Pioneer has today launched a new flagship Serato DJ controller, the DDJ-SZ.
Designed to emulate the layout of a club-standard CDJ-2000NXS players and DJM-900SRT pro DJ booth set-up, the bigger, brighter DDJ-SZ has on-jog display with illuminated cue point markers, and large performance pads with customisable multi-coloured hot cue LEDs.
In a first for a DJ controller, the unit boasts two USB sound cards enable seamless switching between DJs. It has a magnetic crossfader, supports DVS control and has effects and filters on every channel, including the two mics and the sampler.
Of course, it can be used as a standalone mixer too, and has all the modern standards such as slip mode. Pioneer is making a point of the fact that it is Midi compatible so can be mapped to other DJ software too if required.
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