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  • Brand: Pioneer
  • Product: DJ Gear
  • Model/name: DDJ-SB
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, German

Table of Contents

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DJ Controller
DDJ-SB
Operating Instructions
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 Intro software, access Serato.com and download the software
from there.
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Contents
How to read this manual
!	 Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
	 Be sure to read both this leaflet and Read Before Use (Important)/
Quick Start Guide! Both documents include important information
that you must understand before using this product.
	 For instructions on obtaining the Serato DJ Intro software’s manual,
see Acquiring the manual (p.20).
!	 In this manual, names of screens and menus displayed on the prod-
uct and on the computer screen, as well as names of buttons and
terminals, etc., are indicated within brackets. (e.g.: [CUE] button,
[Files] panel, [MIC] terminal)
!	 Please note that the screens and specifications of the software
described in this manual as well as the external appearance and
specifications of the hardware are currently under development and
may differ from the final specifications.
!	 Please note that depending on the operating system version, web
browser settings, etc., operation may differ from the procedures
described in this manual.
This manual consists mainly of explanations of functions of this unit
as hardware. For detailed instructions on operating the Serato DJ Intro
software, see the Serato DJ Intro software manual.
!	 The Serato DJ Intro software manual can be downloaded from
“Serato.com”. For details, see Downloading the Serato DJ Intro
software manual (p. 20).
!	 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.20).
Before start
Features........................................................................................................ 3
What’s in the box......................................................................................... 3
Installing the software................................................................................. 3
About the driver software and setting utility software.............................. 5
Connections and part names
Connections................................................................................................. 7
Part names and functions.......................................................................... 7
Basic Operation
Connections............................................................................................... 10
Starting the system.................................................................................... 11
Quitting the system................................................................................... 13
Applied Operation
Using the performance pads.................................................................... 14
Using effects.............................................................................................. 15
Using the filter fade function.................................................................... 16
Mixing the sound of the microphone....................................................... 17
Analyzing tracks......................................................................................... 17
Utilities modes
Launching utilities mode.......................................................................... 18
Changing the settings............................................................................... 18
Additional information
Troubleshooting......................................................................................... 19
Acquiring the manual............................................................................... 20
Using as a controller for other DJ software............................................. 21
About trademarks and registered trademarks....................................... 22
Cautions on copyrights............................................................................. 22
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Before
start
Before start
Features
This unit is an all-in-one DJ system combining Pioneer DJ units that
have earned a high reputation among professional DJs for their high
operability with the “Serato DJ Intro” DJ software from Serato.
This unit is equipped with a large body and “Big Jog” dials optimum for
scratching as well as performance pads allowing tracks to be arranged
with such dynamic actions as tapping and rolling, so that the various
functions of Serato DJ Intro can be operated intuitively and accurately.
There is also a built-in sound card (audio interface), eliminating the need
for complex wiring and settings so that users can start making DJ perfor-
mances immediately.
“BIG JOG”
This unit is equipped with large jog dials for smooth operability, so users
can scratch with the feel of an analog player.
“PERFORMANCE PADS”
This unit is equipped with large performance pads allowing the various
functions provided with Serato DJ Intro, including the hot cue, loop and
sampler functions, as well as the basic functions of the [CUE ( )] and
[f] buttons, to be operated with such dynamic actions as tapping and
rolling.
Furthermore, rubber is used as the pad material to allow operation with-
out tiring, even during long performances.
Design
The operating interfaces required for DJs are arranged with room to
spare on the large frame. Aluminum is used for the jog plates, and the
plastic panel top plates have a hairline surface finish resulting in a
design with a high-class look.
“FILTER FADE”
This unit is equipped with a “Filter Fade” function that combines the
crossfader and high pass filter so that any two tracks can be mixed
naturally.
“Serato DJ Intro”
This unit supports the Serato DJ Intro DJ software providing the basic
functions required for DJ performances. All of the buttons and controls
are preset to work together with the software, so DJ performances can
be held immediately, simply by connecting this unit to a computer.
Users can also upgrade to Serato DJ which provides a variety of func-
tions, including a “Slip Mode”, iZotope effects and a recording function.
iZotope is a U.S. developer and manufacturer of audio technology.
Built-in sound card (audio interface)
This unit is equipped with a built-in high quality sound card (audio inter-
face), eliminating the need for complex wiring and settings so that users
can start making DJ performances immediately.
USB BUS POWER
This product supports USB bus power. It can be used simply by connect-
ing it to a computer with a USB cable.
HIGH SOUND QUALITY
This product inherits the sound quality technology developed over the
years for Pioneer DJ hardware to achieve the top level of sound quality
in its class.
What’s in the box
!	 CD-ROM (Installation Disc)
!	 USB cable
!	 Warranty (for some regions)1
!	 Read Before Use (Important)/Quick Start Guide
1	 The included warranty is for the European region.
—	 For the North American region, the corresponding information is
provided on the last page of both the English and French versions
of the “Read Before Use (Important)/Quick Start Guide”.
—	 For the Japanese region, the corresponding information is
provided on the last page of the Japanese version of the “Read
Before Use (Important)/Quick Start Guide”.
Installing the software
Before installing the software
For the latest version of the Serato DJ Intro software, access Serato.
com and download the software from there. A software download link
is also provided on the included CD-ROM.
!	 For details, refer to Installation Procedure (Windows) or Installation
procedure (Mac OS X).
!	 The user is responsible for preparing the computer, network
devices and other elements of the Internet usage environment
required for a connection to the Internet.
About the driver software (Windows)
This driver software is an exclusive ASIO driver for outputting audio
signals from the computer.
!	 There is no need to install the driver software when using Mac OS X.
Checking the latest information on the driver software
For detailed information on this unit’s designated driver software, see
the Pioneer DJ support site below.
http://pioneerdj.com/support/
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About the Serato DJ Intro software
Serato DJ Intro is a DJ software application by Serato. DJ performances
are possible by connecting the computer on which this software is
installed to this unit.
Minimum operating environment
Supported operating
systems
CPU and required memory
Mac OS X: 10.8, 10.7 and
10.6
Intel®
processor, Core™ Duo 1.6 GHz or better
1 GB or more of RAM
Windows: Windows 7 (SP1)
and Windows Vista (SP1)
Intel®
processor, Core™ 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or better
1 GB or more of RAM
Others
Optical drive Optical disc drive on which the CD-ROM can be read
USB port
A USB 2.0 port is required to connect the computer
with this unit.
Display resolution Resolution of 1 024 x 768 or greater
Internet connection
An Internet connection is required for registering
the “Serato.com” user account and downloading the
software.
!	 For the latest information on the required operating environment and compat-
ibility as well as to acquire the latest operating system, refer to “Software Info”
under “DDJ-SB” on the Pioneer DJ support site below.
	 http://pioneerdj.com/support/
!	 Operating System support assumes you are using the latest point release for
that version.
!	 Operation is not guaranteed on all computers, even if all the required operating
environment conditions indicated here are fulfilled.
!	 Depending on the computer’s power-saving settings, etc., the CPU and hard
disk may not provide sufficient processing capabilities. For notebook comput-
ers in particular, make sure the computer is in the proper conditions to provide
constant high performance (for example by keeping the AC power connected)
when using Serato DJ Intro.
!	 Use of the Internet requires a separate contract with a provider offering Internet
services and payment of provider fees.
About the installation procedure
The installation procedure depends on the operating system (OS) on the
computer you are using.
For Windows
After installing the driver software, install the Serato DJ Intro software.
For Mac OS X
Only install the Serato DJ Intro software.
Installation Procedure (Windows)
Do not connect this unit and the computer until installation is completed.
!	 Log on as the user which was set as the computer’s administrator
before installing.
!	 If any other programs are running on the computer, quit them.
1	 Insert the CD-ROM into the computer’s optical drive.
The CD-ROM menu is displayed.
!	 If the CD-ROM menu does not appear when the CD-ROM is inserted,
open the optical drive from [Computer (or My Computer)] in the
[Start] menu, then double-click the [CD_menu.exe] icon.
2	 When the CD-ROM menu appears, select [Install
Driver Software (Pioneer_DDJ_SB_Driver_x.xxx.exe)],
then click [Start].
!	 To close the CD-ROM menu, click [Exit].
3	 Proceed with installation according to the instructions
on the screen.
If [Windows Security] appears on the screen while the installation is
in progress, click [Install this driver software anyway] and continue
with the installation.
When the installation program is completed, a completion message
appears.
After installing the driver software, install the Serato DJ Intro software.
4	 Select [Download Serato DJ Intro Software] from the
CD-ROM’s menu, then click [Start].
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-SB] on the Pioneer DJ
support site.
7	 Click the link to the Serato DJ Intro download page.
The Serato DJ Intro download page is displayed.
8	 Log in to your “Serato.com” user account.
!	 If you have already registered a user account on “Serato.com”, pro-
ceed to step 10.
!	 If you have not completed registering your user account, do so fol-
lowing the procedure below.
—	 Following the instructions on the screen, input your e-mail
address and the password you want to set, then select the region
in which you live.
—	 If you check [E-mail me Serato newsletters], newsletters pro-
viding the latest information on Serato products will be sent from
Serato.
—	 Once user account registration is completed, you will receive an
e-mail at the e-mail address you have input. Check the contents
of the e-mail sent from “Serato.com”.
!	 Be careful not to forget the e-mail address and password specified
when you performed user registration. They will be required for
updating the software.
!	 The personal information input when registering a new user account
may be collected, processed and used based on the privacy policy on
the Serato website.
9	 Click the link in the e-mail message sent from “Serato.
com”.
This takes you to the Serato DJ Intro download page. Proceed to step 11.
10	Log in.
Input the e-mail address and password you have registered to log in to
“Serato.com”.
11	Download the Serato DJ Intro software from the
download page.
Unzip the downloaded file, then double-click the unzipped file to launch
the installer.
12	Read the terms of the license agreement carefully,
and if you agree, select [I accept the agreement], then
click [Next].
!	 If you do not agree to the contents of the license agreement, click
[Cancel] to cancel installation.
Installation begins.
The message of successful installation appears once installation is
completed.
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Before
start
13	Click [Finish] to quit the Serato DJ Intro installer.
Installation procedure (Mac OS X)
Do not connect this unit and the computer until installation is
completed.
!	 If any other programs are running on the computer, quit them.
1	 Insert the CD-ROM into the computer’s optical drive.
The CD-ROM menu is displayed.
!	 If the CD-ROM menu does not appear on the screen when the
CD-ROM is inserted, open the optical driver from Finder, then dou-
ble-click the [CD_menu.app] icon.
2	 Select [Download Serato DJ Intro Software] from the
CD-ROM’s menu, then click [Start].
3	 “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.
4	 Click [Software Info] under [DDJ-SB] on the Pioneer DJ
support site.
5	 Click the link to the Serato DJ Intro download page.
The Serato DJ Intro download page is displayed.
6	 Log in to your “Serato.com” user account.
!	 If you have already registered a user account on “Serato.com”, pro-
ceed to step 8.
!	 If you have not completed registering your user account, do so fol-
lowing the procedure below.
—	 Following the instructions on the screen, input your e-mail
address and the password you want to set, then select the region
in which you live.
—	 If you check [E-mail me Serato newsletters], newsletters pro-
viding the latest information on Serato products will be sent from
Serato.
—	 Once user account registration is completed, you will receive an
e-mail at the e-mail address you have input. Check the contents
of the e-mail sent from “Serato.com”.
!	 Be careful not to forget the e-mail address and password specified
when you performed user registration. They will be required for
updating the software.
!	 The personal information input when registering a new user account
may be collected, processed and used based on the privacy policy on
the Serato website.
7	 Click the link in the e-mail message sent from “Serato.
com”.
This takes you to the Serato DJ Intro download page. Proceed to step 9.
8	 Log in.
Input the e-mail address and password you have registered to log in to
“Serato.com”.
9	 Download the Serato DJ Intro software from the
download page.
Unzip the downloaded file, then double-click the unzipped file to launch
the installer.
10	Read the terms of the license agreement carefully,
and if you agree, click [Agree].
!	 If you do not agree to the contents of the usage agreement, click
[Disagree] to cancel installation.
11	If the following screen appears, drag and drop the
[Serato DJ Intro] icon on the [Applications] folder icon.
About the driver software and
setting utility software
This unit functions as an audio device conforming to the ASIO
standards.
Using the settings utility software
This function can only be used by those using a Windows operating
system.

 Launching the settings utility software
Click the Windows [Start] menu>[All
Programs]>[Pioneer]>[DDJ_SB]>[DDJ_SB ASIO Settings
Utility].

 Adjusting the buffer size
In the same way as the buffer size setting in the Serato DJ Intro software,
decreasing the value of the [Kernel Buffers] setting lowers the transfer
delay (latency) of the audio data, while increasing the value reduces the
tendency for dropouts in the audio data (breaks in the sound).
The setting at [USB BUFFER SIZE (LATENCY)] in the Serato DJ Intro soft-
ware’s [SETUP] menu has priority for the buffer size. (The default setting
is 512 samples/10 ms.)
!	 For details on making the settings on the DJ software, see the Serato
DJ Intro software manual.
!	 If the [Buffer Size] or [Kernel Buffers] number is made large, drops
in the data (breaks in the sound), etc., occur less easily, but the time
lag due to transmission delays in the audio data (latency) increases.
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 If breaks in the sound occur with the default
setting
1	 Launch [DDJ_SB ASIO Settings Utility] and change
[Kernel Buffers] to [4].
2	 Set [USB BUFFER SIZE (LATENCY)] in the Serato DJ
Intro software to the minimum buffer size at which no
breaks in the sound occur.

 If no breaks in the sound occur with the default
setting
1	 Set [USB BUFFER SIZE (LATENCY)] in the Serato DJ
Intro software to the minimum buffer size at which no
breaks in the sound occur.
2	 Launch [DDJ_SB ASIO Settings Utility], change [Kernel
Buffers] to [2], and check that no breaks in the sound
occur.
3	 If no breaks in the sound occur, set [USB BUFFER
SIZE (LATENCY)] in the Serato DJ Intro software to the
minimum buffer size at which no breaks in the sound
occur. If breaks in the sound do occur, change [Kernel
Buffers] in the [DDJ_SB ASIO Settings Utility] to [3].
Checking the version of the driver
software
Click the Windows [Start] menu>[All
Programs]>[Pioneer]>[DDJ_SB]>[DDJ_SB Version Display
Utility].
!	 You can check the firmware version of this unit on the screen.
!	 The firmware version is not displayed when this unit is not connected
to the computer or when this unit and computer are not properly
communicating.
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Connections
and
part
names
Connections and part names
Connections
Always disconnect the USB cable before making or changing equipment
connections.
Be sure to use the USB cable included with this product.
Refer to the operating instructions for the component to be connected.
With this unit, the power is supplied by USB bus power. The unit can be
used simply by connecting it to a computer using the USB cable.
!	 Connect the computer to which this unit is to be connected to an AC
power supply.
!	 A USB hub cannot be used.
!	 In cases like the ones below, the power may be insufficient and this
unit may not operate on USB bus power.
—	 When the computer’s USB power supply capacity is insufficient.
—	 When other USB devices are connected to the computer.
—	 When headphones with an impedance of less than 32 W are
connected.
—	 When headphones are simultaneously connected to the stereo
phone jack and the stereo mini-phone jack.
—	 When a monaural jack is connected to the [HEADPHONES]
terminal.
Rear panel
USB
R L
MASTEROUT
MASTEROUT
1 3
2
Power amplifier, powered speakers, etc.
L
R
1	 USB terminal
Connect to a computer.
!	 Connect this unit and the computer directly using the included
USB cable.
!	 A USB hub cannot be used.
2	Kensington security slot
3	MASTER OUT terminals
Connect a power amplifier, powered speakers, etc., here.
!	 Compatible with RCA pin-jack type unbalanced outputs.
Main unit side panel
Microphone Headphones
3
2
1
1	MIC LEVEL control
Adjusts the audio level input to the [MIC] terminal.
2	MIC jack
Connects a microphone here.
3	HEADPHONES jacks
Connect headphones here.
Both stereo phone plugs (Ø 6.3 mm) and stereo mini phone plugs (Ø
3.5 mm) can be used.
!	 There are two input jacks, both a stereo phones jack and a mini
phones jack, but do not use both simultaneously. If both are used
simultaneously, when one is disconnected and/or connected, the
volume of the other may increase or decrease suddenly.
Part names and functions
The functions of the parts introduced here are based on the functions of
Serato DJ Intro.
Descriptions of functions that can be used after upgrading to Serato DJ
are indicated Serato DJ .
For details of the functions, see the Pioneer DJ support site below.
http://pioneerdj.com/support/
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1	Browser section
2	Deck section
3	Mixer section
4	Effect section
Browser section
BROWSE
PANEL
LOAD
BACK
LOAD
MAX
MAX
MIN
MIN
1 1 2 3
1	LOAD button
Press:
The selected tracks are loaded to the respective decks.
!	 When the [LOAD] button is pressed twice, the tracks loaded in
the selected deck on the opposite side are loaded into the deck
whose [LOAD] button was pressed. When this is done while
a track is playing, the track is played from the same position.
(Instant Double)
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2	Rotary selector
Turn:
The cursor in the library, crates panel, etc., moves up or down.
Press:
When the cursor is positioned in the crates panel, moves the cursor
to the library.
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.
3	BACK (PANEL) button
Press:
When the cursor is positioned in the crates panel, either opens or
closes the sub crates.
When the cursor is positioned in the library, moves the cursor to the
crates panel.
The cursor on the [Files] panel moves to a higher layer.
[SHIFT] + press:
Serato DJ
The panel display switches in the order below each time the button
is pressed.
Panel display off l [REC] panel l [FX] panel l [SP-6] panel l
Panel display off ...
Deck section
The deck section is used to control the two decks. There are controls and
buttons for operating deck 1 on the left side of the controller, controls
and buttons for operating deck 2 on the right side of the controller.
1
TEMPO
LEVEL
KEY
LOCK
VINYL
MIC
LEVEL
MIC
HOT CUE AUTO LOOP
CUE
SAMPLER
FWD
REV
MANUALLOOP
TEMPO
RANGE
SLIP
IN ROLL HOTLOOP BANK
SHIFT
SYNC
OFF
OUT EXIT 1/2X
SELECT SELECT SELECT
BEATS
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2 3
HOTCUE5-8
1
2
3
4
5
a b c d
6 7 8
9
b c d
a
1	TEMPO slider
Use this to adjust the track playing speed.
2	Jog dial
Turn top:
When the vinyl mode is on, the scratch operation is possible.
When the vinyl mode is off, the pitch bend operation (adjustment of
the playing speed) is possible.
Turn outer section:
The pitch bend operation (adjustment of the playing speed) is
possible.
[SHIFT] + Turn top:
When the jog dial is spun while pressing [SHIFT] button during
playback, the track is fast-forwarded/fast-reversed.
3	KEY LOCK (TEMPO RANGE) button
Press:
Turns the key lock function on and off.
When the key lock function is on, the key does not change even when
the playing speed is changed with the [TEMPO] slider.
!	 The sound is digitally processed, so the sound quality decreases.
[SHIFT] + press:
The [TEMPO] slider’s range of variation switches each time the but-
ton is pressed.
±8% ±16% ±50%
4	VINYL (SLIP) button
This switches the vinyl mode on/off.
[SHIFT] + press:
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Turns the slip mode on and off.
5	HOT CUE mode button
Press:
Sets the hot cue mode.
[SHIFT] + press:
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Sets the hot cue 5–8 mode.
6	AUTO LOOP mode button
Press:
Sets the auto loop mode.
[SHIFT] + press:
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Sets the roll mode.
7	MANUAL LOOP mode button
Press:
Sets the manual loop mode.
[SHIFT] + press:
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Sets the hot loop mode.
8	SAMPLER mode button
Press:
Sets the sampler mode.
[SHIFT] + press:
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Sets the bank mode.
9	Performance pads
a	 Performance pad 1
b	 Performance pad 2
c	 Performance pad 3
d	 Performance pad 4
Various performances can be achieved using the pads.
=	 Using the performance pads (p.14)
a	f button
Press:
Use this to play/pause tracks.
b	CUE ( ) button
Press:
This is used to set, play and call out temporary cue points.
!	 When the [CUE ( )] button is pressed while pausing, the tempo-
rary cue point is set.
!	 When the [CUE ( )] button is pressed during playback, the track
returns to the temporary cue point and pauses. (Back Cue)
!	 When the [CUE ( )] button is pressed and held after the track
returns to the temporary cue point, playback continues as long
as the button is pressed in. (Cue Sampler)
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Connections
and
part
names
!	 When the [f] button is pressed during cue sampling, play-
back continues from that point.
[SHIFT] + press:
Loads the previous track in the library. (Previous Track)
!	 If the current playback position is not the beginning of a track,
the track returns to the beginning.
c	SYNC (OFF) button
Press:
The tempo (pitch) of tracks on adjacent decks can be synchronized
automatically.
[SHIFT] + press:
Cancels the sync mode.
d	SHIFT button
When another button is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT] button, a
different function is called out.
Mixer section
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LOW
HEADPHONESMIX
MASTER
CUE
HEADPHONESLEVEL
MAX
MIN
MASTERLEVEL
CUE
FILTERFADE
CH FADER START
PANEL
BACK
MAX
MIN
FILTER
MAX
MIN
HPF
LPF
MID
MAX
MIN
HI
1
LOW
CUE
CH FADER START
MAX
MIN
FILTER
MAX
MIN
HPF
LPF
MID
MAX
MIN
HI
2
ON
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1	EQ (HI, MID, LOW) controls
Boosts or cuts frequencies for the different channels.
2	FILTER control
Applies the filter effect for the respective channel.
The original sound is output when the control is at the center
position.
Turn counterclockwise: Gradually decreases the low-pass filter’s
cutoff frequency.
Turn clockwise: Gradually increases the high-pass filter’s cutoff
frequency.
3	Headphones CUE button
Press:
The sound of channels for which the headphones [CUE] button is
pressed is output to the headphones.
!	 When the headphones [CUE] button is pressed again, monitoring
is canceled.
4	Channel fader
Move:
Adjusts the level of audio signals output in each channel.
[SHIFT] + move:
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Use the channel fader start function.
5	FILTER FADE button
Turns the filter fade function on and off.
=	 Using the filter fade function (p.16)
6	Crossfader
Switches between the audio output of the left and right decks.
7	MASTER LEVEL control
Adjusts the master sound level output.
8	HEADPHONES MIX control
Adjusts the balance of the monitor volume between the sound of the
channels for which the headphones [CUE] button is pressed and the
sound of the master channel.
9	HEADPHONES LEVEL control
Adjusts the sound level output from the headphones.
Effect section
This section is used to control the two effect units (FX1 and FX2).
Controls and buttons to operate the FX1 unit are located on the left side
of the controller, those to operate the FX2 unit are located on the right
side of the controller.
FX1
1
LEVEL
SELECT SELECT SELECT
BEATS
2 3
1 2 3 4
1	Effect 1 button
Turns the effect on/off.
[SHIFT] + press:
Switches the effect type.
2	Effect 2 button
Turns the effect on/off.
[SHIFT] + press:
Switches the effect type.
3	Effect 3 button
Turns the effect on/off.
[SHIFT] + press:
Switches the effect type.
4	Effect level controls
These adjust the effects’ parameters.
=	 Using effects (p.15)
[SHIFT] + press:
Adjusts the effect time.
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Basic Operation
Connections
1	 Connect headphones to one of the [HEADPHONES]
terminals.
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Headphones
2	 Connect such devices as a power amplifier, powered
speakers, etc., to the [MASTER OUT] terminals.
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Power amplifier, powered speakers, etc.
R L
MASTEROUT
L
R
!	 For details on the connections of the input/output terminals, see
Connections (p.7).
3	 Turn on the computer’s power.
4	 Connect this unit to your computer via a USB cable.
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Computer
USB
R L
MASTEROUT
!	 For Windows users
	 The message [Installing device driver software] may appear when
this unit is first connected to the computer or when it is connected to
a different USB port on the computer. Wait a while until the message
[Your devices are ready for use] appears.
5	 Turn on the power of the devices connected to the
output terminals (power amplifier, powered speakers,
etc.).
!	 When a microphone is connected to input terminals, the power of
the microphone also turns on.
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Basic
Operation
Starting the system
Launching Serato DJ Intro
For Windows
From the Windows [Start] menu, click the [Serato DJ Intro] icon under [All Programs] > [Serato] > [DJ Intro].
For Mac OS X
In Finder, open the [Applications] folder, then click the [Serato DJ Intro] icon.
Computer screen directly after the Serato DJ Intro software is launched
A
C
Computer screen when a track is loaded in the Serato DJ Intro software
A A
C
B
A	 Deck section
The track information (the name of the loaded track, artist name, BPM, etc.), the overall waveform and other information is displayed here.
B	 Waveform display
The loaded track’s waveform is displayed here.
C	 Browser section
Crates in which tracks in the library or sets of multiple tracks are stored are displayed here.
This manual consists mainly of explanations of functions of this unit as hardware. For detailed instructions on operating the Serato DJ Intro software,
see the Serato DJ Intro software manual.
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Importing tracks
The following describes the typical procedure for importing tracks.
!	 There are various ways to import tracks with the Serato DJ Intro software. For details, see the Serato DJ Intro software manual.
!	 If you are already using Serato DJ software (Scratch Live, ITCH or Serato DJ) and have already created track libraries, the track libraries you have
previously created can be used as such.
1	 Click the [Files] key on the Serato DJ Intro software screen to open the [Files] panel.
The contents of your computer or the peripheral connected to the computer are displayed in the [Files] panel.
2	 Click the folder on the [Files] panel containing the tracks you want to add to the library to select it.
3	 On the Serato DJ Intro software screen, drag and drop the selected folder to the crates panel.
A crate is created and the tracks are added to the library.
a
b
a	 [Files] panel
b	 Crates panel
Loading tracks and playing them
The following describes the procedure for loading tracks into deck [1] as
an example.
0
BROWSE
PANEL
LOAD
BACK
LOAD
2
3
1
1	LOAD button
2	Rotary selector
3	BACK (PANEL) button
1	 Press this unit’s [BACK (PANEL)] button, move the
cursor to the crates panel on the computer’s screen, then
turn the rotary selector to select the crate, etc.
2	 Press the rotary selector, move the cursor to the
library on the computer’s screen, then turn the rotary
selector and select the track.
a
b
a	 Library
b	 Crates panel
3	 Press the [LOAD] button to load the selected track
onto the deck.
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Basic
Operation
Playing tracks and outputting the sound
The following describes the procedure for outputting the channel 1
sound as an example.
!	 Set the volume of the device connected to the [MASTER OUT] ter-
minals (power amplifier, powered speakers, etc.) to an appropriate
level. Note that the output sound may be loud if the volume is set too
high.
Mixer section
0
LOW
HEADPHONESMIX
MASTER
CUE
HEADPHONESLEVEL
MAX
MIN
MASTERLEVEL
CUE
FILTERFADE
CH FADER START
PANEL
BACK
MAX
MIN
FILTER
MAX
MIN
HPF
LPF
MID
MAX
MIN
HI
1
L
C
CH FAD
MIN
FI
MIN
LPF
MIN
ON
4
5
6
7
8
9
a
b
c
4	EQ (HI, MID, LOW) controls
5	FILTER control
6	Headphones CUE button
7	Channel fader
8	FILTER FADE button
9	Crossfader
a	MASTER LEVEL control
b	HEADPHONES MIX control
c	HEADPHONES LEVEL control
1	 Set the positions of the controls, etc., as shown
below.
Names of controls, etc. Position
EQ (HI, MID, LOW) controls Center
FILTER control Center
Channel fader Moved forward
MASTER LEVEL control Turned fully counterclockwise
2	 Press the [f] button to play the track.
0
CUE
3	 Move the channel fader away from you.
4	 Turn the [MASTER LEVEL] control to adjust the audio
level of the speakers.
Adjust the audio level output from the [MASTER OUT] terminals to an
appropriate level.
Monitoring sound with headphones
Set the positions of the controls, etc., as shown below.
Names of controls, etc. Position
HEADPHONES MIX control Center
HEADPHONES LEVEL control Turned fully counterclockwise
1	 Press the headphones [CUE] button for the channel 1.
2	 Turn the [HEADPHONES LEVEL] control.
Adjust the sound level output from the headphones to an appropriate
level.
Note
This unit and the Serato DJ Intro software include a variety of functions
enabling individualistic DJ performances. For details on the respective
functions, see the operating instructions and the Serato DJ Intro soft-
ware manual.
!	 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. 20).
!	 The Serato DJ Intro software manual can be downloaded from
Serato.com. For details, see Downloading the Serato DJ Intro software
manual (p. 20).
Quitting the system
1	 Quit Serato DJ Intro.
When the software is closed, a message for confirming that you want to
close it appears on the computer’s screen. Click [Yes] to close.
2	 Disconnect the USB cable from your computer.
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Applied Operation
The descriptions from this point on are for functions not described in
the Serato DJ Intro software manual that are specifically for when this
unit and Serato DJ Intro are used in combination.
Using the performance pads
There are four modes for the DDJ-SB’s performance pads.
Pad mode
These control the hot cue, auto loop, manual loop and sampler
functions.
These functions are switched using the respective pad mode buttons
(the [HOT CUE] mode button, [AUTO LOOP] mode button, [MANUAL
LOOP] mode button and [SAMPLER] mode button).
Using hot cues
With this function, playback can be started instantaneously from the
position at which a hot cue is set.
!	 Up to four hot cue points can be set and saved per track.
1	 Press the [HOT CUE] mode button.
The [HOT CUE] mode button lights and the hot cue mode is set.
2	 In the play or pause mode, press a performance pad
to set the hot cue point.
The hot cue points are assigned to the respective performance pads as
shown below.
Hot cue1 Hot cue2 Hot cue3 Hot cue4
3	 Press the performance pad at which the hot cue point
was set.
Playback starts from the hot cue point.
!	 Set hot cue points can be cleared by pressing a performance pad
while pressing the [SHIFT] button.
Using auto loops
Use this procedure to set loops of 1, 2, 4 or 8 beats based on the track’s
BPM.
1	 Press the [AUTO LOOP] mode button.
The [AUTO LOOP] mode button lights, and the unit switches to the auto
loop mode.
2	 Press a performance pad during playback to turn the
auto loop on.
The auto loop beats are assigned to the respective pads as shown below.
1 beat 2 beats 4 beats 8 beats
3	 Press the performance pad again to turn the auto
loop off.
Using manual loops
Use this procedure to set loops manually.
1	 Press the [MANUAL LOOP] mode button.
The [MANUAL LOOP] mode button lights, and the unit switches to the
manual loop mode.
2	 During playback, press performance pad 1 to set the
loop in point.
Loop
in
Loop
out
Cancel
loop
Adjust
loop
length
3	 During playback, press performance pad 2 to set the
loop out point.
Manual looping between the loop in point and the loop out point starts.
4	 Press performance pad 3 during manual loop
playback to cancel manual looping.
!	 When performance pad 3 is pressed during playback after canceling
manual loop playback, playback returns to the previously set loop in
point and manual loop playback resumes.

 Switching the length of manual loops
!	 When performance pad 4 is pressed during manual loop playback,
the manual loop playback length is cut in half each time the pad is
pressed.
!	 When performance pad 4 is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT] but-
ton during manual loop playback, the manual loop playback length is
doubled each time the pad is pressed.

 Fine-adjusting the length of manual loops
!	 When performance pad 1 is pressed during manual loop playback,
the jog dial can be used to fine-adjust the loop in point.
—	 When performance pad 1 is pressed again, the fine-adjustment
mode is canceled and manual loop playback resumes.
!	 When performance pad 2 is pressed during manual loop playback,
the jog dial can be used to fine-adjust the loop out point.
—	 When performance pad 2 is pressed again, the fine-adjustment
mode is canceled and manual loop playback resumes.
Using the sampler function
This procedure can be used to play tracks loaded in the sampler’s sam-
pler slots using the performance pads.
1	 Click [Samples] on the computer screen to open the
[Samples] panel on the computer screen.
2	 Press the [SAMPLER] mode button.
The [SAMPLER] mode button lights and the mode switches to the sam-
pler mode.
3	 Operating the mouse on the computer’s screen, drag
and drop tracks to load them into the [Samples] panel’s
slots.
The sampler settings and loaded tracks are saved.
4	 Press a performance pad.
The sound for the slot assigned to the pad that was pressed is played.
Slot1 Slot2 Slot3 Slot4
!	 When a performance pad is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT] but-
ton, the sound of the slot that is currently playing stops.
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Applied
Operation
Using effects
Serato DJ Intro includes two effect units, FX1 and FX2. Three effects per
effect unit can be selected for the respective units.
Effect unit FX1 is applied to deck 1, effect unit FX2 is to deck 2.
Serato DJ Intro effects unit screen display
When [DJ-FX] on the computer screen is clicked, the [DJ-FX] panel is
displayed on the computer screen.
1
3 4 3 4 3 4
1 1 2
1	 This displays the effect type.
2	 This displays the effect time.
3	 This displays whether the effect is on or off.
4	 This displays the effect’s level.
This unit’s effect level controls control the levels of all three of Serato DJ
Intro’s effects simultaneously.
This unit can be used to control up to three effects simultaneously.
FX1
1
LEVEL
SELECT SELECT SELECT
BEATS
2 3
Operating effects
The explanation below describes operation of the first effect for effect
unit FX1 as an example.
Note that the procedure described in this manual is just one example;
operation is also possible using other procedures.
ON
FX1
1
LEVEL
SELECT SELECT SELECT
BEATS
2 3
1	 Press the effect 1 button while pressing the [SHIFT]
button to select the type of the first effect.
The effect type is displayed on the Serato DJ Intro screen.
2	 Operate an effect level control to adjust the effect
level.
The positions of all three effect level controls on the Serato DJ Intro
screen move simultaneously.
!	 The positions of the effect level controls cannot be moved
individually.
3	 Operate the effect level control while pressing the
[SHIFT] button to adjust the effect time.
!	 To adjust the effect level and the effect time alternately, the posi-
tion of the effect level control on the Serato DJ Intro screen must be
matched to the position of the effect level control on this unit.
	 For details, see Performing the operations for adjusting the effect level
and adjusting the effect time alternately on page 16.
4	 Press the effect 1 button to turn the first effect on.
The first effect’s [ON] button on the Serato DJ Intro screen is
highlighted.
!	 After turning the effect on, you can repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust the
effect level and effect time.
5	 Press the effect 1 button to turn the first effect off.
Operating the three effects
simultaneously
The explanation below describes operation of three effects simultane-
ously as an example.
Note that the procedure described in this manual is just one example;
operation is also possible using other procedures.
Example of operation
1	 Set the effect level to 0 % (control turned all the way
counterclockwise).
	 Turn the first effect on.
2	 While gradually raising the effect level, turn the second effect on.
3	 While further raising the effect level, turn the third effect on.
4	 Raise the effect level to 100 % (control turned all the way
clockwise).
	 Finally, turn all three effects off.
1 2 3 4
Effect
level
ON ON ON
FX1
1
LEVEL
SELECT SELECT SELECT
BEATS
2 3
1	 Select the effect type.
Press the effect 1 button while pressing the [SHIFT] button to select the
type of the first effect.
Press the effect 2 button while pressing the [SHIFT] button to select the
type of the second effect.
Press the effect 3 button while pressing the [SHIFT] button to select the
type of the third effect.
2	 Operate an effect level control to adjust the effect
level.
In this example of operation, the effect level control is set at the fully
counterclockwise (0 %) position.
3	 Press the effect 1 button to turn the first effect on.
The first effect turns on.
4	 Operate an effect level control to adjust the effect
level.
Turn the effect level control gradually clockwise to raise the effect level.
With this operation, only the first effect is active.
5	 Press the effect 2 button to turn the second effect on.
The first and second effects are now on simultaneously.
6	 Operate an effect level control to adjust the effect
level.
Turn the effect level control a little more clockwise to raise the effect
level.
With this operation, both the first and second effects are active.
7	 Press the effect 3 button to turn the third effect on.
The three effects are now on simultaneously.
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8	 Operate an effect level control to adjust the effect
level.
Turn the effect level control a little more clockwise to raise the effect
level.
With this operation, all three effects are active.
9	 Turn the effects off.
Press the effect 1 button to turn the first effect off.
Press the effect 2 button to turn the second effect off.
Press the effect 3 button to turn the third effect off.
!	 When multiple effects are on, their respective effect levels are the
same.
	 The effect levels of the respective effects cannot be adjusted
individually.
Performing the operations for adjusting
the effect level and adjusting the effect
time alternately
The explanation below describes performing the operations for adjusting
the effect level and adjusting the effect time alternately as an example.
Note that the procedure described in this manual is just one example;
operation is also possible using other procedures.
Example of operation
1	 Adjust the effect level from 0 % (control turned fully counterclock-
wise) to 100 % (control turned fully clockwise).
2	 Adjust the effect time from [1/1] to [1/2].
3	 Adjust the effect level from 100 % (control turned fully clockwise)
to 50 % (control set to the center position).
1	 Operate an effect level control to adjust the effect
level.
Adjust the effect level from 0 % (control turned fully counterclockwise) to
100 % (control turned fully clockwise).
!	 Effect level: 0 % (control turned fully counterclockwise)
‣
‡
‣
FX1
1
LEVEL
SELECT SELECT SELECT
BEATS
2 3
	
!	 Effect level: 100 % (control turned fully clockwise)
‣
‡
‣
FX1
1
LEVEL
SELECT SELECT SELECT
BEATS
2 3
2	 Operate the effect level control while pressing the
[SHIFT] button to adjust the effect time.
Adjust the effect time from [1/1] to [1/2].
The position of the effect level controls on the Serato DJ Intro screen
must be matched to the position of the effect level controls on this unit.
‣
‡
‣
FX1
1
LEVEL
SELECT SELECT SELECT
BEATS
2 3
SHIFT
When the position of the effect level controls on the Serato DJ Intro
screen matches the position of the effect level controls on this unit, the
effect time can be adjusted.
!	 Effect time: [1/2]
‣
‡
‣
‣
‡
․
FX1
1
LEVEL
SELECT SELECT SELECT
BEATS
2 3
SHIFT
3	 Operate an effect level control to adjust the effect
level.
Adjust the effect level from 100 % (control turned fully clockwise) to 50 %
(control set to the center position).
The position of the effect level controls on the Serato DJ Intro screen
must be matched to the position of the effect level controls on this unit.
‣‡․
‣
‡
․
FX1
1
LEVEL
SELECT SELECT SELECT
BEATS
2 3
When the position of the effect level controls on the Serato DJ Intro
screen matches the position of the effect level controls on this unit, the
effect time can be adjusted.
!	 Effect level: 50 % (control set to the center position)
‣‡․
‣
‡
․
FX1
1
LEVEL
SELECT SELECT SELECT
BEATS
2 3
Using the filter fade function
When the filter fade function is set to on, the filter effect is applied to
both decks when the crossfader is operated.
The filter (HPF) effect changes as the tracks on the two decks are mixed,
so the tracks blend together smoothly and you can mix them easily
without worrying about their genres and tempos.
The explanation below describes the operation of moving the crossfader
from the left edge to the right edge to mix the deck 1 track with the deck
2 track as an example.
Crossfader
Level
Level
Deck 1 filter
Deck 2 filter
!	 When the crossfader is moved from the left edge towards the right,
the filter (HPF) effect on the deck 1 track changes from the mini-
mum, increasing as the fader approaches the right edge, until the
filter (HPF) effect is maximum when the right edge is reached.
!	 When the crossfader is moved from the left edge towards the right,
the filter (HPF) effect on the deck 2 track changes from the maxi-
mum, decreasing as the fader approaches the right edge, until the
filter (HPF) effect is minimum when the right edge is reached.
1	 Play tracks on decks 1 and 2.
2	 Press the [FILTER FADE] button.
The button flashes and the filter fade function is set to on.
When the filter fade function is set to on, operation of the filter control is
disabled.
3	 Move the crossfader from the left edge to the right
edge, or from the right edge to the left edge.
To mix from the deck 1 track to the deck 2 track, move the crossfader
from the left edge to the right edge.
To mix from the deck 2 track to the deck 1 track, move the crossfader
from the right edge to the left edge.
4	 Press the [FILTER FADE] button again.
The button lights and the filter fade function is set to off.
When the filter control is operated while the filter fade function is set to
on, the filter control position at the time the filter fade function was set
to off is set.
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Applied
Operation
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.
For details, see the operating instructions of the connected device you
are using.
1	 Connect the microphone to the [MIC] terminal.
2	 Start up the system.
=	 Starting the system (p.11)
3	 Turn the [MIC LEVEL] control.
This adjusts the output audio level.
Pay attention that rotating to the extreme right position outputs a very
loud sound.
Analyzing tracks
When one of this unit’s [LOAD] buttons is pressed and tracks are loaded
onto the decks, the tracks are analyzed, but some time may be required
until analysis is completed and the BPM and waveform are displayed.
When the Serato DJ Intro software is used as an offline player, tracks
can be analyzed ahead of time. For tracks whose analysis has been
completed, the BPM and waveform are displayed immediately when the
tracks are loaded onto the decks.
For details on using the Serato DJ Intro software as an offline player
and instructions on analyzing tracks, see the Serato DJ Intro software
manual.
!	 Depending on the number of tracks, some time may be required for
analysis.
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Utilities modes
The following settings can be changed:
!	 Channel fader start setting
!	 Demo mode setting
!	 Jog dial MIDI message sending interval setting
Launching utilities mode
If the utilities mode is launched while the DJ application is running,
the set status may not be displayed properly.
1	 Quit the DJ application on the computer.
2	 Disconnect the USB cable from the main unit.
Turn off the power of this unit.
!	 Do not disconnect the USB cable from the computer.
3	 While pressing both performance pad 1 and
performance pad 4 on the left deck, connect the USB
cable to the main unit.
Utilities mode is launched.
4	 After setting utilities mode, operate the controller for
the items whose settings you want to change.
See the explanations below for the settings that can be changed.
5	 Disconnect the USB cable connecting this unit to the
computer and save the settings.
To save the settings, this unit’s power must be turned off.
Changing the settings
Changing the channel fader start setting
The channel fader start function’s setting can be changed.
!	 By default, the channel fader start mode functions without the sync
mode set.
Launch utilities mode, then press one of the left deck’s
effect buttons.
FX1
1
LEVEL
SELECT SELECT SELECT
BEATS
2 3
—	 Effect 1 button lit: Channel fader start with the sync mode set
(The sync function is activated simultaneously when channel
fader starting starts.)
—	 Effect 2 button lit: Channel fader start without the sync mode set
(The sync function is not activated when channel fader starting
starts.)
—	 Effect 3 button lit: Channel fader start function disabled
Disabling the demo mode
On this unit, the demo mode is set if no operation is performed for 10
minutes under normal usage conditions. This demo mode can be turned
off.
!	 By default, the demo mode is on.
!	 When any control or button on this unit is operated while in the
demo mode, the demo mode is canceled.
Launch the utilities mode and press the [VINYL (SLIP)]
button on the left side.
—	[VINYL (SLIP)] button lit: Demo mode enabled
—	[VINYL (SLIP)] button off: Demo mode disabled
Adjusting the jog dial’s MIDI message
sending interval
This unit is equipped with a mode for adjusting the jog dial’s MIDI mes-
sage sending interval.
Depending on your computer’s operating system and specifications, the
jog dial may not operate properly if the sending interval of MIDI mes-
sage for JOG dial is too short. In this case, follow the procedure below to
adjust the MIDI message sending interval.
!	 From a short MIDI sending interval, increase the interval to a length
at which no problems occur.
!	 The default is 3 ms.
Launch utilities mode, then press the left deck’s
[SAMPLER] mode button.
The MIDI sending interval setting changes each time the button is
pressed. The currently set value is indicated by how the performance
pads, the [f] button, the [CUE ( )] button, the [SYNC (OFF)] button
and the [SHIFT] button light.
3 ms 4 ms 5 ms 6 ms
7 ms 9 ms 11 ms 13 ms
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Additional
information
Additional information
Troubleshooting
!	 Incorrect operation is often mistaken for trouble or malfunction. If you think that there is something wrong with this component, check the points
below and the [FAQ] for the [DDJ-SB] on the Pioneer DJ support site.
	 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.
Problem Check Remedy
The power is not turned on. Is the included USB cable properly connected? Connect the included USB cable properly.
Is the supply of power from the connected com-
puter’s USB port insufficient?
Connect to a USB port providing sufficient power.
If devices not being used for the DJ performance are connected to other USB
ports, also disconnect them to provide sufficient power.
Try running the connected computer with the power supplied from an AC power
source rather running it on the battery.
This unit is not recognized. Is the included USB cable properly connected? Connect the included USB cable properly.
Are you using a USB hub? USB hubs cannot be used. Connect the computer and this unit directly using
the included USB cable.
Is the driver software properly set? (Windows) Set the driver software properly. (With Mac OS X, no driver software is neces-
sary.) (page 3)
Are you using the latest version of the Serato DJ
Intro software?
Update the software to the latest version.
Tracks are not displayed in the library. Have music files been imported? Import the music files properly.
For details on importing music files, see the Serato DJ Intro software manual.
Is a crate or subcrate that does not contain any
tracks selected?
Either select a crate or subcrate that contains any tracks or add tracks to the
crate or subcrate.
iTunes tracks are not displayed in
the library.
Is [Show iTunes Library] on the [SETUP] menu
checked?
Check [Show iTunes Library].
For details on importing music files, see the Serato DJ Intro software manual.
Is a crate or subcrate that does not contain any
tracks selected?
Either select a crate or subcrate that contains any tracks or add tracks to the
crate or subcrate.
No sound or small sound. Are the channel faders, crossfader and
[MASTER LEVEL] control set to the proper
positions?
Set the channel faders, crossfader and [MASTER LEVEL] control to the proper
positions.
Is the connected, power amplifier, powered speak-
ers, etc., properly set?
Properly set the external input selection, volume, etc., on the power amplifier,
powered speakers, etc.
Are the connection cables properly connected? Connect the connection cables properly.
Are the terminals and plugs dirty? Clean the terminals and plugs before making connections.
Is the driver software properly set? (Windows) Set the driver software properly. (With Mac OS X, no driver software is neces-
sary.) (page 3)
Distorted sound. Is the [MASTER LEVEL] control set to the proper
position?
Adjust the [MASTER LEVEL] control according to the devices to be connected.
Is the sound level input to the [MIC] terminal set to
an appropriate level?
Set the audio level input to the terminals to a suitable level for the connected
devices.
Is a device with a high output level (such as a wire-
less microphone) connected?
When a wireless microphone or other device with a high output level is con-
nected, 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.
For details, see the operating instructions of the connected device you are using.
Sound being played is interrupted
when using DJ software.
Is the driver software’s latency value suitable? Set the driver software’s latency to a suitable value.
Set the DJ software’s latency to a suitable value.
Sound is interrupted when the ASIO
driver is set.
Has the ASIO driver been set with Serato DJ Intro
running?
Set the ASIO driver before launching Serato DJ Intro. (page 5)
The indicator flashes and operation
is strange.
— It is sometimes possible to restore normal operation by disconnecting the
included USB cable, waiting at least 1 minute, then reconnecting the USB cable.
If the same problem persists, disconnect the USB cable then request repairs.
Tone does not change when the
[FILTER] control is operated.
Is the filter fade function on?
When the filter fade function is on, the tone does
not change when the [FILTER] control is operated.
Turn the filter fade function off.
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Problem Check Remedy
Serato DJ Intro operation is unstable. Are you using the latest version of the software? Free updates of Serato DJ Intro can be downloaded from the website. Use the
most recent version. (page 4)
Are you using softwares other than Serato DJ Intro
at the same time?
Quit other applications to decrease the load on the computer.
If operation continues to be unstable, try disabling the wireless network or other
wireless connections, antivirus software, the screen saver, the low power mode,
etc.
Is another USB device connected to the computer? Disconnect other USB devices from the computer.
When another USB audio device is connected to the computer at the same time,
it may not operate or be recognized normally.
Are you using a USB hub? USB hubs cannot be used. Connect the computer and this unit directly using
the included USB cable.
There is a problem with the USB port to which this
unit is connected.
If your computer has multiple USB ports, try connecting this unit to a different
USB port.
Is this unit connected to a notebook computer
running on its battery?
Supply power to the notebook computer from an AC power supply.
(Depending on the notebook computer’s settings, the low power mode may be
set when the computer is running on its battery, automatically reducing the
performance of the computer itself.)
The USB buffer size is too small. Raise the USB buffer size. (page 5)
The BPM is not displayed.
The sync and auto loop functions do
not work.
Has the track been analyzed? Analyze the track.
Is [Set Auto BPM] checked in the offline player
settings?
Re-analyze the track with [Set Auto BPM] checked.
For detailed instructions on analyzing tracks, see the Serato DJ Intro software
manual.
BPM is not displayed properly. Is the BPM analysis range set appropriately in the
offline player settings?
Change the BPM analysis range, then re-analyze the track. If this does not solve
the problem, set the BPM manually.
Acquiring the manual
The operating instructions may be in a file in PDF format. Adobe®
Reader®
must be installed to read files in PDF format. If you do not
have Adobe Reader, please install it from the download link on the
CD-ROM’s menu screen.
Downloading the latest version of these
operating instructions
1	 Insert the CD-ROM into the computer’s optical drive.
The CD-ROM menu is displayed.
If the CD-ROM’s menu does not appear when the CD-ROM is inserted,
perform the operations below.
!	 For Windows
	 Open the optical drive from [Computer (or My Computer)] in the
[Start] menu, then double-click the [CD_menu.exe] icon.
!	 For Mac OS X
	 In Finder, double-click the [CD_menu.app] icon directly.
2	 When the CD-ROM’s menu is displayed, select [DDJ-
SB: Download the Operating Instructions (PDF file)], then
click [Start].
3	 “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.
4	 On the Pioneer DJ support site, click “Manuals” under
“DDJ-SB”.
5	 Click on the required language on the download
page.
Downloading of the operating instructions begins.
Downloading the Serato DJ Intro
software manual
1	 Insert the CD-ROM into the computer’s optical drive.
The CD-ROM menu is displayed.
If the CD-ROM’s menu does not appear when the CD-ROM is inserted,
perform the operations below.
!	 For Windows
	 Open the optical drive from [Computer (or My Computer)] in the
[Start] menu, then double-click the [CD_menu.exe] icon.
!	 For Mac OS X
	 In Finder, double-click the [CD_menu.app] icon directly.
2	 When the CD-ROM’s menu is displayed, select [Serato
DJ Intro: Download the Software Manual (PDF file)],
then click [Start].
3	 “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.
!	 To close the CD-ROM menu, click [Exit].
4	 Click [Software Info] under [DDJ-SB] on the Pioneer DJ
support site.
5	 Click the link to the Serato DJ Intro download page.
The Serato DJ Intro download page is displayed.
6	 Log in to your “Serato.com” user account.
Input the e-mail address and password you have registered to log in to
“Serato.com”.
7	 From “More Downloads” on the right side of the
download page, click “Serato DJ Intro x.x User Manual”.
Downloading of the Serato DJ Intro software manual starts.
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Additional
information
Using as a controller for other DJ
software
This unit also outputs the operating data for the buttons and controls in
MIDI format. If you connect a computer with a built-in MIDI-compatible
DJ software via a USB cable, you can operate the DJ software on this
unit. The sound of music files being played on the computer can also be
output from the DDJ-SB.
To use as a controller for operating DJ software other than the Serato
DJ Intro software, also make the DJ software’s audio and MIDI-related
settings.
!	 For details, see your DJ software’s operating instructions.
About MIDI messages
For details on this unit’s MIDI messages, see “List of MIDI Messages”.
!	 “List of MIDI Messages” can be acquired from the following URL:
	 http://pioneerdj.com/support/
About the driver software (Windows)
This driver software is an exclusive ASIO driver for outputting audio
signals from the computer.
!	 There is no need to install the driver software when using Mac OS X.
!	 First read the Software end user license agreement on page 21
carefully.
Operating environment
Supported operating systems
Windows
®
8/Windows
®
8 Pro
32-bit version 1
64-bit version 1
1
Windows
®
7 Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
32-bit version 1
64-bit version 1
1
Windows Vista
®
Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/
Ultimate
32-bit version 1
64-bit version 1
1
1	 When using a 64-bit version of Windows, the driver software can only be used for
32-bit applications.
Checking the latest information on the driver software
For detailed information on this unit’s designated driver software, see
the Pioneer DJ support site below.
http://pioneerdj.com/support/
About the installation procedure
!	 For the operating procedure, see Installation Procedure (Windows).

 Software end user license agreement
This Software End User License Agreement (“Agreement”) is between
you (both the individual installing the Program and any single legal
entity for which the individual is acting) (“You” or “Your”) and PIONEER
CORPORATION (“Pioneer”).
TAKING ANY STEP TO SET UP OR INSTALL THE PROGRAM MEANS
THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT.
PERMISSION TO DOWNLOAD AND/OR USE THE PROGRAM IS
EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED ON YOUR FOLLOWING THESE TERMS.
WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC APPROVAL IS NOT REQUIRED TO MAKE
THIS AGREEMENT VALID AND ENFORCEABLE. IF YOU DO NOT
AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE NOT
AUTHORIZED TO USE THE PROGRAM AND MUST STOP INSTALLING IT
OR UNINSTALL IT, AS APPLICABLE.
1	DEFINITIONS
1	 “Documentation” means written documentation, specifications
and help content made generally available by Pioneer to aid in
installing and using the Program.
2	 “Program” means all or any part of Pioneer’s software licensed to
You by Pioneer under this Agreement.
2	 PROGRAM LICENSE
1	 Limited License. Subject to this Agreement’s restrictions,
Pioneer grants to You a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable,
license (without the right to sublicense):
a	 To install a single copy of the Program in Your computer or
mobile device, to use the Program only for Your personal pur-
pose complying with this Agreement and the Documentation
(“Authorized Use”);
b	 To use the Documentation in support of Your Authorized Use;
and
c	 To make one copy of the Program solely for backup pur-
poses, provided that all titles and trademark, copyright and
restricted rights notices are reproduced on the copy.
2	 Restrictions. You will not copy or use the Program or
Documentation except as expressly permitted by this Agreement.
You will not transfer, sublicense, rent, lease or lend the Program,
or use it for third-party training, commercial time-sharing or
service bureau use. You will not Yourself or through any third
party modify, reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile the
Program, except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable
law, and then only after You have notified Pioneer in writing of
Your intended activities.
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interest in and to all patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret
and other intellectual property rights in the Program and
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license set forth in this Agreement.
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maintenance, upgrades, modifications or new releases for the
Program or Documentation under this Agreement.
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WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, AND YOU
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OR ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF
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AND REGULATIONS
You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Program except as
authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which
the Program was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the
Program may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S.-embargoed
countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's Specially
Designated Nationals List or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied
Persons List or Entity List. By using the Program, you represent and war-
rant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list. You
also agree that you will not use the Program for any purposes prohibited
by United States law, including, without limitation, the development,
design, manufacture, or production of nuclear, missile, or chemical or
biological weapons.
5	 U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS
The Program and Documentations are “commercial computer software”
and “commercial computer software documentation” as those terms
are defined in 48 C.F.R. §252.227-7014 (a) (1) (2007) and 252.227-7014
(a) (5) (2007). The U.S. Government’s rights with respect to the Program
and Documentations are limited by this license pursuant to 48 C.F.R. §
12.212 (Computer software) (1995) and 48 C.F.R. §12.211 (Technical data)
(1995) and/or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-3, as applicable. As such, the Program
and Documentations are being licensed to the U.S. Government end
users: (a) only as “commercial items” as that term is defined in 48 C.F.R.
§2.101 generally and as incorporated in DFAR 212.102; and (b) with only
those limited rights as are granted to the public pursuant to this license.
Under no circumstance will the U.S. Government or its end users be
granted any greater rights than we grant to other users, as provided for
in this license. Manufacturer is Pioneer Corporation, 1-1 Shin-Ogura,
Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-Ken, 212-0031 Japan
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6	 DAMAGES AND REMEDIES FOR BREACH
You agree that any breach of this Agreement’s restrictions would cause
Pioneer irreparable harm for which money damages alone would be
inadequate. In addition to damages and any other remedies to which
Pioneer may be entitled, You agree that Pioneer may seek injunctive
relief to prevent the actual, threatened or continued breach of this
Agreement.
7	TERMINATION
Pioneer may terminate this Agreement at any time upon Your breach
of any provision. If this Agreement is terminated, You will stop using
the Program, permanently delete it from your computer or mobile
device where it resides, and destroy all copies of the Program and
Documentation in Your possession, confirming to Pioneer in writing that
You have done so. Sections 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will continue in
effect after this Agreement’s termination.
8	 GENERAL TERMS
1	 Limitation of Liability. In no event will Pioneer or its subsidiaries
be liable in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter,
under any theory of liability, for any indirect, incidental, special,
consequential or punitive damages, or damages for lost profits,
revenue, business, savings, data, use, or cost of substitute pro-
curement, even if advised of the possibility of such damages or if
such damages are foreseeable. In no event will Pioneer’s liability
for all damages exceed the amounts actually paid by You to
Pioneer or its subsidiaries for the Program. The parties acknowl-
edge that the liability limits and risk allocation in this Agreement
are reflected in the Program price and are essential elements of
the bargain between the parties, without which Pioneer would
not have provided the Program or entered into this Agreement.
2	 The limitations or exclusions of warranties and liability contained
in this Agreement do not affect or prejudice Your statutory rights
as consumer and shall apply to You only to the extent such limita-
tions or exclusions are permitted under the laws of the jurisdic-
tion where You are located.
3	 Severability and Waiver. If any provision of this Agreement is held
to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that provision
will be enforced to the extent possible or, if incapable of enforce-
ment, deemed to be severed and deleted from this Agreement,
and the remainder will continue in full force and effect. The
waiver by either party of any default or breach of this Agreement
will not waive any other or subsequent default or breach.
4	 No Assignment. You may not assign, sell, transfer, delegate or
otherwise dispose of this Agreement or any rights or obligations
under it, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, by operation of law
or otherwise, without Pioneer’s prior written consent. Any pur-
ported assignment, transfer or delegation by You will be null and
void. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will be binding
upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties and their respec-
tive successors and assigns.
5	 Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agree-
ment between the parties and supersedes all prior or contem-
poraneous agreements or representations, whether written or
oral, concerning its subject matter. This Agreement may not be
modified or amended without Pioneer’s prior and express written
consent, and no other act, document, usage or custom will be
deemed to amend or modify this Agreement.
6	 You agree that this Agreement shall be governed and construed
by and under the laws of Japan.
About trademarks and registered
trademarks
!	 Pioneer is a registered trademark of PIONEER CORPORATION.
!	 Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trade-
marks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
!	 Mac OS, iTunes, and Finder are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
!	 Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S.
and/or other countries.
!	 ASIO is a trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
!	 Serato DJ Intro, Scratch Live, ITCH and Serato DJ are registered
trademarks of Serato.
The names of companies and products mentioned herein are the trade-
marks of their respective owners.
This product has been licensed for nonprofit use. This product has not
been licensed for commercial purposes (for profit-making use), such
as broadcasting (terrestrial, satellite, cable or other types of broadcast-
ing), streaming on the Internet, Intranet (a corporate network) or other
types of networks or distributing of electronic information (online digi-
tal music distribution service). You need to acquire the corresponding
licenses for such uses. For details, see http://www.mp3licensing.com.
Cautions on copyrights
Recordings you have made are for your personal enjoyment and accord-
ing to copyright laws may not be used without the consent of the copy-
right holder.
!	 Music recorded from CDs, etc., is protected by the copyright laws of
individual countries and by international treaties. It is the full respon-
sibility of the person who has recorded the music to ensure that it is
used legally.
!	 When handling music downloaded from the Internet, etc., it is the
full responsibility of the person who has downloaded the music to
ensure that it is used in accordance with the contract concluded
with the download site.
—	 For improvement purposes, specifications and design of this unit
and the included software are subject to change without notice.
© 2013 PIONEER CORPORATION. All rights reserved.
PIONEER CORPORATION
1-1, Shin-ogura, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 212-0031, Japan
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