Pioneer DJ announces new Serato-compatible DJM-S3 & DDJ-SR2
Today, Pioneer DJ announced the release of its new DJM-S3 2-channel mixer and DDJ-SR2 controller, both of which have been designed to enable users to get more out of the popular Serato DJ software.
Available from late September, the DJM-S3 is a new 2-channel mixer that offers users a new entry point to Pioneer DJ’s Serato-specific DJM series. Thanks to the built-in sound card (inherited from the DJM-S9) the DJM-S3 is Serato DJ and DVS-enabled, so users can plug it into their PC/Mac and use it with Serato DJ straight out the box.
The new DJM-S3 also offers a scratch-friendly layout, a build-quality that will withstand intense performances, and a durable Magvel crossfader (taken from the DJM-900NXS2) that provides a smooth and accurate response. Due to being Serato DVS-enabled, DJs can use the mixer to control their digital tracks via turntables using the separately sold Serato Control Vinyl.
Other key features include independent channel filters with parameter control, professional sound quality, XLR terminal, two headphone outputs, signal GND terminal, and an independent mic section.
An upgrade of one of its popular Serato DJ controllers, the lightweight and portable DDJ-SR2 is Pioneer DJ’s latest 2-channel Serato-compatible controller. Many of the controller’s design traits and features have been inherited from other professional Pioneer DJ products, including 16 multi-coloured Performance Pads that provide instant feedback on pad modes and playing statuses.
The DDJ-SR2’s new dedicated controls will allow users to get hands-on with the latest Serato DJ features, including the Pitch ‘n Time DJ Expansion Pack, with Key Shift, Key Sync and Pitch Play controls. Aiming to help users get the most out of its features, this Expansion Pack comes bundled with the controller. Other features include a high-quality aluminium-finish top panel and jog wheels; needle search pad; dual level meter; main or USB power; and professional XLR outputs.
The DDJ-SR2 will be available from September and comes upgrade-ready for Serato DVS.