Pioneer DJM-S5: 2-Channel Scratch Mixer


Pioneer DJ has announced the DJM-S5, a 2-channel scratch mixer that’s designed for use with Serato DJ Pro.

The mixer is similar to the 4-channel DJM-S9, but it has fewer features and channels. The DJM-S5 has two mic inputs, two USB ports, and four phono/line inputs.

The Pioneer DJM-S5 is a 2-channel scratch mixer that offers a high quality, durable design combined with powerful features for the modern DJ. The mixer has been built to withstand the rigors of daily use, while its performance capabilities let you unleash your creative potential. Whether you’re a professional or aspiring DJ, the DJM-S5 is a great choice for your setup.

Pioneer DJM-S5 Features:

  • 2-channel scratch mixer
  • 4 phono/line inputs
  • 2 USB ports
  • 2 mic inputs
  • Magvel Fader Pro crossfader with curve control
  • Sound Color FX and Beat FX
  • 3-band EQ
  • Filter
  • Built-in soundcard
  • Serato DJ Pro compatible
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The MAGVEL FADER PRO crossfader is a precision-engineered, durable crossfader that Pioneer DJ has designed for the professional scratch DJ. The fader Features a smooth, curve-control knob that lets you adjust the crossfader’s curve to match your scratching style. The fader is also made of durable materials that can withstand years of heavy use.


The DJM-S5 is equipped with Pioneer DJ’s Sound Color FX and Beat FX.

The Sound Color FX include Echo, Reverb, Pitch, and Filter. The Beat FX include Delay, Echo, Reverb, Flanger, Phaser, and Roll.

These effects can be applied to the mixers’ channels, mic input, and USB audio input.

Effect levers

The DJM-S5 is equipped with 2 large effect levers to control up to 57 effects in Serato DJ Pro. The effects are categorized into 7 groups: Echo, Reverb, Pitch, Filter, Flanger, Phaser and Roll.

Performance Pads

There are 4 performance pads on each deck, each with 13 pad modes. The modes include Hot Cue, Sampler, Roll, Slicer, Censor, and Transport.

The pads are backlit with RGB LEDs that change color to indicate the pad modes. The pads are also velocity-sensitive, so you can control the intensity of the effects.

Scratch Cutter

The Scratch Cutter is a feature that allows you to trigger one of 6 scratch sounds using the effects lever. All you need to do then is move the control vinyl or DVS jog wheel back and forth and the DJM-S5 takes care of the rest.

It is a great way to start learning to scratch without even touching the crossfader.

Crossfader Hot Cue

Another great feature of the DJM-S5 is the crossfader hot cue. This allows you to cue up a sound on one channel, and then trigger it with the crossfader.

You can use this to add scratch sounds to your mix, or just to make it easier to cue up sounds without having to reach for the control vinyl.

The Scratch Cutter and Crossfader Hot Cue features are two innovative tools for any aspiring scratch or battle DJ, with the mixer doing one skill while you master the other.

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Pioneer DJM-S5 Specifications:

  • Mixer Section:
  • Channel faders: 2
  • Line faders: 2 (assignable)
  • Crossfader: Magvel Fader Pro
  • Inputs: 4 phono/line (RCA), 2 mic (1/4-inch TS), 2 USB
  • Outputs: 1 master (XLR, RCA, 1/4-inch TRS jack, digital), 2 headphone monitor (1/4-inch and 3.5-mm jack)
  • Sound Color FX: Echo, Filter
  • Beat FX: Delay, Echo, Reverb, Flanger, Phaser, Pitch Shifter, Spiral, Slip Roll
  • 3-band EQ: High, Mid, Low
  • Filter: HPF/LPF
  • Sampling rate: 96kHz / 24bit
  • A/D converter: 24bit, 128times oversampling
  • D/A converter: 32bit
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Signal to noise ratio: 104dB (LINE)
  • Distortion: < 0.0008% (LINE)
  • Power supply: AC 100V~240V, 50Hz/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 15W
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 10.9″ x 11.8″ x 2.6″
  • Weight: 4.4 lbs.
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The Pioneer DJM-S5 is a great choice for the modern DJ who wants a high-quality, durable mixer that is packed with features. If you’re looking for a 2-channel scratch mixer that offers good performance and value, the DJM-S5 is a great option.

It will be released at the beginning of June 2022 at a price of $799

Mike is a Mobile DJ company owner, providing entertainment services for Weddings, Birthdays and other events for over a decade.

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