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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. ttm 57sl featured in dj soak video

    DJ Soak continues to make waves in the music scene with his latest music video, Lost Generation. Awesome music, wonderful production and a Rane TTM 57SL mixer as his weapon of choice. Hit play and soak it in. Taken from Soak's bio: Sergio Hernandez, a.k.a Soak, at the early age of 17 years old has become a top reference in...
  6. Rane’s first turntablist mixer

    Rane’s first turntablist mixer
    Rane’s first venture into Hip-Hop was in 1998 with the introduction of the TTM54 Turntablist Mixer. The mixer was the result of some enthusiastic DJs approaching Rane at an AES show in New York and asking if we were interested in helping them build the ultimate Turntablist mixer. It sounded like an interesting project so Rane National Sales Manager, Jack...
  7. MP 24 revolutionizes dj mixer

    MP 24 revolutionizes dj mixer
    Second in our series of articles highlighting key milestones in Rane product development driven by the DJ community, we have the legendary MP 24 mixer. Rane first entered the DJ mixer market at the request of Richard Long of Richard Long & Associates (RLA). Richard Long was a famous sound designer for the biggest names in disco. He designed systems...
  8. chris karns performs nba halftime show

    Another fine performance by DMC World Champion and VH1 Master of the Mix cast member Chris Karns. This performance highlight takes you—literally—center court for the NBA halftime show of the Denver Nuggets vs. the Golden State Warriors. For this amazing perspective, Chris attached a GoPro Hero3 camera to his DJ setup. How cool is that? Hit play, sit back and...
  9. the world’s fastest scratch attack!

    We recently stumbled across this quick video and had to share it. This amazing video features the 2012 online DMC champion Fong Fong from France and his brother Mart-One showing off their skills on a Rane Sixty-Two mixer. This is tag-team scratching at it's finest. They not only nailed every scratch without missing a beat, they also worked in the...
  10. an open letter to the Rane dj

    an open letter to the Rane dj
    from the owner Your career in DJing and my career in hardware manufacturing probably started in very similar ways. In 1982 we started Rane in my basement. It wasn’t long before it took over my entire house. Your career probably started in your basement or garage or bedroom. It doesn’t take long before we needed to play out. You went to...

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