NAMM 2022: Pioneer DJ DJM-S5 is a 2-channel scratch-style DJ mixer for Serato DJ Pro

Pioneer DJ DJM-S5

Pioneer DJ introduces the DJM-S5, a new 2-channel scratch-style DJ mixer for Serato DJ Pro. It wants to recommend itself to beginners as well as DJs who have already gained some experience with battle mixing and scratching and want to expand their skills.

The layout of the scratch mixer is based on its bigger siblings, offering a balance of ease of use and performance features. Each channel features a three-band EQ plus filter. In addition, there are FX and performance pads and a pre-listening section with cue fader.

The in-house, popular MAGVEL FADER PRO is installed as a crossfader, which can be adjusted to taste with the “Feeling Adjust” control and is built very robustly for permanent use. The feeling control is easily accessible on the front, as are the mike and aux controls and the obligatory two headphone jacks in standard and mini jack.

On the connection side, the back panel of the DJM-S5 offers two phono/line-in, an aux input, and an XLR/jack microphone jack, as well as two USB-C for the PC and power supply. For the sound system, there is an XLR master and an RCA pair (master 2 / booth).

New effects on the DJM-S5

Also on board are two large effect levers, which are the same size as those of the flagship DJM-S11. This allows you to control up to 57 different effects in Serato DJ Pro (including paid expansion packs).

Favorites can be stored in two banks. Four performance pads per channel offer different pad modes such as hot cue, sampler and scratch bank.

New on board is the scratch cutter function. If the DJ moves his control vinyl or the jog wheel (when using the DVS control) on one of the decks, the console processes the loaded sample or track with one of six selectable cutting patterns without having to move the crossfader. Crossfader hot cue, on the other hand, creates a scratch-like sound by moving the crossfader.

USB-Powered for Mobile Setups

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The DJM-S5 is the first DJ mixer from Pioneer DJ to be powered via USB connection to the computer. This opens up additional possibilities when working with mobile turntables, for example. So you can take your setup with you wherever the gig takes place.

The DJM-S5 also breaks new ground in terms of design. The eye-catching red glossy faceplate and a transparent cover on the front, which reveals the construction of the MAGVEL FADER PRO, are likely to attract one or two glances.

DJM-S5 – Price, and Availability

Pioneer DJ DJM-S5 2-channel...
  • 2-channel DJ Mixer with 8 Perfmance Pads Effects...
  • Scratch Cutter Effect
  • Magvel Fader Pro

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KEY FEATURES DJM-S5

  • Intuitive scratch-style layout & features from pro battle mixers
  • MAGVEL FADER PRO for professional scratching
  • Brand new functions like scratch cutter for easy scratching
  • Eye-catching new red gloss finish
  • Effect lever for effect control
  • Performance pads
  • Crossfader hot cue
  • Versatile stand-alone mixer with USB bus power – play anywhere with it
  • Plug-and-play compatibility with Serato DJ Pro and DVS