Pioneer DJ Launches DDJ-SB2 Controller For Serato DJ

Phil Morse | Founder & Tutor
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Last updated 5 April, 2018

Pioneer DDJ-SB2
The DDJ-SB2 builds on the original DDJ-SB, adding support for four decks, trim controls, and VU meters among other improvements.

Pioneer DJ has today announced the Pioneer DDJ-SB2 entry-level controller for Serato DJ Intro and Serato DJ. The two-channel DDJ-SB2 boasts all the features of the original DDJ-SB, including filter fade and performance pads,but now adds trim pots, level meters, the Pad Trans beat effect and four-deck control.

The DDJ-SB2 comes bundled with Serato DJ Intro, and will be available from September 2015 at a suggested price of €259, which pitches it alongside controllers such as the Numark Mixtrack Pro 3, the Reloop Beatmix 4 and the Gemini Slate.

The rear of the unit, showing the USB and twin RCA connections.
The rear of the unit, showing the USB and twin RCA connections.

What about Rekordbox, then?

A big question though is whether when Pioneer releases the new version of Rekordbox (which will be “full” DJ software), controllers like this will also work with the platform.

If so, they’ll represent a truly value-for-money way to get started with the same software that us used by pros to prepare sets for Pioneer’s club gear – an enticing proposition for the new DJ.

Do you like the look of the DDJ-SB2? What’s your preferred budget controller? Do you think this will work with the new version of Rekordbox when it arrives? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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