Pioneer DDJ-SR Joins Family of Controllers Designed for Serato DJ Software Users

  Pioneer DDJ-SR Joins Family of Controllers Designed for Serato DJ Software

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- September 12, 2013

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today
unveiled the Pioneer® DDJ-SR 2-channel DJ controller designed for use with
Serato® DJ software. The smaller and more compact DDJ-SR inherits many of the
same functionalities and controls of the larger DDJ-SX introduced in 2012,
offering large aluminum jog wheels, integrated performance pads, and a new PAD
PLUS feature that adds four additional audio effects to the performance pads.

Pioneer DDJ-SR 2-Channel Controller (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer DDJ-SR 2-Channel Controller (Photo: Business Wire)

“We’re seeing an increase in computer based DJs using Serato software more
than ever,” said David Arevalo, director of marketing, Professional Sound and
Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The DDJ-SR expands our
line-up of Pioneer controllers that support the growing popularity of Serato
DJ and give software DJs a multitude of choices in controllers.”

Mixing with Serato

The DDJ-SR takes advantage of Serato DJ’s full capability, ensuring its layout
of knobs and buttons are exceptionally easy-to-use with the software.

  *Performance Pads – Large rubber “performance pads” located below the big
    jog wheel provide HOT CUE, ROLL, SLICER and SAMPLER functions. Each
    soft-touch rubber pad illuminates in blue to enable users to tap the
    pad(s) quickly for each effect, with the output volume varying depending
    on the strength of each tap.
  *PAD PLUS - By activating the new PAD PLUS button, the functions of the
    performance pads are transformed, converting the four function buttons
    into HOT CUE ROLL, TRANS, COMBO FX and SAMPLER ROLL. Holding down the pads
    triggers the hot cues or samplers that match the beats per minute (BPM) of
    the music while effects and filters are simultaneously applied. The DDJ-SR
    also features a new Beat Indicator to display beats while simultaneously
    using the PAD PLUS functions.
  *Big Jog Wheels – The DDJ-SR features two large jog wheels for precise
    scratching and mixing capabilities. The resistance for each jog wheel was
    fined tuned to provide users with the best “feel” and the shortest
  *2-Channel Mixer – The built-in 2-channel mixer on the DDJ-SR is ideal for
    scratch performances. The mixer can also be used with four decks using the
    “deck select” buttons located on each side of the controller. In addition,
    the unit features a “Cross Fader Reverse” switch to enable the left and
    right decks to be controlled from opposite sides.
  *High-end Design – The DDJ-SR sports a steel top panel and an aluminum jog
    plate for a more elegant and stylish look and feel.
  *Serato DJ Software – A free-of-charge download of Serato DJ software is
    included with the purchase of a DDJ-SR for an easy out-of-the-box

Additional Features

  *USB Power – The controller can  be powered through the USB connection to a
  *Built-in Sound Card (audio interface) – Simple connection to a laptop with
    a single USB cable.
  *Adjustable Cross-fader Curve – Suits any mixing style.
  *Channel Fader Start – Enables the use of the channel fader to control and
    play/cue tracks.
  *Integrated Handles – The controller features grip handles on each side for
    added convenience.

The DDJ-SR will be available in October 2013 with a suggested retail price of

DDJ-SR Demo Video Link

Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ equipment through its
Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJ products are industry standards
at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for their
high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit

^1 Limitations apply to some functions. Note that it may not be possible to
charge this device with bus power depending on the power supply rating of the
laptop’s USB port. In such cases, please connect the device with the enclosed
AC adapter.

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
SERATO is a registered trademark of Serato Audio Research Ltd.

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