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Pioneer DDJ-SR Operating Instructions Manual

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DJ Controller
DDJ-SR
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.

Operating Instructions

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  Summary of Contents for Pioneer DDJ-SR

  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    DJ Controller DDJ-SR 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.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    For details, see Downloading the Serato DJ software manual (p. 32). ! The latest version of these operating instructions can be down- loaded from the Pioneer support site. For details, see Downloading the latest version of these operating instructions (p.32). Before start Features .......................
  • Page 3: Before Start

    Professional Build Quality & Design A steel material is used for the top panel to achieve a robust design This unit is an all-in-one DJ system combining Pioneer DJ units that allowing the unit to stand up to aggressive performances, and an alu- have earned a high reputation among professional DJs for their high minum material is used for the jog plates to achieve a high quality look.
  • Page 4: What's In The Box

    5 “An internet environment is required to access the site. Connected to the internet?” is displayed. Click [Yes]. The web browser is launched and the Pioneer DJ support site is displayed. 6 Click [Software Info] under [DDJ-SR] on the Pioneer DJ support site.
  • Page 5 ! The personal information input when registering a new user site. Connected to the internet?” is displayed. Click [Yes]. account may be collected, processed and used based on the The web browser is launched and the Pioneer DJ support site is privacy policy on the Serato website. displayed.
  • Page 6: About The Driver Software And Setting Utility Software

    [DDJ_SR ASIO Settings Utility] to [3]. Checking the version of the driver software Click the Windows [Start] menu>[All Programs]>[Pioneer]>[DDJ_SR]>[DDJ_SR Version Display Utility]. About the driver software and ! You can check the firmware version of this unit on the screen.
  • Page 7: Connections And Part Names

    Connections and part names Connections Be sure the power is off when connecting equipment and changing ! In cases like the ones below, the power may be insufficient and this connections. unit may not operate on USB bus power. Be sure to use the USB cable included with this product. —...
  • Page 8 Connecting the input/output terminals  Rear panel Portable audio Computer Power amplifier device Components, amplifiers, Power amplifier, (for booth monitor), DJ player powered speakers, etc. powered speaker, etc. powered speaker, etc.  Front panel Microphone Headphones...
  • Page 9: Part Names And Functions

    2 Rotary selector Part names and functions Turn: The cursor in the library or on the [CRATES] panel moves up and down. Press: The cursor moves between the [CRATES] panel and library each time the rotary selector is pressed. The cursor on the [Files] panel moves to a lower layer. The cursor on the [Browse] panel moves to the next category.
  • Page 10: Shift Button

    This will be used with future function enhancements of the Serato Turn outer section: DJ software. The pitch bend operation (adjustment of the playing speed) is ! For function enhancements, see the Pioneer DJ support site possible. below. [SHIFT] + Turn top: http://pioneerdj.com/support/...
  • Page 11 i AUTO LOOP button Mixer section Press: Turns the auto looping mode on and off. ! During loop playback, this operation cancels looping. [SHIFT] + press: Switches looping between active and non-active. (Loop Active) ! Even if looping is active, if there is no playback position in that loop, loop playback is not performed.
  • Page 12: Effect Section

    7 Level indicator a TAP (FX MODE) button Displays either the levels of the respective channels or the master Press: output level. The BPM used as the base value for the effect is calculated by the interval at which the button is tapped with a finger. 8 CROSS F.
  • Page 13: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Connections 3 Connect this unit to your computer via a USB cable. 1 Connect headphones to one of the [HEADPHONES] terminals. 4 Turn on the computer’s power. 5 Switch the [ON/OFF] switch on this unit’s rear panel to the [ON] side to turn this unit’s power on. 2 Connect powered speakers, a power amplifier, components, etc., to the [MASTER OUT 1] or [BOOTH OUT/MASTER OUT 2] terminals.
  • Page 14: Starting The System

    1 The [ACTIVATE/BUY] icon may appear on the right side of the screen that is displayed when Serato DJ is launched the first time, but there is no need to activate or purchase a license for those using DDJ-SR. 2 Check [DO NOT SHOW AGAIN] at the bottom right of the screen, then click [License] and continue to use Serato DJ as such.
  • Page 15: Importing Tracks

    Importing tracks The following describes the typical procedure for importing tracks. ! There are various ways to import tracks with the Serato DJ software. For details, see the Serato DJ software manual. ! If you are already using Serato DJ software (Scratch Live, ITCH or Serato DJ Intro) and have already created track libraries, the track libraries you have previously created can be used as such.
  • Page 16 4 TRIM control Playing tracks and outputting the sound 5 EQ (HI, MID, LOW) controls The following describes the procedure for outputting the channel 1 sound as an example. 6 FILTER control ! Set the volume of the devices (power amplifier, powered speakers, 7 Headphones CUE/TAP button etc.) connected to the [MASTER OUT 1] and [BOOTH OUT/MASTER OUT 2] terminals to an appropriate level.
  • Page 17: Quitting The System

    ! This unit’s operating instructions can be downloaded from the Pioneer DJ support site. For details, see Downloading the latest ver- sion of these operating instructions (p. 32). ! The Serato DJ software manual can be downloaded from Serato.com.
  • Page 18: Applied Operation

    Using the performance pads 3 16 beats from 1/8 4 32 beats from 1/4 There are two modes for the DDJ-SR’s performance pads. For example, when set to “8 beats from 1/16”, the pad’s setting is as shown below. Pad mode The performance pads are used to control the hot cue, loop roll, slicer and sampler functions.
  • Page 19: Using The Slip Mode

    3 Press the [PARAMETERc] or [PARAMETERd] button Using the sampler function while pressing the [SHIFT] button. Set the domain for the slicer function. The value set for the domain Tracks loaded in the sampler slots of the sampler (SP-6) can be played switches each time one of the buttons is pressed while pressing the with the performance pads.
  • Page 20: Using Effects

    Serato DJ effects unit screen display Slip hot cue Multi FX mode: Up to three effects can be selected per effect unit, and each effect has one adjustable parameter. Hot cue rolling is also possible during the slip operation. = Using the hot cue roll function (p.23) 1 Press the [HOT CUE] mode button.
  • Page 21 4 Press the effect parameter 1 button to turn the first 2 Press the [FX ASSIGN] button on the left side to select effect on. the deck to which the effect is to be assigned. Press the effect parameter 2 button to turn the second effect on. Press the effect parameter 3 button to turn the third effect on.
  • Page 22: Using The Channel Fader Start Function

    7 Turn the [FX BEATS] control to adjust the effect time. Mixing the sound of the microphone When a wireless microphone or other device with a high output level is connected, the sound of the microphone may be distorted. If the output level can be switched or the gain can be adjusted, adjust the signal level input to this unit’s microphone jack to the lowest level possible.
  • Page 23: Advanced Operation

    Advanced Operation The descriptions from this point on are for functions not described in Using the Trans Pad mode the Serato DJ software manual that are specifically for when this unit and Serato DJ are used in combination. This function cuts the sound according to the beat timing of the BPM of the track that is loaded in the deck.
  • Page 24 1 Press the rotary selector while pressing the [SHIFT] Using the Sampler Roll function button to open the [DJ-FX] panel on the computer screen. This function plays sampled sounds repeatedly, according to the beat timing of the BPM of the track that is loaded in the deck. 2 Press the [TAP (FX MODE)] button while pressing the ! The default value is 1/4 beat.
  • Page 25: Using The Sampler Velocity Mode

    Using the hold function Switching the Pad Plus mode’s tempo mode When the hold function is used, the various functions of the Pad Plus mode remain enabled when you release your finger from the perfor- In the Pad Plus mode, there are two modes for setting the tempo: the mance pad, without the unit returning to normal playback.
  • Page 26: Utilities Modes

    Utilities modes The following settings can be changed: Changing the channel fader start setting Utilities mode 1 The channel fader start function’s setting can be changed. ! Setting for using DJ software other than Serato DJ ! By default, the channel fader start mode functions without the sync ! Channel fader start setting mode set.
  • Page 27: Launching Utilities Mode 2

    Changing the sampler velocity mode’s Enabling the sampler velocity mode’s velocity curve setting after touch setting Use the procedure below to set the sampler velocity mode’s velocity When the sampler velocity mode is turned on for this unit’s performance curve. You can choose one of four types of velocity curves. pads, the after touch setting can be turned on and off.
  • Page 28: Changing The Settings

    Setting the default value of the Combo Changing the settings FX filter operation mode Set the default value of the effect parameter (filter operation mode) for Setting the default value of the beat for the Combo FX function. ! By default, the filter operation mode parameters are set as shown the hot cue roll function below.
  • Page 29: Setting Momentary Mode

    Setting the momentary mode When the momentary mode is turned on, the normal performance func- tions (hot cues, etc.) and the Pad Plus mode functions can be used, combining them simultaneously. ! By default, the momentary mode is disabled. Launch utilities mode 2, then press the left deck’s [PAD PLUS ON] button.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    Sometimes the problem may lie in another component. Inspect the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the problem cannot be rectified, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. ! This unit may not operate properly due to static electricity or other external influences. In this case, proper operation may be restored by turning the power off, waiting 1 minute, then turning the power back on.
  • Page 31 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 softwares other than Serato DJ at Quit other applications to decrease the load on the computer.
  • Page 32: Acquiring The Manual

    3 “An internet environment is required to access the In Finder, double-click the [CD_menu.app] icon directly. site. Connected to the internet?” is displayed. Click [Yes]. The web browser is launched and the Pioneer DJ support site is 2 When the CD-ROM’s menu is displayed, select [DDJ- displayed.
  • Page 33: Using As A Controller For Other Dj Software

    For details on this unit’s MIDI messages, see “List of MIDI Messages”. Program, except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable ! “List of MIDI Messages” can be acquired from the following URL: law, and then only after You have notified Pioneer in writing of http://pioneerdj.com/support/ Your intended activities.
  • Page 34: How To Read This Manual About Trademarks And Registered Trademarks

    8 GENERAL TERMS marks of their respective owners. 1 Limitation of Liability. In no event will Pioneer or its subsidiaries This product has been licensed for nonprofit use. This product has not be liable in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter,...