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Designed from the ground up for high-precision software control, the SCS.1d Deck is a dream-come-true for laptop DJs. Based upon the popular layout of the C.304, as well as extensive input from top DJs, this deck's interface is both comfortable and practical--providing a host of "world's first" features at your fingertips. Even better, it ships with a real vinyl disc to provide an extremely natural feel, right out of the box. Specifically, the SCS.1d offers a tight grip over your music through a high-torque 10" motorized platter, transport controls, navigation keys, rotary encoders, a motorized pitch slider, and a trigger section. Unlike the SCS.1m Mix Controller, the SCS.1d Deck does not offer any direct audio connectivity; all audio I/O remains at the mixer or external soundcard. What the SCS.1d does offer is the best tracking and most intuitive ergonomics of any product in its class.
High-Torque Motorized Platter
Central to the SCS.1d is an enhanced version of the award-winning motorized platter from the Stanton T.120 and STR8-150 turntables. This is one of the world's most trusted platter designs, proven through thousands of hours of use by DJs the world over. To be specific, this is a 4.5 Kgf-com, 16-pole, 3-phase brushless DC motor. What that means to you is super-fast .2-second spin-up and stop speeds. The motor can also be adjusted to simulate the feel of both super-high-torque motors and commonly used low-torque designs.
The SCS.1d's high-resolution (over one thousand counts per rotation) vinyl tracking system allows for super-accurate mixing and scratching. This system assures that every nuance is captured in real time, and works around the same principles as tracking is completely error-free (whereas digital vinyl systems have problems at slow speed). And because there's no interpretation of timecode signal, there's no delay between your movement and your software.
Encoders, Navigation, and More
Much like the SCS.1m, the SCS.1d Deck features 4 assignable rotary encoders with bright LED rings to control various aspects of your software. Underneath each encoder is an LCD "scribble strip" to let you know what parameter you're tweaking without looking up from the deck. With 6 control presets for each knob, this is the equivalent of having 24 assignable knobs—built right into your deck! Similar flexibility is built into both the SCS.1d's Navigation section, with its jog wheel for precise control, and Deck selection, which quickly banks between different global settings. In this way, the SCS.1d is like having many virtual turntables at your disposal; a single button press is all it takes to switch from one deck to the next.
Motorized Pitch Slider
The pitch slider on the SCS.1d is not only 100mm long for super-smooth pitch adjustments, but it's also motorized, so your deck "remembers" its settings as you switch between decks or presets.
Directly underneath the SCS.1d's motorized platter is its assignable Trigger section. Comprised of 4 velocity-sensitive pads, this section can be used to play loops and samples during performance, or for triggering any other MIDI messages to your software. Using these trigger pads in conjunction with the platter provides wild creative possibilities never before possible. While simple in operation, the expressive possibilities are almost endless.
Introducing the SC System: The future of digital DJing on Mac and PC
Once upon a time, DJs wouldn't have considered spinning sets from a laptop. But today, the writing is not only on the wall—it's glowing in 20-foot neon letters. Thanks to their portability, processing power, massive song storage, and rapid advances in DJ software, laptops are here to stay. With this in mind, Stanton boldly introduces the world's first truly professional DJ control system, designed to fully empower laptop DJs and desktop producers.
Super. Natural. Control.
In recent years, the DJ world has been flooded by a range of new controllers designed for laptop mixing. Unfortunately, these new entry-level systems are almost always plagued by compromises. And popular vinyl control systems, on the other hand, face the limitations of tracking timecode from vinyl, including worn-out discs, faulty needles or turntables, and increased tracking latency (delay). Breaking free from the past, Stanton's new SC System ushers in a new era of DJ performance. Led by the SCS.1m Mix Controller, the SC System eliminates all previous limitations, providing a rock-solid system with precise feedback and almost supernatural control over your DJ software. The result of many years of development, the SC System doesn't just raise the bar for laptop DJs; it changes the whole game.
The SC System goes far beyond simple all-in-one controllers, thanks to separate deck and mixer components. This allows for multiple configurations, with clean lines drawn between the functions of each unit. It also allows for a premium feature set including built-in FireWire connections, a high-torque motorized platter with vinyl control disc, motorized faders, rotary encoders, massive flexibility, and integration into DJ software with advanced 2-way feedback. Taken together, these features allow the SC System to go where no other DJ product has gone before.
SC System Setups
As a truly modular solution, the SC System can be configured in a variety of ways to suit your exact needs. SC System units can be used individually or in concert with other components, and even combined with existing analog gear to deliver precise, ultra-capable control over your DJ software.
SCS.1m + SCS.1d
This mixer-and-deck configuration can be used to emulate a dual-deck setup by using virtual decks for controlling transport, loop, and effects, while using the mixer to blend and EQ songs and sounds. This system is the perfect entry into the world of professional SC System laptop mixing.
Dual SCS.1d + SCS.1m
This setup recreates the "traditional" DJ system, allowing users to have 2 physical decks, each representing an on-screen deck (which can easily be toggled to 4 decks by using virtual decks). The mixer is used for blending, channel EQ, etc. in a traditional manner. This setup is tailored towards professional DJs wanting to replace their existing setup with an SC System controller-based solution.
SCS.1m + traditional turntables
The SCS.1m mixer can be incorporated into Digital Vinyl Systems (DVS) that support MIDI control by running the timecode into a sound card and using the SCS.1m's built-in MIDI functionality to control the user's preferred DJ software.
This mixer-only setup allows for basic mixing and transport control of software decks. Thanks to the SCS.1m's built-in audio interface capabilities, it's perfect for DJs wanting an all-in-one solution to play from their software into a PA system.