Hardware Manuals

Hercules - Instinct P8  


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.

VirtualDJ 8 Setup

Download 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 to operate.

MIDI Operation.

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.