Pioneer DJ DJM-S3: New Serato DJ Enabled Mixer

Pioneer DJ DJM-S3 Review

Pioneer DJ DJM-S3: New Serato DJ Enabled Mixer

Introducing the Pioneer DJM S3

Could the new Pioneer DJM S3 be the best low budget mixer for turntablists? Lets find out a little more about this brand new mixer and what features it has!

pioneer djm s3

Pioneer DJM S3 Overview

  • Built in soundcard for easy hook up to Serato DJ via USB port
  • Magvel Crossfader (Our favourite crossfader for scratching)
  • Independent filters for each channel
  • Durable build quality and design
  • 3 band isolator EQs

pioneer djm s3 back


  • 3 LINE (RCA)
  • 2 PHONO (RCA)
  • 1 MIC (1/4 inch TS Jack)


  • 1 MASTER (XLR)
  • 1 MASTER (RCA)
  • 2 HEADPHONE MONITOR (1/4 inch Jack, mini-jack)

Plus 1 USB port for plug and play with Serato DJ using DVS.



pioneer djm s3 set

Our Thoughts..

We think this mixer could be a great centre piece to a simple DVS using turntablist set up. It seems to have a great build with focus on the basics. We love the Magvel crossfader and it’s alos nice to see isolator EQs featured.

To make the most of this mixer using Serato DJ you would definitely need to add the DDJ SP1 controller (pictured above) to your set up. The DDJ SP1 allows you to access nearly all of Serato DJs features, from hot cues, to FX and much more.

It would have been really nice to see the paddles from the DJM S9 or at least 4 hot cue pads featured on this mixer. I feel like adding one of the features from the S9 would tie it in nicely and help sell way more of these units. We’re seeing hot cues added with other brands like Mixars, but are we paying for build quality with Pioneer?

What are your thoughts on this new mixer form Pioneer DJ? Comment below…

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