Stanton’s new version 4.0 of the SC-IX’s operating system makes it a complete, standalone digital DJ system—no laptop required. This new update means DJs can simply plug in a storage device and start mixing using the built-in decks, mixer and high-resolution color display.
New features include: previewing a song directly from the song browser, add gain per channel and allow its value to be stored with each track plus now you can monitor VU level of the master outputs or decks A & B. The pitch stretching range op- tion adds +/- 8 percent and +/- 15 percent to existing options and active playlists can be sorted by artist, BPM and time length.
Lastly, for better sync and solid looping of sections, you can do beat grid editing in real time with both tap tempo or just dial-in the new tempo that is “jamming” for you and your audience.
The new SC-IX Version 4.0 release and both Mac and PC versions of the QuickGrid high-speed analyzer are now available for download from the Stanton website. Visit http://stantondj.com.
By Barry Rudolph
Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com