Designed for and Includes Serato DJ, Dual USB Wolfson Soundcards

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The Pioneer DDJ-SZ - Professional DJ Controller is an all-in-one flagship controller system designed for live performance applications such as at a party or in a club. The controller features two decks styled after CDJs with 8.1" touch-capacitive jog wheels and in-wheel track LCD displays, two banks of eight customisable LED-backlit performance pads, and a 4-channel DJM-style mixer with two built-in USB 24-bit 44.1 kHz audio interfaces.

The two audio interfaces utilise Wolfson DACs with a signal-to-noise ratio of 111 dB and enable two separate DJs to be connected to the controller at the same time. The top of the mixer section features switches for assigning channel 3 and channel 4 to either USB A/B, CD/line input, or a turntable input with phono preamp. Channels 1 and 2 can be switched to either CD/line or USB A/B inputs, providing a range of analogue and digital connectivity.

Each of the two decks feature an 8.1" (206 mm) aluminium touch-capacitive jogwheel adapted from the CDJ-2000 Nexus. The wheels feature "On Jog" LCD-displays that show playback status and track position. The control load and continuous backspin time of the wheels can be adjusted for different scratch and playing styles. Pitch control sliders, cue and play controls, loop controls, and a needle search touch strip enable precise and flexible control over each track.

The two decks each feature a bank of eight rubber LED-backlit performance pads. The pads can be used for hot cue, roll, slicer, and sampler controls within Serato. The colour of each pad can also be customised from within Serato to colour-code different cue points in tracks such as builds, drops, and breaks.

The four main channels in the mixer section each feature a trim control, a 3-band AEQ, a P-lock fader, and a variable knob for applying echo, jet, pitch, and filter colour effects. Effects can also be applied to the two microphone input channels with 2-band AEQ as well as the master output channel. The echo effect can be synchronised to the BPM of the set. The mixer supports external digital vinyl system control and includes a contact-free magnetic crossfader with adjustable cross fader curve that is rated to over 10 million uses. An oscillator section allows for adding noise, siren, cymbal, and horn sound effects to the mix.

For I/O, the front of the controller features a 1/4" TRS and 1/8" mini headphone jack. The back of the unit features two phono RCA inputs with signal ground terminals, four Line/CD RCA inputs, an XLR/Combo 1/4" microphone input, a 1/4" microphone input, two USB type-B inputs, a pair of 1/4" booth outputs, an unbalanced pair of RCA master outputs, a balanced pair of XLR outputs, and a Kensington lock.

The unit is designed to work with and comes with a copy of Serato DJ. The software and controller combination supports 4-deck and sampler functions, slip mode for maintaining track position during effects, hot cues, loops, a suite of iZotope powered FX, eight cue points per deck, and a vertical display of the track waveforms.

Key Features

Jog Wheels

  • Provides touch-capacitive control for playing and scratching with in-wheel display

Dual 24-bit 44.1 kHz USB Wolfson Soundcards

  • Enables two DJs to connect to the controller at the same time for easy changeovers

DVS Control

  • Enables control over Serato using turntables and control tone vinyl

Performance Pads

  • Controls hot cue, roll, slicer, and sampler controls with customisable backlit LEDS for colour-coding hot cue points

Contact-Free Magnetic Crossfader

  • Provides over 10 million uses with adjustable crossfader

Colour Effects

  • Offers pitch, jet, echo, and filter FX with variable adjustments to the microphone inputs, four mixer channels, and master channel


  • Provides noise, siren, cymbal, and horn sound effects for accenting mixes

Dual Microphone Inputs

  • Enables two MCs or vocalists to connect to the mixer without using one of the four main channels

Slip Mode

  • Silently continues playback of the track during a reverse, scratch, or loop to resume without missing a beat

Needle Search

  • Enables fast precise track searching using a touch strip

P-Lock Fader Caps

  • Prevents losing a fader cap during a performance


  • Automatically switches the controller to standby mode when no signal is detected


Serato DJ
Display Resolution
1,280 x 720 or higher
Windows Requirements
Windows 7
32-bit: 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU with 2 GB RAM
32-bit: Core i3, i5, or i7 1.07 GHz CPU with 2 GB RAM
64-bit: 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU with 4 GB RAM
64-bit: Core i3, i5, or i7 1.07 GHz CPU with 4GB RAM
Mac Requirements
Mac OS X v10.9.1/10.8.5/10.7.5/10.6.8
32-bit: 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU with 2 GB RAM
32-bit: Core i3, i5, or i7 1.07 GHz CPU with 2 GB RAM
64-bit: 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU with 4 GB RAM
64-bit: Core i3, i5, or i7 1.07 GHz CPU with 4 GB RAM
Number of Channels
4x audio channels
2x microphone channels
Input Ports
4x CD/line (RCA)
2x phono (RCA)
2x mic (1x XLR and 1/4" combined phone, 1x 1/4" phone) 8x CD/line RCA (4x stereo L/R pair)
4x phono RCA (2x stereo L/R pair)
2x mic (1x XLR and 1/4" combined phone, 1x 1/4" phone)
Output Ports
2x master out (2x XLR stereo L/R pair, 2x RCA stereo L/R pair)
2x 1/4" booth (1/4" phone)
2x headphone monitor out (1x front panel 1/4" stereo phone, 1x 3.5mm stereo mini)
2x USB type B
Sampling Rate
44.1 kHz
A/D Convertor
D/A Convertor
Frequency Response
20 to 20,000 Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.002% or less (USB)
S/N Ratio
111 dB or above (USB)
19 dB
Dimensions (W x D x H)
34.3 x 16.5 x 3.87" (870 x 420 x 98.4 mm)
22.9 lb (10.4 kg)
Pioneer DDJ-SZ - Professional DJ Controller
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