Hercules, the music and entertainment computer peripherals specialist, is expanding its range of DJ hardware and launching the DJ Console Mk2, the first digital mixing console with integrated audio also serving as an interface with DJs' vinyl turntables and CD players. The DJ Console Mk2 allows users to not only mix on their computer without any other device, but also integrates itself into a DJ's usual analog equipment!
A versatile mixing stationWith 2 stereo inputs to connect 2 vinyl turntables or CD players and 2 stereo outputs allowing users to play their mix over amplified speakers or redirect the sound to an effects processor or external mixer, the Hercules DJ Console Mk2 can be used on its own or function as an interface between a computer and a DJ's other analog instruments. "The DJ Console Mk2 is perfect for mobile DJs and music lovers, as it combines all DJ functions in one compact and transportable unit. It's also great for clubs and home studios, as external devices can be connected to its 2 stereo inputs to mix audio files from a PC together with music from a vinyl record, CD or groove box," explains Franois Garet, Development Director for the Hercules Music product range. "The DJ Console Mk2 is truly versatile, since it allows users to mix on its own or with other mixing devices, depending on the DJ's equipment and preferences."DJ Console Mk2 innovates• via mixing of 2 analog inputs, to mix together an audio file and an external source (CD player, MP3 player such as an iPod', etc.)• 2 phono level and line level inputs, for connecting all external music devices (vinyl turntables or CD players)• More precise and more elevated jog wheels, designed to make scratching easy.• Split mode to listen to 2 separate pieces of music on a pair of headphones, without having to move the headphones to listen to the mix being played in the room and songs being previewed on the headphones. The DJ Console Mk2 also includes the functions that made the first DJ Console a success: a double mixing deck to control DJ mixes, a sound card dedicated to DJing, a microphone input with a "talk-over" function and a headphone output for previewing songs. It is still portable to accompany a DJ anywhere: compact, it connects to a PC's USB port, is powered by the USB port, and includes a shoulder strap and a detachable cover for transportation. In conjunction with its software, the DJ Console Mk2 gives DJs total control of their music, with a highly precise instant BPM counter, as well as effects to transform, filter and loop audio files, allowing DJs to give their mixes the kind of personality they desire.All types of mixing is possible• With 2 analog stereo inputs, 2 mixing decks and 2 analog stereo outputs, the DJ Console Mk2 allows for all types of mixing:• Digital mixing of audio files on the DJ Console Mk2's 2 jog wheels, • Mix an audio file on a PC together with an analog source from the audio inputs, allowing the DJ to play a hybrid analog and digital mix.• Mix 2 tracks directly in the DJ Console Mk2, or keeping them separate to mix them once they have been output from the console, on an external mixer.Mix with time-coded vinyl records* played on external turntables connected to the console via dedicated software*. *Not includedDJ Console Mk2 accompanies DJs through all stages of their careerThe DJ Console Mk2 can accompany a DJ through each stage of their career, whether it is their first DJing instrument or the DJ is already equipped for analog mixing. The DJ loses neither their DJing markers nor the dexterity they have acquired on their current hardware. They don't have to change their style and can concentrate completely on their performance!DJ Console Mk2 comes bundled with the VirtualDJ 3 DJ Console Edition software.
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