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15Jan/110

Pioneer’s new DDJ-S1 Serato hardware DJ controller… niiiiice.

Pioneer DDJ-S1 Serato Hardware Controller

Pioneer DDJ-S1 Serato Hardware Controller

I wasn't expecting this...  Pioneer just released the info on their new Serato and Traktor hardware controllers.  Why am I suprised?  Because in the past Pioneer has always said they weren't going to be jumping on the hardware controller bandwagon like the rest of the manufacturers.  But with the relative success of controllers from other manufacturers, I guess it was only a matter of time.

While I couldn't find any real hands on videos, I did find Pioneer's official introduction video, which you can check out below.  I'm not a fan of Traktor, since I got used to Serato Scratch Live with my two CDJ-800's patched through an SL-1 box, so I really didn't look much into the DDJ-T1 - the Traktor version.  The DDJ-S1 also uses Serato ITCH instead of SSL, which I don't yet know what the difference is (maybe I'll post once I find out...).  Otherwise, the system seems to provide all of the same features as what my current coffin offers, with a few apparent drawbacks...