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In the USA, two years parts and labor for non-registered units, and three years if you register.

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  1. Connect the USB of your device SL2 to a Mac.
  2. Open the System Profiler by clicking on the Apple in the upper left hand corner, select “About This Mac”, then “More Info”.
  3. Select Software->Extensions, scroll to the extension for your device, the version is stated in the Version column.


  1. Navigate to the Windows Control Panel “Programs and Features” dialog. Finding this window varies with the OS. On XP, it is the “Add or Remove Programs” window.

In Small/Large Icon View
Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features
In Category View
Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features

  1. Find your device in the list of programs. The version information is contained in parenthesis.

Rane only sells through our dealer network. Here is our dealer locator, and our regional representatives or the Rane Factory can recommend a dealer.

Every unit's product page has links to current and previous software it uses. To view all available downloads for Rane products past and present, visit our Downloads page.

Perhaps your Crossfader doesn't need replacing, it just needs a good cleaning. For more information, please refer to our Magnetic Fader Maintenance article.

Modifications are against company policy, with very few exceptions. The ones we authorize and condone, as well as support are listed in the respective manuals or on our website. We do not support any automotive applications nor provide information to the do-it-yourself crowd for reasons of liability. Units which have been previously modified whether correctly or not, can be sent to the factory and returned to stock condition. We do not preserve unauthorized modifications or restore malfunctioning ones. This type of work needs to be sent to a custom shop or specialty technician. We do not have lists of this type of personnel nor do we support work in this area, (i.e. if it isn't stock, you're going to have a hard time getting support for the unit, unless you want it reverted back to original factory condition).

All products have PDFs of data sheets and manuals under the "Downloads" tab on each product page. If a schematic is available (analog products only) then the schematic is also in this location. Current products can be found on the Downloads page. Previous versions and discontinued units can be found in the Rane Discontinued Products  page. Every letter in the model designation makes a difference, so be sure to view the same documentation for your particular unit, (i.e. don't use an MP 22z manual if you have an MP 22). The relevant documents are: Data Sheets for specifications and block diagrams, Manuals for operational details and instructions, and Schematics for internal wiring diagrams and circuitry references. Schematics for some units contain proprietary information which may not be completely divulged for confidentiality reasons. If you don't find it in any of these places, email Chris at the factory.

Older units with external power supplies (the Rane RS 1) don't get grounded through the power cord. Since no third prong exists on the AC power plug, you must connect a separate wire to the small silver screw on the rear of the unit, and attach the other end of this wire to a good known earth ground, or to an amplifier that has a 3-prong grounded plug. Some examples: a steel AC conduit, cold water pipe, steel building girder, or the center screw on an outlet. Painted rack rails don't work, nor does rusty metal. Our Technical Support Department receives calls about units damaged because they weren't properly grounded. Don't take chances, follow the directions completely.

Customers can order parts directly from the factory between 8:30 and 5 Pacific time, weekdays. Alternately you can email Shaun. All orders or inquiries must have the serial number. Parts orders can only be taken for customers in the U.S. International correspondence should be directed to your International DistributorTip: When ordering parts, describe the piece exactly as it is on the product. (Example: Master Slide Pot; PCB Mount Headphone Jack; Phono 1 RCA Jacks.)

We can't cover units that have the serial number removed, as there isn't any way to determine its revision or age.

Rane product serial numbers have taken on various forms over the 20 plus years we have been manufacturing units. In the very early days, units contained part of the model number within the serial number, and all of this type start at 1002. A period separates the model letters from the serial numerals, (Examples: AC3.2345 is an AC 23 from 1986, MP.1234 is an MP 24 from 1986 and ME.3333 is an ME 15 from 1987) These are found on a vinyl silver sticker, with black print about 1 1/2" wide and 3/8" tall. There may be as many as five digits after the model designation. The date code is a separate similar tag but only 1/2" wide by 3/16" tall. Numbering represents the manufacturing quarter of the year the piece was made, (Examples: 1-88 is January, February or March of 1988, 4-90 is October, November or December of 1990). Starting January of 1999, we changed to month codes. (Examples: Later smaller sticker 2-99 means February 1999 and 9-99, indicates September 1999). Silver tags were installed on either rear or side panels as matched pairs. On March 15, 1994 we changed to nonsensical serial numbers, dropping the model number from the nomenclature. The first of this type is serial 30001, (an AD 22 for those interested --- having a date code of 1-94). Finally, in October of 1999, we changed to a white thermal paper bar code sticker, listing both serial number and date code together. Isn't togetherness better? These are mounted on the side of the unit. Dimensions are 2 1/2" high by 1 1/2" wide. Each has (21) before the eight digit serial number (Example: (21) 00333333 [an ME 60 from August 2001]). Serial numbers are the bottom row of digits on the bar code decal. So for all those looking at used gear, be aware of what the date code can tell you. Also be specific and complete with regard to model numbers: an MP 24 is significantly different from an MP 24z. Likewise an AD 22 and AD 22d share very little in common with regard to circuitry. Do not tear off or alter serial number tags: it voids your warranty. To the purchaser of used gear we say: "caveat emptor" (let the buyer beware).

When multiple outputs are used, or a Y-cord is connected to drive parallel inputs, in the majority of situations no signal loss will occur. For the technically inquisitive, a minimum load impedance of 10 times the source is recommended. Most Rane outputs are 100 ohms per leg balanced, so net impedance limit is 1,000 ohms (or 1K). You may safely use all outputs at once, with the only concern being mixed-mode wiring with balanced and unbalanced combined can contribute to ground loops (i.e. hum in the system).

Unfortunately not. When we updated the look of Rane products we changed to a different style knob (called a Flexi-fit) which will not fit the older units. Controls and artwork have changed and evolved. Like most anything change eventually happens and we thought it was time for a new look. Sorry to those who are confused or inconvenienced, but units with older knobs are still just as good as their newer counterparts.

Check out the FAQ and support articles over at Serato, or contact Rane Technical Support.

Serato Scratch Live Questions

Please use the Relocate Lost files feature within SSL. This article will walk you through the process: How-to: Use the Relocate Lost Files Feature.

Go into the setup screen and increase the USB buffer setting (to the right, and hit Apply). If this does not remedy the issue, please follow these instructions:Troubleshoot USB dropouts / audio glitches (Mac).

Go into the setup screen and increase the USB buffer setting (to the right and hit Apply). If this does not remedy the issues, please follow these instructions:Troubleshoot USB dropouts / audio glitches (Windows).

Use the scope views to help trouble shoot the problem. These articles will guide you through the process: Diagnosing the Scope Views or this: Troubleshooting common playback problems using the Scope views.

The red and white RCA cable could be connected the wrong way around. Check the RCA cable from the turntable to the SL unit or the Scratch Live mixer. The red plug could be connected to the white connection and visa-versa. Red plugs need to be connected to red sockets and white plugs to white sockets.