Pioneer is taking the DDJ-S1 ITCH controller to the next level,
upgrading the bundled software to Serato ITCH 2.0.
By combining the latest version of Serato ITCH software with Pioneer
operability and controllerism, the DDJ-S1 unleashes the potential in
The software's new customisable user interface can be tailored to
individual DJ styles, straight from the DDJ-S1 controller, and
brings ITCH in line with the look and feel of Scratch Live. The Hot
Cue Fader Start function allows DJs to simultaneously use Hot Cues
and control the volume through the crossfader. Other features such
as a brand new SP 6 sample player and improved library management
all add to the heady mix.
The DDJ-S1 features balanced XLR output/input for direct connection
to professional PA equipment, and a microphone talk-over function
designed with MCing in mind. Its laptop integrating design and
plug-and-play connection eliminate set-up issues to let DJs get down
to business with minimal fuss.
The DDJ-S1 controller will be bundled with Serato ITCH 2.0 from
October. Existing DDJ-S1 users can download the
, free of charge today.
Hot Cue Fader Start function
The new Hot Cue Fader Start function combines the Fader Start and
Hot Cue functions - meaning the Hot Cues and volume can be
controlled at the same time from the crossfader. Start playing a
track instantly from five random points using the crossfader.
Customisable user interface for every style of DJing
Following a similar look and feel to Scratch Live, ITCH 2.0 will be
much more familiar to existing Serato users. The upgrade features
several improvements to the user interface.
- Album Artwork View for quick and easy track browsing, for those
who prefer a visual reference.
- Day and Night modes to tailor display colours to time and
- Four display modes to match a range of DJing styles. Choose from
Horizontal waveform, Vertical waveform, Library (decks displayed in
miniature) or Stack (decks stacked vertically). Dedicated buttons on
the controller enable instant switching between modes.
SP6 sample player enhances performance possibilities
For the first time ever, the popular SP6 sample player from Serato
SCRATCH LIVE has been added to ITCH version 2.0, allowing DJs to
synchronise and play sound from six difference sources.
Additional software updates
- Smart Crates which auto-fill using keywords from the library
- Serato Playlists can be shared live or online after a
- Re-optimised SYNC engine for precise grids and locked grooves
- Improved library management for copying of crates and tracks to
external drives during performance preparation.