Numark NS7 II
What It’s Got: Slick touch-capacitive knobs for EQ, effects, and filters.
What It’s Not: Much lighter or smaller than the original NS7
Price: To be determined
Software: Serato DJ
Numark Mixtrack Pro II/Mixtrack II
What It’s Got: More pads! A good replacement of hard plastic buttons.
What It’s Not:
Price: $299 / $199
Software: Mixtrack Pro II:Serato DJ (comes with Intro) / Mixtrack II: Virtual DJ LE
The sentiment at NAMM 2013 seems to be very much “let’s throw some pads into our controller!” but in the case of Numark, it’s likely a wise refresh to their most successful products. The NS7 and Mixtrack Pro were both great successes that put Numark solidly into the controller game. If you’re looking for something more innovative and these updates aren’t your speed, Numark debuted the Orbit wireless controller at NAMM 2013 as well – watch our full overview here.
Serato DJ announced this evening that the Mixtrack Pro II is now compatible with Serato DJ – so if you’ve magically found yourself with a unit, you can go ahead and download the new version of the software here. Otherwise, check out this video from Serato of the controller in action with their software: