4-deck USB DJ Control Surface and 4-channel Mixer, with Rekordbox DJ Software, Dual USB Ports, LCD Jog Display, and 16 Multicolor Performance Pads
Digital DJing has come a long way in the past decade. Where creating tuned/harmonic mixes used to be extremely challenging, modern controllers such as this Pioneer DJ DDJ-SR2 not only make it easy, but they also open up new creative possibilities. In addition to dedicated Pitch 'n Time DJ controls for Serato DJ Pro (included), the DDJ-SR2 features large jog wheels, multicolor performance pads, Needle Search, and other key Serato DJ functions. Top it off with a quality sound card, flexible I/O, and USB bus power, and you have one impressively portable DJ controller in the DDJ-SR2.
Everything about the DDJ-SR2 is geared for Serato DJ Pro (included), from its mixer and effects to specialty controls such as Slip, Pitch, and grid controls. Basically, when you perform with your DDJ-SR2, it's like reaching out and getting your hands on Serato DJ. Speaking of getting your hands on it, if you want to add old-school turntables and control vinyl to your rig, all you need are a set of Control Vinyl records and the Serato DVS expansion pack, which you might as well pick up from Sweetwater while you're here.
First, the good news: Pioneer DJ decided to include a license for Serato's Pitch 'n Time DJ with the DDJ-SR2. Next, the better news: the DDJ-SR2 features a set of dedicated controls for this amazing pitch-shifting tool, allowing you to tune your tracks completely independently from their tempo. What's more, with a dedicated Key Sync button, you can lock down the tuning of your entire mix instantly. While none of these functions alone are new, the way that easy access to these controls streamlines them into your workflow allows you to integrate pitch shifting into your performance like never before.
If you're planning on performing live on a regular basis, then the DDJ-SR2 may be the smartest choice you can make. Thanks to its USB bus power, you can set down your laptop, plug in your DDJ-SR2, and be good to go. As for connections, there's a wonderful-sounding 4-channel USB sound card onboard, providing you with all the connections you need to send audio to and from your computer. XLR connections let you plug in to professional PA systems, and mixer inputs let you hook up your turntables, too.