Stanton SCS 4DJ DJ Controller and Media Player
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- Ability to play and mix two tracks directly from the majority of mass storage devices
- Automatic Tempo and beat grid calculation allowing tracks to be synchronized quickly
- 4.3-Inch high resolution widescreen LCD with dual frequency dependent color waveform displays, makes visual beat matching easy
- Comprehensive Browse, Search and Sort capabilities presented in a simple and intuitive user interface
- 8 x Soft buttons allowing direct access to features, functionality and navigation
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No external computer is needed, the software is pre-loaded. Ready to go, right out of the box. Just add music and play. The Stanton SCS 4DJ DJ Controller and Media Player is the first truly integrated DJ system offering advanced one-button automatic synchronization. The embedded computer system in the Stanton SCS 4DJ assists your mixing by automatically synchronizing the tracks at the push of a button. This advanced digital mix engine also allows the Stanton SCS 4DJ to be placed into Auto-DJ mode, where the unit will automatically mix the music in your playlist based on your chosen style of mixing. Mix and DJ From Your Digital Media Library DJ directly from your digital media library located on your USB memory stick, hard drive or smart phone. Stanton SCS 4DJ supports most unprotected file formats including WAV, MP3 and AAC files. The layout of this DJ controller is instantly familiar to the experienced DJ, and logical enough for any novice to grasp. As a mobile DJ, SCS 4DJ gives you the durability and flexibility you need to perform night after night, with an intuitive yet simple surface, easy access USB ports, and a rugged chassis.The Stanton SCS 4DJ's powerful one-button sync engine and built in tempo and beat grid calculations let you spend less time keeping things synchronized, giving you more time to be creative. The beat synchronized features including FX and Auto Loops will give you professional sounding mixes from your first mix out of the box. Press the Record button and the Stanton SCS 4DJ DJ controller will record your performance to any mass storage device. Your recording can be shared between friends or used to produce a CD for distribution.
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With the new 5.0 Update to the integrated software, this little all-in-one controller is a force to be reckoned with.
The 5.0 Update has corrected all of the issues that I have read about in previous reviews from the passed two years.
Added Stability, Hot cues, Rapid Menu Browsing, Improved Sound output (Heaphones too), Tighter MIDI mapping, Slip Mode (Time Rift Mode), scratch glitch (pre-update) correction, better BPM analysis. Are just some of the things I can think of off of the top of my head that have been added to the ScS.4DJ.
This underrated product definitely deserves more praise now that many of the issues from the previous software versions have been corrected. Quick grid works OK, but I don't use it, I just let the integrated software analyze the songs for me since it allows you to still DJ while it analyzes the tracks in the background (something Virtual DJ 7 and Serato DJ won't let you do).
The ScS.4DJ is way ahead of it's time, and is currently (as I write this review) still the only true All-in-One solution. I highly recommend this to beginners and experts, or those who just need to consolidate into a smaller, lighter set-up.
Overall, it's an ok machine. For the price it's worth a but if you're starting to learn. Defintiely don't expect pro quality, or even sub-pro quality, and performance.
First things first, I am not a pro and would consider myself a bedroom DJ. This unit serves my needs quite well. I can mix mp3s back and forth with out the need for a laptop. I can mix, scratch (the latncy is ever so slight) and add a few effects to any mp3s that I have put on a thumb drive, portable hard drive etc.
The key things is NO NEED for a laptop. The next closest unit I can think of that can do that is the Pioneer XDJ Aero or maybe the Numark NS7. Sure those are professional and quality builds but they are going to run you in the $700-800 range. and the good thing here is that the SCS 4 has a little display screen on it that can be set to graphically display the waves of the MP3s playing. So when I am mixing or scratching I can see the waves that I am manipulating or grabbing. This helps immensely. This display is conveniently located in front of you and right next to your hands as opposed to having the need to look up and away at a laptop screen. I could be wrong, but I do not think that the Pioneer & Numark have such a graphical feature when in stand alone mode sans the pc.
In regard to the "slowness" of the machine that others may have put in their reviews. Please, please, if you get this unit you must go to the Stanton website and upgrade to the latest firmware. They have had maybe 4 updates since the unit was first released. It is now much faster, has many added features and a lot more stable. I know this because the unit I received had the original OS on it, so I got to see the before and after.
Also, if you have a humongous amount of mp3s that you need to work with, you really should analyze your library on a PC using the Quickgrid program from Stanton's website 1st(about 4 sec per mp3). Then connect that hard drive to the unit. The SCS can do it but it will take a LONG time. (remember it doesnt have a quad core processor like the average laptop or pc.)
I like it. Could you use it in a pro setting? I guess, but I definitely would make sure I had very fast and solid thumb drives or portable hard drives, make sure they have a good tight fit to the unit and can't be knocked about with your hand while mixing or scratching (there are 4 strategically located ports), have a good equalizer to pep up the sound that comes out of it and make sure to bring just the right amount of MP3s because sorting thru a large hard drive of music (250 gb in my case) on this can be cumbersome.**I probably need to read more in to the "Building Playlists" section of the manual :-)
Follow up March 2014:
My unit is still kicking... and there has been a firmware upgrade (5.0) that has made it even better. The quality of the sound output was improved, a tape delay has been added and a manual loop feature was added that is excellent for chopping non digital timed music.
2nd follow-up Oct 2015:
Still kicking. Cross fader went a few months ago, probably due to extreme scratching via crabbing & transforming on my part. I was able to switch it out with an Innofader replacement that works like a charm with a little modding. Check the SCS.4 DJ forums at Stanton for photos and info.
Other than that absolutely no issues.