We have the scoop on the new DJM-T1 mixer from Pioneer fresh off the floor at Musik Messe. This appears to be Pioneer’s equivalent to the popular Rane TTM-57SL, a 2 channel mixer with integrated support for Traktor Scratch and controls over loops, effects and cue points. Pioneer has listed the price at close to $2,000, which even though it includes scratch vinyl and Traktor scratch duo license seems very high. Along with a built in sound card, the DJM-T1 supports mixing of analogue and digital sources.
- Pioneer DJM-T1
- Available: July 2011
- Price: RRP £1,279 ($1900)
- Ships With: Traktor Scratch Duo
- Weight – 6.1 KG
- Dimensions – 265 mm (W) x 403 mm (D) x 108 mm (H)
- Key Feature: Integrated Sound Card and Support for Traktor Scratch Duo
The following text is taken from Pioneer’s promotional material
Layout mirrors TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO 2
The DJM-T1 is not “just” a mixer; it boasts controller functions designed specifically for the included TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO 2 software, so there is no need for an external controller. DJs get instant access to the 2 new Sample Decks, to create their own loops from live tracks, or remix and edit on the fly. Each Sample Deck gives the option of four loops or samples, for endless possibility.
Software functions such as browse, fast forward, play and rewind are also operated straight from the mixer. FX, loops, hot cues and sampling controls on the unit mirror the TRAKTOR 2 interface for intuitive operability.
Scratch control using DJ player turntables
Fully TRAKTOR SCRATCH certified and equipped with a powerful USB soundcard, so DJs just need to use the included CONTROL CD or vinyl to start operating the software’s scratch functions through their CDJs or turntables. Professional performance is further enhanced by the built in booth monitor feature.
6 of TRAKTOR’s most popular and impressive tempo-synched DJ effects (Reverb, Delay, Flanger, Filter, Beatmasher, Gater) and 1 filter per deck complete the sonic weaponry, giving DJs all the tools they need to stand out from the crowd. Plus the LFO CONTROL signal output changes at beat-by-beat intervals for precision control.
Internal USB soundcard let DJs easily record sets
The onboard USB soundcard eliminates the need for an external soundcard, so DJs can connect the mixer straight to a computer with a single USB cable. That means recording live or practice sets is a breeze, as the included audio interface enables output signal switching to suit the activity, whether that is DJing, recording or producing music.
Enhanced channel fader operability and durability
The new channel faders are smoother and more durable than ever before, thanks to 2 metal shafts supporting the fader knobs. The fader is positioned to the side, minimizing damage from liquid or dust that can get inside. The DJM-T1 crossfader has an exclusive Pioneer magnetic construction that provides extreme durability, and can be used more than 10 million times, while Pioneer P-LOCK Fader Caps are impossible to pull off in the heat of a mix. The operational load, fader curve1 and cut lag2 can also be adjusted to your preference.
- Input terminals CD x2 (RCA), PHONO x2 (RCA), AUX x1 (RCA)
- MIC x1 (XLR & 1/4 inch PHONE x1)
- Output terminals MASTER OUT x2 (RCA x1, XLR x1)
- BOOTH OUT x1 (1/4 inch PHONE)
- HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x1 (Top 1/4 inch PHONE x1)
- Other terminals USB B Port x1
- Sampling rate 48 kHz
- D/A converter 24-bit
- A/D converter 24-bit
- Frequency characteristics 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Total harmonic distortion Less than 0.004%
- S/N ratio More than 106 dB
- Headroom 19 dB
- Power consumption 23 W
- Maximum dimensions 265 mm (W) x 403 mm (D) x 108 mm (H)
- Unit weight 6.1 kg