Meet the DJM-S11 professional 2-channel DJ mixer from Pioneer Written by marqueeshow on October 15, 2020

Raise your game with the DJM-S11. This new professional 2-channel, 4-deck battle mixer brings enhancements to various elements from its predecessor, the DJM-S9, and offers a host of brand-new features to help you perform more freely with Serato DJ Pro or rekordbox.

When you’re scratching and making mash-ups on the fly, every second is priceless. Spend more time focusing on your mix when you play on the DJM-S11 thanks to the mixer’s 4.3-inch customizable touch screen, which has all the information you need. Browse tracks, check on playback positions and waveforms, and dynamically change the texture of the music by moving your finger across the Touch FX screen. With Touch MIDI, you can even trigger functions in your DJ software. All this means you can stay focused and keep your eyes on the mixer during your performance.

DJM-S11
 

Packing more sounds into your sets can make the difference between a good crowd reaction and a great one. In a battle, it could even push you up the podium from second to first place. You can play up to four tracks at once on the DJM-S11 thanks to Deck 3/4 Control. The additional decks appear on the touch screen with a selection of controls so you can browse and load tracks, adjust EQs, set loops, trigger Hot Cues, and more. If you’re using Serato DJ Pro, with Deck Move you can move tracks from deck 1 to 4 and deck 2 to 3 without a break in the music – enabling you to free up the main decks and prepare to drop in your next track. And you can switch on Dual Deck control to use one fader, knob, or control vinyl to manipulate the tracks loaded to decks 1 and 3 or 2 and 4. This means you can scratch two tracks at once, add effects, or adjust their volume simultaneously.

As well as a different look, you’ll also notice enhancements in the way the DJM-S11 feels compared to its predecessor. Its Performance Pads are larger and the MAGVEL FADER PRO has been strengthened to give you more stability when you’re scratching. Spotted some new controls? There’s a host of fresh features (which you can read more about below) including Smooth Echo, a new effect that you can automatically engage when you move the faders or hit the pads you’ve assigned as triggers. Sound quality has been improved too, with clear, powerful audio that reflects every nuance of your performance.

 

DJM-S11
 

As a DJ, you’re unique – and so is your setup. The DJM-S11 has been specially designed so you can effortlessly play the way you like. Its built-in USB hub enables you to directly connect with CDJs and the DDJ-XP2. It’s also compatible with Serato DJ Pro and rekordbox straight out of the box with no need for license keys, so simply plug in and play. Want to use another DJ application? Every fader, knob, and button is fully MIDI mappable.

If you want to add a distinctive look to your setup, choose the DJM-S11-SE. This special edition mixer inherits style elements from the classic DJM-909 which was released in 2004 and remains a favorite with purists to this day.

DJM-S11-SE

Watch the introduction video below or find out more about the new DJ mixer.

 

 

4.3-INCH TOUCH SCREEN WITH HIGH FRAME RATE: REFERENCE TRACKS AND SETTINGS, AND TRIGGER FX

Save the priceless seconds it takes to switch your gaze from your mixer to your laptop and back again. The high-frame-rate color touch screen on the DJM-S11 shows everything from waveforms to BPM information so you can stay in the zone and concentrate on what your hands are doing or look up to see how the crowd is reacting to your performance. It’s perfect for browsing tracks and it’s customizable, so you can set it to your preferred layout style.

Touch Display

Ready to express yourself in new ways? Switch to the Touch FX screen and you can control two effects at the same time by tracing one finger across the surface while the other hand is scratching with the crossfader or finger drumming on the Performance Pads. And in the FX Setting screen, you can save four sets of effect types and parameters, then instantly call them up in different scenarios, e.g. when you’re battling, mashing up tracks, or playing a club set.

Touch Display

Touch MIDI offers four pages of presets that enable you to control functions in your DJ software without touching your laptop. The controls can also be custom MIDI mapped, enabling you to set things up to suit your style.

TOUCH MIDI screen

Touch MIDI

 

INDUSTRY-FIRST (*1) SMOOTH ECHO: TRIGGER THE ECHO AUTOMATICALLY WITH A FADER/PAD YOU CHOOSE

Assign the Smooth Echo effect to your choice from a selection of controls, e.g. a fader or pad. Then, when you turn on Smooth Echo with its dedicated button, the echo will be triggered as soon as you move the relevant control. With changeable parameters for the effect, this new feature – never seen before on a DJ mixer (*2) – gives you the chance to create sounds while you’re scratching or finger drumming that were previously difficult to achieve.

SMOOTH ECHO ON button SMOOTH ECHO screen

SMOOTH ECHO

 

WORLD’S FIRST (*3) DECK 3/4 CONTROL: PLAY UP TO FOUR TRACKS AND EASILY CREATE LIVE MASHUPS

Want to pack more sounds into your sets? Play up to four tracks simultaneously thanks to Deck 3/4 Control, a never-seen-before (*4) feature that offers two extra decks, accessible via the touch screen. These additional decks include a range of controls such as EQs, Hot Cues, pitch bend and more, making it easier than ever to create live mashups of multiple tracks.

When you use Serato DJ Pro, you’ll have access to two powerful additional features. With Deck Move, you can reassign tracks from deck 1 to 4 and deck 2 to 3 without interrupting the sound. This enables you to free up the main decks so you’re ready to start playing your next track or scratching a new sample. And when you switch on Dual Deck control, you can adjust the volume and effects parameters for two decks at the same time, or scratch two tracks simultaneously.

MASH UP MODE SCREEN SELECT

Deck 3/4 Control

 

ENHANCED DESIGN, LARGER PADS, AND LOW LATENCY: PERFORM MORE INTUITIVELY THAN EVER

Easily find your way around the clean design and feel the mixer respond to your performance. The load button is larger than the one on the DJM-S9 and ideal for quicker track selection. Latency is minimal and the eight Performance Pads are bigger too, making them easier to hit in energetic battles.

PERFORMANCE PAD

 

SCRATCH BANK: RAPIDLY ACCESS YOUR SOUNDS FROM SERATO DJ PRO

With the new pad mode Scratch Bank, you can instantly load scratch samples from four banks that you’ve assigned in Serato DJ Pro by simply tapping a pad. You can load from a specified start point too – handy if you want to use this feature to drop in full tracks during a routine.
Activate Combo Pad mode in Serato DJ Pro to use up to four different pad modes simultaneously (two modes per channel, four pads per mode) and combine more features.

 

DJM-S11
 

 

HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO: ROCK THE CROWD WITH CRYSTAL-CLEAR SOUND, FAITHFULLY REFLECTING EVERY NUANCE OF YOUR PERFORMANCE

Under the surface of the DJM-S11 is a host of premium audio technology that ensures every detail of your performance is heard loud and clear. With studio-quality 64-bit mixing and dithering processing inside the DSP, plus a low-jitter clock circuit and 32-bit high-quality D/A converter in the master output section, the mixer inherits a high-density, raw sound from the industry-standard DJM-900NXS2.

 

IMPROVED MAGVEL FADER PRO: FEEL SUPPORTED WHEN YOU SCRATCH

If you liked the crossfader on the DJM-S9, you’ll love the improved version on the DJM-S11. We’ve enhanced the feeling of the MAGVEL FADER PRO and boosted the rigidity of the knob mounting axis in the vertical direction by 30 percent. This means you can scratch with more confidence, while the tougher coating around the crossfader area reduces wear to the top panel – preserving your mixer’s fresh look.

MAGVEL FADER PRO

 

22 BUILT-IN EFFECTS INCLUDING NEW BEAT FX: ADD TEXTURE TO YOUR TRACKS

Spice up your sets with all 15 Beat FX from the DJM-S9, plus seven new ones including Channel Fader Pitch and Helix. You can instantly trigger the effects saved in four FX Banks and edit them via the touch screen whenever you like. While you’re using one of these effects, you can also trigger up to six more from your DJ software to create sounds your crowd has never heard before.

FX SETTING screen Effect Select screen

Beat FX

 

DIRECT USB CONNECTIONS: DITCH YOUR HUB

There’s no need to use an external USB hub with the DJM-S11. Simply plug your DJ controllers and other devices into the dual USB-A ports to play with them. You can hook up two CDJs to use HID mode and the mixer includes two USB-B ports so you can plug in two laptops simultaneously for smooth DJ changeovers.

USB hub

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PLUG AND PLAY AND MIDI MAPPING: USE SERATO DJ PRO OR REKORDBOX FOR FREE

The DJM-S11 is a Hardware Unlock device for rekordbox – giving you free use of Performance mode – and it enables DVS control when you connect it to a computer running the application. You can also enjoy plug-and-play use of Serato DJ Pro for free – there’s no need to activate a license key. A voucher for the Serato Pitch ‘n Time DJ Expansion Pack is included, which enables, key shifting and key syncing with perfect audio quality. And with advanced MIDI mapping you can assign every button and knob to control various functions in the DJ software, enabling you to perform however you want.

* 1, 2, 3, 4: According to research conducted by AlphaTheta Corporation, patent-pending.

 

DJM-S11 / DJM-S11-SE SPECIFICATIONS

Software rekordbox
Serato DJ Pro
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (USB, LINE, MIC, AUX)
S/N Ratio 115 dB (USB)
105 dB (LINE)
90 dB (PHONO)
80 dB (MIC)
90 dB (AUX)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.003 % (USB)
0.005 % (LINE)
Inputs LINE x 2 (RCA)
PHONO x 2 (RCA)
MIC x 1 (XLR & 1/4-inch TRS Jack)
AUX x 1 (RCA)
Outputs MASTER x 2 (XLR, RCA)
BOOTH x 1 (1/4-inch TRS jack)
HEADPHONES x 2 (1/4-inch stereo jack, 3.5-mm stereo mini jack)
USB USB (Type A) x 2
USB (Type B) x 2
Power Supply AC 100 V, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 30 W
Maximum Dimensions 267 x 452.2 x 107.9 mm / 10.51” x 17.8” x 4.25 “ (Width x Depth x Height)
Weight 5.2 kg / 11.46 lbs
Accessories
  • Power cord
  • USB cable
  • Fader bumper A × 4
  • Fader bumper B × 2
  • Warranty (for some regions)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Precautions for Use
  • Serato DJ Pro Expansion Pack voucher

Visit rekordbox official website for its specifications.
Visit Serato DJ Pro official website for its specifications.