Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hercules releases GPL Linux MIDI drivers & Mixxx 1.6.1+Herc is released

On Feb 16th, Hercules released GPL Linux MIDI drivers for their DJ Console / DJ Control series of MIDI input controllers ( Mk2, RMX, MP3 Control, DJ Control Steel ).

Mixxx is proud to support Hercules' great contribution by releasing Mixxx 1.6.1+Herc (Linux) and the +Herc MIDI mapping update packs (Windows & OSX). All are available for download now at

Hercules users are encouraged to download these updates and visit the Mixxx Hercules documentation page at

Release Notes


Hercules DJ Console Mk1 users will have to wait until usbquirks is modified in the Linux kernel to remove the quirk for Mk1.


  1. This is great news! How gratifying to see a company supporting Linux users.

    Any idea if there's a chance these will be committed into the kernel at some point in the future?

  2. There's no reason they couldn't end up in the kernel some day... Right now they are GPLv2 and source code is included inside the dkms package.

    I would expect Hercules may want to do a few more stable releases before they went that way.

  3. when is this bug going to get fixed?

    that kind of makes the whole program useless.

  4. Anonymous: According to that bug report thread, we believe we've already fixed that problem and we were awaiting confirmation from testers that it was fixed.

    As you can read, since November we've not a single person report that they've had a problem with the waveform thread locking up with Mixxx 1.6.1. None of our developers have had this problem since then either.

    If you're still experiencing this bug with 1.6.1, please post in that bug report and help us out.

  5. great! I think I will buy an hercules dj controller then! :) I was looking at something for djing

  6. One little feature I'd like to see in Mixxx:

    I just tested Ultramixer and when you close the program while tracks are playing, you hear the vinyl "slowing down" before the program window disappears.

    Would be funny to have this (optional) feature in Mixxx.

  7. Does anyone know, if it will work with Hercules DJ Console (not MK2)?
    I have one, but don't know how to get it working.

  8. i just got the hercules rmx steel and it is superb. only thing is i feel it works better with virtual Dj than mixxx. maybe its just me