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Rane SL 3 - USB 2.0 Interface for Serato Scratch Live

You Pay: $699.00
Product Highlights
  • High Speed USB 2.0 Computer Interface
  • Top Quality Phono Preamps
  • 24-Bit Audio Processing
  • Auxiliary Inputs & Outputs
  • Includes Scratch Live DJ Software
  • Vinyl & CD Control Discs Included
  • Supports Optional Video-SL Plug-In
  • Mac & Windows Compatible

The SL 3 from Rane is a compact 24-bit USB 2.0 computer audio interface that was designed for digital DJing (the popular Serato Scratch Live DJ software is included). There are two sets of stereo RCA inputs on the SL 3 that enable your to attach a pair of vinyl turntables or CDJ decks, and two sets of stereo RCA outputs that allow you to plug into a DJ mixer. The SL 3 hardware and the Serato Scratch Live software give you the power to control the playback of the music and video files in your Mac or Windows computer with the turntables, CDJ decks, and DJ mixer of your choice.

What sets the SL 3 apart from other digital DJing systems is its rich 24-bit audio processing, its fast USB 2.0 connectivity, its ability to run the separately available Video-SL VJing plug-in, and its stereo RCA auxiliary inputs and outputs. The aux I/O can be used to accomplish many different things, such as recording your DJ set back into Scratch Live through the aux input.

Scratch Live comes with a free 6 slot sample player/virtual deck system called the SP-6. You can assign the aux output on the SL 3 to the SP-6 and route it into an input on your DJ mixer. Scratch Live also features a LiveFeed capability that can utilize the aux input. LiveFeed enables you to record and instantly scratch and mix a real-time stream of audio.

Rane is known for their top quality hardware and sound quality, and the SL 3 is no exception. The USB port features an exceptionally tight grip on the connector of the cable, to keep it from getting unplugged when in use. A pair of real vinyl control records and CDs are included, as well as a soft case and all the necessary RCA cables. New features and updates get released for Serato Scratch Live all the time, and once you own the SL 3, you are entitled to download the latest versions of Scratch Live for no charge, forever. This way you can evolve with the future of DJing, without having to take a hit financially.

Compact hardware design
Higher output improves ability to easily match levels of various source types
Improved dynamic range (104 dB)
Improved audio performance (24 bit converters)
Galvanic isolation prevents computer noise from interfering with the audio path
USB 2.0 high speed audio interface
Aux input for live mix recording or LiveFeed
Aux output channel allows use of Sample Player as a virtual deck and opens the door for future expansion and creative configurations for DJs and electronic musicians
High-grade phono preamps upgrade performance of most mixers
Software switchable direct thru connections for simplified connections
Independent line/phono-level selection for each input for greater flexibility
Includes international power supply to insure optimum performance and easy transfer between DJs
Supports optional Video-SL plug-in
Soft carry case included
Inputs 3 x Pairs of Stereo RCA
All Inputs Switch Between Phono & Line-Level
Outputs 3 x Pairs of Stereo RCA
Connectivity USB 2.0 High Speed
Sampling Rate 24-bit / 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz
Dynamic Range DAC: 104 dB, A-Weighted
Line Thru: 101 dB, A-Weighted
Phono Thru: 98 dB, A-Weighted
Minimum System Requirements Windows:
XP (SP2 or Higher)
Vista (SP1 or Higher)
Pentium 4, 1.5 GHz (Intel Processor)

Mac:
OSX 10.4 or Higher
G4, 1 GHz

THD + N 0.009% at 1 kHz at 2 Vrms
Power Requirements 400 mA, 5.0 Volts
External Power Supply 1060 mA, 7.5 Volts
Rane SL 3 - USB 2.0 Interface for Serato Scratch Live
  • Soft Carry Case
  • Serato Scratch Live Software Install Disc
  • External Universal Power Supply
  • Country Adapters for Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • 4 x Stereo RCA Cables
  • 2 x Control CDs
  • 2 x Control Vinyl Records
  • 4 x Rubber Feet
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Operator's Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    RaneSL 3 - USB 2.0 Interface for Serato Scratch Live
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Versatile (5)
    • Consistent (4)
    • Excellent sound (4)
    • Professional features (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
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      4.0

      Like it

      By moderndj

      from Belmar, NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Rane SL 3 - USB 2.0 Interface for Serato Scratch Live:

        This is the standard for dj. Has it's flaws and traktor is good as well but all depends on your preference. I have 6 of these for our djs and we all like it but also have djs that use traktor. Was shipped in one day for free and B&H is top notch customer service

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        5.0

        Highly recommended for pro. DJ!!!!

        By DJ Haim Vagi,

        from Toronto, ont, Canada

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rane SL 3 - USB 2.0 Interface for Serato Scratch Live:

            Great with any CDJ pioneer product!!!!

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            5.0

            SL 3

            By Muggy

            from Delray Beach Fl

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Professional Features
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Rane SL 3 - USB 2.0 Interface for Serato Scratch Live:

              Product performs as indicated.Excellent product

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              5.0

              Great Pick

              By Greg K

              from Chicago

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Professional Features
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Rane SL 3 - USB 2.0 Interface for Serato Scratch Live:

                I use the SL3 for DJing. Things that are great about it is its simplicity, it's easy to use, organizational purposes, and fun.
                the only thing that i would like to see is a dedicated pouch for the power supply in the bag.

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                5.0

                Top shelf satisfaction

                By The Travlist

                from Beautiful British Columbia, Canada

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Professional Features

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Mobile DJ

                  Comments about Rane SL 3 - USB 2.0 Interface for Serato Scratch Live:

                  I use my Serato SL3 for mixing at home, as well it is now brought to parties and has made my life a lot less complicated.
                  It is great because of how slim and compact the new audio interface is and all the improved specs from the last serato release!
                  So far I am completely satisfied with my purchase of the Serato SL3 audio interface and it is exactly what i expected it to be!

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                  5.0

                  Serato SL3 does the job sounds great!

                  By gringorican

                  from San Juan , PR

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ

                    Comments about Rane SL 3 - USB 2.0 Interface for Serato Scratch Live:

                    sound is great! makes mp3s sound better. Control is amazing. Scratching is so real and subtle. Visual queues help you , the different modes are great for using Serato if you don't quite have the scratching skills yet.
                    Save up and buy it! Nothing like the Old School method to teach you how to think like a DJ.

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