Pioneer DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller

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Designed from the ground up for the serious DJ professional, Pioneer’s flagship DDJ-SZ Controller is a complete game-changer and is set-up for the most intuitive, physical scratch performances yet.

The flagship Pioneer DDJ-SZ is a Searto software compatible controller that offers all the conveniences of an all-in-one system and features more functions than ever; like extra-large jog wheels, velocity-sensitive, multi-colored Performance Pads , a DJM style mixer, dual USB ports, integrated 44.1kHz/24bit sound cards and a MAGVEL cross fader.

Big Wheels Keep On Turning
Perhaps the most obvious CDJ PRO gear integration to the DDJ-SZ is its large 8.1-inch JOG wheels. Not only are these easy to work, they feature effortlessly smooth operation and instantaneous response time, and that all translates into complete precision and accurate control for dependable, smooth scratching and mixing performances, every time.

Also, centrally located in the middle of the wheel is the “ON JOG” display that highlights playback status, cue points and position, while the “Jog Feeling Adjust” will fine-tune the tension resistance to personal preference for more accurate backspins and brake effects.

Pound Those Pads
The DDJ-SZ is equipped with large, velocity-sensitive, LED- illuminated Performance Pads that are easy to locate in low-light environments and also displays a visual reference to which modes are in play, and reflect the cue points that you have pre-set in Serato DJ.

Professional manipulation effects
Create numerous effects thanks to High Quality FX such as popular Sound Colour FX (Pitch, Echo, Jet and Filter) and the new Oscillator which adds Noise, Siren, Cymbal and Horn samples.

High-End Mixer
Emulating the Pioneer’s DJM series of professional mixers, mixing area of the DDJ-SZ also closely mimics utilizing a generous number of controls and effects with features including Sound Color FX and new Oscillator functions to deliver more creative music arrangements. The mixer can also be used as a standalone 4-channel mixer for outboard players and turntables.

Magvel Cross Fader
For extremely smooth transitions and high durability between the DDJ-SZ’s players, the unit features a MAGVEL cross fader (the same component used in Pioneer’s DJM-900SRT) that utilizes a silent, contact-free magnetic system that can withstand more than 10 million operations. The “cut in” time of the cross fader can also be customized to the user’s preference.

Dual USB Ports
The DDJ-SZ includes two USB ports to enable simultaneous connection of two computers. Users can instantly switch between two computers for seamless transitions between two DJs or as additional music sources.

Features:
  • Serato DJ Software – Bundled with the DDJ-SZ for an easy out-of-the-box experience.
  • Slip Mode – While activated, Slip Mode silently continues song playback during a performance loop, scratch or hot cue and resumes audible playback when the loop, scratch, or hot cue operation is ended, creating smoother and more seamless transitions.
  • Needle Search – Users can immediately jump to a specific part of a music track with a simple touch of the Needle Search pad.
  • High Quality Audio – A low-jitter clock and high-performance digital-to-analog converter (DAC) are used for accurate audio playback. In addition to a 24-bit digital signal processor to minimize digital noise, its balanced hybrid operational amplifier and balance output circuit also reduce analog circuit noise.
  • Built-in Sound Card (audio interface)
  • P-LOCK Fader Cap – Prevents the fader knob from slipping off during extreme use.
  • Auto Standby – Automatically switches to standby mode when no activity or input is detected for a period of time.

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Things You Will Get:

    DDJ-SZ Controller
    Serato DJ Software
    Power Cable
    Owner's Manual
Series DDJ
Model DDJ-SZ

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PioneerDDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller
 
4.8

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  • Consistent (20)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Excellent sound (20)
  • Versatile (19)

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    5.0

    WOW!

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    from Cleveland Ohio

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Features
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller:

      I have always been a big fan of Pioneer equipment, but, the DDJ-SZ is on of the best, if not the best all in one controller on the market. The SZ work seamlessly with it's version of Serato and you barely have to touch the computer to operate it making the SZ a lot of fun to use. Very accurate and responsive 8.1" jog wheels with the Pioneer "ON JOG display" which feeds you valuable information about playback cues, and position. I could write a three page paper about all the awesome features included with the DDJ-SZ. Highly recommended, buy one and you will not be disappointed. 5.5 stars!

      [ This is a real hands on product review from Austin at Sam Ash Cleveland ]

       
      5.0

      Old school feel, new school tech

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      from Torrance

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Excellent Sound
      • Professional Features
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Hard To Use

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller:

      Very rarely do digital turntables feel like a Technics SL1200. While not 100% on point in comparison, it is a strong 95% with far more versatility and of course you don't need stacks of milkcrates to use. Buy this if your a pro or on your way.

       
      5.0

      The Top of the Pioneer DDJ Line

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      from King of Prussia, PA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Professional Features
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller:

        This is the top of the line in the Pioneer DDJ series of products. It is truly a DJ controller for professional DJs who are typically opposed to using controllers. One gig with this full featured device and you will be singing Pioneer's praises. This unit comes highly recommended. This is a real hands on product review from Ryan@ Sam Ash King of Prussia.

         
        5.0

        Flagship Pioneer Controller

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        from anaheim, ca

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Professional Features
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller:

          The full-size conductive jog wheels are pretty wonderful. All of Serato DJ's best features are represented here, with the performance pads being a particular upgrade. Great sound quality and light and portable. One of the best pro DJ controllers.This is a real hands on product review from John @samash.com

           
          5.0

          Wonderful Piece, Great Controller

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          from Dallas,Tx

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • A Proper 4 Channel Mixer
          • Dual Usb
          • Excellent Sound
          • Full Size Jog Wheels
          • Professional Features
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller:

            This is top end stuff to add to your musical arsenal! A great 4 channel mixer, full sized jog wheels, and dual USB for switching between computers/DJ's.

            This product review is from Quinton @ Sam Ash Dallas.

             
            5.0

            Killer DJ Controller

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            from Canoga Park, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Features
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller:

              This is the best DJ controller that you can get. You can control not only your DJ software, but a lot of other things at the same time. This and a laptop full of software is really all you need to be a professional DJ.

              This is a real hands-on product review from Rock'n Dave @ Sam Ash Canoga Park.

               
              5.0

              Awesome Controller!

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              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Professional Features
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller:

                This controller is great and top of the line! If you need something for all your gigs that will get the job done well, this should be your choice! It's versatile, easy to use, and smooth. It's super durable as well, so you don't have to worry about something happening to it anytime soon!

                This is a real, hands-on product review from Taylor at Sam Ash, Charlotte.

                 
                5.0

                Awesome all in one package!

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                from Indianapolis, IN

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                Pros

                • All In One Item Mixing
                • Consistent
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Professional Features
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller:

                  This piece is for the professional, or for anyone who wants a quality modern DJ setup. Sounds great, professional look and feel, and has great functionality. Plus its a blast to play around with!
                  This is a real hands-on product review from Brooks @ Sam Ash Indianapolis.

                   
                  5.0

                  The Ultimate DJ piece

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                  from Edison, NJ

                  Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller:

                  The DDJ-SZ is the ultimate DJ controller. To not have this in your collection is crime because of how good this piece is. A must get for any serious DJs

                  This is a real hands-on product review from Tamir @ Sam Ash Edison

                   
                  5.0

                  Professional - Yes

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                  from Phoenix, AZ

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                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Professional Features
                  • Versatile

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                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Pioneer DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller:

                    The Pioneer DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller adopts a professional DJ equipment design with excellent operational feel. It also comes with two USB sound-cards for smooth DJ handovers and various performance functions deliver diverse music arrangements and smooth mixes. It also comes with the latest DJ software Serato DJ for a truly unique experience. It Supports DVS control and can be used as a stand-alone mixer. This Professional DJ Controller has everything you'd need, want and more. This is a real hands-on product review from Rick @ Sam Ash Phoenix.

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