Rane Intros “Battle Ready” DJ Gear

Rane DJ today introduced a new family of ‘Battle Ready’ DJ products, the Seventy-Two Battle Mixer and the Twelve Battle Controller.

The Seventy-Two Battle Mixer

The Rane Seventy-Two, above, offers dual DJ support, with two USB computer connections for seamless hand-offs.

A 4.3-inch color touch screen interface not only shows Serato’s moving waveforms and their cue points, but also brings an interactive experience to FX workflows, with two internal FLEX FX engines and stacked Serato Effects.

The Seventy-Two also intros Rane’s Mag Three Fader – a touchless, tension-adjustable fader.

Features:

  • Solid steel construction—built like a tank for non-stop, heavy-duty use
  • (3) Mag Three tension adjustable faders for crossfader and channel faders with reverse,
    contour controls, and cut-in adjustment
  • 4.3” Touchscreen for moving wave display, FX control, song selection and user customizations
  • Dual Flex FX engines, one for each channel
  • Chain-integrated Serato Software Effect control plus one internal Flex Effect per channel
  • Dual USB connections for DJ handoffs
  • 16 Akai MPC-style performance pads w/RGB backlight, adjustable threshold and aftertouch, with
    independent mode controls per deck.
  • Two microphone inputs – combo Neutrik, on/off, tone, mic/line level switches
  • RCA Phono/CD and CD inputs for each deck
  • RCA session Inputs/outputs, balanced XLR, Main Out, balanced 1?4”, Booth Out
  • SERATO DJ DVS license built in, with Serato DVS Vinyl included
  • Assignable USB controller inputs for Rane TWELVE Battle Controller

The Twelve Battle Controller

Rane DJ presents the Twelve Battle Controller, right, a motorized DJ control system without needle skippage or tone arm hopping.

The Twelve has all the characteristics and simplicity of a “traditional” direct-drive turntable, but without the hassle of needles and skipping tone arms. Keeping things consistent with a familiar turntable layout and size, the only clear differentiator is a precision, multi-function touch strip for track searching and setting or triggering hot cues in place of the tone arm.

Ranes says that, with the Twelve, you can ‘scratch and play with all the direct spontaneity and creativity of a turntablist, but with the precision, repeatability and durability of the best digitally-based solutions.’

Features:

  • Full 12” Vinyl with motorized platter to control playback
  • Traditional, familiar turntable layout, no need to learn something new
  • Strip Search with 8 hot cue triggers access
  • 5.0 kfcm High torque motor with Hi/Low torque adjust for more traditional setups
  • 4 decks of control so you can use one, two or more
  • Extreme precision—3600 ticks of platter resolution for seamless performance
  • MIDI interface via USB that can be connected to the SEVENTY-TWO or your computer
  • 33 1/3 and 45 rpm platter speeds
  • 8/16/50% pitch with precise dual resolution detented slider
  • Top Panel rotary and traditional Motor Off switch, allows traditional wind down effects
  • Serato DJ OSA READY

Pricing and Availability

U.S. retail for the Seventy-Two and Twelve will be $1899 and $799 respectively. Availability will be 4th Q 2017. See the Rane site for details.

18 thoughts on “Rane Intros “Battle Ready” DJ Gear

  1. Has headphone jack for that old skool feels. No one uses them anymore. They just look at the screen to match waveforms and hit the sync buttons.

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    1. Generally it mean it’s an optical fader, rather than a traditional fader that has contacts which wear out. The optical fader is supposed to have much greater longevity.

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  2. Who do they think we are “Battling” and why is Rane using military imagery to promote their music tech?.

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    1. In case you aren’t joking…. turntablists “battle” each other with their scratch techniques… and the configuration of this controller mimics a technics 12XX turntable, turned at -90º angle which is common for scratch DJs, and known as “battle” style… it’s not military….. The More You Knoooowwww ……

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  3. can dj’ing die a peaceful death already?
    i work in music retail and all i ever see is people just dumping money into being a human itunes for weddings or to collect dust…. cmon. spend the money on gear to play the music actually.

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    1. To some, turntables are the instrument. Keep on being ignorant.

      No-one, and I mean no-one, is going to drop 4k on this setup and only use it as an iTunes replacement lol

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  4. When I see companies offering these battle ready mixers I wonder how many people someone could take out with one before it breaks and if you could get a warranty claim if it “died in battle”.

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  5. This seems to be fake! They forgot to render the tonearm …
    Or do they really want to sell an engine in shape, size and design of a TECHNICS turntable without the possibility to play vinyl!?

    If RANE doesn´t care about my record collection, i can´t care about RANE!

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  6. Kind of silly to release a controller just as expensive as a turntable and not be able to play records. I bet there is a market for it, but whyyyyyy????

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