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DDJ-SX3: software & firmware updates

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Firmware Update

  • DDJ-SX3 firmware
    Download link (0.17 MB)
  • Version
  • Latest update
  • Description

    This firmware is a system software program for your DDJ-SX3.
    Please update the firmware to the latest version to enhance the product's performance.

    Please read [Firmware Update Guide] to check the firmware version of your DDJ-SX3 and how to update the firmware.

    Ver.1.02 Update


    • The deck stopped playing after scratching or spinning the platter.
    • Sometimes performance pads and buttons lit incorrectly when connecting a PC/Mac when Serato DJ Pro was running.

    Notice to Windows 8 / 8.1 users
    Installation issue with Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1

    Notice to macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Sierra 10.12 and OS X 10.11  users
    Apple has tightened its security in macOS and OS X.
    So you may see an alert dialogue when you install driver software or firmware downloaded from Pioneer DJ Support Web page.
    The alert dialogue shows "[File name] can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer". Please follow the steps below to open the file and install it.

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

    About installation of Java
    Java is required to be installed on your computer before running the update file.

    • Java is not pre-installed in macOS and OS X.
      Please download and install Java into your computer from
      Please see the Firmware Update Guide for further details.
    • If you attempt to download Java with the Edge browser in Windows 10, the "In Windows 10, the Edge browser does not support plug-ins and therefore will not run Java.
      "Switch to a different browser to run the Java plug-in." message will be displayed, but click [Agree and Start Free Download] below the message to download Java anyway.

    About unzipping the downloaded file
    If a jar file is not generated even after unzipping the downloaded zip file, please follow the instruction below to unzip the file.

    1. Open a Finder window and navigate through the following directories: “System/Library/CoreServices”. Then, double click [Archive Utility] to run the application.
    2. Click on [Archive Utility] in the menu bar and select [Preferences].
    3. Remove the tick from the checkbox next to [Keep expanding if possible].


  • DDJ-SX3 driver for Windows
    Download link (4.32 MB)
  • Version
  • Latest update
  • Description


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

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

    Ver.1.000 Release
    • Driver software of DDJ-SX3 has been released.

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