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 controller2. 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 DJ-SX (Model Name: 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.
KEY FEATURES OF THE DDJ-SP1
Pre-mapped 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