World DMC champion DJ Vajra on the Rane Sixty-One

Posted on 19 January, 2012

The 2011 World DMC Champion, DJ Vajra came to New Zealand at the end of last year to put the Rane Sixty-One through its paces.

Check out his killer routine, but BE WARNED - you may feel like you need to go back to the lab after you watch this:

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100 Comments

DJ PopRoXXX 7:18 PM - 19 January, 2012
Dope!
Henry GQ 7:26 PM - 19 January, 2012
oof!
auttomattik 8:04 PM - 19 January, 2012
Fresh set up of the dicer for sure! I need that mixer and def gonna steal the dicer set up. Not a big fan of them in the 45 adapter holes.
dj kudalove 9:00 PM - 19 January, 2012
fireeee
iLLBot 9:07 PM - 19 January, 2012
Damn. The king continues to kill.
Dj Dboy 9:08 PM - 19 January, 2012
no cue buttons on the mixer itself?
will u guys get this or the 58?
Alpha 7 9:14 PM - 19 January, 2012
That was HOT!!!!
Double-0-zerO 9:15 PM - 19 January, 2012
Vajra is amazing as usual...but he only touch a button on the mixer once, the dicers were the star in this vid. I'd like to see something with more details...on the mixers
DjCrumbz 9:16 PM - 19 January, 2012
Great video. Great skills. Respect. So what about the mixer?
DJ_Select 9:24 PM - 19 January, 2012
Lol this video did nothing to show off that new mixer
MADLOGIC the Selectah 9:30 PM - 19 January, 2012
Skillz!!
Chris Cracknell 9:35 PM - 19 January, 2012
He didn't really use the new mixers features, good on the dicers though
WarpNote 9:45 PM - 19 January, 2012
Hot!
DeeejayRestless 9:55 PM - 19 January, 2012
Always killing it. Any thoughts on the new mixer?
DjKnock 10:04 PM - 19 January, 2012
I'm sorry but this didn't even show any of the features of the actual mixer, I'm just happy you can do some clean ass cuts on it
serkan 11:05 PM - 19 January, 2012
Vajra is unbelievable...damn!
WarpNote 11:56 PM - 19 January, 2012
Interesting that he moved the dicers AWAY from the decks...
DeejaySparco 2:31 AM - 20 January, 2012
Love it!!!!!
@DJTeeb "The Party Saver" 8:52 AM - 20 January, 2012
Crazzyy!!!
x-m 4:22 PM - 20 January, 2012
DNHC1000 would be better then dicers in this position
auttomattik 6:35 PM - 20 January, 2012
It makes sense to move dicers if you juggle or trick mix between to decks. I've set cue points juggling before that I didn't mean to. I'm sure in time you get better at working around them but when you're use to a set up it can be hard to change. I like the dicers enough to find a better spot for them.
djlu2 10:13 AM - 21 January, 2012
I NEED new Sixty-Two !:))) Now :p
Garmatnij 6:17 PM - 21 January, 2012
O_O amaizing
KatalystB 7:21 PM - 21 January, 2012
Yup... mind blown. o_O Love it!
DJ Damn D-Rell 12:32 AM - 22 January, 2012
O_o....im going back to the drawing board
IamCROS1 3:23 AM - 22 January, 2012
This made me want to buy dicers more then buying that new mixer....
DJ Invert 8:14 AM - 22 January, 2012
GOOD SHIT!!!. dicers suck though. and I thought I was the real deal.
dj switchSA 8:06 AM - 23 January, 2012
damn this makes me amped and inspired analogue and digital on one platform the futre has arrived, def going back to the lab! O_O
WarpNote 2:04 PM - 24 January, 2012
Now waiting for the Z-Trip Video ;)
djneight 12:09 AM - 25 January, 2012
enjoyed...but like some have said...

need to see video of the new mixers being put to use at the capacity it is made for.
Maximus★Moretta 12:45 PM - 25 January, 2012
DJ Vajra is awesome! & The Fader works great what about the rest of the mixer and what about the 62?
simonak 3:57 AM - 27 January, 2012
nice
dj crichton 5:13 AM - 27 January, 2012
Sick! As most said the dicer setup is worth stealing. Been seeing a lot of new all digital setups coming out lately that make me wanna change over, this made me confident in my analog/digital setup!
DJ_Simple 5:33 AM - 27 January, 2012
He cuda used any mixer for that demo.......he didn't do anything special with the 61. I feel like it shuda been a demo vid for the dicers. I was wondering why he had the dicers where they were but it made sense once he started using them. I like them better on the turntable tho.
Stuph 7:08 AM - 27 January, 2012
Based on the specs on this website, the Rane 61 is basically an updated TTM-56, which explains why he didn't do much on the mixer (except scratch). Maybe, he should've demo'd the Rane 62
dj.knuckels 7:33 AM - 27 January, 2012
only practice makes a real jam master you got it champ
Djaydavibe 7:44 AM - 27 January, 2012
Sick!! How come you didn't use the cues on the mixer instead???
kraal 8:14 AM - 27 January, 2012
Quote:
Sick!! How come you didn't use the cues on the mixer instead???

because there are no cues on the mixer
Djaydavibe 8:16 AM - 27 January, 2012
Could have fooled me... My 57sl does...
Vjtyme 8:36 AM - 27 January, 2012
His skills is not in ? He's nice . But what is new in the mixer got lose in the Performance . After his set he should of showed what the new mixer could do $
kraal 8:51 AM - 27 January, 2012
Quote:
His skills is not in ? He's nice . But what is new in the mixer got lose in the Performance . After his set he should of showed what the new mixer could do $

i think you guys are missing the point. this mixer is a stripped down turntablist mixer. it is not a 57 it is an upgrade to the 56 with sl included...
click and read all about it
serato.com
PetitFwanz 9:22 AM - 27 January, 2012
Juste excellent!
Skinny G. 10:17 AM - 27 January, 2012
Kraal is correct. The 61 is for turntablists and the 62 is for club. 61 for people using other devices for cue points etc...it's clearly stated in the description.
Skinny G. 10:19 AM - 27 January, 2012
And don't get too carried away, it's not set in stone, that's just the idea/concept behind the devices. More room, less crowded!
Dj DirtyBaby 10:53 AM - 27 January, 2012
This Video Is Nice I Got It Posted On My Website www.djdirtyradio.com
rcf 11:02 AM - 27 January, 2012
Back in the 80's l played REAL vinyl and dance. TODAY..........................?
Djaydavibe 12:56 PM - 27 January, 2012
You all know Vajra has Super mad skills!!! I noticed that there is actually 4 cues available, which I beleive with proper switchin may be able to be used as 8 (4 for each deck)..... I guess it looks much easier to just use the dice than to use the mixer cues when going back and forth between the decks..??.?
kryptonitednb 12:57 PM - 27 January, 2012
Look at this amazing new video of our awesome new mixer! The WORLD CHAMP demonstrates how to use a crossfader and our old technology.

Serato, honestly. This was a Dicer video. Not a 61 video.

The routine was sick but he'd do the same with the 57 or any other mixer.
DJSi UK 1:00 PM - 27 January, 2012
Amazing skills, nothing to do with the new mixer though, what are they promoting here?!?!?!?
djdaizy 1:01 PM - 27 January, 2012
I really like that spinning shut you HOT LIKE FIRE
WarpNote 1:27 PM - 27 January, 2012
Quote:
You all know Vajra has Super mad skills!!! I noticed that there is actually 4 cues available, which I beleive with proper switchin may be able to be used as 8 (4 for each deck)..... I guess it looks much easier to just use the dice than to use the mixer cues when going back and forth between the decks..??.?

Those are for headphones cueing, you might be able to midi map them, but you wont be able to turn off the initial headphone cueing functions, so would be very akward in use. The reason Vajra uses the Dicers is that if you want cues/loops/rolls/etc you will need an external midi controller. That's one of the main thing that separates the 61 from the 62.
The 61 is more of like a 56 with a 2+1 channel SSL built in...
DJ_Gonzo 2:09 PM - 27 January, 2012
Well, way to sell the Dicer and his skills. Uh, what about the new mixer??

Definitely props on the man's scratching talent, but again, what about the new mixer?

I honestly don't get why when new products come out like a new mixer....we usually get someone showing off their scratching ability...uh, show me why I should get the product, not why I should look at more videos of the talent behind the product.
Dj Brother Df - Brazil 2:17 PM - 27 January, 2012
I am very proud to see such skill developed
in a very technical and natural ...
Congratulations DJ Vajra
to serve as inspiration for future aspiring DJ!
djvolkl 3:01 PM - 27 January, 2012
That was sickkkkk I wonder how time he practice
Color TV 3:09 PM - 27 January, 2012
Why was my comment deleted? Again, he did not use this mixer any differently than you could use any other mixer! His skills are great, but this should be a promo for the Dicers, not the new mixer.
DJ ICE The Rebel 3:12 PM - 27 January, 2012
I want one...The economy sucks for these prices...But I'll invest in one soon.
WarpNote 3:39 PM - 27 January, 2012
Quote:
Well, way to sell the Dicer and his skills. Uh, what about the new mixer??

He does show the features of the mixer, ie the faders and the filter, remember this is a clean battle mixer, no excessive buttons present. If you need an explantaion of the mixer have a look at this one Watchwww.youtube.com

Also if you want more buttons + FX then consider the 62
In depth here by Rafael from Rane Watchwww.youtube.com
azdjblue 3:45 PM - 27 January, 2012
2 drops of pee just came out of me.
D. Original 4:01 PM - 27 January, 2012
That dude is ill... no doubt. One of my favs, but I'll stick to my ol' TTM-56 with my Denon HC1000 midi controller. I still haven't seen anything to make me want to change my setup.
jimmy jam 4:31 PM - 27 January, 2012
Simply Amazing, I don't even know where, or how to begin to learn something that "INCREDIBLE".Way outta my league.But love seeing it.
Angel B 4:36 PM - 27 January, 2012
His performance was dope but everyone knows that the faders on the rane magnetic faders are dope, but what should be displayed is more use of the mapped effects of the knob and instead of the dicers the use of the mixers cue points. That's what I would like to see a video demo performance of.
djdaizy 4:42 PM - 27 January, 2012
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djdaizy 4:49 PM - 27 January, 2012
His spinning it was really amazing to every one and need more like him so that we can rule the Game as usaly
D kenny G. 4:57 PM - 27 January, 2012
Freakin Fire Datz All I Can Say!!!
DJ_SAMMI 5:10 PM - 27 January, 2012
Fresh setup & dope skills man! Not convinced about the mixer though...
OfficialDJRichieRich 5:26 PM - 27 January, 2012
Dope!
Vjtyme 5:27 PM - 27 January, 2012
Well said dj gonzo $
DJ Bully 6:53 PM - 27 January, 2012
I N C R E D I B L E ! :)
DJ Branca 7:46 PM - 27 January, 2012
So amazing, great performance.
Cj "Tha" Sticman 8:46 PM - 27 January, 2012
Nice Set , Much Respect ...... Doesn't Scare Me though cause i know what i can do . Now back to what the vid was supposed to be about ...... what is it about this mixer thats going to make me want to spend another $1500 or so on it . My TTM-57 is still a killer....
DjGoofy 11:37 PM - 27 January, 2012
That Was Wicked!!! I Hope U Post More Vids...
shabbashizzle 12:30 AM - 28 January, 2012
I agree with what alot of you have said. The vid is duuuurty, but doesn't show anything about the mixer... what I understand is different about the 61 (which the 57 doesn't do) is that you can route the SP6 sampler through the AUX channel (rather than having to assign it to L, R or M), and also, it lets you assign the internal SL FX from the mixer with flex FX controls (something I've been meaning to try midi mapping to the 57 to mess with the Super-knob effects).

I'm stoked to see what the 62 is all about. It looks like its an amped-up version of the 57, with controls for cue poitns, loops, and effects on the mixer, but with the same new features in the 61 (AUX routing for SP6). Let's see it Z-trip! :D
de'markiss 1:39 AM - 28 January, 2012
good! senks!
Bklynjazzy 4:28 AM - 28 January, 2012
SIIIIIIIICK!. Nuff Respect
loki 11:03 AM - 28 January, 2012
Vajra means "penis" in sanskrit. I wonder if he knows...
da mix master 2:20 PM - 28 January, 2012
Great skills with the diver and abt the mixer...I need to see m
ore abt the mixer
rorystonelove 2:14 AM - 29 January, 2012
wicked
djdaizy 10:15 AM - 29 January, 2012
Wicked in which way in Jamaican language or English
The Original Dj Good Times 7:22 PM - 29 January, 2012
As A Old School DJ I Can Turely Say, DJ's Have No Place In This Industrie Without Serato. Now As For DJ Vajra,
Your A Phuck"n BeasT!!!
rorystonelove 9:51 PM - 29 January, 2012
jamaican lol
dj tony alvarez 10:17 PM - 29 January, 2012
nice moves
da mix master 1:21 AM - 30 January, 2012
Does anybody know the price for the n
ew serato 62
trnsprtr 7:27 AM - 30 January, 2012
Quote:
Does anybody know the price for the n
ew serato 62

It's 1999.99. The 61 is 1399.99.
boostie boy 12:39 PM - 30 January, 2012
Dicers are Ghey....
djez812 5:41 PM - 1 February, 2012
61 suck if you ask me ! look at the outputs on the back of this mixer they went cheap cheap on this mixer doesn't even have xlr at all. There are only basic functions. Go 62 the 57 is still the shit if you ask me only down fall is those bright people over there only put USB 1.1 on the 57 how dumb of an idea was that bought mine year or so ago and now its out dated thanks Rane and Serato If you run windows 7 you can not use the 57 for that reason. 61 was a waist of mixer unless you just want to save a few bucks! 61 is not a up grade from anything if your running a box keep it save your money buy a 62 or just keep rocking what you have! So unless your just starting out with out serato save your money 61 is waist. Dicers how every best $100 Ive spent on my equitment in a long time worth the purchase for sure!
WarpNote 7:55 PM - 1 February, 2012
Have to disagree djez812, the 61 has SSL 3 channels, and supports midi.
If you need your cue/loops/rolls on the mixer, and want hardware FX go with the 62.
If you don't want the extra bells, get the 61, maybe add some dicers, still a great modern SSL battle mixer IMO. I cant believe people are complaining about the Rane giving customers a choice - :rolleyes:.
DjGatto 6:03 AM - 2 February, 2012
Sick skills!!
msoultan 10:37 PM - 2 February, 2012
So, at 1:28, he's hitting a cue repeatedly that plays a drum of lowering pitch on each subsequent hit - how is he doing that as it seems like he's just hitting the same cue repeatedly.

thanks,
Mike
WarpNote 3:11 AM - 3 February, 2012
Quote:
So, at 1:28, he's hitting a cue repeatedly that plays a drum of lowering pitch on each subsequent hit - how is he doing that as it seems like he's just hitting the same cue repeatedly.

thanks,
Mike

He's got pitch lock turned off in SSL. He's hitting the same cue,
while "brushing" the side of the technics platter to slow down the pitch.
WarpNote 3:13 AM - 3 February, 2012
Same trick can be done with CDJ's too...
msoultan 3:42 AM - 3 February, 2012
Ohhhh... ok, cool! thanks!
trnsprtr 5:14 AM - 4 February, 2012
Quote:
Have to disagree djez812, the 61 has SSL 3 channels, and supports midi.
If you need your cue/loops/rolls on the mixer, and want hardware FX go with the 62.
If you don't want the extra bells, get the 61, maybe add some dicers, still a great modern SSL battle mixer IMO. I cant believe people are complaining about the Rane giving customers a choice - :rolleyes:.

+1 People are just whinig for the sake of whining. Let 'em cry, Rane will still sell mixers.
louis805 7:04 AM - 6 February, 2012
Products like this take the Disc Jockey out of being a DJ. If you need to be 100% sample based, just use your name, not "DJ Whosiwhatsit". I've been working with Electronic Music and alternate controllers since the inception of MIDI, and the biggest thing that manufacturers always had to stress to the consumer (and still should) is things like "It doesn't play like a *insert instrument here*" BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT those instruments. Turntables spin records. CD Players spin CD's. Computers play digital audio. My point is, learn to spin vinyl before using the mixer's extra bells and whistles. Rane has made quality products since before 90% of the public even knew about what a DJ even used, and I just feel like their Legacy customers are sort of being left in the dust.
djclintkuper 10:00 PM - 11 February, 2012
boing. woah.
Dj Romz Deluxe 11:14 AM - 13 February, 2012
Dope one! I want all those mixers! One.
DJMLUV 6:30 AM - 16 February, 2012

i think you guys are missing the point. this mixer is a stripped down turntablist mixer. it is not a 57 it is an upgrade to the 56 with sl included...
click and read all about it
serato.com
Yea what he said^^^^^I think some of ya should read specs on both mixers before commenting duh lol great video btw!!
DJ Jumbo 3:11 PM - 16 February, 2012
wow its so damn amazing.
DJ TRAX909 6:51 AM - 19 February, 2012
nice set!!!!
djpol from senegal 9:18 PM - 19 February, 2012
affaire de doooof
hoooooooooooooooot
joneden 6:26 PM - 28 March, 2012
non capisco perche invece di dimostrare le funzionalita aggiunte,dimostrate le capacita di un dj gia affermato.