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.


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.’


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.