Stanton SCS.3m “DaMix”

Nieuw in versie 1.7.

Mapping Description

Stanton SCS.3m "DaMix" (top view)

Stanton SCS.3m “DaMix” (top view). Images courtesy of Stanton Magnetics, Inc.

The left side of the controller controls deck 1. The right side is for deck 2. This l’ll walk through the controller from top to bottom and explain the features.

Deck select buttons

These are used only as modifier buttons in Mixxx for now. Hold them down to access different functions for that side of the controller (Deck A/C for the left side virtual deck 1, Deck B/D for the right side, deck 2,) detailed for each control below.

Top horizontal sliders

These adjust the pitch control.

  • Touching near the edges will do a temporary pitch bend in that direction.

  • Hold the current mode button down (EQ/FX) and touch the slider on that side to reset it to 0%.

  • Hold the applicable Deck select button down when using these sliders to perform fine-grained pitch adjustment.

When the Master button is held down:

  • The left slider adjusts the Pre/Main headphone mix

  • The right slider adjusts main balance

  • Also hold the current mode button and touch the slider on that side to reset it to center

FX/EQ sliders

From left to right, for each side:

  • in EQ mode these adjust Low, Mid, and High frequency filters

  • in FX mode these adjust Depth, Delay, and LFO for the flanging effect

Hold down the current mode button (FX/EQ) and touch one of these sliders to reset it to center.

FX/EQ mode buttons

Press these to choose what the sliders above them control. (See above.)

  • Hold Deck and press FX to toggle the flange effect for that deck

  • Hold Deck and press EQ to auto-adjust the pitch to sync the BPM on this deck with the other one (assuming it was detected correctly on both)

Volume sliders

These adjust the channel volume as on a traditional mixer.

  • Holding Deck causes these to adjust the pre-fader gain for the deck

When the Master button is held down:

  • The left slider adjusts the headphone volume

  • The right slider adjusts main volume

Soft buttons

From top to bottom on both sides:

  • Rewind

  • Fast forward

  • Cue

  • Play

Headphone buttons toggle that deck in the headphone mix.


Adjusts the cross-fade between the virtual decks

  • Needle drop function: Hold a Deck button to use the cross-fader strip to search through the track loaded on that deck

Level Meters

These normally show the pre-fader signal for the respective deck. When holding down the Master button, they show the stereo main output meters: left side for the left channel, right side for the right channel.

NOTE: The LEDs are calibrated to the VU meters on-screen. If you see a red LED flicker, you are clipping and need to reduce the volume or gain to avoid distorted sound and/or speaker damage.

Deck switching buttons

When touching the “A C” or “B D” buttons, the mixer switches between decks. On the left side, touching “A C” will switch between decks 1 and 3. On the right side, touching “B D” will switch between decks 2 and 4. All controls except for the crossfader then control the selected deck.

Connected SCS.3d modules will follow deck changes. For example if you switch from deck 1 to deck 3 on a SCS.3m, all connected SCS.3d modules who are on deck 1 will also switch to deck 3.

EQ mode

This is the standard mixing mode where the three EQ sliders control low/mid/high. The top slider controls the filter knob.

Touching EQ will return to EQ mode from the FX modes. Holding EQ and touching a slider will reset it to its preset position. (Unfortunately this doesn’t work for FX and MASTER modes.)

FX modes

Touch one of the four buttons to the side of the gain slider to control one of the effect chains. Top button selects first effect chain and so forth. In this mode, the vertical sliders control the first three knobs of the first effect in the selected effect chain. The top slider controls dry/wet mix.

You can assign FX chains to the deck by holding FX and pressing one of the four buttons next to the gain slider. So to assign FX chain 1 to the current deck, hold FX and press the top button (right below EQ).

When holding FX, the volume slider can be used to adjust channel gain. Hold FX and slide up to make the channel louder. Hold FX-EQ and touch the gain slider to reset gain.


When holding the central MASTER button, the left side controls the headphone channel, while the right side controls the main channel.

  • Left top slider: Pre/main mix on headphone

  • Right top slider: main balance

  • Left slider: head gain

  • Right slider: main gain

  • Buttons: The buttons assign effects to head and main output