The Numark has a more streamlined modern look. So let's take the two machines side by side; The Numark is a bit wider than the Pioneer at 550. Given the price, the scratch is really amazing. The design cues are clear. And you get just enough of everything else to allow beginners to grasp the basics without getting caught up in the need for more bells and whistles.
Coloured illuminated buttons that change colour when selected and large smooth sliders, plus nice large pads - I really can't find anything bad to say about this. The Mixtrack isn't really comparable. Potenciómetros dedicados para el filtro en cada canal, que proveen un nivel de control sofisticado y preciso del tono raramente encontrado en controladores de este precio. Good entry level controller packed with the pro features of higher level controllers. It has a touch strip at the top of each 'deck' which controls the effects and you can skip to different parts in the song.
However, a buddy of mine is a big fan of native instruments and was recommending for me to check out the traktor s2 which I found on ebay for about the same price. If you wanted to use the Mixtrack pro 3 at a small gig, small studio or radio station those meters may prove invaluable. It's fairly large, but great for a stationary console. If the suggestion above doesn't fully address your concerns then I encourage you to contact our support team directly. Mixtrack 3 might be cheaper between them but it is always advisable to choose pro 3 over its counterpart if you can afford it, simply because it is a lovelier piece of technology.
According to professionals in the area, Mixtrack Pro 3 is a perfect choice for starters. The Mixtrack Pro 2 is a simple plug and play unit, and anyone can use it right out of the box! Likewise, the Pioneer offers a great deal of tactile control due to its extra-large jog wheels. You can see exactly what's happening without having to squint at your laptop. Other than that, it acts just like the Pro edition. The numark in my eyes is prettier but it looks like the traktor is just built sturdier. Before we get to the first impressions you're probably wondering who this controller is aimed at. If you like a real hands-on tactile experience during performance, the Pioneer features extra-large low latency jog wheels that provide unparalleled accuracy and scratch response.
The functionality of Mixtrack 3 is largely similar to that of Mixtrack Pro 2. Prices, specifications, and images are subject to change without notice. We can't guarantee correctness and completeness of all the data presented here, and therefore will not accept liability for any issues arising from usage of this data. It will be your pick, I guess. It doesn't look at all cheap and is a big step up from the Mixtrack Pro 2 in terms of looks. This means that you always have to look at the screen, which is just as well because the screen readout does not match the hardware markings in any way.
It's also quite a bit wider and thinner with a width of 21. This makes the Mixtrack Pro 3 just awesome for manual beatmatching allowing super fine adjustments. I'm obviously trying to save as much money as possible but would like something with a decent build that'll last me for a little bit. My dear readers, both controllersÂ look the same but they are different, inside. The Mixtrack Pro 3 is a bit thinner and less chunky. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. The Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 is an entry-level controller that delivers reliable performance.
All knobs, buttons and faders are the same and placed on both, at the same spot. Speaking of which, this jog offers very good scratch performance for the money. It has all the necessary features considered to be entry level, and can deliver a solid performance straight out of the box. The next stand out feature is the large 128mm touch sensitive metal jog wheels. You can easily navigate through your library with the browse and shift controls. The top four will control your loops, auto loops, and assigned samples. Pads Mixtrack Pro gives you two rows of four pads, which are a lot smaller than they used to be, but they do pop quickly.
I have no problems with the hot cue functionality, but auto-loop functionality feels limited. The older and very popular Mixtrack pro 2 did its job well, but it was very simple. This is a Pro and a Con for me. We give you the horsepower to get it done. They are capacitive and dual-zone, giving you the ability to scratch or stop a track simply by touching the top of the platter, while at the same time allowing you to adjust the pitch by manipulating the platter from the side. The top row is dedicated to loops and samples, whereas the bottom row is for hot cues only. A great function for beginners or people that just need more time to use the other functions etc.
These are managed by the touch strip some Intro controllers have no knobs, let alone a touch strip , and controls the single parameter for each one at the same time with a separate beats control. Yes, they are visually identical. And it is generally accepted that the third in a trilogy is usually considered to be a poor imitation to the original — a rinse too far as it were. The Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 has had a radical new design and gets a host of new features tool, like metal jogwheels, touchstrips and filter knobs per channel. You can then control the playback using the controller. The upgraded sliders now have a whole 100 mm of travel! It offers everything required for a beginner to start his career.
The top row is used for loops and samples, while the bottom row is for cues. Pro 3 sounds better, looks better and is more fun and easy to use. If however you are looking for a bit of luxury and want what seems to me to be more of a 'designer' product, that is current and has a lot of extras, then you are looking at the new Mixtrack Pro 3. This leaves plenty of scope for customised mapping in Serato including, possibly using all 8 pads for cue points or to trigger samples. The unit is modern, it still follows the same formula as most of the entry level controllers on the market but has been refreshed.