Numark Mixtrack Pro - Setup With Virtual DJ

numark mixtrackpro mainMany 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.

    numark mixtrack pro rear usb
     

  2. For the performance output, connect an RCA cable to OUTPUT 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.

    numark mixtrack pro rear output1

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

    numark mixtrack pro top master

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

    numark mixtrack pro front hdph

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

    numark mixtrack pro top cue buttons

  6. Use the CUE GAIN knob to adjust the volume of the headphones, and the CUE MIX knob to blend between the CUE and PGM (performance output) signals.
     

    numark mixtrack pro top cue knobs
     
  7. Lastly, a dynamic microphone can be connected to the MIC THROUGH input on the front using a 1/4" cable.  The MIC GAIN knob allows you to control how much of the microphone signal is sent to OUTPUT 1.  Note that this will pass to the performance output only, and is not sent to the computer via USB.

    numark mixtrack pro front mic
     
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 come from the software properly.

  1. Launch the Virtual DJ software, and select Config or Settings.
     
  2. In the following window, select the Sound Setup tab, and choose the following settings.

    Inputs: NONE
    Outputs: HEADPHONES Master: Front Output / Headphones: Rear output
    Sound Card: 4.1 CARD > MixTrack Pro
     
  3. Select Apply, and then OK.

    numark mixtrack pro vdj setup
     

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