By Darren C.
on 2015-09-08 Great 1st DJ Controller
I'm new to this DJ stuff. Long story short, I was a gigging musician (solo acoustic for the last 8 years), in July of 2015, I suffered a stroke and one of the effects was the loss of the ability to play my guitar which also meant no more gigs (and income). I was offered a house DJ gig at a popular local bar, which leads to this review. I needed something fast...cheap...and easy enough for a neophyte to figure out. Enter Numark Mixtrack III. The thing just works. I was able to figure it out and play music and Make Money, which was the #1 requirement. It's not fancy but the things that have to work, Faders, Knobs, Pitch sliders, and the Play, cue, and sync buttons, work like champ. The bonus is I'm finding it offers a lot more via the VirtualDJ 8 software which I'm still in the process of learning. Will I eventually outgrow it? Probably, but for a first controller to learn on, and earn on, it fits the bill.
Do: get a usb audio interface (I use a behringer XENYX Q502USB) it doesn't have an internal sound card (you need the mixtrack III Pro for that)
Do: Pay for the VDJ8 Pro software
Do: get a good case/workstation for it
DO: PAY FOR A MUSIC SERVICE or at the very least USE MUSIC THAT YOU HAVE PAYED FOR
using pirated stuff screws the musician nuf said
I highly recommend this controller as a great beginner/neophyte piece, It delivers as advertised.Magma DJ Controller Workstation NV - Numark NV Road CaseBehringer Q502USB 5-Channel Mixer
5 Stars By i7Pro on 2017-06-03
Nice Numark controller
Nice controller, not what I needed thought because it doesn't have a built in sound card, you need an external sound card. which is fine for those who want to purchase it.
5 Stars By harvey duke barr on 2017-04-24
Great product! Great set up, but the up graded pro would be better because of the included software upgrade
5 Stars By sonia rodriguez on 2016-12-29
Perfect mobile controller for the price.
Absolutely love it. Perfect mobile controller for anyone to practice on the go or learn to mix without getting a bigger set up.
The pads feel spot on, the filters work well for the size and price of unit and the pitch bend buttons are a must to avoid touching the platter.
5 Stars By Michelle N. on 2017-01-26
but it looks like he picked it up pretty quickly and he's really ...
Bought this for my younger brother as a Christmas gift. He loves it! This stuff all goes right past me, but it looks like he picked it up pretty quickly and he's really enjoying it.
5 Stars By Emre Ünal on 2016-01-25
It was very easy to set this controller up. For Serato, it's Plug and Play, no further configuration required. For Traktor, I had to import a community-created mapping file, which was done in 2 minutes. All in all, very satisfied with the product. Great for those who wants to get into the game and those who knows the basics and wants to go further.
5 Stars By Preston Douglas on 2017-08-08
Amazing Controller. I bought this as my first Controller and loved it! Great capabilities for both the money and experience!
4 Stars By Matthew Chapman on 2015-07-06
Very Great Starter Controller
Very well-built controller. Very fast shipping times, thank you to seller. Only reason item received a 4 star review is because out of the box it comes with Serato DJ Intro, I registered the prodect & downloaded this program to my MacBook Pro, most recent edition with 128GB Flash Storage, & it will not play through computer speakers, but Virtual DJ will. The problem I found is that it said you needed to connect an RCA and create a line in on the MacBook, I could not create a line in and from what I read they said this feature was discontinued with the most recent MacBooks. I th The problem I found is that it said you needed to connect an RCA and create a line in on the MacBook, I could not create a line in and from what I read they said this feature was discontinued with the most recent MacBooks. i've been read another article on creating an aggregate device, this also did not work, only way to use Serato DJ Intro is with studio monitors or plug headphones into controller.
5 Stars By L. Carter on 2016-02-26
One of th e best controllers out there by far, yes you could spend more but NUMARK really made a great product t for the pro as we as beginners!!
3 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-11-26
good for begginers, anything else. NOT