August 10, 2015
Aspiring DJs now have uncompromised control, with the launch of the DDJ-SB2 entry-level controller for Serato DJ Intro and Serato DJ. The two-channel DDJ-SB2 boasts all the features of the original DDJ-SB – including Filter Fade, Performance Pads and advanced features not usually available at this price point – and adds trim pots, level meters, the Pad Trans beat effect and 4-deck control.
The DDJ-SB has been hugely popular with budding DJs, thanks to its intuitive, plug-and-play control of Serato DJ Intro (free) and Serato DJ (paid upgrade), which offers features including iZotope FX, Slip Mode, record and a host of expansion packs. The controller’s innovative Filter Fade lets DJs mix seamlessly, adjusting the volume and high pass filter with just one hand. So they’ve got a spare hand to unleash their creativity – using the tactile Performance Pads and buttons to trigger samples, FX, loops and cues.
Now the DDJ-SB2 adds pro-DJ features usually found on top-flight controllers, including trim pots and level meters to control the volumes on each channel. Also new at this price point are four-deck control and the Pad Trans Pad beat effect, which cuts the volume in time with the BPM when the DJ hits the Performance Pads.
The USB-powered DDJ-SB2 is more compact and portable than its pro-DJ stable mates, the DDJ-SX2 and DDJ-SZ, but offers the same intuitive layout, high-quality build, and many advanced features.
The DDJ-SB2 comes bundled with Serato DJ Intro.
|Software||Serato DJ Intro (free, bundled) Serato DJ (paid upgrade)|
|Input ports||Mic x 1 (¼-inch TS jack x 1)|
|Output ports||Master Out x 1 (RCA x 1) Headphone Monitor Out x 2 (¼-inch TRS jack, 3.5 mm stereo mini jack)|
|Other ports||USB B type x 1|
|Frequency response||20Hz ～ 20kHz|
|Total Harmonic Distortion ratio||0.005% or less|
|S/N ratio||90 dB (PC)|
|Maximum dimensions (W x D x H)||487 x 58.5 x 271.2 mm|
|Unit weight||2.1 kg|
|Applicable OS (Windows)||Windows 8.1/ Windows 8/ Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
CPU: Intel processor Core Duo 2.0 GHz or higher, Intel processor Core i3, i5 and i7 Memory: RAM 1 GB or higher
|Applicable OS (Mac)||Mac OSX v10.10, 10.9, 10.8
CPU: Intel processor Core Duo 1.6 GHz or higher, Intel processor Core i3, i5 and i7 Memory: RAM 1 GB or higher
|Display resolution||1,024 x 768 or higher|