The DDJ-SR delivers all the superior performance features of the top-flight four-channel Digital DJ SX, including an inbuilt Serato sound card and pre-mapped controls for the included Serato DJ software. However, with two channels and support for USB power, the smaller, lighter DDJ-SR is ideal for Serato DJ users that want to take the performance with them wherever they go.
Like its club-standard sibling, the DDJ-SR adds a fun, physical element to performance thanks to features such as the rubber LED Performance Pads – which enable DJs to trigger Hot Cue, Slicer, Roll and Sampler modes, and control the volume of samplers by how hard they hit the pads.
Hitting the new PAD PLUS button on the DDJ-SR adds another layer of control, with the ability to instantly trigger and manipulate FX assigned to each button. In PAD PLUS mode, samples and Hot Cues gain a Roll effect and can be looped in time with the beat, Combo FX enables tactile FX control, and Trans cuts the sound at pre-set intervals.
More features inherited from Pioneer’s pro-range include large, low-latency jog wheels and Slip Mode – which silently continues track playback during loops, scratches and reverses, bringing the music back in the right place when the DJ is done.
The DDJ-SR has been built to withstand the rigours of frequent use, and its stylish design and compact size make this affordable controller an attractive addition to any set up.
Designed for intuitive control of Serato DJ’s popular features
The DDJ-SR has dedicated controls for all the bundled Serato DJ software’s features including:
FX engine Powered by iZotope
Eight cue points on each deck
Syncable six slot sample bank
Auto Loops, Manual Loops and Loop Roll, for even more loop options
Slicer to chop up tracks and create new arrangements
Stripped back, compact unit delivers portability and ease of set up
Pioneer has made the DDJ-SR smaller and lighter than the DDJ-SX and added support for USB power – so DJs can fit the controller in a bag and enjoy fuss-free set up wherever they want to perform.
Performance Pads with PAD PLUS add another dimension to DJing
Sixteen rubber Performance Pads are assigned to four modes – Hot Cue, Roll, Sampler and Slicer – to add a physical element to mashing up tracks. The LED illuminated pads’ Velocity Mode controls volume according to how hard DJs hit the pads.
DJs can hit the PAD PLUS button to unleash a second level of tactile performance features. PAD PLUS has three modes:
Hot Cue/Sampler Roll: adds a beat-synced Roll effect to Hot Cues and samples, and lets DJs adjust the length of the roll using the loop controls.
Combo FX: triggers FX when the pad is pressed, which stop when it is released, so DJs can tap the pad to instantly add FX to individual noises.
Trans Pad: gates FX at pre-set intervals, which are accessed via the pads, enabling DJs to create a rhythmic gated sound manually.
Two-channel mixer delivers four-deck control and Cross Fader Reverse
The two-channel mixer layout enables intuitive mixing and scratching with Serato DJ decks B and C; DJs simply hit the Deck Select button to effortlessly access decks A and D. The DDJ-SR also features Cross Fader Reverse, so DJs can swap decks from left and right to suit their scratching style.
Slip Mode for precision edits
Inherited from the new club-standard CDJ-2000nexus, Slip Mode silently continues track playback during a loop, reverse or scratch and brings the music back at the right point when the DJ exits the manoeuvre.
Low-latency jog wheel enhances scratching pleasure
The DDJ-SR’s low-latency jog wheel ensures DJs always get the scratch response they expect. Plus the controller borrows the backlit-LED On-Jog Display from the club-standard CDJs, showing the playback status of the current track for even greater scratch and reverse precision.
Professional build quality and design
The high-quality faders are robust and durable, while the steel top plate and aluminium jog wheels give the DDJ-SR a premium finish.
Beat indicator: gives a visual representation of the BPM
USB powered: via connection to PC
Channel Fader Start: use the channel fader to control Cues
Crossfader curve adjust: to suit any type of sound
Master level and channel level meters: instantly identify levels on each channel
MIDI compatible: control any DJ software