Rane DJ is planning a comeback under their new owners, InMusic. A big part of that plan? Two new devices – the Seventy-Two mixer and Twelve controller – that were announced in August. But the hype faded as industry shows (DJ Expo, ADE, BPM) came and went without demos or working devices. But now two new videos have emerged from Rane’s product manager showing the mixer and controllers in action. Watch below.
Cutting on The Seventy-Two and Twelve
Interestingly, this first video didn’t show the screens on the Seventy-Two – but it was quickly followed up with another:
The videos do a few things really well:
- show off the precision and control achievable on the digital Twelve controllers – even when pushed by heavy scratching.
- demonstrate the solid frame rate of the waveforms on the Seventy-Two mixer (it looks very similar to the displays on the Denon DJ S5000 players)
- remind everyone that these products are really coming soon; they’re not vaporware.
When Will They Launch?
At this rate, odds are pretty good we won’t see a full launch until early 2018 – JP (Fatfingaz) noted in a comment on Facebook:
I want the DJ to have a QUALITY PRODUCT which the Rane team has been working on day after day to give the world something to look forward to in 2018.
Read more about the Twelve and Seventy Two here
I thought the bigger point was to do away with the DVS hassle of needles/vinyl/latency, with the tonearm being kind of incidental.I am sure some wizard will try and stick a tonearm on one of these eventually.
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As someone who has been strictly using Technics for the last 27 years, I am going to be all over this thing. This is the sweetest damn setup I’ve seen in a looooong time. Basically a separate component NS7 for the big boys + 2 XLR mic inputs. Can’t believe it’s taken this damn long for someone to finally put 2 legit mic inputs on a 2-channel mixer.
The M5G’s can finally stay safely secured in the studio along with the prized vinyl. If the 72 only had the quick access / layout of the effects panel like the S9, this would be a no-contest 110% Pioneer killer.
Can’t wait till we get our hands on these bad boys and map them for VirtualDJ!
DJ Fatfingaz? How about DJ Melon-Effing-Head (Clooney in From Dusk till Dawn). What a “Demo” LOL. I remember when he used to run his mouth on the DJ Geometrix Forum and when you check his files/skills….LMFAO.
You should definitely contact Rane! I’m sure they’ll jump at the chance to have you rep their product! I bet you’ll call them up, and they’ll be like, “It’s that guy! How could we not have thought of that guy! Dur!!! We should totally give that guy tons of $ and some free gear!”
oh… wait…who are you, again?
Whoever he is the saltyness level is over 9000. Look at his name lmfao.
I’ve pre ordered mine. Says they ship on the 5th of December. I’m hoping this is actually the case. Can’t wait to use them regardless
I am super excited. This is a product set that almost makes me wanna make the switch to Serato (Currently strictly a Rekordbox DVS and Traktor user). The only problem I see is still trying to market the product to DJ’s who aren’t turntablists. Modular controllers are really only a viable option if they have a smaller footprint
For that price it should have a tonearm and separate set of phono outs. I’m more interested in a Numark X3 based on the Denon SC5000, though, and opening the Engine Prime software up to other lines.
I think you are looking at the digital turntables too much as a media player and not as an instrument. To put it into perspective, the increased cost of a turntable comes from the drive (motor and mechanism).
Also, this is a Rane product in its core. While InMusic now holds majority ownership of Rane, the development of these two products was handled in house.
There were tons of problems with the X2. From tonearm springs coming disconnected all the way up to motors dieing randomly. The X2 was a complete shit product and a bad comparison here. A closer analogy would be the V7, which had a ton more features at a lower price point. Keep in mind, though, that the V7 only had a 7 inch platter and the torque was only around 1.2kgcfm.
Haven’t you just made my point for me? If the increased cost of the turntable comes from the drive and the motor, why not put a tonearm and passive phono path to an output on something like the Twelve?
Using the X2 is not a bad comparison if it’s the only hybrid with a tonearm InMusic ever put out and I’m saying it’d be great if InMusic put out a Prime series hybrid with a tonearm. If they have the Rane Twelve and the Denon Prime series, doing a Numark hybrid using Engine Prime as a kind of an open system sort of makes sense.
Interesting info on the interchangeable Numark arm spring problem. Are you talking about the antiskate spring?
The whole point of this unit is to do away with the tonearm.
Ive done repair on many of X2’s. All with random problems and some saw repetitive repair because the owners would rather be nickeled and dimed than give in and buy something worthwhile. You also dont do any type of turntablism or abuse equipment (from what I’ve seen). Unfortunately, the vast majority of the general public abuses the shit out of everything they own whether intentionally or not.
I thought the bigger point was to do away with the DVS hassle of needles/vinyl/latency, with the tonearm being kind of incidental.
I am sure some wizard will try and stick a tonearm on one of these eventually.
Sticking a tonearm on one wouldnt be hard. There are plenty of modded sl dz1200’s floating around with tonearms added to em.
It also gets rid of things such as replacing stylii every 3-6 months, replacing control records every 3-6 months, not having to deal with faulty contacts (people who like the contacts on your headshells, you know who you are. STOP IT!), etcetera.
Or maybe a small aftermarket frame with tonearm and outputs from someone like Hanpin that it sits on, like a ripoff of the outer part of this VPI.
You already know DJ Snake is gonna buy that shit XD
Will be interesting to see the development and news on this product. I’m curious about the market reaction and the overall success of bringing the motorized platters back into the music technology marketplace… I always liked the concept!
I am super excited. This is a product set that almost makes me wanna make the switch to Serato (Currently strictly a Rekordbox DVS and Traktor user). The only problem I see is still trying to market the product to DJ’s who aren’t turntablists. Modular controllers are really only a viable option if they have a smaller footprint. Sadly, the majority of booths are still rather small comparatively.
Otherwise, I am super excited for the ttm72 mixer. Once I get to try one out somewhere will make or break my decision to buy it. While Rane is still very much in charge of the hardware design, where are the components made?
I am not a turntablist however I really like what they have done here. If I had the money I would buy this setup. Maybe one day? It will definitely be in the back of my mind lol.
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It’s still cuestionable 7 years later… or not?
I suppose Rane makes a difference but too late IMO.