Combining the DJ players and mixer operability with Serato ITCH into a single unit, the DDJ-S1, a new DJ controller for Serato ITCH software, will offer the same operability as our professional DJ player and mixer series.
The digital DJ market has grown steadily, with more DJs choosing solutions that allow them to play music files off their computer. Serato is one of the leaders of this trend, with intelligent and reliable DJ software, designed to maximise the DJ experience.
The Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ controller has been carefully co-designed with Serato for Serato ITCH, allowing DJs to transport their entire music collection on a computer hard drive. Combined with a simple plug-and-play connection between the software and controller, amazing software features and superior hardware control, the Pioneer DDJ-S1 is a major force to be reckoned with.
Familiar Pioneer control surface of professional model offers DJs instantly recognisable and responsive controls
The controller has excellent operability thanks to the similarity in layout to other professional Pioneer DJ equipment. The master and channel level meters are placed together centrally on the unit, helping DJs to monitor the level of the master and each channel while adjusting the volume. The controller also has an effect control area, so you can add Serato ITCH's DJ effects to your mix.
Includes a laptop dock
The dock allows you to position the laptop under the controller, for optimized performance space and visual reference.
Includes a Playing Address feature that allows DJs to visually confirm the position of a song
The controller includes a Playing Address that shows song progression status on a LED display so you know exactly where you are in the song while you're DJing. The controller also includes the needle search function to quickly skip through a song to a preferred playback point.
Plug and play connection
You can connect the controller and computer with just a USB cable, so you can truly "plug and play". Since all of the buttons and knobs have already been assigned DJ software functions, it's easy to start DJing without any complicated settings. Furthermore, the controller can be powered by the USB port of a computer.*1
Designed specifically for Serato ITCH software with advanced Pioneer features
The controller offers tight integration with Serato ITCH software. Added controls include an alphabetic search function for quick song selection from large music collections, Hot Cue Fader Start*2, and a slip mode for looping, reversing, and scratching without changing the song tempo.
Multiple input and output options
The controller is equipped with various inputs and outputs including balanced XLR input/output (1 each) for connecting professional PA equipment.*3
High quality design for a clear and powerful DJ sound
Pioneer has utilized technologies developed from its professional DJ equipment, including Pioneer mixer audio circuitry, to ensure high quality sound. This, coupled with audio characteristics optimized for Serato ITCH software, complete the superior sound design of the DDJ-S1.
- The industry's first*4 lock mechanism 'P-LOCK Fader Cap' is equipped on the crossfader and each channel fader to prevent the fader caps from slipping off during intense DJing.
- Built-in audio interface
- Both microphone inputs are equipped with a talk-over function to lower the music volume when receiving voice input from the microphone.
The DDJ-S1 will be available from April 2011 onwards at the suggested retail price of $1899.00.
*1 Some functions are limited. Furthermore, depending on the power supply of the USB port of the computer, the controller may not operate on bus power. If this occurs, connect the included AC adapter.
*2 A function to instantaneously start playback from a previously stored point.
*3 Devices to amplify sound such as microphone, amplifier, or speaker.
*4 According to research by Pioneer as of November 2010. Patent pending.