Despite the pandemic situation, Rane is not taking a push back hence, they are causing a ripple effect in 2020 with the declaration of two new gears, which was delivered on the 6th of August 2020. It is refreshed edition of their notorious Seventy-Two mixer and Twelve controller. The two deliveries built on their past success of their predecessor and added more features bringing a perfect highlight accessible to DJs that have been hotly anticipated. Trust me, I won’t bore with so much talks. So let’s quickly look into each of the gears.

Rane’s Seventy-Two mixer has been a longstanding bit of cherished gear in the music industry. The 2-channel Serato Scratch Mixer has received various titles and recommendation over the years, so it does not shock to see a MKII version come to fruition. The MKII version comes with an advanced performance control and creative options with unrivaled Serato DJ Pro integration. It’s solid.

With the strength and durability of a solid steel casing and aluminum paddles, the SEVENTY-TWO MKII is ready for any anything. It also comes with a 4.3” color touchscreen interface that shows moving waveforms from Serato DJ Pro, enables navigation, track selection, FX control and extensive performance tools.

Key Features

  • 3 MAG FOUR faders with reverse, contour and cut-in adjustment
  • External and internal crossfader tension adjust controls
  • Toggle Instant Double/Silent Cue/Sync Controls
  • Dual DVS inputs – Aux or Phono/CD
  • Solid steel construction for non-stop, heavy-duty use
  • Full-color touchscreen with capacitive multi-touch (2.1” x 3.7”/54 x 95 mm (wxd)) (4.3”/109 mm (diagonal) for moving wave display, FX control, song selection and user customization
  • Dual Flex FX engines, one for each channel
  • Advanced Serato control: chain-integrated Software Effect plus one internal Flex Effect per channel
  • Dual USB connections for DJ hand-offs
  • 16x velocity-sensitive multi-color back-lit pads (8 per deck, 10 modes each)
  • Two microphone inputs – combo Neutrik, on/off, tone, mic/line level switches
  • RCA session Inputs/outputs, balanced XLR, Main Out, Booth Out
  • USB controller inputs
  • Serato DJ Pro DVS license, Pitch n Time plus Serato DVS Vinyl included
  • Voltage: 100–240V, 50/60 Hz, Consumption: 30 W
  • Dimensions (wxdxh): 11.2” x 17.5” x 4.13” (28.5 x 44.5 x 10.5 cm)
  • 12.3 lbs. (5.6 kg)

Twelve MKII

The all-metal Twelve MKII takes the straightforwardness of a traditional turntable and puts its own mechanized/motorized spin wheel, consolidating both vinyl and digital features. It offers capacities to scratch and play as you would with a turntable, while likewise giving the advanced unwavering quality of accuracy, repeat-ability, and solidness.The digital connection here is a plus, it is compatible with Traktor and Virtual DJ with a USB MIDI or a DBS Audio connection.

Key features

  • DVS/USB MIDI Control for Serato DJ Pro, Traktor, and Virtual DJ
  • OLED Screen, Control Selection & BPM display
  • Navigation control: Scroll/Load, Back & Instant Doubles
  • Plunger-style Start/Stop button
  • Full 12 motorized platter to control playback
  • Traditional, familiar turntable layout
  • Dual Mode Strip: Track Search and 8 Hot Cue triggers
  • 5.0 kfcm high-roque motor with Hi/Low torque adjust for more traditional setups
  • 4 decks of controls
  • 3,600 tickets of platter resolution for precision & seamless performance
  • Voltage: 100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, Consumption: 60 W
  • Diameter: 13.1”/332 mm
  • Dimensions (wxdxh): 14.5” x 16.2” x 5.3” (368 x 413 x 90 mm)
  • MIDI interface via USB that can connect to the Seventy-Two MKII or your computer
  • RCA output for DVS audio signals
  • 33 1/3 and 45 rpm platter speeds
  • 8/16/50% pitch with precise dual resolution slider
  • 1x USB Type-B port, 1x Stereo RCA output, 1x IEC power cable input
  • Top panel rotary and traditional Motor Off switch for traditional wind-down effects
  • 20.5 lbs. (9.3 kg)

What more can we say, the both gears are just unique and awesome

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