DDJ-SZ works with other MIDI-compatible software besides Serato DJ Pro, by assigning MIDI message. Please refer to the list of MIDI message to find mapping values of all buttons and knobs. To assign MIDI message to all software function, please refer to your manufacturers' software manual.
When using this unit as a controller for operating MIDI-compatible software other than Serato DJ Pro, change the setting to use software other than Serato DJ Pro at the utility settings. For details, please refer to the "Using DJ software other than Serato DJ Pro" within the Operating Instructions.
Please do not run multiple DJ Software on your computer at the same time. When switching from one DJ software to use another, please turn the DDJ-SZ power off and then power back on after software switch has been completed.
For further details of the usage, please refer to the software manufacturers.
DDJ-SZ supports the DJ Software TRAKTOR PRO 2 from Native Instruments. 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. Also, the firmware of DDJ-SZ itself is required to be updated to ver. 1.18 or later.
Please refer to the website of Native Instruments for how to update TRAKTOR PRO 2.
Please see here for how to update the firmware of DDJ-SZ.
Please refer to the Import guide of Setteig file for TRAKTOR PRO 2 below.
*Depending on your computer's spec, the reaction of the [Preferences] window may get slow after importing the settings file.
Please refer to the Hardware diagram below for the functions controlled by DDJ-SZ.
DDJ-SZ supports the latest DJ Software VirtualDJ 8 Pro now.
Support Operating System
For the latest information on the operating environment of Virtual DJ 8 Pro, please visit virtualdj.com.
DDJ-SZ now supports VirtualDJ 8 Pro.
VirtualDJ 8 Pro is available from the Atomix website below for free of charge.
You need a “Key code” when you download VirtualDJ 8 Pro.
A "Key code" card is included in each box of DDJ-SZ shipped in mid December and later.
Please refer to the VirtualDJ 8 Pro setup guide below for installing the application.
VirtualDJ 8 Pro setup guide
Please refer to Hardware diagram below for VirtualDJ 8 Pro.
Please refer to the following website for VirtualDJ 8 Pro User's Guide.
Your computer might not work as expected when multiple versions of Virtual DJ application are installed. Ensure that you install a version of Virtual DJ application you need only after uninstalling all the already installed versions of Virtual DJ. Please refer to the Virtual DJ uninstall guide below for uninstalling older versions of Virtual DJ.
Virtual DJ uninstall guide
The first 5,000 units of the DDJ-SZ sold worldwide will be bundled with a free license for the Serato Video plug-in (worth $149).
DDJ-SZ: includes a free license for Serato Video plug-in.
You can download Serato Video pulg-in for free by entering the coupon code on serato.com.
The Serato Video manual is available on the below website.
Pitch Play mode is available on Serato DJ Pro 1.9.6.
To use Pitch Play mode, you need the Pitch 'n Time DJ Expansion Pack sold separately.
Please visit here for the Pitch 'n Time DJ Expansion Pack.
Pitch Play mode is now supported on DDJ-SZ.
Verification of Serato DJ Pro 1.9.6 on DDJ-SZ completed.
Please visit here to learn how to activate Pitch 'n Time DJ.
Please refer to Hardware Diagram for Pitch Play mode.
For further information on Pitch Play mode and Pitch 'n Time DJ, please visit the following website:
Serato Flip is available on Serato DJ Pro 1.7.0.
(Serato Flip is separately sold Expansion Pack for Serato DJ Pro.)
Please visit this link to use Serato Flip.
Serato Flip is now compatible with DDJ-SZ.
We finished our evaluation of Serato DJ Pro 1.7.0 on DDJ-SZ.
We have identified that the issue below may occur when using the combination of Serato DJ Pro 1.7.0 and DDJ-SZ.
Serato DJ Intro and Serato DJ have been renamed and are now known as Serato DJ Lite and Serato DJ Pro, respectively.
You can continue to use Serato DJ Pro for free.
Update your Serato setup to Serato DJ Pro for free here.
Serato DJ Pro Installation guide
A function to load tracks from the Files panel of Serato DJ Pro is added. (SeratoDJ) (December 15, 2014 Updated)
When a track is selected in the Files panel of Serato DJ Pro, you can load the track by pressing a combination of buttons on DDJ-SZ. If you update both Serato DJ Pro 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 Pro from the Serato website.
Improvement of the jog platter latency for scrathing (May 20, 2014)
The jog platter latency for scratching is improved in Serato DJ Pro Ver 1.6.3 and later. You need to update the firmware of DDJ-SZ to Ver 1.15 and later as well as Serato DJ Pro software in order to make the latency improvement effective.
Serato DJ Pro software is available free of charge from the below website
[DJ Controller] DDJ-SZ
Please see "DDJ-SZ Operating Instructions" for the Installation Procedure.
Please refer to the Hardware diagram for Serato DJ Pro.
When you first launch Serato DJ Pro, a [BUY/ACTIVATE] icon may be displayed in the Online panel. Those who use DDJ-SZ do not have to activate the unit or buy the license. If you connect DDJ-SZ to Serato DJ Pro, you can use the software without buying the license or activating the unit.
The Serato DJ Pro software manual is available from the website below.
For the latest information on the operating environment of Serato DJ Pro, please visit serato.com.
Latest information of Pioneer DJ products for macOS
|macOS Monterey 12 (Intel® Core™ Processor / Apple M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max chip)
(updated to the latest version)
|macOS Big Sur 11 (Intel® Core™ Processor / Apple M1 chip)
(updated to the latest version)
|macOS Catalina 10.15 (updated to the latest version)|
|macOS Mojave 10.14 (updated to the latest version)|
Latest information of Pioneer DJ products for Windows® OS.
|Windows 11 (latest service pack)|
|Windows 10 (latest service pack)|