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
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.
BEAT SYNC = SYNC ON, MASTER SYNC = SYNC OFF
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.