(Stanton | Posted 2008-06-07)
Stanton DJ, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for DJs, is now shipping the new C.324, the company’s newest slot loading tabletop CD player for the professional DJ. This advanced new DJ CD player has been gaining acclaim since it made its debut at NAMM, and is expected to be a hot-selling addition to Stanton’s diverse line of DJ gear. The unit showed off its expanded functionality and smooth operation during captivating performances at both NAMM and the company’s Winter Music Conference activities by popular DJs such as Stryke, Hi-Tek, Richard Devine, and B-Side. The C.324 was even put to the test at NAMM by the phenomenal scratch DJ GM Roc Raida, who performed and scratched on the unit with ease. Also a useful tool with features that can be used in a studio environment, the C.324 induced the following comments from producer Hi-Tek at his Remix Hotel Miami performance, “This is a crazy piece of equipment. It’s the next level for DJs and producers. I plan to take this thing to my studio.”
The C.324 is designed for digital DJs who want to scratch CDs like vinyl, and has all the latest components needed for ultimate performance. It features MP3 and CD audio playback with onboard file and folder browsing, onboard pattern and real-time sequencer for drum machine style performances, seven on board digital effects, and a sleek slot loading CD mechanism with LED for quick loading of CDs into the unit in low light situations.
The C.324 has added responsive trigger pads that offer real-time sample / loop sequencing. This means that trigger patterns can now be recorded in real time and looped instantaneously. Drum machine style sequencing effects also bring a completely new twist to live DJ remixing. Using the C.324, sequences can be created in seconds compared to minutes using drum machines.
The C.324 can record loops and samples, with the length determined by the time setting. This new feature makes it easy to set up seamless loops. The C.324 also allowed for the creation of beat synchronized loops based off of the current song’s BPM. This means that a perfectly timed seamless loop can be set on-the-fly with one press of a button. Once a beat synchronized loop has been set, it can be trimmed or expanded in real time by beat increment. By trimming the beat, a one bar loop can be turned into a 1/2 bar loop, 1/4 note or 1/8th note. Smaller loops can be expanded in the same fashion.
For more information on the Stanton C.324, video footage and extended artist feedback, and to view the company’s complete catalog, visit www.stantondj.com.
About Stanton Magnetics
Founded in 1946, Stanton Magnetics is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for DJs, Live Sound Reinforcement and install applications. The company's product range includes turntables, high-performance cartridges, CD players, DJ mixers, accessories, and FinalScratch—a breakthrough system that enables DJs to play, mix, and scratch music files from their computers using standard turntables. With over 50 years of innovation, Stanton is the name DJs trust. For additional information, visit the company online at www.stantondj.com.