Pioneer and Serato yesterday introduced the DDJ-S1, a new DJ controller for Serato ITCH software. Combining Pioneer’s renowned DJ hardware design with world leading software development by Serato, the DDJ-S1 offers familiarity, innovation and pure controllerism in one inspired package.
“When we teamed up with Pioneer, the objective was clear – make a high-end controller that would meet the needs of today’s top DJ, without compromising on quality,” explains Sam Gribben, General Manager of Serato Audio Research. “The DDJ-S1 is just that; an innovative DJ controller that keeps the familiar feel of legendary Pioneer DJ products, and will inspire Serato fans worldwide.”
The digital DJ market has grown considerably, with more and more DJs choosing solutions that allow them to play music files off their computer. Serato is leading this trend, with intuitive and reliable DJ software, designed to maximise the DJ experience.
“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,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The DDJ-S1 paired with Serato ITCH DJ software fully maximizes the ‘Pioneer DJ experience’, giving users of our products the necessary tools to create the best performance possible.”
The Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ controller has been carefully co-designed with Serato for Serato ITCH, balancing simple plug-and-play connection, with amazing software features and superior hardware control. The result is a seamless and powerful DJ system that could only be built from the partnership between these two industry leaders.