It's been quiet at Rane HQ for around a year now, and then BOOM - Rane dropped a massive bomb when it unveiled the next heir to the scratch mixer throne, the SEVENTY-TWO at the National Finals of the US DMC's.
Wow - what a mixer! It looks like a cross between a Sixty-Two, a DJM909 and S9. When the product was officially announced the next week it had DJ's super-excited, with a multi-touch capable hi-res screen as the centre piece, plus all new Mag3 faders and tonnes of grunt - all in a rugged Rane-esque metal chassis.
Along with the official announcement of the Seventy-Two came the TWELVE. Something loads of DJ's have been dreaming of since Numark's CDX/HDX products of yesteryear, a controller with a full 12" motorised platter. No more skipping needles, in fact - no more needles at all! Instead, this controller feels like a turntable, but is essentially up to 4 virtual decks in one, and hooks up directly to the Seventy-Two via USB (which we think has the potential for very low latency connection).
More information on these landmark products and the ability to pre-order them can be found in the links below. We're anticipating either a late 2017 arrival to possibly early 2018.
In other Rane news, the MP2015 Limited Edition and new SL4 are expected to arrive into Australia 1st week of September.
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The big buzz in the DJ world right now is with the new-look Denon DJ, and in particular their new 'Prime' range of products (SC5000 Prime media player, X1800 Prime mixer and VL12 Prime turntable). Whereas Pioneer DJ has long been the "industry standard" in the DJ-scene, the new Denon product range has many in [...]
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Great news, Australia, Denon DJ's new 4-channel Serato DJ controller - the MC7000, is hitting Crossfader Australia in time for Christmas, now due in Melbourne on the 20th December 2016. We're open for pre-order already, so if you want to get your hands on this amazing DJ controller in time for Xmas and the Silly Season, [...]
Up to 34% off select Akai Professional synthesisers, drum machines and more on offer until the end of 2016.TIMBRE WOLF - Analog Synthesiser: was $799, now $599 - save 25%RHYTHM WOLF - Analog Drum Machine: was $299, now $199 - save 34%TOM CAT - Analog Drum Machine: was $299, now $199 - save 34%ADVANCE 25 [...]
Numark's much anticipated PT01 Scratch has just touched down in Australia. Similar to the old PT01, the PT01 Scratch features a new lick of paint and the all-important ScratchSwitch which gives you the bonus of being able to scratch without an external mixer or 3rd party fader. The PT01 Scratch is portable (runs on either [...]
We've just had word that the exciting new Alesis Strike kits (Strike Pro and Strike Zone) are expected to be hitting Australia early 2017 - currently slated for March 2017 arrival. Expected pricing on these kits:STRIKE: $2799STRIKE PRO (STRIKE + EXPANSION PACK): $3648