After the launch of the DDJ-SR2, Pioneer DJ also presented today the new DJM-S3 2 channel mixer, compatible with Serato DVS. This allows you to connect your turntables and use timecode vinyl with Serato DJ. The DVS license is included in the price;

By all counts, the DJM-S3 is the Serato DJ version of the DJM-250MK2, as the two mixers are virtually identical: 2 channels, sound color FX with control knob per channel (which comes down to a filter really, as this is the only sound color FX on the mixer), AUX channel, Magvel crossfader. All very decent and ideal for someone looking for a quality battle mixer with built-in DVS support.

Pioneer DJ DJM-S3 with DDJ-SP1 and PLX-500
Pioneer DJ DJM-S3 with DDJ-SP1 and PLX-500

The DDJ-SP1 is heavily pushed in the promos, and that is kind of logical as it’s the ideal way of getting more control over Serato DJ in a DVS setup with two turntables and the S3. That being said, it would be time for an upgrade to the SP1 to include all the key and pitch goodness Serato DJ offers these days…

Key Features

Built-in Serato DJ-ready sound card with DVS support

Thanks to the built-in Serato-dedicated sound card inherited from the professional DJM-S9 mixer, you can connect the DJM-S3 to your PC/Mac with a single USB cable and immediately use Serato DJ (available separately). Mix and scratch your digital files via turntables and the Serato Control Vinyl, or by using compatible multi-players.

Professional Magvel crossfader

Scratching on the DJM-S3 feels instinctive and effortless. The responsive and tough Magvel crossfader – taken from the DJM-900NXS2 professional mixer – is accurate, smooth and durable for more than 10 million movements.

Independent channel filters

Turn the filter knob on each channel to create unique textures. By twisting the parameter knob you can adjust resonance and add tension to your performances.

Professional sound quality

Whether you’re playing with digital or analog sound sources, the DJM-S3 creates high-quality audio thanks to its dithering technology.

Other features

  • XLR terminal: high-quality audio output
  • Two headphone outputs: ¼-inch stereo jack and 3.5-mm mini jack
  • Signal GND terminal: easily attach and securely hold ground wires from analog turntables
  • Independent Mic section: use a microphone and the Aux input at the same time

Pricing and Availability

The Pioneer DJ DJM-S3 will be out in September 2017 and cost USD 499.