InMusic (the company that owns, amongst others, Rane and Denon DJ) keeps bringing it to NAMM 2020, now with the new Rane Seventy!
The Seventy is very similar to the Rane Seventy Two and at the time of launch, it was pretty clear that it was meant to compete with the Pioneer DJ S9. Now that the Seventy is out, it’s even more clear that this it the mixer Rane wants to position against the S9 more than the Seventy Two. The S9 still costs around USD 1699, and it has been around for a while. The Seventy is 200 dollars cheaper and brand new, which will certainly make interested DJ’s consider it over the Pioneer DJ flagship.
Feature-wise, the Seventy lacks the full-color screen of the Seventy Two so if those colored waveforms are your thing, then you need to stick or go for the Seventy Two. Apart from that, the feature list is pretty similar. A few things that stand out, are the 3 Mag Four faders, an external crossfader tension-adjustment control, 8 performance pads per channel that control the various performance features in Serato DJ, the FLex FX unit that can control Serato FX or the onboard effects, the fantastic FX paddles to control the effects… There is a lot to like here!
On the back, the Seventy is a carbon copy of the Seventy Two, with pro-grade inputs & outputs: XLR main outs, TRS booth outs, channel 1 and channel 2 RCA outputs, Session input & output RCA’s, two mic inputs, USB connections for the Rane Twelve controllers…
All-in-all, a very solid new entry into the battle mixers arena!
- Intuitive High-Performance Layout
- (3) MAG FOUR contactless faders
- External crossfader tension-adjustment control
- Solid steel construction & front guard handle protection
- (6) Dual post-fader internal FLEX FX engines
- Serato DJ FX controls
- Independent pad modes for each channel
- (32) Midi-Assignable Pads
- Browse and track select controls
- Intuitive Instant Double buttons, toggle as Sync On-Off or Silent Cue mode
- Dedicated loop controls
- Dual diecast aluminum 180˚ rotatable FX paddles
- RANE TWELVE Connection Hub
- Dual microphone inputs
- Industry-leading signal-to-noise 114dB
- Dual USB connections for DJ handoffs
- 16 Akai Professional MPC performance pads
Pricing and Availability
The Rane Seventy will cost USD 1499 and will be available in Q2 2020