All in all, for the price, this is a great controller. It feels solid, has a ton of controls, a decent audio interface and is in a great price bracket. There is just a lot of text on this thing. I mean, a lot. It’s almost frustratingly distracting. I have been told by Stanton that they will be offering a $10 discount on Styleflip overlays, so maybe a blank overlay would be possible for those of us who enjoy making our own mappings.
The FX layout can get frustrating, but with a little practice you’ll adjust quickly. The LEDs are bright and clear, and the rubber transport buttons feel great, as if they could take a beating. It is a shame that the endless encoders press response feels better than the actual plastic buttons.
If you’re looking for a new intro controller, or a solid backup to your expensive gear, this is just awesome. At this price there is nothing else that offers this much control.
Build Quality: Great at this price point. The knobs are hard soldered and the faders have very little wobble. While the faders are a little tight I’m sure they’ll loosen up with a little use.
Sound Quality: The interface sounds fine. It can be set to 44.1 or 48khz and can only be set to 16bit.
Value For Money: The Stanton DJC.4 is clearly priced at an entry level point. For $350 you get the internal sound card, good jog wheels, and a ton of controls with bright LEDs and a solid build. It is definitely worth the money.