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  1. twenty tantalizing turntable tidbits

    twenty tantalizing turntable tidbits
    Turntables have a long and rich history. Instead of writing a novel about our beloved friend, we wanted to share a few interesting facts that can help you strike up conversations with fellow Rane DJs. Do you know where the term "rewind" comes from? Read on to learn about this and other fascinating turntable facts. 1. The phonograph was built...
  2. quick mac optimizations for live performance

    quick mac optimizations for live performance
    Have a big gig this weekend and want to make sure everything goes off without a hitch? One of the easiest ways to ensure everything goes right during your set is to adjust your Mac for live performance. Whether you’re new to the world of Mac computers or a Mac veteran, optimizing your machine for use with resource intensive audio applications...
  3. the ultimate performance mixer

    the ultimate performance mixer
    In 2012, Rane, in cooperation with Serato Audio Research, introduced the Sixty-Two mixer for Serato Scratch Live, completing the full integration of Serato Scratch Live software and performance mixer. The Sixty-Two is the definitive plug-and-play digital turntablist mixer with the following features: First mixer with Dual USB ports for simple DJ changeoverInternal 20-channel USB 2.0 sound cardUltra low latency Core...
  4. an integrated solution

    an integrated solution
    As mentioned in our previous post, DJs wanted Serato Scratch Live and software controls built into a Rane mixer. Rane introduced the TTM57SL for Serato Scratch Live in 2006. It was the first 2-channel turntablist mixer with integrated USB sound-card and software controls. The bullet list of special features reads like a combination of everything we had learned in previous...
  5. the benefits & traps of key notation software

    the benefits & traps of key notation software
    Mixing in key is an important factor when performing, depending on the type of music being played. Tracks that have harmonies and melodies in a specific key don't sound good when blended with similar tracks not in the same key. Fortunately, with the invention of key notation software, mixing in key, or harmonic mixing, has never been easier. Although its...
  6. the champ is here

    The champ is here and he's not afraid to show-off his award winning skills using his coveted, gold-plated Rane Sixty-Two prize mixer. DJ Izoh—The 2012 DMC World DJ Champion from Japan—and Anarchy (the #1 street rapper in Japan) team up to promote their upcoming mix "60 Minutes of Anarchy" with this phenomenal demo that's pure gold.
  7. digital mixing

    digital mixing
    Our collaboration with Serato Audio Research began in 2004 with the introduction of the Rane SL1 for Serato Scratch Live. In 2002, Serato Audio Research had introduced Serato Scratch, Studio Edition. It was a plug-in for Digidesign’s Pro Tools that allowed “scratching” any digital sample or sound file using a regular turntable or mouse as the controller. This incarnation had...
  8. ttm56 sets new standard

    ttm56 sets new standard
    Following the success of the Rane TTM54, DJs challenged us to build a mixer with a fader that would never wear out and that had the critical feel and travel for scratching. I began work on a non-contact fader and in 2001 Rane introduced the TTM56, the first mixer in the industry to provide a computer controlled non-contact magnetic fader...
  9. Local Spotlight (206) - Skratch Lounge

    Local Spotlight (206) - Skratch Lounge
    Welcome to the debut of our Local Spotlight series. Local Spotlight is our way of supporting events, groups and people who are giving back to their local DJ communities. Kicking off the first Local Spotlight, we’re starting right here in our own backyard to highlight Seattle's Skratch Lounge. Created in 2010 by DJ Bamboo and DJ Spinja of the Groove...
  10. History of the Hamster Switch

    History of the Hamster Switch
    The term ‘Hamster switch’ is the original name used for the fader reverse function built into almost every scratch mixer sold today. Interesting name, don’t you think? Have you ever wondered how and where the hamster switch idea originated and who coined the term? Can you imagine a professional scratch mixer without one? Hamster Style! “I thought it meant having...

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