Why We Recommend It -
The Pioneer DJ DDJ-SR2 is a affordable controller for DJs on the go, with USB bus power no need to plug into your power strip. It has great sound, 8 large rubber performance pads, with Pad Plus functions to trigger multiple effects with 1 button. One of the main reasons we recommend this controller is the new Pad Trans Effect that allows you to use the Pads to cut the volume in time with the beat. This can create some great sounding custom breaks check out the video below to hear it in action!
From the Manufacture -
The perfect balance of functions and portability - If you're planning on performing live on a regular basis, then the DDJ-SR2 may be the smartest choice you can make. Thanks to its USB bus power, you can set down your laptop, plug in your DDJ-SR2, and be good to go. As for connections, there's a wonderful-sounding 4-channel USB sound card onboard, providing you with all the connections you need to send audio to and from your computer. XLR connections let you plug in to professional PA systems, and mixer inputs let you hook up your turntables too. In addition to dedicated Pitch 'n Time DJ controls for Serato DJ Pro (included), the DDJ-SR2 features large jog wheels, multicolor performance pads, Needle Search, and other key Serato DJ functions. Top it off with a quality sound card, flexible I/O, and USB bus power, and you have one impressively portable DJ controller.
Everything you need to turn your laptop into a mobile Serato DJ rig
Special controls for the Serato Pitch 'n Time DJ expansion make harmonic mixing easy
2-channel mixer layout saves space while still making it easy to control 4 decks
Large, backlit jog wheels let you scratch and pull off other turntablist tricks
Slip Mode control lets you easily keep the music going as you scratch
Each deck control section includes 8 large rubber performance pads for triggering samples, firing off hot cues, and executing effects functions
Pad Plus function lets you trigger multiple effects with 1 button and automatically sync samples and hot cues to the beat
4-channel audio interface (sound card) provides high-quality audio in and out of your computer
Includes licenses to Serato DJ Pro software and the Serato Pitch 'n Time DJ expansion