The Rane PAR – Pro Audio Reference

Highlight educationRane has always been about education, not marketing. Twice a year and with no – or at least, not enough – fanfare, Rane owner, Dennis Bohn, updates the Pro Audio Reference on Rane’s website. If you don’t know it, the PAR is an audio dictionary and then some. It’s August first today, so new updates are published. February first is the other release date for new audio items. Here are a few new things:

Inchindown – where the world’s longest reverberant echo is produced. Seventy (yes, 70) to 17 seconds, depending on your soprano sax range.

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EXP2x Dante Expander Voted Best of Show

According to engineers and industry experts and Sound and Video Contractor magazine, the EXP2x is one of the 31 Best of Show products at InfoComm this year.

See the full story & list here.

See the latest HAL System announcements here.

Need AEC for your Shure SCM820 Dante mixers? We thought so.

Need AEC for your Shure SCM820 Dante mixers? We thought so.



December at Rane carries a few traditions. First is the calendar of events throughout the month beginning with the tree decorating in the lunch room. There’s also several “garment” days such as wear red & green day, wear bells day, wear a holiday hat day and, my favorite, wear an ugly holiday sweater day. This year, my entry was aided by the $19.99 Ugly Christmas Sweater Kit.

Ugly Sweater Kit

A trivia game is held 5 or 6 times throughout the month where winners with the correct answer drawn from a hat get a multitude of incoming gifts from various vendors, customers, awards programs and general random acts of kindness. Typical prizes are gift packs galore, iTunes, restaurant, movie and other gift cards, and the center pieces that adorn the lunch room tables.

Owner, Linda and her elves, serve the entire company a couple of breakfasts and lunches at various times during the month. There’s oatmeal one day, scrambled eggs another, chili lunch a third and an exquisitely enhanced chicken noodle soup that’s Linda’s specialty. But it’s the trimmings at every one of these meals that really brings back the memories. It’s the Hostess chocolate cupcakes and Twinkies, the Goldfish, Saltines, and Oreo chocolate and vanilla cookies that remind me of home.All the fixin's

And every year, there’s the Toys for Tots pile. Here’s this year’s 100+ toys from Rane’s employees.

Rane's Toys for Tots 2013 motherlode

Rane’s Toys for Tots 2013 motherlode

Random Entropy – Factory Testing HAL

Here’s a HAL test rig. It’s been running 24/7 for 2.5 years now. Every 10 minutes or so, it changes a room combine wall and physically adjusts a DR3 remote using a stepper motor.

24/7 for 2.5+ years

24/7 for 2.5+ years

It’s a single HAL1 with 34 RADs in 4 EXP1s. Audio has been running for years, we’ve even been clipping several of the RADs just for yucks. Continue reading

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Greetings from Rane galactic headquarters in Mukilteo, USA (20 miles north of Seattle). It’s pronounced: Muck-Ill-Tee-Oh. Mukilteo is a local Indian word meaning “good camping ground” or “long goose neck” depending.

Welcome to the Rane blog. Here’s we’ll tackle the installation world of Rane.

If you don’t know Rane Corporation, check out If you know Rane, we haven’t yet shipped the PI 14 model since we’re still waiting for the cement enclosure to dry.

And by the way, you rock!

– Rane Staff