Mixars have been really busy of late and today I had a chance to check out the Mixars Primo. I already reported on the controller but seeing it for real changes the perception a bit… for the better.

As I said in my previous article, the Primo is for me a very, very interesting Serato DJ controller.

Two things stand out:

  • The mixer is hardware, and it comes with its own set of effects, including an echo on the mic.
  • The build quality looks (behind glass, unfortunately) to be very good, so this should be a controller that can take at least a bit of a beating.

In the video you will see Tobias from Mixars take us through a few of the key features. I took the risk of bringing up my DDJ-SR/RR comparison and he didn’t seem too offended 🙂

Introduction Video

 

As a quick reminder if you are too lazy to jump to the previous article, the key specs:

  • 2-channel Controller for Serato DJ
  • Serato DJ enabled
  • Serato DVS Upgrade Ready
  • 16 RGB Performance Pads for control over Hot Cues, Roll, Slicer, Sampler
  • Sturdy build quality with Brushed aluminium face plate
  • Built-in sound card for simple USB connectivity
  • 100mm Pitch Control
  • USB powered
  • Pro Combo Mic input with independent Volume and Tone control
  • Large aluminium Jog wheels with On-Jog Display and LED Ring
  • 3 VU level meter
  • Cross fader curve adjustment & reverse
  • Auxiliary RCA Input with dedicated volume
  • Touch Needle search pad
  • Multiple inputs and outputs
  • High-quality audio Soundcard
  • Two headphone outputs

That is a lot of features for such a compact controller, right? I insisted that when the time to launch arrives