How to: Swap DJs when using the Rane SL 3
How do you swap DJs when using the Rane SL 3?
For those familiar with the Rane SL 1, the Rane SL 3 may seem kind of weird - there are no hardware thrus, so how do you change DJs?!
Easy! Follow the steps below...
1: Power up
Before you attempt to change over, make sure the power adaptor is on, and connected to the SL 3. This will ensure that the SL 3 continues to be powered, even when there is no computer connected.
2: The change over
Below is your typical change over scenario:
A track playing from Scratch Live on the right deck, and regular vinyl is on the left deck, about to be played for the change over period.
3: The software thrus
Now, click on the thru button in Scratch Live(below the abs rel int buttons) and the channel will change to a thru state, allowing you to hear your thru source (CD or Vinyl).
Once the CD or 12” is playing, just unplug the SL 3 from your computer - the SL 3 will remain in a thru state. Once the USB is unplugged, the other channel will also change to a thru state allowing you to play another(Its clever like that!)
4: Plugging back in
Finally, plug in the next DJ's computer. (The SL 3 will still remain in a thru state)
Put on some control vinyl, click on the thru button to switch back to Scratch Live mode, and away you go....
Its as easy as that......have fun!
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