Numark’s all-in-one Mixtrack Pro 3 Serato DJ controller is now available. The latest update in the popular Mixtrack Pro series features a narrower chassis design, thicker metal jogwheels compared to its predecessors, and touchstrips for track search and effects. It ships with Serato DJ Intro, and you can upgrade to Serato DJ.
Today’s post was inspired by a thread on the Digital DJ Tips forum, from where this answer comes. Our reader said: “I think I’ll use Virtual DJ or Serato, but it really doesn’t matter to me: I’d rather get a controller and buy software accordingly.” As you’ll see, though, we don’t think this is the right way to go…
My, how far the Mixtrack Pro has come. Always a successful model at the lower end of the market, right since the original clunky Mixtrack Pro and then the slimmed-down Mixtrack Pro 2, the new Mixtrack Pro 3 sports a thorough update for 2015, with a sleeker shape and some features from Numark’s more expensive controllers.
Following our recent tutorial video on when to use DJ effects, Digital DJ Tips reader John Spiegel writes: “I use a Numark Mixtrack with Virtual DJ LE. In the effects section there is no filter, either hi or low pass. I was wondering if there’s a way to either get around that or fix that.”
Reader DJ MW writes: “I have decided to sell my CDJs and go digital. However I regularly use a third deck in my sets. My question is: How would it work in relation to volume/pitch controls when switching? Does it lock them in or does it just follow the physical faders when you switch back and change the values, messing up the mix?”
Beginner DJ Bill Dunn writes: “I’m looking at buying the Numark Mixtrack, but not the Pro version as I already have a good sound card. Please can you tell me whether the non-pro Numark Mixtrack controller has a headphone output?”