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Rane announce Serato Scratch Live
Rane announce Serato Scratch Live
Posted by Gizmo on January 20, 2004 :



Rane have announced Serato Scratch Live - a product very similar to Stanton's Final Scratch.

In the scratch community, Rane are really only known for their quality mixers. Their TTM56 is generally regarded the best scratch mixer on the market so this announcement comes as a very pleasant surprise.

From the Rane scratch page:

"Scratch LIVE is the ultimate software and hardware solution for bridging the analog world of turntablism and the digital world of computer audio files. Using regular turntables or CD players, you can scratch and mix files from your Mac or Windows XP computer's CD or hard drive, add in a live mic input for scratching, and even bypass to standard vinyl if you wish. Scratch LIVE is the complete digital solution for the vinyl junkie -- you may never take your records out of the closet again!

The Scratch LIVE USB interface connects one or two standard vinyl or CD turntables to your computer. This extremely rugged, portable, high quality, bus-powered USB audio device features two switchable phono or line inputs, a microphone input, two line outputs, and pass thru outputs for the phono/line and mic.

The included vinyl LPs each have a control signal which allows Scratch LIVE to track the motion of the record, simulating the same movement with digital audio. The result is a feel and sound that is indistinguishable from scratching vinyl. As a producer and DJ, the track you finished today can be played on a real turntable tonight. You'll never have to cut a dubplate again!"


Click on any of the images above for a higher res view.

You can download a product PDF here.

More info: http://www.rane.com/scratch.html and http://www.serato.com/products/scratchlive/


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40 comments to this story

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On January 20, 2004, Deft said this:
Based solely on the reputation of the two companies involved i would expect rock solid performance from this product!

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On January 20, 2004, 30 Cal said this:
I sent this story in a day or two ago. Gizmo, did you get it from me, or did you find it? I don't care about credit, just wanted to know if you got my e-mail about it.

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On January 20, 2004, Kper said this:
Wasnt it announced a while back?
I remembered reading up on it after the summer last year, and i thought it was already an official ting... Ah well its all good anyway, should definitely be some solid bizniss...
Have they got anyone endorsing it yet?

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On January 20, 2004, Gizmo said this:
30 Cal - I responded off board. I always credit - whoever sends in stuff I or my team haven't found gets massive respect from me. 8)

Kper - Serato has been around for a long time but I don't believe Rane had anything to do with it up until yesterday. I could be (and am frequently) wrong... weird.gif

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On January 21, 2004, dj crossfade said this:
:D hell ya i trust rane and i dont trust stanton this means that the sratch live from rane well sound better knowing rane :D

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On January 21, 2004, Gizmo said this:
Kper - I don't know if it's an official thing but A-Trak was playing with Serato at NAMM - see pics here.

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On January 21, 2004, B2D327 said this:
I steered away from FS because of Stanton's reputation but now that a company like Rane is stepping into the arena, I'd like to check it out.

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On January 21, 2004, Kper said this:
Hey Giz...

Yeah you is actually right i dont think it was endorsed by Rane when i first heard of it, we just put it on the technical section of the resource when we were gathering info and did hear that A-Trak had used it and been showing it to Jeff as well (which he confirmed)....
So you werent wrong, it was me :cry:
Anyway thanks for that bruv....

Peash

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On January 21, 2004, Kper said this:
Hey Giz...

Yeah you is actually right i dont think it was endorsed by Rane when i first heard of it, we just put it on the technical section of the resource when we were gathering info and did hear that A-Trak had used it and been showing it to Jeff as well (which he confirmed)....
So you werent wrong, it was me :cry:
Anyway thanks for that bruv....

Peash

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On January 21, 2004, Hektor Ruiez said this:
Anyone have an idea how much it's going to cost????

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On January 21, 2004, tobe said this:
$599 according to the site, i reckon it'll be 500quid or so to compete with FS over here though.

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On January 22, 2004, Final Lag said this:
LOL... bye bye stanton... :P

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On January 22, 2004, berry said this:
haha yes! its about time a credible company made something like this...looks the juice! :D

damn this site is good with the infos...tops effort all involved!

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On January 22, 2004, halfasemitone said this:
It's amazing how little these companies think that a computer will be the wave of the future. The biggest problem with these controllers are that laptops and home computers were not designed to be scratch controllers. They were designed for general use. That's why I don't trust controllers that NEED computers. Tascam has the right idea. Computers crash because they are not "scratch" specific. Even the best protools set up crashes because machines are not "scratch" specific. Whens the last time you seen a digital watch crash when you went to check the time. Never. That's because the programmers have dedicated chips to program for only telling time. These manufacturers will never know what a person installs on thier machine. So each machine differs, causing an imbalance of performace and lack of standards.

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On January 22, 2004, deep_cut said this:
surely this type of Final Scratch technology could be intergrated into the new batch of scratch cd players, as some can already control mp3s from a cd. in fact, why bother with your pc at all, if i could buy an mp3 compatible scratch cd player for 500 quid i'd rather have that.

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On January 22, 2004, djeneration said this:
A-Trak is endorsing. Roc Raida also got on the dex at NAMM. Serato came out with their "studio" version last summer at Summer NAMM. That allows you to scratch short samples, but not to play full length tracks! The list price i've seen for scratch live is $725 US Dollars, so street price should be under $600. If anybody needs a copy of the spec sheet they were handing out at the NAMM show you can email me and i'll try to get it to you.

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On January 23, 2004, Glide said this:
U might need 2 cd players though, & if their 500 each, U could buy serato scratch & a another pc or laptop dedicated to run just your audio files for the same price!

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On January 23, 2004, dee said this:
These scratch controlers are all cool but I agree with some other people about the need for a pc. why not just have a dedicated unit? I think it would be better to have a seperate unit where u could load in your songs via usb or cd.

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On January 23, 2004, Jon Easton said this:
I baught the final scratch it works but has limits for real technical scratching. Also stanton is the worse company out there. Now that rane has one out I wish I had never baught it.

BUT I won't but ranes either. I work with and on computers [have 4 at home] regularly. I have them as attachments to turntables is do-able but a hugh pain in the ass. I personally am hoping to sell my final scratch ver 1.1 so I can get in on these new cd/mp3 scratching turntables.

Little inside scoop from stanton tech people. They are coming out with a stand alone final scratch. I don't know weither it is a cd player or hard drive or flash card based, but they have been working on it for a while.

Of coarse I won't but that til either. I will wait for ranes stand alone.

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On January 23, 2004, YoYo Moe said this:
halfasemitone - I'd say PCs are designed to be whatever a programmer designs software/hardware to be. That's the beauty of the computer. It can be anything it is programmed to be, limited only to what the human mind can come up with. Of course if you are talking limitations of the PC hardware, of course some PCs are more powerful than others. So I am guessing you are going to need a fairly good PC. I hear this thing will require WinXP, which suggest it should be fairly reliable and robust. Say what you will about XP, but in my experiance, it is the most solid (mainstream) OS to date. As far as making a dedicated box designed just for this vs using a PC, I am sure the dedicated system would be incredably expensive. I don't know for sure, but that's my impressin anyway

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On January 23, 2004, Blahblahblah... go skratch already said this:
This is dope and all, but I'd rather use that money toward the soon to be dropped Pioneer DVD turntable... I'm in love.gif with that thing... the possibilities... *drooooool*

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On January 24, 2004, dj crossfade said this:
:D lol u all need to make your own pc i did right down to the chip set
its easy and more stable go with amd's new fx chip set and a ASUS motherbroad

and u will have no probs at all.
here's what u need
making ur own pc
fist of 512mb of ram is not enuf
u need at lest one g.b keep in mind that windows use's 300 mb just to run it
(i have 1,500 mb of ram with 400 mhz bandwith) u all so need a hard drive just for windows a 30 gb hard drive with a 10,000 rpm is good (this what hard core pc gamers and severs use)u all so need a raid card for your other hard drive's this is like hooking up unlimeted naz to ur hard drive lol (like what rc cars have but for pcs )ASUS motherbroad come with them . u all so need a good power supply that can take out about 550 watts if u find one with more power buy it
now the tower needs to be thrmo cooled.

NVIDIA 3d card to

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On January 25, 2004, halfasemitone said this:
Again my point is further backed. The fact that a computer is made to be a "general purpose" tool makes it less stable in a need-to-be-stable situation. The fact that processors are designed with a general sense in mind causes huge issues. The fact that computer part manufacturers don't talk to each other all that much makes computer building a guessing game. The lack of standards in the PC world makes it a crap shoot. And if you read the manuals on scratch dj mixers you'll notice that the reading level is written for grade 6 or less (it seriously is. translators in the busy must keep it this low for the market that the manufacturers are aiming for). What makes you think a scratch dj is going to do research on piecing together the "perfect" pc just to scratch? Not a chance. Too many dj's just want to scratch and not have to defrag a hard drive or reinstall operating systems just because the software ROM got written over due to a drive error. I think this is the reason why companies are going stand alone and consumers such as Jon Easton are smart enough to wait for it. Reliability is the name of the game. No one will happily wait at a hot party just so you can reboot for your illegal operation error.

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On January 25, 2004, S!R said this:
get mac os x holmes.

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On January 26, 2004, halfasemitone said this:
S!R S!R S!R S!R S!R S!R <br>
Finally, someone who knows a good computer. Mac OS, the only operating system that was designed with music video and graphics in mind from the ground up. So much technology has been bitten from Apple. Now that's a company that leads the future.

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On January 26, 2004, Gizmo said this:
Hehe... good to see some fellow Mac users in the house. rolleyes.gif

Has anyone else seen that Real have decided to adopt Apple's AAC technology?

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On January 26, 2004, SnoBall said this:
yeah - ive been using a mac for about 5 months now - and osx is the best of the best...
all windows platforms really suck in comparsion...

theres never gonna be a virus for osx either... trust

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On January 28, 2004, halfasemitone said this:
virus? what's that? oh yeah, the things that happen to windows pc's right?

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On February 2, 2004, skratchboarder said this:
Here's a video DEESNUTS posted on A-Trak using the Rane Serato Scratch Live...

this was posted by "DEESNUTS" on the DJ D-styles forum...
" http://www.labadj.com/Atrack_on_Serato.MQV
Sound is muddy but pay attention to how responsive the waveform in the GUI is compared to Traktor Final Scratch's. In the last couple seconds a-trak powers down the turntable and it sounds a lot more natural than TFS as well."

mad propz to deesnuts for the video...the Scratch Live looks well wicked...

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On February 2, 2004, Gizmo said this:
Good find - thanks for that skratchboarder.

Now that's the shit right there. That looks mad nice. I gotta get one of those on test. :D

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On February 3, 2004, skratchboarder said this:
hehe...yay...lol...i think that's the deesnuts from the Asis forum...he's a nice guy...but yea...i swear sometimes these forums seems pointless...but at times u find the most valuable pieces of information...and yea...definitely big ups to deesnuts on that find...but lovely vdo no doubt...lets hope the Rane d00d here brings one of them in...do get one of those for test Gizmo!!! with a latency of only 7ms...i think that's awesome...Final Scratch is 40ms rite? look out Stanton...

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On February 4, 2004, S!R said this:
are asis forums down or is it just me?

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On February 4, 2004, Gizmo said this:
S!R - it's not just you.

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On March 14, 2004, drunkenmaster said this:
i'm relativley new to mixing, can someone tell me what this is all about?

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On March 25, 2004, DjEuRi said this:
Does anyone know if with serato scratch live, if you change the pitch on the turntable, the pitch of the song will change so you can match beats and mix?

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On March 31, 2004, Detroitbootybass said this:
Yes, changing the pitch slider on your turntable will change the pitch of the track you are playing via your laptop. Serato has a stellar name in the software business and Rane's name is golden in audiophonic hardware... this could be something head and shoulders above Stanton 'Final-Crash'. The buddies that I know who were able to use this at Remix Hotel (WMC 2004) were VERY impressed by the accurate reproduction of their scratches. The price will be around $530 USD ($30 more than Final Scratch) and it is scheduled to be released in late April or early May. I, for one, will keep my eye on this product.

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On May 30, 2004, James said this:
Does anyone think Vestax is gonna get on the timecode bandwagon and release their own version of FS and SL???

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On February 26, 2005, D-Tragic - 805HipHop.Com said this:
FINAL SCRATCH 2 = WAY DOPER THAN SERATO SCRATCH LIVE - FOOLS BIT STANTONS SHIT!! SCRATCH LIVE WAS RUCSHED OUT IN PRODUCTION TO GET SALES BEFORE FINAL SCRATCH 2 CAME OUT. FS2 KNOCKS THE FUCK OUT OF SCRATCH LIVE FA SHO!! ANYWAYS....YOU MUST PUT YOUR HANDS ON EITHER TO SAY WHAT YOU LIKE THE BEST!! EITHER WAY, IT IS WORTH THE 350-600 BUCKS!!

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On May 18, 2005, PhonoG said this:
Why do you like FS 2 better than Serato Scratch Live ??? I need you to back that up...im debating which one to buy, so far leaning towards serato sl. I think that the interface of fs 2 looks better tho; wondering if serato sL will update that,and hopefully the updates will be freeee!?

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On March 19, 2010, serkan said this:
It's fun to read all these after all the years :D







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