I spent about a year looking for a new mixer. Wanted one that was compatible with Serato Dj Pro, but also one I could still use my vinyl on. This mixer gives you the best of both worlds with added features that would normally only be available in something twice the cost. Easy to use, great size and really good quality.
I used to DJ during the 90s - had a residency, played loads of illegal parties and some guest slots for the like of the Cream tour. Always kept my records but kids and a job became the priority so DJing took a back seat.I was one of those people who was reluctant to adapt to the digital world.
Recently started flicking through my tunes, got an itch I had to scratch. Wasn't sure if I just wanted to get a standard mixer or go full digital or the halfway house of DVS. Decided DVS was a nice place to get back into it - got the feel of vinyl but some of the benefits of digital. The next question was whether to get a full controller or something like the scratch which didn't have a lot of the functions of a full dedicated controller. You know where I ended up by the review.
Such a great bit of kit - if I'd had this back in the day I could see some banging nights. I'm enjoying it more than the Xone 92 I had last (sadly sold) and that's mainly due to not only being a vinyl mixer but also having Serato on hand. Loving being able to flick between vinyl and Serato. Plus it's got a superb sound to it and the filters work so well.
Best DVS mixer under £500 IMO. Good build quality all over. The pots, faders and performances pads are really good. I found the pads to be responsive and the FX switch is a nice touch. With Serato I plugged and played using a MacBook Pro with no hassle. Sound quality is nice and professional enough to gig with. In the past I have always regarded Numark as cheap and cheerful, but these days they are offering pro quality at low prices. The feature layout on this mixer can only be found on the S9 or Rane 72 for stand alone mixers. The cheaper alternative would be the Akai AMX, but that only has RCA outputs and it lacks the performance pads/ build quality. IMO It's worth spending the extra £180-200 to get the Numark scratch 2
Well WOW what a MASSIVE surprise in this SeratoInnoNumark Mixer
So far an amazing Serato budget s9 replacement what an amazing price point quality Battle mixer from Numark Free Serato It has Quality Paddles a Innofader X Top Serato standard FX a easy bank system Just get it my Z2 has gone to bedrnrnOnly downfall points but not at this price weak feeling up faders soldiered in red LED only current Bank Pads Xfader mouth too wide if scratching in hamster cut my fingernails to pieces but to resolve this I swoped out the fader caps with Coolorcaps from DJKITrnrnWith these gripes I still give the Numark Scratch 55