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Stanton SCS.4DJ Digital DJ Mixstation

Posted by Andrew at 12:13 PM on February 26, 2012

SCS.4DJ MixstationIf you’re a DJ, you probably know the name Stanton, purveyors of DJ hardware. If you’re not a DJ, you probably still know the parent company, Gibson, of the guitar fame. Either way, we’re in good company here. Todd and Steve mix it up with Darrin “B-Side” Young from Stanton.

On show is Stanton’s SCS.4DJ Digital DJ Mixstation, a self-contained digital controller that has its own built-in computer and mixing software. The Mixstation is Linux-based with proprietary software that takes advantage of the unit’s features.

The music itself is all digital (.mp3, .wav, .aac) and USB storage can either be plugged in temporarily or else more permanently fitted on the underside in media bays.

Some of the cool toys include a 4″ hi-res colour LCD screen, display of the current track’s beat and wave form, media browser and automatic synchronisation between tracks (beat match). There’s also an auto DJ feature that takes a playlist and beat matches between the tracks. Nice.

Available now for $499 from over 500 retailers nationwide.

Interview by Todd “TC” Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network, and Steve “Surfer” Lee of Waves of Tech.

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2 Comments

  1. From Daniel at 1:41 pm on February 28, 2012

    I have the scs.4dj and I can honestly say it was a total mistake buying this unit. First off there is tons of glitches, and bugs in the system. Why would you release something that isn’t ready to be released. Like all products you have to test them thoroughly first, this is something Stanton obviously didn’t do with this unit. Another thing is that the crossfader broke after about 3 weeks of having it ( I only used it a couple of times, and when I did I didn’t play hard on it) so I had to contact stanton to get it fixed. There customer support is one of the worse I have EVER seen, took them about a week to even respond to my email saying that I need a repair. In conclusion I will never be buying anything from stanton again, nor would I recommend buying the scs.4dj.

    -Daniel

    (any more questions etc. email me grief1998@gmail.com)

  2. From Gerald Bailey at 1:52 pm on March 5, 2012

    I have tried the Torq Exponent and the Numark mixtrack. Both broke after very light use and pretty much the customer service sucked. I ordered a new circuit board for it and have waited for over a year. On the newmark mixtrack I tapped the play button a little too hard and it collapsed into the board. I called Numark and was told its 2 bucks but they are no where in stock. I asked if they could point me to a supplier and they said no. I wescalated to a manager who told me they would replace it but they dont have any in stock and wont till June. That is 3 months. That wont work. None of the Companies offer anything that could be considered support. I have been a dj for over 20 years and will not buy anything from either of these companies in the future. To me its all about support. everything breaks. I have given up on any product that could be compared to these in this price range. I will be buying an allen and Heath xone 4d. Numark could have had that money. 2700.00. Right about the time you critisize me for spending that money, you will realize u really do get what you pay for. So f off luke warm band wagon hopping corporations.

    Gerry B-