As far as Serato DJ DVS mixers go, the Mixars Quattro is one serious piece of equipment. I did an article on it before Namm, but now I have some video footage to go along with it, as you can see below.
Unfortunately, the Quattro was behind glass at Namm 2017, so hoping to be able to play with it at Musikmesse coming April. But even behind glass, it does look impressive, and the 2×8 pads on each side really scream performance. The included onboard effects are a plus and make it a “working horse” for any DJ.
Price wise, this mixer goes for USD 1.499, and that is quite reasonable for the feature set offered.
As a quick reminder, the key features of the Mixars Quattro:
- 4-Channel Digital Mixer for Serato DJ
- Serato DJ enabled
- Serato DVS enabled
- 16 RGB PADS with Hot Cue and Sampler control
- Dual USB audio connections
- 2 Microphone Inputs
- Dedicated 4 high-quality effects for each channel with a single knob
- Completely MIDI mappable
- Microphone Input
- Trim Output master volume
- 24-bit digital output
- Rugged metal construction
- Auto loop encoder
- Sampler switch Dedicated Sampler Volume
- Effects send/return
This is some serious stuff. For USD 1.499, you basically get a 4 channel version of the Pioneer DJM-S9, which is still 200 dollars more expensive after all these years.
The 4 effects that can be triggered from with the filter knob are an excellent addition and will feel familiar to all Pioneer DJM users. I personally love the idea of having two ways of triggering effects, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.
So overall, can’t wait to be able to play around with it, hopefully we will see a final version of it at Musikmesse and do a more in-depth review, including build quality.