Stanton Releases New Slot-Loading Tabletop CD Player

January 26, 2008 by Mobile Beat

Stanton DJ has announced the release of the C.324, the company’s newest slot loading tabletop CD player for the professional DJ. The product will be on display for the first time at this week’s NAMM Show in Anaheim.

The Stanton 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 patterns and loops can be manually re-sequenced and then looped to 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.

Jim Mazur, Director of Product Development for Stanton DJ said, “The C.324 expands on the functionality of our popular C.314, and is a great all-around player for every type of DJ. It offers new and exciting creative tools, such as the first real time sequencer in a DJ CD player, an automatic looper, and great ergonomics so that DJs can perform more exciting and creative mixes.”

Highlights of the Stanton C.324 include…Tabletop CD player with touch sensitive jog wheel for scratching and beat juggling
CD slot drive mechanism
MP3 playback with text display and onboard file and folder browsing
Onboard pattern and real time sequencer for the on-the-fly drum machine style performances
7 high-quality beat synchronized digital effects: Filter, Auto Filter, Echo, Phaser, Flanger, Transform, Pan
Beat synchronized sampling and looping with four trigger pads and cue memory
Auto and manual BPM control
Vinyl emulation with adjustable platter start / brake speed
Adjustable pitch (+/- 8%, 16%, 25%, 100%) with pitch blend
Key lock allows a song’s tempo to be changed without affecting the original key of the song
Reliable anti-shock playback with auto cue
Blue LCD display with visual marketing
S/PDIF digital output
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.

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