Drivers & FirmwareWindows:
No driver is necessary to install for Windows computers. However a driver is available at https://support.hercules.com/en/product/djcontrolcompactMac OS X:
No driver is necessary to install for Mac OS X computers. However a driver is available at https://support.hercules.com/en/product/djcontrolcompactFirmware:
(for both Windows & Mac) No firmware update is available at the time this manual was written, but it is advised to check for any updates at Hercules Support Center https://support.hercules.com/en/product/djcontrolcompact
VirtualDJ 2018 SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ 2018 from https://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ 20188 is launched, a Connect Window will appear to choose one of the available ways to login.
A Pro Infinity, a Pro Subscription or a PLUS License is required to use the Hercules DJControl Compact. Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
A detection window will appear next verifying the proper connection.
Click to OK
The unit is now ready
The unit should be visible in the CONTROLLERS tab of Config and the “factory default
” available/selected from the Mappings drop-down list. The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.
Find more details at https://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VDJscript.html
This unit does not feature a sound interface. A separate sound interface will have to be used. Please refer to the manual of your sound interface or at VirtualDJ 2018 Manual for possible audio configurations https://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj/settings/audiosetup.html
For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ 2018. https://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj/index.html
Hercules DjControl Compact offers 4 pads (9) that operate differently depending on the selected pad mode. Four different pad modes are supported:Loop Mode
, FX Mode
, Sampler Mode
and Hotcues Mode
To select a mode for the left/right deck you need to hold down the "MODE
" button (11) and then press one of the pads on the corresponding deck. While MODE button is held down, pads will blink to indicate that pad mode selection mode is active.
Once you select a mode the MODE DISPLAY LEDs
(10) will change to show you the active pad mode.
To change pads to Loop Mode hold down MODE button and press the first pad.
In this mode each pad toggles an automatic loop of predefined length in beats:
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION1 PAD 1Loop 1 beat.Loop 1/16 beat.2 PAD 2Loop 2 beats.Loop 1/8 beat.3 PAD 3Loop 4 beats.Loop 1/4 beat.4 PAD 4Loop 8 beats.Loop 1/2 beat.
To change pads to FX Mode hold down MODE button and press the second pad.
In this mode each pad toggles an effect:
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION1 PAD 1Activate/Deactivate the effect in first slot.Select the next effect from the effects list for slot 1.2 PAD 2Activate/Deactivate the effect in second slot.Select the next effect from the effects list for slot 2.3 PAD 3Activate/Deactivate the effect in third slot.Select the next effect from the effects list for slot 3.4 PAD 4Perform an automatic baby scratch.Perform a different automatic baby scratch. Effect Slots in VirtualDJ GUI