The next product in Pioneer DJ's popular DDJ-SB series, the DDJ-SB3 offers even more portable digital DJing power than ever. This comprehensive yet portable option offers full 4-deck controls, on-jog displays, and tried-and-true mix functions such as Filter Fade and Pad Trans, the latter of which lets you cut the volume in time with the BPM when you trigger the performance pads. But that's just the beginning. The DDJ-SB3 includes breakthroughs such as Pioneer's Pad Scratch and FX FADE functions, which open up entirely new creative avenues when you perform with Serato DJ.
These days, you can't get into digital DJing without picking up on the buzz surrounding Serato DJ, and Serato DJ Lite lets you get your hands on this amazing system for free when you pick up a Pioneer Pro DJ DDJ-SB3. Whether you're emulating traditional turntable DJing or taking advantage of the extreme flexibility of your high-tech DJ controller, Serato DJ provides you with the best in-the-box DJing experience you could ask for. A few of the things that have drawn many of the DJs here at Music Experience to Serato DJ include its customizable layout and comprehensive toolset. In other words, you can tweak the layout to fit your style, and there's no shortage of tricks you can pull off with Serato DJ.
This may sound crazy, but Pioneer loaded up the DDJ-SB3 with an amazing, innovative function called Pad Scratch, and it might just change the way you DJ. With Pad Scratch, you can seamlessly pull off eight different professional scratch techniques by simply hitting the performance pads. These scratch techniques were actually performed by the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff — so you know they're going to be good. Whether you use them on their own or in combination with other effects and transition effects, you'll find endless uses for Pad Scratch.
When the DDJ-SB2 came out, Music Experience DJs were seriously impressed by its Filter Fade and Pad Trans functions. These made transitions smoother and provided dynamic ducking when using the performance pads — cool stuff! With the DDJ-SB3, it gets even better. Now you get even smoother mixing, thanks to the FX Fade feature. This feature lets you automatically cut track volume as you apply one of eight effects patterns. Talk about an easy way to bring up the quality of your transitions!
|Controller Style||DJ Controller with Master out|
|Number of Decks||4-deck|
|Jog Wheels||2 x 5" Aluminum Jog Wheels|
|Faders||2 x Volume, 2 x Tempo|
|Pads||16 x Performance Pads|
|Mic Inputs||1 x 1/4"|
|Outputs||1 x Dual RCA Stereo (master)|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Headphones||1 x 1/8"|
|Onboard Effects||Highpass/Lowpass Filters|
|Software||Serato DJ Lite|
|Compatibility||Serato DJ Pro|
|OS Requirements - Mac||OS X 10.11 or later|
|OS Requirements - PC||Windows 7 SP1 or later|
|Power Supply||USB Bus powered|
|Manufacturer Part Number||DDJ-SB3|