Reddit Reddit reviews Hercules DJ Control Steel

We found 2 Reddit comments about Hercules DJ Control Steel. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Musical Instruments
Music Recording Equipment
Hercules DJ Control Steel
Advanced digital mixer that offers a multitude of functions; dual mixing decks on a steel surface2 ultra-precise jog wheels with adjustable resistance, 13 rotary switches, 46 push buttons, and 6 fadersAmple space under the DJ's fingers allows precise mixingCompatible with all DJing software programs using MIDI instructions; comes with Virtual DJ 5 for PC and MacCompletely portable with carrying case and USB port; measures 13 x 9.7 x 2.6 inches
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2 Reddit comments about Hercules DJ Control Steel:

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/

i find the BCD3000 a good strait-forward MIDI/audio card, nothing too fancy, coupled with Mixxx, its a cheap and easy DJ solution. I'm not sure what it is like on Windows but my Debian Linux Dell studio laptop likes its. it's better to get down the basics like beat matching before spending thousands on dj equipment.

if you want just a MIDI controller the go with Hercules it doesn't have built in I/O and its more expensive, but the layout seems to be better. Virtual Dj is more stable than mixxx but is by far more expensive. for a cheap fast easy setup, go with Mixx and BCD3000 assuming you have a laptop or computer to use it with.

If he want to use "real" dj equipment that is a very big investment , its best to learn on something cheap.

u/Psythik · 1 pointr/DJSetups

It works just like any other MIDI controller, so yeah, it'll work fine in Ableton. The jog wheels work great for video editing in Premiere. All this thing does is send commands; nothing's done internally. Therefore you can reprogram every button and knob as you see fit (unless of course you use the bundled software, an old-ass version of VDJ that was built specifically for this controller. I didn't even bother installing it).

The build quality isn't very solid on this thing, though (read my review here). I've had mine for three years now and it's doing ok mainly because I baby it (one of the knobs does have a bit of a wobble to it, though), but one drop landing on a knob and it's fucked. So if you get one, keep the lid on it anytime you're more than a meter away from it.

With that being said, unless you're as broke as me, I highly recommend you save up an extra $150ish and go with the DJControl Steel instead.