Mixtrack Platinum, new from Numark with LCD Display
The Mixtrack Platinum has just been announced by DJ tech giant Numark and the big news is that this Serato DJ controller comes with LCD displays.
In what can only be described as a novel idea the LCD displays are to be found on the actual jogwheels for each deck. These platters are touch-sensitive and the onboard screens offer the following information at your fingertips… literally!
- platter position
- time remaining
- key lock
- pitch adjustment
- deck number
Mixtrack Pro3, but more…
Although the Mixtrack Platinum is clearly based on the Mixtrack Pro3, there are some notable enhancements.
Firstly the Mixtrack Platinum, despite having two physical channels, can actually control up to four decks. This is why the deck number on the LCD display is rather important. There are also gain knobs for each of the channels something that was omitted from the Pro3. Naturally there is a Deck button to toggle between decks 1/3 and 2/4.
Stop staring at your laptop!
Numark’s drive over the past 2 years has been to get DJs to avoid looking at their laptops while DJing.
How does one do this?
By installing screens on the actual DJ controllers.
They did it with the mid-priced Numark NV, they’ve done it with their flagship Numark NS7III and they even introduced the Numark Dashboard which can be used with any Serato DJ controller (Numark or otherwise).
Now their bestselling budget controller, the Mixtrack gets screens too, albeit not quite as fancy as the aforementioned.
The Mixtrack Platinum has certainly upped the stakes for entry-level DJ controllers and laptop DJs would do well to consider this as their first [relatively inexpensive] move into the world of digital DJing.
There are no waveform displays which is understandable so you’ll no doubt still need to shoot a glance to your laptop every now and then to see where the builds and drops are, but all the other critical info will be right at hand on the jogwheel. Now that’s way cool!
Mixtrack Platinum Features List
- Hi-res LCD multi-function displays on each jog wheel
- Dual 5-inch metal platters w/Numark-exclusive touch-capacitance response
- 4-deck capability
- Dedicated gain and filter knobs for each channel
- Independent transport controls
- 24-bit audio output—ready to go out of the box
- 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
- 100mm pitch controls
- 16 multi-function performance pads
- Multiple FX manipulation
- Dedicated track browsing controls from your library
- Integrated class compliant audio interface with ¼” and 1/8” headphone connections
The Mixtrack Platinum and all Numark products are distributed through Viva Afrika in South Africa.
Also check out the SA Numark DJ Academy Page
Watch the Mixtrack Platinum Promo Video below