Pioneer DDJ-SR2 Operating Instructions Manual

Pioneer DDJ-SR2 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions



  Summary of Contents for Pioneer DDJ-SR2

  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    DJ Controller DDJ-SR2 For FAQs and other support information for this product, visit the above site. Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    For details, see Downloading the Serato DJ software manual (p. 30 ). ! The latest version of Operating Instructions (this document) can be downloaded from the Pioneer DJ support site. For details, see “Acquiring the manual” in “Quick Start Guide”. Before start Features .......................
  • Page 3: Before Start

    The low-jitter clock and high performance DAC adopted to the audio output circuitry faithfully reproduce the original sound to achieve clear club sound. Furthermore, the sound quality technology developed in the Pioneer DJ professional series is adopted to achieve the highest sound level for a DJ controller. Multiple connections This unit is equipped with two external input systems and a MIC input system that can be used for connecting DJ players, analog players, etc.
  • Page 4: Accessories

    For the latest information on the required operating environment, the compat- ibility, and information on how to obtain the latest operating system, refer to Before installing the software “Software Info” for“DDJ-SR2” on the following Pioneer DJ support site. The Operating System support assumes that the latest version is used.
  • Page 5  Installation (Windows)  Installation (Mac) Do not connect this unit and the computer until the installation is Do not connect this unit and the computer until the installation is completed. completed. ! First read the Software end user license agreement on page 30 ! Close all the applications running on the computer before carefully.
  • Page 6: Connections And Part Names

    Connections and part names Connections ! Connect the power cord to a power outlet after all the connections are completed. Turn off this unit and disconnect the power cord from the power outlet before connecting components or changing the connections. Refer to the operating instructions for the components to be connected.
  • Page 7  Front panel 1 PHONES jacks 2 HEADPHONES LEVEL control Connect headphones. Adjusts the level of sound output from the headphones. Compatible with a 1/4” TRS jack and 3.5 mm stereo mini jack. 3 MIC LEVEL control ! There are two input jacks, a 1/4” TRS jack and a 3.5 mm stereo Adjusts the level of sound input to the [MIC] input terminals.
  • Page 8: Connecting Output Terminals

     Connecting output terminals Rear panel Component, amplifier, powered speaker, etc. Power amplifier (for booth monitor), Power amplifier, powered speakers, etc. powered speakers, etc. 1 Be careful not to accidentally insert the power cord of another unit to [MASTER 1] terminal. Do not connect the terminal that can supply phantom power to the [MASTER 1] terminal.
  • Page 9: Part Names And Functions

    3 LOAD (ARTIST) button Part names and functions Press: The selected tracks are loaded to the respective decks. ! When the [LOAD (ARTIST)] button is pressed twice, the tracks loaded in the selected deck on the opposite side are loaded into the deck whose [LOAD (ARTIST)] button was pressed.
  • Page 10 For details, see “Pitch ’n Time DJ Activation Manual” from “Software Info” on the Press for over 1 second: Pioneer DJ support site below. Turns the auto 4-beat loop on. f PARAMETER1 (PARAMETER2) c button, d button Sets the various parameters for using the performance pads.
  • Page 11: Sync Button

    g HOT CUE mode button n SYNC button Press: Press: Sets hot cue mode. The tempos (pitches) and beat grids of tracks on multiple decks can = Using hot cues (p. 18 ) be synchronized automatically. [SHIFT] + Press this button: [SHIFT] + Press this button: Sets the cue loop mode.
  • Page 12 8 MASTER LEVEL control Mixer section Adjusts the level of sound output for the master channel. 9 BOOTH MONITOR control Adjusts the level of sound output from the [BOOTH] terminal. a HEADPHONES MIXING control Adjusts the balance of the monitor volume between the sound of the channels for which the headphones [CUE] button is pressed and the sound of the master channel.
  • Page 13: Jog Dial Display Section

    Front panel 1 PHONES jacks 2 HEADPHONES LEVEL control Adjusts the level of sound output from the headphones. 3 MIC LEVEL control Adjusts the level of sound output from the [MIC] channel. Jog dial display section 1 ON JOG INDICATOR The display item can be changed in utilities mode.
  • Page 14: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Connections 6 Press the [STANDBY/ON] switch on the rear panel of this unit to turn this unit on. 1 Connect headphones to the [PHONES] terminal. This unit turns on. ! For Windows users [Installing device driver software] may appear when this unit 2 Connect powered speakers, a power amplifier, is connected to the computer for the first time or connected to a components, etc.
  • Page 15: Starting The System

    Computer screen displayed directly after the Serato DJ software is launched 1 [BUY/ACTIVATE]may appear at the right bottom of the screen when Serato DJ is launched for the first time. There is no need for DDJ-SR2 users to activate or purchase the license.
  • Page 16: Importing Tracks

    Importing tracks The basic procedure for importing tracks is as follows. ! There are various methods to import tracks with the Serato DJ software. For details, see the manual provided for the Serato DJ software. ! You can use the track libraries you have created when using the Serato DJ functions (Scratch Live, ITCH or Serato DJ Intro). ! Re-analysis of tracks may be required for using the track libraries you have created when using the Serato DJ Intro Intro function.
  • Page 17: Turning Off The System

    2 Press the [f] button to play the track. Playing tracks and outputting the sound The following is the procedure for outputting the channel 1 sound as an example. ! Set the volume of the components (power amplifier, powered speak- ers, etc.) connected to the [MASTER 1] and [MASTER 2] terminals to an appropriate level.
  • Page 18: Advanced Operation

    Advanced Operation The descriptions from this point on are for functions not described in the Serato DJ software manual and are specifically for when this unit and Serato DJ are used in combination. Using the performance pads 2 Press and hold one of the performance pads. A loop roll with the number of beats assigned to the pad that was These functions are switched using the respective pad mode buttons pressed is played.
  • Page 19: Using The Sampler Function

    4 Press the performance pads while pressing the [SHIFT] button to load the tracks into the respective slots of the Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 sampler panel. The sampler settings and loaded tracks are saved. 5 Press a performance pad. The sound for the slot assigned to the pad that was pressed is played.
  • Page 20: Pitch Play Mode

    To use this function, you need to activate the Pitch ’n Time DJ function. loop is called. For details, see “Pitch ’n Time DJ Activation Manual” from “Software Info” on the Pioneer DJ support site below. 1 Press the [ROLL] mode button while pressing the [SHIFT] button.
  • Page 21: Using The Fader Start Function

    3 Release your hand from the top of the jog dial. 2 Press the [LOOP IN] button, then press the Playback starts from the position reached in the background. [LOOP OUT] button. ! To cancel slip mode, press the [SLIP] button again. Loop playback starts.
  • Page 22: Analyzing Tracks

    Press the [FX ASSIGN] 1 button to assign the effect to deck 1, the Analyzing tracks [FX ASSIGN] 2 button to assign the effect to deck 2. The number of the deck to which the effect is assigned is highlighted on When loading tracks onto the deck, the tracks are analyzed, but it may the Serato DJ screen.
  • Page 23 6 Turn the [FX BEATS] control to adjust the effect time. 5 Operate the effect parameter 2 button or the effect parameter 3 button to switch the effect’s parameter. ! It is also possible to set the BPM value to be used as the basis for the effect time from the interval at which the [TAP] button is tapped.
  • Page 24  Mixer section 1 INPUT SELECT switch 2 TRIM control 3 EQ (HI, MID, LOW) controls 4 FILTER control 5 MASTER LEVEL control 6 BOOTH MONITOR control 7 HEADPHONES MIXING control 8 SAMPLER VOL control 9 Headphones CUE button a Channel fader b Channel Level Indicator c Master level indicator d Crossfader...
  • Page 25: Changing The Settings

    Changing the settings Launching utilities mode Press one of the effect parameter buttons on the left deck. If utilities mode is launched while the DJ application is running, the set status may not be displayed properly. 1 Disconnect the USB cable from the computer. ! Effect parameter 1 button lit: Fader start with sync mode set (The 2 Press the [STANDBY/ON] switch on this unit’s rear sync function is activated simultaneously when fader starting starts.)
  • Page 26: Setting Utility Software

    ! By default, this is set to the deck selection indication. For Windows 7 Press one of the [FX PARAMETER] buttons on the right Click [Start] menu > [All Programs] > [Pioneer] > [DDJ-SR2] > [DDJ-SR2 driver version display utility]. deck.
  • Page 27 Adjusting the buffer size (when ASIO is used) This function can only be used by those using a Windows operating system. If an application using this unit as the default audio device (DJ software, etc.) is running, quit that application before adjusting the buffer size. Display the setting utility before starting.
  • Page 28: Additional Information

    Additional information Troubleshooting ! If you think that there is something wrong with this unit, check the following items and [FAQ] for [DDJ-SR2] on the [FAQ] page of the Pioneer DJ support site. Some problems occurs due to the connected components. If the problem cannot be resolved after checking the connected components, ask the service center or dealer for repairs.
  • Page 29 Problem Check Remedy Serato DJ operation is unstable. Are you using the latest version of the software? Free updates of Serato DJ can be downloaded from the website. Use the most recent version. (page 4 ) Are you using software other than Serato DJ at the Quit other applications to decrease the load on the computer.
  • Page 30: Acquiring The Manual

    Serato DJ, change the setting to use DJ software other than Serato DJ Program, except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable in utilities mode. Also, make the audio and MIDI-related settings in the law, and then only after You have notified Pioneer DJ in writing of DJ software. Your intended activities.
  • Page 31: Trademarks And Registered Trademarks

    In addition to damages and any other remedies to which The names of companies and products mentioned herein are trade- Pioneer DJ may be entitled, You agree that Pioneer DJ may seek injunc- marks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.