Pioneer DDJ-SP1 Unleashed for “Serato DJ” Software Users

  Pioneer DDJ-SP1 Unleashed for “Serato DJ” Software Users

        DDJ-SP1 Sub-controller Adds More Sound Effects to Music Mixing

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- September 5, 2013

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division
continues to help enhance DJ performances with the introduction of the DDJ-SP1
sub-controller. Designed for Serato® software users, specifically for “Serato
DJ,” the DDJ-SP1 is a slim and compact sub-controller that uses multiple
performance pads, controls, buttons, and knobs to trigger a variety of unique
audio samples and effects. The DDJ-SP1 is designed to be the ideal companion
to Pioneer’s new DJM-900SRT mixer but can also be matched with other systems
via its MIDI controller functionality.

Pioneer DDJ-SP1 Sub-Controller (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer DDJ-SP1 Sub-Controller (Photo: Business Wire)

“The DDJ-SP1 is made for Serato software users who really want to add effects
when using a professional DJ setup of two players and a mixer such as the
DJM-900SRT,” said David Arevalo, director of marketing, Professional Sound and
Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “With the sub-controller,
DJs can enhance their performances with multiple effects, similar to what’s
being done with our extremely popular DDJ-SX controller for Serato DJ.”

Serious Audio Effects

The DDJ-SP1’s built-in pads, faders, knobs and buttons closely mimic the
control layout of Pioneer’s well-received DDJ-SX controller.

  *Performance Pads – Pioneer added 16 “performance pads” on the
    sub-controller for seven different functionalities: hot loop, auto loop,
    manual loop, hot cue, roll, slicer and sampler. It also includes a
    “Velocity Mode” function that determines the output volume of the sample
    based on how hard the pads are struck. Each pad can be assigned as a hot
    cue point, and its blue illumination will signify its state of play for
    instant graphic feedback.
  *Sampler Volume Fader – In between the performance pads is a volume slider
    to control output of the trigger pads. The convenient location of the
    slider enables quick volume adjustment during finger drum performances.
  *Slip Mode – Pioneer included a Slip Mode function that enables continuous
    music playback in the background even when loops and hot cues are being
    performed. The functionality can also be used with players and controllers
    that support Serato DJ but not Slip Mode.
  *FX Knobs/Buttons – The integrated knobs and buttons are arranged for
    Serato DJ software for operation of iZotope® effects.

Additional Features

  *The sub-controller includes a free of charge download of Serato Video
    (valued at more than $100), a video control plug-in compatible with Serato
    DJ, Scratch Live and ITCH, that makes it extremely easy for users to
    insert video, effects and image files with music.
  *USB connectivity and charging.
  *DDJ-SP1 can be mounted on the X-Stand (T-U101), Pioneer’s portable DJ
    stand (sold separately).
  *Compact (12.9” x 7” x 1.8”) and weighs only three pounds, for easy

DDJ-SP1 Demo Video Link

The Pioneer DDJ-SP1 will be available in October with a suggested retail price
of $499.

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

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its
U.S. web address is 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.

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
SERATO is a registered trademark of Serato Audio Research Ltd.
iZotope is a registered trademark of iZotope Inc.

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