Serato DJ 1.9.7 is out, and it brings support for two of Numark’s latest controllers: the Numark NS6II and the Numark DJ2GO2.

The Numark NS6II was announced around March but is coming out now to a DJ store near you. It’s actually a great follow-up to the previous incarnation, the NS6, featuring double USB input, an independent hardware mixer, LCD screen in the jog wheels like the Mixtrack Platinum, and other interesting features.

A quick refresh below.

NS6II Key Features

  • Dual USB ports for DJ handoffs
  • 2-inch color LCD display integrated into each jog wheel
  • Digital mixer with (2) phono/line inputs that can be mixed directly without software
  • Comes with Serato DJ (full version)
  • Touch-capacitive knobs
  • 6-inch multi-function jog wheel with smart learning capacitive technology
  • 4-channel USB Audio
  • Stereo XLR outputs, Master RCA outputs, Booth RCA Outputs
  • (2) 1/4” mic inputs
  • Stand-alone mixer 24-bit, 44.1K audio
  • USB 2.0
  • 4 in, 4 out with (2) phono preamp
  • Replaceable crossfader
  • Roll bar to protect front panel control knobs

Serato put up a nice video explaining the key features of the NS6II, and frankly, it does look like an absolute winner. The only thing missing are high-resolution screens to display waveforms and track information, but I guess that is in the works behind the scenes.

DJ2GO2 Key Features

The Numark DJ2GO2 has launched only a few days ago so it’s quite cool to have it already supported in this version of Serato.

A quick refresh on the overall features:

  • Portable two-channel DJ controller for Serato DJ Intro (included)
  • Control the music with play, jog wheels, and fader
  • Built-in audio card with headphone cueing to create the perfect mix
  • Song navigation and channel and master gain control
  • Perfect for performing or prepping your DJ set playlist and cue points
  • Standard midi mapping for use with other popular DJ software
  • Fits perfectly on top of your laptop
  • 1/8 inch Headphone output
  • 1/8 inch main output

There is also an interesting video focussing on the features, and it quite confirms Numark has not only the beginner DJ in mind with the DJ2G02, also the more advanced DJ can take advantage of it as a training/backup controller.

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  • DJ Wellzz

    now that the NS6II is making its way to the shelves, will you be able to do a hands-on comparison of the two? I own the original NS6 from 2011 and to date, it has yet to disappoint me. I have been waiting for the NS6II for years and almost gave up on them. One of the things I wish they would have added is a screen setup similar to what the NV has. Now that Denon has done so with the MCX-8000, and they also added the dual card to the MC-7000, it’s going to be a tough one for me to choose which unit to get. If possible, can you do a review of the NS6II using the Numark Dashboard? Thanks.

    • Great suggestion. For sure a review of the NS6II is coming and I really would like to do it together with the Numark dashboard. Keep an eye on the site. Oh and my guess a big brother to the NVII is coming very soon, it’s inevitable that Numark is going to build those screens into a premium controller.

      • DJ Wellzz

        Definitely looking forward to the review. I’ve been holding off from getting a new controller for some time now (2011). A big part of the reason is the fact that I’m still able to use my NS6 with Serato and make use of the new features that they’ve added. However it will be nice to have dedicated filter knobs and some of the other new buttons that will make it easier to use these new features.

        • Great! It’s on my high prio list so i should be able to get an unit from Numark asap.

          • DJ Wellzz

            Hi Rodrigo. Did you get a chance to test the NS6ii with the Dashboard yet? Also, let us know how the NS6ii compares to the other units from Denon and Pioneer. Thanks.

          • Hi no unfortunately not yet, demo units of the NS6II are rare atm so I’m on the waiting list, like most other outlets 🙁