More affordable than continually renting a console and easier than lugging my CDJs, etc, this controller gets the job done but is no substitute for a pair of CDJs. The unit is a good size and lightweight for portability, but the reason for lack of weight is the unit is almost entirely plastic. The Serato DJ software compliments the controller very well. This is a great way to travel light for gigs that don’t have a in house dj setup. The intuitive interface features a plug-and-play USB port, 2 scratch decks and an assortment of pre-assigned faders, knobs, buttons and switches for control over monitoring, cuing, effects, looping, pitch and much more.
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The main challenge is making heads or tails of the owners manual but I’ve come to find out if you go to the Serato website you will find all the help you will need, online owners manual. An echo on a DJ mixer should allow the user to engage the track and allow the echo to decay after the source has been eliminated from the master bus.
This makes the unit seem a bit cheap. Rated 5 out of 5 by marcosdqt from awesome I am a beginner as a DJ in new york, I never tough such a device in my hands, I could say 1 of the best creations by pioneer, one thing maybe can add on the next model will be the option to add your own effects.
DDJ-S1: software & firmware updates
Sync Button Issues The Sync button is in a very vulnerable location for accidental trigger. When resting my palm on the device to ride the tempo slider, I found myself dangerously close to pushing that button which could cause the songs to jump out of sync.
Native Instruments Maschine Mikro. This controller is a very big step up form my Vestax Spin that got me in to DJing.
Review: Pioneer DDJ-S1 – DJ TechTools
The outer panels are scratch decks with a multitude of controls for full manipulation of the Serato ITCH software. Part of what I don’t love are the differences between Serato’s Itch and Scratch I also love that my laptop slides right under the unit so all that shows is the laptop monitor most Serato functions are available on the unit so no need for a keyboard or mouse.
Not compatible with Windows XP Professional x64 edition. The DDJ-S1 has an almost identical system to its every popular DJM cousin which is arguably the worldwide standard for club mixers, this similarity makes headphone w1 a snap when coming from the DJM The Serato DJ software compliments the controller very well.
Finally, a way for me to play gigs using my Serato software setup without having to lug turntables around. For a noob DJ like me, it is hard for me to find online resources on how to use the more advanced features of the DDJ-S1. Be the first to review this item. Likes Followers Subscribers Followers. All in all, I give it ddjj high scores and I can’t wait to put it to heavy use. Welcome, Login to your account. However, it works very well and has been very reliable so far.
DJ controllers is an new exploding area that strong online communities. It also sports five cue buttons as well as a complex array of looping controls. The other is that I really wish it took a flash drive input like many of the current CDJs A password will be e-mailed to you.
I’ve only used the unit at home but I will be using it this Saturday for a wedding but as far as what I’ve used, I am very happy with it. The jog wheels feel like CDJs and have a nice light that rotates around the edge of the CD sized platter to aid positioning, the lightweight pitch fader will be familiar to a CDJ user and feels the same resolution, and the faders are similar to most DJM mixers — a fairly light crossfader and slightly stiff upfaders. I did have to update the firmware of the controller to get Serato DJ support, but that was quick and easy.
The unit is a good size and lightweight for portability, but the reason for lack of weight vdj the unit is almost entirely plastic. Durning my djd of using the unit, I also found some significant inadequacies which I hope can be fixed with improved software implementation:.
Great layout of all the buttons, and typical Pioneer quality. DJing and DJ technology. Despite the total 1: First controller used in 10yrs Dj experience.
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More affordable than continually renting a console and easier than lugging my CDJs, etc, this controller gets the job done but is no substitute for a pair of CDJs. Coming from a photography background where there are a number of excellent online resources, Dej haven’t found the excellent support groups for the DDJ-S1 that could help me get to the next level.