The Hercules P32DJ 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 the Hercules P32DJ in ASIO mode, which reduces the latency in relation to WASAPI mode, and is generally more stable.
The drivers also let you test your P32DJ and verify the firmware version in both Windows and macOS.
Please visit: https://support.hercules.com/en/product/p32dj-en/
Download the driver pack for your computer’s operating system.
– For macOS: HDJCSeries Mac
– For Windows: HDJCSeries PC
Please install the latest DJUCED version available for the best results: https://www.djuced.com/downloaddjuced
Audio Setup is automatic when you select the P32DJ sound card as an audio device.
By default, the P32DJ 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 P32DJ 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 5.1.3 and superior)
Press the MODE 1 button to set the Pads in Hot Cue mode.
DJUCED interface will display the Hot Cue pads.
In this mode, you can also access tools to Beatmatch (with the Beat Align Guides) and correct phrasing with Beatjump.
Read the details below.
Press the MODE 2 button to set the Pads in Loop 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 a maximum of 4 layers each.Multilayer Sampler is a powerful feature, please follow this guide to master them: https://www.djuced.com/guide-to-use-djuced-multilayer-samplers/
(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:
DJUCED proposes alternative mappings for the P32DJ, built-in the application.
It will allow your to use the P32DJ as a 2 Decks standalone Unit (default mapping), or as an additional controller with a classic jogwheel controller.
Go into DJUCED Settings > Mapping tab to choose a mapping (1) and click OK (2) to apply it.
Note: after applying a new mapping, a DJUCED restart is recommended.