If you add a Rane device and need to
install its ASIO driver, plug it into a USB,
and select: Start > All Programs > Serato
> Scratch Live > Install ASIO Drivers.
Scratch Live
Rane Device Drivers
Before using your Sixty-One, at least
read this short booklet for the basics,
even if you are already familiar with
Scratch Live. Read the complete manual
to get the best investment from your new
1. Connect your Sixty-One before you
insert your installation CD. When you
first connect it, Windows will attempt
to install the drivers via the hardware
wizard. Cancel and close the hardware
1. Insert the Software Installation CDROM and double-click the Scratch Live
Installer.mpkg icon.
Launch the installer you just
downloaded from
2. Follow the on-screen instructions. Once
the installation is complete, Scratch Live
will appear in your applications list. You
may like to drag the Scratch Live icon to
your dock for quick launching.
3. Plug in your Sixty-One. No extra
installation is required to use Scratch
4. The optional Rane Device Drivers
are required for other software you
may have that uses Core Audio to
communicate with your Rane device. To
install the Core Audio drivers, doubleclick the .pkg file inside the appropriate
product folder in the Rane Device
Drivers folder on the software installation
It is important that Windows users install
the Sixty-One drivers as well as the
Scratch Live software. The easiest way
to do this is to allow the Scratch Live
installer to do all the work.
2. Insert the Software Installation CDROM. Make sure your Sixty-One is
connected first. If a window doesn’t
open automatically, browse to the CD
drive. Run setup.exe.
Launch the installer you just
downloaded from
The Scratch Live installer includes drivers
that allow your Rane Sixty-One to work
with other audio applications that support
Core Audio (Mac) and ASIO (PC). Driver
updates are also available to download
from the product’s page at
Once installed, you have the option to
select the Sixty-One’s inputs and outputs
in the audio settings of other applications
when Scratch Live is not open.
When using Serato Scratch Live,
proprietary Serato Audio Research
drivers are used in place of Rane ASIO
(Windows) and Core Audio (Mac) drivers.
The included Rane drivers are used when
Scratch Live is not running, and will not
run the same time as Scratch Live.
NOTE: These drivers only work with
audio applications that are compatible
with these audio standards (ie. some
DAWs might not work with 64-bit drivers,
you also can’t use these to output core
Windows sounds).
Rane ASIO and Core Audio drivers
allow the Sixty-One to act as a 12-record
8-playback USB sound card for use with
multiple third-party software applications
supporting Core Audio or ASIO. These
drivers are multi-client, meaning they
allow multiple applications on a computer
to share the device at the same time.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions. Once
the installation is complete, Scratch
Live appears in the Start Menu under All
Programs > Serato > Scratch Live.
ASIO (Windows)
Because the Sixty-One was connected
prior to installing Scratch Live, no extra
hardware installation is required.
Core Audio (Macintosh)
Additional Windows Drivers
The driver Control Panel may be launched
from the Windows Control Panel. Select
Start > Control Panel > Rane Sixty-One.
To launch the Sixty-One driver Control
Panel, open the System Preferences
window. Locate Sixty-One in the “Other”
section and click the Sixty-One icon.
Once Scratch Live is installed, any
additional hardware that is connected
will be recognized and the drivers will be
automatically installed.
Analog Outputs
This guide will help you get your decks
connected and music playing. Turn the
power off while connecting your decks
and amplifiers.
Analog Inputs
1. Connect your Left deck’s RCA cables to
Analog Input 1.
• If it’s a CD player, select CD with the
switch above the input jacks.
• If it’s a turntable, select PH (Phono)
with the switch above the input jacks.
Secure the ground wire to a Phono
Ground terminal.
2. Set the SOURCE selector for PGM 1.
THRU 1 plays directly from your deck.
To play from the Left Virtual Deck in
Scratch Live, choose
3. Connect your Right deck’s RCA cables
to Analog Input 3.
• Select CD or PH as in step 1.
4. Set the SOURCE selector for PGM 2.
THRU 3 plays directly from your deck.
To play from the Right Virtual Deck in
Scratch Live, choose
•Main Out is on a pair of balanced ¼˝
TRS jacks.
•Session Out is available on a pair of
unbalanced RCA jacks.
•Headphones output is available on both
¼˝ TRS and 3.5 mm jacks.
The Main and Session outputs come
from the same “Main Mix” signal. Main
and Session outputs each have their own
Level control. Because these signals are
identical, you may use either of these
outputs as the “Main” output if the other
cable type is needed for the amplifier.
Rane recommends balanced 1/4”
TRS wiring for the strongest signal and
rejection of hum and noise. If your cable
to the destination is less than 10 feet (3
meters), you can often get away with an
unbalanced cable. See the RaneNote
“Sound System Interconnection” at rane.
com for cable wiring recommendations.
USB Control Source
The default Inputs for decks performing
Digital Vinyl Simulation (DVS) are Inputs
1 and 3, but you can change this. Analog
Input 1 or 2 may be selected in Scratch
Live software as the DVS signal for the
Left Virtual Deck. Analog Input 3 or 4 may
be selected in software as the DVS signal
for the Right Virtual Deck.
To select the control sources in Scratch
Live, click the SETUP button at the top of
the Scratch Live screen. In the Hardware
> General tab, verify that Control Source >
PGM 1 is set to “1”. This will be your Left
Virtual Deck. verify that Control Source >
PGM 2 is set to “3”. This will be your Right
Virtual Deck.
Scratch Live
Since Scratch Live is controlled by an
analog signal, there is no guarantee of
what state that signal will be in by the time
the software gets to interpret it. Therefore,
Scratch Live needs to be able to handle a
wide range of signals, and be configurable
to use them optimally. Calibrating is just
configuring the software to your situation.
Calibration is equally important for both
vinyl and CD users of Scratch Live.
There are two parts to the Scratch Live
control signal: The directional tone, and
the noise map. Listening to the control
vinyl, the directional tone is the 1 kHz
tone. The noise map sounds like random
noise over the top of the tone.
The directional tone provides the
current speed and direction of the record,
while the noise map tells the software
precisely where on the record the needle
is currently.
The Noise Threshold
A threshold is a lower limit, below which
a process will not occur. In the case of
Scratch Live, the noise threshold is the
limit below which the input signal will not
be interpreted as control signal; in other
words if it’s below the threshold, it is
considered noise and ignored.
This setting is necessary because a
stylus is very sensitive, and will inevitably
pick up noise from the environment as
well as the signal on the record, especially
in the noisy environment of a live show.
How to Calibrate Scratch Live
The Scopes
With music playing in the background
(from any source), put your needle on
the record with the turntable stopped.
If you are using CD players, the same
rules apply. Have the CD deck paused or
stopped while calibrating. Ensure the rear
panel P - L - S switches are set correctly.
Click and hold the estimate button
until the slider stops moving. Moving
the threshold slider to the left will make
Scratch Live more sensitive to slow record
movement, but also more sensitive to
background noise.
The scopes on the Setup screen in
Scratch Live display the input signal as a
phase diagram. The key factors to look at
on the scope display are crisp clean lines,
round shape, and the tracking percentage
in the lower right corner.
Start both turntables or CD players. You
will see green rings appear in the scope
view as shown above.
For optimal performance the inner ring
should be as close to circular as possible.
Use the scope zoom slider (1x to 16x)
to zoom in or out as necessary. Use the
scope L/R Balance and P/A Balance
controls to adjust the inner ring shape.
The number in the top left corner of the
scope view gives the current absolute
position within the control record or CD.
The number in the top right corner is the
current speed in RPM. In the bottom left
is the current threshold setting, and the
number in the bottom right shows the
percentage of readable signal — this
number should be close to 85% when
your system is calibrated properly.
Repeat the process for each deck.
Things to remember:
•Your needle must be on the record.
•Your turntable (or CD player) must be
•The background music playing must be
at a similar level to which you will play
your set at.
•Calibrate Scratch Live every time you
TIP: If the slider jumps to the far right,
then you have a problem with noise
in your turntables/CD players/mixer.
Check all your connections and make
sure your equipment is well earthed.
In some situations you will not be able
to improve the signal quality, and you
will have to play on regardless. In this
situation, stick to REL mode.
Calibration Troubleshooting
After calibration, the number in the upper
right corner of the scope view should say
0.0 while the needle is on the record and
the turntable is stopped.
If that number is fluctuating then
manually move the Estimate slider to the
right until that number is stable at 0.0.
If you’ve moved the slider all the way
to -24 and its still fluctuating then you
have a grounding or interference problem
somewhere in the chain.
If so, the first thing to check is that
the grounding wire coming from your
turntable is connected to a Sixty-One
grounding post.
Next, make sure that the Sixty-One isn’t
sitting next to a power source such as a
power strip and that the RCA cables aren’t
laying across other power conducting
If you are still experiencing issues, you
might have to adjust the placement of
your setup. For example, make sure bass
bins aren’t directly under the turntables.
If you have trouble getting the rings
circular, you probably need to clean or
change your needles.
If the image appears as a line, then
you have a missing channel. Check
your RCA connections and needles. For
more calibration troubleshooting help see
“Scope Reading and Fixes” in the manual.
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Keyboard Shortcuts
ctrl - L
ctrl - R
ctrl - F
ctrl - A
ctrl - C
ctrl - E
ctrl - V
ctrl - X
ctrl - Z
shift - ctrl - 
shift - ctrl - 
ctrl - P
ctrl - N
ctrl - O
- or +
ctrl - or +
ctrl - del and
ctrl - backspace
alt - del and
alt - backspace
ctrl - shift - del and
ctrl - shift - backspace
ctrl - shift - /
Load to sample slot
Play sample slot
ctrl -  or shift - 
ctrl - shift - 
shift - alt - 
ctrl - , (comma)
ctrl - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
ctrl - [
alt - Q
alt - W
alt - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
ctrl - alt - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
alt - E
alt - R
alt - O
alt - L
alt - space bar
ctrl - I
Actions Accessed Directly from the Computer Keyboard
Locate the current track. This will highlight the track you most recently loaded.
Pressing ctrl - L again will alternate between the tracks recently loaded on both decks.
Reveal - the highlighted song is opened in a file browser.
Find - moves the cursor to the search box.
Select all.
Copy text in edit mode.
Edit text.
Paste text in edit mode.
Cut text in edit mode.
Undo last track load.
Move focus up / down through the library or crates. Note that if you have a song highlighted in the song view, and
use shift - ctrl -   you will move up or down through the library or crates. When you release the shift or ctrl key,
the focus will go back to the song view so that you can move up and down through songs using  .
Add tracks to the prepare window.
Start a new mic recording.
Open the track in your default MP3/WAV/OGG/AIF player.
Zoom the main waveform display.
Zoom the library text size.
Alternate focus between crates or songs.
Remove track from library., remove track from crate, delete crate (does not delete the file).
Remove track from crate and from library.
Delete the file from your library and send to the recycle bin.
(Note to iTunes users: files in your iTunes library cannot be deleted this way).
Toggle the input reverse switch
Clear search string if searching, or exit Scratch Live.
slot 1
slot 2
slot 3
slot 4
slot 5
slot 6
ctrl - alt - Z ctrl - alt - X ctrl - alt - C ctrl - alt - V ctrl - alt - B ctrl - alt - N
Load the highlighted song to a deck.
Load the track currently on one deck onto the other deck as well (instant doubles).
Unload the track from a deck.
Place a cue point.
Place a cue point in a slot.
Jump to cue points slots.
(rel and int modes)
Switch deck to absolute mode.
Switch deck to relative mode.
Switch deck to internal mode.
Key lock on / off.
Play / pause reverse.
Play / pause forward.
Pitch down.
Pitch up.
Bend down.
(rel and int modes)
Bend up.
(rel and int modes)
(rel and int modes)
Go to temporary cue point.
(rel and int modes)
Set / adjust loop in-point.
Set / adjust loop out-point.
Loop on / off.
Jump to selected loop.
Load previous track.
Load next track.
Auto loop on / off.
Loop roll.
(rel and int modes)
Fast forward.
(rel and int modes)
Previous loop.
Next loop.
Activate the tempo tapper.
Set temporary cue point.
(rel and int modes)
ctrl -  or shift - 
ctrl - shift - 
shift - alt - 
ctrl - . (period)
ctrl - 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
6, 7, 8, 9, 0
ctrl - '
alt - A
alt - S
alt - 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
ctrl - alt - 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
alt - D
alt - F
alt - P
alt - ;
alt - space bar (x2)
ctrl - K