DJ's 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 adds a further physical dimension to performance thanks to the dynamic Performance Pads: sixteen rubber LED pads that let DJs trigger seven modes – Hot Cue, Slicer, Roll, Sampler, Hot Loop, Auto Loop and Manual Loop. Velocity Mode lets them control the volume of samples by how hard they hit the pads. Plus, precision loops, scratches and reverses are made easy by Slip Mode, which silently continues playback and brings the track back in at exactly the right point.
Like its forerunner, the Digital DDJ-SX, the DDJ-SP1 was built to withstand the rigours of the booth, with a durable and stylish aluminium faceplate and rubber pots. With a slim build, instantaneous set up and sturdy T-U101 X-Stand (sold separately), this compact controller is a perfectly portable addition to any DJ booth.
PRE-,APPED BUTTONS AND DIALS FOR DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE WITH SERATO DJ
Pioneer worked closely with Serato to ensure seamless integration between the hardware and the software. The DDJ-SP1 has dedicated controls for all Serato DJ’s features:
Four deck control
More than 30 high-quality sound FX Powered by iZotope
Eight cue points on each deck
Syncable six slot sample bank
Auto Loops, Manual Loops and Loop Roll, for even more loop options
Slicer to chop up tracks and create new arrangements
ENHANCED PERFORMANCE FEATURES FOR TRULY HANDS-ON LIVE PERFORMANCES
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:
Performance Pads: 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 each pad gives DJs an instant visual reference for the state of play.
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.
PROFESSIONAL BUILD QUALITY AND ULTIMATE PORTABILITY
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 aluminium top plate gives the controller a premium look that will look good in any set up.
Software: Serato DJ, Serato Video
Input/output port: USB B terminal x 1
Maximum dimensions: 328 mm (W) × 178.7 mm (D) × 47.4 mm (H)
Unit weight: 1.4 kg
SERATO DJ SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
(Windows): Windows® 7, 32-bit: (CPU) 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo/(Memory) 2GB, 64-bit: (CPU) 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo/(Memory) 4GB
(Mac): Mac OS X 10.8.4/10.7.5/10.6.8. 32-bit: (CPU) 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo/(Memory) 1GB, 64-bit: (CPU) 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo/(Memory) 4GB
Display resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher resolution