Pioneer unveils DDJ-SZ Serato DJ-Controller

Introducing the ultimate professional four-channel controller for Serato DJ: the bigger, brighter DDJ-SZ. The DDJ-SZ is the first Pioneer controller to closely match the CDJ-2000NXS set-up for the most intuitive, physical scratch performances yet.

Features include full-sized jog wheels inherited from the CDJ-2000NXS, illuminated cue point markers, large Performance Pads with customisable multi-coloured Hot Cue LEDs, and two USB sound cards for ultra-smooth DJ handovers.

The DDJ-SZ takes all the best features of its stable mate the DDJ-SZ and enhances them to deliver the best live performance experience available. It is the only controller with an On Jog Display – which introduces a unique digital sticker illumination with cue point countdown and track playback position – so DJs can perform precision scratches without looking at their laptop screen. Plus the full-sized jog wheels feature Jog Feeling Adjust, brake speed, and conductive technology for a lighter, smoother faster response. 

DJs can finger-drum with confidence thanks to the larger, velocity-sensitive Performance Pads, which give instant access to quantized Hot Cues, Slicer, Roll and Sampler. The multi-coloured LEDs show which mode is in play and will match cue point colours that DJs have pre-set in Serato DJ. 



The DDJ-SZ has DVS control and more than holds its own as a stand-alone mixer, with four mixer channels and two dedicated MIC channels. DJs can instantly trigger four Sound Colour FX – which can also be applied to the sampler, MICs and Master channel – and manipulate them with a high/low pass filter on each channel. Further hands-on controls include Oscillator FX, Slip Mode and Reverse, and dedicated plug-and-play access to all Serato DJ’s exciting features. 

The most elegant solution for the modern scratch DJ, the DDJ-SZ should be part of any professional set-up.