Stanton announces several new update developments to its mixer control surface, the Stanton Control System1. The SCS.1, with its built-in FireWire audio interface, assignable encoders and two-way software control, now offers expanded presets, new ASIO drivers, updated firmware and DaRouter software.
Stanton has released a new preset for Native Instruments Traktor Pro application, updating it to match the new features. Additional new presets include new Generic presets (four in all) that allow the SCS.1 to be mapped into most DJ software packages; an Ableton Live preset for the SCS.1m, which fully supports clip and scene launching, mixing control, send/groups and FX control; and a HUI preset that allows the SCS.1m to be used as a DAW controller for many common software packages (Pro Tools, Nuendo, Cubase, Logic, SONAR, etc). Because Stanton used the HUI protocol, there is little to no mapping needed on the user''s part.
The new ASIO driver for Windows fully supports Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit varieties) and is backward-compatible with Vista64 and XP. The company also separated this installer from the DaRouter installer to make it easier on the end user to update components.
A new SCS.1 DaRouter has been developed that implements a better scratching algorithm. In response to user requests, it also allows for multiple instances of DaRouter to run simultaneously, which allows for the use of, for instance, four SCS.1ds at once. This version of DaRouter will also bundle in all the new presets.
Stanton has also updated the SCS.1d firmware, which not only improves the scratching performance of the SCS.1d, but also makes it more compatible with current DJ software. Like the ASIO driver, they''ve also separated this from the DaRouter installer.