Pioneer DDJ-SR2 – quick review of updated 2-channel controller for Serato DJ

Pioneer DJ announced the release of DDJ-SR2, an upgraded version of the popular 2-channel 4-decoder controller DDJ-SR. The updated product, like its predecessor, is designed to work with the Serato DJ software. But it also has “onboard” buttons for quick access to new Serato-related “Key Sync”, “Key Shift” and “Key Reset” functions, connected to the tonality of the tracks.

Pioneer DDJ-SR2
Pioneer DDJ-SR2

The presence of additional buttons is by no means the only advantage of the novelty in comparison with the original model. The Pioneer DDJ SR2 also stands out with less weight (the manufacturer managed to reduce it from 4.5 to 3.7 kg), two Needle Search strips, a multicolored backlight of the performance pads and two additional LED signal level indicators (previously one had to switch between the level indication channels and master outputs). Special mention is made of the possibility of using DDJ-SR2 as a DVS-system (Serato DVS license is sold separately), as well as advanced connection options for the controller (there are inputs for the turntables / players and separate monitor outputs).

Main features of Pioneer DDJ-SR2

  • Special control buttons Serato Pitch ‘n Time DJ (key included) – Key Shift, Key Sync, Key Reset
  • A set of professional setup features
  • Large multicolored pads for starting points, sampler and other functions
  • Touch pad for searching
  • Dual signal level indicators
  • Lightweight and portable
  • The power supply from the network or via USB
  • Mixing console functions for working with files on PC / Mac
  • 2 x line input phono, 1 x microphone input
  • 2 x master output (XLR and RCA), 1 x TRS (Booth)
  • 2 x Headphone Outputs

Pioneer DDJ-SR2

Pioneer DDJ-SR2 – 2-channel DJ controller for Serato DJ with special buttons for controlling the functions of the software and the ability to use as a DVS-system.

DDJ-SR2 is an updated version of the popular controller for Serato, equipped with controls for the latest functions of this software, including Pitch ‘n Time DJ Expansion Pack with synchronization of the key, its change and Pitch Play. Lightweight and portable, DDJ-SR2 can be upgraded to Serato DVS (license is available separately), which makes it one of the most compact DVS-compatible controllers.

The DDJ-SR2 controller inherited the main elements of the design of professional DJ equipment from other Pioneer DJ models, including multi-colored pads for convenient feedback on the mode and playback status, as well as sufficient space between the faders, buttons and knobs for comfortable mixing and scratching. The upper panel and jogs are made of light aluminum, which makes the new model 18% lighter than its predecessor, which adds portability to it.

To get the most out of this controller, the DDJ-SR2 comes complete with the Pitch ‘n Time DJ Expansion Pack. Pitch ‘n Time DJ allows you to change and synchronize the key of the tracks, as well as increase / decrease the tempo to unrecognizable values, while maintaining the pitch.

Размеры и вес

  • Width: 553 mm
  • Depth: 334 mm
  • Height: 65 mm
  • Weight: 3.7 kg

Pioneer DDJ-SR2 price

Pioneer DDJ-SR2 will be available this month for the recommended retail price 699 euros. A license key for Serato Pitch ‘n Time DJ will be included with the controller.

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