Rane is making waves in 2020 with the announcement of two new gear releases today: refreshed versions of their iconic Seventy-Two mixer and Twelve controller. Both releases – deemed the Seventy-Two MKII and Twelve MKII respectively – expand on their previous iterations to explore more features available to DJs that have been long awaited.
The Seventy-Two MKII
Rane’s Seventy-Two mixer has been a longstanding piece of loved gear in the music industry. The 2-channel Serato Scratch Mixer has won numerous titles over the years, so it comes as no surprise to see a MKII version come about.
This MKII builds on top of the Seventy-Two’s current features. One of the most significant additions is the external crossfader tension-adjust, providing a smoother control for DJs as they use the crossfader. It also comes with three new MAGFOUR faders and is self-proclaimed to be Rane’s “lightest and smoothest fader yet.”
Check out the full list of 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
- 4.3” Touchscreen for moving wave display, FX control, song selection and user customizations
- 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 handoffs
- 16 Akai MPC-style performance pads, independent mode controls per deck.
- Two microphone inputs – combo Neutrik, on/off, tone, mic/line level switches
- RCA session Inputs/outputs, balanced XLR, Main Out, balanced 1?4”, Booth Out
- USB controller inputs
- Serato DJ Pro DVS license, Pitch n Time plus Serato DVS Vinyl included
Starred features will be available on the original Seventy-Two in the next firmware update, which includes the ability to purchase and install MAG FOUR faders.
The Twelve MKII
The all-metal Twelve MKII takes the simplicity of a traditional turntable and puts its own motorized spin on it, combining the old and new worlds of both vinyl and digital. It offers capabilities to scratch and play as you would with a turntable, while also providing the digital reliability of precision, repeatability, and durability.
The digital connection here is a positive, too – you can control via Traktor and Virtual DJ with a USB MIDI or DBS Audio connection, on top of the already-available Serato DJ Pro connect.
The features on the Twelve MKII include:
- 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
- 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
- Top panel rotary and traditional Motor Off switch for traditional wind-down effects
Pricing + Availability.
The MKII edition of the Rane Seventy-Two sits at $1,899 USD, and the Rane Twelve MKII is priced at $899 US – an interesting move towards more affordability for artists compared to the first versions of the gear.
Both units are available for preorder on our store – if you’re considering grabbing one, please support the real DJs who run DJ Techtools and preorder with us.
What do you think about the Seventy-Two and Twelve MKIIs? What are you stoked to see, and what do you think is missing? Speak up in the comments.