Advanced 4-channel controller designed for creative DJ performances with RANE’s industry-leading build-quality and signature sound
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Setup and Getting Started
- Serato Stems
- Hardware Features
- Technical Specifications
Setup and Getting Started
What is included in the box with the Rane FOUR?
- Rane FOUR
- IEC Power Cable
- (2) USB Cables
- DeoxIT Fader Lube
- Serato Pitch 'n Time Download Card with Serial Number
- Rane DJ Stickers
- User Guide
- Safety & Warranty Manual
Do I need to download anything to get started?
To get started with the Rane FOUR, you will need the latest version of Serato DJ Pro, which can be downloaded directly from the Serato website.
Drivers for Mac and Windows are bundled with Serato DJ Pro 3.0.3, but drivers can always be found at rane.com/downloads.
You may also need to update the firmware on your FOUR. To check to make sure you are running the latest version see the link below:
Rane DJ FOUR | Firmware Update Walkthrough
Do I need a Serato DJ Pro License to use the Rane FOUR?
The Rane FOUR is Serato DJ Pro enabled. You do not need a license for Serato DJ Pro as long as the Rane FOUR is connected to your computer.
Are Serato DJ Pro’s stems features included or part of a paid expansion pack?
Stems are included for free with Serato DJ Pro as of version 3.0.
Do I need specially formatted Stem files in order to isolate the different parts of the music?
No. Serato DJ’s stems feature utilizes real-time processing, so any song loaded to a deck can be separated.
How does Stem-Split work?
Once Stem-Split has been activated, the track that is loaded to the active deck is instant doubled from the primary to the second layer or vice versa. Decks 1 and 2 are always the vocal stems and decks 3 and 4 are always instrumental stems. Once separated, the channel faders, EQ, and FX will control the two parts independently. When enabled, pressing the Stem Split button a second time will revert the track back to it's original state, and eject the corresponding instrumental or acapella from the other deck.
Do I need to swap out an existing pad mode on the Rane FOUR to use Stems?
No. The Rane FOUR features a dedicated pad more for Stems, Stem-Split, as well as dedicated buttons for instant Acapella and Instrumental.
Are the platters on the Rane FOUR motorized or static?
The 8.5” capacitive jog wheels were designed to be the smoothest and most accurate static jog wheels available on a DJ controller.
What information is shown on the jog wheel displays?
The jog wheels feature central color displays indicating play head position, track progress, BPM, Beat Jump length, pitch percentage, pitch range, overview waveform with hot cue markers and loop highlights, song key, time (remaining or elapsed), loop size, deck in focus, and other essential heads-up information.
Is the crossfader user-replaceable? Can the tension be adjusted?
Yes. The fader plate of the Rane FOUR can be removed so the Mag 4 crossfader tension can be adjusted and the fader can be serviced or replaced.
The Pad Mode and FX LCD displays have inverted colors. Is something wrong with my FOUR?
No. To prevent display burn-in, the entire OLED screen image is inverted after 2 minutes of inactivity. After 2 additional minutes, the image is inverted back to its normal state. This normal > invert swapping continues until activity is recognized. Once activity is recognized, the OLED immediately resumes its non-inverted state.
Does the Rane FOUR feature hardware or software based FX?
Both! The Rane FOUR features a powerful dedicated internal FX engine with 22 built in FX including tried and true classics like Reverb and Echo and new additions including Scale Down, Recycler, Riser, and more. Serato DJ Pro software FX are also available at the touch of a button.
Do Serato DJ Pro’s Channel FX work with external media sources?
Channel FX can be applied to software decks but not external sources. When the channel is set to Line input Serato DJ’s Channel FX will have no effect on the external source however, the Filter can still be used.
Can I assign different FX to the 6 FX buttons?
Yes. To assign a different effect to one of the 6 FX buttons, hold any one of the 6 FX buttons and rotate the Parameter/FX Select encoder. Push the Parameter/FX Select encoder to confirm the selection. These values are stored directly to the FOUR and recalled each time the device is power cycled.
What kind of outputs does the FOUR have?
The Rane FOUR features XLR and stereo RCA Main outputs as well as 1/4" TRS Booth/Zone outputs. There are also 1/4" and 1/8" outputs for the headphones.
Can I connect turntables or CD/media players? Can I use DVS?
Yes. On the rear of the Rane FOUR are two stereo RCA inputs for decks 3 and 4 that are Phono/Line switchable for connecting turntables, CD/media players, or line level devices like a phone or tablet. Connect your device here if you wish to playback from analog sources. If you have the DVS plugin from Serato(available for purchase from Serato.com), decks 3 and 4 can be controlled with Serato control vinyl or CDs.
How many mics can I connect?
The Rane FOUR features two XLR/TRS combo jacks with independent gain and 2 band EQ controls for each input, as well as an on/off button or switch. Mic 1 also features Talkover, which automatically reduces the volume level of the main
mix when you speak into the microphone. Talkover settings can be adjusted directly on the FOUR in the System menu.
What are the dimensions of the Rane FOUR? How much does it weigh?
The Rane FOUR measures (width x depth x height): 30.8” x 15.9” x 4.2” / 782.32 x 403.8 x 106.6 mm
The unit weighs 18.25 lbs. / 8.27 kg