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NAMM 2012: Rane Sixty-One and Sixty-Two
NAMM 2012: Rane Sixty-One and Sixty-Two
Posted by Gizmo on January 20, 2012 :

rane serato sixty-one sixty-two

It's literally Raning mixers at NAMM (hahaha I kill me sometimes), with not one but two new units aimed squarely at Rane's turntablist hardcore. Looks like the legendary TTM line is no more, but in its place come a pair of numerically described Sixty-One and Sixty-Two mixers. Think upgraded 56S and half a Sixty Eight. That's not all - Z-Trip also has his mark all over the limited edition Sixty-Two Z.

Some words for the info freaks:

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Rane Sixty-One, Sixty-Two & Z-Trip’s Sixty-Two Z Mixers for Serato Scratch Live
 
Turntablism is alive and more creative than ever. Rane and Serato are proud to be supporting partners in that creativity with the introduction of the Rane Sixty-One and Sixty-Two mixers for Serato Scratch Live.
 
For more than a decade, artists have chosen innovative Rane instruments to advance their art, and three generations of TTM series mixers have been the top pick for many of the world's best performers. These mixers more tightly integrate performer, music, software, and hardware. The artist adds passion, imagination and skills.
 
The Sixty-Two is a plug-and-play package supporting two computers, 2-deck digital vinyl simulation, SP-6 sample player, software and hardware effects and all the record and playback channels you need. Software controls for Library, Loops, Cues and SP-6 are laid out for fast and intuitive access. Choose the Sixty-Two and join a community of users dedicated to advancement of the art.
 
Genre-bending musical pioneer Z-Trip co-designed the Limited Edition Sixty-Two Z Mixer, which features a face plate designed by renowned artist, Shepard Fairey and high-quality custom purple cables.
 
"Every DJ dreams of designing a mixer,” reveals Z-Trip. “The new Rane Sixty-Two Z is my dream realized — it has everything I want in a mixer. Only Rane and Serato could help build such a versatile machine and interface."
 
If you are looking for the same bullet-proof construction, pristine audio quality and integrated 20-channel sound card but prefer to use your own MIDI controller with outboard software or hardware effects and a single computer, consider the Rane Sixty-One.
 
Dean Standing at Rane Corporation says “We have a huge group of dedicated users who have been sharing their thoughts and ideas with us on what the next battle mixer should be. As we were developing this next generation mixer, it turned into two products: a basic high-quality mixer with integrated 20-channel sound card and a second mixer that also includes MIDI mappable controls, internal effects and two USB ports. We appreciate that one model doesn’t fit all users.”
 
"Rane have nailed it with these two incredible mixers," explains Sam Gribben, C.E.O. of Serato. "The Sixty-One is perfect for the pure digital turntablist, with its clean and classic interface and, of course, Rane's amazing magnetic faders. The Sixty-Two is the ultimate party rocking mixer, with all the controls you need at your fingertips."


And some videos:




I can only offer first impressions as I've spent literally 30 seconds with one. First off, I don't know if it's the mixer that is bigger or that the controls are smaller, but there's a definite spacial difference. And that goes for ID too. I love the old Rane rubber knobs, but they're now smaller and sort of Vestax like. Colour seems to be figuring strongly in these new mixers, especially the Z-Trip edition which is distinctive. That's politespeak for "not everyone is going to like it" but it is personal taste.

My brain is too frazzled to string together meaningful words right now so I'll stop here. I'll swing by the stand again for a detailed look so that I sound like I have clue. More later.

In the meantime, some pictures:


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37 comments to this story

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On January 20, 2012, J.J. said this:
I know the buttons and switches are different than the 68. How do the buttons feel? Are they rubber like a drum pad?

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On January 20, 2012, Soulkhitect said this:
Quick question since your at namm - What is the best set of decks to be paired up with the SIXTY - TWO

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On January 20, 2012, Gizmo said this:
The buttons are low profile, hard with a slight click. I will reserve further judgement until I've done more than looked at them.

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On January 20, 2012, X-ACTO said this:
62 = WANT!

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On January 20, 2012, Doubledutchdj said this:
For my own tastes there's never been a good enough reason to even consider jumping ships to Serato and all of sudden Rane give me two. I love effin Rane!

Pioneer take note, thats how you make a proper hybrid 2 channel scratch mixer,

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On January 20, 2012, Dj Sureshot said this:
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My new love
I like the Z-Trip custome, color scheme is real nice.
Looks like Rane just elevated the scratch mixer to another level and all wild DJ's they will tame!

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On January 20, 2012, Carmai said this:
Where is the Q-Bert mixer? No Q-Bert mixer designed by Banksy yet? I will wait for the Rane Q-Bert/Banksy 62 mixer, and then I'll a happy camper!smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

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On January 20, 2012, Jack said this:
The one with all the purple and silly lightning bolts looks like it's designed for pre-schoolers.

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On January 20, 2012, DJSP said this:
We need some good pics of the 61 please! smile.gif

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On January 20, 2012, Carmai said this:
@Jack
"The one with all the purple and silly lightning bolts looks like it's designed for pre-schoolers.

Yeah... I know... But that is what Shepard Fairey does, Pre-School Design... works for him... i guess...


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On January 20, 2012, Carmai said this:
Here, i got a better collaboration:

Lets get Yōji Yamamoto from the Y-3 brand design the Mixer plate for Dj Craze. Then we can call it:

The Rane CRAZ-Y 63 !

Hu? great, right?

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On January 21, 2012, Tig said this:
More BUTT ugly mixers from rane. They need a new stylist.

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On January 21, 2012, dj cross+fade said this:
reminds me of gemini some how

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On January 21, 2012, DJ LoDY said this:
Wow, about time Rane updated the mixer range.

Does anyone know if they can both control video-SL like the 57 could or is it just the 62? (as in the faders can cut the video)

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On January 21, 2012, dj cross+fade said this:
wonder if it will work with other dvs

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On January 21, 2012, DEE said this:
the promo vid was only showing the functionality of the novation dicers..pretty strange imo suspicious.gif

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On January 21, 2012, TwoDollarCuts said this:
Hooo dang. Yes, Rane. Good show. Now to scrounge up the ungodly amount of money these things will cost.

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On January 21, 2012, DJ Intence said this:
All i gotta say....Price SLASHES for the TTM56s Mixers...so They can keep the Sixty-One & Sixty-Two MIXERS...imma get mine ASAP

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On January 21, 2012, Strategy said this:
First time ever I'm jealous of Scratch Live Users! I wish Pioneer, Denon, Vestax, Ecler, Audio Innovative or Mackie would build beasts like that for Traktor Scratch Pro....please someone help us traktorians!!push.gif

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On January 21, 2012, Yo check. said this:
why would get anyone a mixer with another Dj's name on it? I don't get it. Besides, pricing is kind of exorbitant as expected. Rane Sixty Two is the bigger thing actually.
Getting a TTM 56s + SL 2 or even 3 will be cheaper than the Sixty One (!!). The basically just slightly improved, added minor and non-essential new features and rearranged the old ones. So far it's just Serato plus souncard within the mixer.

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On January 21, 2012, dj fu said this:
At the first Day my dealer got this one in his show room i am the first customer for checking knobs etc.
I love RANE and I hope they still got the same quality as 56/57er series.


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On January 21, 2012, Jack said this:
Silly that a $1500 mixer doesn't have XLRs for mains.

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On January 21, 2012, Wink 1der said this:
@Tig I agree 1000%. They need a new designer ASAP. I love the functionality but hate the look. If Serato would drop the exclusivity with RANE for Scratch Live we'd have some great mixers.

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On January 21, 2012, Jam Burglar said this:
This is not going to go with my Frisco jersey!!!! What that are you thinking Rane? We need FASHION! You think this is a game? Oh helllll knawwwwww! I wouldn't be caught dead with this thing after Labor Day.

See you playas on the catwalk. Toodles.

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On January 21, 2012, chris said this:
@Jack. look at the pictures. I see XLR for mains very clearly

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On January 21, 2012, Jack said this:
@Chris: Hmmmm.... Really? Care to show me where? Here's a view of the 61's connections on Rane's own website. http://www.rane.com/sixtyone.html#gpm1_4

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On January 22, 2012, Audio Innovate - Elliot Marx said this:
@Jack, Chris:

Rane uses 1/4" balanced outputs. Different connector but same balanced out sound quality:

http://www.rane.com/sixtyone.html#gpm1_12

Saves real estat on the back panel

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On January 22, 2012, Audio Innovate - Elliot Marx said this:
real estat -> real estate smile.gif

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On January 22, 2012, Jack said this:
@Elliot: I know quality is same, but the overwhelming majority of connections for mains at venues is XLR and it's a bit silly (and annoying) to have to resort to using 1/4" to XLR adapters on a mixer of this caliber and cost. Also LOTS of mixers this size (including Rane's very own Empath, 57, 62) have XLRs. If real estate was an issue they should've made the MIC input 1/4 to allow the mains to be XLR.

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On January 22, 2012, DJSoulStice said this:
Any word on pricing and availability?

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On January 22, 2012, kebzer said this:
Magnetic faders???

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On January 23, 2012, Niros said this:
Most venues have both XLR and 1/4" plugs and if you're at a venue with one XLR, than it's easy enough to just bring a 1/4" - XLR adapter. And if you don't want too, than maybe this isn't the mixer for you. Rane builds really good quality mixers in the US and stands behind their products. If you can't afford it, than they're are companies like Numark and Gemini more than willing to sell you some less expensive gear. But you know the saying "you get what you pay for"

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On January 23, 2012, dj exotic said this:
i like the mixer and the feature's it got but i don't see any record out input like the pioneer and ecler mixers have. ya think they will put that in after release.

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On January 23, 2012, DJSoulStice said this:
So far, I'm not too fond of the knobs and flashy colors. Kinda reminds me of an old school "LightBright" toy. But, I am willing to give it a shot. Any chance of a last-minute scheme change like they did with the 57?

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On January 24, 2012, X-ACTO said this:
Europe availability / prices?

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On January 24, 2012, Mario S said this:
In Germany I see that 61 is 1500€, 62 is 2100€ and 62 Z-Trip is 2200€. Available in March 2012.

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On January 25, 2012, Jack said this:
Rane Sixty-Two R

http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy304/innerwebs/Rane_SIXTY-TWO_R.jpg







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