Pioneer DJ have just unveiled the brand-new addition to their DDJ controller family, the Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000SRT, and prior to its release, Point Blank were given one of the consoles to test out and explore the new features. Aside from the Serato-compatible controller’s stylish LCD jog wheel displays, heavy-weight CDJ plates and Pioneer DJ standard effects controls, it has a great deal to offer. The DDJ-1000SRT includes a variety of tactile features which are both advantageous and incredibly fun to use such as the Beat Jump function, auto key matching and Serato Sampler to name a few.
If you’d like to get hands-on with the latest in DJ tech, Point Blank can help. They can teach you to DJ in their state-of-the-art Pioneer DJ sponsored studios and then some! Without further ado jump into the first look video to see the DDJ-100SRT in action.
During the video, DJ Ravine and Ben Bristow, PB’s DJ Module Leader, take a look at the DDJ-100SRT’s handy Beat Jump function which helps you effortlessly skip through beats in bars and phrases at the push of a button. They delve into the key sync feature which, if you’ve enabled the pitch and time plugin in Serato, allows you to auto Key Match your tracks and make your mixes more harmonic. In addition to exploring the mixer effects and inputs/outputs, they demonstrate exactly why these new jog wheel screens are a fantastic addition.
If you’re tech-savvy when it comes to DJ equipment and want to try out some new mixing techniques we suggest taking a look at Point Blank’s Beginner DJ Tips series and Essential Top 5 DJ Tips video.