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  1. customer service is rubbish at the moment. this is a production issue the paint has shed from the buttons and i've been told to contact the u.k. dist. who has not replied either. basically i want to know whether i can make the unit look like it was supposed to or not. can i replace the buttons or not. if not i'll just bin the unit and buy something of better quality.
  2. o.k. i've sent several messages and got nothing back and the paint has now completely just flaked off half the buttons.... come on guys.
  3. hi there, this is one for the service guys... i have an early scs4 and a very new one... but i have a cosmetic problem the paint on newest machine on the headphone cue buttons and on the enter buttons is shedding. i've only used it for a few hours are these buttons easily replaceable? cheers darryl
  4. o.k. first the good news. faster browsing and playlist loading. seem to get 'cleaner' sound when crossfading. extra effects... quite like the dubby tape delay but still the fx lack pro quality. porting some good vst designs would be the wise move. seems a little faster and more stable in use. negatives... the new wave display is poor. to squashed up on loud tracks and this obscures the beat grid - a backwards step. i miss the indicator on the playlist view that tells how many tracks are being displayed, annoying when you are looking for a bpm match and want to check / scroll search a list with a bit of pace. back to more road testing....
  5. it's a shame - i think your technique wasn't upto speed with it.... i find it as easy to use as things like pioneer cdj 2000 as i have a work flow and folder structure that allows fastish searching, browsing and playlist loading. like any djing gear and skill it's really worth putting the time into it and making attempts to get your head around the o/s and folder formats.
  6. i'd like to join as i have 2 scs4's now - my home one i can afford to use as a test bed.
  7. thanks for the reply.... any chance you could let us active board members know just what features will be added and what has definitely been fixed bug wise and what features have been improved. i think it's in your interest to do this as it gives people a positive impression of the development regime. many thanks darrylfunk. oh and i have more mixes up now. http://www.mixcloud.com/darrylfunk/
  8. guys how long for these promised updates now? i was contacted via the service guys and they said the early part of october for extra beta testers yet i've heard nothing. also quick grid really, really needs an update - probably more than the unit's software itself. please get cracking on it or i can see people jumping ship to other gear. darrylfunk.
  9. Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone from the tech Dept can help me... I'm very pleased with the sound from the scs4 can anyone disclose what model 'dac' is on the output section. Also would there be any sonic gains using a well regulated super low noise external mains power supply instead of the cheap wall wart? Also I was messaged a while ago regarding the beta test upgrade software but have heard nothing since as i own 2 scs4's now i'd like to try the new software on my home machine. Regards darrylfunk.
  10. think about it... It has a tiny slow 'arm' portable processor. i use a similar amount of tracks on a bigger usb 3 harddrive. i don't have such a problem because housework keeps the process simple and fairly quick. if you need more speed there are several tips i found that help speed up searching. put tracks in folders with playlists. de frag the hardrive every time you load new tracks on after scanning with quick grid. remove all artwork from the folders. know your songs so you can use browse or song and artist searching. make playlists and get used to the workflow of the machine.... hope this helps.
  11. good post and nice to see someone using it in other parts of the world.... maybe gibson could realise we want to be part of a dj community.
  12. O.k. Stanton guys.... I have just brought my second Stanton scs4 and would dearly like to use a beta copy of the update. I use the device 3 times a week at all my gigs and am very happy with it. I would of course direct all feedback to the development team. I've had no luck with the u.k. Distributor so how about it chaps? Darryl.
  13. yeah an expanded quick grid would be great. also a better way of loading tracks to a drive i get a bit bored waiting for hours for it to rescan a drive... when i add say 30 new tracks...
  14. you can pitch mix - just turn off the keylock switch for the deck you want to adjust. it's top right button next to the display on the waveform display screen.
  15. 2 mixes i have only had the device for a week so wanted to try the effects to... wouldn't use them as often normally. http://i.mixcloud.com/CCKMHx 1/ ken lou - moonshine 2/ kerri chandler - my moody life 3/ kevin yost - one starry night (night mix) 4/ loco dice - pimp jackson 5/ lost entity - annihilate 6/ madnus & scogi - carpet vole 7/ moodymann - music people 8/ never on a sunday - the journey 9/ no smoke - koro koro 10/ phortune - unity 11/ ame - shiro 12/ aquarian dream - you're a star 13/ bobby broom - beatfreak 14/ willie colon - set fire to me - (inferno dub) 15/ project 86 - legends 16/ world premiere - share the night 17/ an der beat - knuf! http://i.mixcloud.com/CCKpAI 1/ fantastic man - look this way 2/ deep space orchestra - trust skynet 3/ detroit swindle - guess what (leftside wobble mix) 4/ guilaume & the couto dumonts - morning gin 5/ coyote - moving (still going mix) 6/ noze - ethiopio 7/ pantha du prince - nomad's retreat (sight below mix) 8/ rozlyne clark - dancing is like making love 9 visage - pleasure boys (beats) 10/ guillaume & the couto dumonts - bada bing 11/ todd terje - snooze for love 12/ ket dandy - acid nobody 13/ manmade science - shadowchaser 14/ lindstrom - mighty girl 15/ alfabet - roundabout 16/ william burroughs - advice hope you guys enjoy.
  16. Hi there folks, Well I plumped for a Stanton scs4 to expand/back up my main system of technics sl1200/Denon dn-s1200/Urei mixer set up. Needing a portable all in one bag.... I've had it a week and am getting round the foibles of the system gradually. Drive condition (defragged) and tag optimization seems key here. Getting used to a non folder based system is 'fun' not... Learning to use playlists like folders is o.k. But a bit too many button pushes and the slightly slow browsing can be frustrating. Being organized really helps here. O.k. Nitty gritty time. I am noticing some tiny 'spike' noises emanating into the audio path when engaging effects and sometimes these break through into the main out and can be seen on the audio recording passes in a wave editor. So on my wants list.... 1/ improved browsing would be beneficial and slight improvements in the effect modelling would make them more usable. 2/ my suggestions would be less range and a smoother filter design... It wastes the pot travel when it's unmusical and inaudible at the extremes of the rotary settings. 3/ smoother Flanger settings maybe with a choice of wet dry level as it can sound very nice but it's a bit powerfully overwhelming sometimes... Effects are always better when subtle. 4/ the echo effect would be better as a tape echo style dub effect rather than the straight forward doubling effect.... Ask any musician or fan of dub effects in music production... Again they sound more musical and more usable with various styles.... 5/ get rid of the static sounding switching glitches and pops when using a rotary or with. 6/ the platter brake sounds are rubbish.... Last way to long. It would be good to have a very fast wind down as emulated on a turntable probably less than half a second.... Otherwise an immense piece of kit.... If you built a bigger screen faster processor aluminium cased version about 5kg in weight I would buy one tomorrow.... My current fave piece of kit to dj with... Well done Stanton. If any of the developers would like to contact me for my thoughts they would be welcome. Here's a mix I did on the afternoon I got it a week ago and a mix I made a few days after.... http://www.mixcloud.com/darrylfunk/simple-pleasures-lost-live-mix-show-1-broadcast-from-chelmsford-the-home-of-radio/ http://www.mixcloud.com/darrylfunk/simple-pleasures-live-boilers-broken-in-our-house-mix/ Darryl.
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