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DJ control MP3 e2 Dual Deck DJ Controller

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The Hercules DJ Control MP3 e2 Dual Deck DJ Controller has dual music tracks with controls that include: 2 jog wheels to navigate within tracks, a crossfader, and 2 volume faders for mixing.
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Overview

The Hercules DJ Control MP3 e2 Dual Deck DJ Controller has dual music tracks with controls that include: 2 jog wheels to navigate within tracks, a crossfader, and 2 volume faders for mixing.

Simplify DJing operations:
The DJ controller's user-friendly automation for beginners includes: cue points suggested by the DJ software in audio file analysis; synchronization with the push of a button (if you cannot manually adjust the pitch); and automatic loops on 1, 2, or 4 beats.

Easily make your mark on music files:
You can use the DJ Control MP3 e2 deck to equalize music to produce big sound, alter your music files with your own effects, and save your mixes as your own music files.

Perfect for mobile use:
The dual Hercules deck also boasts a compact DJ control surface and includes a cover so you can carry your DJ Control MP3 e2 as easily as a laptop.

Features
  • USB-powered DJ controller includes: 2 vinyl-style jog wheels, 3 faders, 6 equalization knobs, 2 pitch knobs, 1 stick and multiple buttons
  • Installation CD includes: Windows and Mac drivers, Virtual DJ DJC Edition PC/Mac
  • 2-deck controller: mix 2 tracks with 1 controller
  • Mobile: light & smaller than a laptop; USB-bus powered: no extra power supply needed; includes a protective cover for transport
  • No mouse required: 4 buttons to browse through lists; 2 buttons to load tracks
  • Tailored for DJing: 2 jog wheels to navigate within tracks, speed playback up/down, or apply effects; 1 cross fader + 2 volume faders; 3 level equalization per deck
  • DJ mix software: VIRTUAL DJ 3 DJC edition included; for PC (XP/Vista) and for Mac OS 10.4 & 10.5
Specifications
  • PC minimum requirements: 1GHz CPU or higher; 512MB RAM or more; Windows XP/Vista 32-bit/64-bit, soundcard + stereo speakers
  • Mac minimum requirements: 1.2GHz G4/G5 or 1.5GHz Intel Core Duo CPU; 512MB RAM or more; Mac OS 10.4 or higher
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3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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Very Good DJ Controller for the price!

This is a very Good DJ Controller for the price. Don't listen to the other reviews about the Headphone Jack! They do not understand the product and its target market. There are many...Read complete review

This is a very Good DJ Controller for the price. Don't listen to the other reviews about the Headphone Jack! They do not understand the product and its target market. There are many professional DJ Controllers that do not have headphone jacks built into the controller. Those that do are 2X, 3X and 5X the price You get around this quite easily. If you have an external USB Sound Card(and Most DJ's already have these, eg Numark dj i/o, Native Instruments audio 2DJ, Audio 4 DJ, Fast Track pro, Maya 44, Gigaport or many others),these USB Sound cards all have the ability to hook up your Headphones for deck monitoring.These USB Devices can be purchased for $100-$199 In addition, you can use other 24 Bit External USB Sound cards like Creative X-Fi Go or the Turtle Beach Audio Advantage. With these cards you can plug your headphone into your Notebook or PC headphone out plug and configure though the software the main mix line out through the USB external sound card device and the secondary or cue line out to the internal sound card/headphone jack. This way you can listen to the other deck for cuing while the main deck that is playing is fed through the external sound card. It works quite well with Virtual DJ Pro, and with Tracktor DJ Studio. If you don't have an external sound card you should buy one. You can get a good 24 bit USB sound card for or move up in price and functionality and get one of the top rated units I described. The other alternative is to buy the Hercules DJ Controller MK 4 which is due out soon that is the same unit but has the built in sound cad with headphone jack. I prefer to have separate units (controller and sound card)rather than an all included unit. More flexibility.With an all in one controller if you have a problem with the controller you may lose both audio and software control together. This is just my preference. The only thing that I wish the unit had was more control functions for the effects, ie the ability to change effect parameters. Also wish it had the ability to add VDJ Samples, but i bought a naopad and will try to use this to give me better control of effects and samples. Bottom line is that the Hercules DJ Controller MP3 E2 is targeted at DJ's, especially Mobile DJ's who already have a USB Sound Card. The Hercules DJ Controller MK4 is targeted to those Dj's who do not have a USB Sound Card. For the price I give it a 4 STAR rating and could be even a 5 STAR if they had provided more control features. Very Good Unit for Mobile DJ applications. If you to a lot of high end Club DJ gigs you'll need a more robust controller.

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Hercules DJ control MP3 e2

I love the fact that one can load files from the control without using the computer, however, it lacks the capability to use a headphone without an extra component. This means that the...Read complete review

I love the fact that one can load files from the control without using the computer, however, it lacks the capability to use a headphone without an extra component. This means that the DJ cannot mix his song properly. I don't know if it was just mine but there was no shoulder strap even though there are slots for hooking the strap. Overall, the product is nice with a sleek and compact design, and the version of Virtual DJ is very attractive. In the next edition there should be an headphone jack incorporated.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice little controller

By Daniel Murrilo

from Tulsa, OK

i had this Hercules mp3 2 for almost a year, and i have used it for house parties.... yes, its small but what you expect for 99 dlls? for the price ill give it 5 stars... it does the job, you can map it to do virtually anything, i use it with one of my m-audio fast track with ASIO drivers and i get no lag at all on my headphones...

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Controller For The Money

By Andy

from Southlyon, Mi

I just got this controller today as my first piece of dj equipment. I think it is great and is very good for beginners. But for the price you cant expect this controller to do everything. But for the money its a great buy. This controller can do a lot of stuff for you but it certainty cant take you to the top.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pass!

By What Da Duece?

from Los Angeles

I hated it and returned it. It is really cheap feeling. So unless you are a real noob, pass on this. They list it on sale for $99.99 but that has been the price since it had come out so I don't see where the savings is. If you are going to buy one of these, get it with the sound card built in.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Dont waste you time

By Liam

from Dedham Massachusetts

This thing is not even close to being worth one hundred dollars. You aren't able to pre cue, the effects are terrible, the software makes me want to throw up, jog wheels are just bad, build quality is plastic, and if you get an external sound card to pre cue, the software is still messed up and wont make the crossfader do its job if you put it to the settings you need to for pre cueing. Even if your a beginner, I am telling you right now, don't get this. If you do, hey you may like it for a week or two, thats what happened with me. Then you compare it to other MIDI controllers and this thing is just all around poor. I wish I had never bought this. Trust me, go for either the higher end ones, such as the mk4 or rmx, or the classic mixer + cdj's or turntable combo.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

HERCULES MP3 E2

By DJ PINOY

from Johannesburg, Guateng South Africa

This is a really good deck controller for the money worth spending on. Its everything that I expected it to be. For those of us DJ's who wanted to transition from vinyl and cd into total digital this is one of the three that I would definte use. Though I still choose to use 12" vinyls during sets I tried this out at a major event without the vinyl's and used some of the lighting controllers to sample out with the Virtual DJ program that comes with it people were pretty amazed and so am I. Though I am still familiarizing myself with this I find that I would train future dj's to use this very controller deck based on multiple factors one being its simplicity. I have nothing but good to say about the Hercules mp3 E2 and that says alot being that I do use multiple deck controllers (i.e. xponent, traktor, and numark). I've done sample recordings on this deck controller and found its output quality to be just as good as I would on professional equiptment. That in itself should speak about the resourcefulness of this DJ tool that does more then I really expected it to. Great job Hercules!

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(15 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

DJ-Noob

By richard

from kearny

ye so ive been wanting to start DJ'ing for awhile now and i saw this Hercules controller .so i thought this was the way to go! I bought it, took it home, completed the veryy simple setup, and plugged it in. Imminently, i was on my way. I personally think the device is fairly simple to operate, considering that this is the first piece of DJ equipment i have ever bought. Only down side is as quick as it was to get started and use it, i already felt limited and have hit a wall. (keep in mind its only been a day). Its great if i want to play some tracks, and mess around a little but their really isn't much u can do, especially with virtual DJ (at least the virtual DJ that comes with the Hercules). Also, you can only play the music out of your laptop speakers or by plugging in headphones into your laptop. the device allows you to play one track while monitoring the other with headphone but only if u have sound card with a 4 or 5.1 channel output. that just about all ive got to say about it, its a pretty cool device, I'd recommend spending a little more money and purchasing something of higher quality, but then again this device is cheap. You get what you pay for, and sometimes you get less then what you paid for but that's not the case with this Hercules DJ control MP3 e2 Dual Deck DJ Controller. if your planning on buying something only to play stuff in your house or at small parties, this is the way to go. If your planning to play at big parties and/or clubs then your better off with something spending a little more.

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(113 of 124 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good product for the price

By music decomposer

from San Antonio TX

First of all let me tell you that if you are a "professional DJ" you should know that at $99.99 this controller is definitely not going to perform as something costing ten times as much. With that said all I can tell you is that if you read the description or better yet if you go to the Hercules site and do some research, this little thing does everything as described, now could it be better? yes, but it is an entry level controller,so keep that in mind when choosing, I bought one and I'm in no way trying to pose as a "professional DJ" and it works for me.

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(23 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

YOU DONT NEED A SOUND CARD!!!

By Gabe

from Maine

From what i have read the only reason for the bad reviews are becasue you cant preview your songs without a sound card but i went into the software and found out how to make it work and here is how it is done Way 1. Buy a USB audio device, and in the software you can make that be the master out and your regular headphone jack as your headphones Way 2. you can make your regular stero mini output have mono on each left and right and make left your master output and right your headphones. you need to buy a stero mini to rca cable to make it work Either way, you open the software and go to config and change from single output to headphones and then change the output to what you desided to do, i would suggest you go with the usb audio Your Welcome

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(15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

you get what you paid for

By Dj MoK

from TX

well for the reviewers who are dumb and didnt take the time to read the box it does mention in the back of the box that you need your sound card. so in other words you need a sound card to output the audio into your headphones. I personally used the NUMARK I/0 the only problem i found with this dj console product is that the buttons that are a lot more important should of came with light but other than that the dj console is what it is and you are able to scratch, mix and everything you want to do with a dj console plus for $99.99 at GC you cant beat or complain about that price.

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(143 of 149 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Good DJ Controller for the price!

By DJ Chuck

from Sarasota, Fl

This is a very Good DJ Controller for the price. Don't listen to the other reviews about the Headphone Jack! They do not understand the product and its target market. There are many professional DJ Controllers that do not have headphone jacks built into the controller. Those that do are 2X, 3X and 5X the price You get around this quite easily. If you have an external USB Sound Card(and Most DJ's already have these, eg Numark dj i/o, Native Instruments audio 2DJ, Audio 4 DJ, Fast Track pro, Maya 44, Gigaport or many others),these USB Sound cards all have the ability to hook up your Headphones for deck monitoring.These USB Devices can be purchased for $100-$199 In addition, you can use other 24 Bit External USB Sound cards like Creative X-Fi Go or the Turtle Beach Audio Advantage. With these cards you can plug your headphone into your Notebook or PC headphone out plug and configure though the software the main mix line out through the USB external sound card device and the secondary or cue line out to the internal sound card/headphone jack. This way you can listen to the other deck for cuing while the main deck that is playing is fed through the external sound card. It works quite well with Virtual DJ Pro, and with Tracktor DJ Studio. If you don't have an external sound card you should buy one. You can get a good 24 bit USB sound card for or move up in price and functionality and get one of the top rated units I described. The other alternative is to buy the Hercules DJ Controller MK 4 which is due out soon that is the same unit but has the built in sound cad with headphone jack. I prefer to have separate units (controller and sound card)rather than an all included unit. More flexibility.With an all in one controller if you have a problem with the controller you may lose both audio and software control together. This is just my preference. The only thing that I wish the unit had was more control functions for the effects, ie the ability to change effect parameters. Also wish it had the ability to add VDJ Samples, but i bought a naopad and will try to use this to give me better control of effects and samples. Bottom line is that the Hercules DJ Controller MP3 E2 is targeted at DJ's, especially Mobile DJ's who already have a USB Sound Card. The Hercules DJ Controller MK4 is targeted to those Dj's who do not have a USB Sound Card. For the price I give it a 4 STAR rating and could be even a 5 STAR if they had provided more control features. Very Good Unit for Mobile DJ applications. If you to a lot of high end Club DJ gigs you'll need a more robust controller.

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