Still riding the waves of their recent announcement regarding Serato, Pioneer DJ has revealed they’ve upgraded one of their popular Serato DJ controllers to create the 2-channel DDJ-SB3.
Designed for dedicated use with Serato DJ Lite, the DDJ-SB3 improves on the renowned DDJ-SB2, the new controller offers an intuitive interface for beginner DJs to craft professional performances and improve their skills.
Their latest controller also features Pad Scratch, a brand-new feature in collaboration with DJ Jazzy Jeff. This allows users to reproduce scratches based on the hip-hop icons’s own recordings by simply pressing the Performance Pads.
The DDJ-SB3 will be available mid-March 2018
Key Features For The DDJ-SB3:
Designed for use with Serato DJ Lite for intuitive DJ performances
The layout design of the DDJ-SB3 is inherited from the top models in the DDJ-S series. The jog wheels, Performance Pads, play and cue buttons, independent Auto Loop buttons and all the knobs and fader positions in the mixer section are arranged in a way that enables intuitive, professional DJ performances.
World’s first Pad Scratch for easy, professional scratch performances
By simply pressing the Performance Pads on the DDJ-SB3, you can use the Pad Scratch feature to imitate eight different scratch techniques recorded by DJ Jazzy Jeff. Any track that you’re playing or have cued up will be scratched, and the scratch speed automatically matches the track’s BPM. So even if you have no experience, you can create professional scratch performances without breaking rhythm. Use the feature in isolation or combine it with your own scratching on the other deck for limitless creative possibilities.
FX Fade for smooth mixing
Using the new FX Fade feature, you can reduce the volume and apply FX to a track at the same time. Whether you’re an experienced DJ or a beginner, this enables you to smoothly transition to your incoming track, even if you’re playing with different genres of music. There are eight FX patterns to choose from, with two of each of the following types: high pass filter, low pass filter, loop playback and back spin.
Visual design enables intuitive performances
The DDJ-SB3 feels natural to use thanks to the clear visual division of the player and mixer sections, which feature a hairline and glossy finish respectively. The aluminium jog wheels create a quality look and feel.