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Numark Mixtrack VirtualDJ

This controller as the same as the Numark Mixtrack Pro but without a built-in sound card. It has been discontinued and succeeded by the Numark Mixtrack 3.

Support in Mixxx

Releases and Updates

As of Mixxx 1.8.2, the Numark Mixtrack is fully supported. The community-made controller mapping and backing script is regularly updated to take the remarks and improvements into account. Which can be found in the corresponding forum thread.

Mapping

The mapping is very similar like VirtualDJ software work with this controller. For example “loopBackMode” between other functions standard of VirtualDJ.

  1. Usb cable
  2. Channel Treble
  3. Channel Mid
  4. Channel Bass
  5. Cue: send the corresponding track to the headphones
  6. Cue Gain: adjust audio level of cue channel
  7. Cue Mix: adjust mix between Cue and Audio out in the headphones.
  8. Browser Knob: help browse through your collection without using a mouse or trackpad if press change to file browse
  9. Back: change to folder browse or open directories
  10. Load A/Load B: Load the highlighted track to the corresponding Deck
  11. Channel faders: control the volume of each channel
  12. Master fader: adjust the output volume of mixxx
  13. Crossfader
  14. Jog Wheels (see below for details)
  15. Scratch mode (see below for details)
  16. Play/Pause
  17. Stutter: press while music is playing to jump back to the cue point or pause point if not playing work like play button
  18. CUE: plays from the cue point if hold. When released, jumps back to the cue point
  19. Sync: automatically matches the corresponding Deck's tempo to the other Deck's tempo
  20. Pitch Faders
  21. Pitch Bend: when pressed, the pitch will adjust -/+4%, when released, the tempo will set back to the right one
  22. Keylock
  23. Delete: delete hotcue's for Deck A
  24. Delete: delete hotcue's for Deck B
  25. Hotcue: control hotcue's 1, 2 and 3
  26. Effect On/Off: turn on/off the flanger effect
  27. Select: select effect and if press change the output of effect
  28. Control: control the filter and gain
  29. Loop Mode: press to alternate between manual or autolooping
    • Manual Looping
      • In: set loop start
      • Out: set loop end
      • Reloop: exit or reenter loop
    • Auto Looping
      • 1/2 X: devide loop length by 2
      • 1 Bar: exit or reenter loop
      • 2 X: multiply loop length by 2

The jogs

Not in scratch mode

When not in scratch mode, touching the jogs won't pause the song. Turning them will slightly adjust the tempo, which will resume slowly to its speed. This slowness to resume is somehow equivalent to what you would expect from drivebelt turntables. I hate it, and I have not found a way to correct it… This is why I mostly mix using the pitch bend buttons, which allow for an instant resume to the “pitch slider assigned” pitch for the track.

In scratch mode

In scratch mode, touching the jogs will pause the song. The jogs are very sensitive, and allow for scratching and launching tracks on a given moments when “cueing them in your headphones”. Be very careful with this: never remain in scratch mode if not needed, you will touch the jogs by error and put your tracks out of sync because one has pause, or worse, produce a “blank”.

Known problems

  • The effect control not work like Virtual DJ software.
  • The jog not work with the same sensibility of Virtual DJ.
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