Hardware Manuals


Hercules - Starlight

PADS




KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

M1 HOTCUE
Set the 4 Pads to Hotcues mode (led will be turned on solid)
Set the 4 Pads to FX mode (led will be flashing)
M2 LOOP
Set the 4 Pads to Loop mode (led will be turned on solid)
Set the 4 Pads to Sampler mode (led will be flashing)




HOTCUE MODE


Press the HOTCUE mode button [M1] to set the Pads to Hotcue mode. The Hotcue Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 4 top Pads.

Hotcues Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS P1-P4
Assigns current track's position to Hotcue 1 to 4 or jumps to its position if already set
Delete the assigned Hotcue 1 to 4




LOOP MODE


Press the LOOP mode button [M2] to set the Pads to Loop mode. The Loop Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 4 top Pads.

Loop Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS P1-P4
Press a Pad to trigger a Loop of a size in beats, depending on the selected Loop Bank (Page 1 to 6 - from 1/32 up to 128 beats). The Bank can be selected (and memorized) from the GUI with the Param 1 arrow buttons

Click on the Pads Menu radio-button to select a mode for the Loop.
When On/Off is selected (default), the Pads will toggle loops (1st press enable, 2nd press disable).
When the Hold mode is selected, the Pads will momentary trigger loops (enabled while Pad is pressed).
When Roll mode is selected, the Pads will momentary trigger a Loop Roll of the same size in beats When released, the track will resume playing from the position it would have been if the Loop Roll was never triggered.
Same action





FX MODE


Hold SHIFT down and then press the HOTCUE mode button [M1] to set the Pads to FX mode (led will be flashing). The Star FX* Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 4 top Pads.


*Note: This special Pads Page will be available to select, only if the Starlight is connected.

Starlight FX Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PAD P1
Press Pad 1 to trigger the Beat Grid Effect. The Effect is turned off when the pad is pressed a 2nd time (toggle behavior)
Same action
PAD P2
Press Pad 2 to trigger the Echo Effect at a pre-defined size of 1 beat. The Effect is turned off when the pad is pressed a 2nd time (toggle behavior)
Same action
PAD P3
Press Pad 3 to trigger the Flanger Effect at a pre-defined size of 8 beats. The Effect is turned off when the pad is pressed a 2nd time (toggle behavior)
Same action
PAD P4
Press and hold Pad 4 to perform a "Baby" Scratch effect at the current position. The Scratch is turned off when the pad is released (momentary) or automatically when the routine of 2 beats is completed
Same action





SAMPLER MODE


Hold SHIFT down and then press the LOOP mode button [M2] to set the Pads to Sampler mode. The Sampler Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 4 top Pads.

Sampler Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS P1-P4
Press Pad 1 to 4 to trigger a Sample (1 to 4) of the selected Sampler Bank (1st Parameter of Sampler Pads page) The sample will be triggered depending on the selected Trigger Sampler mode (2nd Parameter of the Sampler Pads page)
Stop the playing sample. Useful when the Stutter or Un-mute trigger mode is selected


*Note: If the selected Sampler Bank has less than 5 samples, both sides of the Pads will trigger the same samples. If the selected Sampler Bank has more than 4 samples, the left side Pads will trigger Samples 1 to 4 and the right side Pads will trigger Samples 5 to 8.



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