Pioneer DDJ-SX2 Announced [Video]

Pioneer DJ has announced that there is a brand new Serato DJ controller coming out next month called the Pioneer DDJ-SX2. The DDJ-SX2 is a new version of the ever-popular DDJ-SX which we reviewed when it was released almost two years ago. The new Pioneer DDJ-SX2 inherits all of the features of the original and adds multi-color RGB backlit Performance pads, hotcue markers on the jog wheel display, Serato Flip controls, and it is Serato DJ DVS compatible right out of the box.
Author:
Publish date:
ddjsx2.jpg

Pioneer DJ has announced that there is a brand new Serato DJ controller coming out next month called the Pioneer DDJ-SX2. The DDJ-SX2 is a new version of the ever-popular

Pioneer DDJ-SX

which we reviewed when it was released almost two years ago. The new Pioneer DDJ-SX2 inherits all of the features of the original and adds multi-color RGB backlit Performance pads, hotcue markers on the jog wheel display, Serato Flip controls, and it is Serato DJ DVS compatible right out of the box.

The original DDJ-SX was a great controller that was also the first controller to work with Serato DJ. The new DDJ-SX2 plans to expand on the original by adding the new functions to the unit that the new versions of Serato DJ already have available in the software. The RGB backlit performance pads makes it easier for DJ's to know what is stored on the pad at a glance. The Hot Cue markers on the jog wheel display are going to be a major help to those who are going to use lots of hotcues or for those who are going to be using the new Serato Flip feature where multiple hotcues can be triggered in sequence and in loops. The Serato Flip feature also gets a record and play/pause button so that users can perform and recall their performance on the fly. The Serato DJ DVS compatibility is another strong feature add where users can easily connect timecode CD decks or turntables and digitally control their music without the need for an additional soundcard.

The first 10,000 Pioneer DDJ-SX2's that are sold will include a Serato Flip voucher and the Serato Video voucher for free. The DDJ-SX2 will cost around $999 when it's released in October. I'm pretty sure that the

Pioneer DDJ-SX2

will be on hand at next week's Atlantic City DJ Expo where we'll be bringing you all of the goodness right from the showroom floor, so keep it locked.

Buy Pro Audio gear at the lowest price on Reverb.com

Related

ddjsr.jpg

Pioneer DDJ-SR Serato DJ Controller Unboxing & First Impressions [Video]

The Pioneer DDJ-SR is essentially a trimmed down two-deck version of the DDJ-SX which controls four decks of Serato DJ. The new DDJ-SR has a smaller footprint than the DDJ-SX and adds a new PAD PLUS button that gives the 16-performance pads even more functions than before. Even though only two channels are present, the controller is layered so four decks of software control is still possible. The full video and written reviews are on the way, but peep our unboxing video to see the DDJ-SR fresh out of the box.

ddjsx.jpg

[Video] Pioneer DDJ-SX Unboxing & First Impressions

The brand new Flagship Pioneer/Serato Digital DJ controller known as the DDJ-SX is now in the DJbooth.net lab for a full out HD-Video and written review. We've been waiting for one of these to come through ever since they have been released and now its finally here. We'll cover all of the features in the new DDJ-SX hardware as well as the new features and improvements found in the new Serato DJ Software. The unit just arrived yesterday, so the review is a couple of weeks away. For now, we'll take a quick look at the DDJ-SX in our Unboxing and First Impressions Video after the jump.

pioneerddj-sb.jpg

Pioneer DDJ-SB Tutorial [Video]

Pioneer DJ has recently released a brand new beginner-level Digital DJ controller for their Serato lineup called the DDJ-SB. This new compact and USB-Powered controller has the familiar 16 Performance Pads layout, Slip-Mode, built-in Low Pass/High Pass filter knobs, and comes bundled with Serato DJ Intro for the excellent street price of only $300. We're currently working on the DDJ-SR review, so the DDJ-SB review will just have to wait in line. In the meantime, Pioneer has just released a slew of new tutorial videos to get owners started off on the right path.

ddjsz.jpg

NAMM 2014: Pioneer DDJ-SZ Controller Announced [Video]

The Pioneer DJ Division has just announced it's new Flagship Serato DJ controller called the Pioneer DDJ-SZ. The new Pioneer DDJ-SZ retains many of the features and functions of the widely popular DDJ-SX, while adding more real estate for a bigger and more professional footprint, bigger full "CDJ-sized" jog wheels, Multi-Color Backlit Performance Pads, Dual USB Ports for seamless transitions, a magnetic MAGVEL crossfader, and a full-blown DJM mixer section with Sound Color FX and DVS capability.

ddjsx.jpg

[Video] DJ Blakey - DDJ-SX Performance

Our good friends over at Pioneer DJ spent some time with DJ Blakey in late 2012 in order to get him familiar with the Pioneer DDJ-SX when it was originally announced. The Pioneer DDJ-SX is still one of the best DJ controllers out on the market today for the full Serato DJ software and there is also a new mapping to use the controller with Traktor Pro 2. Be sure to check out our full HD-Video and written reviews of the Pioneer DDJ-SX and watch the cool performance video below for some mixing inspiration.

ddjs1-2.jpg

[Video] Pioneer DDJ-S1 Now With Serato DJ!

The Pioneer DDJ-S1 was released back in 2011 and was designed to work with perfectly Serato Itch. We reviewed the controller and found it to be a great DJ control surface for Serato software DJ's. Now that Serato Itch software has been replaced by Serato DJ with a better layout and new features, the DDJ-S1 owners can now reap the benefits by downloading the new firmware and Free Serato DJ upgrade to get the full use out of their controller. Check out the full press release, download links, our video review, and the new Serato DJ/DDJ-S1 performance video after the jump.