Musikmesse 2016: the MP2014 - Down to Brass Tacks
Rane has just released the two-channel MP2014 rotary mixer, a trimmed-down version of their previous model, the four-channel MP2015 which was presented at the NAMM show in January. Nothing has been changed under the bonnet - you still get an awesome combination of digital and analogue in a stunning package.
Turn it up!
Because this is a rotary mixer, you won't find any crossfaders on the MP2014. Rane has ensured that this two-channel model has retained all the functionality of the MP2015. That means that for each channel, you get a gain and volume knob, as well as a 3-band EQ, selectable high/low/high-pass filter to adjust the resonance. The main mix Isolator, a 3-band EQ with adjustable crossover frequency to make your tracks sound truly epic, has also been included on the MP2014. Furthermore, you have a veritable plethora of rotary knobs to adjust the audio of your headphones, booth, microphone and session.
When it comes to connections, the MP2014 has all you could possibly need. Both channels can handle a CD player or turntable (RCA), as well as any other external media player (AUX or RCA). That means you can hook up two turntables and two media players, as well as an external effects controller which can be activated by means of a simple button on the side. The XLR/jack input can be used as either a mic or a line input. The session outputs are great when you want to create a daisy-chain using the two USB ports for back-to-back spinning.