Pioneer Digital DJ-SP1 Serato DJ Controller
DJs simply add the DDJ-SP1 to a set up that supports mixing and scratching with Serato DJ – for example a laptop, timecode CDJ/turntables and DJM-900SRT mixer or DDJ-S1 controller. They can then get hands on with pre-mapped buttons and dials to trigger the software’s six samples, eight Hot Cues and over 30 FX Powered by iZotope – without the need to touch the keyboard or mouse.
The DDJ-SP1 is equipped with pads, faders, dial and buttons specifically designed for controlling all Serato DJ’s features. The DDJ-SP1 inherits the familiar layout from Pioneer’s popular controller range, with a few updates to make the DJing experience even more enjoyable.
Sixteen rubber Performance Pads are assigned to seven modes: Hot Cue, Roll, Sample, Slicer, Auto Loop, Hot Loop and Manual Loop. The LED illuminated pads’ Velocity Mode lets DJs control the sample volume with the amount of pressure they apply. LED illumination on reach pad gives DJs an instant visual reference for the state of play.
Sampler volume can be controlled intuitively in finger drum performances by “SAMPLER VOLUME FADER” just next to the “PERFORMANCE PADS”.
Slip mode silently continues track playback during a loop, reverse or scratch and brings the music back at the right point when the DJ exits the performance. Plus, precision loops, scratches and reverses are made easy by Slip Mode by connecting a CD Player or DJ controller.
The DDJ-SP1 has knobs and buttons in the same layout as “Serato DJ” for operation of iZotope Inc. effects, providing more intuitive effect controls.
The compact, slim DDJ-SP1 was built with portability and professional use in mind. The rubber pads and buttons are robust and durable, while the aluminum top plate gives the controller a premium look that will look good in any set-up.
A voucher for a free download of the “Serato Video” video control plug-in, which works with Serato Inc.’s DJ software (“Serato DJ”, “Scratch Live”, “ITCH”) is included in DDJ-SP1. It makes it easy to insert various video mixes, effects and image files, etc. synced to music.