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Pioneer - DDJ-SZ2

Advanced Audio Options


Pioneer DDJ-SZ2 offers a variety of Inputs and Operation modes. The unit can operate both as MIDI and a stand-alone hardware mixer at the same time, allowing mixing from analogue media sources (CD Players, Turntables etc) connected to one of the 4 available inputs at the rear panel, along with the ability to use a Computer DJ Application.

MIXER CHANNELS


Channel 3 (far left) :
Audio signal from an analogue line level source (such as a standard CD Player) connected to the CH 3 LINE inputs at the rear panel can be inserted and processed by the mixer when the switcher at the top panel is set to Line position.
Audio signal from an analogue turntable source connected to the CH 3 PHONO inputs at the rear panel can be inserted and processed by the mixer when the switcher at the top panel is set to Phono position.
Audio signal from VirtualDJ Deck 3 can be routed to this Channel when the switcher at the top panel is set to USB position.

Channel 1 (middle-left) :
Audio signal from an analogue line level source (such as a standard CD Player) connected to the CH 1 LINE inputs at the rear panel can be inserted and processed by the mixer when the switcher at the top panel is set to Line position.
Audio signal from VirtualDJ Deck 1 can be routed to this Channel when the switcher at the top panel is set to USB position.

Channel 2 (middle-right) :
Audio signal from an analogue line level source (such as a standard CD Player) connected to the CH 2 LINE inputs at the rear panel can be inserted and processed by the mixer when the switcher at the top panel is set to Line position.
Audio signal from VirtualDJ Deck 2 can be routed to this Channel when the switcher at the top panel is set to USB position.

Channel 4 (far right) :
Audio signal from an analogue line level source (such as a standard CD Player) connected to the CH 4 LINE inputs at the rear panel can be inserted and processed by the mixer when the switcher at the top panel is set to Line position.
Audio signal from an analogue turntable source connected to the CH 4 PHONO inputs at the rear panel can be inserted and processed by the mixer when the switcher at the top panel is set to Phono position.
Audio signal from VirtualDJ Deck 4 can be routed to this Channel when the switcher at the top panel is set to USB position.

Notes :
- Each time a different source is selected from the top switchers, the audio signal of other sources on the same channel will be muted.
- Switch between various sources is smooth, providing the ability of back-to-back dj changeover.
- When the corresponding channels are set to USB position and there are two computers connected on the DDJ-SZ2, the USB A/B buttons on the top of the mixer allow smooth transitions between different DJ's. When one of the USB A/B buttons is pressed for one of the sides of DDJ-SZ2 then both of that side channels are muted for the computer that has not the control anymore.

Recording & Broadcasting


The unit offers the ability to record the Master Output along with the Microphone and LINE Inputs directly from VirtualDJ record button (in the MASTER center panel). The dedicated Recording input channel is already pre-configured, so no further adjustments need to be done.

Note :
The recording audio level depends on the "USB Ouput Level" setting in DDJ-SZ2 Settings Utility application, and by default it's set to -19db to provide enough headroom on your recordings. We strongly advise to keep the default setting while recording, but if you find your recordings too quiet then you may want to change this value to a higher setting.

MICROPHONE INPUTS


DDJ-SZ2 offers 2 Microphone Inputs and Level/EQ controls from the top panel. Both audio signals from these inputs are directly routed to the Master Output of the unit.
The Microphone inputs are not part of the USB Audio interface, so these cannot be added in VirtualDJ Audio setup and will not control the software Microphone section in the MASTER panel of VirtualDJ GUI and vice versa.

However, as mentioned in the Recording section, both Microphone Inputs can be recorded via the REC button of VirtualDJ via the dedicated recording input channel of the Audio interface.



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