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Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller

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The DDJ-SB2 takes you beyond control. Not only does it boast all popular features from the DDJ-SB, it also adds some amazing new pro-DJ functions. Hitting the decks has never been easier and more intuitive - even for first-time DJs. This controller has been upgraded with 4-deck control and dedicated buttons to switch between channels effortlessly. ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The DDJ-SB2 takes you beyond control. Not only does it boast all popular features from the DDJ-SB, it also adds some amazing new pro-DJ functions. Hitting the decks has never been easier and more intuitive - even for first-time DJs. This controller has been upgraded with 4-deck control and dedicated buttons to switch between channels effortlessly. Plus a trim knob and level meters to master the input volume, and Pad Trans beat effects will uplift your DJ skills in no time.

Tactile Performance Pads
Four rubber pads enable you to trigger Hot Cue, Auto Loop, Manual Loop and Sampler “ while a further four give immediate access to Play, Cue, Sync and Shift functions.

Large Jog Wheels
This compact controller comes with large jog wheels, providing a dynamic performance with great scratch response and accuracy.

Authentic & Dynamic DJ Play
The TRIM knob gives you control of the input volume for each channel, while the level meters allow you to adjust it quickly and accurately.

Manual Filter
On every channel, to manipulate tracks input from either the software or external hardware.

Make The Cut
With the Quantized Pad Trans beat effect, you can cut the volume in time with the BPM by simply hitting the performance pads.

Do More Than Just Mix
By hitting the Filter Fade button, you can add two high pass filters to the crossfader “ so both volume and bass filter can be manipulated using just one hand. Seamless mixing becomes effortless.

Serato DJ Intro
Download Serato DJ Intro, connect your computer to the controller and start DJing. You can easily organise and build music libraries or integrate songs from iTunes. Just drag a track to the deck, set and trigger cues, loops and samples, and apply basic FX.

MIDI compatible
Fully assignable MIDI functionality via USB can transmit most control information to external devices and can also be used as a MIDI controller.

Ultimate ease of set up
The DDJ is USB powered, so you can simply connect the controller to your computer using the provided USB cable “ there is no need for additional connections.

Features

General
  • Channels: 2
  • Deck Control: 4
  • Trim knob: Yes
  • Jog Wheel:128 mm durable aluminium jog wheel
  • Filter: High & Low Pass filter
  • Filter fade: Yes
  • Trans: Yes
  • Effects: FX engine Powered by iZotope, 10 effects
  • Hot Cues: 4
  • Manual Loop: Yes
  • Autoloop: Yes
  • Slip Mode: Yes
  • Talkover Function: Yes
Inputs
  • 1 MIC (1/4 inch Jack)
Outputs
  • 1 MASTER (RCA)
  • 2 HEADPHONE MONITOR (1/4 inch Jack, MiniPin)
  • USB
  • 1 USB B port
Pro Coverage
Manufacturer's Warranty
One year warranty. Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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PioneerDDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller
 
3.8

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (19)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Compact (13)
  • Durable (10)
  • Good audio (10)

Cons

  • Limited functions (4)
  • Poor sound quality (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (13)
  • Home studio (12)
  • Performances (11)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not bad.

I bought this to get me back into music. I ran into an issue with the hissing sound. Just like everyone else I swapped out every possible cable. But being an IT engineer...Read complete review

I bought this to get me back into music. I ran into an issue with the hissing sound. Just like everyone else I swapped out every possible cable. But being an IT engineer I figured it had to be due to some sort of grounding. Once I switched out the power supply to my laptop for an oem model and more wattage, the hissing stopped. Also, use a good surge protector. Not a cheapy. One that will provide protection against grounding issues. So, I hope this works for others having the same issue. Other than that it's good.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Continous Noise and Interference ruins it!

The DDJ-SB2 is a excellent controller for beginners, amateurs, or for constant mobile DJs. I love everything about this controller in terms of functionality. It works excellent, very responsive, ease of use...Read complete review

The DDJ-SB2 is a excellent controller for beginners, amateurs, or for constant mobile DJs. I love everything about this controller in terms of functionality. It works excellent, very responsive, ease of use ... until I discovered a problem... A SERIOUS PROBLEM!! While a song is paused, I noticed a lot of hiss and interference coming from the DJ controller. I tried everything! Even though I lowered the Mic volume, I switched RCA cables, I switched mixers, switched computers, switched USB cables, and I even used a Stereo DI box AND THE NOISE & INTERFERENCE DOESN'T GO AWAY!! I discovered that the culprit of the problem is within the controller itself. I opened it and found an open ground connection at the RCAs and very poor shielding of the Mic volume knob. C'MON PIONEER!!! 40 days had passed and unfortunately, I can NO LONGER RETURN IT. For you begineer or budget DJs looking for a quality DJ controller for cheap, go buy something with balanced TRS or XLR outputs. Avoid anything with just RCA outputs.

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Unit, but not compatible with Virtual DJ (yet)

By Felix

from Illinois

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

      Decided to get this unit for my son who wants to learn how to DJ. Great looking unit. Good reivews and the cost was very reasonable. I use Virtual DJ which can be used with the DDD-SB Unit but this DDJ-SB2 unit has not had mapping created yet by Virtual DJ. So I had to return it to go with NuMark Mix Track Pro II. I really wanted to keep this unit but it is not ready for use with VDJ yet.

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not bad.

      By WilC

      from LU

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

        I bought this to get me back into music. I ran into an issue with the hissing sound. Just like everyone else I swapped out every possible cable. But being an IT engineer I figured it had to be due to some sort of grounding. Once I switched out the power supply to my laptop for an oem model and more wattage, the hissing stopped. Also, use a good surge protector. Not a cheapy. One that will provide protection against grounding issues. So, I hope this works for others having the same issue. Other than that it's good.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Continous Noise and Interference ruins it!

        By Ever5ince98

        from Pomona, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Nice functions
        • Smooth & Accurate controls
        • Virtual DJ compatible

        Cons

        • Interference
        • Noisy/Hiss
        • RCA outputs
        • Terrible quality Mic input

        Best Uses

        • Mobile DJ
        • Practice

        Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

        The DDJ-SB2 is a excellent controller for beginners, amateurs, or for constant mobile DJs. I love everything about this controller in terms of functionality. It works excellent, very responsive, ease of use ... until I discovered a problem... A SERIOUS PROBLEM!! While a song is paused, I noticed a lot of hiss and interference coming from the DJ controller. I tried everything! Even though I lowered the Mic volume, I switched RCA cables, I switched mixers, switched computers, switched USB cables, and I even used a Stereo DI box AND THE NOISE & INTERFERENCE DOESN'T GO AWAY!! I discovered that the culprit of the problem is within the controller itself. I opened it and found an open ground connection at the RCAs and very poor shielding of the Mic volume knob. C'MON PIONEER!!! 40 days had passed and unfortunately, I can NO LONGER RETURN IT. For you begineer or budget DJs looking for a quality DJ controller for cheap, go buy something with balanced TRS or XLR outputs. Avoid anything with just RCA outputs.

        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great beginner controller

        By yura

        from los angeles, ca

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

            Great controller, I wish it came with additional software other than serato.

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I'm a pioneer Dj

            By Jerome

            from Palm Desert, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

              Very handy and very useful for my Dj career!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Great little controller - except for this ONE thing..

              By Yourmofc

              from South Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

              Great little mixer/controller,except for one thing - the most important thing. There is a PRONOUNCED hiss coming from the output, and there is apparently no way to mitigate it. I have tried everything: swapping cables, master/trim/filter settings, numerous speakers, numerous laptops, and in fact numerous DDJ SB2 units. I am on my third one is as many months, all with the exact same problem, which was easily duplicated in the store where I bought the unit. Returning this one and I am done with Pioneer. Tech support says the same two things each time I call to report the problem: 1) we've never heard of that happening, and 2) return it or send it in for repair. Thing is, this hissing issue is ALL OVER the internet, so it's obviously not just me - and it's impossible that Pioneer has never heard of the issue. NEVER AGAIN. Too bad, cause otherwise I like it a lot.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great product

              By cattabang

              from elkton, maryland

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                no comment

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great

                By T

                from Crete Greece

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                  Plug and play. Great product and great price.

                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Stay away

                  By Andy

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Breaks Easily
                    • Bulky/Heavy
                    • Poor Sound Quality
                    • Pricey / Poor Value
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                    This amp is awful, at least the head that comes with it is. I had it less then a year and the entire head messed up(wires melted in the head) right before a show, along with the back input jack breaking on the amp by melting to the speaker cable. The sound is horrible, crackly, and it cuts out all of the time on me. The input jack that plugs the cable from the amp to the guitar is lose due to the nut breaking off of it. The only things I like about the amp is it is loud and the overdrive is excellent. That is it. All of the issues I had with the amp happened to me within 2 years or less of having it, except for the sound quality has gotten worse over time. Have had multiple issues repaired on it. Do not buy this anywhere including used at a store.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Don't Waste Your Money

                    By Anon

                    from Delaware

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Breaks Easily
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                      I brought this controller around 4-5 months ago thinking it was a durable controller that would last. A few weeks ago the controller began to stop working when I would start to scratch on the left side only. I thought it was my laptop or wires malfunctioning but i have been able to connect to other controllers and use them with no money. Read many serato forums trying to figure out the problem and i saw others had similar problems with no answers to their questions. The controller worked great before the problem occurred ut if there is no way to fix it i would not recommended purchasing a product that may break with no help anywhere to get it fixed.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      1st day with it

                      By N

                      from NE

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Limited Functions
                      • Poor Sound Quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                        I experienced the "hissing sound" as well but other wise its an amazing controller

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love the equipment will be back for many others

                        By Tony aka Tuff Gong

                        from Memphis, TN

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                          I use it as a mobile dj for my gig's. It's light weight and easy to transport and set it up. Easy to use.

                           
                          4.0

                          It takes commitment to learn and noticable hiss but OK

                          By Craig

                          from undisclosed

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                          I bought this for my teenage daughter as a belated Christmas present. She has not used it much because it involves interaction with the computer more involved then what she anticipated so her older sister being a rave veteran jumped in and had some whatever you call them songs , beats, done and in her phone fairly quickly. Even using a Furman filter this thing is the noisiest input in our mixer and I could not imagine using it professionally for anything other then a noisy environment. We use the Furman to turn it on and off with the powered monitors as it flashes all the time. Honestly I expected more from the brand but it is entry level.

                           
                          5.0

                          Best you can get for the price range.

                          By DJ Amjad

                          from NY

                          About Me Novice

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Limited Functions

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ

                          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                          The controller is simply amazing. I see people saying how static noise plays when nothing is playing. This is true but I figured out how to fix it, take a 1/8th headphone jack and plug it in the MIC then fiddle with that volume knob the static will be gone until you shut down the unit.

                           
                          3.0

                          A little disappointed

                          By Beth

                          from undisclosed

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                          Purchased as a holiday gift for my son. So disappointed that it did not come with the appropriate connectors to make it functional on the holiday. Once he was able to get the connectors he enjoyed his gift.

                           
                          5.0

                          Perfect for new DJ's

                          By Daniel

                          from undisclosed

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                          We purchased two and initiated a "Performance DJ" internship. Five new DJ's were in our first class. They're already getting lots of use.`

                           
                          5.0

                          as simple and easy as it gets

                          By T*O*N*Y

                          from Brooklyn NY

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                            this thing gets the job done. got tired of lugging my turntables and mixer to my gigs. this provided an easy and smooth transition to DJing with a controller. highly recommended.

                             
                            4.0

                            Pioneer ddj sb-2

                            By B

                            from Sacramento,ca

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Mobile DJ
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

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                              5.0

                              Great product !

                              By DeJuana

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                              Amazing! Just as described !

                               
                              5.0

                              Im So Excited with My Equipment , I Can Started My Business

                              By PhotoShootimageTv

                              from Atlanta , Ga

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events
                                • Home Studio
                                • Mobile DJ
                                • Performances
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ Intro Controller:

                                I use it for Business

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