NEWS: Become a digital DJ with new Hercules console

Fond of spinning wax? Bit of a dab hand on the ol' wheels of steel? If you fancy yourself as a DJ and want to take it to the next level by mixing your MP3 or other digitally encoded tracks, the Hercules DJ Console Rmx is just the ticket.

The Rmx is a digital audio console boasting a solid metal casing, a plethora of accessible buttons and knobs, non-slip pads and a built-in audio interface with four inputs and four outputs. It's been designed to enable mobile DJs as well as club and studio DJs to mix digital music.

Simply connect it to the USB port of your laptop, and start mixing all your MP3s into a seamless playlist. The Hercules has two jog wheels for moving within tracks and for scratching, 12 rotary switches, 46 push-buttons and six faders. Nonetheless, it's a compact unit with a footprint of 25 x 35cm – about the size of a laptop.

It also comes with VirtualDJ 5 DJC Edition software – compatible with both PCs & Macs – and the unit can handle digital files in many formats: MP3, AIFF, WAV, WMA, OGG and uncompressed PCM, as well as your iTunes library.

The DJ Console Rmx is available from March, costing £240.

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