12 January 2011

Pioneer hits the controllers

Pioneer which has been the club standard for CD players and mixers the last 10 years has finaly launched them selves into the controller market and delivered their first complete DJ controller for Traktor and Serato.

Pioneer DDJ-S1 (Serato)Pioneer DDJ-T1 (Traktor)

The two new controllers are geared towards the two leading Digital DJ software on the market: Serato and offcause the fairest of them all; Traktor.

What I think is probably one of the most notable things is that the DDJ-T1 is delivered with it's own custom developed Traktor software: TRAKTOR PIONEER DDJ-T1 EDITION.
It's like most of the latest 4 deck controllers released with four faders, but only two transport controls available.

Other notable features:
  • Sync and master controll pr. channel! YES!
  • Two very versitile effect sections
  • Interchangable Hotcue / Beatjump section
  • Needle search (Touch sensitive search bar for scrolling through tracks)
  • Fader start
  • Loop (in/out) adjustment

Loads of buttons to push. :)

Input terminals: MIC x 1 (1/4 inch PHONE), AUX x 1 (RCA)
Output terminals: MASTER OUT x 2 (1/4 inch PHONE x 1, RCA x 1), HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x 2 (front 1/4 inch PHONE, mini pin)
Other terminals: USB B connector x 1
Frequency range: 20Hz - 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.005% or less
External dimensions: 68 x 9,4 x 31,8 cm (26.8 x 3.7 x 12.5 in)
Weight: 5,3 kg (10.8lbs)
Compatible OS: Mac OS X (10.5, 10.6 or later), Windows® 7 Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate, Windows Vista® Home Basic/Home Premium/Ultimate/Business Windows® (SP1 and later), XP Home Edition/Professional (SP3 and later)(Note: is not compatible with Windows® XP Professional x64 edition)

Read more about Pioneer DDJ-T1

Since I only know about Traktor I won't look into the DDJ-S1, so if you're looking for info about this unit you should check out this link.

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