The SCS.3m can be used as a standalone controller for basic software mixing, but when paired with the SCS.3d deck controllers, give you an unparalleled MIDI control rig that allows you to plug and play anywhere in the world within minutes. With a built-in powered USB hub and magnetic connecting system, the SCS.3m can be easily connected to one or more SCS.3d controllers for a high tech version of a full traditional DJ setup… without the weight, size and connectivity issues.
4 Channel Control
The SCS.3m features two channel strips for control of two channels of a software mixer at any one time. However, each channel strip can be switched to control an additional two channels for a total of four channels of control with the 3m, providing a scalable interface while remaining portable at the same time. When switching between decks the 3m will remember which control mode each deck was on (FX or EQ) and will automatically update the sliders to that channel’s last settings.
EQ / FX Control Modes
The 4 touch sensitive sliders and 4 buttons in each channel strip can be switched to control either EQ or FX functions (or remapped for other on screen controls). This allows for 8 parameters and 8 buttons to be accessed within each channel (deck). When switching between control modes the sliders and button states will automatically update to reflect their correct settings.
The built in powered 4-port USB hub can be used to connect additional SCS.3 products to the SCS.3m allowing a single USB cable to be connected to the computer. With 2 ports on the rear of the unit it’s possible to connect devices very quickly for fast setups in mobile environments. 2 additional ports on the inside of the back panel of the SCS.3m allow cables to be routed from additional 3 series controllers or storage devices such as flash drives. With a power connection the USB hub ensures that devices receive enough power for complete stability in any performance environment.
Every SCS.3m comes with the ability to unlock the LE version of Native Instruments’ award winning Traktor PRO software. One of the first true Traktor LE controllers, the SCS.3m is specifically designed to incorporate full application feedback from Traktor, ensuring complete parity between hardware and software. iTunes® integration, broad file compatibility, and an advanced tempo detection / synchronization engine enables you to easily browse your music collection, load a song, sync the decks for an automatic perfect beat match, and start mixing in no time, even without any DJ experience. For the more accomplished DJ, Traktor LE also opens the door to advanced performance techniques such as dropping FX and looping for live remixing.
The SCS.3m features 3 intelligent firmware control modes for use with different types of applications. Standard mapping into popular DJ software such as Traktor Pro®, Deckadance®, Ableton Live®, Mixvibes or any other MIDI compatible software is achievable and easy via traditional MIDI learn. When doing MIDI learn the 3m will drive all its feedback to buttons and sliders automatically. When using software which supports MIDI feedback the 3m can also only send control information to the application and receive all of the control settings back from application. Last but not least the SCS.3m will work in a completely flat state so every button and LED can be programmed towards for use with DaRouter® and presets or applications which natively support the SCS.3m.
SCS.3’s center section operates mainly in 3 different modes – Slider, Circle, and Button mode. These 3 different control layouts can be evoked by any of the mode buttons depending on how the DaRouter preset is programmed.
Control Specifications (physical)
- 17 Buttons
- 11 Sliders
- 2 Level Meters
Control Specifications (banked in firmware)
- 39 Sliders
- 36 Buttons
- 6 Level Meters
- Standard note messages for each control
- Relative control change movement message for each slider
- Absolute position control change messages for each slider
- Multiple feedback modes for LED chains (single LED, sweep, boost/cut, spread)
- Multicolor (blue, red, purple) control
- USB 1.1 and 2.0 class compliant MIDI controller
- USB bus-powered*
- 12V DC / 1500mA
- Mac: Power PC G5 or multicore Intel® processor Mac OS X (v10.4 or later), Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM
- Windows XP (SP2, 32 Bit) or Vista (SP1, 32 Bit, 64 Bit) Pentium IV or Athlon 1.4 GHz (SSE1), 1 GB RAM
- Internet connection for Traktor LE activation and DaRouter download
Dimensions for each SCS.3 component (H x W x D):
- 8.52 in. x 4.72 in. x 1.38 in.
- 216.5 mm x 120 mm x 35.25 mm
Dimensions for the entire SC SYSTEM 3:
- 8.52 in. x 14.16 in. x 1.38 in.
- 216.5 mm x 360 mm x 35.25 mm
- SCS.3m – 1.16 lbs / 0.526 kg
* USB hub / port must meet USB power specification, when internal USB hub is used additional power must be supplied to unit.