Sometimes, the DJ industry releases products that the community knee-jerks at, and mercilessly mocks said product without actually touching it. And at first glance, the Numark Party Mix controller with built-in lighting is the kind of thing that falls straight into that category. But all the feedback I’ve heard from people who have played with it (myself included) have given it praise, and that it punches above its weight. And Serato appears to agree, and has made their entry level Serato DJ Lite software work with it out of the box.

I got PR from Serato and Numark, and eeny meeny miny moe’d with Numark being the winner:

NUMARK’S® PARTY MIX DJ CONTROLLER WITH BUILT IN LIGHT SHOW NOW INCLUDES SERATO DJ LITE SOFTWARE

Serato DJ Lite is now available to all existing and new customers of Numark’s best-selling, DJ controller.

Cumberland RI, USA (July 24, 2018)—Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, today announced that their best-selling Party Mix DJ controller, an affordable controller especially tailored to making it fun and easy for aspiring DJs to spin and party like a pro, will now come with Serato DJ Lite. The Numark Party Mix delivers a genuine DJ experience for enthusiasts at any level of proficiency with its full-sized chassis, dual scratch platters and mixing controls. With its own built-in active light show, DJing is not only easy, but visually fun as well. Just plug in the Numark Party mix, load up Serato DJ Lite on your computer, play your own music including your iTunes collection. No extra setup is required. Just plug, load and play—it’s that simple.

With Serato DJ Lite, DJs can mix their music and customize their performance exactly the way they want. DJ’s can create their own custom crates or use playlists they created in iTunes. They can also load their own samples, set cue points, and save favorite loops.

The Numark Party Mix features eight lighted trigger pads with multiple modes, including access to instant effects, hot cues, looping, and sampling. DJs can beat match with backlit sync button or manual pitch adjust functionality. A crossfader is included to segue between tracks. As part of the standard DJ feature set, the Numark Party Mix also includes outputs for powered speakers and headphones for monitoring you mix. Most notably, the Numark Party Mix has a built-in music synchronized light show that gives any occasion that perfect party atmosphere. This is a simple plug- and-play controller that everyone will feel comfortable with right away.

The combination of the Party Mix and DJ Lite will make DJs at any level of expertise sound like a world-class professional.

Party Mix features:

  • Built-in light show creates party atmosphere
  • Party DJ Control System with mixing and Sync automatic beat control
  • Audio outputs for speakers and 1/8” headphones
  • Simple plug and play
  • Cool effects and multiple pad modes with looping and sampling

•Serato DJ Lite software included

“DJ’ing is fun and everyone wants to do it or try it. The DJ is at the center of the action, making everything happen, creating the excitement,” said Chris Roman, Senior Product Manager for Numark. “With the Numark Party Mix, everyone can be the DJ. The addition of Serato DJ Lite makes this controller even more fun and capable.”

Party Mix is available now for $99 U.S. retail.

Serato DJ Lite will be included in Party Mix units shipping in Fall 2018 and it’s available for download to Numark customers now at www.numark.com or directly from Serato at www.serato.com.

So if you’re an existing Party Mix user, and fancy trying something other than the current VirtualDJ LE, you can grab Serato DJ Lite directly from Serato and discover a different world.