Rane DJ have unsurprisingly announced the DJ Seventy Two one week after previewing it on their Facebook page. Original given as a prize to DMC champ DJ Perly, the DJ Seventy Two is now official. As reported by DJ Mag, features a 4.3-inch touchscreen, tension adjustable faders, dual USB for seamless switchovers, two Flex FX engines, 16 pads with adjustable aftertouch and threshold plus two USB ports to connect the newly announced TWELVE battle controller.
The touchscreen is particularly interesting, offering waveform and cue point reference as well as FX control and song selection – alternatively, you can configure your own controls. Round the back there’s another feature that makes the Seventy Two unique – two USB ports that can be used for the new TWELVE battle controller.
A motorized 12-inch vinyl platter, the TWELVE is a dedicated controller for Serato DJ, offering an alternative to timecode vinyl, avoiding any dreaded needle skipping or tone arm hopping. Rane DJ have replced the arm with a multi-function touch strip and eight hot cue buttons. The USB MIDI interface the TWELVE plugs into the Seventy Two mixer or can be used directly with a computer.
The Rane DJ Seventy Two is priced at $1899 and the TWELVE is priced at $799 with both being available Q4 2017. Not decided on your next mixer? Check out Pioneer DJ’s latest offering – DJM-750mk2.