Hardware Manuals


Hercules - Instinct P8

CONTROLS





M MASTER OUTPUT
Connect a pair of amplified speakers using a 1/8 " cable or adapter
H HEADPHONES SOCKET
Connect your Headphones using a 1/8 " cable or adapter
S SHIFT
Press this button down to access secondary actions as described in the SHIFT ACTION column



KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

1 PLAY
Play/pause deck
Plays deck when paused. Jumps to Cue point and continues to play from there when deck is playing (play-stutter)
2 CUE
Sets current position as Temporary Cue point.
Preview track when paused while button is pressed
Jumps and stops to the Cue point when playing[
Returns to the beginning of the track
3 SYNC
Match BPM and Beat Phase with the opposite deck
Manual beat-tap
4 PADS
The 4 Pads offer different functionality depending on the selected Pad mode. See Pads
The 4 Pads offer different functionality depending on the selected Pad mode. See Pads
5 PAD MODE LCD
Indicates the selected mode for the Pads
6 LOOP ENC
Turn clockwise/anti-clockwise to double/half the size of the loop in beats.
Push to enable/disable the selected Loop
Turn to apply a High/Low-Pass Filter.
Push to turn off Filter
7 JOG
In Scratch mode:
Use the outer part (without pressing) for bending (temporary slow-down/speedup track)
Use the inner part (with pressing) to scratch the track.

In Bend mode (Scratch mode is off) :
Use the outer part (without pressing) for bending (temporary slow-down/speedup track)
When track is audible to the Master Output, use the inner part for bending.
When track is not audible, use the inner part (with pressing) to fast seek forward/backwards through the track
In both Scratch and Bend modes:
Use the outer part (without pressing) to adjust the tempo of the track (Pitch control)
Press the inner part to reset track's tempo to its original value (pitch reset)
8 EQ HIGH
Adjust the High/Treble Equalizer Band
9 EQ MID
Adjust the Mid/Middle Equalizer Band
10 EQ LOW
Adjust the Low/Bass Equalizer Band
11 PFL
Sends pre-fader audio signal to the Headphones channel (for pre-listening)
12 VOLUME
Adjust Output Volume for Left and Right decks
13 CROSSFADER
Blends audio signals between left and right decks
14 SCRATCH
Enables/disables Scratch mode on both left and right decks
15 MODE
Hold down this button and then press a PAD on left or right side, to select a mode for the Pads (mode is displayed on the LCD above the Pads)
16 VOL-/+
Use these buttons to decrease/increase the volume of the Headphones channel Output
17 LOAD A
Loads the selected track from Browser to the Left deck.
Hold down for more than 2 seconds to unload the same deck
Cycles through all Browser windows (Folders, Songs and Sideview)
18 LOAD B
Push to load the selected track from Browser to the Right deck.
Push and hold down for more than 2 seconds to unload the same deck
Cycles through all the views of the Sideview (Automix, Sidelist, Sampler, Karaoke and Clones)
19 BROWSER
Scrolls through folders or tracks, depending on the selected Browser window.

Push to toggle focus between the Folders and Songs Browser windows.
When focus is on the Folders Browser window, push and hold for more than 2 seconds to open/close sub-folders.
Adjust the Volume of the Master Output (Hardware Operation - not visible on the VirtualDJ GUI).

Push to start/stop recordng


Pads