Founded in 1981 in Washington State, USA, Rane Corporation is an established innovator in problem-solving audio tools, professionally engineered with a focus on science and price/performance, not frills and hype. Designed and manufactured exclusively in the United States, Rane’s product distribution is worldwide.
Rane’s primary marketplaces are DJ (performance, club, mobile & recording), and Installed Sound (music & paging systems, distributed audio networks, permanent installations) featuring innovative digital and analog audio products for each category.
Rane entered the DJ mixer market in 1986 with the MP 24 Mixer that quickly established a new worldwide club standard. Rane’s continuing innovations created a line of the most sought after performance and club DJ mixers, most featuring Rane’s patented contactless magnetic fader.
The rapid evolution of DJ mixing is absolutely mind-boggling. When we began, we never imagined how huge the world of music mixing would become. Disco clubs of the 70s and 80s featured basic blending. Now we have EDM, hip-hop, turntablism, jungle, trance, techno and more. The mixer is no longer just a tool, but instead, has become a musical instrument, a vehicle for self-expression. Applications for DJ mixers have gone far beyond what was originally envisioned. There may soon be as many styles of DJ mixers as there are types of guitars. The evolution isn’t over! New mixing styles continue to develop, leading to new demands on both performance and features.
DJ needs drive us to develop new technologies. New technologies allow DJs to advance their genre. Isn’t that the way it should be?