Engdaget: We’ve already seen a number of mainstays in the turntable game crank out decks that easily archive vinyl records to MP3, and now we’ve got a new pair from Stanton making that same claim.
The T.92 and T.55 USB turntables each feature USB and S/PDIF outputs and come bundled with Cakewalk Pyro Audio Creator and Audacity software.
On the hardware front, you’ll find an S-Shaped tone arm for lower distortion and reduced record wear along with a built-in DSP with key lock for controlling tempo without affecting pitch.
As for differences, the T.55 is a belt-drive turntable that features a straight tone arm, while the T.92 touts a high-torque direct drive motor. Check ‘em both right now at popular music retailers across the globe for $299/€230 (T.92) and $199/€150 (T.55).
Electronista: Stanton for the first time released a touch-sensitive device through DaScratch, a new advanced MIDI control pad.
The device centers around a large, central touchpad that replicates the functions of analog DJ controllers and lets DJs scratch or scrub as well as use the device as though it were a multi-touch notebook trackpad.
All the buttons and faders to adjust the final output have similarly been replaced with touch-sensitive controls and will recognize multi-tap commands to quickly bring down a sound level or apply an effect.
Engadget: It looks like DJs will soon have a couple of new pieces of gear to consider, as both Stanton and Pioneer took advantage of the currently-happening NAMM expo to announce some new and decidedly non-amateur rigs.
First up is Stanton’s SC System which will be available either as a set or as a separate “virtual turntable” and “virtual mixer”. As Crave reports, the former of those’ll give you a 10-inch, high-torque motorized platter covered in real vinyl, while the latter packs four channel strips with EQ control among other standard controls and, most importantly, a Firewire interface that’ll handle a 96KHz sample rate.
For its part, Pioneer’s announced two new additions to its line of DJ CD players, including the MEP-7000 Professional Multi-Entertainment Player and the SEP-C1 Professional Software Entertainment Controller. Both of those pack 4.3-inch LCDs and make use of Pioneer’s DJS software suite for control from a PC, with the MEP-7000 adding dual players (that’ll handle DVD-ROMs in addition to CDs) and a slew of other features not found on the SEP-C1.
Slashgear: Remember that USB turntable that everyone and his dog was posting about a few months ago (…)? Well, it’s a pretty fair bet that if a product is successful there’ll come others like it following afterwards; sometimes they’re brazen copies, sometimes you’re lucky and they bring something new to the party.
Stanton DJ, who specialise in professional DJ and club musical equipment, are claiming to have done just that with their T.90 USB High-Torque Turntable. (…)
Pricing for the T.90 is yet to be announced.
Gearjunkies reports Stanton is introducing the C.314: “a tabletop CD player designed for MP3 DJs who want the ability to scratch CDs like vinyl. The C.314 is an innovation that is loaded with advanced features and functionality, yet is extremely user-friendly and affordable.”
For European distributors, see Stanton Magnetics.