Pioneer DDJ-SR2 Review

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Watch our review video of the new Pioneer DDJ-SR2!


The Pioneer DDJ-SR2 is an update to the original DDJ-SR which was one of my top-three favorite controllers of all time for Serato DJ. The DDJ-SR2 has all the good features of the original unit and it adds RGB backlit color pads, XLR Balanced outputs, a Serato DJ club-kit ready soundcard for turntable or CDJ Timecode playback control, and Pitch N Time and Pitch Play controls. It also comes bundled with the full version of the Serato DJ software as well as the Serato DJ Pitch N Time package to get you started. Check out our full Video review and see the review summary below to see if the DDJ-SR2 is right for you.

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Review Video & Demo

Unboxing Video


  • Comes Bundled w/Serato DJ & Pitch-N-Time
  • 16 RGB Backlit Pad with All Pad Modes
  • Serato DJ Pitch-N-Time Dedicated Controls and Pitch Play
  • Solid Build Quality & Compact Form Factor
  • Serato DVS RCA Inputs & XLR/TRS/RCA Master/Booth Outputs
  • Low Latency & Great Feel Jog Wheels/Low Crossfader Lag & Cut-In


  • Small Pitch Sliders



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Pioneer DDJ-SB Tutorial [Video]

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