Product Comparison: Pioneer DDJ-SB vs Numark Mixtrack Pro 2


General Specifications
Brand
Pioneer
Numark
Origin
Germany
China
About the Product
The entry-level DDJ-RB is inspired by our professional controllers for rekordbox dj, the DDJ-RZ and DDJ-RX. This USB-powered, 2-channel controller is all you need to get started with our rekordbox dj DJ software.
From Numark, the world’s leading creator of DJ technology, comes Mixtrack Pro II—now with a streamlined design and an expanded layout of professional controls, including 16 backlit multifunction drum pads and illuminated touch-activated platters. With Mixtrack Pro II, you get everything you need to DJ with your computer: hot cues, looping, and effects controls, a built-in professional DJ audio interface, plus Serato DJ Intro software.
Model
DDJ-SB
Mixtrack Pro 2
Key Specs
Jog Wheels
Yes
Yes
Number Of Channels
2
2
Effect Type(s)
3-band EQ, Filter, Samples, FX group
3-band EQ, FX group, Samples
Software Compatibility
Serato DJ Intro
Serato DJ Intro
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Pioneer DDJ-SB Performance DJ Controller
  • Pretty cool controller to get you familiar with the advances in DJ technology (if thats what you want to call it). The response time is very quick and the pads work well.
  • Serato DJ, in my opinion is the best software to used as well. This comes with the trial version and it rocks. Beginning to DJ or seasoned professional needing a streamlined setup, GET IT!
  • Great for a beginner, but I recommend buying the actual serato dj software instead of using the intro
  • Excellent mixer, the software is pretty fine and is working excellent
  • t works flawlessly with the serato DJ intro software which is more then enough. I was mixing some very old house tracks for a couple hours and it was great. Made things very easy especially with the sync modes.
Numark Mixtrack Pro 2 USB DJ Controller
  • The sliders and knobs are decent for the price but the jog wheels feel cheap to the touch and any moderately to advanced skilled DJ would find them awkward to use. I personally LOVE using the touch pads they feel like most pads found on the expensive controllers and I use them constantly.
  • The jogs on this thing are nothing to write home about, but pretty decent considering the build is ENTIRELY plastic
  • This review would be 5 stars if the sliding-scale pricing for the software wasn't such a bummer. If you believe my position to be invalid (hey who knows) then consider it 5 stars.
  • The demo software is plenty accessible for practicing before decide to purchase the full version (currently $100). If you have other softwares like cubase, then the demo software is enough to get serious (you can record into your DAW) .
  • Effects are from Serato, which I have nothing to say bad. Like I mentioned in the review title, it's a great controller for transitioning PC/MAC DJs.
  • Only issue ( sometimes) the right jog wheel feels a little bumpy at one point when it rotates.
Size & Weight
Height
2.3 in.
2 in.
Width
19.2 in.
18.3 in.
Depth
10.7 in.
10.4 in.
Weight
4.6 lbs.
4.7 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Pioneer DDJ-SB Performance DJ Controller
  • It is a very durable controller and packs in quite a bit of functionality for the size and price.
  • It is a very durable controller and packs in quite a bit of functionality for the size and price.
  • The DDJ-SB is lightweight but still feels durable all of the knobs feel great and it responds very well. Extremely satisfied.
  • Its perfect, portable and easy to install
Numark Mixtrack Pro 2 USB DJ Controller
  • At first I thought the controller would be small or same size as Vestax Spin or Typhoon. Boy, was I wrong! The controller is big and has a good grip feeling to it when you first put your hands on it.
  • The sliders are knobs are perfect for the size and type of material the board is made with.
  • The Mixtrack Pro 2 is a great size for traveling, can easily fit into your book bag, and is very lite.
  • This combines features of a high end Dj controller with the price of a entry level piece but is beautiful and very light weight!
  • It is very light weight, so we have ordered the case for it to keep it safe!!
Features
Decks Control
Cue, Play, Hotcues, Pitch, Key lock, Sync, Gain, Faders, Crossfader, Vinyl mode
Cue, Play, Hotcues, Stutter, Vinyl mode, Shift, Faders, Crossfader, Pitch, Pitch bend
LED Metering
Yes
No
Additional Controls
Master Volume, Browse knob, Desk's load buttons, Cue mix, Cue level, Mic volume, Filter Fade
Master Volume, Browse knob, Desk's load buttons, Cue level, Cue mix, Mic volume, Folder, File
Looping Capability
Yes
Yes
MIDI
Yes
Yes
Input(s)
MIC/Line, Phones 1/4", Phones 3.5mm, USB type B
Phones 1/4", Phones 3.5mm, USB type B
Output(s)
RCA stereo
RCA stereo
Extras
4 Rubber "Performance Pads" per deck provide Hot Cue, Auto Loop, Manual Loop, and Sampler, New "Filter Fade" function for smooth transitions when using the cross fader, Large Jog Wheels for precise scratching and mixing capabilities
16 backlit rubber drum pads with Loop Mode, Sample Mode, and Hot Cue Mode, Touch-activated illuminated platters for precise scratching and control, Complete mixer section with a crossfader, 3-band EQ, and music library navigation controls, Built-in audio system for headphone cueing, microphone input, and PA system output
Power Source
USB
USB
What customers say about "Features"
Pioneer DDJ-SB Performance DJ Controller
  • The response time is very quick and the pads work well. You can set cue points, loops, and samples. There's also a sync button.
  • The control buttons are located where they should be, unlike the Numark pro 2.
  • Great starter controller that pulls features and design from it's bigger siblings in the line; the DDJ-SR, DDJ-SX, and DDJ-SZ.
  • After talking to more experienced djs, djing both as a hobby and professionally, this is a great first controller, lots of the features transfer over to the more expensive 4 line controllers, and the jog wheels have the same feel as professional CDJ wheels.
  • The only downfall is the very limited output options and having no through input just in case you needed to.
  • I am getting a constant feedback (humming sound) whenever I plug up my RCA cord. the controller is sticking when it is being played.
Numark Mixtrack Pro 2 USB DJ Controller
  • The shift button allows for many programmable features if you are keen to mapping, but I would not buy this product if you are considering doing anything even outside a medium house-party.
  • This was a Christmas gift to my newphew. So far he loves it. It has been easy to use Abe everyday he learns to use new features.
  • It's pretty easy to use once you get used to it and you also get a lot of the same features from more advanced controllers on this one. You get your money's worth for sure.
  • The unit offers tons of features though for beginners, for instance; 4 FX soft keys on each deck, and simple dials that are big enough to see in the dark. The Mixtrack Pro 2 is a simple plug and play unit, and anyone can use it right out of the box!
  • Grate performance, accurate, lots of features in one unit. Good entry level controller packed with the pro features of higher level controllers.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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