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Hercules DJ Controller Air +
Hercules DJ Controller Air +
Manufacturer : Hercules DJ
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Avg. Customer Rating:3.5 of 5.0
Product Description
The Hercules DJ CONTROL AIR+ is an Eight Touchpad DJ Controller With AIR Control. Features include comfortable spacing for mixing, jog wheels with large surface areas for scratching, and a slew of creative functions thanks to eight velocity sensitive pads. The Hercules DJ CONTROL AIR+ is a large, full featured mixer that brings together creativity, scratching and incredibly fun mixing possibilities in a single controller which is easily portable. The DJ CONTROL AIR+ is the largest controller in the Hercules DJing range (at 17.7 "wide), giving users the ergonomic design and comfort needed to practice and perform. It also features the largest jog wheels of any controller in the range, ideal for perfecting scratching skills: 5.9 "in diameter (the same size as on CD turntables), with mechanical pressure detection and more than 750 steps per turn for scratching that's intuitive, natural (just like with a vinyl or CD turntable) and totally precise. A built in infrared sensor is featured in the DJ CONTROL AIR+. To wow the crowd and really put on a show, DJs can control their mix and effects without even touching the controller just move your outstretched hand up and down above the sensor, with up to 12 "of range. The eight touchpads let DJs easily liven up their mix with samples and hot cue points, giving free reign over their creativity: just tap on a pad to trigger it instantly, and the harder you tap on a pad, the louder the playback volume. The pads even light up, helping you to easily find them even in the dark or low light conditions. The Hercules DJ CONTROL AIR+ features 2 stereo audio outputs To play mixes on speakers, one stereo 1/8" / 3.5 mm mini jack output is provided (for multimedia speakers), plus one dual RCA output (for monitoring speakers). For headphone previewing and monitoring, one stereo 1/4" jack and one stereo 1/8" mini jack output are provided No need for an adapter. A high quality mic input is also provided.
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #70273 in Musical Instruments
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Hercules DJ
  • Model: 4780743
  • Published on: 2013-06-09
  • Platforms: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 12.30" h x 4.10" w x 20.50" l, 6.40 pounds
  • Product Features
  • Large jog wheels for a better DJing experience - They are sized similar to jog wheels on DJ CD players: 5.9"/15 cm diameter at the base and 5.1"/13 cm diameter on top. Mechanical pressure detection for intuitive scratching.
  • Add fun to your mix with the AIR control - The contactless sensor lets you control the mix from above, without even touching the device, with 1 ft of range. The DJ CONTROL AIR+ converts the distance to your hand into a MIDI command.
  • Velocity pads to express your creativity - 4 velocity pads on each deck let you liven up your mixes - You can instantly trigger sample playback or hot cues with one touch and the harder the pads are tapped, the louder the volume of the samples played.
  • Ergonomic design for enjoyable mixing sessions - Comfortable size: 17.7"/45 cm wide for plenty of space between controls while performing. The soft rubber cladding on the rotary caps and transport buttons make for easier handling.
  • High audio quality microphone input for balanced and unbalanced dynamic microphones with two operating modes to integrate vocals into your mix
  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    5Exceptional controller for beginners and good for recreational use and small parties
    By Wayne S.
    This is a great DJ controller for beginners like me. I got asked to DJ an event at school and I thought it would be a good idea to go out and get my own controller for that purpose and for recreational use. I did a lot of looking around, I looked at NUMARK, PIONEER, GEMINI, TRAKTOR. Many of those controllers were out of my price range and Hercules has the most affordable controllers with the most included features.
    I heard the Mixtrack from NUMARK had a very plastic like feel from a few reviews and the controllers that are the same price as this one do not have an audio input, microphone output, or RCA outputs. Also you have to upgrade the Virtual DJ software for all of the features and that is expensive.
    PIONEER makes great controllers and many professionals use their products but their intro controller I $250 and I don't have that kind of money for a controller, and I believe you have to upgrade their Serato software for full features as well.
    Native Instruments Traktor pro s2 seems like their beginner controller, the reviews were great but it costs $500.
    GEMINI had some good looking stuff but their reviews weren't too good to me.

    Now for the Hercules DJ Controller Air+, it's made of plastic but has a hard outer shell and the black material they use makes it look far from plastic. Has large jog wheels and 4 velocity pads on each deck for sampling and cues. It also comes with a audio input for headphones, it has the small 3.5mm jack and the big one as well. Also comes with a microphone output. Also a set of RCA outputs for speakers and an auxiliary jack. The browser knob is very convenient when going through tracks and can't forget the air control. It took me a minute to fully get it but it works great and the range on it is great as well. You can also record your mixes too.
    This is a great controller for someone who wants a beginners controller with great features, a great look, and a great price.

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    5Perfect starter. Fair price.
    By James
    I personally like to use Traktor software and controllers. However it has been a long time since I used either and I needed a controller quickly for a gig that I landed. After some research and online shopping I decided to go with the Air+. If I use the jog wheels too much I get a loud skipping sound and the program freezes. Luckily I discovered this while practicing my set so I made it through the gig just fine knowing not to mess around with them too much. While I have had some issues with crashing I cannot say for sure whether or not it is because of my computer or the software that comes with it. So based on the overall performance and appearance I say this is a perfect starter controller. It does everything a new DJ will need to do and the price is very fair. It is even cheaper now than when I purchased it! If you are just starting out definitely give the Air+ a chance before spending two, three or even ten times the price of this controller to see if it's something you're really interested in pursuing.

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    4This mixer is definitely an upgrade and I have to say I fell in love with it
    By Rashad
    This is my 2nd dj mixer. My first was a hercules mp3e2. Something not so expensive to make sure djing was something I really wanted to do. This mixer is definitely an upgrade and I have to say I fell in love with it. I'm still a beginner and just started getting my set up together and this unit is still easy to learn as the first one. The wheels are large and of course that is a great aspect. Since I am now building my dj set up I realize having more outputs for speakers are the only thing this system is lacking. There are ways around that but it makes it a little inconvenient. Overall this unit is definitely worth the money.

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