DJ Expo 2017: Rane & Roland Announcements

While we can't all be in Atlantic City for DJ Expo 2017, we can all get excited about the new products being unveiled at the event. Take a look at the new hardware from Rane and Roland announced at DJ Expo this year, all of which will be supported in forthcoming releases of Serato DJ.

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Rane Seventy-Two Battle Mixer

Rane's new 2 channel Serato DJ Enabled battle mixer.

Key Features

  • Solid steel construction—built like a tank for non-stop, heavy-duty use
  • NEW MAG THREE tension adjustable faders for crossfader and channel faders with reverse, contour controls, and cut-in adjustment
  • 4.3” Touchscreen for moving wave display, FX control, song selection and user customizations
  • Dual Flex FX engines, one for each channel
  • Chain-integrated Serato Software Effect control plus one internal Flex Effect per channel
  • Dual USB connections for DJ handoffs
  • 16 Akai MPC-style performance pads w/RGB backlight, adjustable threshold and aftertouch, with independent mode controls per deck
  • Two microphone inputs – combo Neutrik, on/off, tone, mic/line level switches
  • RCA Phono/CD and CD inputs for each deck
  • RCA session Inputs/outputs, balanced XLR, Main Out, balanced 1⁄4”, Booth Out
  • SERATO DJ DVS license built in, Serato Control Vinyl included
  • Industry First – assignable USB controller inputs for Rane TWELVE Battle Controller

Rane Twelve Battle Controller

Rane's new motorized DJ control system, eliminating the risk of needle skipping or tone-arm hopping.

Key Features

  • Full 12” Vinyl with motorized platter to control playback
  • Traditional, familiar turntable layout, no need to learn something new
  • Strip Search with 8 hot cue triggers access
  • 5.0 kfcm High torque motor with Hi/Low torque adjust for more traditional setups
  • 4 decks of control so you can use one, two or more
  • Extreme precision—3600 ticks of platter resolution for seamless performance
  • MIDI interface via USB that can be connected to the SEVENTY-TWO or your computer
  • 33 1/3 and 45 rpm platter speeds
  • 8/16/50% pitch with precise dual resolution detented slider
  • Top Panel rotary and traditional Motor Off switch, allows traditional wind-down effects
  • Serato DJ OSA READY

Roland DJ-202

The DJ-202 is a portable two-channel, four-deck DJ controller for Serato DJ Intro.

Key Features

  • USB powered for simple plug-and-play connectivity with Serato DJ Intro and is Serato DJ Upgrade Ready
  • Sequencer can trigger the 4-slot Serato Sampler within Serato DJ Intro using the performance pads
  • Independent sampler volume control
  • Easy grab handles and lightweight design
  • Largest platter size and lowest latency platters for its class
  • Durable, brushed aluminium top plate just like the flagship DJ-808
  • Built-in TR drum sounds, using Roland’s acclaimed ACB technology
  • Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Closed Hat, Open Hat, Tom, Rim, Clap, and Ride sounds from legendary TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines*

Roland DJ-505

The DJ-505 is a compact two-channel, four-deck mixer/DJ controller for Serato DJ.

Key Features

  • Fully editable, built-in TR drum sounds, using Roland’s acclaimed ACB technology
  • Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Closed Hat, Open Hat, Tom, Rim, Clap, and Ride sounds from legendary TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines*
  • In addition to the internal TR drum sounds, the TR-S sequencer can also trigger the 8-slot Serato Sampler within Serato DJ
  • Mix and match sounds, layer for bigger sounds, or use for performance dynamics
  • Large, ultra low-latency platters with an illuminated jog wheel outer-ring
  • Built-in sound card supports 48kHz sampling rate
  • High-end Roland audio output circuit for Master and Booth outputs
  • Balanced XLR outputs let you connect directly to a professional PA system
  • Monitor your mix via the Booth Outs as well as separate 1/4" and 1/8” headphone outs
  • Mixer can be used standalone via connection of multi-players or turntables using the line and phono inputs and is DVS Upgrade Ready
  • Serato DVS Upgrade Ready - Purchase of DVS Pack allows for connectivity with turntables and Serato Timecode vinyl
  • Serato DJ Tool Kit included - This bundle includes Serato Flip, Serato Pitch 'n Time DJ, and all five Serato FX packs

    *TR-606 and TR-707 sounds in a future update (date TBC)