Numark reveal a decent update to the Mixtrack Pro, bringing it to its 3rd generation, and powered by Serato DJ Intro. Meet the Numark Mixtrack Pro 3.
The Numark NS7II is a hefty and expensive slice of controller. So when Numark announce the NS7III with screens, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’d have to sell body parts to finance a new one. But don’t worry — the NS7III’s screens are an add-on unit available separately as well. Yes, that render that was floating around a while ago is now a thing.
Just a quickie — Serato has rolled out Serato DJ 1.7.3, a simple upgrade to allow the new Pioneer XDJ-1000 play nice with HID.
Dropping coin on the full Serato suite used to be a strain on anyone’s wallet. But now there are Serato DJ Kits — collections of their wares.
Almost at the end of Worxmas 2014, and Serato has dug deep for Worxmas and offered 10 complete software bundles. And by complete we mean almost everything.
It’s new and it’s apparently a game changer. So let’s see if Numark can change someone’s game by giving away a Numark NV as part of Worxmas 2014.
Akai Professional unveils the AMX, the first super-portable DVS-enabled mixer for Serato DJ. Is it any good? Ray takes it for a spin.
Modular controllers were supposed to be all the rage, but it’s still taking time for them to to really take hold of the DJ scene. But the Akai Professional AFX controller aims to give greater control over the finer points of Serato DJ. Ray plugs, plays, and writes words.
Befitting a bigger upgrade number, Serato DJ 1.7.2. brings a lot of cool things. MIDI lights will please the mappers, Sticker Lock will give Scratch Live users one more reason to migrate, and official Yosemite support will mean Apple users can upgrade their OS and Serato DJ version.
The controller paradigm is well established, and is only taking tiny steps forward with each iteration. But Numark has taken quite a leap forward by putting screens into their newest unit. The Numark NV aims to “change everything”, but can the inclusion of Serato DJ info at your fingertips really make that much of a difference? Mark Settle finds out.