DJ Controllers | The Hercules P32 Is Now DEX 3 Supported

Hercules P32 Map for PCDJ

Download The Hercules P32 Map For DEX 3 Below For Zero-Configure Support

The pad-tastic Hercules P32 DJ controller ($299 at most online DJ equipment retailers) is now supported by DEX 3 and DEX 3 RE using the downloadable script (map) file below. The map will automatically be included in every future update of DEX 3, so if you’re already using 3.8 or higher you do not need to download below.

The Hercules P32 throws conventional DJ controller design out the window in favor of a layout, that at first glance, seems built to control production software such as Ableton Live instead of DJ software. As Hercules explains the P32:

“A unique, all-in-one controller at the crossroads of DJing and performance. With 2 decks, screens displaying the sizes of loops, effects racks, equalizers and more, Hercules P32 DJ is perfectly designed for mixing.”

Gone are jog-wheels/platters and in their place you have two grids consisting of 16 pads for both Deck A & Deck B – providing a total of 32 colorized pads (Support for assigning color is coming soon to DEX 3!). The 4×4 pad grid per deck includes assignable function buttons, loop controls and filter/effect knobs.

The Hercules P32 is smaller and highly-portable in comparison to most of the modern DJ controllers; It will easily fit in a ruck sack to take on the road. It’s equipped with a 1/4” headphone jack for pre-fade listening (includes built-in audio interface with ASIO drivers for Windows and Core Audio support for MAC), USB port and pair of RCA outputs for master.

Minus the obvious pad-based layout that lends itself beautifully to next-level finger drumming, the Hercules P32 is a standard DJ controller equipped with a two-channel mixer and built in audio interface that now works brilliantly with either DEX 3 or DEX 3 RE DJ programs.

Note: Improved support for some of the Hercules P32 capabilities will be available with the next major DEX 3 update (3.8) – and the updated features and script will be included with the installation of the DJ software.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: With DEX 3 closed – Unzip the Map (js file only) to:  Documents -> PCDJ-DEX3 -> Controllers

NOTE: If you already have DEX 3.8 or higher, the MAP is already pre-installed!

Hercules P32 General Features

  • 3 Band EQ (per deck): Hi, Mid, Low
  • Record: Stop and start recording
  • Dedicated headphone cue with volume control
  • Volume fader per deck
  • Cross fader
  • Browser function with push encoder and dedicated load buttons for each deck
  • Loop/Tempo: Push encoder for engaging loop and changing loop length. Add shift to adjust master tempo
  • Filter/Move: Push encoder to engage filter, while turning the knob adjusts filter parameter. Add shift while turning encoder adjusts loop size (BeatJump)
  • Three dedicated FX knobs for each FX engine per deck. Macro knob controls dry/wet or press shift to engage macro function
  • Transport (per deck): Play/Pause, Cue, and Sync buttons
Performance Pad Modes
  • HotCues
    • Add or Delete up to 16 HotCues on the fly
  • Loop
    • There are two loop behaviors with Slip Mode:
      • Slip Mode Off: Build a loop, let it repeat. When you stop the Loop, the track continues playing after the Loop
      • Slip Mode On: Build one or more loops. When you stop the Loop, the track immediately jumps back to the original position in the timeline where the track would have been if it had continued playing. This is a great way to play Loops without losing the phrasing of your track
  • Slicer
    • Slicer mode splits an active loop into 8 Slices
    • The size of the Slicer area is determined by the deck’s selected loop size
    • Slices are triggered in real time: you jump between the 8 different sections of an active loop
    • Once a Slice is triggered, looping will start within the selected Slice for as long as the pad is pressed
    • Playback continues within the loop when no Pad is pressed
  • Sampler
    • This sampler lets you play using 4 Samplers per deck
    • Each sampler has 4 layers, so you can load up to 16 samples per deck
    • Each sample player can be individually set to Loop or Trigger mode (quantized or unquantized), and volume controlled

Hercules P32 Specification’s

Deck Control 8x Transport Buttons: SHIFT / PLAY / CUE / SYNC
2x matrices of 16 pads each (32 pads in total) with two-color backlighting and 4 associated mode buttons (SAMPLER, SLICER, LOOP, HOTCUE)
2x effects sections, each composed of 4 potentiometers and 4 activation buttons
2x rotary encoders with integrated switch to control loops (LOOP) and tempo
2x double 7-segment displays to view the size of the loop in progress
2x rotary encoders with integrated switch to control filter (FILTER) and navigation
Mixer Section 1x rotary encoder with integrated switch to navigate through folders and playlists
2x buttons to load songs onto decks (virtual turntables)
1x record mix button
1x button to enable/disable SLIP mode
2x 3-band EQs with respective potentiometers (HIGH, MID, LOW)
2x volume control buttons (Vol +/-) for headphones
2x buttons to enable/disable headphone monitoring (PFL A and B)
2x volume faders
1x crossfader
Inputs and Outputs Stereo Output: 2x RCA
Headphone: 1/4″ / 6.35 mm TRS
USB: Type B
Maximum Power Main Output: 5 dBu into 1 kOhm
Headphone Output: 5 dBu into 32 Ohms
THD + N Main Output (1&2): -85 dB at 1 kHz
Headphone Output (3&4): -75 dB at 1 kHz
Resolution 16-bit
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Minimum System Requirements PC / Mac
2 GHz CPU or higher
2 GB RAM or more
Windows 7 and higher (32 and 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.8 and higher(32 and 64-bit)
Optional drivers are available for download on Hercules website (ASIO and product firmware update)
Dimensions 14.0 x 9.4 x 1.9″ / 35.6 x 23.8 x 4.8 cm
Weight 3.1 lb / 1.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.5 x 10.8 x 3.2″