The Rane TTM 56 is a performance mixer for Djs. And boy is it awesome. This is hands down the best mixer I have owned, and my absolute favorite. It features No Contact faders and level controls. The faders use magnets, making them impervious to any kind of smoke or moisture damage the way optical faders are. There used to be a video floating around of one of these faders in a cup of soda, and still functional. Seriously great equipment. Solidly built in every single way. The eq cuts PERFECTLY. If you want the bass cut, there is NO bass.
Using this mixer is like heaven. The faders feel so good, perfect resistance, yet buttery smooth. Beautifully done knobs, really tactile and strong. This thing is built like a tank. Things are spaced well so your fingers have plenty of room to work. Whether you are a turntablist, or a DJ, this thing is the freaking BOMB. So much fun to use. I was creating new sounds in just minutes. All the functions are easily accessed, and it's simple as any mixer to set up. Power, cables, mix. If you can set up a desktop computer you can set up this.
The mixer is stealthy quiet, and the no touch faders ensure it will stay that way. No bleed or swipe sounds. Silent as space until you drop the mix. The EQ is out of this world, perfectly tuned and so responsive. I haven't heard a better eq on a mixer yet.
Overall, this is hands down my favorite mixer. Worth every single penny. I would buy this a million times. Every single aspect of this is perfect, though my favorite thing hands down is the magnetic faders. I have actually had issues with optical faders getting ruined by smoke during a performance, and these are a godsend. Everything about this unit feels, and sounds amazing.
Features are great! FX send/recieve, has dry/wet control for FX right on the mixer. Complete EQ cut. AUX in/out. 2 Master outs. Curve and reverse for all faders. XLR outputs would be nice to have, and maybe some OS2 switches like the Stantons for better use of the phono/line switches. Stanton mixers do not come close to this mixer though, lets get that straight!
This mixer is extremely easy to use. The setup is similar to a battle mixer but dont let that fool you, this mixer is for all types of music. The manual has a lot of extra stuff like how to get the most out of your mixer. What kind of cables to use and things like that. These Rane guys are hardcore!
This thing is built like a tank! You wont be breaking this mixer any time soon. Magnetic faders assure extremely long life without wear or bleed. Very High Quality mixer.
The Signal to Noise ratio on this thing is outstanding. Sound quality is just great. Really clean. This mixer can be used for any application. Studio, bedroom, club, just about anything, and for any type of music. Its excellent for mixing and scratching. The best of both worlds!!!!!
I love this thing. Its Great. You could not get me to switch mixers!
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 5-, 2003)
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Qjeandel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Well all I can tell you that the Rane is that this table is just great and you understand why so many DJs (DJ Shadow, Z-Trip, Kid Koala and so on) is used.
The huge cross .... the best in the world right now (going to see the demo on their site or they crossfader in the Coca-Cola !!!), the quality of its excellent short ..... I am super happy!
As for the Pioneer I do not know these new models, they must be good too but I think that expensive for what c c. ..... I would say anything because I do not know!
In any case the Rane in France is around 1300 euros, I got it in the States is 690 euros including shipping and customs charges ... + 10 euros for a lil tranfo 220 -> 110V and delivered home via UPS in 3 days .... the site: www.agiprodj.com, everything is done by mail and fax and seller, Jason is super friendly and super efficient.
Voila, good buy and a good mix!
Top notch ... a little confusing at first, then just great!
The sound is nickel ..... no breath, the stuff really PRO!
Nothing else to say .... BUY LA! You will not be disappointed ... quality / price unbeatable by the commander in the States .... if the choice was a remake I would do the same!
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Opooly's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The Rane TTM56 is a 2-channel mixer 9 "3 magntiques faders, each channel is fitted with phono / line, a 3-band qualiseur dbraillable, an FX, and r tings of curves.
On each fader can be rgler velocity curve with a fader "Contour", the faster the "Cut in time" is the same as that of the crossfader, ideal for scratching two on the same mixer.
The faders can also be a possdent inverss and "Mode 2" to say the least original, because in this position the fader will control over the volume, but the pan: no sound in the center, above the his left, and down his right.
Cf: Here (http://www.rane.com/faderesp.gif).
The crossfader possde also an inverter and two "Contour", one for each channel, we can have a rglage "dry" for a cot and a progressive on the other (eg), the " Mode 2 "as it allows to have one and only one plate each of the Crossfader cot and no sound in the middle.
Cf: Here (http://www.rane.com/crosresp.gif).
The channels are reversed, but unlike a Vestax 07Pro (eg), only the faders are inverss, it will therefore reverse the crossfader to have the same connections, the power trim / Eq / Fx is not reversed more it remains the same regardless of the rglage.
The effects loop is composed of a dpart Stereo and a return, the amount effect in the mix is a gre Fader "Dry / Wet" when one takes only the "Wet" signal "Dry" is shot and the effects can be in Send (ex: Reverb, Delay) or Insert (Comp, Disto).
Nb: The effect is dpart POST Trim / EQ / Fader / Crossfader.
In the more traditional functions, there is a microphone input jack with Insert (for Gate / Comp for example), a monitor output / Headphone switchable Cue / Master, two master outputs (RCA jacks and symtriques), and INTERESTED thing of VU meters with switchable PFL / Master.
Nb: The prampli headphone is one of the most powerful, Sennheiser HD270 on over 4 volume is unbearable .
The "Scratch Sessions" are allowed since the TTM56 has an AUX IN and Out In Out Cable for the amp and the table of collgue.
At the physical level, the knobs (Trim, EQ, Master, etc.) and the faders (Pan, Dry / Wet, Cue) seem trssrieux / solid, it's the same for UpFaders and the crossfader.
The "Faceplate" is a Contents which is reminiscent of "cot plastic" and "Butter Rugs" (fawn tflon), so it does not get dirty like a Technics SHxx-1200 (eg) and do not mock a Vestax (eg), since the srigraphie is in plastic, use it always remains like new.
Despite its advanced functions, the rest TTM56 a mixer like the others, then you plug and play.
This mixer has Turntablism t Designed for the "Channel Reverse" (eg) had to be pens for the Euro Scratch (among others) since only the faders are inverss, the consideration is that it is impossible to make "the low Plus One" since the EQ not reversed, the EQ Switch On / Off can be used to level ...
Obviously something else "impossible" on the mixer: the EQ Drumming, as it ncessite of EQ fader (eg 07Pro Vestax, Stanton SA-5/12), and here are the EQ knobs.
Everything else is absolute happiness, pass the time to adapt to (Cross) faders, indeed faders magntique trs are individuals:
_ They are lgrement shorter (40mm instead of 45mm)
_ They are flexible but trs trs without any bounce or touch heavy
_ They are "adjustable" in hardness via a spring fix on each "slide" of faders,
_ They make no noise contacts against the plate, it can be Gnant for those with the "Clicks" with the sound mtallique (See Vestax / Numark / Stanton for example), but in the end it trs enjoyable.
For Scratch and Beat Juggling the crossfader is a rgal, for me the best, as the publicity says: "The crossfader knows exactly what your hand is," and it's true
The "Mode 2" of UpFaders can scratch effects by panning at the same time, provided s'avoir scratch with a finger (Tony Vegas Style).
The effects loop is very practical to indulge in the Scratch Music "Live" with a Boss RC-20, Ambiloop, Live, Sonar, etc. or for any type of expression: a Vocoder Beat with a "never ending" scratches with delay (fun), scratches with reverb (fun too), scratches with fast tremolo to "simulate a Vestax 07Pro D" , etc..
NB: not hiring FX and by the "Wet" Basically, we can fully use FX return as a 4th channel (Lines 2 + 1 + 1 To return Fx) in case o. ..
The sound of this mixer is transparent, without a breath or distortion, and the quality of phono pramplis is excellent.
The EQ trs are effective because they can cut their compltement range frequency drives, and with at least 3 EQ, there is no sound, this is closer to the EQ switch on / off to imagine the kind of fantasies that can be done with.
I did not blame this table is what I've seen better up Submitted the cart price is quickly forgotten seen the strength and quality of all .
I test some prt everything is done in "Battle Mixers," and it seems to be the very best, some even prtendent Scratch that one better with, and I am quite agree.
Conclusion: Try the and you may be like me, the "Thunderbolt".