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Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller

B&H # PIDDJS1 Mfr # DDJ-S1
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You Pay: $514.99
Product Highlights
  • Designed Specifically for Serato ITCH
  • Plug-and-Play USB Connectivity
  • 2-Channel Deck Control
  • Microphone Inputs and Balanced Outputs
  • Needle Search Functionality
  • Specially Designed User Interface

The Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller delivers fully functional tactile control and integration over Serato ITCH DJ 2.0 software. 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.

In addition to USB control, the DDJ-S1 also features a high quality built-in sound card, two microphone inputs, and a stereo aux input. Balanced XLRs, as well as an unbalanced RCA pair, serve as the main outputs. The front connector panel includes both 1/4" and 1/8" headphone outputs. The DDJ-S1's design creates an arch underneath, fitting the keyboard of a laptop, to keep the computer screen very close and visible to the DJ.

The DDJ-S1's layout is uniform with Pioneer's professional DJ products. Its center panel is a 2-channel crossfading mixer with independent trim, 3-band EQ, volume, and effects on each side. The outer panels are scratch decks with a multitude of controls for full manipulation of the Serato ITCH software. The DDJ-S1 completely controls a USB-driven Serato DJ system, and serves as training for a professional level system.

Pioneer - DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller
  • Designed for integration with Serato ITCH 2.0 DJ Software
  • Connects to a laptop over USB
  • Pre-mapped controls for plug-and-play operation
  • Pioneer-standard DJ mixer layout
  • High quality audio output
  • P-LOCK Fader Cap prevents slipping
  • Built-in sound card
  • Switchable microphone-activated input ducking
Software Serato ITCH 2.0
System Requirements Mac OS X (10.4.11, 10.5.11, 10.6 or later)
Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
(Note: Not compatible with Windows XP Professional x64 edition)
Additional System Requirements Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz or better
1GB of RAM
(2GB recommended, 4GB on 64-bit operating systems)
USB 2.0 port
Display resolution of 1,024 × 768 or greater
Hard drive space for music data
Inputs 1 × Combo Mic Input (XLR & 1/4" TRS)
1 × 1/4" TRS
1 × RCA stereo pair
Master Output 1 × XLR pair
1 × RCA pair
Headphone Outputs 1 × 1/4" stereo
1 × 1/8" stereo "mini" jack
USB 1 × USB B connector
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
THD 0.01% or less
Power 120V AC 60 Hz, rated output 5V DC
Dimensions (WxHxD) 26.8 x 3.7 x 12.5" (680.72 x 93.98 x 317.5 mm)
Weight 11 lbs (5 kg)
Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller
  • CD-Rom
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PioneerDDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller
     
    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Excellent sound (7)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Simple controls (5)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (9)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
      • Performances (4)
      • Home studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Plug & play, play, play

      I use this controller for home parties, I wanted something that I could learn that was in sync with club standards for the day I give up my day job and go big. This...Read complete review

      I use this controller for home parties, I wanted something that I could learn that was in sync with club standards for the day I give up my day job and go big. This controller is a very big step up form my Vestax Spin that got me in to DJing. This is an elegant controller with well laid out controls that feel very much like CDJs without the cost and the bulk. 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. DJ controllers is an new exploding area that strong online communities. Coming from a photography background where there are a number of excellent online resources, I haven't found the excellent support groups for the DDJ-S1 that could help me get to the next level. But again, this is nothing against the controller, but the online support I am used to.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      not good for extended periods of time

      The actual controller is decent, but after use of more than an hour and a half the controller tends to freeze up; meaning that the buttons on the controller for the software wont work...Read complete review

      The actual controller is decent, but after use of more than an hour and a half the controller tends to freeze up; meaning that the buttons on the controller for the software wont work and sometimes the song itself wont even play.

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      5.0

      Pioneer is on top of their game

      By Bhubjohnny

      from Toronto,Canada

      About Me Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

        I bought this machine a Month ago, and I just got around to playing with it.It is a great machine for beginners.Full of features and very responsive.I would recommend this machine.

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        4.0

        Feels a bit cheap but works flawlessly

        By DJ Jeff Hunter

        from Central Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

          I use the DDJ-S1 as part of a mobile DJ setup. The unit is a good size and lightweight for portability, but the reason for lack of weight is the unit is almost entirely plastic. This makes the unit seem a bit "cheap". However, it works very well and has been very reliable so far. I like the XLR connections for master out and mic. The Serato DJ software compliments the controller very well. I did have to update the firmware of the controller to get Serato DJ support, but that was quick and easy. The only reason I did not give the controller 5 stars was because of the feel - otherwise, it is excellent.

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          5.0

          Awesome

          By Yiannnnnpla

          from New York

          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

          This is a very good controller and performs great . This is a professional controller that performs perfect for those professionals out there

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          5.0

          OMG! THE BEST

          By DJ Shanedigital

          from Bronx NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

            Efficient Efficient Efficient...the best service, top notch product at a great price. They also offered to buy or trade some of the electronics I don't need. I would deal with them all the time. For now on I'm buying my gear from them. And don't forget about the colorful catalogue with great electronics for everyone in it.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice, but no substitute for CDJs

            By Lifelong Pro DJ

            from New York, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

            • No Booth Output
            • No Flash Drive Input

            Best Uses

            • Events

            Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

            I picked one up for a convenient option when in need of bringing my own gear to an event. 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. Part of what I don't love are the differences between Serato's Itch and Scratch... I'm a Scratch user but need to use Itch for it's compatibility with the controller and though very similar I still prefer the layout and functionality of scratch. The DDJ-S1 sounds great, responds well and the controls feel ok, though not as pro as I'm used to. It has one aux input but I wish the line faders could be switched to accommodate aux inputs as well. The first of two real issues I have with this controller is that there is no separate booth output. The other is that I really wish it took a flash drive input like many of the current CDJs... it would be invaluable in times of software/computer issues, buying you time to reboot or even finish out the night playing solely from the drive. All that being said, for the price and size the DDJ-S1 seems to be a pretty decent controller that will get the job done.

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            5.0

            excellent product!

            By Creeper

            from Italy

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

              First controller used in 10yrs Dj experience. very easy switch. very responsive and versitle. Slim and very easy to grasp layout. powered just by USB or (to see all lights) A/c power. the ONLY downside that I have found for me is Serato Itch programing that this was designed for, does not have native MIDI support for other controllers or use with Ableton. Overall VERY excited about using this controller for a while to come and waiting native MIDI support.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Professional Dj Service

              By DJ VIP

              from san antonio tx

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound
              • Professional Features
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

                I use the product as my main source of entertaining my crowd as a professional dj. Weddings are certainly a challenge and I wanted a unit that would be up to the challenge. 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 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). All in all, I give it very high scores and I can't wait to put it to heavy use.

                Art Martinez
                Owner, VIP Entertainment
                San Antonio, Tx

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great item for easy portability

                By shua

                from Denver

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Professional Features

                Cons

                • No booth line out

                Best Uses

                • Mobile DJ

                Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

                I picked up this unit because I got tired of lugging my turntables around and setting up and breaking down my Serato Scratch Live everytime. This is a great way to travel light for gigs that don't have a in house dj setup. 1 usb from the ddj-s1 to my laptop and 1 line out to my sound source is all the assembly needed. 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). Great layout of all the buttons, and typical Pioneer quality. The 1 down side, there is only 1 volume level running out so there is no ability to run a master line and a booth line, but this can be fixed by running it through a mixer with both master and booth outputs.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                awesome

                By marcosdqt

                from new york city

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

                  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.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  One of the best controllers for Pro DJs

                  By store1ar

                  from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Features

                  Cons

                  • Analog inputs no included

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ

                  Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

                  great controller, good materials, intelligent distribution of the pots and good quality in general, nice package also.

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                  5.0

                  Great Controller

                  By Dj Patrick B.

                  from Santa Barbara, CA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Professional Features
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

                    Pioneer did a great job building this controller. I've been a dj for 18 years and I have to say this is a quality item. My main system uses the pioneer cdj900's and I love them but this system for the money is a bargain. Perfect for someone starting out or a pro. I highly recommend this. djpatrickb.com

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                    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    not good for extended periods of time

                    By pierre von stueben

                    from new york, ny

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Freezes

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur djing

                    Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

                    The actual controller is decent, but after use of more than an hour and a half the controller tends to freeze up; meaning that the buttons on the controller for the software wont work and sometimes the song itself wont even play.

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Plug & play, play, play

                    By DJ Hard

                    from Peterborough, Ontario

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Controls
                    • Compact
                    • Excellent Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pioneer DDJ-S1 DJ Software Controller:

                        I use this controller for home parties, I wanted something that I could learn that was in sync with club standards for the day I give up my day job and go big. This controller is a very big step up form my Vestax Spin that got me in to DJing. This is an elegant controller with well laid out controls that feel very much like CDJs without the cost and the bulk. 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. DJ controllers is an new exploding area that strong online communities. Coming from a photography background where there are a number of excellent online resources, I haven't found the excellent support groups for the DDJ-S1 that could help me get to the next level. But again, this is nothing against the controller, but the online support I am used to.

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