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Hercules DJ Console 4-Mx

September 30, 2010

This controller features large jog wheels (each equipped with touch sensor), a built-in audio interface for easy connection with existing analog gear, and intuitive control over two and four virtual decks. The DJ Console 4-Mx has intuitive and sturdy steel-and-aluminium-crafted body with a wide variety of high-performance controls including 89 controls in 2-deck mode and 150 controls in 4-deck mode.

Each jog wheel features detection sensors that detect the weight of the user''s hand on the jog wheel tops and cause them to depress by less than 1mm. This mechanical type of detection in the controller works under all conditions and eliminates the kind of interference that can disturb electrical detection. A backlit indicator in the center of each jog wheel indicates the activation of “Touch Wheel” mode, which lets the user scratch or stop/restart music playback by changing their hand''s pressure slightly. An external ring is also offered for additional control.

The upper surface of the console is divided into three distinct sections that reproduce a set of three separate mixing devices: two decks and one mixing console, distinguished by color (gray/black), feel (brushed/lacquered) and material (aluminum/steel). Controls include effects/loops/Hot Cue zone and pitch faders. There are two stereo outs on the back panel for mixing/previewing tracks, four RCA connectors, four mono jack connectors (1/4-inch), a stereo jack connector (1/4-inch), two analog stereo inputs (RCA), four input levels (phone, consumer line-level, pro line-level and boosted pro line-level)and a microphone input with talk-over function.

This new Hercules controller will be bundled with VirtualDJ7 LE 4-Mx (Mac/PC) DJ'ing software from Atomix Productions. The DJ Console 4-Mx is also compatible with other 4-deck or 2-deck mixing software (if the software is fully controllable via MIDI).

The Hercules DJ Console 4-Mx will be will available at an SRP of $449.99, starting November 22, 2010.

Find out more about the Console 4-Mx.

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