Software Information

Software Information DDJ-SZ

Virtual DJ

  • To ensure good performance & maximum compatibility, make sure your device is up to date with the latest firmware & drivers:
    • Latest update : 24/Jul/2015
    • For all information about VirtualDJ 8 Pro, please visit www.virtualdj.com.

      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.

      VirtualDJ 8 Pro

      DDJ-SZ now supports VirtualDJ 8 Pro.
      VirtualDJ 8 Pro is available from the Atomix website below for free of charge.
      www.virtualdj.com/SZ
      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.

      DDJ-SZ_NO195

      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.
      Hardware diagram

      Please refer to the following website for VirtualDJ 8 Pro User's Guide.
      www.virtualdj.com/wiki/PDFManuals.html
      www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VirtualDJ8%20Controllers.html

      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

  • MIDI-compatible software

  • To ensure good performance & maximum compatibility, make sure your device is up to date with the latest firmware & drivers:
    • Latest update : 07/Aug/2015
    • DDJ-SZ works with other MIDI-compatible software besides Serato DJ, 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, change the setting to use software other than Serato DJ at the utility settings. For details, please refer to the "Using DJ software other than Serato DJ" 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.

  • Serato

  • To ensure good performance & maximum compatibility, make sure your device is up to date with the latest firmware & drivers:
    • Latest update : 04/Apr/2017
    • PITCH PLAY MODE IS NOW SUPPORTED.

      Pitch Play mode is available on Serato DJ 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 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:
      support.serato.com/

      Serato Flip is now supported.

      Serato Flip is available on Serato DJ 1.7.0.
      (Serato Flip is separately sold Expansion Pack for Serato DJ.)
      Please visit this link to use Serato Flip.

      Serato Flip is now compatible with DDJ-SZ.
      We finished our evaluation of Serato DJ 1.7.0 on DDJ-SZ.

      Please refer to the Serato Flip manual.
      For further information on Serato Flip, please refer to the following website:
      support.serato.com

      We have identified that the issue below may occur when using the combination of Serato DJ 1.7.0 and DDJ-SZ.

      • Issue: Even though the Sampler mode button is pressed on DECK2 or 4, Sampler mode may not always start.
      • Workaround: Press the ROLL or SLICER mode button, then press the Sampler mode button again to activate Sampler mode.
        The above issue was fixed in Serato DJ 1.7.1.

      Serato DJ Software Download

      A function to load tracks from the Files panel of Serato DJ is added. (SeratoDJ) (December 15, 2014 Updated)
      When a track is selected in the Files panel of Serato DJ, you can load the track by pressing a combination of 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.

      Improvement of the jog platter latency for scrathing (May 20, 2014)
      The jog platter latency for scratching is improved in Serato DJ 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 software in order to make the latency improvement effective.

      Serato DJ software is available free of charge from the below website
      serato.com/dj/downloads

      Applicable model
      [DJ Controller] DDJ-SZ

      Please see "DDJ-SZ Operating Instructions" for the Installation Procedure.

      Please refer to the Hardware diagram for Serato DJ.

      When you first launch Serato DJ, 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, you can use the software without buying the license or activating the unit.

      Downloading the Serato DJ software manual

      The Serato DJ software manual is available from the website below.
      serato.com/dj/downloads

      Operating environment for Serato DJ

      For the latest information on the operating environment of Serato DJ, please visit serato.com.
      http://serato.com/dj/downloads#min-specs.

      • Operation is not guaranteed on all computers, even if all the required operating environment conditions indicated here are fulfilled.
      • Depending on the computer’s power-saving settings, etc., the CPU and hard disk may not provide sufficient processing capabilities. For notebook computers in particular, make sure the computer is in the proper conditions to provide constant high performance (for example by keeping the AC power connected) when using Serato DJ.
  • To ensure good performance & maximum compatibility, make sure your device is up to date with the latest firmware & drivers:
    • Latest update : 07/Aug/2015
    • For all information about Serato Video, please visit serato.com.

      The first 5,000 units come bundled with a free licence for the Serato Video plug-in

      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).

      Applicable model
      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.
      http://www.serato.com/voucher

      The Serato Video manual is available on the below website.
      http://serato.com/video/downloads

  • TRAKTOR

  • To ensure good performance & maximum compatibility, make sure your device is up to date with the latest firmware & drivers:
    • Latest update : 24/Jul/2015
    • For all information about TRAKTOR PRO 2, please visit www.native-instruments.com.

      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.

      Download Setting file for TRAKTOR PRO 2

      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.

      Import guide of TRAKTOR PRO 2 setting file

      Please refer to the Hardware diagram below for the functions controlled by DDJ-SZ.
      Hardware diagram

      List of MIDI Messages

  • Operating System information

    • Last edit: 24/Oct/2017
    • Latest information of Pioneer DJ products for Mac OS.


      OS   driver
       
      macOS v10.13 Yes
        v10.12 Yes
           
           
      OS X v10.11 Yes
        v10.10 Yes
        v10.9 Yes
        v10.8 Yes
           
           
      Mac OS X v10.7 Yes*
        v10.6 Yes*
           

      *Driver software works as a 32 bit mode even your OS (Operating System) is operating in a 64 bit mode.

    • Last edit: 24/Aug/2016
    • Latest information of Pioneer DJ products for Windows® OS


      OS   driver
       
      Windows 10 / Windows 10 pro 32 bit Yes
        64 bit Yes
           
       
      Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 pro 32 bit Yes
        64 bit Yes
           
       
      Windows 7 32 bit Yes
      Home Premium / Professional / Ultimate 64 bit Yes
           
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