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Rane SL 4 Interface for Serato Scratch Live

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The Rane SL4 for Serato Scratch Live was recently recognized by the readers of DJ Mag as the “Best DJ Soundcard”; winning a Tech Award. Over 100,000 DJ Mag Readers voted to select the best of the best in DJ equipment. The Rane SL4 for Serato Scratch Live has Serato’s Scratch Live software which won the award in the “Digital Vinyl System” category and the option Serato Video software won in the “Audiovisual Product” category.

Dean Standing, Rane’s Director of Sales was on hand at the BPM Show in Birmingham UK to collect the award. “This trio of products was designed for seamless integration through our close working relationship with our partners at Serato, so it is gratifying to see all three of these products recognized as the best in your respective categories. We take pride in creating and manufacturing professional grade tools for DJs. It’s always nice to receive recognition for what we do, and it is especially rewarding to be recognized by those who use our products

The Rane SL4 for Serato Scratch Live is the ultimate high-end solution for professional DJs.

The Rane SL4 for Serato Scratch Live is the first standalone DJ interface to offer two USB ports, superior sound with 96kHz sample rate and 24-bit digital audio processing and galvanic isolation to eliminate computer noise and interference.

Teamed with low latency ASIO and Core Audio drivers, the Rane SL4 for Serato Scratch Live can also be used as a high-grade studio production tool.

All of this in one powerful package, masterfully crafted by Rane.

Rane SL4 for Serato Scratch Live Features:
  • Inputs for four turntables or CD decks switchable in any combination.
  • Two high-speed USB 2.0 ports for seamless DJ changeover and back-to-back performance.
  • Aux Input for session recording or LiveFeed.
  • Aux Output assignable to the SP-6 Sample Player and The Bridge.
  • 48 kHz and 96 kHz sample rate switch on the Rane SL4 for Serato Scratch Live rear.
  • 10-in 10-out USB sound card with any software supporting ASIO or Core Audio.
  • Built in galvanic isolation for the purest audio signal.
  • Four software-switchable analog Thru connections for regular vinyl or CD.
  • Bus power from either USB port or the included external power supply.

The Rane SL4 for Serato Scratch Live connects four vinyl turntables or CD players to your computer and the mixer of your choice. Using special control vinyl, CDs or MIDI controllers, you can scratch and mix files from your Mac or Windows computer's CD or hard drive. This intuitive system replicates the traditional DJing experience for "real feel" usability. With unparalleled performance, stability and audio quality, you'll know why thousands of DJs worldwide choose Rane with Serato Scratch Live.

The Rane SL4 for Serato Scratch Live is the first standalone DJ interface with two USB ports for seamless DJ changeover and back-to-back performances. Superior sound is delivered with high quality 96 kHz, 24-bit audio. Built-in galvanic isolation between USB and audio, with turn on/off muting, ensures that only the purest interference-free audio signal is heard. Low-latency ASIO and Core Audio drivers allow you to use the Rane SL4 for Serato Scratch Live as a studio production tool with multiple third-party software applications. The Rane SL4 for Serato Scratch Live is masterfully crafted by Rane for the discerning DJ.

SERATO SCRATCH LIVE COMPARISON CHART:

HARDWARE
SL 2
SL 3
SL 4
TTM 57SL
Sixty-Eight
2 deck mixing
X
X
X
X
X
3 deck mixing
X
X
X
4 deck mixing
X
X
USB 1.1
X
USB 2.0
X
X
X
X
Two USB ports
X
X
Grounding posts
X
X
X
X
X
XLR Mic input
X
1/4" Mic input
X
X
Phantom Powered Mic input
X
Two Mic inputs
X
Mic input tone controls
X
X
Mic input FlexFX
X
USB bus powered
X
X
X
Self powered (internal supply)
X
X
Aux/Session inputs
X
X
X
X
Aux/Session outputs
X
X
X
X
RCA Thru outputs
Software Thru outputs
X
X
X
16-bit converters
X
24-bit converters
X
X
X
X
44.1 kHz USB audio
X
X
X
48 kHz USB audio
X
X
X
X
96 kHz USB audio
X
Video-SL compatible
X
X
X
X
X
Pre-mapped Video-SL hardware controls
X
X
Mixer tone controls
X
X
Mixer crossfader & upfaders
X
X
Main outputs (XLR)
X
X
Booth outputs (1/4")
X
X
FlexFX loop
X
X
Two headphone outputs (1/4" & 3.5 mm)
X
X
Built-in mixer effects
X
X
Headphone monitoring
X
X
Split cue monitoring
X
Additional SP-6 sample player output
X
X
X
Core Audio / ASIO drivers
X
X
X
X
Serato NoiseMap technology
X
X
X
X
X

Scratch Live supports all these file formats: Fixed and Variable Bit Rate MP3, AIFF, AAC, ALAC, WAV, OGG Vorbis, CD Audio and direct from the mixer. Record from your mixer's Aux output and immediately scratch as if it was on vinyl. Record direct from vinyl or CD and save as a 24-bit 48 kHz or 96 kHz stereo file.

Easily import your playlists and iTunes library. You can drag from Explorer (Windows) or the Finder (Mac) into the Scratch Live library. The crate and subcrate system helps organize your library and sets. Hot-swap external drives with fast automatic library merging and retention of crates. Browse your music collection by album, artist, BPM, or genre, with optional album art display. Intuitive search function can be applied to any field to find things quickly. Edit ID3 tags with full Unicode support.

Preprocessing of MP3 files is not required except to detect corrupt files or use the auto-BPM and auto-gain functions. Auto-BPM detects tempo information for tracks without it, saving it with each file. A tap tempo button allows you to enter your own. Auto-gain lets you set a target gain on any or all songs in your library. You can also manually adjust individual gain, remembered in each song file.

The Virtual Deck shows everything about the speed and position of a track. As the vinyl rotates, so does the line on the label. The circular progress bar around the edge is a visual representation of the position within the song. The time and remaining time are displayed in minutes and seconds. The turntable speed as a percentage of pitch shift is on the left, and the pitched BPM is on the right.

Different operating modes can be assigned to each Virtual Deck:
Absolute Mode  - exact reproduction of record movement, needle drop through tracks - just like normal vinyl. The beginning of the track is mapped to the start of the record.
Relative Mode  - skip-free scratching, jump to cue points, and pitch bend buttons combined with turntable control. This mode observes the relative forward and backward movement of the record, but does not regard the position within the record.
Internal Mode  - mix with just your laptop using features modeled on DJ CD players. Rewind, Bend down, Play / pause reverse, Play / pause forward, Bend up, Fast forward.
Auto mode  - play a sequence of tracks automatically.

With Key Lock on, the key or pitch of the song stays locked at what it would be if the track was playing at normal speed, regardless of the platter speed of the turntable or CD player. Key Lock has scratch detection, so it automatically turns off when scratching for a natural scratching sound.

Variable zoom waveforms centered around current position display horizontally or vertically. Waveforms are colored by frequency so you can distinguish instruments visually. Full track overview lets you quickly find where the beat drops, find breakdowns and choruses, and jump to any part of the song. The tempo display assists with rapid tempo matching of tracks. When the two tracks are matched to the same tempo, the peaks will line up. Beat display emphasizes the transients in tracks -- these are matched up when the two tracks are beat matched. Visual markers can be set for up to 5 cue points per song and triggered from the keyboard. Save up to 9 loops per track -- these loops are saved in the file, and will be present when you reload. Censor expletives instantly with an instant quick-reverse and catch-up with no loss of timing or pitch.

MIDI control can interface USB controllers with Scratch Live. DJ controller support will vary. Check the latest notes at serato.com for supported controllers.

Built-in help and tips in multiple languages are accessible anytime. There is even a low power warning when running off a laptop battery.

Why Scratch Live is the Number One Solution for Professional DJs
  • Exceptional tracking: Unique Serato NoiseMap technology (non-timecode).
  • Most stable & lowest latency of any digital vinyl system.
  • Exceptional sound: Pro phono preamps and galvanic isolation.
  • The best customer support on the planet.
  • No hidden costs: full version included.
  • Free software updates.
  • Serato's Video-SL software plug-in (sold separately)

RANE

Rane warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.

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