“Oh, my aching back!” and “Dang, I’m outta rack space!” are the battle cries of road warriors everywhere. The MP 2S Mobile Mixer is designed specifically for the on-the-go discriminating DJ. The MP 2S is compact in size and refreshingly lightweight. Don’t let its petite appearance fool you. This mixer may be skinny in stature, but it’s fat on features and function. The MP 2S is easy on your back and easy on your wallet!
The MP 2S is packed with all the necessary features for a great performance and perfect mix. Each Program bus selects any of the four stereo Inputs. Any Input can appear on either side of the Crossfader! You have two selectable phono/line Inputs and two stereo line Inputs for each of the two Program buses. Each Program bus has its own Bass and Treble tone controls.
Identical to bigger Rane mixers, the crossfader is a long lasting, noise-free 60 mm Active Crossfader™.
The MP 2S includes many additional important features. Cue Engage on each bus, Headphone slide fader that pans Cue to Master and a powerful low-noise Headphone Amp with Level control, of course. You also get a balanced Main Mic input with full-range fader control. Outputs include a Tape Out with Pre/Post Mic sum, a balanced Auxiliary Output with Level control for booth monitoring or feeding an additional zone and a balanced house feed.
When I use the 1/4" balanced outputs, no signal comes out, but the RCA jacks work fine. Why?
Typically this is caused by incorrect adapters being used. There is a 1/4" to RCA adapter available which looks balanced at the 1/4" end, but it's not. There is no such thing as a balanced 1/4" to RCA adapter. Those which have two insulators (look for two black stripes) and resemble a common stereo headphone plug are just that: a stereo plug. It's not balanced and won't work in the 1/4" output jacks. The correct adapter is an unbalanced (i.e. "mono") 1/4" plug to RCA jack. This is not the best way to hookup the mixer, but usually can be done without damage. If no adapter is being used, check the wiring at the other end. A balanced 1/4" cable should connect to an XLR plug as follows: Tip = Pin 2, Ring = Pin 3 and Sleeve = Pin 1. Connect all three wires and do not short any of them together at either end.
When I use a single cup headphone the sound is distorted. What's wrong?
Single cup headphones are bad because they mono the left and right, which can distort or damage the mixer's high-power headphone amplifier.
What crossfaders can I install in my unit?
There are a few exceptions, but for the most part only one type of crossfader can be installed in any Rane mixer. Click here to see what the part numbers are in the Crossfader Replacement Chart.
Should I use a cleaner on the slide controls?
Absolutely! We use very high quality (high cost) slide pots and like a fine race car, maintenance is critical. If you keep the pot clean and lubricated it will last many years. If you neglect them then try to restore them with a generic cleaner you will just have to replace them. Don't just use any "contact cleaner", see our Detailed Slide Pot Care Procedure.
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