Pioneer DJ has introduced the DJM-S11. They describe it as a new professional 2-channel, 4-deck battle mixer which brings enhancements to various elements from its predecessor, the DJM-S9, and offers a host of brand-new features to help DJs perform more freely with Serato DJ Pro or rekordbox. Here's more details in their own words...
When scratching and making mash-ups on the fly, every second is priceless. The DJM-S11 allows DJs to spend more time focusing on their mix thanks to the mixer's 4.3-inch customizable touch screen, which has all the information DJs need. Browse tracks, check on playback positions and waveforms, and dynamically change the texture of the music by moving a finger across the Touch FX screen. With Touch MIDI, DJs can even trigger functions in their DJ software. All meaning DJs can stay focused and keep their eyes on the mixer during a performance.
Packing more sounds into a set can make the difference between a good crowd reaction and a great one. In a battle, it could even push a DJ up the podium from second to first place. Thanks to the DJM-S11's new Deck 3/4 Control, DJs can play up to four tracks at once. The additional decks appear on the touch screen with a selection of controls so artists can browse and load tracks, adjust EQs, set loops, trigger Hot Cues, and more. If using Serato DJ Pro, with Deck Move DJs can move tracks from deck 1 to 4 and deck 2 to 3 without a break in the music – freeing up the main decks to prepare to drop in the next track. DJs can also switch on Dual Deck control to use one fader, knob, or control vinyl to manipulate the tracks loaded to decks 1 and 3 or 2 and 4, meaning DJs can scratch two tracks at once, add effects, or adjust their volume simultaneously.
As well as a different look, there are enhancements in the way the DJM-S11 feels compared to its predecessor. Its Performance Pads are larger and the MAGVEL FADER PRO has been strengthened to give more stability when scratching. Spotted some new controls? There's a host of fresh features (see more about below) including Smooth Echo, a new effect that can automatically engage when moving the faders or hit the pads assigned as triggers. Sound quality has been improved too, with clear, powerful audio that reflects every nuance of the performance.
All DJ's are unique – and so is their setup. The DJM-S11 has been specially designed so DJs can effortlessly play the way they like. Its built-in USB hub enables DJs to directly connect with CDJs and the DDJ-XP2. It's also compatible with Serato DJ Pro and rekordbox straight out of the box, with no need for license keys - simply plug in and play. For DJs who want to use another application - every fader, knob, and button is fully MIDI mappable.
For DJs who want to add a distinctive look to their setup, the DJM-S11-SE is the ideal choice. This special edition mixer inherits style elements from the classic DJM-909, which was released in 2004 and remains a favorite with purists to this day.
Pricing and Availability:
The DJM-S11 is available from a local dealer today at the SRP of £1,809.
The DJM-S11-SE will be available in local dealerships in mid-October at the SRP of £1,899.