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Ultra-compact, ultra-light, ultra-practical and ultra-unique with its lights, the DJControl Starlight packs all the features needed to mix and scratch. With its built-in audio interface, the DJControl Starlight offers pre-listening in the headphones so you can then play your mix on speakers, which is perfect for learning or creating new mixes. The system is so comprehensive for its size that it boasts all the essential features such as bass equalization/filter knobs for smooth transitions or touch-sensitive jog wheels for easy scratching. The added bonus: the bright and powerful RGB backlighting.


This controller is a class compliant USB MIDI and audio device, so it can be used without any special drivers on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. However, if you wish to use the ASIO sound API under Windows, please install the latest driver package available from the Support page.

Sound card setup

This controller has built-in 4 channel output sound card, with MASTER output and HEADPHONE output (both 3.5mm jack).

* Open Preferences > Sound Hardware
* Select the Output tab
* From the Master drop-down menu, select the audio interface, then Channels 1-2
* From the Headphones drop-down menu, select the audio interface, then Channels 3-4
* Click Apply to save the changes.

Please refer to the user manual for more details about the audio configuration in Mixxx.

Please note:

The Master and Headphone knobs are hardware controls and interact directly with the integrated sound card's output. Although they also send MIDI messages, they have NOT been mapped in Mixxx, so do not expect an on-screen reaction when using them. This was done to prevent the knobs to adjust both the gain on the controller's sound card and in Mixxx.

Please refer to the user manual in order to learn how to set your levels properly when using Mixxx.

Mapping description

Save both MIDI and script files to your user controller mapping folder, then load the preset as described in the user manual


Sync = Sync lock
SHIFT + SYNC = Sync master.

Cue = Cue point
SHIFT + CUE = Return to beginning of loaded song.

Play = Play/Pause
SHIFT + Play = Cue Stutter.

Vinyl = Scratch On/Off (Default: ON)

When Vinyl is on, turning a jog wheel scratches that deck. When Vinyl is off, turning a jog wheel bends the pitch of the track.

PADS - Hot Cue:

Set and trigger Hot Cue 1-4
SHIFT + Pad = Delete Hot Cue 1-4.

PADS - Loop:

Beatloop 1/2 / 1 / 2 / 4 beats

PADS - FX Mode:

FX 1-3 on/off
SHIFT + Pad = FX 1-3 Select
PAD 4 = FX Rack 1/2 On/Off (Deck A/B respectively)

PADS - Sample:

Trigger Sampler 1-4 (Deck A)
Trigger Sampler 5-8 (Deck B)

Base LED:

Link to VU Meter for light show effect on each deck respectively.

Other controls as labeled.

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hercules_dj_control_starlight.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/25 11:35 by phatsodj