The Stanton C.324 is a tabletop CD and MP3 player that's a must-have for any true CD DJ. The C.324 packs all of the benefits of Stanton's best-selling C.314 with an abundance of upgraded features. This tabletop, slot-loading CD player is designed for MP3 DJs who want to scratch CDs like vinyl, and has everything necessary for high-quality performances. With special features such as MP3 playback with onboard file and folder browsing; onboard pattern and real-time sequencer for drum machine style performances; 7 onboard digital effects; and a sleek slot drive; they've taken everything about the C.324 to the next level...except the price tag.
Realtime Sample/Loop sequencing
The C.324 has added realtime trigger pads that offer realtime sample/loop sequencing. This means that trigger patterns can now be recorded in real time and looped instantaneously. Drum patterns and loops can be manually resequenced and then looped to bring a completely new twist to live DJ remixing. This functionality is usually only achieved on drum machines. Using the C.324 sequences can be created in seconds compared to minutes using drum machines.
Beat synchronized samples and loops
The C.324 can record loops and samples, with the length determined by the Time setting. This new feature makes it easy to set up perfect seamless loops. The player also allows for the creation of beat-synchronized loops based off of the current song's BPM. This means that a perfectly timed seamless loop can be set on-the-fly with a press of one button. Once a beat-synchronized loop has been set, it can be trimmed or expanded in real time by beat increment. By trimming the beat, a one-bar loop can be turned into a 1/2-bar loop, 1/4-note, or 1/8-note. Smaller loops can be expanded in the same fashion.
Slot loading mechanism
The unit has a slot loading CD mechanism with LED for quick loading of CDs in low-light situations.