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Pioneer - DDJ-SZ

PADS


Pads (40) offer 10 different modes, depending on the PAD MODE buttons. Each of the 4 PAD MODE buttons offers 2 individual modes (hold SHIFT and then press the PAD MODE button to access the additional mode).


HotCues mode


Press the HOT CUE button to set the PADs to HOT CUE mode. Press and hold the same button for more than 1 second to enable/disable the Smart Cue (Quantize)

Each one of the 8 pad assigns a Hot Cue Point or returns the track to that Hot Cue Point.
When a Hot Cue Button is unlit, you can assign a Hot Cue Point by pressing it at the desired point in your track. Once it is assigned, the Hot Cue Button will light white.

Hold SHIFT and then press a pad to delete its assigned Hot Cue Point. Leds will be red if a HotCue point exists

The PARAMETER buttons (41) jump the song to the previous/next assigned HotCue point. Hold SHIFT and then press the PARAMETER buttons (41) to select between the Normal and the Stutter HotCue mode. On Stutter mode, when the track is paused, the HotCues act temporary (preview the track while pressed).


HotCues- Loop mode


Hold SHIFT and then press the HOT CUE button to set the PADs to CUELOOP mode.

Each one of the 8 pad assigns a Hot Cue Point or returns the track to that Hot Cue Point, but in both cases, it also triggers a Loop at that point.

The Loop length can be adjusted by the LOOP 1/2X and 2X buttons.


Press and hold SHIFT and then press a pad to delete its assigned Hot Cue Point

The PARAMETER buttons (41) jump the song to the previous/next assigned HotCue point. Hold SHIFT and then press the PARAMETER buttons (41) to select between the Normal and the Stutter HotCue mode. On Stutter mode, when the track is paused, the HotCues act temporary (preview the track while pressed).

Roll – Loop mode

Press the ROLL button to set the PADs to ROLL mode.

Each one of the 8 pad triggers a momentary Loop Roll. The size of the Loop Roll varies (see image). When a Loop Roll is triggered, the waveform of the track on the VirtualDJ GUI will continue to indicate the exit point.


Press SHIFT then one of the pads to trigger a Loop of a different size (see image).
3 Loop Size banks are offered (Small, Normal and Large), defined by the PARAMETER buttons.
Hold SHIFT and then press the PARAMETER (–) button to select the Small loop size bank.

Hold SHIFT and then press the PARAMETER (+) button to select the Large Loop size bank. Use the same buttons to return to the Normal loop bank (the leds of both PARAMETER buttons will be off in Normal mode)

Saved Loops mode

Hold SHIFT and then press the ROLL button to set the PADs to SAVED LOOP mode.

Each one of the 8 pad offers a slot to save the current selected loop. Press once to save the current loop to the first available slot (led becomes orange). Press the same pad to load and prepare the Loop. (it will not jump to that point if the position of the track is before that point).


Press SHIFT and then a saved slot to activate the Loop and jump the track to that point. Press the same pad to disable the Loop
Use the left PARAMETER button to save the current Loop to the first available slot. Use the right PARAMETER button to delete the last saved slot.



Slicer & Slicer Hold mode

Press the SLICER button to set the PADs to SLICER mode.

The eight pads represent eight sequential beats—"Slices"—in the Beat Grid. The currently playing Slice is represented by the currently red lit pad. The red light will "move through the pads" as it progresses through each eight-Slice phrase. Press a pad to repeat that Slice (hold it down if you want to keep looping it).
Once the Pad is released the track will continue to play from the position it would have been if the pad was never pressed.

Press SHIFT and then the SLICER button to set the PADs to SLICER HOLD mode. In this mode the Slice is memorized on first press as the track continues to play. (HOLD mode)

Use the PARAMETER button to adjust the length of the Loop applied to the slice. Press SHIFT and then the PARAMETERS buttons to adjust the step of the Slices



Sampler & Sampler Velocity mode

Press the SAMPLER button to set the PADs to SAMPLER mode.

Each one of the pads trigger a sample from the selected Sampler Bank of VirtualDJ. If a bank has less than 9 samples, both sides of the DDJ-SZ will control the same samples. If a bank has more than 8 samples, the left side of the DDJ-SZ will control samples 1 to 8 and the right side samples 9 to 16. Each one of the Pads will automatically get the assigned color of each sample.
Press the pads to trigger a sample. Depending on the selected trigger mode, use SHIFT and the same pads to stop the sample.

Use the PARAMETER buttons to select the Sampler Bank (previous/next). Press SHIFT and then the PARAMETERS buttons to select the Trigger Pad mode (on/off, hold, stutter, unmute)

Press SHIFT and then the SAMPLER button to set the PADs to SAMPLER Velocity mode. In this mode the Pads will additionally adjust the Volume of the Samples depending on the pressure (velocity) when triggered.
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