Pioneer delivers new controller designed for Serato

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – (January 11, 2011) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.’s Professional Sound and Visual Division today announced its DDJ-S1 DJ controller specifically designed for use with the popular Serato® ITCH™ DJ software. The DDJ-S1 controller is designed for the next generation of DJ entertainers who leverage digital music files at home or on the go. DDJ-S1 features the same operability and functionality of a professional player and mixer setup in addition to exceptional audio quality.

“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 DDJ-S1 allows for easy transfer of music from the user’s laptop with a USB connection for simplicity and quick “plug-and-play” capability. For additional convenience, the controller also comes with a space saving computer dock that allows a laptop’s keyboard to slip directly under the controller, enabling its monitor to be closer to the DJ to provide fast visuals of song information while mixing. The device adopts Pioneer’s “P-LOCK Fader Cap,” designed to prevent the fader caps from slipping.

Key Features Include:

The Pioneer DDJ-S1 will be available in March 2011 with a suggested retail price of $1599.


*1 Some functions are limited. Furthermore, depending on the power supply of the USB port of the computer, the controller of may not operate on bus power. If this occurs, connection of the included AC adapter is required.
*2 Devices to amplify sounds such as microphone, amplifier, or speaker.
*3 According to research by Pioneer as of November 2010. Patent pending.

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
SERATO and ITCH are registered trademarks of Serato Audio Research.

 

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 120 V AC 60 Hz, rated output 5 V DC
External Dimensions: 26.8 in (W) x 3.7 in (H) x 12.5 in (D)
Weight: 11 lbs
Compatible OS: Mac OS X (10.4.11, 10.5.11, 10.6 or later)
Windows® 7 Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
Windows Vista® Home Basic/Home Premium/Ultimate/Business Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional (SP2 and later)
(Note: Not compatible with Windows® XP Professional x64 edition)

 

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Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJM series of mixers has become an industry standard at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for its high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit www.pioneerdjusa.com.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com. Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, established in Tokyo in 1938, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.
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