MixtrackPro III

Sometimes, a piece of gear arrives and it makes you smile with a nod of approval. We knew the Mixtrack Pro range was due an update, but weren’t expecting a completely revamped layout and design ethos. The Mixtrack Pro 3, Numark’s affordable all-in-one two channel controller has gone… even more landscape? The wider and shorter look matches the width of the NV.

The change in aspect ratio has meant they’ve been able to spread much of the surface out a bit, giving some breathing space between all the controls. They’ve ditched the rather annoying centre master-volume slider in favour of the more standard rotary knob and moved the pads to the bottom and added a touch sensitive strip at the top. The controller still features a built in audio interface, and comes with Serato DJ Intro, which you can upgrade to Serato DJ proper should you want to.

Along with the Mixtrack 3 (the successor to the Mixtrack 2, duh) and the NV, you can finally see a cohesive design style emerging, which should help with not only Numark’s brand awareness, but the professionalism level that DJs see. You can read about the Mixtrack 3 in the accompanying story.

NUMARK DEBUTS MIXTRACK PRO 3 AND MIXTRACK 3 DJ CONTROLLERS AT NAMM

Premier DJ equipment manufacturer extends industry lead with two exciting, value-packed new entries

Ash Vale, UK (January 22, 2015)—Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, today announced the introduction of two new DJ controllers to their family of industry- leading DJ solutions, the MIXTRACK PRO 3 and MIXTRACK 3.

Designed with the skilled, professionally-aspiring DJ in mind, the new controllers offer a multitude of features and performance attributes that set them above the entry-level class of product, yet they offer extraordinary value and easy transportability.

Building on the previous MIXTRACK models and retaining all the features and benefits that made them so incredibly popular, the new models share the same basic platform and boast several performance/feature characteristics that make them particularly satisfying and effective to use. A good example is the class-exclusive 100mm pitch sliders that make it simple to execute extremely fine pitch adjustments, so it’s easy to keep two cuts in beat sync without any drift. The conventional 60mm pitch sliders on competitive units can’t come close to matching the MIXTRACK’s performance in this critical area.

Other important features shared by both models:

  1. Dedicated filter knobs for each channel, which provides a level of sophisticated, precise tonal control rarely, if ever, found at these price points.
  2. A multi-function touch strip for dynamic FX control and Strip Search operation
  3. Independent transport controls for greater operational flexibility, and they both utilize metal —not plastic— controls for long-term durability.
  4. Both include Prime Loops remix tool kit for adding loops and samples to live sets

Here is a brief listing of the MIXTRACK PRO 3’s and MIXTRACK 3’s important features:

MIXTRACK PRO 3

All-in-one Controller Solution for Serato DJ

  • Dedicated filter knobs for each channel
  • Includes Serato DJ Intro—upgrade-ready for full Serato DJ
  • Includes Prime Loops remix tool kit
  • Multi-function Touch strip for dynamic FX control and Strip Search
  • 16 multi-function performance pads
  • All-new high resolution metal jog wheels
  • Dual 5-inch hyper-responsive metal platters
  • Multiple FX manipulation
  • Dedicated track browsing controls from your library
  • Integrated class compliant audio interface with 1⁄4’ and 1/8” headphone connections

MIXTRACK 3

All-in-one controller solution for Virtual DJ

Similar to the PRO 3 but it includes Virtual DJ LE 8 and it doesn’t have the audio interface with 1⁄4’ and 1/8” headphone connections:

  • Dedicated Filter knobs for each channel
  • Multi-function Touch Strip for dynamic FX control and Track Search 16 multi-function performance pads
  • All-new high resolution metal jog wheels
  • Multiple FX manipulation
  • Includes Virtual DJ LE 8
  • Includes Prime Loops remix tool kit
  • Dedicated track browsing controls from your library

“These two controllers take their design inspiration from no-compromise professional units like our NS7III controller. The MIXTRACK PRO 3 and MIXTRACK 3 are performance-driven designs, but with a sharp eye on value,” said Numark Senior Product Manager Chris Roman. He added, “With their extremely high build quality, numerous features and ability to map virtually any DJ software, they set new standards for high performance at an affordable price. We’re excited to offer them.”

MIXTRACK PRO 3 and MIXTRACK 3 will ship with an MSRP of £169.99 and £149.99 respectively.

Please visit Numark at NAMM, booth 6700.

About Numark

Numark (www.numark.com) is the global leader in professional DJ and audio equipment, creating products that are unmatched in capability and design. Since 1971, Numark has delivered numerous music industry firsts and continues to develop and harness new technologies that enhance the DJ experience. Numark is a member of the premier family of brands known as inMusic.

Dan’s impressions

Compared to the last Mixtrack Pro, this unit looks infinitely better. The layout is more spacious, better positioned and soooo much more professional. It really seems like a simple controller you could have fun on. And at less than £170, it’s even more enticing to those starting out DJing.

You can expect the Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 to cost around £170 when it’s out.

Is this a worthy successor to the Mixtrack Pro series? What do you think of the new look?


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