DJ manufacturer Hercules announced the DJControl Inpulse T7 at The NAMM Show in California recently, a Serato-compatible controller with motorized ‘vinyl-like’ platters.

Set to retail at $699 (US), and targeted at beginners, the unit is now easily the cheapest DJ controller on the market to offer this feature.

The DJControl Inpulse T7 comes with Serato DJ Lite in the box (paid upgrade required for Serato DJ Pro) and also Hercules’s ‘DJUCED’ software, giving beginners a choice.

The unit is extremely light-weight and features 3-band EQ, filter knobs on each channel, 2 x ‘battle-style’ FX paddles in the middle, on-board Stems controls, 8 x performance pads per deck, and retractable feet as seen on their Inpulse 500.

Pre-orders officially start on June 21, with worldwide sales beginning on July 31, 2023. Visit the Hercules website for more information.

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Best suited to: 1} DJs on a budget who want the authentic feel of mixing vinyl, 2} beginners looking for ‘something a bit different’, and 3} aspiring scratch/battle DJs.

Where to buy: When we last checked the Hercules DJControl Inpulse T7 was available on pre-order from Sweetwater for $699 (US only) and Gear4Music at £650 / €750 for the UK and Europe.

Related post #1: 7 of The Best DJ Controllers for beginners (where the Inpulse T7 sits in the market).

Related post #2: 7 of The Best ‘Top-Tier’ DJ Controllers (this post contains other more expensive units that offer motorized platters).

More resources: The 6 best DJ software programs (this post breaks down Serato pricing, etc, plus other key players in the market).

DJControl Inpulse T7 – key feature & specs

2 channel controller; comes withSerato DJ Lite and DJUCED. Works with Serato DJ Pro.

3 band EQ, gain + filter knobs on each channel

Effects rack: 2 x 3 FX Select buttons

2 x paddle FX controls, Beat -/+ buttons

33⅓ RPM motorized metal platters (can switch to 45 RPM in Serato DJ Pro)

Felt slipmats and vinyl records are held in place by the central axis

Platter with touch detection, 3.9-inch / 10-cm tempo fader, Play/Pause, Cue, Shift, Sync

8 x performance pads on each channel (8 modes; includes Hot Cue, Loop, Stems +)

Browser knob, Assistant, Range, Loop, Loop In/Out, Instrumental/Vocal, Pitch Bend << / >>

Stems controls:The Inpulse T7 is fully compatible with Serato DJ, including native one-button Stems control to easily create personalized mixes on the fly.

Features the same popular retractable feet as the Inpulse 500.

2 x Master outputs (speakers): 2 x XLR + 2 x RCA

2 x headphones outputs: ¼” / 6.35 mm stereo jack + 1/8” / 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack

Microphone input: ¼” / 6.35 mm jack (balanced)

Audio resolution: 44.1 kHz / 24-bit

Weight: 11 lb / 5 kg, has handles on both sides.

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