The new Flagship Pioneer DDJ-SZ Serato DJ Controller has 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. We finally have the SZ in the lab for the full out review treatment, but first check out the unboxing video to see it up close.
First of all, the DDJ-SZ is bigger than any other controller to give the user a truly professional feel. The DDJ-SZ is bigger because the jog wheels are now full-sized CDJ 8.1-inch jog wheels with tension adjustment to change the resistance of the motion so users can get serious tactile control over their music. The Performance pads also look bigger and they are now multi-color backlit so the user can easily see the mode of the pads at a glance. The Dual USB ports allow two different computers to connect to the DDJ-SZ to make for easy DJ transitions. The Mixer section of the DDJ-SZ is a truly professional DJM series Pioneer mixer complete with Oscillator and Sound Color FX functions and DVS functionality with Serato DJ. There's also a magnetic MAGVEL crossfader that will last for ages. All of the other DDJ-SX features/functions still look to remain in-tact including the Full Serato DJ bundling, slip mode, needle search, and built in soundcard.
Stay tuned for the full review coming soon!