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The DJ Control AIR S from Hercules is a 2-channel USB DJ controller for mobile DJs, home DJs, and enthusiasts that establishes MIDI control over 2 virtual decks using the included DJUCED DJ software. The unit allows you to mix, scratch, and manipulate audio files from your Mac or Windows computer.
The unit features a unique infrared AIR Control MIDI system, allowing MIDI manipulation over effects, and other features without any physical contact. You simply wave your hands in front of the sensor and manipulate audio based on the distance and velocity of your hands. The unit also includes a pair of 3.9" rubberized jog wheels for scratching, cueing, nudging, and pitch bending. A set of tempo sliders allow for beat matching and a bank of FX buttons enable triggering effects.
The DJ Control Air S also features 8 velocity sensitive backlit illuminated pads for triggering samples and hot cues, 3 EQ knobs per channel for mixing, a record button for recording the mix to software, and a MAGIC button for creating loops that can be triggered using the four pads per channel. The unit features an 1/8" audio output for connection to sound systems/powered speakers and a separate 1/4" headphone output for monitor cuing. The unit is USB powered and ships with a USB cable.
2 Deck DJ Controller
2 x jog wheels with pressure detection
Velocity sensitive pads
Air control: 1 contactless control
Pressure-Detecting Jog Wheels
Scratch by pressing on the jog wheels, similar to a vinyl record
Jog wheels also control pitch bend and browsing within tracks
8 Pads with Velocity Detection
The pads control the sampler, loops, and effects
The inner backlight shows the pads' activation
AIR Control Contactless Sensor
Control the mix from above without touching the device
DJ Control AIR converts the distance to your hand into a MIDI command
Control effects, filter sweeps, and other MIDI parameters with a hand swipe
Compatible in all lighting conditions
Built-in Audio Outputs
1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini-jack output for the mix
1/4" (6.35 mm) stereo jack output for previewing tracks
8 Pads - 2 Sets of 4 Pads on Each Deck
Tap on the pads to send commands such as looping, sample triggering or effects
In addition to a binary On/Off command, each pad can transfer velocity information to modulate the command
In sampler mode, the velocity can control the volume of a sample's playback. The playback volume depends on how soft or how hard the DJ taps on the pad
DJUCED DJ Software
Mix 2 audio tracks in real time
Save your mix as an audio file
In the Box
Hercules DJ Control AIR S 2-Channel USB DJ Controller with Software
Installation CD-ROM (PC/Mac) with PC/Mac DJUCED Software
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo output jack for main output 1/4" / 6.35 mm headphone jack
USB cable attached
Minimum System Requirements
Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Mac OS 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9 on Core Duo Mac
Computer with 2.0 GHz CPU or faster
Operating System: 32-bit or 64-bit
1 GB RAM or more
High Speed USB 2 or USB 3 port
100 MB available hard disk space CD/DVD-ROM drive
Internet access Active speakers and headphones
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Case: 13.8 x 8.7 x 1.2" / 35.0 x 22.0 x 3.0 cm
Jog Wheels ⌀: 3.9" / 10.0 cm