How to Use Virtual DJ with Hercules DJ Controllers
Virtual DJ is a popular software for mixing and playing music on your computer. It supports a wide range of DJ controllers, including those from Hercules, a leading brand of DJ equipment. In this article, we will show you how to use Virtual DJ with Hercules DJ controllers, such as the Hercules Universal DJ Optimized Mapper[^1^], the Hercules DJCONSOLE 4-Mx[^2^], and others.
Before you start, you will need to download and install Virtual DJ on your computer. You can get a free trial version from https://www.virtualdj.com/download/ or purchase a full license if you want to unlock more features and support. You will also need to download and install the drivers and firmware for your Hercules DJ controller from http://ts.hercules.com/it/index.php?pg=view_files&gid=17&fid=62&pid=330&cid=10. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully and restart your computer if needed.
Once you have everything installed, you can connect your Hercules DJ controller to your computer using a USB cable. Virtual DJ should automatically detect your controller and assign it to one of the virtual decks. You can check the status of your controller by clicking on the CONFIG button at the top right corner of Virtual DJ and selecting Controllers. You should see your controller listed under Devices and Mappers. If not, you may need to manually select it from the drop-down menus.
Now you are ready to start mixing with Virtual DJ and your Hercules DJ controller. You can load songs from your computer or online sources by dragging them to the virtual decks or using the browse knob on your controller. You can control various aspects of the playback, such as volume, pitch, cue points, loops, effects, and more, using the buttons, knobs, faders, and jog wheels on your controller. You can also switch between 2 and 4 deck modes by pressing the MODE button on your controller. You can see the mapping of each control on your controller by referring to the PDF file that came with your driver download or by visiting https://www.virtualdj.com/forums/196854/Addons/Hercules_Universal_DJ_Optimized_Mapper.html.
One of the unique features of some Hercules DJ controllers is the ability to use them with the DJUCED Master app, which is a free app that lets you control Virtual DJ from your smartphone or tablet. You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play and connect it to your controller via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. You can then use the app to browse songs, adjust EQs, apply effects, trigger samples, and more. You can also use the app to share your mix with your friends or stream it online.
Virtual DJ and Hercules DJ controllers are a great combination for anyone who wants to have fun and be creative with music. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you can find a Hercules DJ controller that suits your needs and budget. To learn more about Virtual DJ and Hercules DJ controllers, visit https://www.virtualdj.com/products/hardware.html?brand=hercules. 0efd9a6b88