Rane mixer

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Has anyone got any experience of the MP22X/Z?

Seen several for sale s/h, but never used one!
looked at the specs and like the look of it, looking to replace my battered old vestax pmc170.

Would appreciate any feedback/thoughts on it, from anyone whos come across one.

Thanks,

Ben :Smile3:
 

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Rane are top notch, whatchu talkin bout willis?

Its built like a tank, they used to have a video on their website showing their crossfader ploughing thru coca cola a million times- connected to a sowing mashine at ultraspeed!

The button layout may not be to everyones taste tho'...

the reason they're on sale is probably because of peoples ignorance, cos components are american hi quality...
 

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A few comments from Plank!

The Above mentioned Pioneer DJM909 SUCKS! The sound quality is horrid!
We had to use on of these recently as it was on some DJ's tech rider. The other DJ's used our Vestax PMC55a and totally blew Mr big name DJ away on sound quality.

Rane have good build quality and generally a very useful set of connectors, but again suffer with poor sound and lack of "features" - most of them are built like tanks tho, so tend to survive night-club installs.
Rane's "Top of the line" rotary fader MP/XP 2016 thing, is total PANTS, considering the calibre of venues these are installed in, they really do a piss poor job of trying to sound good! (That said the Vestax "rotary" mixer is not much better!!!)
I've not used the model mentioned, so it's more of a general comment then model specific.

I've also not used any of the Tascam models, so can't really comment on them.

If the mixer is for bedroom/livingroom duties only, then go with whatever feels good. chances are it will be better looked after than any mixer used on the club/party scene.
However for use with a rig for parties or clubs then look a bit harder.
balanced outputs are essential, as are booth/monitor outs - on decent connectors (ie NOT RCA!)
See if the faders are easily changed, and how much the replacements cost!
How easily are they changed?
A good mixer should have Alps faders, these cost a lot more, but last MUCH longer.

Hope that helps :Wink3:
 

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The Tascam X-9 is properly good....Sounds excellent...at least as good as A&H and almost as good as the Formula Sound FSMs...However, it ain't cheap!

I concur on Plank's assesment of Rane...Built like tanks, and sound like one, too...
 

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I think you cant go wrong with a Pioneer 600 mixer, the eq bands lie on just the right frequencies for trance I reckon, and the effect section is a laugh too. And it looks downright sexy...drool...
 
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