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The Brand-New Pioneer DJ DDJ SB3 DJ Controller with the World's First Auto Pad Scratch
The 2018 Pioneer DJ DDJ SB3 DJ Controller replaces the Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Professional DJ Controller and offers the world's-first Pad Scratch function developed in collaboration with DJ Jazzy Jeff
The new DDJ SB3 is an upgraded DJ controller from the experts at Pioneer DJ. Designed to seamlessly integrate with Serrato DJ software, the SB3 is perfect for ambitious users with its combination of professional features and portability. The SD3 takes many features from the professional-grade DJ-S series, including dedicated Play and Cue buttons alongside an Auto-loop button.
The real star-function of the SB3, however, is the brand-new Pad Scratch feature. This lets users replicate professional scratches based on legendary hip-hop DJs, simply by pushing a button. The scratches are designed to match the track tempo perfectly so, even if you have no experience, you'll be able to create professional-sounding effects straight out the of box.
The SB3 has many pro features including jog wheels, play and cue buttons, multiple knobs and faders; everything you need for an intuitive performance, ensuring you can focus on the music. A new FX Fade function also lets you reduce the volume and apply FX to a track simultaneously. This lets you smoothly transition between different tracks, even with different genres of music. Additionally, the dedicated Sync button automatically syncs the BPM of your 2 tracks, allowing you to stay in time when mixing and getting creative.
A handy built-in audio interface lets users plug-and-play with a computer for pain-free audio recording, while the mic input circuit is specially designed for clear audio with no distortion.
The SB3 is USB bus-powered, meaning no hefty wall-warts will get in the way of your performance. The controller will also work with Serato DJ Pro (sold separately). The alternative Serato DJ Lite is a software that allows you to create professional DJ mixes with your DJ controller. It features a layout that mirrors the DJ controller, letting you easily get to grips with each control. It also allows you to see your track waveforms, BPM and library, giving you clear visual feedback to stay on top of your mixing.
If you're looking for a powerful and intuitive, plug-and-play controller to develop your skills, the DDJ SB3 is the perfect device. Developing DJs will love its portability and powerful functions while professionals may find it to be the ultimate backup device to their main controller.
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By Matt Wilkinson
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