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.

When powered, the orange power light will illuminate.
When powered, the orange power light will illuminate.

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.

Vinyl on the left deck, ready for change over.
Vinyl on the left deck, ready for change over.

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)

Swapping Computers
Swapping Computers

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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