DJ Controller DDJ-SX2 http://pioneerdj.com/support/ The Pioneer DJ support site shown above offers FAQs, information on software and various other types of information and services to allow you to use your product in greater comfort. http://serato.com/ For the latest version of the Serato DJ software, access Serato.com and download the software from there.
Contents How to read this manual ! Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Be sure to read both this manual and the Operating Instructions (Quick Start Guide). Both contain important information that you should understand before using this product.
The audio output circuitry uses a low-jitter clock and high performance DAC to reproduce the original sound faithfully and achieve clear club sound. In addition, the sound quality technology Pioneer has developed with its professional series is used to achieve the industry’s highest level of sound quality for a DJ controller.
For details, see Mounting the power plug on page 4 . If there are irregularities with the AC adapter or power plug, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. Cautions on use ! Do not use this unit with a coin, paper clip or other metal object stuck between the AC adapter and power plug.
5 Read the terms of the license agreement carefully, and if For information on the latest system requirements, compatibility, and supported operating you agree, select [I agree to the license terms and conditions], systems, see “Software Info” of “DDJ-SX2” on the Pioneer DJ support site below. then click [Install]. http://pioneerdj.com/support/ Operation is not guaranteed on all computers, even if all the required operating environment conditions indicated here are fulfilled.
SX2 ASIO Settings Utility]. For Windows 8.1 From [Apps view], click [Pioneer] > [DDJ_SX2 ASIO Settings Utility]. If the unit is connected to a computer and Serato DJ is running, The message of successful installation appears once installation is completed.
Connections and part names Connections ! Connect the AC adapter after all the connections between devices have been completed. Be sure to turn off the power and unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet before making or changing connections between devices. Refer to the operating instructions for the component to be connected.
Front panel 1 PHONES jacks 4 INPUT SELECT switch Connect headphones here. Selects the input source of each channel from the components connected to Both stereo phone plugs (Ø 6.3 mm) and stereo mini phone plugs (Ø 3.5 mm) this unit.
Connecting output terminals Part names and functions Rear panel INST. DOUBLES INST. DOUBLES INST. DOUBLES INST. DOUBLES FLIP FLIP SLOT START SLOT START SAVE LOOP ON/OFF SAVE LOOP ON/OFF SYNC OFF SYNC OFF CUE LOOP SAVED LOOP SLICER LOOP VELOCITY SAMPLER CUE LOOP SAVED LOOP...
This function (Serato Flip) needs to be activated before it can be used. speed is changed with the [TEMPO] slider. For details, visit the Pioneer DJ support site below. The sound is digitally processed, so the sound quality decreases. http://pioneerdj.com/support/...
h SAMPLER mode button s CENSOR button Press: Press: Sets the sampler mode. The track is played in the reverse direction while the [CENSOR] button is pressed, and normal playback resumes when the button is released. ! Even during playback in the reverse direction, normal playback continues in [SHIFT] + press: Sets the velocity sampler mode.
6 FILTER control Effect section Applies the filter effect for the respective channel. The original sound is output when the control is at the center position. This section is used to control the two effect units (FX1 and FX2). Controls and but- tons used to operate the FX1 unit are located on the left side of the controller, those Turn counterclockwise: Gradually decreases the low-pass filter’s cutoff used to operate the FX2 unit are located on the right side of the controller.
Basic Operation Connections 6 Connect the AC adapter. To power outlet 1 Connect headphones to one of the [PHONES] terminals. INST. DOUBLES INST. DOUBLES INST. DOUBLES INST. DOUBLES AC adapter (included) FLIP FLIP SLOT START SLOT START SAVE LOOP ON/OFF SAVE LOOP ON/OFF...
1 The [BUY/ACTIVATE] icon may be displayed if Serato DJ is started while the unit is disconnected. However, users of DDJ-SX2 do not need to perform activation or pur- chase a license to use the software. Users can purchase an optional expansion pack such as DVS separately to use.
Importing tracks Playing tracks and outputting the sound The following describes the typical procedure for importing tracks. The following describes the procedure for outputting the channel 1 sound as an ! There are various ways to import tracks with the Serato DJ software. For details, example.
2 Press the [ ] button to play the track. PLAY/PAUSE f INST. DOUBLES INST. DOUBLES INST. DOUBLES INST. DOUBLES FLIP SLOT START SAVE LOOP ON/OFF SYNC OFF SYNC OFF CUE LOOP SAVED LOOP SLICER LOOP VELOCITY SAMPLER 4 BEAT 3 Move the channel fader away from you.
3 Press and hold one of the performance pads. For details on operation of Serato Flip, see [Software Info] of [DDJ-SX2] on the A loop roll with the number of beats assigned to the pad that was pressed is played.
About slicer mode and slicer loop mode 3 During loop playback, press the [PARAMETERc] button. Halves the loop playback length. Pressing the [LOOP 1/2X] button obtains the same effect. Slicer mode When the playback position advances to the end of the range that has been sliced 4 During loop playback, press the [PARAMETERd] button.
Slipping using a loop in a loop slot Slip scratching 1 Press the [SLIP] button. 1 Check that VINYL mode is on. The mode switches to the slip mode. While pressing the [SHIFT] button, check that the [SLIP] button lights. 2 Press the [LOOP IN] button while pressing the [SHIFT] 2 During playback, operate the top of the jog dial to scratch.
Functions that are limited in the dual deck mode Turning the velocity sampler mode off In DUAL DECK mode, the following functions can only be operated on the deck where the [DECK] button is flashing. When the [SAMPLER] mode button is pressed, the mode is changed to the usual Button or control that sampler mode (velocity sampler mode is turned off).
3 Press the effect parameter 1 button while pressing the 3 Press one of the effect parameter buttons while pressing [SHIFT] button to select the first effect type. the [SHIFT] button to select the effect type. To select the second effect type, press the effect parameter 2 button while pressing The selected effect is displayed on the Serato DJ screen.
If you purchase the separately available Serato DVS Expansion Packs, it is possible to operate the “Serato DJ” deck using a DJ player or analog turntable. Mixing the sound of the microphone For details on DVS operation, see [Software Info] of [DDJ-SX2] on the Pioneer DJ support site below. http://pioneerdj.com/support/ 1 Connect a microphone to the [MIC1] or [MIC2] terminal.
Changing the settings ! Effect parameter 1 button lit: Channel fader starts with the sync mode set (The Launching utilities mode sync function is activated simultaneously when channel fader starting starts.) ! Effect parameter 2 button lit: Channel fader starts without the sync mode set If the utilities mode is launched while the unit and a computer are connected by a (The sync function is not activated when channel fader starting starts.) USB cable, the set status may not be displayed properly.
Press the [CENSOR] button on the left deck. Changing the velocity curve setting of velocity ! [CENSOR] button lit: [NEEDLE SEARCH] pad operation restricted sampler mode ! [CENSOR] button off: [NEEDLE SEARCH] pad operation not restricted Use the procedure below to set the velocity curve of velocity sampler mode. You can Adjusting the crossfader cut lag choose one of four velocity curves.
Pattern 5 Disabling the low cut filter of microphone Dimly lit sound CUE LOOP SAVED LOOP SLICER LOOP VELOCITY SAMPLER For microphone sound, a filter is used to attenuate sounds lower than the human voice. This low cut filter reduces input of background noise generated from speakers, etc. into the microphone.
(page 6 ) Mac: In [System Information] on the Mac OS, check that the unit is recognized. For details of the procedure, access the Pioneer DJ support site and refer to FAQ of DDJ-SX2. Are other applications running? Quit other applications including screen savers and resident software. (When quitting antivi- rus security software, before doing so, disable the Internet connection to ensure the security of your computer.)
Problem Check Remedy No sound or small sound. Are the [TRIM] control, channel faders, crossfader, Set the [TRIM] control, channel faders, crossfader, [INPUT SELECT] switch and [INPUT SELECT] switch and [MASTER LEVEL] control set [MASTER LEVEL] control to the proper positions. to the proper positions? Are the connected powered speakers, etc., properly set? Properly set the external input selection, volume, etc., on the powered speakers, etc.
To use as a controller for operating DJ software other than the Serato DJ software, Program. also configure the DJ software audio and MIDI-related settings. 2 “Program” means all or any part of Pioneer’s software licensed to You by ! For details, see your DJ software’s operating instructions. Pioneer under this Agreement.
3 Ownership. Pioneer or its licensor retains all right, title and interest in and to 4 No Assignment. You may not assign, sell, transfer, delegate or otherwise all patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property dispose of this Agreement or any rights or obligations under it, whether vol- rights in the Program and Documentation, and any derivative works thereof.