STANTON'S SCS.4DJ WINS DJ MAG TECH AWARD Best DJ Controller under £600
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL, OCTOBER 11, 2011 – Stanton® Magnetics, a member of the Stanton Group of companies and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for DJs, is pleased to announce that its Stanton Control System®4DJ (SCS.4DJ) Fully Integrated Digital DJ Mixstation has emerged as the winner of the "Best DJ Controller Under £600" category at the 2011 DJMag Tech Awards. The award, which was presented at the recent BPM conference in Birmingham, UK, is considered one of the top DJ Awards in Europe.
To garner this prestigious title, the SCS.4DJ was put through a rigorous selection process. First, the product was chosen as one of five for its respective category (the awards have 20 categories in all with five candidates for each). From there the readers of DJ Mag voted and selected three finalists from each category. These finalist products were then demoed at a live presentation at the BPM conference. From there, a panel of top DJ judges selected the winner for each category. This year's panel of judges included DJMag Tech Editor Mick Wilson, DJ/Producers Sean Tyas, Mat Playford and Joachim Garrud, and BBC Radio One's Kutski. The demonstration of the SCS.4DJ completely won over the judges, so much so that it was unanimously voted winner of the "Best DJ Controller Under £600" category.
"We are honored that the SCS.4DJ was recognized by the DJMag Tech Awards for its innovation and performance," says Timothy Dorwart, CEO of the Stanton Group. "We designed the SCS.4DJ to be approachable by a beginner while providing professionals with an all-in-one solution. Having leaders in the field recognizing our contribution reaffirms that this bold new direction we have taken with the SCS.4DJ is a solution DJs are looking for."
With the SCS.4DJ, Stanton has developed a single integrated product that contains all three of the key components DJ's need to perform — software, computer and controller — in one system. The SCS.4DJ features an internal processor that makes fully standalone operation without the use of a laptop a reality. All users have to do is add and analyze their own music from their hard drives, media devices or smartphones and they'll be ready to go. At the push of a button, the SCS.4DJ's advanced automatic synchronization feature keeps tracks in beat so that users can focus on being more creative. The advanced tempo and beat grid calculation also allows the SCS.4DJ to be placed into "Auto-DJ" mode, where the unit will automatically mix the music from a playlist with full tempo matching and crossfade transitioning. For those looking to produce their own mixes or compilations to distribute or share online, the SCS.4DJ allows immediate recording at the touch of a button.
"Some budget controllers have a terrible lag and don't feel responsive but the SCS 4DJ can fool the user into thinking that they are actually scratching on turntables!" says Mick Wilson, judge for the DJMag Tech Awards and DJ Mag tech editor. "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."
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