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hercules_pc_dj_console [2017/11/25 16:37]
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 The [[http://​www.hercules.com/​us/​|Hercules]] PC DJ Consoles are a series of USB DJ controllers for use with software such as Mixxx. The [[http://​www.hercules.com/​us/​|Hercules]] PC DJ Consoles are a series of USB DJ controllers for use with software such as Mixxx.
  
-Hercules is supporting ​the Mixxx project through donations of their hardware, ​ we'd like to thank them for that!+This page complements ​the general page about [[hercules|Hercules controllers]] in this wiki. 
  
-On 2/16/2009, Hercules released Linux MIDI drivers for their DJ products. The driver has not been maintained by Hercules in years and was never merged upstream with Linux. It is now maintained by a volunteer, Neale Pickett, [[https://​github.com/​nealey/​hdjd|on GitHub]]. 
 ===== Drivers / Supportability ===== ===== Drivers / Supportability =====
 ==== What is the state of Hercules device support for the different Hercules DJ Consoles? ==== ==== What is the state of Hercules device support for the different Hercules DJ Consoles? ====
-  * On Windows/OSX/​Linux ​you can use any of Mk1, MP3 Control, Mk2, RMX, DJ Steel Control via MIDI or as a USB Bulk controller with Mixxx 1.11++  * On Windows/OSX,  ​you can use any of Mk1, MP3 Control, Mk2, RMX, DJ Steel Control via MIDI.  
 +  * On Linux, you can use most of the controllers,​ but some of them will require either the [[hercules_linux_kernel_module|Hercules Linux kernel module]] ​or the [[hercules_linux_usermode_driver|user-mode driver]]Others will work as an HID device directly.
   * These devices are remappable via the XML config files that correspond to their names. ​   * These devices are remappable via the XML config files that correspond to their names. ​
   * LED support works with scripts.   * LED support works with scripts.
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 ==== Are Hercules devices USB-MIDI class compliant? ==== ==== Are Hercules devices USB-MIDI class compliant? ====
   * None of the Hercules devices from Mk1 to RMX are USB-MIDI class compliant, they require OS MIDI drivers, which are available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Newer controllers from Hercules are USB MIDI class compliant though. See the tables on the [[hardware compatibility|DJ Hardware Guide]] for details.   * None of the Hercules devices from Mk1 to RMX are USB-MIDI class compliant, they require OS MIDI drivers, which are available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Newer controllers from Hercules are USB MIDI class compliant though. See the tables on the [[hardware compatibility|DJ Hardware Guide]] for details.
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 ==== My Hercules Mk1/RMX doesn'​t work with Mixxx on Linux ==== ==== My Hercules Mk1/RMX doesn'​t work with Mixxx on Linux ====
   * If you have Linux you need the Hercules Linux driver installed. ​   * If you have Linux you need the Hercules Linux driver installed. ​
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 ===== Hardware Models ===== ===== Hardware Models =====
-Currently, there are 5 different ​models+Currently, there are multiple ​models supported in Mixxx. ​Check the [[hardware_compatibility|hardware compatibility]] page, or the specific controller pages that you can access from [[hercules|Hercules ​wiki page on Mixxx]]
-  * Hercules DJ Console MK1 - controller with a built in 4-channel soundcard. (1 input, 3 outputs.)  +
-  * Hercules DJ Console MK2 - controller with a built in 4-channel soundcard. (2 inputs, 2 outputs.)  +
-  * Hercules DJ Console RMX - supported in Mixxx with a built in 4-channel soundcard(2 inputs, 2 outputs.) +
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-The MK2 and RMX have headphone ports for monitoring (configure headphones for channels 3-4) +
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-  * Hercules DJ Control MP3 - Very similar to the MK2, but without the built-in soundcard. It's also significantly cheaper. +
-  * Hercules DJ Console Mac Edition - Same as the MK1, slightly different MIDI mapping file in Mixxx. +
-Mixxx'​s support for the Hercules controllers is described on our [[hardware_compatibility|hardware compatibility]] page+
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-===== Pictures ===== +
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-{{hardware:​hercules_dj_console_mk2.jpg|}} +
-The 1st Hercules ​DJ Console (Mk1, but Mac/​MK2/​Control MP3 versions are all similar looking).+
  
  
-{{hardware:​hercules_dj_console_rmx.jpg|}} 
-The Hercules DJ Console RMX (April 2008). 
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