So here’s our video of the Numark Mixtrack Pro II from the floor of the NAMM Show 2013, with the unit explained by one of Numark’s product guys, Eric. We’ve got lots of close-ups so you can get a better feel for the quality and so on. (Update: Read our full Numark Mixtrack Pro 2 review).
We liked it – it’s appreciably better looking, the pads especially feel nice. It’s got an almost Apple-esque feel with the bevelled edges, and it’s certainly a lot more attractive that its predecessor, the rather boxy Mixtrack Pro. Of course, we all know that the killer feature of the Mixtrack Pro was the excellent jogwheels. Here, I’m not sure if these are an improvement. They’re certainly not significantly worse, but they’re lower profile and may prove a little fiddlier to scratch and cue on.
It will be interesting to see how much control the pads give you within Serato DJ Intro, but remember you’ll be able to upgrade easily enough to Serato DJ, which is an appreciable hike in software capability.
Of course, as soon as we get our hands on a review sample, we’ll get a full review and review video made, including a scratch demo so we can better ascertain the quality of those jogs.
• It will be available Q1 2013 at €299 for the Mixtrack Pro II, and €199 for the Mixtrack II (the version without a sound card at the end of the video)
How does it look to you? Would you be happy scratching and cueing on those jogwheels? Do you think it’s a better looking device than the original Mixtrack Pro, and worth the extra money?