Stanton SCS-1D Deck Firewire Interface Controller
The Dream Deck for Laptop DJs
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 decks interface is both comfortable and practical - providing a host of "worlds 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 - by far.
High-Torque Motorized Platter
Central to the amazing 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 worlds 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.1ds 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 an optical mouse - so it never wears out. Unlike digital vinyl systems, the SCS.1ds tracking is completely error-free (whereas digital vinyl systems have problems at slow speed). And because theres no interpretation of timecode signal, theres no delay between your movement and your software.
Encoders, Navigation, and More
Much like the SCS.1m, the SCS.1d Deck features four 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 youre tweaking without looking up from the deck. With six 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.1ds 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 its also motorized, so your deck "remembers" its settings as you switch between decks or presets.
Directly underneath the SCS.1ds motorized platter is its assignable Trigger section. Comprised of four 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 conjuction with the platter provides wild creative possibilities never before possible. While simple in operation, the expressive possibilities are almost endless.