When the Sixty-Two is set to control Auto Loops, the Loop Select knob is used to scroll to the desired loop length. From there, pressing the Roll button will activate a Loop Roll of the desired length. Typically, you would use two hands in order to move quickly between the loop lengths. This article will explain how to MIDI map the mixer’s Cue buttons so they have their own loop length. This frees up one of your hands and allows you to trigger any Loop Roll with the press of a button and generate some cool roll effects. Some may refer to this as “Dicer” type Loop Rolls. Let’s begin!
Connect the mixer, go to the Setup screen, and check the “Allow MIDI Assign of Mixer Controls” option within the Hardware tab. Now return to the main screen by clicking the Setup tab again.
Layer 1 is always locked to control the software; therefore you will not be able to map anything to Layer 1. Switch to another MIDI layer by holding down the Samples/Cues button on the mixer and at the same time pressing cue 1-5 to jump to that MIDI Layer.
The graphic below shows the Samples/Cues button being held. Doing this will turn all the Cue buttons a milky amber color. The Cue button that is lit in brighter amber is the Layer you are in. The left side of the mixer (PGM 1) is shown to be in Layer 2, while the right hand side (PGM 2) is still on Layer 1. You can now MIDI map a Loop Roll length to each of the 5 cues on the left:
You have successfully mapped Loops Rolls to the Rane Sixty-Two Cue buttons in Layer 2. Congratulations!
For more MIDI in Serato info, check out this quick article at Serato.com: MIDI in Scratch Live 101