Drivers & Firmware(Windows & Mac)
Download the drivers of the unit from Hercules Support Center and follow the provided instructions in order both drivers and firmware to be updated to the latest version.https://support.hercules.com/product/djcontrolinstinctp8
VirtualDJ 8 SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ 8 from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ 8 is launched, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account credentials.
A Pro Infinity, a Pro Subscription or a PLUS License is required to use the Hercules DJControl Instinct P8. 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 on the Use Soundcard button to allow VirtualDJ to auto-create the pre-defined audio configuration.
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 http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VDJ8script.html
The unit has a pre-defined Audio configuration and a special button in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that. The default audio configuration requires speakers to be connected at the rear-side Mix Out
RCA sockets and headphones at the right-side panel 1/4" socket.
Refer to VirtualDJ 8 Manual for alternative audio configurations http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/settings/audiosetup.html
For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ 8. http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html
button  down and then press Pad 1
to set Pads to Loop Roll
Press and hold a Pad down to apply a Loop of a different size in beats. When Pad is released, the track will resume playing from the position it would have been if the Loop was never applied.
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTIONP1 PAD1Applies a Loop Roll of 1/8 beatLoop In : When not in loop, sets current position as the beginning of the Loop. If in loop, jumps to the beginning of the loop P2 PAD2Applies a Loop Roll of 1/4 beatLoop Out: When not in loop, sets deck in loop, starting from the last Loop In point. When in Loop, exits the LoopP3 PAD3Applies a Loop Roll of 1/2 beatReloop : When not in loop, jumps to the beginning of the previously triggered loop and sets deck in loop. When in loop, jumps to its beginning P4 PAD4Applies a Loop Roll of 1 beatRecords deck to a new Sample
button down and then press Pad 2
to set Pads to Effects
mode.P1 PAD1Enables/disables the selected Effect of FX Slot 1Selects the next available Effect for FX Slot 1P2 PAD2Enables/disables the selected Effect of FX Slot 2Selects the next available Effect for FX Slot 2P3 PAD3Enables/disables the selected Effect of FX Slot 3Selects the next available Effect for FX Slot 3P4 PAD4Enables/disables the FX Parameter mode. When enabled (LED on), use the LOOP ENC to adjust the 1st Parameter of all 3 FX Slots. Hold SHIFT down and then use the same LOOP ENC to adjust the 2nd Parameter of all 3 FX Slots
button  down and then press Pad 3
to set Pads to Sampler mode
While Pads are in Sampler mode, hold the MODE button  down and use the LOOP ENC to adjust the Master Volume of the Sampler.
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTIONP1 PAD1Triggers Sample 1/5* from the selected Sampler BankSelects and loads the previous available Sampler BankP2 PAD2Triggers Sample 2/6* from the selected Sampler BankSelects and loads the next available Sampler BankP3 PAD3Triggers Sample 3/7* from the selected Sampler BankSets Sampler Pads to On/Off trigger modeP4 PAD4Triggers Sample 4/8* from the selected Sampler BankSets Sampler Pads to Hold trigger mode (play while pressed)*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.
button  down and then press Pad 4
to set Pads to Hotcue mode.
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTIONP1 PAD1Sets current track's position as Hotcue 1 if not set or jumps to it's stored position if set.Deletes Hotcue 1P2 PAD2Sets current track's position as Hotcue 2 if not set or jumps to it's stored position if set.Deletes Hotcue 2P3 PAD3Sets current track's position as Hotcue 3 if not set or jumps to it's stored position if set.Deletes Hotcue 3P4 PAD4Sets current track's position as Hotcue 4 if not set or jumps to it's stored position if set.Deletes Hotcue 4
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