We’ve gotten a great response from our Pioneer DDJ-T1 demo featuring special guest DJ Ayres, and we’ve had this Pioneer DDJ-S1 demo video in our back pocket for our Serato users out there. The DDJ S1 is the same size and a similar layout to the T1 but works directly with Serato ITCH. The obvious difference is the lack of two channels, but added are two mic channels, one switchable to an auxiliary input source. This is convenient if you need a mic at the mobile gig, or want to run an alternative source like a CDJ, turntable, or iPod as backup.
If you’re used to playing on CDJ’s, then you’ll feel right at home on this controller. It’s designed to get you away from the keyboard meaning you’re spending less time hitting shortcuts and more time performing mixes the way they were meant to be played. The jog wheels are responsive enough to do some basic cuts, and the mixer feels just like being on one of Pioneer’s DJM mixers. The built in effects are particularly fun to play with and can be assigned to any channel including the mic or auxiliary inputs! Overall this is the most comfortable controller I’ve played on being that it has the look and feel of Pioneer DJ gear.
These aren’t shipping until March but we’re psyched to bring you this video of it in action. Keep in mind that ITCH reads all your existing Scratch Live library crates and cue points so this is ideal for the Serato user who wants to transition to a full time controller or is switching back and forth between Scratch Live and ITCH in mobile and club situations. The DDJ S1 is shipping now so hit is up if you want to go the four deck Traktor route, or call us for a special pre order price on the Pioneer DDJ S1.