The Pioneer DJM-S5 Battle Mixer was designed from the ground up with scratching in mind, with innovative features that make scratching easier than ever. The two-channel, battle-style design features the premium-quality Magvel Fader Pro, complete with the ability to customise the feel and resistance of the crossfader. The front-panel features calibration control for the crossfader with a transparent panel which allows you to see how you adjust your crossfader.
Jam-packed with powerful performance tools, the DJM-S5 is the ultimate DJ mixer for professionals. Incorporating the same layout from the flagship DJM-S11 mixer; the DJM-S5 features two large effects levers complete with 57 effects (in Serato DJ Pro). These versatile levers allow you to control your effects by holding them down or releasing the paddles. There are also eight performance pads (four on each channel) with the choice of 13 pad modes including Hot Cue and Sampler. You can use the pads to trigger samples and sound FX over and even create live remixes by incorporating drum samples and more.One of the most unique new features is the ‘Scratch Cutter’. Featuring six cutting patterns, you can use the Scratch Cutter to apply automated cutting effects to music. It works by choosing one of the cutting patterns, using the effect lever and moving your jog wheels (or control vinyl) back and forth to trigger the cutting patterns. This allows you to emulate the pros and build up your scratching abilities. Featuring a distinctive red/black gloss finish and USB bus power; the DJM-S5 is the ultimate mixer for any DJ – from the stage to the studio.
Magvel Fader Pro, performance pads and effect levers
Building on the success of the DJM-S11, the DJM-S5 features the same familiar layout The new and improved design boasts a strengthened Magvel Fader Pro for improved stability – perfect for even the most demanding scratch performances. You can customise how the crossfader feels by using the front-panel calibration control. The transparent panel allows you to see how the control works behind the scenes.
The built-in performance pads you to trigger samples, finger-drum, incorporate sound FX and much more. The performance pads feature 13 pad modes in total including Hot Cue and Sampler modes. Two large effect levers allow you to control up to 57 effects (when using Serato DJ Pro), which were also incorporated from the DJM-S11 design. The levers provide hands-on control for triggering effects allowing you to turn them on/off by placing the lever in different positions.
Scratch Cutter – scratching made easy!
Whilst the design of the DJM-S5 is geared toward professionals and scratch veterans it also includes the new and innovative ‘Scratch Cutter’ function. This unique mode allows you to choose between six different cutting patterns and trigger them using one of the effect levers. Once you have selected your chosen cutting pattern, all you have to do is move your jog wheel (or control vinyl) back and forth to trigger the pattern. This allows you to sound like the pros and build up your scratching skills from the ground up.
From here, the mixer will apply a cutting effect to the music and emulate crossfader movements so you can focus on your timing and scratching abilities. It is the perfect starting point for those who want to learn how to scratch but don’t know where to start. Activating the ‘Crossfader Hot Cue’ feature allows you to create scratch-style sounds by quickly moving the crossfader. Moving the fader away from the edge will make the track/sample play from the most recent Hoe Cue point.
The first bus-powered mixer from Pioneer
Once again setting the new standard, Pioneer introduce their first-ever DJ mixer that can be powered via USB to your computer. This provides added freedom for DJs, allowing you to practice and perform wherever you go. Got a portable turntable and want to practice your scratching on the move? The DJM-S5 is the ultimate portable mixer. The mixer provides pristine sound reproduction, bringing out the best from your music, no matter what genre.
Serato DJ Pro and DVS plug-and-play
Get setup within seconds thanks to the plug-and-play compatibility of the DJM-S5. You can plug the mixer directly into your computer and run the Serato DJ Pro/Serato DVS software without the need for external drivers. Whether you use analog turntables or digital DJ controllers, the DJM-S5 is the perfect companion, offering unprecedented control over your songs including expansive performance features.
- Two-channel battle-style DJ mixer – ideal for scratching
- Magvel Fader Pro crossfader with adjustable resistance
- Two large effect levers (control up to 57 effects via Serato DJ Pro
- Eight backlit performance pads with 13 pad modes
- Scratch Cutter (with 6 cutting patterns) allows you to build your scratching skills
- Crossfader Hot Cue – create scratch-style sounds from a sample/track
- Pioneer’s first bus powered DJ mixer – perfect for DJs on the move
- Distinctive red/black gloss finish with transparent front panel which shows inner workings of crossfader
- Serato DJ Pro and DVS plug-and-play compatibility
- Software: Serato DJ Pro
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- S/N Ratio:
- 108 dB (USB)
- 94 dB (LINE)
- 82 dB (PHONO)
- 75 dB (MIC)
- 94 dB (AUX)
- Total Harmonic Distortion:
- 0.003 percent (USB)
- 0.007 percent (LINE)
- Input / Output Terminals:
- LINE / PHONO×2 (RCA)
- MIC x 1 (XLR / 1/4″ TRS Combo Jack)
- AUX x 1 (RCA)
- MASTER x 1 (XLR)
- BOOTH / MASTER x 1 (RCA)
- HEADPHONES x 2 (1/4″ stereo jack, 3.5-mm stereo mini jack)
- USB Terminal:
- PC / Mac connection & power supply USB Type-C x 1
- Power supply only USB Type-C x 1
- Power Supply: USB Type-C bus powered
- Power Consumption: 5V / 500 mA
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 245 x 363.5 x 107.9 mm / 9.65″ x 14.31″ x 4.25″
- Weight: 3.4 kg / 7.5 lb