Rane One DJ Controller Review

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For DJs who still like the feel of vinyl but without having to carry heavy crates of records from gig to gig, the Rane One Controller is for you. The Rane One comes after Numark discontinued the Ns7 series. While the Rane is similar they differ in how they are laid out. This hybrid controller is a versatile powerhouse giving you the look and feel of vinyl while providing the mobility and comfort of controllers. This controller gives DJs a vintage experience with its motorized 7 inch turntable platters and the ability to set the torque speed from high to low, you can never go wrong. Also equipped with performance pads eight on each side are accurately responsive with the two channel mixer section being very well designed.

The high end mag fader is the exact fader found on the S9 series of mixers that are currently used by DJs around the world today. Considered battle mixers, the Rane One allows for any DJ to feel comfortable on this controller.  Rane’s custom faders provide a smooth feel to cater to any playing style. The transport buttons such as play pause and stop are very standard as most controllers will make any DJ feel right at home. With its industry standard input and output connections, Rane One provides multiple connectivity and enough room for flexibility with three stereo outputs, dual microphone inputs, wireless or hard wired, and of course your phono, line, and auxiliary inputs.

Another stand out feature about the Rane One controller is it is equipped with dual USB laptop connection to make any hand off to another DJ a smooth and easy transition. Creativity with the effects paddles in the middle adds unlimited elements at your events; the Serato integrated on board effects can be triggered two or three at the same time. This controller is well designed and can be used by DJs of any level right out of the box. Rane markets this controller at around $1500.00. This is about the average price point for the expert level equipment. Overall The Rane One DJ Controller is a high quality work of art and with its Serato integration it is worth the consideration.