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  • Brand: Pioneer
  • Product: DJ Gear
  • Model/name: DDJ-SZ
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, French

Table of Contents

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DJ Controller
DDJ-SZ
Operating Instructions (Basic Edition)
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 software, access Serato.com and download the software from there.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
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Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
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The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
IMPORTANT
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Ce point d’exclamation, placé dans un
triangle équilatéral, a pour but d’attirer
l’attention de l’utilisateur sur la présence,
dans les documents qui accompagnent
l’appareil, d’explications importantes du
point de vue de l’exploitation ou de
l’entretien.
Ce symbole de l’éclair, placé dans un
triangle équilatéral, a pour but d’attirer
l’attention de l’utilisateur sur la présence, à
l’intérieur du coffret de l’appareil, de
“tensions dangereuses” non isolées d’une
grandeur suffisante pour représenter un
risque d’électrocution pour les êtres
humains.
ATTENTION :
POUR ÉVITER TOUT RISQUE
D’ÉLECTROCUTION, NE PAS ENLEVER LE
COUVERCLE (NI LE PANNEAU ARRIÈRE).
AUCUNE PIÈCE RÉPARABLE PAR
L’UTILISATEUR NE SE TROUVE À
L’INTÉRIEUR. CONFIER TOUT ENTRETIEN À
UN PERSONNEL QUALIFIÉ UNIQUEMENT.
ATTENTION
DANGER D´ELECTROCUTION
NE PAS OUVRIR
IMPORTANT
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POWER-CORD CAUTION
Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the
plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power
cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a
short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a
piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the
cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other
cords. The power cords should be routed such that they
are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord
can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check
the power cord once in a while. When you find it
damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized
service center or your dealer for a replacement.
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The Safety of Your Ears is in Your Hands
Get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a
safe level – a level that lets the sound come through
clearly without annoying blaring or distortion and, most
importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time, your hearing
“comfort level” adapts to higher volumes of sound, so
what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and harmful
to your hearing. Guard against this by setting your
equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
ESTABLISH A SAFE LEVEL:
• Set your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it
comfortably and clearly, without distortion.
• Once you have established a comfortable sound
level, set the dial and leave it there.
BE SURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING
GUIDELINES:
• Do not turn up the volume so high that you can’t
hear what’s around you.
• Use caution or temporarily discontinue use in
potentially hazardous situations.
• Do not use headphones while operating a motorized
vehicle; the use of headphones may create a traffic
hazard and is illegal in many areas. S001a_A1_En
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Product Name: DJ Controller
Model Number: DDJ-SZ
Responsible Party Name: PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC.
SERVICE SUPPORT DIVISION
Address: 1925 E. DOMINGUEZ ST. LONG BEACH, CA 90810-1003, U.S.A.
Phone: 1-800-421-1404
URL: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com D8-10-4*_C1_En
NOTE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. D8-10-1-2_A1_En
WARNING
Store small parts out of the reach of children and infants.
If accidentally swallowed, contact a doctor immediately.
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Information to User
Alterations or modifications carried out without
appropriate authorization may invalidate the user’s
right to operate the equipment. D8-10-2_A1_En
CAUTION
This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded
cables and connectors are used to connect the unit
to other equipment. To prevent electromagnetic
interference with electric appliances such as radios
and televisions, use shielded cables and connectors
for connections. D8-10-3a_A1_En
This product is for general household purposes. Any
failure due to use for other than household purposes
(such as long-term use for business purposes in a
restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires
repair will be charged for even during the warranty period.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE
THE MODEL NUMBER AND SERIAL NUMBER OF
THIS EQUIPMENT ARE ON THE REAR OR BOTTOM.
RECORD THESE NUMBERS ON PAGE 19 FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE. D36-AP9-3*_A1_En
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or
cords associated with accessories sold with the
product may expose you to chemicals listed on
proposition 65 known to the State of California and
other governmental entities to cause cancer and
birth defect or other reproductive harm.
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Contents
How to read this manual
!	 Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
	 Be sure to read this booklet and the “Operating Instructions” pro-
vided on the Pioneer DJ support site. Both include important infor-
mation that should be fully understood before using this product.
	 After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a
safe place for future reference.
	 For instructions on obtaining the Serato DJ software’s manual, see
Acquiring the manual (p.6).
!	 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, [MIC1] 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
software, see the Serato DJ software manual.
!	 The Serato DJ software manual can be downloaded from “Serato.
com”. For details, see Downloading the Serato DJ software manual
(p. 6).
!	 The most recent version of the Operating Instructions can be
downloaded from the Pioneer DJ support site. For details, see
Downloading this unit’s operating instructions (p.6).
Before start
What’s in the box......................................................................................... 6
Acquiring the manual................................................................................. 6
Installing the software................................................................................. 6
Names of Parts............................................................................................ 9
Operation
Connections............................................................................................... 12
Starting the system.................................................................................... 13
Quitting the system................................................................................... 15
Additional information
Changing the settings............................................................................... 16
Troubleshooting......................................................................................... 16
About trademarks and registered trademarks....................................... 16
Cautions on copyrights............................................................................. 16
Specifications............................................................................................ 16
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Before start
What’s in the box
!	 CD-ROM (Installation Disc)
!	 Power cord
!	 USB cable1
!	 Operating Instructions (Basic Edition)
1	 Only one USB cable is included with this unit.
	 To connect two units, use a cable conforming to USB 2.0 standards.
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 this unit’s 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-
SZ: 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-SZ”.
5	 Click on the required language on the download
page.
Downloading of the operating instructions begins.
Downloading the Serato DJ 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: 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-SZ] on the Pioneer DJ
support site.
[Serato DJ Support Information] is displayed.
5	 Click the link to the Serato DJ download page.
The Serato DJ 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 x.x User Manual”.
Downloading of the Serato DJ software manual starts.
Installing the software
Before installing the software
For the latest version of the Serato DJ 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
This driver software is an exclusive ASIO driver for outputting audio
signals from the computer.
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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Before
start
About the Serato DJ software
Serato DJ 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
32-bit version
Intel
®
processor, Core™ 2 Duo
2.0 GHz or better
1 GB or more of RAM
64-bit version
Intel®
processor, Core™ 2 Duo
2.4 GHz or better
4 GB or more of RAM
Windows: Windows 7
32-bit version
Intel®
processor, Core™ 2 Duo
2.0 GHz or better
2 GB or more of RAM
64-bit version
Intel®
processor, Core™ 2 Duo
2.4 GHz or better
4 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 1 280 x 720 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-SZ” 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.
!	 Use of the Internet requires a separate contract with a provider offering Internet
services and payment of provider fees.
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	 From the menu that appears, select [Installing device
driver software], then click [Start].
3	 “Download the latest version? An internet
environment is required to access the site.” is displayed.
Click [Yes].
The web browser is launched and the Pioneer DJ support site is
displayed.
4	 Click [Software Download] under [DDJ-SZ] on the
Pioneer DJ support site.
5	 Click [Driver Software].
6	 From the download page, download the driver
software for Windows (DDJ-SZ_X.XXX.exe).
7	 Double-click the downloaded file.
The driver installation screen appears.
8	 Carefully read the Software end user license
agreement and if you consent to the provisions, put a
check mark in [I agree.] and click [OK].
If you do not consent to the provisions of the Software end user license
agreement, click [Cancel] and stop installation.
9	 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 software.
10	Select [Download Serato DJ Software] from the
CD-ROM’s menu, then click [Start].
11	“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.
12	Click [Software Info] under [DDJ-SZ] on the Pioneer DJ
support site.
13	Click the link to the Serato DJ download page.
The Serato DJ download page is displayed.
14	Log in to your “Serato.com” user account.
!	 If you have already registered a user account on “Serato.com”,
proceed to step 16.
!	 If you have not completed registering your user account, do so
following 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
providing 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 speci-
fied 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.
15	Click the link in the e-mail message sent from “Serato.
com”.
This takes you to the Serato DJ download page. Proceed to step 17.
16	Log in.
Input the e-mail address and password you have registered to log in to
“Serato.com”.
17	Download the Serato DJ software from the download
page.
Unzip the downloaded file, then double-click the unzipped file to launch
the installer.
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18	Read the terms of the license agreement carefully,
and if you agree, select [I agree to the license terms and
conditions], then click [Install].
!	 If you do not agree to the contents of the license agreement, click
[Close] to cancel installation.
Installation begins.
The message of successful installation appears once installation is
completed.
19	Click [Close] to quit the Serato DJ 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	 From the menu that appears, select [Installing device
driver software], then click [Start].
3	 “Download the latest version? An internet
environment is required to access the site.” is displayed.
Click [Yes].
The web browser is launched and the Pioneer DJ support site is
displayed.
4	 Click [Software Download] under [DDJ-SZ] on the
Pioneer DJ support site.
5	 Click [Driver Software].
6	 From the download page, download the driver
software for Mac OS (DDJ-SZ_M_X.X.X.dmg).
7	 Double-click the downloaded file.
The [DDJ-SZ_AudioDriver] menu screen appears.
8	 Double-click [DDJ-SZ_AudioDriver.pkg].
The driver installation screen appears.
9	 Check the details on the screen and click [Continue
Anyway].
10	When the end user license agreement appears, read
Software end user license agreement carefully, then click
[Continue Anyway].
11	If you consent to the provisions of the Software end
user license agreement, click [Agree].
If you do not consent to the provisions of the Software end user license
agreement, click [I disagree] and stop installation.
12	Proceed with installation according to the instructions
on the screen.
13	Select [Download Serato DJ Software] from the
CD-ROM’s menu, then click [Start].
14	“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.
15	Click [Software Info] under [DDJ-SZ] on the Pioneer DJ
support site.
16	Click the link to the Serato DJ download page.
The Serato DJ download page is displayed.
17	Log in to your “Serato.com” user account.
!	 If you have already registered a user account on “Serato.com”,
proceed to step 19.
!	 If you have not completed registering your user account, do so
following 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
providing 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 speci-
fied 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.
18	Click the link in the e-mail message sent from “Serato.
com”.
This takes you to the Serato DJ download page. Proceed to step 20.
19	Log in.
Input the e-mail address and password you have registered to log in to
“Serato.com”.
20	Download the Serato DJ software from the download
page.
Unzip the downloaded file, then double-click the unzipped file to launch
the installer.
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Before
start
21	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.
22	If the following screen appears, drag and drop the
[Serato DJ] icon on the [Applications] folder icon.
Names of Parts
!	 For details on the functions of the various buttons and controls, see
Names of Parts in the Operating Instructions.
1	Browser section
2	Deck section
3	Mixer section
4	Effect section
Browser section
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3
2
1	Rotary selector
2	BACK (VIEW) button
3	LOAD PREPARE (AREA) button
Deck section
This section is used to control the four decks. The buttons and controls
for operating decks 1 and 3 are located on the left side of the controller,
those for operating decks 2 and 4 are located on the right side of the
controller.
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1	Jog dial display section
2	Jog dial
3	NEEDLE SEARCH pad
4	JOG FEELING ADJUST control
5	STOP TIME control
6	KEY LOCK button
7	Takeover indicator
8	TEMPO slider
9	AUTO LOOP button
a	LOOP 1/2X button
b	LOOP 2X button
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c	LOOP IN button
d	LOOP OUT button
e	PARAMETERc button, PARAMETERd button
f	HOT CUE mode button
g	ROLL mode button
h	SLICER mode button
i	SAMPLER mode button
j	Performance pads
k	PLAY/PAUSE f button
l	CUE button
m	SYNC button
n	SHIFT button
o	DECK 3 button
p	DECK 1 button
q	GRID SLIDE button
r	GRID ADJUST button
s	SLIP button
t	CENSOR button
u	PANEL button
Mixer section
1 2 2 2 2
3 4 3 4
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1	OFF, ON, MIC TALK OVER selector switch
2	USB connection indicator
3	USB (A) button
4	USB (B) button
5	MASTER LEVEL control
6	MASTER CUE button
7	Master level indicator
8	BOOTH MONITOR control
9	MASTER OUT COLOR control
a	OSCILLATOR SELECT button
b	OSCILLATOR VOLUME control
c	OSCILLATOR PARAMETER control
d	OSC ASSIGN selector switch
e	HEADPHONES LEVEL control
f	HEADPHONES MIXING control
g	SOUND COLOR FX buttons
h	SAMPLER, MIC COLOR control
i	SAMPLER VOL control
j	EQ (HI, LOW) controls
k	MIC2 control
l	MIC1 control
m	LINE, PHONO, USB selector switch
n	CD, USB selector switch
o	FX 1 assign button
p	FX 2 assign button
q	Channel Level Indicator
r	TRIM control
s	ISO (HI, MID, LOW) controls
t	COLOR control
u	Headphones CUE button
v	Channel fader
w	Crossfader assign selector switch
x	Crossfader
y	FEELING ADJUST adjustment hole
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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. The channels to which the effect is to be applied
are set using the effect assign buttons.
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4
1
3
1	Effect parameter controls
2	FX BEATS control
3	Effect parameter buttons
4	TAP button
Front panel
1 2
1	PHONES jacks
2	CROSS FADER CURVE selector switch
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Operation
Connections
1	 Connect headphones to one of the [PHONES]
terminals.
2	 Connect powered speakers, a power amplifier,
components, etc., to the [MASTER OUT 1] or [MASTER
OUT 2] terminals.
Powered speaker, etc.
!	 To output the sound from the [BOOTH] terminals, connect speak-
ers or other devices to the [BOOTH] terminals.
!	 For details on connecting the input/output terminals, see the
Operating Instructions.
3	 Connect this unit to your computer via a USB cable.
USB cable
(included)
4	 Turn on the computer’s power.
5	 Connect the power cord.
To power outlet
Power cord
(included)
6	 Press the [u] switch on this unit’s rear panel to turn
this unit’s power on.
Turn on the power of this unit.
!	 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.
7	 Turn on the power of the devices connected to the
output terminals (powered speakers, power amplifier,
components, etc.).
!	 When a microphone, DJ player or other external device is con-
nected to input terminals, the power of that device also turns on.
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Operation
Starting the system
Launching Serato DJ
For Windows
From the Windows [Start] menu, click the [Serato DJ] icon under [All Programs] > [Serato] > [Serato DJ].
For Mac OS X
In Finder, open the [Application] folder, then click the [Serato DJ] icon.
Computer screen directly after the Serato DJ software is launched
A
C
1
2
1	 The [ACTIVATE/BUY Serato DJ] icon may appear on the right side of the screen that is displayed when Serato DJ is launched the first time, but
there is no need to activate or purchase a license for those using DDJ-SZ.
2	 Check [DO NOT SHOW AGAIN] at the bottom right of the screen, then click [License] and continue to use Serato DJ as such.
To operate the beat grid
With Serato DJ, [SYNC PREFERENCE] is set to [Simple sync] by default, but this must be switched to [Smart sync] in order to perform beat grid
operations.
SETUP—DJ Preference—SYNC PREFERENCE
For instructions on displaying the settings screen and details on the beat grid, see the Serato DJ manual.
Computer screen when a track is loaded in the Serato DJ software
Click [Library] at the upper left of the computer screen, then select [Vertical] or [Horizontal] from the pull-down menu to switch the Serato DJ screen.
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 software, see
the Serato DJ 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 software. For details, see the Serato DJ software manual.
!	 If you are already using Serato DJ software (Scratch Live, ITCH or Serato DJ Intro) and have already created track libraries, the track libraries you
have previously created can be used as such.
!	 If you are using Serato DJ Intro and have already created track libraries, you may have to reanalyze the tracks.
1	 Click the [Files] key on the Serato DJ 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 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.
1	Rotary selector
2	BACK (VIEW) button
1	 Press this unit’s [BACK (VIEW)] 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 [DECK1] button.
4	 Press the rotary selector to load the selected track
onto the deck.
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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 devices (power amplifier, powered speakers,
etc.) connected to the [MASTER OUT 1] and [MASTER OUT 2]
terminals to an appropriate level. Note that loud sound will be output
if the volume is set too high.
c
d
e
4
8
7
5
6
9
a
b
f
3	CD, USB selector switch
4	TRIM control
5	ISO (HI, MID, LOW) controls
6	Headphones CUE button
7	Channel fader
8	HEADPHONES MIXING control
9	HEADPHONES LEVEL control
a	Crossfader assign selector switch
b	Crossfader
c	MASTER LEVEL control
d	MASTER CUE button
e	BOOTH MONITOR control
f	CROSS FADER CURVE selector switch
1	 Set the positions of the controls, etc., as shown below.
Names of controls, etc. Position
MASTER LEVEL control Turned fully counterclockwise
CD, USB selector switch [USB] position
TRIM control Turned fully counterclockwise
ISO (HI, MID, LOW) controls Center
Channel fader Moved forward
Crossfader assign selector switch [THRU] position
2	 Press the [f] button to play the track.
3	 Move the channel fader away from you.
4	 Turn the [TRIM] control.
Adjust [TRIM] so that the orange indicator on the channel level indicator
lights at the peak level.
5	 Turn the [MASTER LEVEL] control to adjust the audio
level of the speakers.
Adjust the sound level output from the [MASTER OUT 1] and [MASTER
OUT 2] 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 MIXING 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 software include a variety of functions
enabling individualistic DJ performances. For details on the respective
functions, see the Serato DJ software manual.
!	 The Serato DJ software manual can be downloaded from “Serato.com”.
For details, see Downloading the Serato DJ software manual (p. 6).
Quitting the system
1	 Quit [Serato DJ].
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	 Press the [u] switch on this unit’s rear panel to set
this unit’s power to standby.
3	 Disconnect the USB cable from your computer.
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Additional information
Changing the settings
!	 For detailed instructions on changing this unit’s settings, see
Changing the settings in the Operating Instructions.
Troubleshooting
!	 Incorrect operation is often mistaken for trouble or malfunction. If
you think that there is something wrong with this component, check
the items in the “Troubleshooting” section of this unit’s operating
instructions and the [FAQ] for the [DDJ-SZ] on the Pioneer DJ sup-
port site.
	 Sometimes the problem may lie in another component. Inspect the
other components and electrical appliances being used. If the prob-
lem 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.
About trademarks and registered
trademarks
!	 Pioneer is a registered trademark of PIONEER CORPORATION.
The names of companies and products mentioned herein are the trade-
marks of their respective owners.
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.
Specifications
Power requirements.....................................AC 110 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption................................................................................ 30 W
Power consumption (standby).............................................................. 0.4 W
Main unit weight....................................................................10.4 kg (22.9 lb)
Max. dimensions....................870 mm (W) × 98.4 mm (H) × 419.5 mm (D)
(34.3 in. (W) × 3.9 in. (H) × 16.5 in. (D))
Tolerable operating temperature..........+5 °C to +35 °C (+41 °F to +95 °F)
Tolerable operating humidity....................... 5 % to 85 % (no condensation)
Audio Section
Sampling rate.....................................................................................44.1 kHz
A/D, D/A converter................................................................................24 bits
Frequency characteristic
USB, CD/LINE, MIC1, MIC2............................................. 20 Hz to 20 kHz
S/N ratio (rated output, A-WEIGHTED)
USB................................................................................................. 111 dB
CD/LINE............................................................................................ 97 dB
PHONO............................................................................................. 90 dB
MIC1................................................................................................. 84 dB
MIC2................................................................................................. 84 dB
Total harmonic distortion (20 Hz — 20 kHzBW)
USB................................................................................................0.002 %
CD/LINE.........................................................................................0.004 %
Standard input level / Input impedance
CD/LINE............................................................................. –12 dBu/47 kW
PHONO.............................................................................. –52 dBu/47 kW
MIC1................................................................................. –52 dBu/8.5 kW
MIC2................................................................................. –52 dBu/8.5 kW
Standard output level / Load impedance / Output impedance
MASTER OUT 1..........................................+6 dBu/10 kW/390 W or less
MASTER OUT 2..........................................+2 dBu/10 kW/820 W or less
BOOTH........................................................+6 dBu/10 kW/390 W or less
PHONES..........................................................+8 dBu/32 W/10 W or less
Rated output level / Load impedance
MASTER OUT 1..................................................................24 dBu/10 kW
MASTER OUT 2..................................................................20 dBu/10 kW
Crosstalk
CD/LINE............................................................................................ 82 dB
Channel equalizer characteristic
HI.......................................................................–∞ dB to +6 dB (13 kHz)
MID..................................................................... –∞ dB to +6 dB (1 kHz)
LOW.................................................................... –∞ dB to +6 dB (70 Hz)
Microphone equalizer characteristic
HI....................................................................–12 dB to +12 dB (10 kHz)
LOW...............................................................–12 dB to +12 dB (100 Hz)
Input / Output terminals
CD/LINE Input terminals
RCA pin jacks...................................................................................4 sets
PHONO/LINE input terminals
RCA pin jacks...................................................................................2 sets
MIC1 terminal
XLR connector/phone jack (Ø 6.3 mm)............................................1 set
MIC2 terminal
Phone jack (Ø 6.3 mm)......................................................................1 set
MASTER OUT 1 output terminal
XLR connector...................................................................................1 set
MASTER OUT 2 output terminal
RCA pin jacks.....................................................................................1 set
BOOTH output terminal
Phone jack (Ø 6.3 mm)......................................................................1 set
PHONES output terminal
Stereo phone jack (Ø 6.3 mm)..........................................................1 set
Stereo mini phone jack (Ø 3.5 mm)..................................................1 set
USB terminals
B type................................................................................................2 sets
—	 Be sure to use the [MASTER OUT 1] terminals only for a bal-
anced output. Connection with an unbalanced input (such
as RCA) using an XLR to RCA converter cable (or converter
adapter), etc., may lower the sound quality and/or result in noise.
	 For connection with an unbalanced input (such as RCA), use the
[MASTER OUT 2] terminals.
—	 The specifications and design of this product are subject to
change without notice.
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defect when installed and operated according to the owner’s manual enclosed with the unit will be repaired or replaced with a unit of comparable value, at the option of PUSA,
without charge to you for parts or actual repair work. Parts supplied under this warranty may be new or rebuilt at the option of PUSA.
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PRODUCT WARRANTY PERIOD Parts Labor
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For hook-up and operation of your unit or to locate an
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