Serato SL2 - Most Features of The SL3, Packed Into The Price of The SL1
Serato SL2 is the long awaited replacement for original Serato SL1. Priced like the SL1, but packed with features like the SL3, Serato SL2 is the guaranteed new standard in digital DJing.
- Fast USB2 ports? Check.
- Clean 24bit/48kHz sound? Check.
- Durable, noise isolating casing? Check.
- Easy 2-cable setup? Check.
- Grounding Post (to get rid of annoying SL1 audio interference)? Check.
- Core Audio/ASIO drivers to use as sound card? Check.
- 3-Year Rane Warranty? Check!
The SL2 gives you the freedom to take your entire digital music collection on the road with advanced Serato Scratch Live features that add extra creativity to your DJing. This intuitive system replicates the traditional DJing experience for "real feel" usability. The Rane SL2 USB 2.0 interface connects one or two standard vinyl or CD turntables to your computer using a single USB cable and audio connections to line inputs on your DJ mixer of choice.
SERATO SCRATCH LIVE:
Serato Scratch Live combined with Rane hardware is the ultimate solution for professional DJs, giving you the freedom to take your entire digital music collection on the road and equipping you with advanced features that add extra creativity to your DJing. This intuitive system replicates the traditional DJing experience for “real feel” usability. With unparalleled performance, sound quality and stability, you’ll soon see why thousands of DJs worldwide choose Serato Scratch Live.
- Load music files onto Virtual Decks for playback.
- Browse your music collection by custom categories and album art.
- Prepare audio files for playback with auto-gain and BPM calculation.
- Organise music with crates, subcrates and smart crates.
- Choose from multiple play and display modes to suit your performance style.
- Use visual aides, cues and loops to perfect your mixing.
- Add extra creativity to your sets with DJFX, the SP-6 Sample Player and other Scratch Live plug-ins.
Scratch Live supports multiple file formats: fixed and variable bit-rate MP3, MP4, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, ALAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV and Whitelabel (wl.mp3) file types*. M3U playlists are also supported.
*See whitelabel.net about wl.mp3 files.
NOTE: Older iTunes Music Store DRM files cannot be played back by Scratch Live. iTunes Plus files are DRM-free.
Importing music is done simply by navigating to your hard drive(s) via Scratch Live’s File pane. You can also drag and
drop files directly from Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac). iTunes users have the option to integrate existing iTunes libraries
and playlists into their Scratch live library. Importing audio files to your computer is highly recommend, however you can
play files directly from CD and CD-ROM.
If you've been waiting for the day that the SL3 would go on sale, we can assure you, that day is never comming - but the Serato SL2 is the next best thing!
Build waveform overviews, check for file corruption and use Scratch Live’s optional auto-gain and BPM calculation with theAnalyze Files button. Use the Offline Player to prepare crates, audition tracks, and set cue and loop points, without needing to have Rane hardware connected.
CRATES AND SMART CRATES:
Create Crates and Subcrates to group tracks within for quick recall and simple organisation. You can merge these crates onto an external drive for simple migration to another laptop. Smart Crates let you set rules and keywords for crates, automatically updating when relevant tracks are added or removed from your library.
When Key Lock is 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.
The history button opens a complete log of all the tracks you have played and allows you to export Scratch Live session information as a data file for future reference. Serato Playlists export track play information to your user profile on serato.com. This can be done using the History export function post-set, or you can choose to live update during your set.
CUES AND LOOPS:
Create up to five Cue Points with labels for each track to mark and trigger key parts of your songs. Create and save up to nine Loops per track, either manually or using the Auto-Loop function.
Music files are loaded onto the Virtual Decks, which rotate as the music plays, much like regular turntables or CDJ decks. 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 Virtual Decks display pitched BPM information, and the time and remaining time are displayed in minutes and seconds.
Serato Control Vinyl and Control CDs are included with Rane hardware. These each contain the Serato NoiseMap™ Control Tone, a unique control signal which allows Scratch Live to track the motion of the record, simulating the same movement with digital audio.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR SERATO SCRATCH LIVE:
PLEASE NOTE: These are the minimum requirements to run Scratch Live. For best performance and for use in professional situations we recommend you buy a higher spec computer. We also recommend Intel processors.
- Available 2.0 USB port.
- 1280 x 720 screen resolution.
- 5400 RPM hard drive. 7200 RPM for high-resolution audio playback.
- 2 GB RAM (more for a large library).
- Intel 1.83 GHz Core Duo or better.
- OSX 10.5.8 or higher.
- Intel processor, 2.2 GHz Core Duo.
- Windows XP with Service Pack 3.
- Windows Vista with Service Pack 2.
- Windows 7, recommended over Vista.
NOTE: Before buying a new computer, read the FAQs at serato.com.
NOTE: If you use Scratch Live’s systemintensive features like the DJ-FX plug-in, you may need a higher spec computer or an optimized system. Read the Computer Optimization Guide at serato.com.
|44.1 kHz Sample Rate Frequency Response||-0.5 dB @ 20 Hz, -1.22 dB @ 20 kHz|
|48 kHz Sample Rate Frequency Response||-0.5 dB @ 20 Hz, -0.40 dB @ 20 kHz|
|Sample Rate Selection||44.1 / 48 kHz selected in software control panel|
|Deck Inputs||Unbalanced RCA with CD | Phono switch|
|……Phono Maximum Input||70 mV rms @ 1 kHz|
|……Phono Gain||33 dB at 1.0 kHz|
|……Line Level (CD) Maximum Input||3 Vrms|
|Line Outputs:||Unbalanced RCA|
|…...THD+N||0.007% @ 1 kHz|
|…...Maximum Output||3 Vrms|
|…...Dynamic Range||101 dB A-weighted analog in to analog out|
|Dynamic Range DAC||104.5 dB A-weighted|
|Device Latency||1.4 ms @ 44.1 kHz and 1.3 ms @ 48 kHz|
|USB 2.0 High Speed Port Required||3-unit load (300 mA max)|
|Blue Indicator||Flashing while device is booting|
|........||Lit when USB 2.0 connection is detected|
|Yellow Indicator||Lit when the analog section is powered on|
|Optional RS5 External Universal Power Pack||7.5 Volts DC, P6 barrel plug|
|Power: Turn On|Off Muting||Yes|
|…...Galvanic Isolation: Audio I|O is actively isolated from USB port and external power|
|…...Auto-selects USB or external power without interruption|
|SL 2 Unit: Size||5.5" x 5" x 1.3" (14.1 x 12.5 x 3.3 cm)|
|Shipping: Size||14" x 14" x 4" (36 x 36 x 10 cm)|
|……Weight||5 pounds (2 kg)|
The Rane SL 2 is only sold as part of a complete package. The display box includes:
- 1 SL 2 Interface
- 1 Serato Scratch Live Software Install Disc.
- 1 USB Cable
- 4 Stereo RCA Cables
- 2 Control CDs
- 2 Control Vinyl Records
- 4 Rubber Feet for the SL 2
- 1 Quick Start Guide
- 1 Operators Manual
- 1 Warranty Card - 3-year limited USA warranty for registered products
Serato Scratch Live
Serato Scratch Live Data Sheet
SL2 ASIO Drivers for Windows (32 bit) v1.0.1f4
SL2 ASIO Drivers for Windows (64 bit) v1.0.1f4
SL2 CoreAudio Drivers for Mac v1.0.1f4
SL2 Data Sheet
SL2 Owner’s Manual 2.4.4
SL2 Quick Start with Keyboard Shortcuts 2.4.4