The two-channel DJM-S3 arrives this month.

Pioneer DJ is launching a new entry-level mixer option for Serato DJ users: the €549 DJM-S3.

The two-channel mixer arrives later this month and features a built-in sound card (the same found in the high-end DJM-S9 mixer) for Serato DJ and digital vinyl compatibility. According to Pioneer DJ, it’s “built to withstand intense performances” thanks to a “durable” Magvel crossfader, inherited from the pro DJM-900NXS2 mixer.

The mixer’s layout has been designed with scratch DJs in mind, though the relatively low price should make it an equally appealing option for anyone who wants a plug and play option to use with Serato DJ or control vinyl. However, if you don’t need Serato compatibility, Pioneer DJ’s recent DJM-250MK2 is a considerably less expensive option, costing €349.

Pioneer DJ has also launched a new Serato DJ controller, the DDJ-SR2, which has been built to accommodate the software’s latest features, including the recent Pitch ‘n Time expansion pack. It arrives later this month and costs €699.

Earlier this year, Pioneer DJ dipped its toes into the world of analog synthesis with the Toraiz AS-1 mono synth, a collaboration with Dave Smith Instruments.

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