The Hercules MK4 has an amazing amount of features for both the beginner DJ and the pro. Forget assembling an entourage just to lug around all your heavy equipment, vinyl and cases filled with CD's. The MK4, your laptop and your digital music collection is all you need to be a DJ on the go.
Unlike other DJ controller consoles the MK4 is much more than a simple midi device. The MK4 replicates a real mixer and has an inbuilt sound card that allows for many of its unique features. The unit includes both stereo inputs and outputs so you are not confined to just mixing with your digital music collection on your laptop. The MK4 lets you expand your creativity as a DJ by allowing you to connect your turntables, CDJ's and MP3 players to the device. The inbuilt sound card also allows for previewing and cueing upcoming tracks through your headphones (a feature not included on many USB units).
For those fresh DJs who need a little extra support mastering beat mixing Hercules has included a pitch sync trigger. Simply hit the trigger pads and hear your two tunes become one. Think of these buttons as a pair of training wheels for DJ's. Included in the box is a user manual and the Virtual DJ software for both Windows and MAC. The console syncs perfectly with this easy to use straightforward software and allows the DJ to use either the mouse or the console or a combination of both when mixing.
The device has a mixture of knobs and faders as well as two jog wheels to cue tracks or to scratch like the DMC pro you are destined to be. The effects on the unit are awesome, there's a loop function, beat repeat and more. For those Hip Hop and Jungle DJ's out there who roll with a hype man/woman or an MC the MK4 comes with a 1/4 mic input. So your vocalist need only bring their mic and they can jack it straight into the unit. There is a Volume button that is specifically assigned to the control of the mic. The sound quality on the unit is fantastic, the bass, treble and mid tones are all clear and defined and can each be amplified or reduced by their corresponding knobs.
The Hercules MK4 can be purchased at such a reasonable price that it makes it a must have piece of music equipment for any DJ, from neophytes to those getting paid. It is one of the most popular selling models due to its portability (it really is a super lightweight unit). The MK4 really allows for full creativity. Although this device was purpose built for mobility it can also fit perfectly into your music studio. The unit is a nice size and is not bulky so even if you only have a small amount of allocated space for your music studio it would be most suitable. However, If you are sick of your bedroom, music studio or lounge take your MK4 out and about into the world. Artists can find new inspirational places to spin, the great outdoors, your friends house or take this compact unit on your overseas adventure. It slips so easily into your bag. The MK4 will quickly become your favourite piece of DJ equipment. It certainly is mine.