Numark Mixtrack 3 Controller Review

The Numark Mixtrack 3 controller comes from one of the world’s leading innovators of DJ technologies and innovators. Keeping professional and skill mobile DJ in mind, the company has designed this controller. The controllers offer a host of professional features that sets the controllers above the other competitors’ more conventional DJ controllers. This doesn’t mean that the price is not reasonable. The system is portable as well so you can take it with you when you have party gigs or live performances.

The Numark Mixtrack 3 dj controller can be combined with the laptop and an external audio interface and you are good to go to start mixing your music. There is a USB connection to be added to the computer as well. One won’t find any sound card as it requires an external audio interface for sound output to headphones and speakers. There is Virtual DJ LE download included after free registration of the controller. The 00 mm pitch sliders are matched with the beat to keep in perfect sync. The pro features include things such as the touch sensitive metal jog wheels, multi-function touch strip, 16 backlit, rubber trigger pads, volume level display etc. These multi functions will help in building the skills and confidence in an aspiring DJ.

Features of the Numark Mixtrack 3 Controller

Numark Mixtrack 3 controller

Numark Mixtrack 3 Dj Controller Review


Now I will share the features and benefits in some added detail.

Beat By Ears

The Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 Dj Controller  is upgraded from the Mixtrack II as the manufacturer cares about what the customers love and want. The massive upgrade includes a wider, sleeker and 100 mm pitch sliders to beat match by ear. I think this upgrade was needed to continue with the trending changes in recent music. Moreover, the beat mixing skill learned from matching with your ears is one of the best and most important skills you can learn which will help you further in your future endeavor. I think this is a great feature due to that aspect.

Creative Freedom

The highly upgraded system of the Numark Mixtrack 3 dj controller gives the user creative freedom. The performance pads are 16 backlit RGB performance pads. For each channel, there are dedicated filter knobs. The touch strip can be used to control the FX and scrub through the tracks. All in all, you have all the freedom to create the best track according to your abilities and this controller will never put any restriction on your creativity as it is completely capable of providing you with the best possible quality.

Durability and Responsiveness

The Numark Mixtrack 3 controller is capacitive and dual-zone. The Mixtrack 3’s low profile metal platters are great because it will provide you the ability to scratch or stop a track just by touching the top of the controller. This lets you add your own flare to your remixes and enables you to make your jam more versatile and dynamic. The pads are super responsive so you will be able to get the desired result in one single touch. The pads are durable as well to last you a long time, even after being scratched repeatedly, as is expected from professional DJs. The manufacturer knows what type of features a DJ needs and wants and have worked effectively on them to better the overall quality and performance of the controller.

Easy To Set Up

The setting up is easy and fun to do as you can start mixing with your controller right away. At first, you need to register your Mixtrack 3 and then just download the Virtual DJ LE software. After downloading, you can start creating mixes, even at your homeYou can further upgrade your system to Virtual DJ Pro for performing with better quality sound and flare for performing live at venues and parties. The easy to set up Numark Mixtrack 3 controller is since not daunting or confusing to start working with, even if you are not a professional artist yourself and is just starting out. If you have the money, I will recommend you to start with this controller as it will really upgrade your overall skills to a great extent. Not to mention it will keep you headache free.

Before making up your mind just watch out the following 8 minutes review of Numark Mixtrack 3 DJ Controller from Rich Curtis,The Product Specialist Manager of Numark.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Can this be used on discs as well?

A: Yes, just put the disc on the computer and play it that way.

Q: Do the metal wheels spin automatically when a song is playing?

A: No, they don’t.

Q: Do you need a laptop to use this?

A: Yes, you need a computer.

Q: What kind of cables do I need to connect to my computer?

A: This package comes with a USB cable and that’s all you need to get connected with your computer.

Q: How many channels does this controller have?

A: Two.

Final Words

The Numark Mixtrack 3 controller is a great tool to mix and match your recordings to take them to the next level. The overall performance of your remixes will definitely benefit from this setup as I have figured out it has enhanced my performances a lot. I think the added features and benefits of the Mixtrack 3 are worth the price. I will recommend this controller to every aspiring DJ as the features will benefit you in sharpening your skills. Other than that, professional DJs will benefit from this as well as the pads are durable and super responsive to make superior quality mixes.



Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 USB DJ Controller









  • The controller is very easy to set up and start using right out of the package.
  • The system is very durable.
  • The pads are very responsive for making scratches.
  • The pads and filter knobs can be used for mixing various types of the genre together.The pads and filter knobs can be used for mixing various types of the genre together.
  • The 100 mm beat sliders can make your beats by ear skills a lot better.


  • The Virtual DJ LE is only 30-day limited edition software.
  • The crossfader may bleed audio on overusing.