The SL 2 for Serato Scratch Live from Rane is a digital DJ system that allows the DJ to take their entire digital music collection on the road. The system replicates the traditional DJing experience for "real feel" usability with low latency. The SL 2 USB interface connects one or two standard vinyl or CD turntables to a computer using a single USB cable and audio connections to line inputs on a DJ mixer.
Scratch Live software supports fixed and variable bit rate MP3, AIFF, AAC, ALAC, WAV, OGG Vorbis formats and CD audio and sources direct from the mixer. Audio can be recorded direct from vinyl or CD and saved as 16- or 24-bit 48kHz stereo files. Additionally, playlists and iTunes libraries can be dragged directly from Explorer (Windows) or the Finder (Mac) into the Scratch Live library.
The crate and sub-crate system helps organize the library and sets. Hot-swap external drives with fast automatic library merging and retention of crates. Browse the music collection by album, artist, BPM, or genre, with optional album art display. Intuitive search function can be applied to any field to find things quickly. Edit ID3 tags with full Unicode support.
Preprocessing of MP3 files is not required except to detect corrupt files or to utilize the auto-BPM and auto-gain functions. Auto-BPM detects tempo information for tracks without it, saving it with each file. A tap tempo button allows for entering custom tempos. Auto-gain sets a target gain on any or all songs in your library. Individual gain can also be manually adjusted and remembered in each song file.
Mac 2GHz Intel Core Duo OS X 10.5.8 or higher 2GB RAM Available USB 2.0 port 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher Hard drive space for music - 5400 RPM minimum, 7200 RPM recommended for high resolution audio playback
Windows 2.2GHz Intel Core Duo Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, or Windows 7 (recommend) 2GB RAM Available USB 2.0 port 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher Hard drive space for music - 5400 RPM minimum, 7200 RPM recommended for high resolution audio playback