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This controller is a class compliant USB MIDI and audio device, so it can be used without any special drivers on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. However, if you wish to use the ASIO sound API under Windows, please install the latest driver package available from the Product page.

Sound card setup

This controller has a built-in 4 channel sound card, with MASTER output (RCA and balanced 6.3 mm TRS) and HEADPHONE output (6.3 and 3.5mm jack).

Channels Assign to
1-2 Master
3-4 Headphones
Channels Assign to
1-2 (Input 1) Vinyl Control 1 or Aux 1
3-4 (Input 2) Vinyl Control 2 or Aux 2

Above the Gain knobs are switches to select which input should be sent to the PC. For input 1 this can be Aux (3.5 mm TRS) or Line/Phono 1/2 (RCA) and for input 2 this can be microphone (6.3 mm TRS on front) or Line/Phono 3/4 (RCA).

Input 1 routing

On the rear side is a small switch to select if Input 1 is routed to the PC or directly to the master output (through). It is therefore possible to include the microphone into a recording/stream or to exclude it.

Please refer to the user manual for more details about the audio configuration in Mixxx.

Hardware controls

The Master and Mic Level are hardware controls and interact directly with the integrated sound card and are not mapped to Mixxx.

Please refer to the user manual in order to learn how to set your levels properly when using Mixxx.

Mapping description

Currently the mapping files are available from this Git repository

Save both Stanton-DJC-4.midi.xml and Stanton-DJC-4-scripts.js files to your user controller mapping folder, then load the preset as described in the user manual

Controls not included in this mapping

  • Master knob (Hardware control)
  • Mic level knob (Hardware control)
  • Mic on/off switch (Hardware control)
  • Loop Delete button (no matching function in Mixxx)
  • X-Fader Link button
  • Smart Fade button
  • Smart button (Shift + Scratch)
  • Video button (Shift + Smart Fade)
  • FX Ctrl 1/2 fader (Shift + Channel fader)
  • TX/FX Select rotary encoder
  • TX/FX Action rotary encoder button


Center section
No. Control Function
1 SAMPLER VOLUME knob Change the volume of all eight samplers at the same time. If the SAMPLER VOLUME is at zero hide the sampler bank.
2 BROWSER Rotary encoder Turn to move tracklist/sidebar cursor up/down. Press to toggle between sidebar and tracklist.
2 SHIFT + BROWSER Rotary encoder Turn to move tracklist/sidebar cursor page wise up/down. Press to (Un-)Maximizes the library view.
3 LOAD buttons Load song into active deck (Depending on Deck select).
3 SHIFT + LOAD buttons Open/close a tree view. Equivalent to pressing the LEFT/RIGHT key on the keyboard
Mixer section
No. Control Function
1 GAIN knobs Adjust the deck gain (prefader)
2 HI, MID, LOW knobs Adjust the high/mid/low-frequency regions of the song. Press to kill this frequency region.
3 SHIFT + LOW knob QuickEffect superknob (filter by default). Press to (de-)activate QuickEffect.
4 Channel CUE buttons Toggle PFL for each channel.
5 Channel faders Adjust the output level for each channel.
6 Cross fader Fades between left and right deck.
7 Level indicator Indicate the output level of master.
8 CROSSFADER CURVE (front side of controller) Adjust crossfader curve between fade and cut.
9 HEADPHONES MIX (front side of controller) Adjusts the cue/main mix in the headphone output.
10 HEADPHONES LEVEL (front side of controller) Adjusts the headphone output gain.
Deck section
No. Control Function
1 Jog dial (top surface) Perform scratch operation if Scratch is enabled.
1 Jog dial (outer edge) Rotate to lower/raise playback speed if Scratch is enabled (and pitch if key lock is off).
1 SHIFT + Jog dial (top surface) Search fast through the playback location.
2 SCRATCH button En-/Disable scratch function
3 SHIFT button Hold down to access other functions.
4 SYNC button Match tempo and phase of other deck.
4 SHIFT + SYNC button Plays the track reverse as long as pressed.
4 TAP button (tap repeatedly) Set tempo by tapping on each beat.
5 CUE button Specifies, plays or recalls temporary cue point.
5 SHIFT + CUE button Jumps to the cue point and stops.
6 PLAY/PAUSE button Plays or pause the song.
11 DECK select buttons Switches the deck (left: decks 1 and 3, right: decks 2 and 4)
12 KEY LOCK Toggle key lock.
12 SHIFT + KEY LOCK Toggle beats quantization.
13 Tempo slider Adjust song playback speed (and pitch if key lock if off).
14 PITCH BEND + Holds the speed one step (4 % default) higher while pushed.
15 PITCH BEND - Holds the speed one step (4 % default) lower while pushed.
14, 15 SHIFT + PITCH BEND Not mapped.
16 HOT CUE Set (if empty) or Play Hot Cue Point.
16 SHIFT + HOT CUE Unset/Delete Hot Cue Point
Loop section
No. Control Function
1 IN If loop is disabled, sets the player loop in position to the current play position. If loop is enabled, press and hold to move loop in position to the current play position.
1 SHIFT + IN Seek to the loop in point.
2 OUT If loop is disabled, sets the player loop out position to the current play position. If loop is enabled, press and hold to move loop out position to the current play position.
2 SHIFT + OUT Seek to the loop out point.
3 ON Toggles the current loop on or off. If the loop is ahead of the current play position, the track will keep playing normally until it reaches the loop.
3 SHIFT + ON Activate current loop, jump to its loop in point, and stop playback.
4 DELETE Not mapped.
5 LOOP LENGTH / Halves beatloop_size.
6 LOOP LENGTH X Doubles beatloop_size.
7 BEAT MULTIPLIER encoder Turn to move the loop left or right by 1 beat per click.
7 BEAT MULTIPLIER button Set a loop that is beatloop_size beats long and enables the loop.
7 SHIFT + BEAT MULTIPLIER button Activates a rolling loop over beatloop_size beats.
Sampler section
No. Control Function
1 SAMPLER 1-4 Left deck controls sampler 1-4, right deck sampler 5-8 (independent of deck selection)
See Standard sampler mapping.
Effect section
No. Control Function
1 ON Toggle FX 1 for decks 1/3 (both on the left) and FX 2 for decks 2/4 (both on the right).
2-5 Various See Standard effects mapping.


At the top of the file `Stanton-DJC-4-scripts.js` there are a few customizable options to change the default mapping.

Variable Function Default
autoShowFourDecks If a track gets loaded into deck 3 or 4, should automatically four decks be shown in Mixxx false
showMasterVu If set to false, show channel VU meter instead of Master L/R true
dryWetAdjustValue Amount the dryWetKnob changes the value for each increment 0.05
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stanton_djc.4.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/03 17:16 by nuess0r