The Pioneer DJM-T1 is the worlds first Traktor certified mixer designed specifically to natively control all of the software’s advanced new features. The DJM-T1 is a hybrid mixer with a controller and audio interface in one unit. Included inside the box is a copy of Traktor Scratch Duo 2 along with control vinyl and CD needed for the DVS scratch control.
The DJM-T1 as you will come to expect from Pioneer features a classic and well made design with a full metal chassis, solid faders and smooth edges. The buttons are all plastic but have a solid feel to them and all feature some kind of illumination feedback. With its on board sound card the DJM-T1 even offers club like performance, surely a major plus point.
You can connect this mixer to two external CD or vinyl decks with the timecode control CDs or vinyl, and using the Traktor software have complete control over your music. Setting up takes minutes, once the software is installed and the mixed connected you are practically read to go, it truly is plug and play. You can also use the mixer solely with Traktor, using virtual decks if space is limited or you don’t have external decks. Because the entire mixer is MIDI mappable you can also use it with other software and remap the buttons as you see fit.
The faders all have a very high quality to them. Using a two bar system inside the faders gives a smoother operation and ups the durability to them as well. Each fader offers a decent amount of resistance whilst also being smooth. Scratch djs and turntablists will love these faders whilst normal DJs will enjoy the ability to adjust the tension to suit their style. There is a full kill 3 band EQ just above the faders as well as the assorted volume controls you’ve come to expect. You’ll also find two full sized effects banks on the mixer which work great with Traktor and will make many Traktor uses feel right at home. With the ability to use 6 effects all at the same time you will have a lot of control over your mixes.
At the top of the mixer is the controls for Traktor to browse and play music held on your computer. With simple controls and an oversized knob you can select tracks quickly and easily. The mixer comes equipped with 2 CD RCA inputs, 2 RCA phono, 1 mix XLR and 1/4″ phone and an aux RCA input. Your outputs are master out over RCA or XLR, headphone out 1/4″ phone and booth out 1/4″ phone along with the USB connection.
This mixer has it all and more. With the ability to use time coded vinyl/CDs and virtual Decks in trakor you can get the the real feel of DJing whilst keeping all your music in one place. The build quality as we come to expect from Pioneer is excellent and the ability to browse tracks from the mixer as well as control effects and remap buttons gives almost unlimited potential. The faders all feel brilliant and the two bar design means these will last for years to come. If you’re after a 2 channel mixer than can be used with DJ software or by itself then look no further than the DJM-T1