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Hercules - Inpulse 300

PADS




KEY

ACTION

LONG PRESS ACTION

M1 HOTCUE
Press this button to assign the 8 Pads to Hotcues mode (led will be turned on solid)
Long press (for more than 2 seconds) to set the 8 Pads to TonePlay mode (led will be flashing)
M2 ROLL
Press this button to assign the 8 Pads to Roll mode (led will be turned on solid)
Long press (for more than 2 seconds) to set the8 Pads to FX mode (led will be flashing)
M3 SLICER
Press this button to assign the 8 Pads to Slicer Roll mode (led will be turned on solid)
Long press (for more than 2 seconds) to set the 8 Pads to Slicer Loop mode (led will be flashing)
M4 SAMPLER
Press this button to assign the 8 Pads to Sampler mode (led will be turned on solid)
Long press (for more than 2 seconds) to set the 8 Pads to BeatJump 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 8 Pads.

Hotcues Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Assigns current track's position to Hotcue 1 to 8 or jumps to its position if already set
Delete the assigned Hotcue 1 to 8




ROLL MODE


Press the ROLL mode button [M2] to set the Pads to Roll mode. The Loop Roll Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 8 Pads.

Loop Roll Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Press and hold a Pad to trigger a Loop Roll of a pre-defined size in beats.. The track will resume playing from the position it would have been if the loop roll was never triggered.
Same action




SLICER MODE


Press the SLICER mode button [M3] to set the Pads to Slicer mode. The Slicer Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 8 Pads.

Slicer Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Each Pad represents a slice of the beat-grid pattern (1 beat or other size defined from the 1st Parameter of the Slicer Pads page). Press and hold a Pad to repeat-loop a part of this slice (depending on the 2nd Parameter value). The track will resume playing from the position it would have been if the slicer pad was never triggered.
Same action, with the difference that the slice is memorized.




SAMPLER MODE


Press the SAMPLER mode button [M4] 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 8 Pads.

Sampler Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Press Pad 1 to 8 to trigger a Sample (1 to 8) 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 9 samples, both sides of the Pads will trigger the same samples. If the selected Sampler Bank has more than 8 samples, the left side Pads will trigger Samples 1 to 8 and the right side Pads will trigger Samples 9 to 16.



TONEPLAY MODE


Press and hold (for about 1 second) the HOTCUE mode button [M1] to set the Pads to TonePlay mode. The KeyCue Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 8 Pads.

KeyCue Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Each Pad jumps to the currently selected Hotcue (or temporary CUE if no Hotcue is assigned) and plays and changes its musical key by a semitone value designated from the Pad's text as shown on GUI. Different values can be used by selecting a different page (2nd Parameter of the KeyCue Pads page)
Select a Hotcue for the KeyCue pads to apply to.




FX MODE


Press and hold (for about 1 second) the ROLL mode button [M2] to set the Pads to FX mode (led will be flashing). The Inpulse300 FX* Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 8 Pads. The functionality of the Pads in this mode is mostly hard-coded in the Inpulse firmware and most of it cannot be changed. As a result of this hardware functionality, the Pads on the GUI do not offer any functionality if triggered from GUI, they just offer an aid showing the selected FX mode and an idea of what each Hardware pad does.

*Note: This special Pads Page will be available to select, only if the Inpulse 300 is connected.

Inpulse300 FX Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION



PAD 1
Press and hold Pad 1 to trigger the Filter LP Effect. The pad also controls the 1st Parameter of the LP Filter effect, starting from the zero value and gradually increasing to the maximum, as long as the pad is pressed. Effect is turned on when the pad is released (momentary)
No function is assigned
PAD 2
Press and hold Pad 2 to trigger the Filter HP Effect. The pad also controls the 1st Parameter of the HP Filter effect, starting from the zero value and gradually increasing to the maximum, as long as the pad is pressed. Effect is turned on when the pad is released (momentary)
No function is assigned
PAD 3
Press Pad 3 to trigger the Reverb * Effect. The pad also assign the 1st Parameter of the Reverb effect to a certain value, and gradually fast-decreases deck's Volume to the minimum. Effect is turned on when the pad is pressed again (toggle)
No function is assigned
PAD 4
Press Pad 4 to trigger the Echo * Effect. The pad also assign the 1st Parameter of the Echo effect to a certain value, and gradually fast-decreases deck's Volume to the minimum. Effect is turned on when the pad is pressed again (toggle)
No function is assigned
PAD 5
Press and hold Pad 5 to trigger the Beat Grid Effect. The Effect is turned off when the pad is released (momentary)
No function is assigned
PAD 6
Press and hold Pad 6 to trigger the Flippin Double Effect. The Effect is turned off when the pad is released (momentary)
No function is assigned
PAD 7
Press and hold Pad 7 to perform a "Baby" Scratch effect at the current position. The Scratch is turned off when the pad is released (momentary)
No function is assigned
PAD 8
Press and hold Pad 8 to jump at the 1st assigned Hotcue and perform a "Baby" Scratch effect from that position. The Scratch is turned off when the pad is released (momentary)
No function is assigned


Note *: For best results on the Reverb and Echo Effects, it is advised to enable the Post Fader Effects setting (from VirtualDJ Settings->Options tab->fxProcessing setting to Post-fader). This will allow these Effects to continue trailing for a while, when the Volume fader is moved to the minimum position


SLICERLOOP MODE


Press and hold (for about 1 second) the SLICER mode button [M3] to set the Pads to Scratch mode. The Scratch Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 8 Pads.

Scratch Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Each Pad performs a scratch routine while pressed or quickly released
Opens the Scratch DNA Editor to edit the scratch routine.




BEATJUMP MODE


Press and hold (for about 1 second) the SAMPLER mode button [M4] to set the Pads to BeatJump mode. The BeatJump Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 8 Pads.

BeatJump Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Each Pad moves the track forward/backwards by the value in beats designated by the Pad's text on GUI. Different beat values can be applied by selecting a different page (1st Parameter of the BeatJump Pads page)
Same action





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