RANE DJ MP2014
Meet the MP2014, the compact successor to the popular MP2015 that was declared revolutionary after its introduction at the NAMM show last year. Its audio quality and user-friendliness proved it to be the only mixer on the market that could unite analogue and digital functionality so well. The MP2014's tasteful exterior features wooden sides surrounding a matte black front panel adorned with aluminium rotary knobs. The rear of this device shows just how much technology is hiding under the bonnet. To give you an idea of what it's capable of: it's suitable for 24-bit high-res audio studio master sources.
Thanks to its many inputs, DJs can hook up anything they need to the MP2014. There is an RCA connection available on each channel for a turntable, CD player, or other device that can be plugged into an AUX (like a turntable and a media player side by side). Playing back-to-back is no problem with this mixer thanks to its two USB ports and the possibility to send up to six channels. You can also use these connections to record, in which case, you'll have up to 14 channels at your disposal. Use Session inputs to connect an analogue (RCA) or digital (S/PDIF) mixer to the Rane MP2014, or as a third line-in.
Now that you've got everything plugged in, you can start mixing. Each channel features the same row of knobs. At the top, you can select which input you want to use, and underneath that, you'll find the gain control and a clear peak meter. A bit further down, you'll see a 3-band equalizer with a filter knob below it which you can assign as high or low-pass, or even high-low, should both be present in your project. With the knob next to this one, you can adjust the resonance. At the very bottom, you'll find the volume control. At the very top, there are three general 3-band EQs with an assignable crossover.