IN SHORT

 

Rane is taking the term incremental update into new heights with the release of the Seventy Two MKII mixer and the Twelve MKII turntable controller. Let me put it like this: if you already own the original models, these MKII will not motivate you to upgrade. For those looking for a top-level battle mixer and turntable controllers, the MKII versions add small but interesting upgrades to these already fantastic units.

Rane Seventy-Two MKII Serato DJ Pro Mixer

The MKII version of this already great Serato DJ Pro mixer comes now with an external crossfader tension adjust, for an even better crossfader control, and the faders are upgraded to Mag Four, among other smaller changes.

If you own a Seventy Two MKI, you will be happy to learn the all the software upgrades will also come to your unit, and that you will be able to upgrade to Mag Four faders as well, obviously at an extra cost.

Rane Twelve MKII Turntable Controller

The Twelve MKII now has a handy screen with BPM readout, which is always a useful addition to a controller deck. Also, it is now compatible with Traktor Pro and Virtual DJ, both in USB Midi or DVS mode, besides Serato DJ Pro. Finally, there is also a new back button, a selectable encoder knob (load/scroll), and an instant doubles button. All these additions might seem small, but they are precious shortcuts for the DJ.

Conclusion

These upgrades might be relatively small, but they are smart. Rane is taking things slowly and evolving these products at a slow and controlled space, in order to give them time to learn what works and to improve what doesn’t. This is a good product strategy and one used by many premium hardware makers, think of Apple for example. It all comes down to the phrase: never change a winning team (too much).

Key Features

Rane Seventy-Two MKII Serato DJ Pro Mixer

  • (3) MAG FOUR faders with reverse, contour and cut-in adjustment
  • External and internal crossfader tension adjust controls
  • Toggle Instant Double / Silent Cue / Sync Controls
  • Dual DVS inputs – Aux or Phono/CD
  • Solid steel construction—built like a tank for non-stop, heavy-duty use
  • 4.3-inch Touchscreen for moving wave display, FX control, song selection and user customizations
  • Dual Flex FX engines, one for each channel
  • Advanced Serato control: Chain-integrated Software Effect plus one internal Flex Effect per channel
  • Dual USB connections for DJ handoffs
  • 16 Akai MPC-style performance pads, independent mode controls per deck.
  • Two microphone inputs – combo Neutrik, on/off, tone, mic/line level switches
  • RCA session Inputs/outputs, balanced XLR, Main Out, balanced 1⁄4-inch, Booth Out
  • USB controller inputs for RANE TWELVE Battle Controller
  • Serato DJ Pro DVS license, Pitch n Time plus Serato DVS Vinyl included

Rane Twelve MKII Turntable Controller

  • DVS/USB MIDI Control for Serato DJ Pro, Traktor and Virtual DJ
  • OLED Screen, Control Selection & BPM display
  • Navigation control: Scroll/Load, Back & Instant Doubles
  • New Plunger-style Start/Stop button
  • Full 12-inch motorised platter to control playback
  • Traditional, familiar turntable layout
  • OLED screen display (BPM Display / Control Status)
  • Dual Mode Strip: Track Search and 8 Hot Cue triggers
  • 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 MKII or your computer
  • RCA output for DVS audio signals
  • 33 1/3 and 45 rpm platter speeds
  • 8/16/50% pitch with precise dual resolution slider
  • Top panel rotary and traditional Motor Off switch, allows traditional wind down effects

Pricing and Availability

USD 1899 (Seventy Two MK2) USD 899 (Twelve MK2)

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