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 +====== Hercules DJ Control Instinct P8 ======
 +{{:​hardware:​hercules-instinct-p8.jpg|}}
 +
 +  *Manufacturer'​s product pages: [[https://​www.hercules.com/​en-us/​product/​djcontrolinstinctp8/​|DJ Control Instinct P8]]
 +  *[[https://​mixxx.org/​forums/​viewtopic.php?​f=7&​t=9155|Forum thread]]
 +
 +
 +===== 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 ===
 +http://​ts.hercules.com/​download/​sound/​MIDI_Mapping/​DJ_InstinctP8/​DJControl_Instinct_P8_MIDI_Command_List.pdf
  
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