Pioneer DDJ-SX3

DJ controller for Serato DJ Pro

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Product Description

Smooth Transition: Meet the DDJ-SX3
Upgraded performance DJ controller for Serato DJ Pro with expanded connectivity, Dual USB ports, dedicated Mic terminal and multiple inputs/outputs!

Pioneer DJ have upgraded one of our popular DJ controllers to create the 4-channel DDJ-SX3.
Designed for dedicated use with Serato DJ Pro (previously known as Serato DJ), the features
and expanded connectivity of the new controller enable you to make smooth transitions
between DJs, guest speakers, musical genres and individual tracks. With a familiar layout
and a high-quality casing, the DDJ-SX3 improves on the DDJ-SX2, which earned a strong
reputation with a wide range of people including professional mobile DJs.

Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX3

The new controller’s intuitive interface and professional features let you bring fresh creativity
to your performances at all kinds of gigs, from club nights and parties to weddings and
corporate events. It also offers expanded connectivity to give you greater flexibility when
you’re juggling DJs, MCs and guest speakers. Changeovers are now seamless, even when
the DJ playing before you uses a different laptop, as you can each plug into one of the dual
USB ports at the same time.

Pioneer DDJ-SX3 Dual USB

Thanks to the dedicated Mic input terminal on the front of the DDJ-SX3, you can talk to the
crowd without needing to occupy any of the four mixer channels. And with twin Mic inputs on
the rear of the controller, you can keep hold of one Mic while another two are out on the floor,
without interrupting your mix. Control the level, tweak EQs and apply FX to all three Mics

Pioneer DDJ-SX3 3 Microphone Inputs

Spice up your sets with the four popular Sound Color FX and use the Key
Shift, Key Sync and Pitch Play features to effortlessly mix tracks harmonically and create liveremixes.
Unlock Serato DJ Pro by plugging the DDJ-SX3 into a computer running the software. You
don’t need a subscription or licence key. Download Serato DJ Pro.

Pioneer DDJ-SX3 Colour FX

A voucher for the Serato Flip and Pitch 'n Time DJ Expansion Packs is included with the DDJ-
SX3, so you can use Flip, Key Shift, Key Sync, Pitch Play and other advanced features for
* Both computers require Serato DJ Pro software.

Three Mic inputs, plus Mic FX
Dual USB ports
Sound Color FX
Clear visual design maximising Serato DJ Pro features
Advanced key-related features via Pitch 'n Time DJ (licence included)

Stand-alone DJ mixer with multiple inputs/outputs
Other features:
Serato Flip
Grab handles on both sides
Mic input circuit
Needle search pad
Slip Mode
Paid upgrade to Serato DVS



Technical Specs


Three Mic inputs, plus Mic FX dedicated Mic input and level control knob on the front panel of the DDJ-SX3 comes in addition to the popular twin Mic inputs inherited from the DDJ-SX2, which are found on the rear panel. You can control the level, EQ and low-cut filter, and add reverb and compressor to each – enabling you to tweak the sound to suit the venue and ensure clear speech and vocals. You can also enhance performances by applying Sound Color FX such as Echo, plus Serato DJ Pro FX, to the two Mics plugged into the rear panel.

Dual USB ports
Connect two computers running Serato DJ Pro at the same time for seamless DJ transitions or back-to-back performances. Or connect a backup computer in case your laptop crashes.

Sound Color FX 
Add texture and unique sounds to your mixes using the popular Filter, Echo, Jet and Noise FX.

Clear visual design maximising Serato DJ Pro features
The DDJ-SX3 inherits the interface design of our professional hardware, so you can intuitively use all its features.

Multicoloured Performance Pads
Trigger 11 Serato DJ Pro features including Hot Cues, Sampler and Pitch Play with the large, multicoloured Performance Pads. Watch their colours and illumination change instantly to show the selected pad mode and playing status.

Jog wheels with reduced latency 
Scratching feels natural on the jog wheels, which feature reduced latency compared to those on the DDJ-SX2. Get instant information about the current playback status and position from the illuminating On Jog Display for more precise performances.

Clear design with quality look and feel
The DDJ-SX3 feels natural to use thanks to the clear visual division of the player and mixer sections, which feature high-quality black hairline aluminium and gunmetal grey finishes respectively. 

Advanced key-related features via Pitch 'n Time DJ (licence included)
A voucher for Serato Pitch 'n Time DJ is included with the DDJ-SX3 so you can use Key Shift, Key Sync, Pitch Play and other advanced features to smoothly and harmonically mix tracks. Adjust the key of tracks by semitone with Key Shift, and sync the keys of tracks during mixes with Key Sync. Pitch Play lets you trigger your Hot Cues in a range of different keys and assign them to the controller’s Performance Pads so you can play them like a keyboard.

Stand-alone DJ mixer with multiple inputs/outputs 
The DDJ-SX3 has four external input terminals for multi players, turntables, DJ controllers and more. Connect various types of speakers to the XLR and RCA master out terminals and the TRS jack booth out terminal. You can also use the DDJ-SX3 as a stand-alone DJ mixer without connecting a computer. Connect multi players and analog turntables and use them with the controller’s mixer section.

Other features
Serato Flip: A voucher for Serato Flip is included with the DDJ-SX3 so you can create and save Hot Cue sequences to make custom edits of your tracks and use the dedicated Serato Flip controls to play them back at the touch of a button. Get even more creative by skipping or repeating track sections on the fly.
Grab handles on both sides: Easy to carry and set up.
Mic input circuit: Clear audio without distortion, even with high input level.
Needle search pad: Instantly jump to a specific part of a track with a simple touch of the pad.
Slip Mode: Silently keeps a track playing during a loop, sample, or Hot Cue. Release the jog wheel and the track comes back at exactly the right place.
Paid upgrade to Serato DVS: For Serato DJ Pro deck control using multi players and turntables (Expansion Pack available separately).


Serato DJ Pro (previously known as Serato DJ)

Frequency Response

20 Hz to 20 kHz

S/N Ratio

107 dB (USB)

96 dB (LINE)

87 dB (PHONO)

80 dB (MIC)

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.003% (USB)

0.005% (LINE)

Input/Output Terminals



LINE x 2 (RCA)

MIC x 3 (XLR & 1/4-inch TRS jack x 1, XLR x 1, 1/4-inch TRS jack x 1)


MASTER x 2 (XLR x 1, RCA x 1)

BOOTH OUT x 1(1/4 inch TRS),

PHONES x 2 (1/4 inch stereo phone jack x 1, 3.5 mm stereo mini jack x 1)


USB (Type B) x 2

Maximum Dimensions (WDH)

664.0 × 354.4 × 70.4 mm


6.1 kg


AC adaptor, Power cord, USB cable

Quick Start Guide, Serato DJ Pro Expansion Pack Voucher (Serato Flip and Pitch 'n Time DJ)


Compatible OS


macOS High Sierra 10.13 (updated to the latest version)

macOS Sierra 10.12 (updated to the latest version)

OS X 10.11 (updated to the latest version)


Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 (the latest service pack)


Intel® processor CoreTM i7, i5, i3: 1.07 GHz or above


4GB or more of RAM



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Do you own the Pioneer DDJ-SX3? Why not write a review based on your experience with it.
27 June, 2019
So big, so bright, so flashy... It basically "just worked". It sounds fairly good. The jogs and vinyl search are brilliant. I love the feel of the crossfade and pots. The range of controls is massive: it does more than I'm capable of using creatively at the moment. It's really fun to play, making me want to practice with it. I've had two issues, one concerns me, the other doesn't: - i'd read reviews that some people experienced audio drop-off after a couple of hours use. This has happened to me once. I've not been able to repeat it since updating the firmware to the latest version. Hopefully that's fixed it for good. I'm outside the 2wk easy returns phase now, so if it happens again I'm gonna be hella mad. - the cue pad colours don't always match the colours serato uses. The strong reds, yellows and blues all match fine, but the "in between" colours (orange, turquise, and all the pastel shades) often quantise to a shade further from their on-screen equivalent than I'd like. It's a minor detail, but surprised me.
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22 June, 2020
Great controller
Very nice controller, love the mic inputs too
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3 April, 2020
Perfect Upgrade
I have to say this is an outstanding controller. The perfect upgrade I had been looking for.
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12 March, 2020
Pioneer DDJ SX3
Excellent product, loving it.
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19 February, 2020
Awesome all round
Great product matched with an amazing service from had a slight issue with my details on the order however was sorted very quickly and didn't delay dispatch and delivery....thank you see you again soon!
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16 December, 2019
Very good
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11 December, 2019
Excellent equipment, was very prompt with sending product to me... very happy customer
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6 October, 2019
Brilliant controller Definitely recommend for anyone stepping into more advanced levels of DJing Pitch shift buttons make life easier for slipping tracks in matching keys Favourite feature has it to be the FX working on mic channels So needed for this reasonably sized bit of kit
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31 January, 2019
Quick delivery and 0% apr finance options. Great
Would recommend
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Undisclosed Reviewer
25 December, 2018
Seen this on offer couldn't resist purchasing this excellent service delivery was quick will defo use again xx
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11 December, 2018
It's Pioneer it's from their DDJ line. Enough said
This is exactly as you might expect if you have the SX or DDJ SX2. No really dramatic improvements on Bould quality that you might need to know. The addition of a Dual laptop connection and input select switches on the top is mega. As is the mixer effects. Sound is exactly the same no improvements in audio quality on the Mic as I'd hoped. Even though there is now a laptop based DW for the mic and additional 2 mic inputs. The platters still good but not great and as everybody else who uses this controller regularly to play out. It would have been better going more the DDJ-1000 route interm of hardware. One snag is there is NO fx control panel button anymore on the controller???? Totally through me ata gig as Inhad not had time to use the controller before playing out. School boy error as it meant I had to keep jumping back to the laptop to sort the effects. Or at least see the fx assigned to each of the 3 pots etc. Massive pain in the but. Conclusion. Hoped for. Ore but more than happy with the upgrade, although if I had used the SX3 for an hour or so first. Prob wouldn't have upgraded as new additions on this version I didn't really need
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DJ Paul Evans
9 August, 2018
Happy with my upgrade
Great piece of kit well worth the upgrade from the sx2. 3 mic inputs (2 balances) internal fx which can be applied to mics too
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7 August, 2018
Pioneer ddj SX 3
I can't fault the staff at, especially Simon who was very helpful. As for DDJ-SX3 I was disappointed in I had 2 faulty units. Couldn't cue up tracks to play. Wouldn't play either on either platforms. Cut out on 3 occasions, twice during a wedding reception. I had no choice but to send both units back, and 2nd time around to ask for a refund. Again though I can't fault the staff at, and I felt sorry for them, as they hadn't had the support from pioneer with the faults, and I wasn't the one to have problems with the SX 3 either.
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2 August, 2018
Pioneer DDJ-SX3 Controller
Excellent controller and with 3 mic inputs
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10 July, 2018
The best controller
Good value, great product, love it
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2 July, 2018
Pioneer SX3 does it for me
Had SX2 but extra effects are awesome
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Hi I’m interested in buying this price of kit. But I only have an iPad Pro and no laptop. Can you use serato on the iPad and connect to this kit Thanks
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I’m looking to upgrade my controller I work off virtual dj is this compatible as I don’t want to change my software
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