Numark Mixtrack Pro vs. Vestax Typhoon

by ghostdad on November 22, 2010

We get a lot of questions at the warehouse about which controller a beginner should get when entering the controller DJ world.  The Numark Mixtrack Pro and the Vestax Typhoon are the heavy hitters in the entry level price range right now and I’ve seen a lot of debate in the forums about which one is better.  Check out the above video for my personal take on the strengths and weaknesses of each.

As I stated above I’d have to give the edge to the Mixtrack Pro when it comes to responsiveness of the jog wheels and faders, but I like the construction and layout of the Vestax Typhoon.  Software may be another thing you want to consider when checking these both out.  Once you learn to DJ you’ll be able to apply your skills to any software or scenario, but getting used to the nuances of one program often happens with the first one you really dive into.  The Mixtrack Pro comes with Virtual DJ which has a strong and well supported user base.  The Vestax Typhoon offers an entry level version of Traktor which is widely used by industry professionals.  You can map either the Mixtrack Pro or the Typhoon to upgraded versions of VDJ or Traktor but if you don’t want to purchase additional software you may want to keep in mind what comes in the box.

These controllers are both USB bus powered and have on board sound cards meaning all you need is a set of headphones to start rocking.  They’re great for anyone just starting out without a big budget.  Check out the  video above for the full rundown!

7 Responses to “Numark Mixtrack Pro vs. Vestax Typhoon”

  1. Anders Kromann says:

    Nice video!
    You were saying towards the end that you should pick after what software you want to use. However if you want traktor but really want the Mixtrack, you could get the non-pro mixtrack and a DJ I/O or an Audio2DJ as the Mixtrack comes with Traktor instead of VDJ.
    Just a small tip. :)

  2. ghostdad says:

    Thanks for this tip. Didn’t know the Mixtrack came with traktor. Would need to buy the additional sound card like you mentioned but another option as well.

  3. Cody Rice says:

    Another Great Video! for someone debating these exact products this video is perfect, also pointing out both products positives, Another A+ for Pro Audio Star

  4. tee says:

    mixtrack pro is shipped with traktor le in the uk

  5. BOBBY says:

    HI BY NOW THE VESTAX TYPHOON SHOULD BE RESPONDING A LITTLE FASTER RIGHT? I ASKED A GUY ON THE CHAT AND HE SAID THE NEW VERSION IS BETTER.

  6. Elroy says:

    Definitely the mixtrack pro. Jog wheels are responsive. Comes with Traktor le in South Africa.

  7. clayton says:

    mixtrack pro comes with traktor software in SA. So far i cannot find anything negative to say about this controller. Easy enough for a beginner and powerful enough to use in a club, although your fans might think it’s a bit too much of a toy.

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