Rane MP2016 Manual

Rane MP2016 Manual
OPERATORS MANUAL
MP 2016
ROTARY DJ MIXER
QUICK START
The MP 2016 is not a UREI! The MP 2016 has many features absent in the UREI. To fully realize all of the benefits
provided by these additional features, please read the entire manual. For those of you who should read the manual, but
won’t, here’s the short version.
There are four dedicated phono preamplifiers. One each for Input Channels 1-4. Switches on the rear panel set each
preamplifier for LINE or PHONO operation. Make sure you have these switches set correctly for your application.
There are two dedicated MIC preamplifiers, one each for Input Channels 5-6. Rear panel switches set each preamplifier for LINE or MIC operation. Make sure you have these switches set correctly. MIC GAIN controls adjust each
preamplifier for the correct sensitivity. With a MIC selected and ENGAGED, set the INPUT GAIN control to “10” and
adjust MIC GAIN to just keep the Input Channel SIG/OL indicator green, not red. Set the tone controls as desired. The
MIC ENGAGE switch ducks the BOOTH Output by 12 dB unless defeated with internal jumpers.
All five stereo AUX Inputs are available for each of the six Input Channels.
Adjust INPUT GAIN controls so they blink the green SIG/OL indicator. If an indicator stays red, the INPUT GAIN
control is set too high. This provides optimum signal to noise, dynamic range and MIX LEVEL control consistency.
The BOOTH may select CUE or MASTER as its source. CUE allows monitoring Inputs in the booth without headphones.
The XP 2016 switch engages the optional XP 2016 processor. If the XP 2016 is not connected, the switch has no
effect. See page Manual-7 for XP 2016 features.
The EFFECTS LOOP switch switches the Loop in (up) or out (down). If nothing is connected to the EFFECTS
LOOP RETURN, the switch has no effect.
The MASTER MONO/STEREO switch influences both BOOTH and HOUSE OUTPUTS. It does not affect the
EFFECTS LOOP or TAPE OUTPUTS.
Two TAPE OUTPUTS are provided. One is PRE-EFFECTS Loop and one is POST-EFFECTS Loop. The POSTEFFECTS Loop Tape Output has a LEVEL control and may be used as a pre-tone control AUX Output.
The MP 2016 uses high performance tone control circuits that isolate the signal into three bands. The level of each
band is independently controlled, and then recombined. This topology provides full “kill” for TREBLE, MID and BASS.
The MASTER SIG/OL indicator monitors the master mix before and after the tone controls. This indicator should
light green most of the time. It is OK for it to flash red on occasion. This provides optimum signal-to-noise and dynamic
range. HOUSE and BOOTH level controls do not affect the MASTER SIG/OL indicator.
The HOUSE OUTPUT has both BALANCED and UNBALANCED Outputs. Always use the BALANCED Outputs
for longer cable runs (typically greater than 10 feet, or 3 meters).
Headphone cueing allows monitoring MASTER or CUE SOURCE. If MIX LEVEL controls are operated at less than
“7”, be sure to turn the PHONES LEVEL down before selecting CUE SOURCE as it may be much louder than the
Master Mix. The Headphone Output is low-impedance high-current, so do not short the tip and ring together or to ground.
Never connect anything except an approved Rane power supply to the red thing that looks like a telephone jack on the
rear of the unit. This is an AC input and requires special attention if you do not have a power supply exactly like the one
originally packed with your unit. See the full explanation of the power supply requirements elsewhere in this manual.
WEAR PART
The MP 2016 contains no wear parts. The XP 2016 contains the following wear part subject to the ninety (90) day warranty
period described on page Service-1: (1) Active Crossover Assembly F 60.
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MP 2016 FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
INPUT SELECTORS 1-4
Each six-position Input Selector chooses a dedicated
PHONO/LINE preamplifier, or one of five stereo AUX
Inputs as its Input Channel source. (PHONO/LINE switches
are located on the rear panel).
INPUT SELECTORS 5-6
Each six-position Input Selector chooses a dedicated
mono MIC Input, or one of five stereo AUX Inputs as its
Input Channel source. (MIC GAIN trim, MIC/LINE switch
and MIC tone controls are located on the rear panel).
MIC ENGAGE
MIC 1 and MIC 2 ENGAGE switches allow switching a
mic on (up) or off (down). MIC Input must be selected and
MIC ENGAGE on to activate a MIC Input. When a mic is not
in use, be sure to switch MIC ENGAGE off. The MIC
ENGAGE switches also activate the Booth Ducker. This
attenuates the Booth Output -12 dB whenever a MIC ENGAGE switch is on, even if MIC Input is not selected
(internal jumpers allow disabling the Booth Ducker—see
Mic/Line Inputs on page Manual-6).
INPUT GAIN
INPUT GAIN controls allow the user to match input
levels. Adjust these controls to make the SIG/OL indicator
flash green. If the indicators turn red, reduce the INPUT
GAIN. Adjusting the INPUT LEVEL controls correctly
maximizes dynamic range and provides consistent MIX
LEVEL response.
Input SIG/OL
These dual color indicators provide help in setting correct
input levels. A flashing green indication is optimal. The red
indicator should remain off during normal operation.
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MIX LEVEL
These studio-grade controls determine the Master MIX
LEVEL. For optimum performance, set the INPUT GAIN
controls as indicated above, and then operate MIX LEVELS
between “7” and “10” for full mix. Use the HOUSE and
BOOTH LEVEL controls to set the output levels. Always set
the MIX LEVEL controls to minimum when not in use.
MASTER HOUSE Level
This studio-grade control sets the HOUSE Output level.
MASTER SIG/OL indicator
This dual color indicator helps set correct MASTER mix
levels. A flashing or steady green indication is optimal. The
red indicator may flash only briefly on rare occasion...regular
flashing or steady-on means that distortion is imminent and
Levels need reducing.
MASTER BOOTH Level
This studio-grade control sets the BOOTH Output level.
BOOTH CUE/MASTER switch
The BOOTH CUE/MASTER switch selects MASTER
mix or CUE selection as its source. This allows CUE monitoring in the BOOTH without headphones.
PHONES SOURCE selector
The PHONES SOURCE selector determines the CUE
source to be monitored by the headphones (or the BOOTH if
CUE is selected as its source).
PHONES CUE/MASTER switch
The PHONES CUE/MASTER switch determines if the
MASTER or CUE selection is monitored by the headphones.
This switch does not affect the BOOTH source.
PHONES LEVEL
This studio-grade control determines the headphone
output level. If you are mixing with the MIX LEVEL controls
below “7”, be sure to turn the PHONES LEVEL down before
selecting CUE source as it may be much louder than the
Master Mix.
PHONES jack
Plug your headphones in here. The headphone output is
very low impedance and high current so do not short tip and
ring together or tie to ground, as is common with many lowcost mono cups. Use resistors of 300 to 600 ohms in series
with each output for mono applications, although this
significantly reduces output power.
XP 2016 switch
This engages the optional XP 2016 external processor. If
the XP 2016 is not connected, the switch does nothing. If an
XP 2016 is connected and the switch is on (up), it routes the
MIX LEVEL Outputs to the XP 2016 and returns a stereo
MASTER signal to the MP 2016.
EFFECTS LOOP switch
This engages the EFFECTS LOOP when up. If nothing is
connected to the EFFECTS LOOP RETURN, the switch has
no effect.
MONO/STEREO switch
This sets the MASTER mix signal to MONO or STEREO
operation. It effects both BOOTH and HOUSE Outputs.
TREBLE tone control
Allows adjusting the amplitude of frequencies above
4 kHz from +10 dB to OFF (full kill).
MID tone control
Allows adjusting the amplitude of frequencies between
300 Hz and 4 kHz from +10 dB to OFF (full kill).
BASS tone control
Allows adjusting the amplitude of frequencies below
300 Hz from +10 dB to OFF (full kill).
PWR indicator
This yellow indicator lights whenever AC power is
connected to the unit.
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REAR PANEL INPUTS & OUTPUTS
MIC 1, MIC 2 XLR jacks
The MIC 1 Input provides a dedicated balanced preamplifier for Input Channel 5, while MIC 2 provides the preamplifier for Input Channels 6. Each may operate in MIC or LINE
mode. Each of these preamplifiers features GAIN trim with
BASS and TREBLE tone controls.
MIC/LINE switches
These select MIC or LINE mode for the MIC Inputs. In
MIC mode, the gain range is 20 to 50 dB. In LINE mode, the
gain range is 0 to 30 dB. In addition to setting the proper gain
range for MIC or LINE level Inputs, these switches also
select the proper Input impedance.
INPUTS 1-4 RCA jacks
INPUTS 1-4 provide dedicated preamplifiers for Input
Channels 1-4 respectively. Each may operate in RIAA
PHONO or LINE mode.
PHONO/LINE switches
These switches set Input Channel preamplifiers 1-4 for
PHONO or LINE mode. Make certain these switches are set
correctly for your source.
PHONO GROUND
These lugs are provided to connect ground wires from
turntables. When using a turntable, proper grounding is
essential.
MIC GAIN trim
These controls adjust the preamplifier for optimum
dynamic range. Each has a range of 30 dB, allowing a wide
range of sources to be used. To properly set this control, set
the associated front panel INPUT GAIN to “10”, turn the
MIC ENGAGE switch on and adjust the MIC GAIN so that
the input SIG/OL indicator flashes red only during very loud
peaks. The front panel INPUT GAIN control can then be
adjusted as required according to the instruction outlined
above under INPUT GAIN control.
MIC TREBLE and BASS controls
Separate TREBLE and BASS tone controls are provided
for each MIC preamplifier. These allow adjustment of the
tonal response of each Mic or Line source at the MIC Inputs.
If you add a significant amount of boost, you may need to
readjust the rear panel GAIN trims as outlined before.
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IMPORTANT NOTE
CHASSIS GROUNDING
If after hooking up your system it exhibits excessive
hum or buzzing, there is an incompatibility in the grounding configuration between units somewhere.
If your equipment is in a rack, verify that all chassis
are tied to a good earth ground, either through the line
cord grounding pin or the rack screws to another
grounded chassis.
This unit’s outboard power supply does not ground
the chassis through the line cord. Make sure that the unit
is grounded either to another chassis which is earth
grounded, or directly to the grounding screw on an AC
outlet cover by means of a wire connected to a screw on
the chassis with a star washer to guarantee proper contact.
Please refer to RaneNote “Sound System Interconnection” (supplied with this manual and available on request
at no charge separately) for further information on system
grounding.
EFFECTS LOOP SEND ¼" jacks
SEND Outputs are unbalanced standard ¼" tip-sleeve
jacks. They provide a line level Output for external signal
processing or effects units. If effects are not being used, these
outputs may be used as Auxiliary Outputs.
EFFECTS LOOP RETURN ¼" jacks
RETURN Inputs are unbalanced standard ¼" tip-sleeve
jacks. They provide the Input from external signal processing
or effects units. Switching jacks are used so there is no loss of
signal if the front panel EFFECTS LOOP switch is active
with no effects connected. RETURN Inputs are not appropriate for Auxiliary Inputs as this signal is only selected when
the front panel EFFECTS LOOP switch is active, at which
time Master signal is derived only by the signal present at the
RETURN Inputs, the mix signals are disconnected.
BOOTH OUTPUT RCA jacks
The unbalanced stereo BOOTH OUTPUT is normally
used for booth monitoring. As previously outlined, very
flexible source selection is provided as well as MIC ducking.
Remember, the BOOTH OUTPUT is attenuated by 12 dB
whenever one of the front panel MIC ENGAGE switches is
active (unless ducking has been defeated with the internal
jumper. See Mic/Line Inputs on page Manual-6).
HOUSE OUTPUT jacks
Both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) jacks are
provided. For long runs, we highly recommend using the
BALANCED outputs. The UNBALANCED outputs are
intended for short runs of less than 10 feet (3 meters). Both
may be used simultaneously if required.
AUX INPUTS 1-5 RCA jacks
These five stereo AUX Inputs are unbalanced, line level
Inputs available for selection on all six Input Channels.
XP 2016 EXTERNAL PROCESSOR
The XP 2016 port provides the required socket for
connecting the XP 2016 ribbon cable (supplied with the
optional XP 2016). If an XP 2016 is not connected, the front
panel XP 2016 engage switch has no effect. If ribbons longer
than that supplied with the XP 2016 are used, crosstalk may
increase and immunity to RF, magnetic and conducted
interference may be compromised. Don’t do it.
TAPE OUTPUT – PRE-EFFECTS RCA jacks
This unbalanced line-level Output is located before the
EFFECTS LOOP and tone controls for recording the Master
Mix. MIC Inputs are mixed as any other source and will be
present at both TAPE OUTPUTS.
TAPE OUTPUT – POST-EFFECTS RCA jacks
This unbalanced line-level Output is located after the
EFFECTS LOOP and before the tone controls. This may be
used as an Auxiliary Output. For this application, as well as
for more flexibility when recording, a LEVEL control has
been provided as described below.
TAPE OUTPUT – POST-EFFECTS LEVEL control
This adjusts the POST-EFFECTS TAPE OUTPUT from
unity gain to off, allowing optimum sensitivity adjustment for
recording or for an Auxiliary Output.
POWER jack
The power jack receives the cable from the RS 1 power
supply shipped with the unit. The chassis ground screw
located just above the jack is intended for earth grounding the
chassis. (see Chassis Grounding note.)
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OPERATION
RIAA PHONO/LINE INPUTS
Input Channels 1 through 4 each have a dedicated
preamplifier. A switch on the rear panel allows setting these
preamps for PHONO or LINE level signals. Make sure you
have the switch in the correct position for your application.
The source selectors for Input Channels 1 through 4 may
select the dedicated PHONO/LINE preamplifier or one of the
five stereo AUX Inputs as the source.
With normal program material playing, set the INPUT
GAIN trim to a level that causes the SIG/OL indicator to
flash green. The SIG/OL indicator should not flash red. This
will ensure optimum signal to noise ratio and dynamic range.
If INPUT GAIN controls are set too high, you may not have
the required headroom for mixing multiple Inputs. If your
levels are set too low, signal-to-noise ratio is compromised.
In addition to optimizing noise and dynamic range,
properly setting the INPUT GAIN control allows the MIX
LEVEL control to operate predictably over its entire range.
The taper of the MIX LEVEL control is non-linear and will
have different attenuation verses rotation characteristics
depending on its position. As can be seen in Figure 1 below,
if you are mixing between 30% and 60% of rotation, the MIX
LEVEL control will behave much differently than if operated
between 65% and 95% of rotation.
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MIC/LINE INPUTS
Input Channels 5 and 6 each have dedicated preamplifiers. A switch on the rear panel allows setting these Inputs for
MIC or LINE level signals. Make sure you have the switch in
the correct position for your application. While these Inputs
are designed for use with dynamic microphones (no phantom
power) or wireless microphones with line level output, they
will accept just about any mono signal. While balanced
operation is highly recommended, these Inputs may be
operated unbalanced with sources that are close to the MP
2016 (less than 10 feet or 3 meters). The source selectors for
Input Channels 5 and 6 may select the dedicated MIC/LINE
preamplifier or one of the five stereo AUX inputs as its
source.
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Prior to permanent installation, adjust the preamplifier
GAIN, BASS and TREBLE controls (located on the rear
panel) for the intended source.
In addition to the MIC/LINE switch, each preamplifier has
a MIC GAIN control located on the rear panel. To properly
set the MIC GAIN control, set the INPUT GAIN control on
the front panel to “10.” This allows the INPUT GAIN SIG/
OL indicator to accurately indicate the signal level. Adjust the
MIC GAIN so that the red OL indicator just stays off during
high signal peaks (if a microphone is in use, yell into it). The
MIC GAIN control should only have to be set once for the
source in use. Use the front panel INPUT GAIN control for
trimming the gain after installation.
Next adjust MIC 1 and/or MIC 2 BASS and TREBLE
controls (on the rear panel) to give the desired tonal quality. If
you add a lot of BASS or TREBLE boost, you may want to
readjust the MIC GAIN control to avoid possible overloading.
Note that MIC 1 and MIC 2 each have an ENGAGE
switch to the right of the Input Selector. For a mic signal to be
active, the selector must be set to MIC and the MIC ENGAGE switch set to ENGAGE (up).
When either of the ENGAGE switches is set to the
ENGAGE position, the BOOTH OUTPUT is ducked (attenuated) by 12 dB (about ¼th ). If you do not want the BOOTH
OUTPUT to duck when a MIC source is engaged, then you
can remove the top cover and set the internal jumper accordingly. There is an independent Ducker select jumper for MIC
1 and MIC 2.
It sounds like a lot of trouble to set the input stages up
correctly, however, you will be amazed at how much better
your performance sounds.
MIX LEVEL
With the Input stages properly adjusted, you are free to
use the MIX LEVEL control for mixing. For most applications, Channels will be mixed at about 70% to 100% rotation.
BOOTH and HOUSE level controls are then used to set the
output volume. The MASTER SIG/OL indicator displays the
signal level of the mix. The GREEN SIG indicator should
flash or remain on. The RED OL indicator should remain off
(it may flash occasionally). To correct an overload condition,
one or more of the MIX LEVEL controls must be turned
down. The MASTER SIG/OL indicator monitors the signal
before and after the tone control, so if you use a lot of boost,
remember to monitor this indicator.
TONE CONTROLS
The MP 2016 uses high performance tone control circuits
that isolate the signal into three bands. The level of each band
is independently controlled, and then recombined. This
topology provides full “kill” for TREBLE, MID and BASS. If
all three bands are set to the same level, there will be no
change in frequency response, only amplitude. It is the
difference in settings that determines the tonal quality of the
signal. These advanced tone controls provide excellent
dynamic response with fixed phase shift. Control is smooth
and predictable. The tone controls can isolate beats, vocals
and “high-hat,” as well as adjust general tonal quality.
Remember that the dedicated Mic tone controls (on the rear
panel) are used to equalize the Microphone Inputs.
OPTIONAL XP 2016 EXTERNAL PROCESSOR
Combining the optional XP 2016 EXTERNAL PROCESSOR with the MP 2016 adds three-band, full-cut, Accelerated-Slope™ tone controls and A-POST-B Crossfader Assign
switches for each of the six Input Channels, high-performance Active-Crossfader™, with full-range Contour control
and a stereo 10-segment peak dBu Master/Cue Meter with
peak hold. With these added features, the system accommodates the diverse needs of virtually all DJ mixing styles.
The post MIX LEVEL signals from the MP 2016 are
routed to the XP 2016, processed by the tone controls, then
assigned to the A side of the fader, B side of the fader or post
fader. The mixed signal is returned to the MP 2016. If the
XP 2016 engage switch is active, the MASTER signal gets
the XP 2016 mix. If the XP 2016 engage switch is not active,
the MASTER signal gets the normal MP 2016 mix.
CHANNEL 1-6 TREBLE
Allows adjusting the amplitude of frequencies above 4
kHz from +10 dB to OFF (full kill).
CROSSFADER CONTOUR
This control allows adjusting the “shape” of the
Crossfader response from a gentle curve for smooth, long
running fades, to the steep pitch required for top performance
cut and scratch effects. (See the graph in the Data Sheet.)
PEAK PROGRAM/CUE METER
The stereo 10-segment Meter on the XP 2016 monitors
the same signal as the headphones. If MASTER is selected as
the source, the Meter will indicated the MASTER signal level
before the HOUSE and BOOTH level controls. If CUE is
selected as the source, the meter will indicate the level of the
selected CUE signal.
PWR indicator
This yellow indicator lights whenever AC power is
connected to the unit.
CHANNEL 1-6 MID
Allows adjusting the amplitude of frequencies between
300 Hz and 4 kHz from +10 dB to OFF (full kill).
CHANNEL 1-6 BASS
Allows adjusting the amplitude of frequencies below 300
Hz from +10 dB to OFF (full kill).
CHANNEL 1-6 A/POST/B assign
These switches assign each of the six input channels to the
A side of the Crossfader, B side of the Crossfader or POST
Crossfader
CROSSFADER
This implements using Ranes’ proprietary Active
Crossfader™ design. All audio is isolated from the control
element, greatly extending the life and performance of the
control. See page Manual-8 for cleaning and replacement
instructions.
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MP 2016 I/O port
This is the required socket to connect the XP 2016 to the
MP 2016, using the ribbon cable supplied with the XP 2016.
If a ribbon longer that that supplied with the XP 2016 is used,
crosstalk may increase, and immunity to RF, magnetic and
conducted interference may be compromised. So don’t do it!
POWER
This power jack receives the cable from the RS 1 power
supply shipped with the unit. The chassis ground screw
located just above the jack is intended for earth grounding the
chassis (see Chassis Grounding note on page Manual-4).
XP 2016 Ribbon Connections: (PIN 1 marked Ñ)
1) GND
2) GND
3) MIX RIGHT OUT
4) MIX LEFT OUT
5) GND
6) METER LEFT IN
7) METER RIGHT IN
8) GND
9) CH 6R IN
10) CH 6L IN
11) GND
12) CH 5R IN
13) CH 5L IN
14) GND
15) CH 4R IN
16) CH 4L IN
17) GND
18) CH 3R IN
19) CH 3L IN
20) GND
21) CH 2R IN
22) CH 2L IN
23) XP 2016 ENABLE (GND)
24) CH 1R IN
25) CH 1L IN
26) GND
Fader Cleaning
With heavy use in harsh environments, the faders may
need lubrication. This treatment extends longevity and can
make used faders as good as new. The fader assembly must
be removed from the MP 24z for proper cleaning. We
recommend any of the following cleaning solutions:
Caig Cailube MCL 100% spray lubricant
Caig Cailube MCL 5% spray cleaner
CRC 2-26
Order CaiLube MCL® from:
CAIG Laboratories, Inc.
12200 Thatcher Ct.
Poway, CA 92064
Phone 619-486-8388
Fax 619-486-8398
Web http://www.caig.com
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
A. Fader assembly removal
1. Remove (2) 3mm screws.
2. Draw fader assembly out through hole.
3. Remove ribbon cable.
B. Fader cleaning
1. Hold the fader assembly away from the mixer.
2. Position the fader at mid-travel.
3. Spray cleaner/lubricant into both ends of the fader.
4. Move the fader over its full travel back and forth a few
times.
5. Shake excess fluid from the fader assembly.
6. Wipe off excess fluid.
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