The DJM-900SRT is a four-channel mixer that unlocks Serato DJ and Serato DVS. It’s basically the Serato DJ version of the DJM-900nexus, bringing Serato DVS right into pro DJ booths without the need for any additional hardware. It’s got a solid build and great functionality as you’d expect from Pioneer DJ, though the big price tag means it’s more for bar and club installations than home use.
First Impressions / Setting up
The Pioneer DJM-900SRT is a four-channel mixer with a Serato certified sound card that lets you spin with up to four turntables and CDJs without the need for additional hardware.
The build of the DJM-900SRT is great, which is to be expected from the DJM line. The rubber knobs all feel great and help with accuracy in the heat of the moment. The faders and source selector switches also feel sturdy. There are some buttons that are made from plastic but they feel like they can take a lot of abuse.
The four channels can switch between line, digital, CD and USB inputs along with two mic inputs. For outputs, the DJM-900SRT has stereo RCA and XLR as well as 1/4” outputs for the booth and headphones.
An iteration of the original DJM-900, the DJM-900SRT still has the large selection of Beat and Sound Color effects which are controlled by a touch-sensitive strip on the device called the X-Pad. An LED screen indicates which channels have the effects engaged as well as other information such as BPM and effect intensity.
You can sync effects that are built into the mixer as well as the effects in Serato for mixing in different types of combinations. Another SRT feature is taking BPM information off the track in Serato for easier beatmatching.
The EQ isolation feature is interesting as it opens ways to manipulate songs that you cannot do with a traditional filter by singling out a frequency range.
The only real downside to the DJM-900SRT is that it only has one USB input (flagship mixers and DJ controllers have two these days) which makes DJ switchovers a bit of a chore.
An Amazon reviewer liked how he can switch between phono and USB signals at the flick of a switch using the DJM-900SRT.
Overall, the Pioneer DJM-900SRT is a great purchase if your set-up is deeply integrated with Serato DJ as it introduces functionalities while being a solid standalone mixer in its own right.