The mixer retails for under £500 and has a built-in Serato-friendly soundcard
Just announced by Pioneer is the new DJM-S3, a more affordable little sister to the existing DJM-S9 two-channel battle mixer for Serato.
Like its larger, more expensive sibling, the DJM-S3 features a built-in soundcloud that's Serato-friendly out of the box, so you can connect your mixer to your laptop with just a single USB cable and have full control of all of Serato's features - though the DJM-S3 lacks the dedicated buttons of the DSM-S9.
Each channel is equipped with three-band EQ and its own filter, and the mixer sports discreet Mic and Aux channels and a responsive and tough Magvel fader, again just like its higher-spec relative. There are three line and two phono inputs, both on RCA phonos, plus a mic input on a 1/4-inch TS jack. Output-wise there are twin master outs (1x RCA, 1x XLR), and two headphone sockets (6.35mm and 3.5mm), plus 1x USB port. The mixer measures 230x320x108mm, and weighs 6kg.
The DJM-S3 will be available from late September, priced £499 inc VAT. More more info, see Pioneer's own website, or watch the video below...