The rumors have now been confirmed! Just in time for the DJ Expo which kicks off tomorrow, Rane has unleashed the Beast! The newly announced Rane Seventy-Two Mixer and Twelve Turntable Controller are a reality. The Rane Seventy-Two mixer is a two channel battle mixer which looks like a Pioneer DJM-S9 with a screen in the middle and three Rane Magnetic faders. The Rane Twelve Turntable Controller is a solid all metal digital turntable that does not use a needle or tonearm for sound, but rather digital USB connections to work with Serato DJ.
The New Rane MP2015 rotary digital mixer has excellent build quality, top-notch sound, and a cool way to mix music using knobs instead of faders. The Rane MP2015 has four channels and an additional channel that can be used to link other channels together for easier manipulation. The Internal dual-USB soundcard that is present on the MP2015 is capable of running Traktor DVS timecode and Serato Noisemap. Check out our full video review and the quick Traktor setup video after the jump.
Serato DJ 1.8 just came out and it now offers the option to custom midi map your controller or mixer. The people at Rane came out with a quick tutorial on how to do just that for the Rane TTM57 mkll. Peep the video after the jump to check out this simple tutorial.
The New Rane MP2015 rotary digital mixer has excellent build quality, top-notch sound, and a cool "throwback" way of mix music using knobs as opposed to faders. The Rane MP2015 has four channels and an additional channel that can be used to link other channels together for easier manipulation. Check out our quick unboxing and first impressions video of the Rane MP2015 to see this high-quality mixer in all its glory!
The New Rane MP2015 rotary digital mixer has excellent build quality, top-notch sound, and a cool way to mix music using knobs instead of faders. The Rane MP2015 has four channels and an additional channel that can be used to link other channels together for easier manipulation. The Internal dual-USB soundcard that is present on the MP2015 is capable of running Traktor DVS timecode over these channels as well as recording a mix in high-quality audio. The Rane MP2015 has an Isolator section at the top which also allows for some cool EQ effects on the fly. Check out the new Rane video showing the use of the new Isolator found on the MP2015.
The Rane TTM57MKII two-channel Serato DJ Mixer that was recently announced at the NAMM 2015 show is now in the DJbooth.net lab for the full Video review treatment. The TTM57MKII is the new update to a classic. When the original TTM57SL mixer was dropped from the Serato DJ support model many DJ's were up in arms. Now Rane has made things right by reviving the TTM57MKII complete with Serato DJ control, dual-USB ports, 8 RGB backlit pads, Low/High Pass filters, and the superb build quality that Rane is known for.
The new Traktor Pro 2.8.0 update is now released and with it comes support for the new Traktor Kontrol D2, support for the new Rane MP2015 Mixer, 64-Bit Architecture, and a host of other improvements. The Pioneer XDJ-1000 and CDJ-900NXS players also receive full HID support.
The Serato DJ 1.7.5 update has been released to support the new Rane TTM57mkII DJ mixer. This software update comes hot on the heels of Serato DJ 1.7.4 and adds support for the TTM57mkII, which is shipping now. Serato is also giving new users a 30% discount from now until next week 4/28/2015. Act now to get this great deal on a Premium DJ software. Also check out this dope performance video of Keys 'N Krates getting busy with the new Rane TTM57mkII!
The Rane TTM57MKII two-channel Serato DJ Mixer has just been announced at today's NAMM 2015 show. The TTM57MKII is a new update to an old favorite. When the original TTM57SL mixer was dropped from the Serato DJ support model many DJ's were up in arms. Now Rane has made things right by reviving the TTM57MKII complete with Serato DJ control, dual-USB ports, 8 RGB backlit pads, Low/High Pass filters, and the superb build quality that Rane is known for.
When the Serato DJ software was released, the MixEmergency software plugin that allows Serato users to DJ with video was left out in the cold as it was incompatible with the newest form of their popular DJ software. Serato DJ users were forced to use the Serato Video plug-in to do their Video DJ sets. Now, Serato has made things right by allowing Inklen to produce a new version of MixEmergency 2.4 that is now fully-compatilbe with Serato DJ.
This week’s turntablism video comes straight from sunny San Diego, as DJcity gives us another installment of their Cutting Room series. Acclaimed DJ’s including DJ Costik, Cwitch, DJ Happee, Impakt, Rayted-R, and DJ Slowhand bring the poolside vibes in this dope compilation. All of these guys have made a name for themselves in the turntablist world, and this video shows why. Beyond the scratching work, Costik did some nice editing with the video samples, while Happee provided the instrumentals. Stay tuned for additional cuts from these guys, any many more.
Today, Serato DJ released the new 1.6 Beta download to the public which brings all of the other Rane DJ mixers and DVS soundcards up-to-date with the newest Serato DJ features and functions. The Rane SL2, SL3, SL4, Sixty-One, Sixty-Two, and Sixty-Eight can all now reap the benefits of using the new Serato DJ platform instead of the "soon-to-be-retired" Serato Scratch Live software. Remember, this is only a Beta release, so Serato users are warned not to use this software in live performances because its not yet fully tested.
Serato DJ 1.5 has now been released. This means that the era of Serato Scratch Live and Itch is coming to an end. Last month Serato announced that they would combine all of their Serato based DJ software into one software to rule them all which is known as the Serato DJ 1.5 release. The new release will now work with the new Pioneer DJM-900SRT, DDJ-SR, DDJ-SP1, and the Rane Sixty-Four. Of course all of the other Serato DJ controllers are also able to work with the new Serato DJ 1.5 and there's a few bug fixes and housekeeping items addressed in this update as well.
Now that the Serato DJ 1.5.0 cat is out of the bag, the Rane Sixty-Four Serato DJ certified Mixer has also been announced. The new Rane Sixty-Four Mixer will be one of two mixers out on the market in October that will work perfectly with the new Serato DJ 1.5.0 DJ software right out of the box. The Sixty-Four Mixer sports dual USB ports for easy DJ changes, on-board effects, Serato DJ MIDI controls, and can support up to four external Serato NoiseMap Vinyl/CD control decks at once.
Serato has just made a huge announcement. The new Serato DJ 1.5.0 software update is now upon us and with it comes digital Vinyl and CDJ control. Serato DJ 1.5.0 will immediately work perfectly with the newly announced Rane Sixty-Four mixer, Pioneer DJM-900SRT mixer, and the Pioneer DDJ-SP1 sub-controller when they are released in October, with all of the SSL soundcards and Rane/Serato certified mixers following suit in November with the release of the Serato DJ 1.6.0 beta.
The 2013 Online DMC Championships of 2013 are going on right now and the competition is definitely getting intense. Last week I brought you Redmist's Round 4 performance that I thought was a sure-fire win. It turns out that Round 4 is now in the books and Vekked takes top honors with an incredible performance of crisp scratching and a great overall performance. Check out Vekked Round 4's first place performance as he tears it up on the Rane mixer Sixty-Two and a pair of Stanton STR8-150 turntables.
A few short months ago, we reviewed the Rane Sixty-One Serato Scratch Live Professional DJ mixer which boasts great build quality and an interal SSL soundcard interface so that DJ's can connect vinyl or CD timecode for digital music playback via computer. The new Rane Sixty-Two mixer builds upon the SSL interface and high-quality craftsmanship of the Sixty-One by adding on-board MIDI controls so that DJ's can trigger cue points, samples, Loops, and effects. Rane recently sent us a brand new Sixty-Two Z Limited Edition (with cool Z-trip Artwork & Pro RCA Cables) mixer for a complete video and written review that will be completed shortly, so watch this space. Watch the Unboxing & First Impressions video after the jump.
For this week's Turntablist Video Friday series we'll see Chris Karns (2013 Master of the Mix Competitor, 2011 DMC USA & World Champion, 3x Red Bull Thre3style Winner, and touring DJ For Yelawolf) ripping it up on the Technics 1200's along with a Rane Sixty-Two mixer and the Serato DJ software. Check out Chris Live mix called "How to Set a Trap" to see some serious skills with some of the hottest and latest Trap Music that we all love.
The DMC World DJ competition is celebrating 30 years of staging the greatest turntablist battles of all time and with it comes LOTS of festivities all across the United States that serve as both competition and showcases. This year, there will be many previous champion DJ's traveling around the US to both show off the skills and to host the regional competitions that will lead up to the DMC US finals on August 3rd in NYC. Check out the full list of events and competition rounds inside so you can either join or get involved with the festivities.
Last month we brought you the story that Serato DJ's could download the latest Beta editions of Serato DJ software, and now it's all official. Today Serato officially released the newest upgrades for their three different DJ software including SSL 2.4.3, Itch 2.2.2, and Video 1.1. Check out the press releases for each free update and then click on the full download links to get your free (MAC OS X 10.8 compatible) update ASAP.