SCS.4DJ

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SCS-IX V5.0.1 for SCS.4DJ now available!
» SC-IX V5.0.1 with QuickGrid 1.2 and PDF Guide» SCS4.DJ V2.0 Manual » SCS.4DJ Quick Start Guide » SCS.4DJ QuickGrid Manual for Web » SCS.4DJ QuickGrid 1.2 Installer

- Fixes "Disk Full" issue for some users when a drive is below safe storage threshold.

- Reduces required free drive space from 15% to 8%

» SCS.4DJ QuickGrid for MAC OSX v1.2 installer » SCS.4DJ Traktor Preset & Screen Text Update » SCS.4DJ Data sheet
Pre 2.0 SCS.4DJ Manuals for non-english languages
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SCS.4DJ Tech Specifications Mic Preamp:
  • Equivalent Input Noise: < -112 dBu A-weighted, measured
  • Sensitivity @ clip: 14 dBu (trim at max)
Mic Input to Line Output:
  • SNR 20Hz-22kHz: > 99dB A-weighted
  • THD+N @1kHz:20Hz-22kHz BW < 0.007%
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 3 dB, +/-0.25dB 100Hz to 15kHz
  • Sampling: 24-bit, 44.1kHz
Digital Playback:
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 2 dB, +/-0.25dB 100Hz to 15kHz
  • Signal/Noise Ratio: >106 dB A-weighted
  • THD+N @1kHz:20Hz-22kHz BW: 0.005%
  • Max Output Level: +14.5 dBu
  • Crosstalk (left to right): < -90dB @ 1kHz
  • Sampling: 24-bit, 44.1kHz
Headphone Amp:
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 3 dB, +/-0.25dB 100Hz to 15kHz
  • Signal/Noise Ratio: >90 dB A-weighted
Misc:
  • Fader Kill: -85 dB
  • Mic Input: 1/4" TRS
  • Master Outputs: RCA unbalanced, ¼" pseudo balanced
  • Headphone Output: ¼ ", 1/8"
  • Power: Supplied Adapter
  • Power Into 33 Ohms: 180mW RMS @ 0dBFS
  • Power Into 150 Ohms: 40mW RMS @ 0dBFS
  • Minimum Safe Load: 16 Ohms
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
  • Unit: 17.4" x 11.4" x 2.9" / 442mm x 291mm x 73mm
  • Box: 19.9" x 15.1" x 4.3" / 505mm x 383mm x 108mm
  • Weight: 5.0lbs
 

Stanton SCS.4DJ

Complete Digital DJ System

Complete Digital DJ System with built in SC-IX software means no external computer/controller required. Ultimate Experience Easier to set-up, Faster to learn, more time to be creative and improve your DJ skills. Designed for Portability Low profile, lightweight design with integrated drive bay for USB storage devices.

SC-IX OPERATING SYSTEM

The SCS.4DJ is powered by SC-IX V5.0, the most advanced embedded operating system on the market. SC-IX provides signal processing, playlist management, onboard analysis, deck, hotcue and looping functionality, and. SC-IX also delivers visual feedback directly to the integrated display so that your focus remains on the surface. SCS.4DJ will analyze your music and calculate a “beat-grid”, this is at the heart of synchronizing tracks during a mix, or keeping loops/effects in time. Your music is shown as frequency dependent color waveforms to keep you connected to your mix. SC-IX has a large amount of customization from the System menu allowing features to be adjusted to match your style of DJing. Built on a Linux base, SC-IX is rock solid and made for reliable operation.

DUAL DECKS AND INTEGRATED MIXER

High resolution 4.75” touch sensitive and naturally weighted zinc platters for the true turntable feel. Each deck has full transport control, and can be used in traditional scratch mode, touch start mode, tempo bend mode or to fast forward and rewind with accuracy. Each deck also has a 60mm high resolution pitch slider for super accurate control of tempo when mixing. A unique DSP key lock function keeps the pitch of the song steady regardless of any tempo changes. The mixer stage contains a full three band equalizer per channel with individual cue controls, channel activity LED’s and a long life digital cross fader. Multiple Hot cues, cross fader curves, channel gain, microphone gain and headphone gain can all be customized to match your requirements. Unique features like “time-rift” and “continuous sync” allow for exciting performance possibilities.

EIGHT SYNCHRONIZED EFFECTS PER DECK

Eight DJ specific effects can be controlled using a dedicated engage switch to let you know it is active and two high resolution rotary controls which can adjust multiple parameters giving you the ability to create thousands of effects variants in real-time. The SC-IX operating system keeps all of the effects synchronized to your mix to ensure you get the best results every time effects are used in the mix.

QUICKGRID

If you have a large music library (up to 50,000 tracks) you can use the free QuickGrid software to perform the track analysis on any single or multi-processor Apple Mac / Windows PC. Quick Grid will analyze your music library and prepare any USB device for use with the unit. Quickgrid can be downloaded FREE from the www.stantondj.com website.

RECORDING CAPABILITY

Press the Record button and SCS 4DJ will record your performance to any USB storage device. Your recording along with the playlist can be shared between friends, posted to a cloud sharing site or used to produce a remix or a live set.

SUPPORTED DEVICES AND FORMATS

USB based mass storage device including flash drives, hard drives, smartphones can be used with the SCS.4DJ. Supported drive formats include FAT32, NTFS and HFS+ (non journaled), while supported audio formats include WAV, MP3, AAC and FLAC. There is also a host port which will allow SCS.4DJ to be used as a MIDI controller for any MIDI compliant software application. One of the four USB ports can even be used to connect a standard USB keyboard for even faster search / browsing functions & other basic controls.

PROTECTIVE TRAVEL BAG

Available as an accessory, this messenger style bag is specifically designed to hold The SCS.4DJ hardware as well as headphones, power supply and other accessories such as hard drives. It has rugged nylon padded panels, custom foam insert, heavy duty buckles, an ergo-grip handle, and a padded shoulder strap.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
  • Comprehensive Browse, Search and Sort capabilities presented in a simple and intuitive user interface.
  • 8 x "Soft" Display buttons allowing direct access to features, functionality and navigation.
  • 4 x "Direct Access" illuminated buttons allowing instant access to important screens.
  • Full Navigation system including endless encoder and ENTER/BACK switches.
  • Smart Synch capability for one touch beat-matched synchronization, even at half the correct tempo.
  • Auto-DJ mode will mix your playlists automatically using the calculated beat grids.
  • Multiple customizable user-options such as Audio, Platter, Crossfader & Display Settings.
  • Microphone input with high-headroom and low noise performance.
  • Multiple USB Connections (1 x Top, 1 x Rear, 2 x Base plus host connection for MIDI Controller mode)
  • Transport controls featuring PLAY/PAUSE, CUE, SYNC and TAP tempo.
  • 1/4" Balanced TRS and Unbalanced RCA outputs, dual headphone outputs (1/4" & 1/8" phono jack)
  • Fully capable MIDI controller functionality
DECK CONTROLS
  • 3 band EQ per channel, at DJ friendly crossover points with complete kills, and 6dB boost.
  • 8 Beat synchronized Effects per channel, with two parameter knobs for custom real time control.
  • Dual 4,560 point high-resolution 4.75" touch-sensitive naturally weighted zinc platters, with scratch, touch and fast forward/rewind functionality.
  • Individual 45mm volume faders for each channel with DJ friendly fader caps.
  • 60mm Pitch control with bend and key lock functionality (with Auto DJ status indication)
  • High-quality digitally-controlled 45mm cross fader with incredible durability and multiple fader curves to fit your style.
  • Software gain control (automatic or manual)
  • Auto Loop – intelligently creates a beat synchronized loop from the current song position.
  • Loop Length – multiply and divide the length of the loop.
  • Reloop – automatically jump back to the last loop you used.
  • Headphone Cue/Listen per channel (indicated by the headphone icon)
  • Tri-Color input Level LED's showing deck volume.
  • Large Play/Pause and Cue transport buttons.
  • Large TAP tempo button to correct BPM.
  • Large Sync button located with the transport controls for instant beat matching of one deck to the other.
MASTER SECTION
  • 4.3" high resolution widescreen color LCD with adjustable brightness.
  • 8 x "Soft" buttons allowing direct access to features, functionality and navigation.
  • 4 x "Direct Access" illuminated buttons, HOME/WAVEFORM, BROWSE, PLAYLISTS and SYSTEM.
  • Navigation wheel with BACK and ENTER buttons for fast navigation of all screen based activity.
  • 7-LED stereo master output meters, deck tri-color LED level indication.
  • Record button – Record your mix directly to a mass storage device.
FRONT PANEL
  • Microphone Volume Control (with volume indicator)
  • Master Volume Control
  • Cue/Mix control, allowing to set the balance of Cue/Mix in the headphones
  • Headphone volume control
COMPUTER FUNCTIONALITY
  • Use the controls on SCS.4DJ to control DJ software (MIDI controller mode)
  • Connect standard USB keyboard for even faster navigation, search & basic controls.
  • SCS.4DJ supports M3u playlists created by standard music librarian applications/devices.
  • Recommended drive formats are: NTFS, Fat 32, HFS+(OSX) Non-Journaled.
  • Supports most unprotected file formats including WAV, MP3 and AAC files.
 
Stanton SCS.4DJ Reviews
Click TV Watch Review DJWorx

“No more laptop? I like that. Never been a fan of a computer in my audio. It is refreshing to walk up to a piece of gear and know that it's just going to work without even the slightest worry about MIDI configs and audio interface issues. Press the record button and SCS.4DJ will record a performance to any mass storage device, which can be shared between friends or used to produce a CD for distribution. I'm really impressed with the functionality, the performance and the creative options.”

Read Review Digital DJ Tips

“The thoughtful file browsing and playlist system, the ability to work flawlessly with consumer media, and the wonderful waveforms, combined with convincing scratch performance and great sound quality, means that it is going to blow you away, especially at this price point. You'll probably wonder why anyone ever DJ'd with a computer at all. The waveforms are excellent, better than some computer DJ software. They're colour and have clear beatgrid markers to help with sync, loops and so on. This is one of the major innovations that this unit offers, and why for DJs used to laptop DJing, it will feel great to use right from the off.”

Read Review DJ Mag

“The software works like a treat — anyone who has used the likes of Traktor or Serato will be familiar with how it works. It's the same basic principle: the only difference is that it's all done in the SCS 4DJ, and not on an external laptop. Loops can be set up, FX can be added onto tracks, waveforms and track information can be viewed, and beat grid and syncing is all available.”

“It has a high-quality screen, big enough to display colour parallel waveforms, and lots of library information. Add AutoPlay and you have an all-in-one DJ solution that doesn't need a laptop. It's a refined system with the quality of build and controls to appeal to professionals.”

“Stanton's SCS.4DJ looks like it is going to be a popular piece of kit with Pro's and amateur DJs alike. Its ease of use and the relatively inexpensive price point is going to really shake up the mid market Digital DJing controller range. The SCS.4DJ runs its own Digital DJing Software with all of the features that would be expected on high end DJing software and will read digital audio files directly off any storage device.”

Read Review Future Music Magazine

“As a unit for house parties or mobile jocks, the auto DJ function and ability to carry so much music in a light, ready to go package is extremely appealing at this price.”

Read Review MacLife.com

“Learning how to DJ is quite daunting - the gear can be expensive and complicated, not to mention wickedly heavy. Stanton's SCS.4DJ changes all that.”

Read Review The DJZone Bench

“The Stanton SCS.4DJ takes digital DJing a step beyond the laptop. With the ability to play tracks directly from a hard drive, USB flash drive, or even your Android or iPhone, it removes the laptop completely from the picture. With its built in software, it performs all the same duties as a laptop but without the extra hardware.”

Read Review Crossfadr.com

“This is a quality product that should suit those DJs who want to dispense with the laptop and simplify their rigs.”

“The Stanton SCS.4DJ is easy to use and, because of that, it would make a good choice for someone who wants to get started as a DJ with a very simple device that allows them all the power that they'll need. Professional DJs will likely appreciate no longer having to haul their laptop-and all of the potentially sensitive personal information on it-from club to club.”

Read Review TrackItDown.net

“This is a feature heavy unit that is set to take the DJ market by storm!”

“This is a huge step forward in the controllerism market as people continue to look for ways to scale down and miniaturize their performance set up with more convenient plug and play options.”

Read Review LIVE2PLAY

“There’s a lot of great DJ gear out there right now that’s changing the world based on use of digital media, and Stanton is staying ahead of the pack of media players. Live2Play blogger, Shaun DeGraff reviewed the CMP.800 Cross Media Player not too long ago and we thought that unit was seriously cool.”

Read Review DJBOOTH

“The Stanton SCS.4DJ Digital DJ Mixstation is the first true all-in-one DJ Console that combines a DJ controller with internal software, on board computer and an on-board LCD screen that can be used for file navigation, waveform display, software setup, and video playback. All the user has to do is add music files via USB in order to start DJing with the SCS.4DJ. Stanton has made this very easy since any USB device (smartphone, iphone, flash Drive, or Hard drives) can be directly connected into the SCS.4DJ for plug-and-play Media playback.”

Read Review BANG THE DJ

“Any DJ worth they’re salt should be familiar with the brand that brought us the almost ubiquitous 500 stylus. Now the firm actually makes a whole swathe of DJ gear, from controllers, to decks to mixers. This is where today’s review comes in. We first saw this device back in spring at Musik Messe, when then unit was so fresh that font on the display units was the prototype builder’s default. Some months later, here it is. There’s been plenty of time to let the dust settle, so let’s have a look at what this thing can do.”

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The Stanton SCS.4DJ Bag: (Sold Separately)

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The tough design construction of this bag uses premier materials throughout offering the ultimate protection for the SCS.4DJ All-In-One Digital DJ System. There's a large outer pocket for your headphones, and a secure kangaroo-style pouch for your cables and manuals. The SCS.4DJ Bag also has compartments for drives, audio interfaces and more. Padded straps and ergo grip handles make transportation of your unit painless.

Features:

  • Stlyish messenger bag designed for transportation and protection.
  • Rugged nylon exterior and thick padded interior.
  • 10mm EVA foam layers sewn into multiple sides of the bag.
  • Removable custom foam cradle with cutout specifically for SCS.4DJ for extra protection.
  • Heavy duty buckles, ergo-grip handle, & padded shoulder strap.
  • Bright 'Stanton Blue' interior lining for better visibility in dark clubs or rooms.
  • *The SCS.4DJ bag also fits the Stanton DJC.4 and many other standard 2 deck MIDI controllers.

Compartment Breakdown:

  • 1-Large compartment for SCS.4DJ with removable cradle.
  • 2-side pockets (1 double mesh net-style pocket, 1-solid nylon pocket).
  • 1-front open "kangaroo style" pouch (only revealed when the bag is unbuckled).
  • 1-headphone compartment with zipper and inner sleeve pocket.
  • 2-small mini pockets, perfect for small cables, USB lights and thumb drives / hard drives.
scs 4dj bag storage carrying case

Specifications:

  • Exterior Dimensions (H x W x D): 17" x 23" x 7.5" / 43.18 cm x 58.42 cm x 19.05 cm.
  • Interior Dimensions (H x W x D): 14" x 19" x 3.5" / 35.56 cm x 48.26 cm x 8.89 cm.

Weight:

  • 3 lbs. / 1.36 kgs.
 

SCS4.DJ FAQ:

  • Before you begin… Firmware updates will ensure your SCS.4DJ includes the latest features and improved functionality & speed. The latest update can be found under the support tab on the product page.
  • The latest firmware at the time of writing is version 4.0.
  • You must analyze your music files to utilize the following:
    • Multicolored Waveforms
    • BPM detection
    • BPM driven effects
    • SYNC
    • Looping
    • Auto DJ
  • Our offline analysis tool, QuickGrid is available to download for users with large libraries or those who wish to analyze their files faster on their own computer. (Between 25 and 80% faster, based on computer speed).
  • When using QuickGrid make sure you have adequate space (10% on OSX, 15% on Windows) on both your internal hard drive (local library) and the external drive you plan to work with. You will get an “unavailable space error” if there is not enough room on either drive.
  • If you are experiencing trouble installing or running QuickGrid on your computer, make sure you have the latest version of Java on your computer and have permissions to install programs. (Please note that it is possible to install multiple versions of Java, so, if it will not run, it also may be necessary to conversely remove an installation of Java from your installed applications)
  • Recommended drive format types are NTFS, FAT32 and HFS+ Non-Journaled. NTFS is the most stable format, but can be slower on some drives (depending on their read write speed). If you experience stuttering (especially when recording), format in FAT32.
  • For optimum performance, please purchase drives with a rated speed of at least 4MB/s write and 10MB/s read speed. This speed will greatly affect the audio playback and recording capabilities. Stanton recommend the use of 7200rpm speed when using a traditional (no-flash) hard drive.
  • To automatically create a playlist based on your file directory press SYSTEM and follow this path: Devices > (Your Device Name) > Generate Device Playlist
  • To create a playlist in iTunes™ WinAmp™ or other media player export an .m3u file to your USB device and copy to the folder containing music connected to your SCS.4DJ. To create a playlist using the SCS.4DJ press BROWSE, higlight selected song, and press “To Playlist”. This active playlist can be saved to your USB device at any time.
  • The SCS.4DJ comes with a protective film over the widescreen LCD, if you screen appears scratched, cloudy or hazy please remove this film. Visibility is greatly improved without it.
  • To hide the included demo audio files press SYSTEM and follow this path: Display Settings > Hide Demo Content. Demo content will be hidden next time you power on your SCS.4DJ.
  • For faster navigation a USB keyboard can be connected to any of the available USB “Type A” ports. The USB “Type B” port is only used for MIDI Controller Mode which overrides internal DJ software. (Please note that, after you enter MIDI controller mode, it is necessary to turn off your SCS.4DJ and turn it back on to re-enter the internal software)
  • If you accidentally LOCK your unit, press the BACK and ENTER buttons together to unlock your system.
  • Tracks only need to be analyzed once (unless they are deleted & re-added to drive or are used on a different machine). If you have trouble reading / playing a file or playlist that was previously there please “Rebuild Song Database” on the drive from the ‘Device Setting’ in the SYSTEM menu.
  • If you plan to record using the SCS.4DJ please make sure you have ample space on the drive connected or simply connect a new/empty drive and select it to record to.
  • Auto-DJ only works with a pre-created playlist. So make sure you have a saved playlist on your device or create one first. Load that playlist and then load the first two songs… the rest will play in order and be beat-matched if possible. If you have not had time to prepare a playlist, you may use the “ToPlaylist” soft-button within the “Browse” menu to load a few songs to the active playlist that will then be used by the Auto-DJ function.
  • Remember Auto-DJ takes over the pitch, line & cross faders, even if you disable Auto-DJ you may still need to move these faders around to regain manual control.
  • If you experience difficulty creating a cue point, you may want to turn off SNAP which allows more flexibility when you create cue points (by not snapping to grid)
  • USB ports cannot be used to directly access music on a computers hard-drive. SCS.4DJ only interacts with a computer when you are using it in MIDI mode with a compatible software.
  • The embedded hardware does not provide any storage for user-created files. You must connect some type of drive with available space via the many USB ports, to play music from and / or record to.
  • When performing a system update, it is important not to touch the platters, as this can cause a very rare issue where the update may fail, causing the unit to become inoperative. If this happens, it will be necessary to repair the unit under warranty as this is not user-servicable.
  • SCS4.DJ Tips:

  • New to SCS.4DJ’s Version 3.0 software are Hot Cues. These can be used in addition to your main cue point for playing different points of the song in a rhythmic fashion (like a drum machine). Hot Cues also start playback when pressed (if a deck is paused), unlike the main Cue point which will play back until you let go of the button.
  • A useful way to find songs is to select BROWSE then ‘sort’ (from the soft buttons near the screen), then sort by BPM. Now your entire library is arranged by BPM.
  • There are three basic platter modes, Jog (for pitch bending), Scratch (for touch sensitive scratching and spinning) & Touch (for tapping the surface as a scratch-able cue button).
  • To scroll (fast forward / rewind) a track, press and hold the SCRATCH button while rotating the platter forward or backward.
  • An easy way to correct a beat grid is my manually marking the 1st downbeat w/ a CUE point, then select EDIT BPM from the soft keys (in the Waveform view) then select ‘Shift Beatgrid to Cue’
  • EQ which has a complete KILL is pre-line/cross-fader and pre-effect/loop
  • Only one effect can be used at a time per deck., but you can use Loops and effect at the same time (Try using Slice within a loop for some serious fun!)
  • Your default loop size can be changed within system settings. With version 3.0, your last loop is saved with your song, for recall the next time you call up a track.

Looking for more Quick Start information and Performance Tips and Tricks videos? Check out our quick start guide Quick Start Guide PDF & Videos http://www.stantondj.com/stanton-videos.html

If any bugs or crashed are experienced please e-mail / call service and include the Serial# (found underneath bay door) & the Firmware Version #. This can be found in the SYSTEM Settings > SCS.4DJ > About SCS.4DJ

Firmware Example: RL 22514 SA 2.6.0 CF4 2011-05-30