Numark Scratch Serato DJ Mixer: Review

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The Numark Scratch is a two-channel DJ mixer that has a USB soundcard that works with Serato DJ Pro. As such, it also comes bundled with the Serato DJ Pro Software. The Numark Scratch has effects paddles that can trigger Serato DJ effects like other much more expensive two-channel mixers on the market today.

The Numark Scratch Mixer has four backlit pads for each channel to control hot cues, samples, and loop rolls. Numark Scratch also has the new mini innofader as the crossfader, so you already know its adjustable and buttery-smooth and perfect for pulling off those harder scratch combos.

Numark priced the mixer at $499 which will make it a big hit with any aspiring Serato scratch DJ and those who need an additional mixer for different sessions.


  • Durable metal construction
  • Excellent price ($499)
  • Comes bundled with the full Serato DJ software
  • Innofader MINI crossfader
  • Serato effect paddles for triggering Serato DJ effects
  • Eight pads for hot cues, samples, and roll control


  • Does not come with Serato timecode (Noisemap) vinyl
  • No aux or "extra" inputs



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