The new DaScratch SCS.3d (pictured here) is set to change the way we interact with our performance software. It's is a portable Midi controller that uses touch-sensitive technology (similar in use to the EKS Otus), which Stanton are dubbing StanTouch.
The only moving parts are the buttons, but it's still possible to scrub audio, bend pitch and slide virtual faders by using traditional methods on the interactive surface. Lights feed back the software settings and with hardly anything to snap off in your DJ bag, it should stand up to the rigours of DJing out and about.
It connects with USB and is only taller than an average paperback novel. Magnets make it easy to snap multiple units together and thanks to its internal processor, multiple finger touches can prompt quick access triggers such as kills and effects.
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