Earlier today, Pioneer DJ has announced a brand new two-channel scratch/battle DJ Mixer that works in perfect harmony with Serato DJ and has all of the Pioneer FX that DJ's have come to love. The new Pioneer DJM-S9 Serato DJ Mixer sports eight RGB backlit pads for each channel, dual USB ports for easy DJ switch-overs, and a new Magvel Pro scratch crossfader that has many unique adjustments and features for todays scratch DJ's. The Pioneer DJ team released a quick teaser video of this mixer a few days ago and there were pictures of the DJM-S9 already leaked online before the official announcement this morning. That didn't take away from my excitement for the final release. The DJM-S9 is like taking the classic DJM-909 mixer and mixing it up with a DDJ-S1 to give you all the Serato DJ goodness one could hope for.
The DJM-S9 looks to be a true battle scratch mixer at heart... A Serato DJ Turntablists dream perhaps. The DJM-S9 comes bundled with the Full Serato DJ software and timecode vinyl so that DJ's can start playing their DVS setup right out of the box. The DJM-S9 sports a clean lower half of the mixer that has the new Magvel Professional crossfader that allows DJ's to easily adjust the tension (via the knob on the front face of the mixer), adjust the curve control, and also allows DJ's to replace the end bumper-stops which gives the fader a different spring and feel/sound. The DJM-S9 also includes the Serato DJ RGB backlit pads for each channel which will control, hot cues, loop, roll, slicer, and the SP6 sampler. There is a small screen on the DJM-S9 that allows users to see which pad mode they are currently in.
Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 Official Introduction
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The DJM-S9 has dual USB ports for easy DJ switch-overs can it can also be used to control four decks in Serato DJ as you can switch between 1/3 on the left and 2/4 on the right. There are a PLETHORA of effects options as well with the Pioneer Beat FX and Serato DJ FX easily accessible on the face of the mixer using the Blue buttons on the left or right. DJ's can assign either Pioneer Beat FX, or Serato DJ software FX across two large RMX-1000 style levers which can be used to apply FX either momentary or latched quickly in the mix.
The Pioneer DJM-S9 will be at the Atlantic DJ Expo next week where we will bring you a full rundown video and let you know how it works out. The DJM-S9 will be available in October 2015 for the MSRP of $1799. Check out the demo video with DJ Qbert, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Switch, and many others praising the new DJM-S9 and the full press release below for more information. Stay tuned for much, much more information in the coming week!