Thanks to Phil Morse we came across this new video of the new (little) Pioneer DJ Controller which will be presented and officially released on the 29th of september at the BPM Show. This new controller will cost ‘considerably’ less then its two ‘fathers’, the DDJ-T1 and the DDJ-S1. We heart some rumours that it would be named the DDJ-T2, but we have our doubts as the controller will be shipped with a custom skinned version of the Virtual DJ Software.
Behold, … a picture of a new Pioneer DJ Controller leaked onto the internet (again). What do we know? Well nothing definitive, but we could assume that it would be a ‘light’ version of the recent released DDJ controllers. This way they would cover the bottom segment of the controller market perhaps. Looking at the Kontrol S2 announcement by Native Instruments last week, this assumption would make sense.
The DDJ-S1 offers familiarity, innovation and pure controllerism to maximize performance with Serato ITCH software (which is included). The perfect home or mobile DJ set-up, the DDJ-S1 features balanced XLR input/output for connection direct to professional PA equipment, and a microphone talk-over feature to make MC’ing a breeze. Add to this the simple Plug and Play connection, amazing software features and superior hardware control, and the Pioneer DDJ-S1 is a major force to be reckoned with.
Recently we posted our review of the Pioneer DDJ-T1 DJ Controller. Where the DDJ-T1 is a Traktor dedicated controller the DDJ-S1 is dedicated to Seratos Itch DJ software. The video below is the (official) introductory video by Pioneer themselves.
The DDJ-T1 is a MIDI controller/interface from Pioneer. However, … this is not ‘yet another’ DJ controller. Working with the Pioneer DDJ-T1 just feels exactly like playing with two CDJs and a DJM mixer, but with the benefits of ‘digital dj’ing’.