Rane DJ Twelve - Frequently Asked Questions

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ranedj twelve mainThe RANE DJ TWELVE is a simple, pure and powerful motorized DJ control system without the hassle of fragile needles and skipping tonearms. With an all-metal body, the TWELVE is built like a tank and it is truly battle-ready. This article will answer popular questions about the features and functionality of the RANE DJ TWELVE. 


Frequently Asked Questions



What version of Serato DJ is needed to use with the RANE DJ TWELVE?

The RANE DJ TWELVE will require Serato DJ Pro 2.0 or higher, and a Serato DJ Pro enabled mixer or controller with enough channels. 


Can I use the RANE DJ TWELVE with a different mixer or controller?

The RANE DJ TWELVE is an official Serato DJ Pro accessory that enhances your existing Serato DJ Pro setup. The Twelve can be connected with any Serato DJ Pro-enabled device (mixer or controller) with enough channels.


How is the RANE DJ TWELVE different from using a turntable and DVS?

The RANE DJ TWELVE uses a steady stream of MIDI data to control Serato, as opposed to a timecode signal sent through a stylus/tonearm. This means that the Twelve is not subject to the common feedback and needle jumping from heavy bass and noise in club environments. So, you can crank up the volume and be confident that your signal will remain strong and uninterrupted. 


Can I replace the vinyl and slip mat on the RANE DJ TWELVE?

Yes. The vinyl can be user replaced and customized by attaching the spindle lock adapter to your own modified vinyl. Three holes (6 mm) will need to be made in the new vinyl in order to attach it to the platter. The included vinyl should be used as a reference. An allen-wrench is included in the box to remove/re-attach the 45 adapter that keeps the vinyl in place. 


How many RANE DJ TWELVE’s can I connect at once?

You can connect up to (4) four TWELVE’s to your computer as long as you are using a four-channel mixer, Serato DJ Pro-enabled device and have four available USB ports on your computer. If you are using a two-channel mixer such as the RANE DJ SEVENTY-TWO, only two TWELVE controllers can be connected and only the first 2 channels will be available for selection. 


Does the RANE DJ TWELVE have any audio outputs or inputs?

No. The TWELVE is an all MIDI Serato accessory. The audio will be routed through your Serato DJ mixer, interface or controller.


Is the RANE DJ TWELVE compatible with another DJ software?

The TWELVE was developed and mapped to create the best possible out-of-the-box experience with the included Serato DJ Pro software. However, since TWELVE’s hardware controls appear to your computer as a generic MIDI device, it can be custom-mapped to any other DJ application that supports user or developer-created custom mapping. Note: Traktor does not currently support motorized platters. 


Is there a way to adjust the start and stop time on the RANE DJ TWELVE?

The start and stop time can be adjusted within the Serato DJ Pro software.


What is the touch strip used for on the RANE DJ TWELVE?

The touch strip is a virtual needle-drop control that enables you to search within a track with ease simply by pointing your finger on a specific part of the strip. The touch strip on the TWELVE also doubles as the 8 hot-cue-triggers with the ability to add and delete a specific cue.


Can I adjust the motor torque on the RANE DJ TWELVE?

Yes. Behind the TWELVE, there is a Torque Motor switch with a HIGH and LOW setting. At the HIGH setting, the platter will have the heavier, stronger feeling of “modern” turntables. At the LOW setting, it is lighter and more graceful—the feel of a “classic” turntable.


What are the dimensions and weight of the RANE DJ TWELVE?

Dimensions (width x depth x height):

  • 14.5” x 16.25” x 3.5”
  • 368 x 413 x 90 mm


  • 20.5 lbs
  • 9.3 kg


Why is the pitch fader at the top?

The pitch fader was placed at the top to make the default layout the classic "battle-style" position. With a regular turntable (pitch fader on the right), DJs would rotate the turntable 90 degrees until the pitch fader and tonearm were on the top in order to keep the tonearm out of the way when scratching. 

If you prefer the classic turntable layout (pitch on the right, play on the left), the TWELVE can be rotated into this position with no detriment to performance.


Where can I get further technical support?

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Rane Professional product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Rane Professional technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support. 


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