Although the SCS.1m is in some ways a mixer, its more appropriately called a mix controller. Designed in an intuitive DJ mixer format that should be instantly familiar to anyone whos ever stepped behind the decks, the SCS.1m features four channel strips with faders, EQ controls, and high-precision metering, as well as a responsive crossfader, and a straightforward Cue / Monitoring section. The surface layout has been carefully designed so that any experienced DJ can simply step up and begin basic mixing within seconds. The difference, of course, is that tweaking an EQ knob or channel fader, for example, is not actually adjusting analog audio - its controlling the corresponding EQ or level parameter in your DJ software.
FireWire Computer Connection
The SCS.1m controls your DJ software and sends/receives audio to Mac or PC via its onboard, studio-quality FireWire connection. FireWire allows a simple, single-cable connection, with all the bandwidth required to handle just about any mixing and controlling task youre likely to need. It also ensures ultra-low latency (delay) of only 1.5ms and high sampling rates (sound quality) of up to 24 bit / 96 kHz. This translates into lightning-fast responsiveness and sound quality thats far beyond competing mix control products.
Rotary Controls (aka "Super Knobs")
Beyond basic mixing and control, the SCS.1m makes a radical departure from traditional mixers via four rotary encoders ("virtual knobs") with LED rings and corresponding LCD "scribble strips." These fully assignable encoders can be mapped directly into functions in the DJ software while providing visual feedback of knob position, even in low-light settings. Underneath, the LCD scribble strips confirm the software parameter being adjusted by each encoder, without the need to check your laptop. Of course, common assignments for these encoders can be saved as presets for fast recall.
Auxiliary Input for Turntables and CD Players
Although designed primarily as a software control surface, the SC System provides DJs with the ability to connect a real turntable or CD player into their Macs or PCs via a switchable Aux input. This input is useful for mixing real world sources along with your software, and for sampling or archiving vinyl and other audio into your computer.