Don’t feel like shelling out for a Pioneer DJM Nexus, but still want proper Pioneer DJ gear? Vault the Pioneer DDJ-T1 ($899) to the top of your list. A lower price doesn’t mean a half-baked controller though. Pioneer has infused the DDJ-T1 with pro performance jog wheels that are both ruggedized and responsive, touch search strips, a full line-up of inputs and outputs, and a customized version of Traktor DJ software that makes setup a breeze. The DDJ’s enclosure also allows you to tuck your MacBook right under the controller for a compact arrangement leaving you plenty of visual periphery in which to command your swelling assemblage.
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