Pioneer DJ shows that they continue to support the Serato DJ community by releasing the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ2, the successor of the slightly legendary Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ1.
Not much has changed, but the addition of controls for Serato Flip and some other cosmetic changes, but it does bring the DDJ-SZ back on top as one the best DJ controllers for Serato DJ out there.
And since it cannot be all work, I have an exclusive video where DJ Flip not only demonstrates the new features, but also gives a damn fine performance!
Check out the video below, but first, a few specs.
DEDICATED CONTROLS: Play with your keys and pitch, adjusting them while mixing with 3 new Serato DJ functions embedded in your controller. Key shift, key sync and pitch play give you the power to play it by ear.
PLAY WITH YOUR PITCH: Pitch Play grants you the freedom to hit your cues across a range of different keys. Use the Performance Pads to assign your Hot Cues and broaden the scope of your creativity at the touch of a button.
SERATO FLIP CONNECTION: Record Hot Cue combinations with 3 dedicated buttons, enabling you to play back your tracks, make custom edits or even skip or repeat selected sections on loop.
PROFESSIONAL OSCILLATOR: Create a more versatile sound by turning the knob to overlay your track with Noise, Drop, Laser or Siren. Modulate using the dial to add texture as well as tension to your tracks.
LARGE ALUMINIUM JOGS: The DDJ-SZ2’s full-sized jog wheels are optimised for a perfect scratch response and you can use Jog Feeling Adjust to set your preferred resistance. The jogs have illuminated cue point markers and an accurate countdown for even greater precision.
BACKLIT PERFORMANCE PADS: Instantly trigger Hot Cues, Roll, Slicer, Sampler, Cue Loop, Saved Loop, Slicer Loop and Pitch Play. The multi-coloured backlit LEDs give a visual reference to which modes are in play, and will reflect cue points you’ve pre-set in Serato DJ.
The Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ2 is available now and sells for USD 1.999.
Walkthrough video and performance