It sure took 'em long enough, but Stanton has just announced that its completely boss SCS-1 System is finally shipping to eager DJs. The system is comprised of the SCS.1d deck and the SCS.1m mixer, both of which give funkmasters that digital flair while preserving the familiar feel of older school gear. One of the unique technologies is the HSS1394 protocol, which is a proprietary high-speed communications standard developed specifically for the SC System 1 in order to transmit MIDI messages rapidly over FireWire. You'll also find a preset library for the System (Traktor Pro included), and Stanton has vowed to make updates available regularly and free of charge. Check the full release just past the break.
Stanton's SCS-1 System NOW SHIPPING!
SCS Mixer & Deck professional controllers herald a revolution for the digital DJ
HOLLYWOOD, FL – January 14, 2009 – Stanton DJ, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of professional audio products for DJs, announces the official release of the SC System into retail locations worldwide. The SC System is an innovative set of digital controllers for the professional DJ, comprised of the SCS.1d deck and the SCS.1m mixer. Both units are advanced control surfaces that give the laptop DJ new performance abilities and functionality within the MIDI-compatible software of their choice, while preserving the familiar feel and layout of more traditional equipment. The components of the high-end system can be used standalone or together, allowing for multiple configurations and diverse functionality that goes far beyond the parameters set by traditional DJ gear.
The SC System is the result of years of research in new technologies and user interface design, and unites these elements in an ergonomic and intuitive package. "As a company, we made a commitment to invest in technology that would take DJ performances to the next level," states Tim Dorwart, CEO of The Stanton Group. "The SCS-1 deck and mixer show our commitment to this market, to the DJ controller paradigm and to our customers, who have been instrumental in providing feedback and input into these products."
Several new technologies are found in the SC System. Among these are HSS1394, a proprietary high-speed communications protocol developed by Stanton Magnetics and Bome's Software for the SC System 1 family of products. This groundbreaking innovation allows MIDI messages to be translated and rapidly exchanged via FireWire. HSS1394 solves the need for extremely fast communications from control surfaces to DJ software, and ensures the fastest messaging achievable with hardware while still maintaining the appearance of a standard MIDI device.
To support the hardware's diverse software compatibility, Stanton has developed a preset library for the System, including a preset for Traktor Pro™ as well as a general preset that applies to other popular software applications. The presets will be updated regularly, and are available for free download off the Stanton website.
For more information on the SC System 1, other products in the SC System family, and Stanton's full line of traditional DJ equipment, visit www.stantondj.com and www.enterthesystem.com.