Why is there so much hate in this??? I asked an objective question, made my personal decision about the product. some people want fuel efficient nice cars, some want the truck with power, some want the fast gas guzzler, some just want a smooth ride. I just wanted to know other people's points of view on the DDJ S1, and through my own experience I chose the NS6 and it rocks for what I need from a controller. I would love to have both, but my budget is not currently that open. Thank you to everyone who gave advice
I haven't the chance to try the S1 while it's running Itch but did test out the overall feel at the local Guitar Center. I really like the out lay of the controller, it does feel very close to the CDJ's. I'm not an entire fan of the Pinoeer CDJ feel, I never gotten over the jog wheel drag (maybe it's adjustable?) but feels like a grinding or there's a gear spinning inside. That being said, the S1 felt very close in terms of the Pioneer CDJ feel. I'm sure it will last just as long if not longer.
One question I did have is latency on the jog wheels. Is the S1 as responsive as a CDJ? Reason I ask is I recently bought a Vestax VCI-400SE with Traktor Pro 2 but the jog wheel latency is a let down over the nice controller. I'm running on a new Apple Macbook Pro so I don't think this is related to my laptop. I'm also not into the amount of fx's and other stuff, going back to Serato instead.
Just picked up the S1 this past weekend and I am getting used to it. It is insanely responsive while controlling Itch. I also tried it with VDJ on my MBP, and it works well EXCEPT for scratching, there is an issue with scratching.