New "DDJ-SX2" DJ controller featuring multi color pads - First in the industry dedicated buttons, Serato DJ's new "Serato Flip" function
The DDJ-SX2 is the industry’s first controller to give DJs dedicated control of the new Serato Flip functions within Serato® DJ . Serato Flip is an expansion pack for Serato DJ that gives DJs the power to record and re-play hot cue sequences on the fly. The DDJ-SX2 is the only controller with designated buttons – Record, Start, and Slot – to put intuitive Serato Flip performances at their fingertips. The four-channel DDJ-SX2 builds on the popularity of its predecessor, but inherits two must-have features from the top-flight DDJ-SZ: Performance Pads with velocity sensitive, multi-colored LEDs and on-jog digital cue point markers. The DDJ-SX2 is also Serato DJ DVS upgrade ready and boasts improved jog wheel reaction time.
Serato Flip is a new function in Serato DJ that lets DJs record hot cue combinations and replay them on a loop. DJs can record themselves triggering cues using the Performance Pads and automatically loop the sequence back on demand. Up to six recordings (slots) of Hot Cue sequences can be made for playback at a later time. Pioneer added Record (start/stop recording), Start (start/stop loop), and Slot (store) buttons to quickly access the Serato Flip operation.
The DDJ-SX2 provides the same functional layout of its predecessor with quick access to a multitude of Serato DJ features. The layout of the buttons, knobs, sliders and Performance Pads deliver the best DJ controller experience designed to match the applicable software functions perfectly:
Mutli-colored Performance Pads
Introduced in the top-of-the-line DDJ-SZ, the DDJ-SX2 now incorporates the highly attractive and functional multi-colored Performance Pads that control eight types of Serato DJ functions. The various illumination colors provide quick identification of the different actions/commands such as beats and drum rolls. The eight pads located below the Jog wheel offer HOT CUE, ROLL, SLICER and SAMPLER functionalities. While in velocity SAMPLER mode, the output level from the pad can vary depending on the strength of each tap from the user.
Amplified MIC Input
Improved from the first generation, the controller features a balanced microphone (MIC) input circuit to provide clear audio output with no distortion regardless of the type or brand of microphone used. The controller can deliver clear audio even at high volume levels because of increased headroom and highly improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio.
High Accuracy Jog Wheel
The output reaction time of the JOG wheels is significantly improved, further cutting down on latency, ensuring tasks such as “scratch” performances are at their highest levels. The model also features “Hot Cue Countdown” providing users, via its JOG Display, with the time remaining to a Hot Cue point, helpful in quickly arriving to a specified position in the music playing.
The DDJ-SX2 features an independent 4-channel mixer that can be used with other external sources such as turntables. Its master level meter provides instantaneous sound level adjustment as well as independent output controls with a display indicator for each channel when used as a standalone mixer.
Industry's first DJ controller to be support new "Serato Flip" function of "Serato DJ", and also includes specially designed operating control buttons
The DDJ-SX2 supports “Serato Flip”, a new function of “Serato DJ” that records and calls up a maximum of six orders and intervals (sequences) of HOT CUE operations. Specially designed operation buttons are also included for one-touch recording and calling up, as well as intuitive rearrangement of musical development with repeated playback or skipping of parts of the music, etc.
Excellent operability emulating design concepts of professional DJ equipment
Design concepts with the excellent operability of Pioneer’s professional DJ equipment have been incorporated in order to enable comfortable control of the diverse functions of DJ software.
"Big Jogs" for accurate JOG performance
Improved JOG reaction time has made it possible to perform scratching exactly as you wish. A new “HOT CUE COUNT DOWN” showing the time remaining until a HOT CUE has been added to the “ON JOG DISPLAY” in the middle of the JOG, which displays music playback status and position. By inputting a HOT CUE at the point for mixing or scratching performance, the timing until a performance can be checked.
Supports "Serato DJ" DVS* function and can even be used as a standalone 4-channel mixer
With four external inputs for connection of CD players, analog turntables and microphones, etc., mixing can be performed with without going via a PC/Mac, so the “DDJ-SX2” can even be used as a standalone mixer. There are also two MASTER OUT and one BOOTH OUT outputs for additional connection of various PA equipment. Furthermore, with support for the “Serato DJ” DVS function, a purchase of the separate “Serato DJ DVS Expansion Pack” it is possible to perform “Serato DJ” deck control with CDJs or analog turntables connected to the “DDJ-SX2”.
*An abbreviation of Digital Vinyl System. This system plays music files stored on a PC/Mac in line with the play position/speed of a control disc (a CD/record compiling special signals for the control of DJ software).
Clear and powerful DJ sound faithful to the sound source
A low-jitter lock IC and high-performance DAC are adopted, and by making the most of our proprietary technology and know-how cultivated in the field of professional DJ equipment to design circuits and carry out tuning, a clear and powerful DJ sound faithful to the sound source has been realized.
- Aluminum material used on top panel and JOG plate
- All buttons, knobs and soundcards feature “PLUG AND PLAY” with “Serato DJ”
- Cross fader curve can be adjusted to suit your preferences
- “FADER START” function enables deck play/cue operation with fader operation
- “NEEDLE SEARCH PAD” enables immediate movement to the desired playback point simply by touching the pad
- “SLIP MODE” function continues to play music in the background while playing LOOP/SCRATCH/HOT CUE, etc.
- Handle space on both sides convenient for installation
- Amplified mic input circuit with clear sound and zero distortion even with a high input sound level.
- The "TRAKTOR PRO 2" setting file will be released for supporting Native Instruments DJ software "TRAKTOR PRO 2" after mid-September in the http://pioneerdj.com/support/
|Input ports||CD x 2 (RCA), Line/Phono x 2 (RCA)
MIC x 2 (XLR & ¼ inch combined jack x 1, ¼ inch jack x 1)
|Output ports||Master Out x 2 (RCA x 1, XLR x 1)
Booth Out x 1 (¼ inch jack)
Headphone Monitor Out x 2 (front panel ¼ inch jack, MiniPin)
|Other ports||USB x 1 (B terminal)|
|Frequency response||20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Total Harmonic Distortion ratio||0.003% or less|
|S/N ratio||107 dB (PC)|
|Maximum dimensions||664 mm (W) x 353.4 mm (D) x 70.4 mm (H)|