|[August 07, 2014]
Pioneer Flips into Action with Its Launch of the Next Generation DDJ-SX2 Controller
LONG BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
As controllers continue to rise in popularity among consumers and DJs
alike due to their ease-of-use and increased functionality, Pioneer
Electronics (USA) Inc.'s Professional Sound and Visual Division
continues to develop the most advanced controllers in the market and
today introduced its latest DDJ-SX2 controller for Serato® DJ with
"Serato Flip" functionality. The new DDJ-SX2
is the industry's first controller to use Serato Flip, which can record
and playback a user's hot cue operations. In addition, the model
features specially designed operation buttons, multi-colored Performance
Pads, and improved JOG wheel reaction time.
Pioneer DDJ-SX2 Controller (Photo: Business Wire)
"The release of our first generation DDJ-SX made a huge impact in the DJ
community and we expect nothing less with this next version," said David
Arevalo, director of marketing, Professional Sound and Visual Division
for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. "The DDJ-SX2 features the latest
updates, including Serato Flip capability, that enable DJs to be more
creative with hot cues, as well as multi-colored Performance Pads found
on the flagship DDJ-SZ."
Serato DJ's "Serato Flip"
Serato Flip is a new function in Serato DJ that lets DJs record hot cue
combinations and replay them on a loop. DJs can record themselves
triggering cues using the Performance Pads and automatically loop the
sequence back on demand. Up to six recordings (slots) of Hot Cue
sequences can be made for playback at a later time. Pioneer added Record
(start/stop recording), Start (start/stop loop), and Slot (store)
buttons to quickly access the Serato Flip operation.
The DDJ-SX2 provides the same functional layout of its predecessor with
quick access to a multitude of Serato DJ features. The layout of the
buttons, knobs, sliders and Performance Pads deliver the best DJ
controller experience designed to match the applicable software
Multi-colored Performance Pads - Introduced in the
top-of-the-line DDJ-SZ, the DDJ-SX2 now incorporates the highly
attractive and functional multi-colored Performance Pads that control
eight types of Serato DJ functions. The various illumination colors
provide quick identification of the different actions/commands such as
beats and drum rolls. The eight pads located below the Jog wheel offer
HOTCUE, ROLL, SLICER and SAMPLER functionalities. While in velocity
SAMPLER mode, the output level from the pad can vary depending on the
strength of each tap from the user.
Amplified MIC Input - Improved from the first generation, the
controller features a balanced microphone (MIC) input circuit to
provide clear audio output with no distortion regardless of the type
or brand of microphone used. The controller can deliver clear audio
even at high volume levels because of increased headroom and highly
improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio.
High Accuracy Jog Wheel - The output reaction time of the JOG
wheels is significantly improved, further cutting down on latency,
ensuring tasks such as "scratch" performances are at their highest
levels. The model also features "Hot Cue Countdown" providing users,
via its JOG Display, with the time remaining to a Hot Cue point,
helpful in quickly arriving to a specified position in the music
4-Channel Mixer - The DDJ-SX2 features an independent 4-channel
mixer that can be used with other external sources such as turntables.
Its master level meter provides instantaneous sound level adjustment
as well as independent output controls with a display indicator for
each channel when used as a standalone mixer.
The DDJ-SX2 features four external inputs for connection with CD
players, analog turntables, microphones and more, with the ability to
act as a stand-alone mixer (without the need to connect to a PC/MAC).
The controller includes two Master Out and one Booth Out outputs for
connection to external public address (PA) equipment. The DDJ-SX2 also
features support for the Serato DJ DVS function. Users will have the
ability to purchase Serato's DVS Expansion Pack and perform Serato DJ
deck control on the DDJ-SX2 with Pioneer CDJ players or analog
High Quality Audio - A low-jitter clock and high-performance
digital-to-analog converter (DAC) provide accurate and clear audio
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
Aluminum Finish - The DDJ-SX2 sports an aluminum top panel and
a brushed aluminum finish on the JOG wheels for optimal look and feel
Multiple Connection Options - The DDJ-SX2 offers dual CD and
phono/line inputs for external devices as well as two microphone
inputs, two Master Outputs (XLR and RCA) and a Booth Out terminal
Built-in Sound Card (audio interface)
Needle Search - Users can immediately jump to a specific part
of a music track with a simple touch of the Needle Search pad
Adjustable Cross-fader Curve - Suits any type of mixing style
Channel Fader Start - Enables use of the channel fader to
control and play/cue tracks.
Assignable Settings - Pioneer offers a TSI (News - Alert) file for use with
the Native Instruments TRAKTOR PRO2 software
The DDJ-SX2 will be available in October with a suggested retail price
The first 10,000 units of the DDJ-SX2 sold worldwide will be bundled
with a free of charge license to the Serato Video plug-in (worth $149).
For a video demonstration, please visit here.
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 www.pioneerdjusa.com.
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