Rane Ushers In New Era With Battle-Ready DJ Setup

The Seattle company once again shows why it's king of the turntablist arena
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Today, the Washington-based hardware company Rane has announced its newest line of premium DJ equipment, touted as the most cutting edge gear on the market, the SEVENTY-TWO battle mixer, and the TWELVE battle controller. Rane has long been the industry standard mixer for turntablists, and their newest line is set to take things to the next level. With the RANE SEVENTY-TWO, two DJs can battle it out with their own laptops simultaneously via the two USB ports. With a brand-new 4.3-inch color touch screen interface, the SEVENTY-TWO not only shows Serato DJ’s moving waveforms and their cue points but also brings a much-needed interactive experience to FX workflows, with two internal FLEX FX engines and stacked Serato DJ Effects. 

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Also making a first-time appearance is Rane’s brand-new Mag THREE Fader. Dramatically updating their patented, industry-changing Mag Fader design, the new Mag THREE Fader offers a unique touchless, tension-adjustable fader with perfect tactile feel and precision, combined with a long and reliable life. Below is a list of all the new features of the SEVENTY-TWO: 

  • Solid steel construction—built like a tank for non-stop, heavy-duty use
  • (3) NEW MAG THREE tension adjustable faders for crossfader and channel faders with reverse, contour controls, and cut-in adjustment
  • 4.3” Touchscreen for moving wave display, FX control, song selection and user customizations
  • Dual Flex FX engines, one for each channel
  • Chain-integrated Serato DJ Effect control plus one internal Flex Effect per channel
  • Dual USB connections for DJ handoffs
  • 16 Akai MPC-style performance pads w/RGB backlight, adjustable threshold, and aftertouch, with independent mode controls per deck.
  • Two microphone inputs – combo Neutrik, on/off, tone, mic/line level switches
  • RCA Phono/CD and CD inputs for each deck

  •  RCA session Inputs/outputs, balanced XLR, Main Out, balanced 1⁄4”, Booth Out
  • SERATO DJ and DVS enabled, and includes Serato Control Vinyl
  • Industry First – assignable USB controller inputs for Rane TWELVE Battle Controller
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For the TWELVE battle controller, a clean and simple, yet powerful turntable that gives you all the features you love and need from a traditional direct-drive, but without the hassle of needles and potentially skipping tone arms. To keep things consistent with a familiar turntable layout and size, the only clear differentiator is a precision, multi-function touch strip for track searching and setting or triggering hot cues in place of the tone arm. The TWELVE is set to close the gap between tradition and innovation, combining the best of both, without the downsides. Below is a list of all the features of the new TWELVE battle controller:

  • Full 12” Vinyl with motorized platter to control playback
  • Traditional, familiar turntable layout, no need to learn something new
  • Strip Search with 8 hot cue triggers access
  • 5.0 kfcm High torque motor with Hi/Low torque adjust for more traditional setups
  • 4 decks of control so you can use one, two or more
  • Extreme precision—3600 ticks of platter resolution for seamless performance
  • MIDI interface via USB that can be connected to the SEVENTY-TWO or your computer
  • 33 1/3 and 45 rpm platter speeds
  • 8/16/50% pitch with precise dual resolution detented slider
  • Top Panel rotary and traditional Motor Off switch, allows traditional wind-down effects

  • Serato DJ OSA READY

“Our challenge was to develop these breakthrough products while still maintaining our unwavering commitment to our legendary performance quality and rock-solid reliability,” said Colin Issler, Senior Design Engineer for Rane’s Seattle-based Engineering and Design team. He added, “We love a challenge. We thrive on a challenge. Hold my beer. Challenge conquered.”

U.S. retail for the SEVENTY-TWO and TWELVE will be $1899 and $799 respectively, and will be available later this year.

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