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Battle Ready: the DJM-S9 two-channel mixer for Serato DJ

 

Battle Ready: the DJM-S9 two-channel mixer for Serato DJ

gives DJs the power to personalize

 

August 6, 2015: The new DJM-S9 two-channel mixer for Serato DJ puts the power of personalization in DJs’ hands, with a fast, accurate and customizable crossfader, plus Performance Pads and FX buttons that DJs can map to suit their preferences. The mixer delivers plug-and-play integration with Serato DJ’s four decks and boasts DVS support, on-board Beat FX, two USB sound cards, and a top-loaded input switcher for seamless DJ transitions.

 

The DJM-S9 is built to withstand the most rigorous scratch performances and suit every DJ’s style. The proprietary magnetic crossfader is both robust and responsive, with customizable Fader Bumpers, feeling adjust, cut lag, and fader curve. The color-coded Performance Pads give instant access to loops, cues, samples and rolls – or DJs can reconfigure the pads to trigger their favorite Serato DJ functions.

 

Plus DJs can customize the FX buttons and banks to their choice of 55 Serato DJ FX[*] and 15 on-board Beat FX, and manipulate the parameters with a wet/dry dial on each channel. And the FX On/Off lever means they can exit their creative compositions in a flash.

 

The versatile DJM-S9 is at home in any pro-DJ set-up. DVS control means DJs can use CDJs and turntables to control Serato DJ; non-Serato DJ users can access the on-board FX and use the Performance Pads to give tactile performances without the software.

 

Turntablists and enthusiasts are in for a treat with the release of limited edition gold models of the PLX-1000 turntable and DJM-S9 two-channel mixer for Serato DJ. Both feature a gold finish top panel and elements of gold throughout their design, including the turntable’s tone arm and the mixer’s crossfader and channel fader knobs. Pioneer DJ is releasing just 1,000 PLX-1000-Ns and 500 DJM-S9-Ns worldwide, each bearing a plate engraved with its unique serial number – making this a golden opportunity for DJs to get their hands on a truly unique set-up.

 

Finally, Pioneer DJ is completing its line-up for vinyl DJs with the release of the PC-X10 cartridge to accompany the PLX-1000 turntable. The PC-X10 delivers a high output and excellent skip resistance that ensures the needle sticks to the record during even the most energetic performances.

 

The DJM-S9 will be available in Fall 2015, with a retail price of $1699.00. The limited edition gold DJM-S9-N will also be available in late Fall 2015 with a retail price of $1799.00– the perfect companion to the limited edition gold PLX-1000-N turntable that launches at the same time with a retail price of $799.00. The PC-X10 cartridge comes with the replaceable PN-X10 stylus and will be available online in the USA from the Pioneer DJ Store in November 2015 with a retail price of $149.00. The PN-X10 stylus can also be bought separately with a retail price of $55.00.

 

Watch the DJM-S9 introduction video.

Learn more about the DJM-S9.

Learn more about the PLX-1000.

Learn more about the PC-X10 turntable cartridge.

 

 

KEY FEATURES OF THE DJM-S9

 

  • Tough, responsive Magvel Fader Pro for precision scratch performances

 

Pioneer DJ’s proprietary Magvel Fader Pro is packed with features that ensure a reliable response – whatever a DJ’s performance style:

 

  • Highly responsive operation

 

The low-latency fader delivers a fast, accurate response, while DJs can change the operational load using the Feeling Adjust dial. Shock-absorbing Fader Bumpers are included in three materials, so DJs can choose the level of resistance they prefer.

  • Robust build for excellent durability

 

The DJM-S9 is built to last using a contactless, magnetic crossfader and metal shafts that withstand repeated use over a long period without loss of reliability.

 

  • Configurable Curve and Reverse

 

DJs can adjust the crossfader’s curve characteristics to suit their style and use Reverse to switch the cut lag from the bottom to the top.

  • Multi-colored Performance Pads for physical performances

 

The DJM-S9 has large Performance Pads that are precision engineered for accuracy and rapid response. DJs can use the sixteen multi-colored pads – eight on each deck – to trigger and manipulate features including Hot Cue, Roll, Slicer and Loop. Or they can choose to map the pads to other functions within Serato DJ. The organic EL display screen shows what mode is in use, and DJs can allocate pad colours to Hot Cues in Serato DJ for an even stronger visual cue.

 

  • Customizable buttons give access to a host of on-board and Serato DJ FX

 

The DJM-S9 draws on the enduring legacy of the DJM-909 battle mixer to give DJs access to a wealth of high-quality FX. Six Beat FX buttons and six Serato DJ FX buttons, plus two banks, mean DJs have unprecedented choice.

 

  • 15 on-board Beat FX with added parameter control: Six dedicated buttons trigger the popular Echo, Delay, Reverb, Flanger, Phaser and Trans effects in time with the BPM. DJs can replace these with other on-board Beat FX – and assign six more Beat FX to the second bank.
  • 55 Serato DJ FX[i]: DJs can map the six buttons, plus an additional bank, to their favorite Serato DJ FX powered by iZotope.
  • Filter FX: a high pass/low pass filter on each channel lets DJs manipulate FX; DJs can switch this for other filters and FX, including Dub Echo, Noise and Pitch.
  • Release FX: use the large RMX-1000 style lever to trigger FX briefly, lock them on, or exit arrangements quickly.

 

  • Two USB sound cards, four-deck support, and top-loaded input switcher

 

The DJM-S9 is the ultimate plug-and-play Serato DJ mixer, with two USB sound cards to let two DJs play back-to-back seamlessly. The input switcher is on the top of the mixer, so there’s no need to fiddle around at the back of the unit between sets. DJs can switch between all four Serato DJ decks, while DVS support makes the DJM-S9 ideal for Serato DJs who prefer to play using CDJs or turntables. Plus DJs can record direct to the software during performance.

 

  • Pro-DJ design for accurate sound reproduction

 

The DJM-S9 inherits its high-quality audio circuitry from Pioneer DJ’s flagship DJM-2000NXS. The AC inlet is designed to reduce resistance and deliver the stable sound needed in loud club environments.

 

  • Other features

 

  • MIC input features Echo FX and high-quality circuitry to eliminate unwanted distortion
  • Clip display shows when input levels are too high
  • Peak limiter eliminates distortion on the Master output
  • Built-in 3-band isolator (+6 dB to -∞dB)
  • Fully MIDI compatible
  • Adjustable brightness
  • Lightweight and portable

 

 

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS

 

Software

Serato DJ

Input ports

CD/Line x 2(RCA), Phone x 2 (RCA)

MIC x 1(XLR & ¼-inch TRS jack)

AUX x 1 (RCA)

Output ports

Master Out x 2 (RCA x 1, XLR x 1)

Booth Out x 1(¼-inch TRS jack)

Headphone Monitor Out x 2 (¼-inch stereo jack, 3.5-mm stereo mini jack)

Other ports

USB x 2

Frequency response

20 Hz ~20 kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion ratio

0.005% or less 

S/N ratio

107 dB (USB)

Maximum dimensions

(W X H X D)

267 x 107.9 x 407.3 mm

Unit weight

4.6 kg

 

SERATO DJ SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Applicable OS (Windows)

Windows 8.1 / Windows 7

(CPU) Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 1.07 GHz / (Memory) 4GB

Applicable OS (Mac)

Mac OS X v10.10 / 10.9 / 10.8

(CPU) Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 1.07 GHz / (Memory) 4GB

Display resolution

1280 x 720 or higher

USB

USB 2.0 port

Free HDD space

5 GB

 

 

About Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc. is the subsidiary of Pioneer DJ Corporation responsible for sales and marketing in North, Central, and South America. For more than 20 years, Pioneer DJ has been a market leader in the design and production of innovative DJ equipment and software. The company works closely with DJs and clubs to deliver next generation products that inspire and shape the global dance music community. Its portfolio includes brands such as Pioneer Professional Audio and Pioneer DJ Radio as well as social platforms KUVO and DJsounds. Pioneer DJ Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan. For more information, visit www.pioneerdj.com.

 

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