Passion for Scratching: The Pioneer DJ DJM-S5
A Two-Channel Scratch Mixer for Serato DJ Pro
Decked out with a glossy red-and-black control panel finished with a transparent window so you can actually see the mechanics of the MAGVEL PRO fader, the Pioneer DJ DJM-S5 is undeniably impressive. In terms of functions, this model lies somewhere between the DJM-S3 and DJM-S7, down to the MAGVEL crossfader, the bank of effects switches and the performance pads, but on top of that, you get new tweaks like a Scratch Cutter, which can be used to spit complex scratch patterns without even touching the crossfader, and a Crossfader Hot Cue function so that you can scratch via simple crossfader movements. In short, the Pioneer DJ DJM-S5 is so slick that it will feel just as comfortable beneath the fingers of fresh-faced scratch DJs as it will for seasoned battle scratchers.