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NAMM 2011: Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Controller - for the next generation of DJs

Published: Tue January 11, 2011  News Feed

Pioneer have today announced a brand new DJ controller specifically designed for use with our best-selling Serato ITCH DJ Software. Designed for all you DJs who leverage digital music files at home or on the go. DDJ-S1 features the same operability and functionality of a pro-player and mixer setup in addition to excellent audio quality.

Here's what Pioneer themselves have to say on the DDJ-S1...
"Use of the laptop computers for DJ performances continues to be prevalent and the demand for quality controllers combined with an instinctual software interface is growing..The DDJ-S1 paired with Serato ITCH DJ Software fuly maximizes the 'Pioneer DJ experience', giving users of our products the necessary tools to create the best performance possible."

We'll leave you guys to be the judge of that, but we reckon he's not telling a lie with features like these:


  • Plug-and-play USB Connectivity - All buttons and knobs have been pre-assigned, so you can quickly connect the controller to your laptop with the use of a USB cable, enabling a start to your performance without any adjustment of tricky and complicated settings.
  • Multiple Input and Output Options - The controller is equipped with various inputs and outputs, including a balanced XLR output and 2 microphone inputs (XLR, 1/4 incdh PHONE) for connecting to professional PA equipment
  • Designed Specifically for Serato ITCH DJ Software with Advanced Pioneer Functionality - The DDJ-S1 offers tight integration with Serato ITCH DJ software and is loaded with original functionality. Unique features include song progression status on a LED display:an alphabetic search function for quick song selection; and a slip mode for looping, reversing and scratching without changing the song tempo. The DDJ-S1 also includes needle search functionality to quickly skip through songs to a preferred playback point.
  • Specially Designed User Interface - The controller layout and Serato ITCH software interface are the same, ensuring ease-of-use and precise control. The DDJ-S1 is modeled after the established design of the professional Pioneer DJ player and mixer and integrates centrally placed level meters and an effect control area, so DJs can add Serato ITCH DJ FX to the mix.
  • Highest-Quality Sound - The controller is optimized for Serato ITCH DJ software and incorporates technology from Pioneer's professional line of DJ equipment to ensure the highest quality sound and output.

The DDJ-s1 will be available from March 2011 - keep checking for prices and pre-order dates!

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