Top Tips for the Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ

The Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ is a powerful 4-channel controller. Here are our top tips to get the most out of it and control the club.

Before you start

Before getting started make sure you a running the latest Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ firmware and Serato DJ Pro 2.3.3 or higher.

Getting started

To connect the Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ to Serato DJ Pro, press LINK, followed by LOAD 1, then LOAD 2.

Changing to decks 3 & 4

Double tap SHIFT to switch between decks 1/3 and 2/4.

CDJ2000NXS HID mode style controls

The Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ inherits many of the controls from Pioneer DJ’s CDJ2000NXS2.


  • Looping controls

  • Adjust the waveform view using the encoder knob on the controller

Serato DJ Pro Pad Modes

The primary Pad Modes are (from left to right) HOT CUE, AUTOLOOP, ROLL, SAMPLER. The secondary Pad Modes are (from left to right) SAVED FLIP, SLICER, SLICER LOOP, PITCH PLAY. Press shift along with the desired mode button to access these.

Crossfader curve options

All crossfader curve options and most mixer controls are under the pioneer utility settings. Accessed by holding down MENU. 

Watch the walkthrough and tutorial video from OP!