When I saw that this arrived I just had to try it out. Seriously, the setup time for this thing took less time than opening the box itself. I plugged it in, hit the power button, and was up and running in seconds using some of the included tracks. Having a turntablist background, I quickly loaded one of the "scratch" tracks, set the digital crossfader to a sharp cut-off, and was cutting and scratching with ease. As a vinyl DJ, I was impressed with the weighted platters. The built in software, while not as robust as dedicated computer software, seems to cover all of the bases needed to rock a serious set. You don't even need a laptop! Just plug in your USB thumb drive and headphones and go! I want one now!
Amazingly Simple yet Amazingly Awsome!
I've been a dj for about 17 years and grew with the technology involved. Going from being a turntablist to a cd-dj, then computer-dj to this. I've worked on various platforms, used various brands and types of equipment and this is purely stunning.
The ease of adapting to this product due to the familiarity, yet immediatly recognizing where this one prevails over where others fail, in itself was impressing. This simplistic design, yet feature filled machine will help you focus on the show/gig, with out "discovering" a new trick to bring back an old technique. The touch jogwheel is facinating, and the devices ability to beat match extremely accurately on its own is incredible.
The best part, is that it is extremely light. I, at this moment, have a usb keyboard, and a 16gb thumbdrive connected and i am set for hours and hours.
The sync button, true rotary kills, and system navigation are a plus.
My only complaint, which this particular device is not alone in, is the lack of file organization for the music in your storage device. What I mean by that, is the fact that you have to rely on one large list of songs, or playlists you've made to simplify navigation. Not a huge deal, however I preferr folder tree navigation, due to genre segregation, over playlists.
Can't go wring with the SCS.4DJ
When shopping for a DJ controller I needed something simple and yet sophisticated enough to give me that club sound. The SCS.4DJ is where the bucks stops! From gig to gig setup and tear down of the equipment is quick and simple being I don't have to set up a computer, hard drives etc. I just run the main from the controller to my Allen & Heath FX 10 mixer and from the mixer to a Cerwin Vega active CVA 18 sub then to the two CVA 28 loudspeakers and I'm done.. The effects from this controller is more than enough to get the crowd on their feet with scratching and fading that will rival controllers 3 to 4 the cost. The only con I give the unit is the plastic build but other than that you can't go wrong with the SCS.4DJ.