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After months of teasing, star-studded appearances at trade fairs such as Namm 2018, the Rane Seventy Two battle mixer and the Rane 12 digital turntable are finally coming to a store near you.
Both products were first scooped at the DMC US finals back in August (actually only the mixer was shown that day) so it has been a very long wait until the official release. I personally find it weird for a company to announce a product so far ahead of its release, it kind of kills the momentum. Maybe Rane didn’t intend it to be revealed at the DMC and since it was, they didn’t have any other option than to go public with it? Who knows.
Anyway, on the same day, Serato will also release an update to Serato DJ pro to unlock support for both the Seventy Two and the Twelve.
I hope to get my hands on both products soon and review them here. I’m particularly wondering how useful the Seventy Two and the Twelve are to non-scratch DJ’s. I feel that the integrated mixer screen and the big, turntable like platters will appeal to many regular club DJ’s, so really looking forward to trying them out!
As a refresher, the key features below.
Rane Seventy Two
- Solid steel construction—built like a tank for non-stop, heavy-duty use
- (3) New MAG THREE contactless tension-adjustable faders for crossfader and channel faders with reverse, contour controls, and cut-in adjustment
- 4.3” Touchscreen for moving-wave display, X/Y FX control, song selection and user customizations
- Dual FLEX FX engines, one for each channel
- Stacked Serato FX with internal post-fader FLEX FX
- Dual die-cast aluminum FX paddles with 180-degree rotation
- Chain-integrated Serato software effect control plus one internal FLEX effect per channel
- Dual USB connections for DJ handoffs
- 16 Akai Pro MPC performance pads w/RGB backlight, adjustable threshold and aftertouch, with independent mode controls per deck.
- Industry First – assignable USB controller inputs for RANE TWELVE motorized battle controller
- Serato DJ DVS license built in, with Serato DVS vinyl included
- 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 high/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
Pricing and Availability
Both shipping on April 4th, USD 1.699 for the Rane Seventy Two and USD 799 for the Rane Twelve.