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What Year Did The Pioneer DDJ SX2 Come Out?

The DDJ-SX2 controller from the pioneer line is a significantly improved version of the previous one called DDJ-SX. This version of the mixer’s ability to eliminate ambient noise and enhance your hearing for a pristine sounding track makes it the best choice.


The native Serato flip comes with three built-in record, start and slot buttons for great combinations and looping playback.

  • Iluminated pads
  • DVS and rugged chassis
  • Slip mode: keep tracks in the background while you try out features like loop, scratch or backup.
  • Easy connection and fast learning
  • Software compatible with Serato DJ Pro and Virtual DJ

This controller first appeared on the market in 2012. At that time it was a great technical achievement that took the work of a DJ to a whole new level. And the pre-installed software removed many of the problems that DJs, especially beginners, had with choosing and acquiring it.

Pioneer DDJ SX2

Advantages of Pioneer DDJ SX2:

  1. This is a completely standalone mixer. You don’t need to use your computer, laptop or tablet to be able to create your tracks. It’s easy enough to link and synchronize decks.
  2. It has improved microphones. They have been changed from the previous version, after activation, the frequency of the music drops.
  3. The controller has 4 channels. Each button has a dual function of F1 and F2, allowing you to explore more than six different effects.
  4. Vinyl effect. Although this mixer has a vinyl option, you can also integrate your own DVS controller with it as they are not so far apart that they can be used at the same time.
  5. Color coded panel. Each pad has the ability to save a cue, so you can save eight.

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Although this is one of the best DJ controllers throughout the history of the popular Japanese brand of DJ equipment, everything has its downsides. So let’s look at the weaknesses of this DJ table:

  1. Not easy to move around with. If you are one of those DJs who mix in bars, restaurants or small nightclubs, this mixer will not be easy for you to move from one place to another. Or make sure you have the necessary transfer equipment.
  2. This is a complete mixer. This is both an advantage and a disadvantage at the same time. A lot depends on the situation. If you are an amateur DJ, it is unlikely that you will be able to handle it completely. If you choose this mixer for mixing at a private event at your home, it will not be ideal, as the price is high and it has a lot of features.
  3. Its predecessor never folded. Those users who had a Pioneer DDJ-SX mixer showed little interest in purchasing this second improved and updated version.
  4. High price. Some users at one time called this version expensive, although Pioneer notes that all the included features are worth its price.

So, despite the fact that a lot of time has passed since the release of this version of the controller, it is still used with success by many DJs, both professional and beginners.

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