In this review we’re gonna take a look at the Pioneer DDJ SB2. It is the follow-up to the original DDJ SB which we thought was one of the best entry level controllers coming included with Serato Dj Intro and is compatible with the full version
of Serato DJ update. Retailing at only $299 with additional savings on our authorized wholesaler site selling for only $249, The DDJ SB2
offers many features for the price.
The Pioneer DDJ sb2 looks a lot like the original DDJ S as it has two big chunky jog wheels much larger than what you’d find on something like the Traktor Kontrol s4 for instance. It has four multi-function pads that can act as hot cues, auto to manual loop and sample packets. Then you’ve got four transport pads here at the bottom for play, pause, cue and sync. The mixer section has two volume faders a crossfader along with an onboard soundcard around the back where you’ve got just a single pair of RCA jacks for the match output and a USB socket for connecting your laptop.
The led channel level meter which shows the level of channels one into is easy to see if your levels are too hot or if you’re peaking just by looking at the level meter. It’s a good introduction to the typical Club layout for those who play clubs or own CDJs at home and are looking for a portable controller to play house parties or for smaller bars and the like.