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  1. The Mixer that House Built: Rane MP 2016

    The Mixer that House Built: Rane MP 2016
    In 1999, Rane released their first rotary DJ mixer, the MP 2016. Modeled after the popular Urei 1620 and the legendary Bozak CMA line of rotary mixers, absolute favorites within the House Music community. The MP 2016 was designed to fill the rotary mixer void created by the late great Bozak mixer series and the discontinuation of the Urei 1620 in 1993. Just like Urei mixer before...
  2. Rane’s First DJ Mixer: The MP 24

    Rane’s First DJ Mixer: The MP 24
    In The Beginning: Rane's Introduction to the DJ Industry Rane first entered the DJ mixer market upon request from Richard Long of Richard Long & Associates (RLA). Richard Long was a famous sound designer for the biggest names in disco. He designed systems for Paradise Garage, Studio 54, Annabels (London), Regines (a chain of 19 clubs scattered around the world from Paris and New...
  3. wrapping up

    wrapping up
    Rane have introduced many innovative DJ products over the years, culminating in the 2012 release of the Rane Sixty-Two mixer for Serato Scratch Live. Both instrument and DJ skill have advanced exponentially since 1965. For almost 30 years, DJ artists have chosen innovative Rane instruments to advance their art. The goal of our involvement in DJ product development has always...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  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. 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...
  10. 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...

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