DJ Tips and Tricks

  1. Optimizing Your Computer For DJ Performance

    So you bought a computer-DJ system, followed all the instructions, and set everything up. Now what? A typical Windows or Mac DJ setup may contain software and hardware products from a number of companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Serato, Native Instruments, Ableton, Akai Professional, Denon DJ, Alesis, M Audio, Rane, and Numark. Even with a minimalist setup, getting all the...
  2. Rane DJ Twelve - Calibrating the Pitch Fader

    The Rane DJ Twelve is a simple, pure and powerful motorized DJ control system without the hassle of fragile needles and skipping tonearms. Like any professional turntable, the Twelve features a pitch fader to adjust the speed of the platter and pitch of the music. And just like any professional turntable, this pitch fader may need to be calibrated on occasion to...
  3. Rane SL2 - How to Record Your Mix

    The Rane SL2 is a compact 2-deck plug-and-play USB 2.0 interface, that connects one or two standard vinyl or CD turntables to your computer using a single USB cable and audio connections to line inputs on your DJ mixer of choice. This helpful guide will walk you through how to achieve recording your mixes from Serato DJ using the free software...
  4. How-to Use the Rane Sixty-Two MIDI Layers

    Since the release of v1.17 firmware, the Rane Sixty-Two mixer has been capable of changing MIDI Layers in order to MIDI map controls to multiple functions under different contexts (i.e. MIDI layers). Changing the MIDI Layer is the same thing as changing the MIDI channel. checking and updating firmware To check which firmware you have installed, go to the Scratch...
  5. How-to Setup your Rane Mixer for Post-Fader DJ-FX

    A great feature of the Rane Sixty-One, Sixty-Two, and Sixty-Eight mixers is the ability to route the Serato Scratch Live DJ-FX plug-in through the Rane mixer for post-fader software effects. Pre- or Post-Fader? Here's the difference between a pre-fader and post-fader effect. A pre-fader effect is applied before it is routed through the mixer channel. Therefore, with echo, delay and...
  6. How-to Daisy Chain two SL2, SL3, or SL4s together

    This article walks through how to connect two Rane sound cards (SL2, SL3, or SL4) together, allowing two DJs to use separate computers with only one DJ set up. You'll need 2 x Computers 2 x  SL2, SL3, or SL4s 4 x  RCA cables 1 x Mixer 2 x CD Players and/or Turntables. Connect everything like this Here are the...
  7. Using Post Fader Software DJ-FX with Rane Mixers

    A great feature of the Rane Sixty-One, Sixty-Two, and Sixty-Eight mixers is the ability to route the Scratch Live DJ-FX plug-in through the mixers for Post Fader software effects. Pre or Post Fader? The difference between a pre-fader and post-fader effect is that a pre-fader effect will be applied before it is routed through the mixer channel therefore with FX...
  8. The Most Professional Way to Organize and Manage your Music Library with Scratch Live

    Whether you are on a MAC or PC this would be the most secure and professional way to organize your Music collection for use with Scratch Live:  1. Locate your generic Music folder on the internal HD. - Many times this is located in Mac HD/Users/Music for MAC or Start/Music on Windows. TIP: Feel free to use an external drive...
  9. How-to Switch DJs Using The Rane Sixty-Eight

    The Rane Sixty-Eight mixer has the added bonus of two independent USB 2.0 High Speed ports, making DJ changeover easier than a single port mixer. This "how to" will guide you through the changeover process so that you can seamlessly swap between DJs without interrupting the music. When using the Rane Sixty-Eight with Scratch Live, you’ll see the Channel assign...

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