Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller Black 886830609138

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The DDJ-SX is an all-in-one performance controller, with a tactile approach to mixing digital music. This hands-on DJ controller features 2 CDJ-type jog wheels with LCD displays, 16 touch-responsive p... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The DDJ-SX is an all-in-one performance controller, with a tactile approach to mixing digital music. This hands-on DJ controller features 2 CDJ-type jog wheels with LCD displays, 16 touch-responsive pads for triggering samples, and an integrated 4-channel mixer with 2 mic inputs, XLR master out, TRS booth out, and a built-in 24-bit soundcard. The DDJ-SX is also completely mapped for control of the included Serato DJ software.

FREE DOWNLOAD OF SERATO DJ
In addition to 4-deck and sampler functions, the latest œSerato DJDJ software from Serato also comes with œDUAL DECK CONTROL, œSLIP MODE, and FX powered by iZotope to arrange tracks in a wide variety of styles.

Dual-Deck Control
Two tracks played by two decks can be controlled at the same time so that you can perform scratching or set and recall hot cues on the bothtracks as if they were performed on a single track.

Slip Mode
DJing function that allows tracks to continue playing in the background while other tracks are looped, scratched or hot cued, without affecting the original track.

New FX powered by iZotope
High quality FX newly developed by iZotope. With the new effects, DJ can apply more creative and more unique arrangement to the music.

LAYOUT EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED FOR SERATO DJ
DDJ-SX with full of features of œSerato DJ in its exclusively designed layout delivers intuitive and fun DJing. All buttons and knobs of the controller are programmed to the applicable software functions by default so that you can enjoy DJing only by connecting this unit to a computer.

Performance Pads
Large, rubber œPERFORMANCE PADS on the front of the DDJ-SX are assigned to four functions: hot cue, roll, slicer, and sampler. Tracks can be arranged with a dynamic performance such as tapping and drum rolls, and the volume can be adjusted depending on how strong the pad is tapped. Each Pad has blue illumination built in for the DJ to immediately see the CUE and effect status.

4-Channel Mixer
The DDJ-SX comes with a œ4-CHANNEL MIXER that allows each track played from four decks to be controlled individually. These four tracks can be mixed in a variety of ways for more unique DJing. A master level meter at the center of the mixer and channel level meters on the control interface of each channel allow DJs to instantly identify the sound level of each channel. The mixer can be used with the external input terminal for use as a standalone DJ mixer.

Big Jog
The DDJ-SX has the industry' shortest control latency, which is the time between touching the jog and sending the signal to the software. The resistance of the knob has been fine-tuned so that œBIG JOG can be controlled exactly as you intend to. The DDJ-SX also features an œON JOG DISPLAY at the center of the jog showing the playback status and position of the current track. This gives the DJ a greater degree of accuracy when scratching tracks.

WIDE RANGE OF I/O CONNECTIONS
The DDJ-SX comes with four individual input terminals that can be connected to external devices such as CD players or analog turn tables. Two individual microphone input terminals, two master output terminals (XLR terminal — 1, RCA terminal — 1), and one booth out terminal provide the DDJ-SX with connectivity in countless scenarios.

Features
  • Layout exclusively designed for Serato DJ
  • Performance Pads deliver a dynamic DJ performance
  • 4-Channel Mixer to achieve your original performance by mixing multiple tracks
  • Big CDJ Type Jog Wheels with short latency and ON JOG DISPLAY
  • Wide range of I/O connections
  • Built-in sound card
  • Needle Search provides intuitive control by touching the controller for quick searches
  • Push-button type knobs (front panel knobs only) designed with portability in mind
  • Adjustable cross-fader curve to suit any type of sound
  • Black aluminum top panel and a silver aluminum jog plate provide a premium feel
  • Comes with CH Fader Start function that uses channel fader control to play/cue tracks being played on the deck
  • Space of each side of the DDJ-SX more convenient for installation
  • Includes free copy of Serato DJ
Specifications
  • Software: Serato DJ
    Input terminals: CD x 2 (RCA), combined LINE/PHONO x 2 (RCA), MIC x 2 (XLR&1/4 inch combined PHONE x 1, 1/4 inch PHONE x 1)
    Output terminal: MASTER OUT x 2 (RCA x 1, XLR x 1), BOOTH OUT x 1 (1/4 inch PHONE), HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x 2 (front 1/4 inch PHONE, MiniPin)
    Other terminals: USB B terminal x 1
    Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Total harmonic distortion: 0.003% or less
    S/N ratio: 105 dB (PC)
    Supplied AC adapter: Power source AC 100-240 V 50/60 Hz, rated output DC5V
    External dimensions: 664 mm (W) x 357 mm (D) x 70.4 mm (H)
    Weightï¼5.8 kg
    Serato DJ System Requirements
    Applicable OS (Windows)ï¼Windows 7
    32-bit: (CPU) 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo, (Memory) 2GB
    64-bit: (CPU) 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, (Memory) 4GB
    Applicable OS (Mac)ï¼Mac OS X 10.7.4/10.6.8
    32-bit: (CPU) 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo, (Memory) 1GB
    64-bit: (CPU) 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, (Memory) 4GB
    Display resolutionï¼1,280 x 720 or higher resolution
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty. Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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PioneerDDJ-SX DJ Controller
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (10)
  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

DVuk

I got tired of carrying CDJ's and a mixer (pair of CDJ's 1000MK2,DJM-700, Rane SL2, pair of dicers)and setting them up for a gig, I pulled a plug on a...Read complete review

I got tired of carrying CDJ's and a mixer (pair of CDJ's 1000MK2,DJM-700, Rane SL2, pair of dicers)and setting them up for a gig, I pulled a plug on a DJ controller. After playing around with a Numark NS7, Numark NS6, and Pioneer DDJ-S1, I settled on Pioneer DDJ-SX. This is the best controller on the market hands down. Quality build(metal construction), knobs feel so good and are very responsive,and finally the feature I was waiting for, the pads which operate Cue points, slicer and sampler. Sound is much, much better compared to Numark controllers,it comes with Serato DJ software which in my opinion 10 times better than ITCH and very similar to Scratch Live. I've read a forum on Serato.com and some people complained about a Mic sound. I use corded Sennheiser e815s, and the sound is perfect. Overall it is a great product for mobile DJ with so many features. Good job Pioneer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Be aware: Terribly distorted mic , lack of dedicated mic section-all other features are great

I have been djing professionally for 16 years, every single weekend in a nightclub. I am by no measure a rookie. I have used every pro piece of dj gear that you can...Read complete review

I have been djing professionally for 16 years, every single weekend in a nightclub. I am by no measure a rookie. I have used every pro piece of dj gear that you can imagine. Pioneer nailed the features 100% on this piece of gear. I love every feature on this piece except one HUGE blunder on Pioneer's part, the mic section and the horrible way the mic inputs are implemented. First, there is no dedicated mic section. You have to use one (or two if you use two mics) of your 4 channels which takes away one or two of your four "decks." Secondly, if the volume of the microphone even gets close to competing with the music volume, it is so terribly distorted that it's embarrassing. I used this piece for a week at home to get familiar with it before I worked with it in public. I never in a million years thought to try out the mic, and then in front of 800 people it happened... maybe the most unprofessional incident of my long career. Turned up the mic for the first time and the most terrible and rookie sounding distorted voice comes out... Over the next day I tried multiple settings with lowering the preamp and boosting the channel fader, increasing the preamp and cutting the fader, boosting the master and decreasing the master, talking softer... everything that one would normally do while troubleshooting a preamp/microphone problem. Pioneer reps in the form have basically tried to make this look like rookies making mistakes by not knowing how gear works. In a Steve Jobs/"You're holding it the wrong way" type of fashion. I tour with a a very famous rock band in the summer as a FOH engineer and I know how to use mics/preamps/etc. So this is no rookie mistake, this thing is junk. This made me return my unit and hope that Pioneer fixes this problem in the new batch. I understand that $1000 for a piece of Pioneer gear is not very expensive, but in reality, $1000 is still expensive in the real world and I expect quality. Now that my rant about the mic situation is over, let me expand on the things I do like. -The overall feel of this piece is better than anything Pioneer has ever manufactured. The jog wheels are smaller than CDJ2000, probably 6 inches in diameter. They are super silky and looks to be made from aluminum. I suspect that the Numark NS7 really pushed Pioneer to step their game up in this area. Cutting and scratching with these is great, very quick and silky. -The 8 multi-function pads on each deck are great. I can finally do away with my Dicers. -The loop section is laid out great with easy access to everything. - The faders are ok. They still have that cheap Pioneer fader feel but they are quick and precise. - Needle search works as expected. - 4 decks is a great addition with dual deck control working as expected - The profile design is nice. Not bulky at all, maybe 2 inches tall. Very streamlined. Another thing I'm on the fence about is the front panel where you adjust headphone volume, cross fader curve, etc. The knobs that depress in to keep from being snapped off are kind of useless. They do not tuck in flush. My thought is, if the original idea is to tuck these in, they should at least be flush with the outside of the unit to get them away from danger. These knobs and the input select switches feel very cheap and I suspect these will be good sellers for Pioneer's parts department. Overall, I thought this piece was well thought out and I loved it but for pro customers, this mic problem can not go untouched. If Pioneer could work this distortion problem out, I would go back and buy another one. I could deal with the lack of dedicated mic section. Everything else is bearable.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice piece of equipment

By BENTON GRAHAM

from Trenton, NJ

Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller:

The initial setup was kind of weird because it was very redundant. Pioneer should give one set of quick and clear set up instructions. Also you have to have windows 7 for this unit to work. Once you get it set up though it is a beast. Its ease of use and durability is outstanding. The pads and buttons are easy to figure out. Plug ins are easy to understand and use without a lot of reading. This is my first controller and within a week of setup I have put my 1200's and CD mixers away...probably won't need to use them at least for now anyway. I would recommend this thing for anyone novice to veteran. It is the bomb and the price is right too. Mix on!!

 
5.0

Very Pleased

By djthegrandstrand

from myrtle beach, sc

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller:

    Really suprised and happy over all with this unit, researched alot before pulling the trigger, happy I did. Super sturdy, clean apperance, durable. DJs super cleanly with serato. Used to using 1200, and cdj's. If you really want to scratch stick to turtables though

     
    5.0

    Great Controller

    By Dynamo

    from Gainesville, FL

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller:

      Really great controller...others have said that it's too big but all of the features need the space. Otherwise it would be cramped.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Still Getting a Hang of it....

      By R8RN8UN

      from DEMING, NM

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • No Wma Files Allowed

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller:

      Just got this Great Tool to up my game but still learning it's capabilities. For some reason Serato doesn't read WMA files & unfortunately I have over 200gb of old (quality) music files that now have to be converted to MP3. I also had to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 (or higher) just to operate the mixer. So far its been a "plug n play" but I know there's more for me to learn with this. I'm fairly new to Serato so its taking some getting used to (used Virtual Dj) Right now I'm an overrated Jukebox but with this TOOL, I'm hoping to Up My Game.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Controller

      By DJ Dave

      from Boston

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller:

        Great controller, links perfected with Serato and also able to use with DJay (Which I occasionally use as well).

        It is well laid out, and the pads are a great addition. There is plenty of input/output connectivity, so you can receive a signal from 2 mics, or 4 audio sources, and route them to many different outputs.

        My one criticism is the mic preamp. The sound is no where near as good as a regular stand-alone mixer (such as a Mackie VLZ or Presonus or Allen and Heath). If I need to do a show with lots of speeches and talking, I will bring along one of those mixers for the mic.

        Overall a great unit, highly recommended.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gotta LOVE it

        By DJ Uni KS

        from NYC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller:

          There's nothing els to say but LOVE IT!!!!!

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing and easy to use...

          By Vigor Smack

          from USA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • beautiful
          • Clear Sound
          • Fun
          • Great quality
          • Tons Of Effects
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller:

          This has everything and more. You don't need more than this for DJing. With so many effects and options... it's IMPOSSIBLE to sound bad live. You can mix anything you want thanks to the effects and options available in this fun mixer. Don't look anywhere else.... this is a must buy.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          And now it's time to DJ

          By Leroy Dingle

          from Moncks Corner/Charleston, SC

          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller:

          I am a beat maker and I am getting in to DJ'ing. The DDJ-SX really compliments my skill set. This is a well made piece of equipment! The buttons and knobs have a great feel. With the Serato software this is creates an amazing performance. The mic is located in the back of the unit. I understand why... it just make me have to lean over to us my podium mic. Other than that I recommend the DDJ-SX. LJBoogie!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Board!

          By Daniel Muthler

          from State College, PA

          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller:

          I was originally torn between getting this, and the NS7FX, and ultimately, the selling point on this was the 16 force-sensitive soft pads on the bottom. Having gotten it and messed around with it quite a bit, I have to say this is one amazing controller. The faders wobble a bit on the metal pins, but that's mainly because they're replaceable, which in and of itself is a good thing. It's barely noticeable though. Love the detent on the pitch fader at the midpoint, and how smoothly it moves. Not sure how I feel about the FX section yet, I'm not as impressed as I was by other systems, but it's fairly decent. Crossfader adjustment right on the front makes it really easy to change up your CF for various DJ-ing styles, and this thing has a wide variety of ports on the back! If you're looking for a great controller, this is a good one to go with.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          best controller and software out there

          By DAVID ZIEMBA

          from Orlando, FL

          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SX DJ Controller:

          I was all set to buy the ddj-s1 and then I saw the Nexus line of products coming out and the hint of a new controller. I am glad I waited. This controller offers the best in performance for a mix dj combined with the performance features and effects with a brand new performance style control surface suitable for remixing n the fly.

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