Could the Hercules DJ Air be one of the most intriguing controllers of the year? Looking at this modest DJ controller you may think that it is another entry-level DJ station for those stepping into the digital realm, but it does pack some innovative features that set it apart from anything else around the same price. For starters, it has a built in headphone output which isn't usually found on any of its direct competitors allowing you to cue and beat match your tracks without needing an external soundcard. Alongside the familiar 2 channel mixer and pressure sensitive jog wheels there is also 8 velocity sensitive trigger pads for activating loops, cue points and effects within the software. even with this amount of functionality you are getting a fantastic deal, but there is still one more outstanding trick up its sleeve, the Air control. This astonishing new feature allows the user to manipulate effects and controls just by raising or lowering the hand. This means wavign goodbye to rotary filter control, and hello to some visual performance! Available now for only £129, this is a fantastic option for anyone looking at entering the digital world as well as DJs who want an interesting way of manipulating effects.