Pioneer DigitalDJ-S1 Controller Official Introduction with Aeroplane

Wed 18.05.2011

Introducing the Pioneer DigitalDJ-S1 controller, carefully designed to deliver Pioneer operability to users of Serato ITCH DJ software. Available from the beginning of April, the DigitalDJ-S1 offers familiarity, innovation and pure controllerism to maximize performance with Serato ITCH software.

The perfect home or mobile DJ set-up, the DigitalDJ-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 DigitalDJ-S1 is a major force to be reckoned with.

The DigitalDJ-S1 has a suggested retail price of 1299 euros / £1099 which includes VAT.

Main Features

- Designed specifically for Serato ITCH software with advanced Pioneer features
The DigitalDJ-S1 controller offers tight integration with Serato ITCH software, allowing DJs to play music files direct from their laptop without the need to ever touch the keyboard. The effect control area allows DJs to add Serato ITCH DJ FXto their mixes, while the master and channel level meters are located centrally on the unit, allowing DJs to monitor the level of the master and each channel while adjusting the volume.

- Familiar Pioneer layout for instant control
The controller's layout inherits tried and tested Pioneer functionality, offering excellent operability. The controls include an alphabetic search function for quick song selection and a slip mode for looping, reversing and scratching without changing the song tempo.

- Multiple input and output options
Unlike most controllers on the market, the DigitalDJ-S1 controller is quipped with various inputs and outputs, including a balanced XLR inout/output (1 of each) for connecting direct to professional PA equipment. Plus, both microphone inputs are equipped with a talk-over function to lower the music volume when receiving input from the microphone.

- Professional design features for clear and powerful sound
Optimized audio circuitry in the master output area, borrowed from Pioneer pro-DJ equipment, ensures high quality sound that has beaten the competition hands down in listening tests. This, coupled with audio characteristics optimized for Serato ITCH software, ensure superior sound delivery.

- Playing Address feature allows DJs to visually confirm track position
A Playing Address feature displays track progression on an LED display, while the needle search function allows DJs to quickly skip through a song to a preferred playback point.

- Unique laptop integration design
A space for laptop keyboards under the controller eliminates set-up issues, and places the screen in the DJ’s line of sight at all times.

- Plug and Play connection
All buttons are pre-assigned to the software functions, and the controller can be connected to the computer via USB cable, meaning DJs can truly "Plug and Play'. The DigitalDJ-S1 can also be powered by the USB port of a computer .

- Other features
• "P-LOCK Fader Cap", is equipped on the cross-fader and each channel fader to prevent fader caps from slipping during performance.
• Built-in sound card.

Main specifications

Included software Serato ITCH
Input terminals MIC x 2 (top XLR / 1/4 inch Phone x 1, front 1/4 inch Phone x 1)
AUX x 1 (RCA)
Output terminals Master Out x 2 (XLR x 1, RCA x 1)
Headphone Monitor Out x 2 (front 1/4 inch PHONE, Mini Pin)
Other terminals USB B connector x 1
Frequency range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Total harmonic distortion 0.01% or less
Included AC adapter Power 220-240v, rated output 5 V DC
External dimensions 680 mm (W) x 95.2 mm (H) x 317.7 mm (D)
Weight 5.0 kg

i Some functions are limited. Depending on the computer's USB port power supply, it may be necessary to use the supplied AC adaptor.
ii According to research by Pioneer in November 2010. Patent pending.