Stanton DaScratch: More details emerge

DaScratch responds to multiple simultaneous touches.
DaScratch responds to multiple simultaneous touches.

As promised, Stanton has now released the full specs of its DaScratch controller via its website.

Designed to be used with both DJing and DAW software, the device's big selling point is its central touch-sensitive section, and this operates in three modes. Slider mode turns it into a bank of three faders; Circle mode gives you one central slider and a circular slider round the outside; and Button mode puts nine buttons under your fingertips.

In all modes, the controller responds to multiple simultaneous touches, which effectively means that you can use more than one finger at a time.

DaScratch's main technical specs are as follows:

5 touch-sensitive sliders (3 switchable via presets)
1 touch-sensitive continuous rotary control (switchable via preset)
4 backlit (red, blue) buttons
10 backlit (red, blue, purple) touch-sensitive buttons
9 backlit touch-sensitive buttons (switchable via preset)
USB 1.1 and 2.0 class compliant MIDI controller
USB bus-powered

As we mentioned in our preview story yesterday, you can set DaScratch up using the supplied DaRouter software.

If you want to learn more, head on over to the Stanton website, where you'll find further information and demo videos.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.