The Hercules DJControl Inpulse 500 is a class-compliant USB controller.
It can work without driver installation on both macOS and Windows operating system, by plugging the USB connector into your computer.
Anyway, Windows needs the drivers in order to use DJControl Inpulse 500 in ASIO mode, which reduces the latency in relation to WASAPI mode, and is generally more stable.
The drivers also let you test your DJControl Inpulse 500 and verify the firmware version in both Windows and macOS.
Please visit: https://support.hercules.com/product/djcontrolinpulse500/
Download the driver pack for your computer’s operating system.
– For macOS: HDJCSeries Mac
– For Windows: HDJCSeries PC
The Hercules DJControl Inpulse 500 requires DJUCED version 5.0.5 or superior to work.
Please install the latest DJUCED version available for the best results: https://www.djuced.com/downloaddjuced
Audio Setup is automatic when you select the Inpulse 500 sound card as an audio device.
By default, the Inpulse 500 sound card is set up like this :
The easier way to reset to these settings is to use the « Reset Audio Settings » button with the Diagnostic Tools: https://www.djuced.com/kb/how-to-reset-audio-settings-to-default/
The Hercules DJControl Inpulse 500 midi setup with DJUCED is automatic.
DJUCED will auto-detect the controller when the USB is connected to the computer and map the controller.
For the best MIDI performance, please don’t boot your computer with the controller plugged-in.
We recommend this behavior:
1- Start your computer
2- Connect your DJ controller USB to the computer and wait for initialisation
3- Start DJUCED
(requires DJUCED 5.2 and superior)
Press the MODE 1 button to set the Pads in Hot Cue mode. The Hot Cue mode is the default pads mode.
DJUCED interface will display the Hot Cue pads.You can rename and change the Pads colors with a right-click.
Press the MODE 2 button to set the Pads in Loop Roll mode.
DJUCED interface will display the Loop Roll pads.
Press the MODE 3 button to set the Pads in Slicer mode.
DJUCED interface will display the SLICER pads.
Press the MODE 4 button to set the Pads in Sampler mode.DJUCED multilayer sampler extends the creativity.
Use one shot samples or perfect synchronized loops to overlay and personalize your mix.
DJUCED proposes 4 samplers per deck, with maximum 4 layers each.
The Inpulse 500 allows you to control 8 samples in the Multilayer Sampler of DJUCED, and you can switch between pages.Multilayer Sampler is a powerful feature, please follow this guide to master them: https://www.djuced.com/guide-to-use-djuced-multilayer-samplers/
Press the Shift + MODE 1 button to set Pads to MODE 5: Toneplay (white led is blinking)
Toneplay is a fun and creative mode that allows you to replay the latest HotCue selected in different tonality, like a Piano for Hot Cues !
Press the Shift + MODE 2 button to set Pads to MODE 6: PadFX (white led is blinking)
PadFX mode allows you to control the classic effects from the DJUCED FX Racks.
Press the Shift + MODE 3 button to set Pads to MODE 7: SLICER LOOP (white led is blinking)
Slicer Loop is identical as Slicer mode, instead that the Slicer stays in the Loop and don’t follow the track.
Press the Shift + MODE 4 button to set Pads to MODE 8: Beat Jump (white led is blinking)
Beat Jump mode allows you to make a precise Jump of 1-2-4 or 8 beats into the track, backward or forward, while playing or not.
It’s a useful tool to re-catch a phrase, or to prepare your beat grids.
(requires DJUCED 5.1.3 or superior)
It’s possible to manage Beatgrid in real-time, even when playing a track, by doing the following combinations: