DJ Mixers - The intention of this console is to make it easy for mobile DJs to mix digital music, by simply being plugged into a Mac or PC laptop USB port. In fact it is perfect for mobility because of its portability – it is about the same size as a laptop and weighs not much more.
The intention of this console is to make it easy for mobile DJs to mix digital music, by simply being plugged into a Mac or PC laptop USB port. In fact it is perfect for mobility because of its portability – it is about the same size as a laptop and weighs not much more. It features an exceptionally comprehensive set of controls to help DJs carry out their duties quickly and precisely.
As well as being comprehensive, the controls are well spaced out on the top panel, guaranteeing facility in mixing. One outstanding feature of this controller is the superb drivers, which are compatible with both Mac and Windows 7. The ultra sturdy metal casing and the included carrying bag mean that the DJ can take it anywhere and completely rely on its great performance.
Built in sound interface with 4 inputs and 4 outputs.
Drivers compatible with Windows 7 and Mac.
Well spaced control layout with exceptionally accessible knobs and buttons.
6 faders plus general volume fader.
Virtual DJ software included.
Hercules DJ Console RMX DJ Mixer Reviews
Although the makers of this digital controller claim that it is designed for professional and advanced DJs, most reviewers insist that it is more suitable for those in the beginner or intermediate category. For these users the Hercules DJ Console RMX DJ Mixer is considered very good. Reviewers like the heavy duty construction and the sturdy knobs. The fact that it is MIDI compatible is considered valuable and the mapping is easy to do. A distinctive feature of this controller is the excellence of the drivers, especially popular because they are updated to be Mac and Windows 7 compatible, and another popular feature is the built in sound card with four input/output plugs.
Reviewers are very enthusiastic about the versatility of this product. It is possible to run CD players or vinyl turntables through, and also you can have multiple outputs, meaning for instance you can mix at an event, while at the same time broadcasting live on radio or via Internet streaming. The product is praised as “great” for music mixing, for transition from song to song, and for very cool sound effects.
However, although the product is very well reviewed at the beginner level, users are virtually unanimous that a professional would not find it adequate. The main reason is that it lacks features a professional would require, such as sufficient touch sensitivity, effect buttons, and adequate EQ capability. The other big issue is the jog wheels, which are condemned as not being sufficiently accurate for the scratching motions required for turntable hip hop scratching. In fact several users say that you can forget scratching with the Hercules DJ Console RMX DJ Mixer unit.
Also, a big complaint is that you cannot drag and drop with the jog wheels. Other complaints include the kill buttons not being LED, and the software, which nearly all users find poor. “In plain English, the Hercules DJ Console RMX DJ Mixer wasn’t that impressive for me as an advanced DJ.” The general verdict on this console is that it is “wonderful for the hobbyist DJ,” but that professionals should look elsewhere.