Rane TWELVE and SEVENTY-TWO – all new from DJ gear
Rane has stepped back into the spotlight, with the highly anticipated TWELVE digital turntable and the SEVENTY-TWO mixer!
The Rane TWELVE offers the authentic feel of a real turntable, without the hassles that many vinyl DJs have come to detest. No needles, no rumble, no cable/grounding issues.
The TWELVE features the first-of-its-kind 12” motorized platter, incorporating real vinyl records in the intuitive interface. You’re able to adjust the platter to 33⅓ RPM or 45 RPM, and you’re even able to adjust the amount of torque applied – giving you the most authentic turntable experience.
The design of the TWELVE turntable, features no tonearm – you no longer need to replace broken needles or worry about skipping or jumping during your performance.
They’ve also introduced a multi-function touch strip, for triggering hot-cues and track searching. You’re even able to control up to four decks via one TWELVE turntable.
Mixing business with pleasure
The Rane SEVENTY-TWO mixer represents the pinnacle of digital DJ mixers.
Rane is known for incredibly high-quality build and audio and the SEVENTY-TWO introduces some awesome features for digital DJs, specifically Serato users.
At the heart of the SEVENTY-TWO is the 4.3” high-resolution touch screen display, that offers you insight into your waveforms, cue-points, track metadata and crates. The advanced interface also allows you to configured settings like fader cut-in and even configure the onboard FX in a modular sort of fashion. Rane’s new mixer offers 2 USB in ports and 2 USB out ports, you’re able to connect your entire rig of two TWELVE turntables (or other controllers) and SEVENTY-TWO mixer via one USB port on your laptop. Furthermore, you’re able to connect multiple laptops for back-to-back sets or seamless transitions between sets.
Rane really went all out with the FX on the new SEVENTY-TWO mixer, the onboard “Flex-FX” system allows you to preconfigure banks of interesting effects to recall and tweak on the fly. You’ve also got the performance effects that Serato is known for like rolls and auto loops, alongside the LP/HP filters on each channel.
All-in-all a digital DJs dream, the TWELVE and SEVENTY-TWO are not cheap, however Rane are known for making serious equipment, for serious DJs. A full setup of the two turntables and the mixer would set you back around USD $3500 (Around R42k excl. duties).