We gave DJ Ayres a the new Pioneer DDJ-T1 4-Deck Traktor Controller for a test drive. He is an experienced Traktor Scratch Pro DJ, and normally uses turntables with a Pioneer Mixer, so he was interested in checking out Pioneer’s new all in one solution. Instead of coming up with a crazy scratch routine we had him develop a condensed set with the Pioneer DDJ-T1. Most DJs are not doing full sets filled with scratching and crazy effects, instead its about developing a mix. DJ Ayres has been one of the top Djs in the city and is used to playing big parties for large crowds, and his known for his eclectic taste in music which he displays here.
The Pioneer DDJT1 features four decks for control. The extra decks give you the room to add additional tracks to develop the textures of your mix. DJ Ayres uses the extra decks on the DDJ-T1 to add extra drum grooves and effects to his mix.
The great thing about the DDJ-T1 is that it gives you the functionality of a basic CDJ/DJM set-up ready to go out of the box that works with Traktor which is becoming the standard DJ software. It really is plug and play and your ready to go. While nothing will ever get DJ Ayres to trade in his vinyl, he said it would be great for smaller parties, going on the road, and is the best option when bringing the full turntable and vinyl setup is not an option.
Check out the Pioneer DDJ-T1 at proaudiostar:
Check out the Bottom Line in a BK Minute for the Pioneer DDJ-T1:
Pioneer DDJ-T1: Bottom Line in a BK Minute Video
Check out a comparison between the Pioneer DDJ-T1 and the DDJ-S1:
DDJ-T1 vs DDJ-S1 Side by Side Comparison Video
Official Website of DJ Ayres
Public Assembly Website