Built-in 3-port USB 2.0 hub, with a switchable 4-in/4-out or 2-in/6-out configuration.
Hercules, a pioneer in the world of digital audio mixing solutions for PC, is now extending its professional range with an audio interface specifically tailored for DJs: the Hercules Deejay Trim 4&6. Building on its expertise as a designer of integrated audio interfaces, Hercules created and tailored this DJ solution with the goal of making it the perfect complement of technology and connectivity with exemplary stability. The 4&6 features a 4-input / 4-output configuration that can be switched to a 2-input / 6-output configuration, letting you export your mix to an external mixing device. For easy integration to DJing gear, the device's 4 Line or Phono inputs can be connected to CD or MP3 players (Line) or turntables (Phono) and be mixed with music files stored on your computer. In addition, it features adjustable pre-amplification on inputs using two rotary switches which allow fine tuning of the volume at the inputs in order to fade high-level sources (e.g. some CD players) or amplify weaker audio sources (such as turntables).
The Hercules Deejay Trim 4&6 features four audio output channels: two +4dBu 1/4" jack outputs for PA equipment, and four -10dBv RCA outputs for mixing decks and conventional amplifiers. The six output mode lets you transfer 2 stereo tracks separately to an external mixing deck, while adding a third stereo track for samples, loops, and effects. A microphone connector with a talk-over feature, a headphones connector with a volume switch, and a channel selector (channels 3 & 4 for monitoring and channels 1 & 2 for the mix) are also included.
With a 3-port high-speed USB hub, the Hercules Deejay Trim 4&6 can connect to a DJing controller or an external storage device (e.g. a USB key or a hard disk drive). The included power adapter avoids any variation in the sound level that could be generated by fluctuations in the computer's USB bus electrical supply. The 4&6 also has 4 view-meters—1 per channel—to control the volume of each channel (6 LEDs per channel) and identify any connectivity issues.
Thanks to its steel casing, the Hercules Deejay Trim 4&6 can withstand intensive use and mesh seamlessly with other DJing equipment. Two handles mounted on the audio interface's front face allow users to hold the device easily. Hercules has grouped all connectors at the back of the device (except the microphone and headphones connectors and 1 USB port), in order to make connectivity features accessible. These remain well-ordered without encumbering both sides of the device, and reduce the risk of irritating cable entanglements. Four wide non-slip pads guarantee perfect stability, even with the weight of cables connected at the back of the device. The view-meters, visible on the device's front face, offer convenient control over the audio interface's volume, whether mixing standing or seated— even if CD cases are stacked on the unit.