updated 10:05 am EDT, Sat April 25, 2009
DeeJay Trim 4&6
Hercules has announced the DeeJay Trim 4&6, a USB audio interface built for professional DJs who already own a DJ controller. Recently showcased at Musikmesse 2009 in Germany, the audio interface provides users with a way to preview, talk over, and export their mixes. The device features 4 pre-amplified inputs each with a view-meter, a built in 3-port USB 2.0 hub supplied by an external power adapter, and a steel casing to help provide durability during regular daily use. DeeJay Trim 4&6 also comes with two available modes, a 4-input/4-output and a 2-input/6-output.
To help with integration, the DeeJay Trim's 4-line or phono inputs can be connected to CD or MP3 players, and be mixed with music files stored on the computer. The pre-amplification on inputs can be adjusted using two rotary switches which allow for fine adjustments of the volume at the inputs. Using the 6-output mode allows users to transfer 2 stereo tracks separately to an external mixing deck, while adding a third stereo track for loops, effects and samples. Additional features deliver a microphone connector with a talk-over function and a headphone connector with a volume switch and channel selector.
The DeeJay Trim 4&6 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, priced at $250, and is planned for release in June.