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Numark Mixtrack Pro - Setup With Virtual DJ

Many users of the Numark Mixtrack Pro choose to use Virtual DJ as their performance software of choice. Although the setup process requires relatively little configuration, there are a few key points to note to ensure that everything works correctly. This article covers software compatibility and updates, hardware connections and controls, and audio output configuration.

 

Contents

  1. Software comparison
  2. Checking for updates
  3. Audio configuration
  4. Technical Support & Warranty Service
     

Software comparison

There are various versions of Virtual DJ available, and not all are the correct choice for use with a hardware controller. Please see http://www.virtualdj.com/products/comparison.html for a detailed comparison chart.

Checking for updates

To ensure that your Mixtrack Pro and the Virtual DJ software work together correctly, check for updates to the software before you begin. The latest available version can be downloaded by logging into your account at http://www.virtualdj.com/download/updates.html.
 

Audio configuration

The Numark Mixtrack Pro controller includes a built-in audio interface, allowing for both cue preview and performance output. Follow these simple steps and be up and running in a matter of minutes.
 

 
Hardware Connections & Signal Flow
  1. Connect the Mixtrack Pro to an available USB port on your computer. For best performance, avoid the use of a USB hub or splitter if at all possible.


     

  2. For the performance output, connect an RCA cable toOUTPUT 1 on the back of the Mixtrack Pro. Connect the other end of this cable to an available input on a sound system of your choosing.

  3. The volume slider labeledMASTER GAIN, which is located in the center of the mixer section, controls the output level going to the sound system.

  4. Headphones should be plugged into theHEADPHONESinput on the front of the controller.

  5. TheCUE buttons located just below the equalizer section allow you to select which track is fed to the cue.

  6. Use theCUE GAINknob to adjust the volume of the headphones, and theCUE MIX knob to blend between theCUE otherPGM(performance output) signals.
     


     
  7. Lastly, a dynamic microphone can be connected to theMIC THROUGH input on the front using a 1/4 "cable. TheMIC GAIN knob allows you to control how much of the microphone signal is sent toOUTPUT 1. Note that this will pass to the performance output only, and is not sent to the computer via USB.


     
Software settings


Now that everything is connected, and we understand how the sound is controlled and passed from the hardware, lets make sure the audio is routed to comefrom the software properly.

  1. Launch the Virtual DJ software, and selectConfig or Settings.
     
  2. In the following window, select theSound setup tab, and choose the following settings.

    Inputs:NONE
    Outputs:HEADPHONESMaster: Front Output / Headphones: Rear output
    Sound Card:4.1 CARD > MixTrack Pro
     
  3. Select Apply, and thenOK.


     

Technical Support & Warranty Service

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.

http://www.numark.com/support