Rane history

2020

RANE launches New Website

Our new site is proudly based around the global community that has built and supported RANE throughout the years to offer a simple, yet informative lens into the world of RANE.

2019

DJames wins Red Bull 3Style UK Final

DJ City’s DJames win’s the UK final on the SEVENTY-TWO and TWELVE’s, runner up Revrt placed second with the very same set up.

2019

DJ Skillz (FR) wins World DMC Final with Gold SEVENTY-TWO

French defending World DMC Champion, DJ Skillz, returned to London with his gold prize SEVENTY-TWO mixer (which he won in 2018 with his own SEVENTY-TWO mixer) to take the title once again, and win a second gold SEVENTY-TWO.

2019

RANE Sponsors Goldie Awards

RANE proudly sponsor the 3rd Annual DJ & Beat Battle at Brooklyn Steel in New York on the 17th October 2019.

2019

RANE Sponsors IDA UK Finals

RANE sponsor the UK IDA finals with JFB winning on the RANE SEVENTY-TWO and TWELVEs.

2019

RANE Sponsors World DMC Final & USA Regionals

RANE become proud partners in the World DMC Championships alongside the USA regional heats. The world final was held in London’s Islington Assembly hall and featured a new Elimination 900 round of back to back DJs with DJ Craze, Mr Switch, JFB alongside members of the audience.

2019

RANE TWELVE MOTORIZED TURNTABLE CONTROLLER OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED AS PERFORMANCE HARDWARE BY DMC

RANE and DMC are excited to jointly announce that the RANE TWELVE motorized turntable controller is now officially accepted as performance hardware in the DMC mixing championship events from this year onwards. This announcement includes all regional heats, finals and the online competitions.

2018

Buck Rogers wins Goldie Awards with TWELVES

For the second Goldie Awards, Buck Rogers takes the 'Beat Battle' title with the RANE SEVENTY-TWO battle mixer

2018

SEVENTY-TWO wins World DMC Final with DJ Skillz

France's DJ Skillz takes the World DMC title home with the SEVENTY-TWO, the first of many major competition wins for the battle-ready, solid steel SEVENTY-TWO mixer

2018

RANE Presents 'A History of Turntablism'

RANE hosted a 'History of Turntablism' panel at ADE in Amsterdam with Chad Jackson, Mr Switch and JFB

2017

Launched SEVENTY-TWO

The RANE SEVENTY-TWO is a 2-channel, advanced control and performance mixer, addressing the creative power of Serato DJ Pro software. Featuring a full color touchscreen interface, stackable Serato and Flex FX, plus the ultimate in expressive playback control via eight multi-function trigger pads, the Rane Seventy-Two redefines the scope and possibilities for Pro, Club and Scratch DJ/Turntablists.

2017

Launched TWELVE

The RANE TWELVE is a motorized control turntable that brings a seamlessly accurate, true-vinyl performance experience to digital music software. It liberates DJs and Turntablists from the pain of damaged tonearms or needles and eliminates unwanted audio feedback, bringing sub-bass back into their music. The RANE TWELVE feels instantly familiar to any DJ who has played on a vinyl turntable before, but adds hot-cue and track search capability at the sweep or touch of a finger.

2017

MAG THREE Fader released

RANE releases its latest contactless magnetic fader, the MAG THREE

2015

The TTM57 is Revived as the TTM57mkII.

The DJ community mourned the loss of the TTM57SL, so Rane responds with a better-sounding mixer with dual USB ports, compatibility with Serato DJ and all the popular DJ and DAW programs, and easier controls.

2015

The Rotary is Revived with the MP2015.

The MP2015 is Rane's best-sounding mixer to date, with dual USB ports, 4-bus architecture with unique submix bus, isolator EQ on the outputs and powerful channel filters.

2013

Serato DJ replaces Scratch Live.

Products that previously included Serato Scratch Live now include Serato DJ. The SL2, SL3, SL4, Sixty-One, Sixty-Two, Sixty-Eight can work with either Serato software, and include drivers to work with other third-party DJ and DAW software. The SL1 and TTM57SL were USB 1 devices, Scratch Live only, and can't be updated for Serato DJ. The Sixty-Four and TTM57mkII are not backwards-compatible with Scratch Live. Scratch Live continues to work and be supported with interfaces and mixers for which it was designed.

2013

Sixty-Four Mixer is launched.

The Sixty-Four is Rane's most powerful mixer for Serato DJ, with four buses, internal effects and software controls. The Sixty-Four is the first Rane mixer designed to work with Serato DJ and other third-party DJ and DAW software.

2012

Sixty-Two Z developed for DJ Z-Trip with Shepard Fairey-designed graphics.

The Sixty-Two Z is functionally identical to the Sixty-Two, but with a redesigned faceplate, yellow and purple accents, and included yellow and purple cables.

2012

Sixty-One and Sixty-Two DJ Mixers Introduced.

Rane Sixty-Two Mixer for Serato replaced the TTM 57SL with dedicated lit buttons for cues, samples, loops, and dedicated onboard effects. The two USB ports allow two DJs to share the mixer between two laptops, even if they run different software.

2011

Rane SL 2 for Serato Scratch Live.

Replaces the SL 1 with easier hookup, USB 2.0, and better sounding 24-bit converters.

2011

Rane SL 4 for Serato Scratch Live.

4 phono/line inputs, 4 outputs, a 5th aux input for recording a mixer's output, and a 5th aux output that can be assigned to the SP-6 sampler in Serato software. Dual USB ports for two computers and 24-bit digital converters.

2011

MP 25 & MP 26 Club Mixers.

Brings the spirit of the iconic MP24 into the digital world.

2010

Sixty-Eight Club Mixer for Serato Scratch Live.

World's first DJ mixer with two USB ports, and the first mixer allowing two DJs with their own laptops to hand off sets without any disconnect. More inputs than any other Rane DJ mixer.

2009

Rane SL 3 for Serato Scratch Live is introduced with 3 phono/line inputs, 3 outputs and 24-bit processing.

Adds a third input for a third turntable, and a third output to feed the sampler output or the third deck output into a mixer input. 24-bit digital converters improve the sound over the SL 1's 16-bit converters.

2008

Serato Video-SL software plug-in for Scratch Live.

Adds the ability to playback and mix video files using a laptop and a TTM 57SL mixer, bringing live video mixing to the turntablist, allowing manipulation of video files from vinyl or CD players.

2006

1st DJ mixer with Scratch Live controls: TTM 57SL.

Rane TTM 57SL Performance Mixer is the first mixer to incorporate built-in functions for Serato Scratch Live, as well as downloadable effects.

2005

Rane Empath Mixer with rotary controls becomes available.

Same 3-bus Empath, but with rotary volume controls instead of faders.

2005

Rane MP 4 DJ Mixer.

Rane MP 4 DJ Mixer for both analog and digital music sources. First USB DJ mixer designed for use with PCs for MP3 playback. Includes Serato Scratch Live software.

2004

Rane partners with Serato Audio Research

Rane partners with Serato Audio Research, a New Zealand company, to produce Scratch Live. First digital music file mixing system to work exactly like real vinyl, with none of the limitations of previous attempts. The USB interface box was named later as the model SL 1.

2003

Serato Scratch, Studio Edition.

Plug-in for Digidesign‘s Pro Tools to Scratch any digital sample or sound file using regular turntables or a mouse as the controller.

2002

Rane Empath Touring/Club Mixer Developed for Grandmaster Flash.

Combines the vision of Grandmaster Flash with Rane technology.
First use of automatic level control for inputs.
Two assignable CD triggers.
Now on permanent display in the Smithsonian.

2001

1st Magnetic Fader DJ Mixer: TTM 56.

Still in production today as the improved TTM56S.

2001

Rane Develops World's First Magnetic Fader.

Rane develops and receives patent (2004) on the world's first computer-controlled non-contact magnetic fader.

2000

Rane MP 44 Club Mixer.

First DJ mixer to feature automatic emergency paging.
First DJ mixer with built-in limiters.
3-band full-cut EQ for each of four input channels and both mics.

1999

Rane files patent on 4th-order Accelerated Slope™ EQ.

First used on the TTM 54 Performance Mixer (Granted 2006). Now used on the full-cut tone controls of all Rane DJ mixers.

1999

Rane MP 2016 & XP2016 Rotary Mixers using a modernized Bozak design.

Updates the discontinued UREI 1620 Club Mixer and offers a separate Expander with channel tone controls and a crossfader.

1998

TTM 54 Sets New Standard for DJ Performing Mixers

Four turntablists helped Rane develop the first battle mixers. Wiz and Marz from the Steelworkers are pictured. Peter Parker and Sugarcuts also helped define these mixers.

1998

Rane TTM 52 and TTM 54 Turntablist Mixers.

First use of VCA fader system.
First use of continuous crossfader contour control.
First use of reverse (hamster) and contour controls on channel faders.
First use of assignable effects loop.
First use of Rane’s patented 4th-Order full-kill EQ.
Developed with support & enthusiasm from DJ Big Wiz, Sugarcuts, Marz1 and Peter Parker.

1998

Vestax PMC-06 ProA.

First use of "Hamster" reversal switch on crossfader and 3-position switch selectable crossfader curve control.

1997

Rane releases the MM 8x Mojo Club Mixer.

The Mojo line was intended to deliver Rane quality and minimal features, at a price that could compete with mixers built on the other side of the world.

1996

James Edward Russell, writes postgraduate paper on concepts of controlling digital audio playback.

A New Zealand graduate student from the University of Auckland, James Edward Russell, writes a postgraduate paper on concepts of controlling digital audio playback, one of which involved turntables. Steve West (née Hoek) suggests pressing a record with a tone in quadrature, and having the software track the motion of the record by analyzing the electrical signal generated by the unmodified turntable. (Steve West went on to co-found Serato Audio Research).

1995

Rane Website & Pro Audio Reference is launched.

Project completed by Rane employees Bob Moses and Jeff Davies.

1995

Rane develops the MP 22 Club Mixer.

The MP22 was developed as a less costly version of the MP24, without as many inputs.

1995

PAQRAT(TM) Digital Audio Recording System.

The PAQRAT allows a 16-bit digital multitrack to record 24-bit audio. The RC 24T interfaces with the Tascam DA-88. The RC24A interfaces with the Alesis ADAT or Fostex RD-8. A stereo 24-bit signal is divided into four 16-bit signals for recording on tracks 1-4 or 5-8. Playback does the opposite, with four 16-bit track inputs and produces two 24-bit outputs.

1990

Develops and receives patent on Accelerated-Slope(TM) EQ.

Versions later used in Rane’s TTM 54, TTM 56, TTM 57SL, XP 2016, MP 44 & Empath DJ Mixers.

1989

1st MIDI-Programmable EQs.

MPE 14, MPE 28 and MPE47.

1987

1st Digital Audio Product: AD 13 Audio Delay.

1986

MP 24 DJ Club Mixer.

Cleanest and quietest DJ mixer to date.
First assignable crossfader with defeat switch.
First headphone cueing system allowing either stereo program or stereo cue to both ears or mono program to right ear and mono cue to left ear, featuring pan control between program and cue.
First transformer coupled light controller output.
First use of studio-grade faders.
A 20-year life ended in 2006.

1985

Rane ships 1st RLA X3000A (January) and Q5000 (June).

1984

Richard Long contacts Rane to OEM the X3000A, Q5000 & M3000.

Richard Long redesigns his disco systems, Famous Disco Clubs Worldwide, to use Rane AC 22 and AC 23 crossovers to replace his original X2000, X4000, X5000 and X6000 crossovers. [RLA Crossovers]

1981

“The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel.”

Grandmaster Flash mixed samples from various groups using three decks. Uses: Chic “Good Times,”
Blondie “Rapture,”
Queen “Another One Bites the Dust,”
Sugar Hill Gang “8th Wonder,”
Furious Five “Birthday Party,”
Spoonie Gee “Monster Jam.”

1981

Kraftwerk “Computer World,” Human League “Dare” and Depeche Mode “Speak & Spell“ are released.

Processor-controlled sequencers and drum machines create perfect 4/4 timing for beatmixing. Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” is the year‘s best-selling single.

1981

Rane Corporation Incorporated in Washington State, USA.

Outside the first factory in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

1978

Technics SL-1200 Mark2 Released.

Also known as the SL-1200MK2, the iconic turntablist turntable is a beefed up version of the original SL-1200 home hi-fi model released in 1972.

1977

Studio 54 opens in New York City.

Studio 54 used RLA’s famous sound system based on the Paradise Garage design, which quickly became known as the best in New York City.

1977

GLI PMX 7000 Mixer.

First U.S. mixer to incorporate a horizontal crossfader labeled “Transition Control,” and first affordable DJ mixer (became known as the poor man’s Bozak).

1977

Paradise Garage opens in New York City.

Featuring Larry Levan as DJ (who some consider the greatest DJ ever) using Richard Long’s first big sound system through his new company: Richard Long & Associates (RLA).

1977

Citronic SMP101 mixer. First British mixer with a horizontal crossfader.

1976

First 12-inch single pressed, titled “So Much for Love” by Moment of Truth.

Mixed by Tom Moulton; intended for private use it was never sold commercially. “Ten Percent” by Double Exposure is generally considered the first commercial 12-inch single.

1975

Grand Wizzard Theodore invents “scratching.”

1974

Grandmaster Flash develops his “Quick Mix Theory” for cutting and mixing records.

1971

First commercially available DJ mixer, the Bozak CMA-10-2DL rotary club mixer.

Designed by Rudy Bozak with input from Alex Rosner & Richard Long. [Note: Allen-Bradley rotary controls were used since they were sealed and could pass Rosner’s spilled Coca Cola reliability test.]

1971

First DJ mixer is designed for the Haven Club by Alex Rosner.

Nicknamed “Rosie” for its inventor and red color. A one-off stereo design for in-house use by their resident DJ, Francis Grasso, recognized as the Godfather of the modern performing DJ.

1970

David Mancuso starts throwing after-hours parties in the loft where he lived in New York City that became known as “The Loft.”

Considered the pioneer of modern clubbing he soon met Alex Rosner and together they applied the Broadway concept of separate tweeter and bass reinforcement to the Loft’s sound system by adding separate tweeter arrays and subwoofers, thus setting a new standard for clubs everywhere.

1965

First stereophonic disco system debuts at the 1964-1965 World’s Fair in New York.

Featured the Canada-A-Go-Go and Carnival-A-Go-Go sound systems designed by audio engineer Alex Rosner (a Holocaust survivor by virtue of being on Schindler’s List).