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Stanton's SC system - up close
Stanton's SC system - up close
Posted by Gizmo on January 19, 2008 :

There's nothing quite like real hands on tampering with real gear rather than passing judgement based on a few renders. So take a quick shufty at this handful of snaps of Stanton's new SC System directly from the NAMM show floor. They're not all in focus but you still get the idea.

Much better close up I think you'll agree.

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27 comments to this story

On January 19, 2008, sgb said this:
But will they convince the girls that I'm really spinning, when I'm really just trying to pick them up?

On January 19, 2008, Dizzy said this:
I've read some comments on the aesthetics of these units but they look pretty good to me. I find the motorized pitch slider to be pretty cool, would like to see it in action. I also like the little LCD displays nestled between the buttons. I assume they will read out whatever parameter you assign them. Can we expect to see any videos of the unit in action?

On January 19, 2008, Gizmo said this:
I think my guys will have something but I believe Stanton will be putting their own movies out soon enough.

On January 19, 2008, SpAzZ said this:
Overall looks pretty dam good, although the x-fader cap is not that appealing.

On January 19, 2008, mBx_D said this:
Read somewhere in the internet the deck will cost $1499?
That's pretty much I think. Is there any thing more info you got about the price giz? Street price should be $1299 if what I read is true...

On January 20, 2008, DaCaveDwella said this:
One thing I noticed that looks like it could be a big drawback...the units power adapters...looks as if you'll have 1-3 (one for each unit) extra big adapters like the ones vestax uses on the 05 mixer...that could create a headache when pluging in the units...if this is the case? You'll have to bring a special surge protector with you to your gigs...

I would like to check on of these units out!!
price wise...should be around $499-$799 tonearm & the rest is just buttons
& circuits & oh yes...motorized motor & pitch control...most of the midi keyboards are from $199-$499...why not this's just midi & firewire...if stanton trys to sell these things for a lol price...I for sure will not buy one and rather get something real like a vestax controller one...since you can get one now for $1399 in black only...


On January 20, 2008, MyGuess said this:
I knew it just hype to sell shh sick.gif Vestax has a better track record and reputation then Satan, go Ruck!

On January 20, 2008, renatojsp said this:
I will keep my HDX with torq and wait from behringer DDM4000 because the price is out of mind.

The Stanton SC System is expected to ship in May 2008, and the retail value of the full system will be set at a retail value of approximately $2,499.00 (MSRP). The units will also be sold separately, with the SCS.1.d set at $1,499.00 (MSRP) and the SCS.1m at $999.00 (MSRP).

On January 20, 2008, Myguess said this:
wow! I Didn't see the price earlier :D

On January 20, 2008, Def1 said this:
The Stanton gear looked wack to me, not impressed at all. The fader knobs and faders felt shit!

Stanton wait all this time to announce this crap and the unit doesn't even map properly with the software, the dreadlock dude demoing was having problems.

Did anyone see the innofader? Word was it blew up a mixer!

On January 20, 2008, DaCaveDwella said this:
So if (msrp...manufacture suggested retail price) is $1499 for a set of decks then (map...minimum advertised priced) should be somewhere around $499-$699 for the set of decks...

I personally think these should sell for something like this...

mixer $299-$399
deck $299-$499 for one unit

If these companies want to take out real vinyl??...they will have to price these products to compete with regular vinyl of now Stanton, Vestax, or Technics 1200 $399-$699 (depending on model)

I agree with Deft1 on the stanton mixer fader...looking at it makes me wonder how someone is to scratch with that thing (all wide at the bottom of the fader knob)...maybe stanton didn't want people to abuse this gear like dj's do?

I'm still very interested in that stanton deck though...if this thing is stable and can take some abuse...I will fo show get at least one deck...diggin the motorized pitch control feature & extra buttons & regular vinyl like looking platter with those speed dots...but personally...I think I'll go with the vestax vci-300 (no motorized platter though, but 4ins/4outs, nice, compact, & very mobile) for small parties...until I know fo show that these motorized decks work....

On January 20, 2008, JoonShk said this:
what's the point of the strobe dots if there is no strobe indicator?

On January 20, 2008, Solo said this:
These obviously aren't catered for the scratch DJ, hence the stupid cf knob, and the strobe-dots on the platter- purely for looks. Most digital DJs don't even know what they're for!

On January 20, 2008, Wozza said this:
First of all the prices put forward at this stage can be way off the mark, especially with companies like Stanton. I am expecting to see big reductions before release.
Second this is a pre production model and the first time we have seen it, they will still be working on the design and software a bit.
third thing is I told an old Lamba rep (when they where still distributing Stanton) that the fader caps are awful. Apparently Stanton spent money developing those knobs so they are here for a while. This is annoying to me but it is they way it is. The mixer is not designed for scratching at all so not to be able to scratch with it is fine. MIDI mixers and scratching never go that well due to the steps on the cross fader anyway. It is the player that is of main interest to us and could work well for a few uses

On January 20, 2008, Peter Mapanao said this:
Dizzy, I have video footage of the SC system and will have it up shortly.

On January 20, 2008, Akiem said this:
wheres the strobe light?

On January 20, 2008, Dizzy said this:
Oh snap, I didn't notice the fader caps until now. I didn't realize that MIDI faders had issues with steps. Do MIDI faders have high latency or something? It's OK, I'm more interested in the turntables anyways although the msrp is crazy high. I hope that comes down significantly. One thing I notice about a lot of stanton mixers is that that they can't be rack mounted due to the lack of a faceplate. Even if you don't plan to mount them you still can't rest them between road cases (for those who like to do so). I guess your only option is to flip 'n' stack the mixer's road case.

On January 20, 2008, nem0nic said this:
While it's true that MIDI can be limiting (7bit MIDI messages are limited to 128 "steps"blink1.gif, keep in mind that this controller doesn't just speak MIDI. Developers will support it natively the same way that Scratchlive supports several CD decks for native control. This allows you to get very high resolution data to and from the device.

FYI, 14bit MIDI messages have 16384 steps, which is also plenty of resolution for things like plater control and pitch change data.

On January 20, 2008, Dizzy said this:
That seems like plenty-o-resolution. Besides, why would scratching with a MIDI control fader need even require ANY resolution if the fader is set at a sharp curve? The fader is basically used as an ON/OFF switch when scratching which would lead me to believe all the steps you would need in that case would be 2.

On January 21, 2008, nem0nic said this:
The fader doesn't have any "curve". It simply transmits a string of data as it moves along it's path. In the case of 7bit MIDI, it transmits 128 values from end to end. If you set up your MIDI crossfader to only transmit 2 values you would hate scratching with it (might as well just scratch with a button). Besides, that's just not how it works.

And remember that the crossfader isn't the only control that sends MIDI. Every control on the surface sends it. You wouldn't want your pitch fader to only transmit 128. Or your platter.

On January 21, 2008, Rosta said this:
I wana see four of these decks controlling 4 decks in traktor

On January 21, 2008, Gyro (Canada) said this:
Rosta: I dreamt of the same setup last nite:D

On January 22, 2008, Prtscr said this:
You won't need 4 to run 4 tracks in traktor as they can be used as virtual decks. I don't know if you can (or should want to) control all 4 decks with just one player but two players for 4 decks should be just perfect!

Why does midi have 7 and 14 bits compared to the more common 8 and 16?

On January 22, 2008, said this:
Loving all this, right now. Everything fully customizable. Almost no "this-button-does-this" in sight. Good good good. Numark+Serato seem to have a good solution, bt modular is TOTALLY the way to go.

On January 23, 2008, nem0nic said this:
"Why does midi have 7 and 14 bits compared to the more common 8 and 16?"

That's a really good question whose answer I've never researched.

On January 25, 2008, Dunks said this:
idea.gif They should add a vinyl spindle, change platter to 12" and add a tone arm. Best of both worlds.

On April 10, 2011, Dj Steve said this:
text Please where can i find this DjPlayers ?
the stanton site did'nt have !!! amazed.gif
and I wanna know the best prise for 2-scs1d and 1-scs1M
thanks !

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