitch reset
  • (Shift+) Browser button: Move focus
  • Browser knob: Vertical movement
  • Shift + Browser knob: Master gain
  • Wheel jog: Pitch bend
  • Shift + wheel jog: Pitch change
  • Scratch: Enable scratching
  • Shift + Scratch: Toggle AutoDJ
  • Loop button: Toggle loop
  • Pads in Loop mode:
    • Pad1: Toggle 1 beat loop
    • Pad 2: Toggle 2 beat loop
    • Pad 3: Toggle 4 beat loop
    • Pad 4: Toggle 8 beat loop
    • Shift + Pad 1: Set loop in
    • Shift + Pad 2: Set loop out
    • Shift + Pad 3: Halve loop
    • Shift + Pad 4: Double loop
    • Loop knob: Halve/double loop
    • Shift + Loop knob: Move loop
  • Pads in FX mode:
    • Pad 1: Toggle effect 1
    • Pad 2: Toggle effect 2
    • Pad 3: Toggle effect 3
    • Pad 4: Toggle effect unit on channel
    • Loop knob: FX Super
    • Shift + Loop knob: FX Mix
  • Deck A Pads in FX mode: AutoDJ
    • Shift + Pad 1: Fade now
    • Shift + Pad 2: Skip next
    • Shift + Pad 3: Add to bottom
  • Deck B Pads in FX mode: Preview 1
    • Shift + Pad 1: Load track and play
    • Shift + Pad 2: Play/Stop
    • Shift + Pad 3: Fast rewind
    • Shift + Pad 4: Fast forward
  • Pads in Sample mode:
    • Pad X: Play sample X
    • Shift + Pad X: Stop sample X
  • Pads in Cue mode:
    • Pad X: Activate hotcue X
    • Shift + Pad X: Clear hotcue X

Some further comments:

  • Hercules uses shifted controls for decks C and D. However, not all functions may be mapped for the additional decks and the soft-takeover did not work well despite adding all the affected controls to the JavaScript code. Thus I have commented out the corresponding mappings.
  • The FX mode mappings deviate from Hercules documentation as scripting would be required.
  • The pitch reset was reassigned to Shift + Sync because the jog touch detection is rather sensitive and would reset inadvertently.
  • Neither normal nor scratch mode react to the wheel when a touch is detected. (todo)
  • After scratching the sound remains somewhat distorted until disabling scratch mode. (reason unknown)
  • Virtual knobs respond rather slowly to turning of the encoder knobs.

MIDI Map

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hercules_dj_control_instinct_p8.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/18 08:39 by piega