NAMM 2011: Here's one for you casual DJs
Mix digital beats like a pro with Pioneer's new software controller
So firstly we brought you Pioneer's DDJ-S1, a perfect DJ controller for pro-DJs and specifically designed for use with Serato ITCH DJ software. If you're not quite at the pro-stage, or are just a casual DJ looking for a cheaper option, Pioneer haven't left you out. They bring you the DDJ-T1 DJ Controller, dedicated for use with Native Instrument's popular Traktor DJ software. Combined with a computer and the included TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 Edition DJ software the controller offers DJs of all levels the same operability and functionality of a pro-player and mixer setup along with excellent audio quality.
Here's what Pioneer themselves have to say about the DDJ-T1...
"We wanted to create a solution for DJs who love the look and feel of our professional rig but who need a 'plug-and-play' solution for their electronic beats. The DDJ-T1 controller and TRAKTOR software have an integrated, sleek design and several unique features that allow DJs to create top-notch performances while connected to a computer."
The DDJ-T1 easily connects with a user's laptop via USB for quick 'plug-and-play' capability. For further convenience, the controller comes with a computer dock that allows a laptop's keyboard to slip directly under the controller, bringing the monitor closer to the DJ, providing fast visuals of song information while mixing. The device adopts Pioneer's 'P-LOCK Fader Cap', designed to prevent the fader caps from slipping."
- Plug-and-Play USB Connectivity – All buttons and knobs have been pre-assigned, so users can quickly connect the controller to their laptops by USB cable and start their performances without having to adjust any complicated settings. Additionally, the DDJ-T1 can be powered through the laptop’s USB port.
- Included TRAKTOR DJ Software – Includes Pioneer DDJ-T1 Edition TRAKTOR DJ software. This popular software is loaded with original functionality, including four-channel deck control and a channel fader start function, which makes it easier for DJs to create exact cue starts.
- Specially Designed User Interface – The controller layout and TRAKTOR software interface are identical, ensuring ease-of-use and precise control. The DDJ-T1 is modeled after the proven design of the professional Pioneer DJ player and mixer and integrates 115mm jog dials, accurate search functionality to quickly find playback points, a load button for song data and a master sync button for beat matching across four channels.
- Highest-Quality Sound – The controller is optimized for the TRAKTOR DJ software and incorporates technology from Pioneer’s professional line of DJ equipment to ensure the highest quality sound output that DJs have come to expect from Pioneer products
The DDJ-T1 will be available from March 2011 - keep checking for prices and pre-order dates!
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