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Hercules DJControl Starlight - DJ Software Controller with Serato DJ Lite

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Hercules DJControl Starlight - DJ Software Controller with Serato DJ Lite
Key Features
  • Audio Interface: Main + Headphone Output
  • Two Jog Wheels
  • Four Pads per Deck (Four Pad Modes)
  • Pad Modes: Hot-Cue, Loop, FX, & Sampler
The Hercules DJControl Starlight is an ultra-portable USB DJ control surface designed to work with the included Serato DJ Lite software and is well suited for beginner DJs, home enthusiasts, or professional DJs on the go. The Starlight offers exclusive modes that work with Serato DJ Lite or Serato DJ Pro and offer all the key features required for learning to mix and scratch.
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Hercules Starlight Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ultra-Portable Design
  • 3Two-Deck DJ Controller
  • 4Serato DJ Lite Software

The Hercules DJControl Starlight is an ultra-portable USB DJ control surface designed to work with the included Serato DJ Lite software and is well suited for beginner DJs, home enthusiasts, or professional DJs on the go. The Starlight offers exclusive modes that work with Serato DJ Lite or Serato DJ Pro and offer all the key features required for learning to mix and scratch.

Two touch-responsive jog wheels allow for cueing and beat matching of their respective tracks, while the on-board crossfader and two volume knobs seamlessly mix the two tracks together. Each deck features a bass-EQ/filter that allows you to enhance the sound, while the available onboard Serato effects sweeten the mix. The controller is USB bus powered and equipped with four pads, each operating in four modes (hot-cue, loop, FX, & sampler) per deck. Additionally, the controller includes a built-in 24-bit / 44.1 kHz audio interface with separate master and headphone outputs. The DJControl Starlight ships with a USB cable.

Ultra-Portable Design

  • Ideal for transporting
  • Ergonomics that adapt perfectly to your laptop
  • Concentrated Djing: All the essential functionality in an ultra-portable design

Two-Deck DJ Controller

  • Built-In Audio:
    • Master output (speakers) + headphones output
  • Controls Per Deck:
    • Jog wheel with touch detection; control pause/play by releasing your touch
    • Pads: 4 pads and 4 modes (hot-cue, loop, FX, sampler)
    • Tempo (pitch) fader
  • Mixer Controls:
    • Bass EQ/filter knobs + deck volume knobs
    • Crossfader: Mix between the two decks
    • Master volume knob and deck monitoring selection buttons (decks 1/2)

Serato DJ Lite Software

  • Two exclusive modes for a better understanding of the 4-beat bar and how to count the beats in a song:
    • Beat 1 Program: LEDs light up red with the first beat of the main track and blue with the following beats, turning off between each beat
    • Beat 2 Program: LEDs light up in red with the first beat of the main song and blue with the following beats, without turning off
  • A volume-synced mode:
    • Master Volume Program: LEDs light up in white (strobe effect) and their intensity varies with the volume
  • Two modes to cue and navigate within the tracks:
    • Waveform Color Program: Two LEDs per turntable mimic the waveform colors of the respective tracks
    • Cue Point Color Program: Two LEDs per turntable light up gradually depending on the color of the upcoming Cue Point
       
UPC: 663296421623

Hercules Starlight Specs

Connectivity
Audio InputsNone
Audio Outputs1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Master Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
USB1 x Micro-USB (Host Connection)
Compatibility
OS CompatibilityWindows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
macOS 10.11 or Later
*As of November, 2021: check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Processor Requirement1.07 GHz Intel Core i3
RAM Requirements4 GB
Storage Requirements5 GB
Minimum Display Resolution1280 x 720
Required HardwareAvailable USB 2.0 Port
Physical
Dimensions (W x D x H)13.4 x 3.9" / 34.0 x 10.0 cm
Weight1.2 lb / 0.6 kg
Headphone
ConfigurationDual-Deck
Platter/Jog Wheel2 x Touch-Sensitive
Faders1 x Crossfader
Sample Pads4 x Assignable per Deck
EQChannel EQ:
Low
Sample Rates44.1 kHz
Bit Depths24-Bit
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.625 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.4 x 5.5 x 2.3"

Hercules Starlight Reviews

Portable DJ

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-28

I really wanted a small dj controller to use along side my laptop for easy desk mixing. This is the perfect solution. Comes will all the features you will need to dj. For anyone who has deejayed in the past with large dj mixers, turntables, CDJ's and crates of vinyl and CDs this is a blessing, everything is portable and easy to use.

Hercules DJControl Starlight

By Dj Action
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-29

As always, i'm very critical of the equipment I purchase. Ok here we go. Obviously, the main purpose of buying this unit is the portability factor, so that's cool. Also for such a small controller, I like the features it has. Now my gripes. #1 the main output has static if you touch it. I really DO NOT like those mini jacks. This should come with a 1/4 inch jack and a MUCH better mini jack. #2 the controls are not as sensitive as they should be, especially the crossfader. You have to move it like 1 /4 before it starts to affect the software crossfader. When I first got it I was wondering why I could not hear the mix coming in, until I noticed how long it took to affect the software. This will throw off those real fine scratches and mixing dj's have to adjust when doing those smooth mixes. #3 The headphone output should be louder, especially considering this unit will be used in all types of situations -- including loud outdoor hangouts #4 since the unit has the space for it, the pitch control should be longer and smoother. I have traktor set to a very low 4% pitch control, but since the pitch control itself is not that smooth, it's difficult to ride the pitch smoothly. So of course this is an inexpensive unit, but my three suggestions isn't asking for much. Anyway, as a whole, I like it because I can take it to hang out anywhere and just start dj'ing. If this is your main purpose, this unit is good for that. But if you're looking for a little more, I suggest looking elsewhere.  -- DJ Action Vasquez

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By Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-10

Great price and fast delivery! Unfortunately the product only gave me about a month or so of use before it started glitching out. The headphone jack needed to be wiggled a bit also to get the sound right also! But what else could you expect from a plastic product. Can I replace this possibly? I’m not sure if warranty was included.

Amazing Portable Controller

By Johnny
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-26

Highly effective controller for all djs.

Starter set

By Kushoun
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-12

It shorts and freezes, it small and easy to learn but after a few days it’s worthless.

Game changer

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-29

First, lets look at this for what it is. It is a small portable controller. And it works great for what it is. #1, it has a built-in sound card so you can output directly to your speakers and use your headphone. #2, you can use your points, effects, samples, loops and use high/low pass filter. #3 Pitch control sliders worked excellent, smooth and accurate. #4, there is a master out and volume control for both channels. This gives you plenty of control for your mixes. While this does not compare to your high-end Newmarks, Pioneers or other pro controllers, it makes the perfect back up or travel controller and the price makes it a no brained. I use it with Serato Dj pro, yes I paid for it and love the results. No other mini controller I have found gives you so many options at this price.

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Can I use this on my aced chrome book
Asked by: John
Most users have reported that the Hercules DJControl Starlight is not compatible for use with Chromebooks running ChromeOS, but some have said that it may be possible to get it to work if the Chromebook is running Windows OS or if it supports Android. It may be possible to use it with the Serato DJ Lite app for Android on the Chromebook. We have not tested it so you should definitely do more research before purchasing the Hercules DJControl Starlight to use with your Acer Chromebook as it may not work.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-12-26
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