April 16, 2013
There’s no denying that Numark are at the forefront of the affordable/entry-level DJ controller market. Their Mixtrack series of controllers sparked many other companies to follow suit with their own designs to reach a mass market. While the Numark Mixtrack Pro 2 may not have all the features and cachet of the more popular, expensive, and professional DJ controllers, it does have a solid build quality, all the functionality you need to hone your craft, and it’s gig ready.
There are some great features on the Numark Mixtrack Pro 2, but there are also some limiting attributes which make it best suited for a particular DJ.
The overall build quality of the Mixtrack Pro 2 is plastic. The knobs, faders, platters (except for the brushed metal Numark logo), and buttons all have the same hard plastic feel from the first generation Numark Mixtrack Pro. The one exception are the MPC …
December 19, 2012
Serato has an interesting business approach to selling their Serato DJ software. Its low price makes it a cheap alternative to those who don’t want to purchase a soundcard for use with actually decks. Those who have bought all-in-one controllers are now given the option to stay with their original DVS, or switch to something new – as long as your controller is on the short list of compatible devices. Serato was wise to bundle an intro version of their Serato DJ with some fresh Pioneer Controllers – this way the DJs will have no choice but to upgrade to the full version.
Since they have included some other controllers such as the Reloop Terminal Mix 4 and the Mixtrack Pro on their list, those who didn’t pony up to buy the latest and greatest, can still use the latest and greatest DVS. Those who are into video DJing now …
October 31, 2012
With only a few months left before Winter NAMM many companies in the DJ controller market have decided to hold off before releasing anything new and fresh. The exception of course being Pioneer who will be releasing the Pioneer DDJ-SX in November. You can expect a full review of the DDJ-SX as soon as we get our hands on it. In addition to the DDJ-SX, Pioneer has also released a controller that fits into the affordable and portable DJ market with the Pioneer DDJ-WeGo.
For this reason we decided to compare Pioneer’s latest addition into the affordable DJ controller market with some of the more popular DJ controllers within the same price range. It seemed appropriate to compare it to the ever popular Numark MixTrack Pro and the Hercules RMX 2 as these were in the same price range and come bundled with the same software. While all three controllers lock in …