How to use the Rane Sixty-Two additional MIDI layers

The Rane Sixty-Two mixer is now capable of changing MIDI Layers in order to MIDI map one control to multiple functions under different contexts. Changing the MIDI Layer is the same thing as changing the MIDI channel.

NOTE: This requires the latest available firmware for the Rane Sixty-Two Mixer.

The MIDI Layers used for Left Deck and Right Deck can be independently selected. The third group of controls that is not associated with PGM 1, PGM 2 or either control strip will use the MIDI Layer of the group that it is assigned to with the SP-6 ASSIGN button. The crossfader is the only control that will only send traffic on MIDI Layer 1.


• Holding down the CUES / SAMPLES button will turn all of the Cue buttons yellow. The Left Deck Cue buttons and Right Deck Cue buttons will each have one Cue button brightly lit. The button that is brightly lit indicates the current MIDI Layer for that group.

• While holding down the CUES / SAMPLES button, press the Cue button corresponding with the desired MIDI Layer. This will change the MIDI Layer for the deck that Cue button belongs to. It is not necessary to wait for the Cue buttons to display the current MIDI Layer in order to change the MIDI Layer.

• MIDI layer corresponds to the MIDI channel (e.g. MIDI Layer 1 is MIDI Channel 1, MIDI Layer 2 is MIDI Channel 2 etc.)

NOTE: The Serato DJ controls on the mixer’s control strips are not mappable in Layer 1 because they are reserved for the default Serato DJ functions. These controls are fully mappable in Serato DJ on all other MIDI Layers. All controls on all layers are mappable in third-party applications that support MIDI Mapping.

For further information, check out the Rane Sixty-Two Manual available here.