DJ Tutorial: Rane 64 Mixer for Serato – MIDI Mapping the Mic + iZotope Effects w/ OP!

Dubspot DJ instructor OP! demonstrates how to MIDI map the microphone and layer sections on the Rane 64 mixer to activate and control the iZotope powered internal effects in Serato DJ. Check out our previous DJ tutorial on Serato MIDI mapping.

Rane 64 Mixer

The first part of the tutorial focuses on disabling the two dedicated mic controls on the mixer. The Rane 64 mixer does not have dedicated knobs to control the dry/wet parameters of the internal effects. By disabling the mic section on the mixer for this example, each knob is able to be MIDI mapped to control the dry/wet parameters for the effect you choose to use.

The second part of the tutorial focuses on MIDI mapping the third and fourth layers in the cue point section to control the on/off parameters of the internal effects. By default, layers one and two control the cues/loops and sample decks respectively. These layers are not re-writable. Layers three and four have default controls over cue points, but these are user re-writable and can be used via MIDI mapping control the on/off parameters for the effect you choose to use.

Once the knobs and buttons are mapped for the internal effects, they will work by default to control the parameters for both the single and group effect, thus preventing you from having to do additional mapping for both effects.

While this example focuses on the dry/wet and on/off parameters for internal effects through MIDI mapping, the mic knobs and layer buttons can be mapped to control almost any rotary on button function inside Serato DJ. With these examples of MIDI mapping fundamentals, you will be able to control any internal single or group effect combination to add dynamics and creativity to your mixes.

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