Pioneer DDJ-SZ
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
Top 12%675 points
Top 12%
Top specs and features

Pioneer DDJ-SZ review: 43 facts and highlights

1. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
55
Numark 4TRAK: 95

2. weight

10.4kg
Ion Audio DJ2GO: 454g

3. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
7
Vestax Spin: 13

4. has a frequency filter

The device has a filter knob (hi-lo pass) for each channel. Filters are used to manipulate sound and control which frequencies are lost and which are retained.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
39% have it

5. has Serato DJ software

The bundle includes Serato DJ software ready to install. Usually this is a basic version of the software.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
26% have it

6. number of knobs

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
45
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 56

7. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
2
Reloop Jockey 3 ME: 13

8. audio interface frequency rate

Audio interface sampling rate/frequency defines the number of samples per unit of time taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete signal. Sampling rate determines the quality of a digital recording.
44.1kHz
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2: 96kHz

9. RCA connector output ports

Is a type of electrical connector (phono) commonly found on audio equipment. It is used to carry audio signals and facilitate connection between various sources in audio systems.
2
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 12

10. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
16
Stanton SC System 3: 47

11. Has LED sound level Indicators

LED sound level Indicator on the mixer section allow DJs to instantly identify the sound level of each channel.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
49% have it

12. The mixer section can work as stand-alone

This mixer function enables you to use your device along with CD players, turntables or other interfaces, with or without having a computer connected.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
20% have it

13. outputs

Is the total amount of outputs that the device has. More output ports allow users to connect more output devices such as power amplifier, submixer, recorders or powered loudspeakers.
4
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 10

14. Adjustable jog wheel sensitivity

Sensitivity could be set by users in order to have a more responsive jog wheel.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
16% have it

15. height

419.5mm
Hercules DJ 4Set: 25mm

16. headphone sockets

The number of headphone output ports the device has (usually 6.35mm or 3.5mm).
2
Reloop Terminal Mix 8: 2

17. microphone inputs

The total number of microphone input ports (usually XLR or ¼”) the device has. The majority of professional microphones use the XLR connector that ensures a better sound quality.
2
Pioneer DDJ-SZ: 2

18. TRS connector output ports

A TRS/phone connector (6.35mm) is a connector used to carry analog signals, primarily audio. It is commonly called jack or 1/4" jack.
2
Hercules DJ Console Rmx: 4

19. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
98% have it

20. RCA connector input ports

Is a type of electrical connector (phono) commonly found on audio equipment. It is used to carry audio signals and facilitate connection between various sources in audio systems.
12
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 20

21. has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
41% have it

22. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
54% have it

23. has a hot cue section

Hot cue buttons on the dedicated section can be used for beat juggling, live remixing or to edit a track down on the fly.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
55% have it

24. Has pitch faders

Pitch faders are necessary for precise BPM matching when mixing tracks.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ
83% have it

25. XLR connector output ports

The XLR is an electrical connector primarily found in professional audio equipment. Balanced XLR connections are used for reducing the amount of noise and interference of audio signals.
2
Pioneer DDJ-SZ: 2

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