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Hercules lights up the DJ scene with a new controller to help you get started with Serato

Hercules, a leading manufacturer of DJ controllers and audio solutions, has teamed up with Serato to launch a new compact DJ controller with a unique backlighting feature to get started DJing: the DJControl Starlight. This ultra-compact, ultra-light and ultra-practical device packs all the features needed to mix and scratch with Serato DJ Lite.

The essential at your fingertips

With its built-in audio interface, the DJControl Starlight offers a pre-listening mode in the headphones so you can then play your mix on speakers, which is perfect for learning or creating new mixes. The system is so comprehensive for its size that it boasts all the essential features such as bass equalization/filter knobs for smooth transitions or touch-sensitive jogwheels for easy scratching. And all of that is boosted by the Hercules touch: a clear and powerful RGB backlighting with a unique strobe effect!

A unique light signature

Hercules has leveraged its creativity to develop a new and entertaining light system that makes it easier to learn how to mix. You can control the lights either from the controller or right in Serato DJ Lite, thanks to seven new modes that let you keep an eye on the rhythm and find your way through your mix.

A quick look at the top five:

Two exclusive modes for a better understanding of the 4-beat bar and count the beats in a song:

- Beat 1 Program: the LEDs light up red with the first beat of the main track and blue with the following beats, turning off between each beat.
- Beat 2 Program: the LEDs light up in red with the first beat of the main song and blue with the following beats, without turning off.

A volume-synced mode:
- Master Volume Program: the LEDs light up in white (strobe effect) and their intensity varies with the volume.

Two modes to cue and navigate within the tracks:
- Waveform Color Program: 2 LEDs per turntable mimic the waveform colors of the respective tracks.
- Cue point Color Program: 2 LEDs per turntable light up gradually depending on the color of the upcoming Cue Point.

Hercules DJControl Starlight

The DJControl Starlight is the ideal controller to get into DJing with Serato DJ Lite:

- Plug-and-play with Serato DJ Lite (free download)
- Integrated audio interface: Master output (speakers) + headphone output
- Touch-sensitive jog wheel controls pause/playback
- 4 pads × 4 modes (Hot Cue, Loop, FX, Sampler)
- Fader Tempo (pitch adjustment)
- Bass EQ/filter knobs + deck volume knobs
- Crossfader, for mixing on both decks
- Master volume knob

The DJControl Starlight will be available for sale from October 26, 2018 at the recommended retail price of $79.99.