A DJ effects (or FX) controller is a powerful tool that can instantly boost your DJ rig into a powerhouse of looping and sampling capabilities. Although it definitely takes a complete beginner a bit of a learning curve to setup up and use your DJ effects controller, this can typically be done within a day or so of time.


 · Last month, Numark released two new Serato controllers into the Mixtrack family – the Numark Mixtrack Pro FX and the Platinum FX.The new budget-minded DJ controllers have some exciting new features added and some taken away from the previous models. DJTT contributor Freddie Fiers takes a dive into both products with her thoughts.


 · As the FX in the names suggests, these two new controllers add exciting new features, especially in the effects department. Form-factor-wise, the two controllers share a lot in common and continue the long and wide stance found on current versions of the Mixtrack range, and both controllers have dramatically expanded effects sections.

The Mixtrack Platinum FX has all the essentials you need for pro DJ performance. At its core, Mixtrack Platinum FX is a 24-bit 4-deck digital DJ controller for Serato DJ (Lite version included) with a dedicated software FX section, large 6-inch capacitive-touch jog wheels with built in hi-res displays and 16-multifunctional performance pads.


 · Keep the crowd in the palm of your hand with the latest DJ controller from Pioneer DJ: the DDJ-FLX6.With a host of brand-new features, this 4-channel unit makes it easy to hype up the audience, mix songs from totally different genres, and spice up your sets with pro-sounding scratch effects.