Numark Mixtrack Platinum - Frequently Asked Questions

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MixtrackPlatinum FrontThe Mixtrack Platinum builds upon the Mixtrack Pro 3 by adding new LCD displays at the center of each platter to give lots of Serato DJ Intro playback information as well as 4-deck control, and gain controls for each channel. This controller offers a host of features and performance options that set it way above other conventional DJ controllers, yet it offers great bang-for-the-buck and it’s a snap to take anywhere.  In the following article we answer a number of frequently asked questions that you may have about it.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

What song information is on the display screen?

BPM, needle drop, time remaining in song, key lock, and which deck you are on.

 

Can I control 4-decks with the Mixtrack Platinum?

Yes. You can control 4 digital decks on Serato DJ with the Mixtrack Platinum. The new deck select function enables you to switch to the desired layered deck, giving you limitless possibilities to mix in loops, acapella’s, and blend in songs seamlessly. You can monitor which deck you are on in the new custom 1.75-inch displays built into the jog wheels.

 

Which DJ software does the Mixtrack Platinum come shipped with?

The Numark Mixtrack Platinum comes shipped with Serato DJ Intro.  As an option, users can also use Serato DJ 1.9.2 and up with their Mixtrack Platinum.  However, Serato DJ is not free and must be purchased or previously activated. 
 

What are the size of the platters for the Mixtrack Platinum?

The Numark Mixtrack Platinum platters are identical to the Numark NV platters in terms of size. They are 5-inch hyper-responsive metal platters with search and scratch modes.  This capacitive, touch-sensitive jog wheel controls the audio when the wheel is touched and moved. When the Wheel button is not active, use the jog wheel to bend the pitch of the track. When the Wheel button is active, use the jog wheel to grab and move the audio, "scratching" the track as you would with a vinyl record. You can also grab the non-touch-sensitive outer wheel to bend the pitch of the track.

 

What does the Touch Strip do on the Mixtrack Platinum?

The Touch Strip is a multi-function Touch Strip which is used for dynamic FX control, multi FX and Track Search.  You can use the Touch Strip to adjust the assigned FX.  Hold Shift + Strip Search to search through a track’s time.

 

What do the FX buttons 1, 2, and 3 do?

  • FX 1 On/Off: Turns FX1 on and off. Hold Shift + FX1 to select from the list of available effects in the software.
  • FX 2 On/Off: Turns FX2 on and off. Hold Shift + FX2 to select from the list of available effects in the software.
  • FX 3 On/Off: Turns FX3 on and off. Hold Shift + FX3 to select from the list of available effects in the software.

     

What are the dimensions?

  • 21.6" x 9.1" x 1.1"
  • 30.3 mm x 233 mm x 550.9 mm

     

What do the filter knobs do on the Mixtrack Platinum?

The filter knobs affect the LPF (Low Pass Filter) when turned to the left and the HPF (High Pass Filter) when turned to the right.  The high pass filter is useful for getting rid of unwanted low frequencies in your mix and the low pass filter is used for eliminating unwanted high frequencies.
 

How long are the pitch sliders on the Mixtrack Platinum?

The pitch sliders are 100mm (most competition at this price point are 60mm only).

 

Does the Mixtrack Platinum have LED meters?

Yes, the Mixtrack Platinum features ultra bright LED volume meters.  

 

Are the Prime Loops and TOOLROOM packs "light" versions?

No, they are the full versions.  

 

Can I scratch on these 5 inch platters?

Absolutely.  In fact some people like the smaller jog wheels.  They say since the they are smaller, they have less mass, they can move much more quickly and feel more responsive.  Here’s a short NV video of scratching on 5 inch platters (which is the same as the Mixtrack Platinum) click here.

 

What is the Mixtrack Platinum made of?

The Mixtrack Platinum is made out of high impact polymer composite which provides strength durability as well as making it light weight.

 

Are the performance pads velocity sensitive?

No.  The pads are not velocity sensitive.  

 

How do you change the pads modes on the Mixtrack Platinum?

The upper row of pads has different functions depending on their mode: Manual Loop Mode,  Auto Loop Mode, and Sample Mode. To select a mode, hold down the Pad Mode button and press one of the upper pads. An LED under the pad section indicates the currently selected mode.

Manual Loop Mode: Hold Pad Mode and press the pad marked Manual Loop (silkscreened above the pad) to assign the lower 4 pads to the functions listed below:

  • Loop In – Sets the beginning of a loop. After a Loop Out point is set, when this button is pressed again, it will allow for fine adjustment of the Loop In point.
  • Loop Out – Sets the end point for the loop. When this button has been pressed after a Loop Out point has been set, it will allow for fine adjustment of the Loop Out point.
  • On/Off – When this is pressed inside a loop, this will turn the loop off. When pressed outside a loop, this will activate the loop and start playback from its Loop In point. If a loop has not been set, this button will have no effect.
  • Loop x1/2 – Cuts the currently playing loop in half. Press Shift + Loop x1/2 to double the length the currently playing loop.

Auto Loop Mode: Hold Pad Mode and press the pad marked Autoloop to assign the lower 4 pads to the functions listed below:

  • Auto 1 – Sets and starts playback of a 1-beat autoloop.
  • Auto 2 – Sets and starts playback of a 2-beat autoloop.
  • Auto 4 – Sets and starts playback of a 4-beat autoloop.
  • Auto 8 – Sets and starts playback of an 8-beat autoloop.

Sample Mode: Hold Pad Mode and press the pad marked Sampler to assign the lower 4 pads to the functions listed below:

  • Sample 1 – Plays the sample assigned to Sample Pad 1.
  • Sample 2 – Plays the sample assigned to Sample Pad 2.
  • Sample 3 – Plays the sample assigned to Sample Pad 3.
  • Sample 4 – Plays the sample assigned to Sample Pad 4.

     

Does the mic output to the booth, master or both?

The mic outputs to your master output only.   

 

Do you have to install any additional drivers for the Mixtrack Platinum?

No.  The Mixtrack Platinum is a class compliant device so there are no additional drivers to install.  The DJ controller is both Mac and PC supported.  


Does the Mixtrack Platinum work with Virtual DJ, Traktor and other DJ programs?

Since Mixtrack Platinum’s hardware controls appear to your computer as a generic MIDI device, it can indeed be custom-mapped to any other DJ application that supports user or developer-created custom mapping.


Will there be any cases/bags available?

We know that the following companies are working on bag cases:

 

Further Product Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Numark product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Numark technical support team is available to help! Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support. 

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