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Topic: Hercules DJCOntrol Starlight & Filtermode On with Oninit
Hi everybody,

i just bought an Hercules DJControl Starlight, which (imho) is a nice little toy.
Atm i changed the default mapping to my needs.
So far, so good, but i cannot get the Filtermode (Switch between the Knobs are for Bass or Filter) always to be on when the controller gets connected.

I tried "ONINIT" with "FILTERMODE on", but this doesnt work.
Other tries with active, 1, and so on doesnt help, too.

So the question is: Can it be somehow be done to have the filtermode active when the controller gets connected or VDJ gets started?

Thanks forward.

Best Regards,


Posted Thu 15 Oct 20 @ 9:41 am
I dont have the controller, but this might be a hardware switch.
If so, the software might not be able to change that.

Look in settings, in VirtualDJ, and search Starlight.
Is there a setting there for this? if so you can map an action to set this oninit

Posted Thu 15 Oct 20 @ 1:57 pm
djdadPRO InfinityDevelopment ManagerMember since 2005
The switch is a hardware functionality, so you cant map it. What you could if you only need Filter and no EQ Low, is to map the key EQ_LOW as filter

Posted Thu 15 Oct 20 @ 6:28 pm

Within the options i can only find settings for the LEDs.


Good to know and sad it is a hardware-switch.
I use booth, bass and filter, but with this small controller i use the most time the filter.

Posted Sun 18 Oct 20 @ 1:16 pm