Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB3 Digital DJ Controller
Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB3 Digital DJ Controller
The perfect platform for beginner Scratch DJs.
Overview by GAK
The DDJ-SB3 is a 2-channel bus-powered DJ controller from Pioneer DJ designed to use in collaboration with Serato’s DJ Lite software. It is perfect for beginner DJs because it easily allows you to mix two tracks together and teaches you the basics of scratching. The controller features a modern, sleek design and the aluminium jog wheels create a quality look and feel.
With two comfortably sized jog wheels and 8 pads, it’s easy to perform basic DJ techniques with ease. The SB3 is a 4 deck controller, meaning you can use Dual Layer Control to switch which deck you are controlling at what time. This is a tool regularly used by pro DJs.
The 2 channel mixer is simple to use and features a familiar layout found across Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-S series controllers. This format is designed to be easily recognisable, allowing you to jump on any Pioneer DJ DDJ Serato controller and start mixing.
You have controllers for a 3-band EQ, trim and a filter pot to engage Hi or Low pass filter sweeps on the fly. You even have an input for a microphone located on the back of the unit, perfect for MCs, announcements or speeches. The DDJ-SB3 is the perfect way to start gigging and performing at live events.
Pioneer DJ partnered with the magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff, a legend of Hip Hop and scratching. Jazzy Jeff wanted to give back to the DJ community, collaborating with the leading DJ equipment manufacturer, PDJ, to create a controller that provides the perfect platform for new DJs.
Perform Elite Level Scratch Techniques With Pad Scratch
The Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB3 features a Pad Scratch mode, which assigns an audio sample of DJ Jazzy Jeff scratching across the 8 performance pads. The eight scratch techniques have been recorded by DJ Jazzy Jeff himself. You will find 2x Baby Scratch, 2x Forward Scratch, 2x Chirp Scratch and 2x Fast Baby Scratch techniques.
Each scratch pattern automatically syncs to the BPM of the track being played. This means that, even if you have no experience, you can perform professional scratch techniques with breaking rhythm. Use the feature in isolation or combine it with your own scratching on the other deck for limitless creative possibilities.
Smoothly Transition Between Tracks With FX Fade
To help you mix different genres of music together seamlessly, Pioneer DJ has included FX Fade. This reduces the volume of one track, whilst applying an effect and the same time. This allows you to smoothly transition into your next track creatively and with confidence. FX Fade makes beginner DJs sound as though they have been on the circuit for years.
With 8 FX patterns to choose from, you can select between x2 high pass filters, x2 low pass filters, x2 loop playbacks and x2 backspins.
Plug-and-Play With Serato DJ Lite
Designed for laptop DJs, the DDJ-SB3 comes with a built-in sound card, is bus-powered and includes a free copy of Serato’s DJ Lite software. This means all you need to do is plug the SB3 straight into your laptop via USB (cable included) and you’re good to go.
Protect your DDJ-SB3 on the move with the Pioneer DJ DJC-B DJ Controller Bag.
Make sure you have everything you need to start DJing with the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB3 Digital DJ Controller Home DJ Bundle, which includes the Controller, Bag, Headphones, Monitors, Cable.
- Software: Serato DJ Lite (previously known as Serato DJ Intro)
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
- S/N Ratio: 103 dB (USB)
- Inputs: MIC x 1 (1/4 inch TS jack)
- Outputs: MASTER x 1 (RCA x 1), PHONES x 1 (3.5 mm stereo mini jack x 1)
- USB: USB (Type B) x 1
- Power Supply: USB bus power (DC 5V)
- Power Consumption: 500 mA
- Maximum Dimensions (WxDxH): 482.6 × 272.4 × 58.5 mm
- Weight: 2.1 kg
- Accessories: USB cable, Quick Start Guide
Exactly what my son wanted
Basic unit but a nice, solid feel to it.
Still getting to grips with the controller but so far an excellent purchace. Affordable
Easy to use, quality item