Hardware Manuals

Pioneer DJ - DDJ-SZ2  


Firmware & Drivers

Firmware: Update the firmware of the unit to the latest version from https://www.pioneerdj.com/en/product/controller/ddj-sz2/black/support/#info

Drivers: Install the latest drivers (for both Windows and Mac OSX computers) from https://www.pioneerdj.com/en/support/software/ddj-sz2/#drivers

VirtualDJ 8 Setup

Download and install VirtualDJ 8 from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)

Once VirtualDJ 8 is launched, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account.

A Pro Infinity or a Pro Subscription License is required to fully use the Pioneer DDJ-SZ2. Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.

A detection window will appear next verifying proper connection with the DDJ-SZ2.

Click on the "Use Soundcard" button in order VirtualDJ to apply the pre-defined audio configuration. Keep in mind that due to the nature of the unit, speakers need to be connected to the Master Output of the DDJ-SZ2 and the pre-defined audio configuration to be used.

Click to OK.

The unit is now ready to operate.

MIDI Operation

The unit should be visible in the CONTROLLERS tab of Config and the “factory default” available/selected from the Mappings drop-down list. The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.
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The unit has a pre-defined Audio setup and a special button in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that. Alternative Audio setups can be applied in the same window.

For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ 8.