Home > News > Make way for the Pioneer DigitalDJ-SX – the first native controller for Serato DJ

Make way for the Pioneer DigitalDJ-SX – the first native controller for Serato DJ


4 October, 2012



Serato users: prepare to be awed as Pioneer launches the DigitalDJ-SX – the world’s first native controller for the brand new Serato DJ professional software, also launched today.

The DigitalDJ-SX has been carefully designed and developed in partnership with Serato to deliver intuitive control of the included software’s exciting features. Dedicated buttons and dials give pro-DJs plug-and-play control of Serato’s four decks, up to eight Hot Cues, six samples, and ten high-quality FX, Powered by iZotope.

Pro-DJ performance is even further enhanced with the debut of Performance Pads: sixteen rubber LED pads that add a new dimension to mashing up tracks. DJs can trigger four modes: Hot Cue, Slicer, Roll and Sampler. And the new Velocity Mode lets them control the volume of samples with how hard they hit the pad.

The DigitalDJ-SX takes performance pleasure even further with Dual Deck Control, which allows DJs to perform live edits on two decks simultaneously; so scratching on Deck A can be applied to Deck C at the same time. Slip Mode silently continues playback while DJs perform loops, scratches and reverses without affecting the original track direction. And the new FX Mode enables sound effects to be applied to two decks at once.

The DigitalDJ-SX has been built to withstand the rigours of the booth; the aluminium jog wheel and top plate are both stylish and durable. And the unit can be used as a four-channel standalone mixer, giving DJs the flexibility of connecting to CDJs or turntables for even more performance options.

The DigitalDJ-SX, bundled with Serato DJ, is available from November at a SRP of EUR 999/ GBP 809, including VAT.

PLUS the first 10,000 units come bundled with a free licence for the Serato Video plug-in, worth around EUR 116/ GBP 92.

Key Features

EXCLUSIVE: native control of the new Serato DJ software

Serato DJ combines the popular features of Serato ITCH and Serato Scratch Live, and adds new features that will be popular with lovers of both. Pioneer worked closely with Serato to combine the features of the software with the operability of the hardware to create true plug-and-play compatibility and intuitive control.

In addition to four-deck control, the DigitalDJ-SX has dedicated controls for new features including:

NEW: FX engine, Powered by iZotope
Serato DJ’s FX engine, now powered by popular manufacturer iZotope, features tenhigh-quality sound effects, including REVERB, ECHO and PING PONG DELAY.

Dual Deck Control for advanced live edits
DJs can push a button to enter Dual Deck mode and apply scratches, recall Hot Cues, perform loops, use the Slicer and Slip Mode – all on two decks at the same time. Trigger a Hot Cue on Deck A and one will also trigger on Deck C.

Plus old favourites such as:
Eight cue points on each deck
- Syncable six slot sample bank
- Auto Loops, Manual Loops and Loop Roll, for even more loop options
- Slicer to chop up tracks and create new arrangements*.




Enhanced performance features for truly hands-on live performances

The DigitalDJ-SX inherits the familiar layout from Pioneer’s popular controller range, with a few updates to make the DJing experience even more enjoyable. Pro-DJs can use a combination of buttons, dials, faders, jog wheels and Performance Pads to stamp their mark on every set.

NEW! Performance Pads make mashing up tracks even more fun
The DigitalDJ-SX’s large, rubber Performance Pads are assigned to four modes: Hot Cue, Roll, Sample and Slicer. The LED illuminated pads’ Velocity Mode means sample volume is controlled by the pressure applied, giving even more control and really putting the DJ back in the performance.

Slip Mode for precision edits
Inherited from the new club-standard CDJ-2000nexus, Slip Mode silently continues track playback during a loop, reverse or scratch and brings the music back at the right point when the DJ exits the performance.

Improved jog wheel enhances scratching pleasure
The DigitalDJ-SX has the industry’s lowest latency jog wheel that has been fine-tuned to ensure DJs always get the scratch response they expect. Plus the controller borrows the backlit-LED On-Jog Display from the club-standard CDJs, showing the playback status of the current track for even greater scratch and reverse precision.

Sound Colour Filters on every channel
Like the DJM-900nexus professional mixer, the DigitalDJ-SX boasts a Sound Colour Filter for each channel. DJs twist the dial left for Lo Pass Filter and right for Hi Pass Filter, for even more creative sweeps, blends and FX manipulation. This works with the software and external sources, with a hardware filter built-in.

Professional build quality and design

The controller has been built with the rigours of professional use in mind. The high-quality faders are robust and durable, while the push-button style knobs were designed with portability in mind. And the aluminium jog wheels and top plate give the DigitalDJ-SX a premium look that will fit right into any booth.

Multiple input and output options for every DJ set-up

The DigitalDJ-SX is equipped with a variety of inputs and outputs, for ultimate flexibility. Four inputs allow DJs to connect the controller to DJ players and/or turntables, to use it as a stand-alone mixer. Two master outputs (XLR and RCA) and a booth output enable connections direct to professional PA equipment. And two MIC inputs open up possibilities for MCing and announcements.

High audio quality

The controller inherits its high-quality audio circuitry from Pioneer’s pro-DJ equipment. A built-in 24-bit soundcard, low-jitter clock and high-performance DAC ensure a clean, powerful sound with no degradation.

Other features

- Channel Fader Start: use the channel fader to control Cues
- Needle Search: touch strip for intuitive, fast searches
- Master level and channel level meters: instantly identify levels on each channel
- MIDI Compatible: control any DJ software
- Crossfader curve adjust: to suit any type of sound


Main Specifications


Serato DJ

Input terminals

CD x 2 (RCA), combined LINE/PHONO x 2 (RCA)
MIC x 2 (XLR&1/4 inch combined PHONE x 1, 1/4 inch PHONE x 1)

Output terminal

MASTER OUT x 2 (RCA x 1, XLR x 1)
BOOTH OUT x 1 (1/4 inch PHONE)
HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x 2 (front 1/4 inch PHONE, MiniPin)

Other terminals

USB B terminal x 1

Frequency range

20 Hz to 20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.003% or less

S/N ratio

105 dB (PC)

Supplied AC adapter

Power source AC 220-240 V 50/60 Hz, rated output DC5 V

External dimensions

664 mm (W) x 70.4 mm (H) x 357 mm (D)


5.8 kg


Serato DJ System Requirements

Applicable OS (Windows)

Windows 7
32-bit: (CPU) 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo, (Memory) 2GB
64-bit: (CPU) 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, (Memory) 4GB

Applicable OS (Mac)

Mac OS X 10.7.4/10.6.8
32-bit: (CPU) 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo, (Memory) 1GB
64-bit: (CPU) 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, (Memory) 4GB

Display resolution

1,280 x 720 or higher resolution


- Serato DJ is a registered trademark of Serato.
- iZotope, Powered by iZotope, is a trademark of iZotope, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
- Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
- Mac OS is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.
- Other names of products, companies, and organisations herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.