Drivers For Rane Ttm 57sl [UPD]
As well as 2 analog inputs for EACH channel (all phono / line switchable), there are two digital inputs (D1 & D2) which are available for use on either PGM channel. These act as feeds FROM your PC or Mac, which can be from the Scratch Live software or when the unit is operating as a standalone soundcard (available when connected to your computer but not running the Scratch Live software). The drivers for the soundcard operation are standard Windows ones, and are as basic as possible - not allowing multi-client or low latency use. This is a real disappointment, and something I hope Serato fix quickly. It will happily serve as a basic non-simultaneous recording / playback interface, but that's about it so far. In an ideal world, the TTM 57SL would have some solid ASIO drivers and perhaps even a small software application to control the routing (and even make use of the effects processors). This would allow it to serve as a much more useful production tool than is currently possible. So how does the control vinyl use work? Very neatly indeed. You simply select which inputs will be used with control signals within the Scratch Live software, and these are automatically routed with no extra hassle. The mixer back lights the inputs you have currently selected for control signal use - and you then just simply select D1 or D2 sources to receive the outputted audio from Scratch Live. The actual installation of the required drivers and software is a breeze, and as usual - the included manual is excellent, though perhaps a bit vague in places with respect to some of the TTM 57SL specific features. Interestingly, Rane have opted to use DSP for every part of the signal path from the input stages onwards - even the gain controls. The Flex FX loop obviously necessitates a D/A-A/D step, but otherwise it's a fully fledged digital mixer. It makes practical sense to design it this way, and gives the TTM 57SL a lot of potential in terms of future firmware development. The mixer certainly performs perfectly, and I'm not going to go down the route of arguing analog vs. digital design benefits. I haven't got a TTM 56 to compare side by side, but the DSP based TTM 57SL feels and sounds great - as people have come to expect from Rane. The TTM 57SL has an inbuilt limiter to avoid people driving it into digital clipping, but sensible use combined with the sensible design should mean this shouldn't happen in routine use, even to those who aren't careful with their levels. The main level meters are switchable from PGM to MASTER, and show both RMS and Peak levels simultaneously - which is really handy for matching up perceived 'loudness' as well as making sure you are a decent way from clipping. The EQ section can remove all audio when set to kill, and is very functional. The kill switches can be set to momentary or latching via the Scratch Live software interface - and then saved to the mixer firmware. The switches work OK, but you notice inconsistency in their action when using the momentary mode depending on where exactly you depress them. The core running of the software hasn't changed too much since we reviewed the SL 1 package which was running v1.4 at the time. The main addition has been that looping is now possible, along with the ability to set the waveforms horizontally. The latest version, v1.6.1, was primarily to add support for the TTM 57SL, along with the usual helping of bug fixes. One of the major benefits of the TTM 57SL is that you can record directly into the Scratch Live software from six possible places in the signal path: MAIN MIX, AUX BUS (sum of MIC, AUX and Flex-FX Return) or PGM 1/2 Pre/Post-Fader. This makes mixtape recording a breeze, or sampling of any audio to manipulate instantly with control records. It remains to be seen whether Serato can weave any magic and squeeze enough out of the USB1.1 protocol to allow control vinyl usage and TWO discreet stereo recording feeds simultaneously.
Drivers For Rane Ttm 57sl
The Scratch Live software still remains a closed system, and it's inability to support MIDI control or protocols such as Rewire has always been a voiced criticism, and made it difficult to integrate with more production orientated software. Development has felt slow paced at times, and there are some high priority feature requests which have been in the pipeline a long time and apply equally to the SL 1 and TTM 57SL, such as ASIO / Core Audio drivers and real-time time-stretching / pitch-shifting functionality. However, users have been rewarded with a fantastically stable piece of software, where bug fixing takes priority over feature additions. The fully DSP based TTM 57SL also opens up massive potential for software that really knows what you are doing with the hardware at all times, it should certainly be one to watch over it's product life-cycle. But, we don't rate equipment according to potential, we score according to what is in front of us. Anyone considering the TTM 57SL should base their decision on the strength of what is available now, as you never know how long it'll be before that killer feature you really need appears.
I have a rane ttm 57 to help, I have already plug it on linux, alsa recognise only one input output mixer, but there is two input to plug the decks and one output.I think I should develop usb alsadriver for the mixer or perhaps I can use alsadriver parameter to recognise other input ???I must test midi mode on mixer if it is midi-usb compatible...
The mixer goes from being a composite USB device, comprising 2 audio devices and an HID device, to a single Rane TTM 57SL device. The configuration before starting Scratch Live looks similar to the output of "sudo lsusb -v" under Linux. I think Scratch Live installs a new driver for the mixer when it starts up. This seems to be mentioned in the manual ( _Live_TTM_57SL_Manual.pdf): "Additional Windows Drivers: Once Scratch Live is installed, any additional hardware that is connected will be recognized and the drivers will be automatically installed."
Out of interest, I just tried getting Mixxx to work on Windows, and ran into similar issues. Scratch Live now comes packaged with ASIO drivers for the Rane TTM57SL, so you can use it with software other than Scratch Live. Unfortunately, by default, the driver is configured to output the post-fader signal for both channels, and there doesn't appear to be a way to configure the driver directly through Windows.
Up until now, Serato had an exclusive 5 year run on the Rane hardware. If you wanted to use the SL3 box sitting in the club as a sound card, for example, that was not possible. Dj TechTools has learned that there are brand new ASIO and Core Audio drivers that allow any software to use Rane 68 mixers and SL3 boxes as multi-channel sound cards. This is huge because it means some djs can use the Rane hardware already in clubs as their sound card- greatly simplifying set-up. More info and links after the break.
Right now the drivers are in BETA and can only be download in the 2.2 public beta section of the Serato Sratch forum in this thread. Please note, you will need to register in order to download these drivers. Steve Macatee, Director of New Product Development at Rane told us once they are stable and out of beta they will be available as a free download from Rane.com
Install the drivers above (there are separate downloads for the 68 and SL3 boxes) and presto you will have multi-channel support. 4 channels with the 68 and 3 on the SL3. One of the great features about the new 68, and a reason for its hefty price tag of $2500, are the 2 discrete sound cards. That means you can easily plug your Traktor computer into the mixer at the same time as a Serato dj and seamlessly switch over without plugging in any cables or dealing with routing issues. We just got the mixer into the office today so I have not had a chance to really test the drivers for performance but that feedback and more will be contained in the upcoming Rane 68 review.
Serato DJ provides support for DVS (digital vinyl system), iZotope FX, Sync, Slip Mode, more Cue points, jump-to-loop, an improved 24-slot sampler and takes advantage of the high performance, ultra-low latency Rane ASIO and Core Audio drivers. Both programs share compatible song libraries, the same general workflow and deck layout.
The Sixty-Two is the ultimate plug-and-play package supporting two-deck digital vinyl simulation, software controls, two USB ports for easy DJ transitions, on-board beat effects, software effects insert and all the record and playback channels you need. The Sixty-Two Mixer supports both analog and Digital Vinyl Simulation (DVS) playback. Serato DJ software and its manual are included, and the mixer is also compatible with Serato Scratch Live. It includes Rane's ASIO and Core Audio drivers for use with other popular DJ and DAW programs. Two Serato Control Vinyl Records and two Serato Control CDs are included.
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