New controller is the Serato-friendly version of the DDJ-1000
New for Serato users from Pioneer DJ comes the DDJ-1000SRT, a new Serato-friendly version of the company's flagship DDJ-1000 rekordbox controller.
The four-channel DDJ-1000SRT features two large jogwheels with a central full-colour LCD display, a precision MAGVEL crossfader and eight performance pads per side, and has 13 Beat FX and four Colour FX onboard – these FX, like the layout and feature set generally, being based on those found on Pioneer's industry-standard NXS2 gear.
Sound processing is taken care of by a 24-bit/44.1kHz soundcard while on the I/O front there are two USB-B ports, four RCA (two line, two switchable line/phono) and two mic inputs (the latter on XLR and 6.35mm jack), two master outputs (XLR/RCA), one booth output (6.3mm jack) and two headphone sockets (3.5mm and 6.35mm).
The DDJ-1000SRT measures 708x361x73mm, weighs 6kg, and is on sale now, priced around £1,399. The first 5,000 buyers also get a Serato DJ Pro Expansion Pack voucher, unlocking all the Serato expansion packs – a bundle that would normally cost $299.
The video below shows 2019 Red Bull Music 3Style World Champion turntablist J Espinosa putting the DDJ-1000SRT through its paces. For more information, see Pioneer DJ's own website.