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Serato’s new SL 4 box, lets take a look (with video)

First of all, for those of you that recently bought an SL 3 box, im sorry. Yes its superior to the previous box, but this new SL 4 is much better. The main difference is the fact that it now has 2 USB 2.0 ports for seamless switchovers or simultaneous DJing (like in the Rand 68 mixer). The SL 4 supports 96 kHz sample rate and high quality 24-bit digital audio processing. You may ask yourself, what does that mean? Well, it means its going to sound great! The MSRP is $899, but I am guessing you will be able to find it for cheaper when it hits the stores in April. Continue reading for the official statement from Serato and the video from NAMM 2011.

Here is the official announcement statement from Serato:

Auckland, N.Z. (January 13, 2011) Rane and Serato are proud to present the Rane SL 4 for Serato Scratch Live, a revolutionary new five-channel DJ interface, designed for the discerning DJ.

The Rane SL 4 is the first standalone DJ interface with two high-speed USB 2.0 ports, for seamless DJ changeover and back-to-back performances, as featured in the award winning Rane Sixty-Eight mixer.

“The performance and flexibility of the new SL 4 once again raises the bar for DJ interfaces. We’re excited about the creative possibilities now available with this new device” says Dean Standing, Rane Sales Director.

“Serato Scratch Live is used by many of the world’s top DJs, playing on incredible sound systems. These DJs demand the best of the best from their equipment. Fortunately, Rane’s engineers are amongst the finest in the world, and when they were asked to design the best possible interface, they certainly rose to the challenge” explains Sam Gribben, Serato General Manager.

DJs now have the freedom to perform with the mixer of their choice with four switchable phono/line inputs allowing for simultaneous control of up to four decks with either one or two computers, and a combination of turntable or CD control.

An auxiliary input and output add the flexibility to record sets and create more output options for the SP-6 Sample Player and The Bridge.

Superior sound is delivered by a 96 kHz sample rate and high quality 24-bit digital audio processing, plus built-in galvanic isolation eliminates computer noise and interference, for the purest audio signal available in a digital DJ system.

Teamed with low-latency ASIO and Core Audio drivers, the Rane SL 4 can also be used as a high-grade studio production tool with multiple third party software applications.

All of this is in one powerful package, masterfully crafted by Rane.

The Rane SL 4 powered by Serato Scratch Live is the ultimate high-end solution for professional DJs. Ships April, 2011. US MAP $899.00"

Here is the video from Serato:

And a more in-depth video from Scratchworx:

Check out all the angles:

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  1. Serato’s new SL 4 box, wow
    aint used it yet but i know its gonna b frndly and easy to use

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