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Firmware Update

  • DDJ-SZ firmware Mac
    Download link (1.94 MB)
  • Version
    1.20
  • Latest update
    17/Dec/2014
  • Description

    This firmware is a system software program for your DDJ-SZ.
    Please update the latest firmware to enhance the product's performance.

    If the firmware version is Ver.1.20, you don't need to update the firmware version.
    Please read the Update Guide to check the firmware version of your controller and how to update the firmware.

    Fixed an issue where the same MIDI code was output in multiple operations. (December 15, 2014 Updated).
    Fixed a MIDI conflict issue where the same MIDI code was output when selecting TALKOVER in the MIC switch as well as pressing the SHIFT button and the BROWSE knob on DECK 1. Please see here for the new MIDI code table.

    For those who use Serato DJ:
    You can now load tracks in the Files panel of Serato DJ by pressing certain buttons on DDJ-SZ. If you update both Serato DJ to ver 1.7.2 and later and the DDJ-SZ firmware to Ver 1.20 and later, the above function will be enabled.
    You can download the latest version of Serato DJ from the Serato website.
    Please see here for further details.

    For those who use TRAKTOR PRO2:
    A new TSI file is needed to be used with the firmware ver 1.20 and later.
    If you use the TSI file provided by Pioneer DJ, please download a new TSI file from here and import it again to your computer.

    TRAKTOR PRO 2 from Native Instruments is now supported. (June 23, 2014)
    The firmware version 1.18 or later supports TRAKTOR PRO 2.
    The Setting File is required to be imported and TRAKTOR PRO 2 should be updated to Ver.2.6.8 when TRAKTOR PRO2 is used with DDJ-SZ.

    Improvement of the jog platter latency for scratching (May 20, 2014)
    The jog platter latency for scratching is improved in the firmware Ver 1.15.
    You need to update Serato DJ software to Ver 1.6.3 and later as well as the firmware of DDJ-SZ in order to make the latency improvement effective.

  • DDJ-SZ firmware Windows
    Download link (1.07 MB)
  • Version
    1.20
  • Latest update
    17/Dec/2014
  • Description

    This firmware is a system software program for your DDJ-SZ.
    Please update the latest firmware to enhance the product's performance.

    If the firmware version is Ver.1.20, you don't need to update the firmware version.
    Please read the Update Guide to check the firmware version of your controller and how to update the firmware.

    Fixed an issue where the same MIDI code was output in multiple operations. (December 15, 2014 Updated)
    Fixed a MIDI conflict issue where the same MIDI code was output when selecting TALKOVER in the MIC switch as well as pressing the SHIFT button and the BROWSE knob on DECK 1. Please see here for the new MIDI code table.

    For those who use Serato DJ:
    You can now load tracks in the Files panel of Serato DJ by pressing certain buttons on DDJ-SZ.
    If you update both Serato DJ to ver 1.7.2 and later and the DDJ-SZ firmware to Ver 1.20 and later, the above function will be enabled.
    You can download the latest version of Serato DJ from the Serato website.
    Please see here for further details.

    For those who use TRAKTOR PRO2:
    A new TSI file is needed to be used with the firmware ver 1.20 and later.
    If you use the TSI file provided by Pioneer DJ, please download a new TSI file from here and import it again to your computer.

    TRAKTOR PRO 2 from Native Instruments is now supported. (June 23, 2014)
    The firmware version 1.18 or later supports TRAKTOR PRO 2.
    The Setting File is required to be imported and TRAKTOR PRO 2 should be updated to Ver.2.6.8 when TRAKTOR PRO2 is used with DDJ-SZ.

    Improvement of the jog platter latency for scratching (May 20, 2014)
    The jog platter latency for scratching is improved in the firmware Ver 1.15.
    You need to update Serato DJ software to Ver 1.6.3 and later as well as the firmware of DDJ-SZ in order to make the latency improvement effective.

Drivers

  • DDJ-SZ driver for Windows
    Download link (3.29 MB)
  • Version
    1.103
  • Latest update
    24/Aug/2016
  • Description

    This driver will allow you to connect your DDJ to a PC.
    Please read the Manual for the installation procedure.

    Unzip the downloaded file "DDJ****exe.zip". This file will appear: DDJ****.exe

    Ver.1.100 Update
    [NEW]
    • Support for 64-bit version of Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7.

    Supported operating systems

    • Windows® 10 / Windows® 10 Pro
    • Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 8.1 Pro
    • Windows® 7 Home Premium / Professional / Ultimate

    Installation issue with Microsoft Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8

  • DDJ-SZ driver for Mac El Capitan
    Download link (0.77 MB)
  • Version
    1.1.1
  • Latest update
    27/Jan/2016
  • Description

    DRIVER FOR MAC EL CAPITAN

    This driver will allow you to connect your DDJ to a PC.
    Please read the Manual for the installation procedure.

    Unzip the downloaded file "DDJ****dmg.zip". This file will appear: DDJ****dmg

    Update Ver.1.1.1:
    [FIXED]
    • A freeze occurred when Control Tone was selected for the Audio Output in the CONTROLLER OUTPUT tab of the Setting Utility.
    Version numbers for this update
    • Utility   :1.0.2
    • Driver  :1.1.0
    • DLL     :1.0.2
    To check the version of your software: open [Setting Utility] > [About].
    Note: See the Manual for the setting utility.


    OS X El Capitan v10.11.1 verification has been completed.
    This driver is compatible with OS X v10.11.1 instead of v10.11.
    Please update your Mac OS to v10.11.1 if you are using v10.11.
    If your Mac OS is v10.10 or older, please use the DRIVER FOR MAC YOSEMITE.

    Supported operating systems
    Mac OS X : v10.11.1

    Visit Serato web site for Serato DJ compatibility with El Capitan.

    Notice to users of Mac OS X 10.8 or later
    Apple has tightened its security in OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and later.This is why you may see an alert dialogue when you install driver software or firmware downloaded from Pioneer DJ Support Website or run an uninstaller. The alert dialogue says "[File name] can't be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed.". Please follow the steps below to open the file and install or uninstall it.

    1. Open [Finder].
    2. Double-click the downloaded dmg file.
    3. Click the pkg or app file or right-click (or control-click) it and select [Open] from the displayed menu.
    4. Select [Open] in the displayed dialogue.
    5. Follow the instruction in the dialogue to complete the installation or run the application.

    Open source notice:
    This software includes open source software codes licensed under Apple Public Source License, Version 2.0 ("APSL"). The machine readable copy of the corresponding source code is available here.

  • DDJ-SZ driver for Mac Yosemite
    Download link (1.04 MB)
  • Version
    1.0.1
  • Latest update
    18/Nov/2015
  • Description

    DRIVER FOR MAC YOSEMITE

    This driver will allow you to connect your DDJ to a PC.
    Please read the Manual for the installation procedure.

    Unzip the downloaded file "DDJ****dmg.zip". This file will appear: DDJ****dmg

    OS X Yosemite v10.10 verification was completed.

    Supported operating systems
    Mac OS X : v10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7. 10.6

    Notice to users of Mac OS X 10.8 or later
    Apple has tightened its security in OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and later.This is why you may see an alert dialogue when you install driver software or firmware downloaded from Pioneer Support Website or run an uninstaller. The alert dialogue says "[File name] can't be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed.". Please follow the steps below to open the file and install or uninstall it.

    1. Open [Finder].
    2. Double-click the downloaded dmg file.
    3. Click the pkg or app file or right-click (or control-click) it and select [Open] from the displayed menu.
    4. Select [Open] in the displayed dialogue.
    5. Follow the instruction in the dialogue to complete the installation or run the application.

    Open source notice:
    This software includes open source software codes licensed under Apple Public Source License, Version 2.0 ("APSL"). The machine readable copy of the corresponding source code is available here.

MIDI Mapping files

  • DDJ-SZ Traktor Mac
    Download link (0.65 MB)
  • Version
    1.01
  • Latest update
    15/Dec/2014
  • Description

    This Setting File is required when using Native Instruments' TRAKTOR PRO 2 Ver 2.6.8 with the DDJ-SZ.

    Before use: depending on your computer's specifications, the reaction of the [Preferences] window may get slow after importing the Settings File. However, such behavior will not cause any problems with the application itself.

    To set up your DDJ-SZ with TRAKTOR PRO 2, please use the following Hardware diagram

    Please read the Import Guide for the installation procedure.

    The TSI file has been partially changed in line with the firmware update where MIDI conflict issues were fixed. (December 15, 2014 Updated)

    • If you use the firmware ver 1.20 or later, you need to use a new TSI file.
    • If you use the TSI file provided by Pioneer, please download a new TSI file and import it again to your computer.
  • DDJ-SZ Traktor Windows
    Download link (0.65 MB)
  • Version
    1.01
  • Latest update
    15/Dec/2014
  • Description

    This Setting File is required when using Native Instruments' TRAKTOR PRO 2 Ver 2.6.8 with the DDJ-SZ.

    Before use: depending on your computer's specifications, the reaction of the [Preferences] window may get slow after importing the Settings File. However, such behavior will not cause any problems with the application itself.

    To set up your DDJ-SZ with TRAKTOR PRO 2, please use the following Hardware diagram

    Please read the Import Guide for the installation procedure.

    The TSI file has been partially changed in line with the firmware update where MIDI conflict issues were fixed. (December 15, 2014 Updated)

    • If you use the firmware ver 1.20 or later, you need to use a new TSI file.
    • If you use the TSI file provided by Pioneer, please download a new TSI file and import it again to your computer.
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