With the Pioneer DDJ-SB3 Serato DJ controller, you get the design and feel of a classic DJ rig in a USB bus-powered controller. Larger than most models in its extremely affordable price range, the DDJ-SB3 gives you a pair of oversize aluminum jog wheels for tight scratching, 16 huge rubber pads, a 2-channel mixer, free Serato DJ Lite software, and more. With a redesigned layout that's inspired by Pioneer's top-shelf DDJ-S series, the features and feel of the SB3 are typically only found in much higher-end controllers and enable a much more professional level of control. Plus the addition of FX Fade and Pad Scratch gives you more tools to create ear-catching accents and smooth transitions. Once again, Pioneer enables you to mix and scratch with pro-level precision, without breaking a sweat -- making the DDJ-SB3 a perfect introduction to the world of digital DJ controllers.
SB3 vs. SB2: Under the Hood
The most noticeable upgrade to the SB3 may be its redesigned control layout, but look closer and you'll see a few features that add a lot more functionality. FX Fade is one addition to the SB3 that's a real game-changer when it comes to song transitions. By applying effects while simultaneously lowering the volume, FX Fade makes it dead easy to blend tracks and create smooth transitions, with your choice of eight combinations of four different FX patterns. Another cool addition to the SB3 is Pad Scratch. Developed with the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff, Pad Scratch samples eight of his own scratch recordings, and allows you to apply them to currently playing songs without manually matching the BPM -- the SB3 matches the tempo for you automatically.
The DDJ-SB3's hands-on controls and intuitive features are as straight-forward as they get, helping DJs to spend less time navigating their gear and more time getting their music out to the crowd. Novice and experienced DJs alike will quickly find their way around the controller, which sandwiches a two-channel mixer between two decks. Cue and Play/Pause are located on the left side of each deck in the bottom corner. Performance functions -- like Hot Cue, Loop, and Sampler -- are accessible within the included Serato DJ Lite software.
Introduce Yourself to Serato DJ Lite
If you want to get into the nitty-gritty of what the controller can do, you can do that from within Serato DJ Lite. Included as a free download, this DJ software gives you more ways to work with Hot Cues, Sampler, and other effects. Connect the DJ controller to your computer via USB and you're all set to go beyond basic functions like scratching and mixing. Advanced features like recording, additional Cue Points, samples, loops, extra FX, and more are available if you purchase the full version of Serato -- Serato DJ Pro.
Work your DJ magic with the perfectly integrated Serato DJ Lite and DDJ-SB3 controller combo -- the software and the controller are made for each other.
- 2-channel DJ controller with Serato DJ Lite
- 2 large Jog wheels for precise scratching and beat matching
- 4 performance pads per deck
- 4-deck control enabled
- Input trim control and channel meters
- Pad Scratch effects
- FX Fade auto-volume song transitioning
- Large rubber pads serve double duty as standard controls for accessing important functions
- Mix dynamically with 3-band EQ and filter controls for each channel
- Built-in 44.1 kHz/24-bit audio interface for high-res playback
- 1/4" (Mic In) input
- RCA outputs to connect to the PA system
- Headphone output
- USB bus powered -- take it anywhere
- Free download of Serato DJ Lite software (Mac/Windows)
- Backed by Pioneer DJ warranty