Pioneer have today alongside the Serato Dj announcement this morning their new Searto controller the Pioneer DDJ-SX and without spliting hairs…. it looks an absolute beast!
The offical line from Pioneer is as follows:
The DDJ SX is the exclusive controller for the new Serato DJ software, also announced today. This really is the ultimate controller featuring stand alone 4 channel mixer, metal jogwheels and casing, hardware colour effects, sample/effects launch pads, 4 deck control, exclusive dual deck control amongst many other creative features.
Further infomation can be found on the Serato site where offically the Pioneer DDJ-SX appears to be the launch controller of choice for the new Serato DJ software lin and should be the first controller to ship with the new software client.
Key Features Of the Pioneer DDJ-SX
Tight integration with Serato DJ
Developed specifically for Serato DJ, the DDJ-SX controls are tightly integrated with the software features giving you the best hands on control over your performance.
Performance Pad Section
8 velocity sensitive, Performance Pads to control Cue Points, Loop Rolls, Slicer and the SP-6.
You can enter Velocity Mode to trigger the SP-6 Sample Player slots. The harder or softer you hit the performance pads, the louder or quieter the samples sound.
Dual Deck Mode
Developed specifically for the DDJ-SX, this allows you to link two software deck layers and manipulate them as one. Go crazy and layer sounds!Large, Touch Sensitive Platters
Trustworthy Pioneer touch sensitive platters with platter illumination and a jog wheel display allow for the tightest control of the virtual decks in Serato DJ.
4-Channel Standalone Hardware Mixer
Connect your CDJs or Turntables and have the best of both worlds.
Keep everything in time and in the groove. Turn on this mode and trigger cue points, loops or scratch. Once you are done, the track will go back to the position it would have been had you done nothing.
Hardware FX Controls
Dedicated hardware controls for the brand new FX Powered by iZotope in Serato DJ.
Chop sections of your tracks up and re-arrange on the fly. The Slicer cuts a section of your track into 8 pieces, which can be triggered creatively with the 8 performance pads.
Dedicated HP/LP Channel Filters
A dedicated High Pass / Low Pass filter per channel gives you more control to create smooth blends and interesting sounds.