Monday, January 30, 2006

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Mac OS X drivers released for DJ Control MP3

DJ Control MP3 drivers for Mac make it possible to use DJ Control MP3 as a MIDI controller in Mac OS 10.3 (Panther) and Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger).

DJ Control MP3 includes no software bundle for Mac, so it is not a complete solution to mix on Mac, but Mac owners who already have Mac DJ software with a MIDI learning mode as Traktor 2.5 or 3.0 full version can now control this software.
Traktor 2.5 DJ Console Edition Mac is not supported by DJ Control MP3.

Friday, January 20, 2006

New drivers for DJ Console 1 in drivers package 1.CMK2.2006

This driver package unifies drivers for DJ Console 1 and DJ Console MK2.
The new drivers for DJ Console 1 keep DJ Console 1 control panel, but change the ASIO engine for better stability.
These drivers are for Windows XP only.

New Control Panel for DJ Console MK2 in drivers package 1.CMK2.2006

Hercules has released a new control panel for DJ Console MK2, to simplify the settings of DJ Console MK2.
All panels let the DJ
- Set the balance and the volume on output ½ and ¾
- Select the audio sources as being the computer or external audio sources
- Lock the audio source selection
- Choose the recording source on input 1 / 2 between line in and microphone in

Main Panel

The main panel lets the DJ:
- Set a talk-over attenuation (-3dB, -6dB or -9dB)
- See whether the microphone input is on air
- See the headphones mode
- Select the audio Mode as WDM or ASIO

ASIO Panel

In case the DJ selects ASIO as Audio Mode, the additional options are:
- sampling rate (44100Hz or 48000Hz)
- sampling step (16-bit or 24-bit)
- buffer size (steps stored in cache memory: at 44100Hz, 441 as buffer size means 441/44100 = 0.01s, a 10 ms buffer)
If the sampling step is 24-bit, the input channel 3/4 is not available.

Advanced Panel

The advanced panel proposes additional options for advanced users:
- use an external mixer
- lock the cross fader (if you plug DJ Console MK2 in a mixer, you use the mixer cross fader)
- change the cross fader curve
- activate the mushroom in mouse mode
These options are for other software than VirtualDJ (VDJ integrates directly such options).

About Panel

The “About” panel lets you read the drivers and firmware version.